UBC students’ call for Broadway rapid transit comes with funding options

While Translink’s funding crisis deepens, ridership continues to climb on crowded routes like the the 99 B-Line, where 2,000 passengers a day may be passed up. That’s more than an entire day’s passenger load on many community routes.

No wonder UBC’s Alma Mater Society issued this call for a recommitment to investment on the Broadway Corridor, complete with funding options. While Victoria fights back a vehicle levy that is permitted under Translink legislation, commuters are continuing to shift to transit, so much so that gas tax revenues are in terminal decline.

That signals support for more investment in transit, not less.