Monday, July 07, 2008
With gas prices hovering at an all-time high and the B.C. carbon tax in full swing, more and more Lower Mainland drivers are looking to get rid of their car keys in favour of a transit pass.
But there’s just one catch: For many folks, public transport doesn’t yet go where they need it to.
Others are being scared off by the sight of commuters being packed into SkyTrain cars and trolley buses like canned sardines.
It’s clear that demand for mass transit has never been greater, but capacity is being stretched like never before.
So, given current transit limitations, it’s always good to hear of plans for greater service. One such addition in the works is the downtown Vancouver streetcar. Continue reading