Published in the The Province, February 20, 2019
The University of B.C.’s and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s endorsements of the proposed UBC SkyTrain extension are laudable and exciting. However, the line will need funding and the incorporation of lessons learned from the other rapid transit lines.
One of those lessons is adequate public consultation in the planning and implementation phases, and ensuring the public know the full scope of the costs and benefits of the proposed line.
UBC president Santa Ono has taken the first step on the road to funding the project. The challenge is to ensure funding is provided by TransLink and senior governments.
Peter Ladner, chair, Better Transit and Transportation Coalition