Port Mann Bridge

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any real purpose. To be sure, some were tossed a chi...
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The Reckless Rush to Sign the Port Mann Bridge Deal

You would think Ben Franklin was working in public procurement when he coined the phrase "take time for all things: great haste makes great waste." It's one possible explanation for why the Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 improvement project more than doubled in price from its original estimate of $1.5 billion to $3.2 billion.
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Bridge Tolls To Stay

VANCOUVER - Traffic has dropped substantially on the Port Mann bridge near Vancouver since tolls were introduced, British Columbia's transportation minister announced Friday.There are 5,000 to 6,000 f...
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Vancouver is Pricey and it's About to Get a Whole Lot Pricier

A billion here, a billion there, it adds up. That's the problem with shopping lists. The municipalities that make up Metro Vancouver are facing the same predicament as they try to choose between the bare necessities, luxuries and how you're going to pay for it all. While some of these projects may be sold to the public as "self-supported" that's just political-speak for "you're still picking up the tab." Whether it's through tolls or tipping fees, they're just euphemisms for picking your pocket.
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Another Bitter Year Brewing For B.C. Taxpayers

Once the champagne is drunk, the noisemakers go silent, the balloons pop and the New Year's kisses end, 2013 will bring one nasty hangover for cash-strapped B.C. taxpayers. Taxes, fees and levies from all levels of government are set to go up, leaving even less of your hard-earned money in your pocket.
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Port Mann's Rush Hour Test

The new Port Mann Bridge was tested during its first rush hour this morning as drivers on both sides of the Fraser River crossed the newly-opened bridge on their way to work. The trip appeared to be...
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Port Mann Bridge Opening Date

VANCOUVER - Years of traffic mayhem and gridlock caused by construction should ease on Highway One east of Vancouver on Dec. 1.The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says eight lanes of the...

Bait And Switch Toll Reduction Won't Help B.C. Liberals

The question is, will a reduction in tolls make any difference at all to hardened voters weary of the endless stream of politicking from Christy Clark, the second most unpopular premier in Canada? I don't think so. The Liberals are using the old bait and switch trick, one they've perfected over the last 10 years. Sure we get a discount at first, but eventually we're all going to be paying -- for the rest of our lives.