A free transportation system is one of the most important elements of modern human society.
However, it's only now, with the election on the horizon, that the BC Liberal Party is paying attention to the Massey Tunnel issue.
Premier Christy Clark had announced that there would be no major improvement being done to the Massey Tunnel for the next 10 years.
However, the government is now gathering public opinions about this issue.
The Massey Tunnel was built in 1959, which is 54 years ago, and everyone knows it is not able to cope with the modern traffic situation in the area.
The Massey Tunnel is the only access to the southern part of Richmond and also the major route connecting to the U.S. border.
There is an immediate need to improve it.
Before going into the study of the design of this crossing, there are a few points I would like to bring out.
First of all, I do not want to see that the BC Liberal Government is going to use this tunnel as another means of collecting taxes, just like the Port Mann Bridge.
As we all know, it is recently disclosed that the traffic volume of the Port Mann Bridge is not up to expectation and the government is liable to use our tax payers' money to pay for the difference.
As a Richmond resident, I do not want this to happen again.
Secondly, I think we need to do some immediate improvement to the tunnel.
For the past 10 years, our three MLAs of Richmond have never touched upon this point.
But I wonder whether our MLAs know the Massey Tunnel is the only tunnel in the world that does not have any radio reception?
As we all know, Richmond is located in an area subjected to high risk of natural disasters.
What if something happened? People inside the tunnel would have no connection to the outside world?
Here, I would like to call upon all residents of Richmond and B.C. that we come together and do something ourselves, rather than waiting for the politicians to do something.
I am now proposing that we should install, at least, a radio transmitting antenna inside the Massey Tunnel.
With this radio antenna, people will be able to get connected to the outside world.
Please contact me, or my fellow workers, at support@ garylaw.ca.
With your contribution, I believe we will be able to make Richmond a better place to live.
Gary Law Richmond Centre, Independent Candidate