Thinking about the CTF release below, and concluding …
Jordan Bateman and the CTF strategy assumes we will accept second-rate transportation. That’s all we should be prepared to pay for – a second-rate transit system for Metro Vancouver. If it means raising taxes, this region doesn’t deserve any better.
UPDATE: Remember, if the referendum fails, things do not stay as there are. Because of declining gas-tax revenues and population growth, the transit system will decline as service is cut or not expanded to serve rising demand. Indeed, by 2020 we would be back to about a 2003 level of service. I think that would meet anyone’s definition of second rate.