Ron, you don't need to tell me politicians are short sighted. The it's plain as day what the Liberals support. Massive, unrestrained highway expansion contrary to all the best practices. I suppose I'm an eternal optimistic and someone will have the balls to think beyond their own nose. It isn't radical or crazy, plenty of other places are doing it.
Actually the move from dense cities to suburban sprawl is common around the world and even the dense well connected with transit places like New York or Paris or London (which even has a green belt around it) have suburbs that form rings around them. People love their cars and not everyone wants to live in an apartment.
The liberals might be more pro highway expansion (since it stimulates the economy and makes their developer friends happy) than the NDP (who don't exactly hate it as it makes voters happy and creates union jobs) and less rapid transit expansion than the NDP. But the liberals still made a big push to ensure that the RAV line got built - in fact that's why translink got re-hauled in the first place - and are also supporters of the Evergreen line - it certainly makes them friends in the business community.
While the NDP was in power they were also responsible for building the Island highway, no country road itself.
About the only real difference is that the liberals will spend more on public infrastructure. You get more highways AND more transit projects out of them than you do with the NDP.
If you doubt me watch the massey tunnel turn into an election issue and then see who opposes it. The only difference is will the excess revenue go to tax cuts or to raises in the public sector.....