LETTER: Electric buses make fiscal sense for Victoria’s traffic woes

A recent editorial said $95.6 million “is a small price to pay for many of those left fuming for over an hour as they make their daily commute from the West Shore into downtown Victoria.”

READ ALSO: BC Ferries considers passenger only ferry between West Shore and Victoria

Do you know how many electric buses that could buy? And make them fare-free — if low-fare is the objective.

READ ALSO: BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets

A dramatically improved, modern affordable bus system on streets and highways already paved will get more people out of their cars more quickly than any other mode. That includes rail, ferries or monolithic new interchanges. Plus, it’s the best to meet our greenhouse gas targets.

READ ALSO: Province commits to six-month investigation of E&N corridor

Larry Wartels

Saanich

Just Posted

High-traffic Victoria ATM compromised by card skimmer

VicPD suggest ‘wiggle test’ of any bank machine

Oak Bay father charged with double murder takes the stand

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths of his two daughters

Raccoon hits vehicle head on, captured on video

One of many strange sights on Sunday for one Victoria cyclist

Saanich councillor slams McKenzie Interchange Project

Coun. Judy Brownoff said the project will only create more greenhouses gases and traffic

UPDATED: Police identify suspects of Oak Bay armed robbery

Perpetrators were arrested for allegedly using a firearm to rob Oak Bay Avenue resident

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria cases in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Dion concluded in his report last week that Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act

Retired Richmond fisherman wins record-breaking $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Island manslaughter suspect found not guilty in Supreme Court

Court accepts accused’s argument of self-defence for 2017 incident in Courtenay

Most Read