Video: It’s finally here! work on the SkyTrain Evergreen Line finally set to begin
After more than a decade of debate, delays and funding debacles, construction is finally about to start on the billion-dollar Evergreen Line!
Michael Hind with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce says they’ve been waiting 13-years too long for the project that will benefit so many people in the Lower Mainland.
“I think it’s good for everybody; it opens up the region to people from all over who access the SkyTrain, who can get off and come up to the Tri-Cities and do business out here,” explains Hind.
“It’s good for residents. It’ll be good for everybody! There’ll be some short-term pain while the building is going on, but when it’s all said and done, it’s very good for the region, economically,” he adds. “We’ve been waiting 10, 12, 13 years — something like that. I think people are excited that construction’s finally getting started.”
Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart says this project will mean more jobs and more taxpayers. “The growth is going to happen. We can shape it with rapid transit by making sure that we do a lot of extra growth around those stations and put population density — as well as business and job intensity — around transit stations and make it a more sustainable community.”
Source: Global BC, Joanne Abshire, News 1130