Editor, The News:
We are witnessing the biggest strategic error B.C. has ever made. The fast ferries and the B.C. Place roof each cost about $500 million, but the people of B.C. will end up spending $3.5 billion for the Port Mann Bridge and associated roadworks.
There are always deniers, but most people realize that the world is at or near peak oil and we will be struggling with supplying, not to mention the environmental issues over the extracting and burning of the finite resource.
The solutions to alleviate traffic congestion are simple: buy efficient rapid transit and rail enhancements; or add lanes to facilitate the use of inefficient private vehicles to go everywhere all the time for everything.
These issues will not directly affect my generation, but future generations will not have the quick and effective rapid transit system that regions that have bought into long-term solutions will enjoy.