This rail service on Vancouver Island has had since 1955 to get its act together and only succeeded in digging deeper into the taxpayer’s pockets.
Isn’t 50 some years enough to show that our population is not supporting this method of public transportation in a viable manner?
Now, with the support of our elected politicians, it is asking for some 30 more millions of tax dollars from our governments and 5.5 million more taxpayer dollars from ViaRail. And likely this is only a down payment of what’s to come next.
It would be interesting to see a realistic cost/benefit analysis.
How can such extravagance be justified in these tight economic times? There must be a confusion here over what is vital and what is discretionary.
Our elected officials have so far failed to provide any answers.