MEDIA RELEASE – THURSDAY MARCH 2, 2017
BC’s new political party, the BC Citizens First Party, today announced that it will completely phase out road tolls for those citizens using private cars or motorcycles for travel across currently tolled bridges or roads in BC, starting with a 50% cut in tolls immediately after the BC election on May 9th this year.
The first stage of phase out of road and bridge tolls will see for example, the toll for travel across the Port Mann bridge reduced from $3.15 to $1.50 per trip for BC citizens using private cars in 2017, then reduced by a further 50% the following year, until completely eliminated.
The BC Citizens Party also announced today that it will:
The Leader of BC Citizens First Party, Mr. Phillip Ryan, said “the elimination of current road and bridge tolls, the introduction of more taxi service providers, the expansion of Massey Tunnel capacity, and the reduction in basic car insurance premiums, motor vehicle gas prices and air fares through market competition will significantly reduce the overall costs of travel for BC Citizens”.
He continued: “Our other transport policy initiatives will also reduce traffic congestion and ensure optimum utilization of currently built traffic resources, as well as allow us to commence planning for the elimination of current Lions Gate bridge bottlenecks all the way back to downtown Vancouver”.The BC Citizens Fist Party recently announced its Housing Policy requiring 50,000 currently vacant or underutilized homes across the Lower Mainland owned by overseas residents to be immediately sold within 12 months to citizens.
Mr. Ryan said the party will continue to announce a range of public policies over the coming weeks whereby BC Citizens will be given priority across a full range of government policies.
Contact Party Leader: Phillip Ryan, 604-355-4069, firstname.lastname@example.org. Party Headquarters: 170-422 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4
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