The prime minister is making the rounds, pledging money for various public transportation projects.
More than 56 per cent of the nearly $100 billion is for so-called “green” and “social” infrastructure.
Ottawa’s so-called infrastructure spending plan includes $77 million to develop regulations for driverless cars and unmanned air vehicles.
Traffic congestion isn’t just a nuisance or environmental hazard—it’s also a significant economic harm.
Premier Notley recently commissioned a report on infrastructure financing by former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge.
The current transit plebiscite, conducted by mail-in ballot across Metro Vancouver, asks whether residents are willing to support a 0.5 percentage point increase to the Provincial Sales Tax, which would generate an extra $250 million to help fund $7.5 billion worth of transportation projects tabled by the Mayors’ Council.
This spring’s mail-in plebiscite will essentially ask Metro Vancouver voters if they’re willing to pay $250 million more in sales taxes each year to fund the $7.5 billion expanded transit system proposed by a council of the region’s mayors.