Bridge tolls unfair to working people in Langley

It is very unfair to toll only two bridges without tolling all bridges, tunnels and crossings in the Metro Vancouver area.

Editor: I am writing in regard to the tolling of the new Port Mann Bridge. It is very unfair to toll only two bridges without tolling all bridges, tunnels and crossings in the Metro Vancouver area.

Why not put a toll on all bridges of say, $2 per trip, and the roads and bridges would be paid for in no time, given that we have about 10 bridges plus one tunnel.

The Port Mann Bridge is part of the Trans-Canada highway and this will be the only tolled section from coast to coast across Canada, from Vancouver to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

The Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges are pretty well the only way working residents of Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford and parts of Surrey can get into New Westminster, Burnaby, and Vancouver to work.

So I ask:  Why was the new Pitt River Bridge not tolled? Why was the airport bridge not tolled? Why was the zillion-dollar Sea-to-Sky Highway (taking the rich to their ski chalets) not tolled? Also, how about the new Kicking Horse Pass Bridge near Golden which was just  opened, where is its toll?

Oh, I forgot. Those of us who can only afford to live across the river are the poor working ‘Joes,’ and we have no clout in the government or any political power

Thus we, the working people in Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford, have to pay.

M. Gosse,


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