BC Liberals and BC NDP battle over bridge tolls

Apr 10 2017, 5:11 pm

There was a price war of sorts this weekend, as both the BC Liberals and BC NDP battled over the topic of bridge tolls.

In a release, the Liberals said that if re-elected, they will cap bridge tolls at $500 per year for drivers who use the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridge.

“Our commitment to growing the economy and controlling spending means that we are able to make life more affordable for people using toll bridges in the Metro Vancouver area,” said Abbotsford-West Liberal candidate Mike de Jong.

“This cap on tolls will put over $1000 back into the pockets of daily commuters who use these bridges to get from home to work and back.”

The Liberals plan would introduce the cap on January 1, 2018.

BC NDP leader John Horgan went a step further and said that if his party was elected, bridge tolls would be eliminated altogether.

Horgan made the announcement at a Sunday rally in Surrey, as well as on Twitter.

The Port Mann Bridge toll is currently $3.15 each way.

Non-business drivers with a TReO decal who cross the bridge twice a day on weekdays spend approximately $1,600 per year.

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