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Ex-TransLink boss warned mobility pricing “several orders of magnitude more complex” than Compass boondoggle

Bob Mackin

TransLink is spending $2.31 million for a committee to explore spending hundreds of millions of dollars to tax motorists who drive in downtown Vancouver and cross the region’s bridges. 

So-called mobility pricing is how the Mayors’ Council wants to fund the regional share of the 10-year plan for roads, bridges and the Broadway subway and Surrey light rail. The latter two megaprojects will cost more than $4.6 billion combined, but the 2017 cost estimates are a tightly held TransLink secret, for fear of sparking sticker shock among taxpayers.

http://thebreaker.news/opinion/road-tax-tolls/

Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association is no longer committed to protecting businesses.

Council agenda preview (July 11-12): Meggs resignation letter, regulating short-term rentals, grant allocations. Plus UDP, Park Board, and more