By Boris Mann on May 10, 2004 - 1:22pm
I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself when I woke up to the news that the controversial white elephant to be called the RAV light rail line between the Vancouver airport, Richmond and Vancouver [was cancelled]. Could I be hearing what I thought I was hearing? The project was being scrapped due to insufficient funding? Remarkable. The dreamy optimism that so often covers big-ticket public works projects usually clouds over funding shortfalls with that so-Canadian belief that “something will happen” or “someone will step in” to make up the difference. Someone and something, of course, would have to be the provincial or federal government.
holycola.net: Next stop: fiscal sanity for the Vancouver RAV line?
Having just come back to Vancouver, I have to get myself up to speed with all these issues. The Arbutus corridor rejection, after my friend Evan patiently explained the complete lack of density, now makes sense.
But don't we need a non-car way to move people around? Aren't the B-Line buses already really crowded? Enlighten me, please.
My suggestion: floating air cars. Where's George Lucas when you need him?