Re: "Truck traffic through tunnel could triple by 2030: Report," News Feb. 22.
I wish Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) would shrink instead of grow. Why aggressive expansion in British Columbia's most populated region?
Why does coal have to come through Vancouver? Why transport cargo destined for the U.S. and Eastern Canada through people's front yards and across valuable farm land?
B.C. has many possible transportation corridors, but there is only one Lower Mainland. For example, Prince Rupert has an abundance of space and is one-day closer to Asia.
PMV needs to be reined in and city council's stand applauded. PMV serves a corporate agenda. Just look at its board of directors.
It cannot be trusted on questions of land use and community planning. They aggressively buy ALR land, push for a new crossing of the south arm in East Richmond and will not stop until all of the Lower Mainland is paved.
As for the tunnel, there is no need to replace it, provided the Canada Line is extended along Shell Road to south of the tunnel.
Some think the Canada Line is running at capacity. No! It can be loaded with more trains.