Train best bang for our buck
Construction on our lovely Malahat Drive seems to never end. Neither does spending nor crashes on it.
The ‘Hat has become a make-work project costing taxpayers billions. That includes an estimated $100 million (expect overruns) for this interchange that’s apparently necessary since some drivers can’t make safe turns onto Shawnigan Lake Road South.
There are many other dangerous places long the Malahat. I guess they also will eventually receive interchanges to save drivers from themselves while costing us more billions — amid chronic traffic delays.
Conversely, we could finally get our train back on track for the cost of four and a half interchanges, helping get polluting, dangerous vehicles off the Malahat. That would seem far better bang for our tax buck.
Peter W. Rusland