After enduring a static 2017 that had many overdue transportation infrastructure projects sitting in neutral, Vancouver residents are hoping this year will see public needs put into first gear.
With the success of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension, commuters and businesses alike are anxiously awaiting an update on the next major transportation project in one of Canada’s busiest corridors: the Broadway Extension.
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At the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) conference in January, John Eastman, president of JE Project Solutions Ltd., said the future Broadway line “will follow the same standards, same vehicles, same loading, same clearances and the same train control” as the Expo Line, the oldest running portion of the SkyTrain system.
“We have the opportunity to look at new technology, different vehicles, but when you are extending an existing system, you are tied very much to a technology you’ve already adopted and used.”