Vancouver—Without quick action from the federal and provincial governments, transit service across the entire Metro Vancouver region will suffer as a result of voters’ rejection of the Mayors’ Council plan.
“Pressure is growing on our transportation and transit system,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor’s Western Director. “Doing nothing is not an option for Premier Christy Clark and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”
Unifor stressed that solutions must be found. Without new funding, Metro Vancouver’s transportation infrastructure is not capable of handling the additional million residents expected over the next 30 years.
“Unifor is committed to working with our coalition partners to find workable solutions for Metro Vancouver’s looming transportation crisis, but that can’t be done with a premier who has been invisible on this issue,” said Warnock. “This region’s well-being depends on effective and affordable transit and transportation.”