Laura Baziuk | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation Minister Mary Polak has made it clear that she and Metro Vancouver mayors will not make any decisions on transit expansion before May's election.
Deadlines have sailed by after months and months of talks between Polak and the mayor's trying to agree on project priorities, as well as how to pay for them.
Some mayor's blame the minister for not accepting any ideas, and dithering on going forward.
Polak says the reason progress is slow is because the pubilc needs to be brought in first on such ideas as road tolls and vehicle levies.
"I think there's additional needed. I also think that judging from the public reaction to the proposals that there really is a need to further engage the public on these matters.
Polak has been saying that since the fall that mayors need to get their citizens on board hinting at property taxes as a way to pay for expansion which the mayors have staunchly opposed.