What we need is a more affordable transit option now than a $3 billion subway system at $250 per km (E. Murphy, Vancouver Courier, 3-Apr-2013)

Transit options - Skytrain, Streetcar or Trolley bus
By Elizabeth Murphy, Contributing writer to The Vancouver Courier

Excerpt: TransLink recently released its Phase 2 study report on the three proposed shortlisted options for the Broadway-UBC corridor. Vancouver had already announced the subway option as preferred before engaging the affected communities on the three recent TransLink study options.

The city instead worked with UBC on a $100,000 consultants report to justify only the subway option. Then Vision Vancouver sponsored a meeting March 10 in Kitsilano with Mayor Gregor Robertson and Geoff Meggs promoting the subway as if it is the only option and quoting the consultant’s report to justify it.

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