Island Corridor should build a monorail system
Regarding your article about the “famous” Vancouver Island rail line and its possibilities of rebirth, may I recommend that it be designed as a monorail, rather than a return to the antiquated, squalid, pathetic ‘system’ it was.
The corporation who profess to own what is left of the “old system” should, I do believe, modernize their thinking plus expectation into a 21st century mode of transport.
Why would anyone accept a copy of the previous set up when it was designed to, ultimately, fail?
Using a monorail theme, it could be brought into being, piece by piece, thereby creating a system with little or no debt, a two-way proposal mile by mile the ultimate aim, double track after one run is operable?
The old bed, rails and all could be flogged to a scrap merchant, returning some shekels to the treasury, although it will need more than a wave of the arm to start off.
Our government has to take part in this public endeavour in a truly responsible manner, encouraging contractors to participate.
Yes, I realize the oil companies plus tire companies and garages will moan and groan about their loss of revenue; (is that why this idea has slowed down to a halt?) something is rotten in the state!