8 Billion dollar rail Van to Abby/Whack
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Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province
All Abbotsford’s mayor wants from the provincial government is up to $8 billion for transportation in the Fraser Valley.
That sum sounds like a lot of money because, again, it’s $8 billion. But Mayor Henry Braun told council Monday that he thinks a rapid transit link to Abbotsford is (relatively) affordable and can be done if the province is as ambitious as a pair of legendary British Columbia politicians.
“WAC Bennett and Phil Gaglardi were some people who made some bold moves. I think the present provincial government needs to make some bold moves and one of them would be commuter rail,” Braun said after a council discussion on feedback that Abbotsford will send to TransLink as that body shapes its plans for the next 30 years.