Island Corridor should build a monorail system

Why would anyone accept a copy of the previous set up when it was designed to, ultimately, fail?

Island Corridor should build a monorail system

Regarding your article about the “famous” Vancouver Island rail line and its possibilities of rebirth, may I recommend that it be designed as a monorail, rather than a return to the antiquated, squalid, pathetic ‘system’ it was.

The corporation who profess to own what is left of the “old system” should, I do believe, modernize their thinking plus expectation into a 21st century mode of transport.

Why would anyone accept a copy of the previous set up when it was designed to, ultimately, fail?

Using a monorail theme, it could be brought into being, piece by piece, thereby creating a system with little or no debt, a two-way proposal mile by mile the ultimate aim, double track after one run is operable?

The old bed, rails and all could be flogged to a scrap merchant, returning some shekels to the treasury, although it will need more than a wave of the arm to start off.

Our government has to take part in this public endeavour in a truly responsible manner, encouraging contractors to participate.

Yes, I realize the oil companies plus tire companies and garages will moan and groan about their loss of revenue; (is that why this idea has slowed down to a halt?) something is rotten in the state!

George Manners

Cowichan Bay

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

Shawnigan Lake’s Kubica gets 25 to life for murder in California

Former Shawnigan Lake man convicted of killing woman in 1990

Who’s running in Cowichan?

A list of Cowichan candidates for the upcoming provincial election

Police seek help in naming Cowichan farmstand theft suspect

Video captured man prying cash box out stand on Norcross Road

Duration of Tour de Rock stop in Chemainus much shorter than usual

Four alumni riders don’t get to come for breakfast in COVID year

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Canada’s population tops 38 million, even as COVID-19 pandemic slows growth

Immigration, the top population driver, decreased due to the pandemic

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Most Read