BC Election – Neither Liberals or NDP understand tolls

It’s been a long time since my last post, but recent transportation news is too big to ignore. Both the major political parties have announced their stances on tolls.

On the same day the Liberals announced they would cap tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges at $500 a year starting Jan. 1, 2018 — a move that could cut a motorist’s driving costs by up to $1,000 a year — NDP leader John Horgan stole the Liberals’ thunder by promising to get rid of tolls for both bridges altogether if elected.

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A week of Road Pricing news

I’ve noticed that the Vancouver Sun has been featuring a lot of articles on Road Pricing in Metro Vancouver this week.  There’s been at least 6 articles in the past 4 days.  It’s a big topic with the impending Massey Tunnel replacement and need to replace the Patullo Bridge at the forefront of the Minister of Transportation’s agenda. Also, the features are meant to coincide … Continue reading A week of Road Pricing news

TransLink plans – expand, maintain, or cut services

The Tri-City News – TransLink plan leaves room for province to sign on, charge new tolls. This is probably the best piece of news that summarizes the current situation that TransLink finds themselves in and the options they are considering.  So instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll link to the article.  Jeff Nagel does pretty good writing for one of our local papers. There’s also … Continue reading TransLink plans – expand, maintain, or cut services

Local News | Sound Transit to vote on mileage-based light-rail fares | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Sound Transit to vote on mileage-based light-rail fares | Seattle Times Newspaper. Our friends in Seattle look like they will adopt a mileage-based fare system rather than a zone system.  I know TransLink is looking into possibly implementing a similar system here.  There has been talk at different levels of government about it.  However, nothing has truly come to fruition. I know … Continue reading Local News | Sound Transit to vote on mileage-based light-rail fares | Seattle Times Newspaper

Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea | Video on TED.com

Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea | Video on TED.com. I hadn’t visit TED.com for a while, but I’ve had two colleagues talk about two different talks on TED.  So I thought it was time to swing by that part of my bookmark list again and take a gander. I wish the talks were more recent, but I guess the conference has … Continue reading Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea | Video on TED.com