No profit incentive for public rail system
Once again the old chestnut has fallen off the memory tree of reminiscence; there is at this time no incentive to present a public rail system to the residents of Vancouver Island.
Profit to loss equation for this to happen is for too expensive for consideration.
It is being proved every day that profits from fuel, oil, repairs and car parts are not to be ignored, particularly by our provincial government, bless you.
The government just has to hold its hand out for the money to flow without effort into that deep slush fund that is always open for business!
Just figure the layout of costs, starting with planning, next (not yet making money) the cost of cleaning up the right of way. What type of transportation should it be? “Still no money coming in from this wonderful idea” mono-rail, four-lane highway on a paved surface.
Folks this is a marijuana dream, induced by the dream of what could be.
Years ago I came to these shores when there was a vitality in all that was happening, a forest industry was a work in progress, this now is no longer the case, ship building, the VMD, manufacturing of all sorts, a ferry system that worked, table cloths on tables in the ships’ dining salon! Alas, with behind the scene action by our politicians we are now in the midst of the doldrums far from harbour!
Citizens, try working the tables, the dream may improve your outlook?