$14 billion earmarked for BC transit
Rob Peters | January 14, 2008 at 09:26 amby
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UPDATE: The new transit budget was just announced. Lots of money.
What do people think? This is being touted as the biggest infrastructure project in BC's history. Rant or rave in a comment below.
VANCOUVER - Premier Gordon Campbell has announced a $14 billion new transit plan for B.C.
The plan will double the number of buses throughout the province by 2020, and will bring two new rapid transit lines -- the Evergreen Line, a line to the University of British Columbia - as well as upgrades to the existing Expo Line.
The Evergreen line is expected to cost about $1.4 billion and could be finished as early as 2012.
The UBC line will cost about $2.8 billion, and will be finished around 2020, Campbell said.
On the Expo line, Campbell said his government is proposing significant upgrades to the Expo Line so it can accommodate more capacity.