Dear Editor, Christy Clark announced that a new bridge will replace the George Massey Tunnel. Premier Clark said, "Congestion at the tunnel is frustrating for families and stalling the economy. A new bridge will improve travel times for transit, commuters and commercial users, and open the corridor up to future rapid transit options."
Time and time again, Ms. Clark has announced mega-projects, many P3, guaranteeing long-term profit.
Sadly, while money can be found for bridges and making a four-lane highway to Prince George, the provincial government is ordering TansLink to cinch its belt.
HandyDART, which provides a vital link to society for seniors and disabled people, has had its service hours cut by TransLink, and that money given to taxis.
Christy Clark claims to understand the frustration of families when it comes to commuting by cars, but is blind to the frustration of thousands of HandyDART users and their families refused rides and forced into taxis. In desperation, TransLink is trying to stem a tsunami with a band aid.
It costs less to care for healthy people. HandyDART is an integral part of keeping people healthy.
Safe public transportation for all is not a burden, it is a savings. Taxpayers do not object to their money spent wisely.
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