The Port Mann Bridge, the Massey Bridge and the French Connection

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If you go  through the Massey Tunnel, you’ve seen an increase in machinery and people wearing hard hats at that location. Students at Kwantlen Polytechnic have been following the progress, writing in  The Runner Mag. Braden Klassen notes that the bridge planned by the Province with no consultation “will be funded partially by user tolls and partnerships which have not yet been announced.”

As one of the B.C. Liberals’  chosen public-private partnerships, this new bridge will be operated similarly to Port Mann.  There the Transportation Investment Corporation (you know it as TReO, the group you pay tolls to on the Port Mann bridge) “operates and maintains the Port Mann, but the actual company responsible for tolling the bridge is called Trans Canada Flow. TC Flow is basically a small twig on the branch of a convoluted tree of French (France)  subsidiaries, the list of which reads like a genealogy…

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