Good Jobs, Clean Skies

March 25, 2015

SINCE THE FIRST ARRIVAL of Canadian Pacific and Great Northern trains, Metro Vancouver has been built up by strategic transportation investment. Our valuable location on the Pacific and the Fraser is supported by great sea and air ports that rely on efficient movement of goods and people to do their work.

Better transportation is needed by all economic sectors and every type of worker. And the good news is these are green jobs. Transit occupies a sweet spot for creating good jobs that reduce our environmental footprint. They are a classic green jobs generator.

From March 16 to May 29, 2015, people in Metro Vancouver will vote on an ambitious plan to expand transit. A 0.5 per cent sales tax would generate $250 million per year for the Mayors’ Council 10-year Transportation and Transit Plan and leverage further transit funds from the provincial and federal governments.

The impact on jobs and greenhouse gases are key considerations in that decision.