Lots of people are relocating from other parts of the province!
from 760,000 in 2011
to 864,864 in 2021
We've grown by approximately
140,000 citizens in 10 years!
Housing costs in the major cities are at an all-time high and gas prices through the roof!
We need a mass transportation option so
Islanders pay less for transportation
live in cheaper areas
And reliably get to work every day!
Vancouver Island has 1/5 of BC's population spread over its length!
Vancouver Island Rail Corridor
is the only alternate route available.
after negotiating, bridge and tunnel projects, blasting, clearing and everything else!
Vancouver Island is
456 km (283 miles) in length,
100 km (62 miles) in width at its widest point,
and 32,134 square km (12,407 square miles) in area.
A singular wider and wider highway?
it cost 15 million just to repair
50 meters of washout!
Build a new Highway?
Where would it go?
How much would that cost
ALL B.C. TAXPAYERS?
Build BRIDGES and TUNNELS?
Pave and blast through Nature?
Who would agree with that?
We already have this!
Vancouver Island has two cities on the top B.C. population density chart!
Travel requirements between Nanaimo and Victoria are increasing!
Restoring this vital shipping and passenger rail line between Victoria to Courtenay becomes
more important every year!
Even if its to clear the commuters from the services that run on the highways!
They like to get home for dinner too!
The Vancouver Island Transportation Corridor Coalition (VITCC) is a non-profit society
Supercharge the Economy!
Their goal is to bring modern, efficient, and low-environmental-footprint rail service to Vancouver Island as the core of the Island's passenger and freight transportation system, integrated with other transportation modes. One which enables and supports diverse, inclusive, and sustainable community economic development and employment.
I know we don't want to think about it, but It will happen some day!
In the event of an emergency
like an earthquake or washout
Vancouver Island Rail could serve to add vital
emergency supply and evacuation cross connections
where highways or other emergency routes are washed out, have rock slides, or accidents impeding flow.
And you thought the toilet paper issue was a problem!
If you know emergency planning, you know
cross connections are CRITICAL!
We need this now, not in another 10 years!