North Shore traffic woes get provincial support from local MLA

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By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News

January 9th, 2018 – Traffic and transportation woes on Metro Vancouver’s North Shore are getting provincial attention in the form of a project aimed at bringing the region’s mayors and leaders together to tackle the issue.

NDP MLA Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink, has put forward a proposal for an Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project to address the area’s ongoing traffic congestion issues.

“Every politician on the North Shore knows that transportation is a massive issue, but unfortunately we do not have a collective plan for how we can actually move forward as a region,” Ma said.

On Monday, the District of West Vancouver put its support behind the project at a council meeting. City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto says he expects his council to do the same next week.

“Transportation is one of the top two issues here on the North Shore and it’s becoming almost unbearable,” Mussatto said.

Mussatto said it’s been a long time since all the regional and provincial officials have come together to address transportation problems.

“We’ve always done a piecemeal approach so I really applaud [MLA Bowinn Ma] for doing this,” he said.

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