Christy Clark has announced that a new bridge will replace the George Massey Tunnel. Time and time again, Clark has announced mega projects, many P3 guaranteeing long-term profit. Sadly, while money can be found for bridges and making a four-lane highway to Prince George, the provincial government is ordering TransLink to cinch its belt.
HandyDART, which provides a vital link to society for seniors and disabled people, has had its service hours cut by TransLink and that money given to taxis.
Clark claims to understand the frustration of families when it comes to commuting with cars, but is blind to the frustration of thousands of HandyDART users and their families who are refused rides and forced into taxis.
In desperation, TransLink is trying to stem a tsunami with a Band-Aid.
It costs less to care for healthy people. HandyDART is an integral part of keeping people healthy. Safe public transportation for all is not a burden, it is a savings. Taxpayers do not object to their money spent wisely.
Mark Beeching, Langley
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