Metro Vancouver’s Mayors’ Council is trying to make it easy for voters to understand congestion problems facing the region – and where the provincial parties sit on the council’s solutions – before they hit the polls.
Executive Director Mike Buda says a chart with each party’s stance on the council’s five main transportation projects is now on their new cure congestion website.
“The commitments that all parties have made are very significant and they’re going to go a long way to advance the vision, but we thought it was important for voters to understand exactly where each party stood on all aspects of our clear congestion platform.”
Buda says the council asked each party the same questions, to gauge their stances on their main projects.
“It was up to each party to decide how far it wanted to go to responding to the needs and priorities of the Mayor’s council and its ten year-vision.”
So far only the NDP has committed support to all Mayor’s Council projects.
In early April the council announced its 10-year transportation plan, which includes funding projects like the Surrey LRT and a Patullo Bridge replacement.
All those projects aim to ease transit overcrowding and reduce the number of cars on the road.