Hard truths about transit: how do they apply in Metro Vancouver?

What are the hard truths about transit? It turns out many of the arguments now roiling the political waters in the Greater Toronto Area have their parallels here, as this useful infographic on the myths and realities of transit illustrates.

Among the realities: long-term operating and maintenance costs are higher than initial capital costs “and must be considered before deciding to build.”

The infographic is part of the materials produced by the Transit Investment Advisory Panel created last month by the Government of Ontario to review transit needs in southern Ontario.