Mike Harcourt and the Massey Tunnel-“Let’s Get Moving”

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Michael Harcourt was Mayor of Vancouver for six years and Premier of this province for five years. In the Vancouver Sun editorial section Mike  presents the case about why replacing the Massey Tunnel with a bridge is not only unsustainable but a $4.7 BILLION dollar, not a  $3.5 billion dollar bridge when the bill comes in.

Mike notes that “According to an Oxford University study, bridges internationally over the last 50 years have averaged a 35-per-cent cost overrun. Look at our recent massive cost overruns and ongoing subsidies for the Port Mann Bridge” .  But just like the Port Mann bridge, the Province is  “proceeding unilaterally, without proper consultation with the mayors. The overarching problem with the stand-alone, unilaterally imposed Massey Bridge is that it is not part of a longer-term vision and transportation plan for Metro Vancouver. We have 2.5 million people now, with two million more…

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