February 18, 2018

Traffic patterns still developing on toll bridges

BC’s Transportation Minister says it’s going to take time for new traffic patterns to take hold now that the new Port Mann Bridge has been open for three months.

Translink has reported the Golden Ears hasn’t seen much increase in volume, as it said it would, with the new Surrey-Coquitlam tolled route.

Mary Polak says it’s tough to say why, adding new traffic patterns take months to develop.

“I know Translink is disappointed that the bridge they operate hasn’t performed in terms of their revenues, and one would hope that that would improve over time.”

Translink has said the Golden Ears has seen about forty-thousand weekday trips so far this year.

The bridge’s revenue was down about thirty-eight million dollars as of last September.

CKNW Vancouver News

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