Traffic on the Malahat portion of the Trans-Canada Highway. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST
Read this interesting Op-ed by Todd Litman in the Times-Colonist, saying that a good transit system would be much better, and cheaper, than trying to resurrect trains.
A quote: "Contrary to what some optimists claim, rail service would not be convenient or affordable, and so is unlikely to attract significant ridership. We need more than rail can provide."
"The proposed rail service would not be fast or frequent enough to serve most commuters, would not operate late enough to serve evening travellers, and would be expensive."