North Shore Rapid-Transit Line To Vancouver One Step Closer To Reality

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North Shore Rapid-Transit Line

On Tuesday, a North Shore rapid-transit line connecting to Vancouver moved one step closer to reality.

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, announced $250,000 in funding to the City of North Vancouver to reduce traffic congestion on the North Shore.

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Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport was also on hand.

This funding will allow the city to analyze traffic congestion and recommend strategies to alleviate the problem.

Due to “major traffic congestion on the two bridges that connect the North Shore with the rest of the lower mainland”, North Shore businesses face a tough battle to advance any further.

One solution to this problem is rapid transit to the North Shore.

North Shore Rapid-Transit Line

Back in May, it was also announced that TransLink and municipal funding partners would study the technical feasibility of a potential rapid-transit crossing across the Burrard Inlet to the North Shore.

“Our government recognizes commuters on the North Shore are frustrated with congestion,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

With this funding announced today, the City of Vancouver will develop a business case for options such as rapid transit, which will be presented to TransLink as part of the 2050 Metro Vancouver Transportation Strategy.

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