Construction of a $1.4-billion, 11-kilometer light-rail line connecting Vancouver, B.C., to other provincial cities is set to start in early 2011, even though Translink, the municipal transportation authority, cannot yet fund its share of the project. British Columbia Prime Minister Gordon Campbell says the line, which has portions at grade, elevated and below ground, will move forward despite uncertainties on funding its final $400 million. The project also is sponsored by provincial and federal governments.
Vancouver-Area Project To Start Despite Incomplete Funding
March 17, 2010