VANCOUVER B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, released the party’s transportation platform today in Vancouver.
“British Columbians need investments in transportation to make their lives more affordable and convenient,” said Weaver. “Both the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP have been playing politics with transportation, cynically holding doomed-to-fail referendums and slashing bridge tolls to pick up a few seats in swing ridings.Read more
VICTORIA B.C. – The Rideshare Enabling Act was introduced today in the BC Legislature by Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
“The sharing economy exists and it’s going to get bigger,” says Weaver. “Rideshare technology is a part of that new economy and we need to create rules so that these industries don’t operate in a vacuum.”Read more
VANCOUVER B.C. – Jerry Kroll, B.C. Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, has been appointed by leader Andrew Weaver as the party’s Spokesperson for Transportation. Kroll is an entrepreneur, the founder of KleenSpeed Technologies at the NASA research park in Mountain View, California, and President and CEO of ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.Read more
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) introduced the details of their latest major policy report yesterday, Boatswains to the Bollards: A Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of BC Ferries, prepared by Peter Larose of Larose Research and Strategy.
This impact analysis investigates chronic government mismanagement of the B.C. Ferries corporation, arguing that fare hikes and service reductions over a 10-year period have cost the provincial economy over $2 billion and eroded a world-class ferry system, threatening its long-term viability.Read more
Adam, Bob, Wyatt and Stefan are at a presentation by researcher Peter Larose on his recently released study on the impact of BC Ferries fare increases on ridership. The study was commissioned by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
Larose is responding to many of Minister Stone's criticisms at his presentation. We will summarize his responses in a later post.
A new report released by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) seriously questions the decisions of the provincial government’s to decrease ferry service and rapidly increasing fares over the past decade.