Here`s the deal, fresh off the airwaves, Drew Snider, Translink`s spokesman stated there are 24,000 crossings per day on the golden ears bridge, and he can`t understand why drivers still line up and wait to use the decrepit old Port Mann bridge.....Drew Snider goes onto say "Drivers are creatures of habit and Translink hasn`t done a good enough job in letting drivers know where the golden ears bridge is and how it can improve their commute" and Drew Snider goes onto say....." It`s just like the Albion ferry,most drivers are unaware there was a ferry"
Well my friends, The Golden ears bridge is a financial boondoggle,by July 2010 Translink will lose 1 million per month on that bridge,by 2011 that number rises to 2 $ million per month in losses, by 2014 the Golden ears bridge will cost Translink 4 $ million per month.
But, the one thing Drew Snider said was true...."People are creatures of habit" In fact I would hazard to guess the reason for people avoiding the golden ears for but one reason..People,drivers,families, workers can`t afford 200.00$ a month, 2400.00$ dollars per year on tolls.....That`s a lot of money, 2 weeks pay...3 weeks...a month of pay for some workers!
Hey,but what do I know, maybe Translink needs to leave a trail of bread crumbs or footprints to lead drivers to the lost bridge! (read why the Golden ears bridge boondoggle will cost taxpayers a fortune here) http://powellriverpersuader.blogspot.com/2009/09/kirk-lapointe-and-vancouver-sun-are.html And here
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