1982 on building SkyTrain (aka ALRT)

VIA Architecture: The case to abort LRT, October 21 1982.

Old Province article on ALRT (now SkyTrain)

What a great post about the problems that the GVRD faced when SkyTrain was first planned and built.  Somebody at VIA Architecture dug up this beauty of an article.

Huge parallels between then and now.  The lack of provincial government funding is present yesterday as it is today.  Even though they were the ones who decreed what the technology would be, they aren’t willing to put their money behind their choices.

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  To which wise person can I credit that saying?

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