Horgan says replacing Pattullo Bridge is a top priority


B.C. NDP leader John Horgan boosted his election transit promises Friday by saying his government would immediately fund a replacement for the aging Pattullo Bridge.

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan addresses the media following the leaders debate in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan.

The money, which is already in the NDP platform capital plan, would mean the bridge is replaced before the second phase of the TransLink Mayors’ Council transit plan, said Horgan.

It would be part of the 40 per cent transit funding for projects like the Broadway Subway Line and Surrey Light Rail which Horgan promised several months ago.

The BC Liberals have since matched the NDP 40 per cent promise but have charged forward on the Massey Bridge tunnel replacement, which the mayors say is a lesser priority, rather than Pattullo.

rshaw@postmedia.com

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