Rail For the Valley completes Analysis of Fraser Valley Transit Study

Here is our media release: Rail For the Valley completes Analysis of Fraser Valley Transit Study After years of delays the B.C. Ministry of Transportation (MoT) recently released itsAi??Ai??Fraser Valley Transit Study, which examined future transit options for the Fraser Valley. The study is the second major study to be released this fall, the first [...]

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Bus Rapid Transit Vs. Light Rail

Too often theAi??Bus versus Light Rail debate omits to mention the operational costs associated with public transport.Ai?? This is the great weakness of the bus when there are significant numbers of passengers to be carried. Official American cost comparisons show that the cost of carrying a passenger on light rail is approximately 2/3rds that of [...]

Light rail cheaper than buses – study

UBC Prof. Patrick Condon and Kari Dow have come to the startling conclusion that when you add capital costs together with operating costs, light rail is actually cheaper, per passenger per km, than any type of bus, and that Skytrain is the most expensive by far. This is very significant for the Fraser Valley, because [...]