Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Three Billion Dollar Ice Bomb Bridge Revisited...The Bateman/Bonney/Boomerang?


Seems that a whole lotta trucks have left the Port Mann behind and are instead rumbling over the Patullo.

CKNW's Marcella Bernardo has the story:

The Mayor of Surrey is again raising concerns about the impact of tolling the Port Mann bridge on other crossings in her city.

Dianne Watts says early numbers are not good.

"The numbers that I got from the BC Trucking Association, they've monitored about a 25 per cent diversion onto the Pattullo Bridge which again is problematic because again it is coming through Surrey and through New Westminster and going that way."...


Wonder how much regular traffic is diverting itself to avoid the Ice-Bomb Bridge Toll?

Wondering about that Triple-B'd header?...This ought to jog your memory (and/or get you rubbing your 'turf toe).



paisley said...

I tried to do some research on the net pertaining to traffic volume history across the Port Mann and Pattullo bridges or anywhere in Metro Vancouver for that matter. Statistics available are scant and indeterminable in my searches. Considering billions of public dollars have been spent on infrastructure it comes as a surprise..on the lack of data available but then again we're thinking this government might operate with any semblance of competence.

RossK said...


Of course, it is entirely possible that the 'oral government' doctrine has made it all the way down to the folks standing by the side of the road (or in front of screens showing the images from traffic cams) such who are counting cars and not keeping any record of those counts whatsoever lest you submit an FOIR looking for said irretrievable numbers....


North Van's Grumps said...

Hmmmm... was it three or four or SEVEN persons hired to run the Ethnic-gate scandal.

LindedIn has Brian Bonney saying this about his... capabilities, and specifically what his responsibilities were. All of which means, here, is that he didn't get the MEMO on Write nothing, Shred everything...

Plus: Being that Brian Bonney wouldn't lie about his participation, on LinkedIN... which means that Christy has LIED about .......

Director of Communications - Multiculturalism

November 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 4 months) Vancouver, BC

As Communications Director, Multiculturalism, I worked to promote government-wide (all ministries) activities in ethnic media and to ensure that communications planning across the government was responsive to the needs of ethnic media. In this position I oversaw a group of Media Relations Officers focused on ethnic media (Radio, print, television and online) as well as working with Community Liaison Officers. I was responsible for broad outreach and engagement for the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and was responsible to the ADM of Communications and Media Relations, GCPE, for activities undertaken to engage and communicate with ethnic media and stakeholders across the province.

• Created and built relationships with ethnic media across the province
• Oversaw all Government ethnic media relations and media monitoring
• Organized and delivered ethnic media and stakeholder roundtables
• Worked with Community Liaison Officers
• Oversaw the development of communications materials for multiculturalism events
• Vetted and approved invitations and plans for proposed events
• Liaison with the Premiers office for ethnic events and outreach
• Liaison with government advertising division for ethnic media plans and strategies
• Liaison with JTI communications staff on the delivery of responsibilities
Managed seven staff

Bob Smith said...

Be interesting to see how far traffic on the Golden Ears has dropped since tolling started on the Port Mann; especially given that we are on the hock to the private contractor for insufficient demand. Anecdotally, I've noticed a massive increase on the Mary Hill Bypass. Prior to the tolls on the Port Mann, the Bypass at 6:00 a.m. would have little to no backup on a regular day. Now it is nearly back to the pedestrian overpass by 6:00. About 2-3 kms.