To the editor,
Re: The time is right for investment in light rail line, Letters, Oct. 27.
I agree with this letter writer 100 per cent. I used to ride that train – it was the best way to get up and down the Island, period – and ever since it was cancelled, I have questioned what this government is thinking on transportation agendas. Millions are spent every year on our one and only highway and the disastrous road they call the Malahat. This all seems to be for naught.
There are little to no other options to travel the Island. This train had ridership. What it did not have is maintenance and government funding necessary to upgrade and stay operating. Look at population and demand, then to now. What part are they missing?
This is one of those things that once it is completely gone, everyone will question, why on Earth did we not invest in that train for Island transportation solutions?
G.W. Henderson, Nanaimo
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