One of the stranger outcomes of the Coquihalla highway saga is the way its runaway cost seems to have contributed to the recent fare increase on the B.C. ferries. - Vaughn Palmer August 28, 1987 Vancouver Sun
Could it be possible that the Port Mann Bridge could be causing the New
The Coquihalla, compared to the Port Mann Bridge II, was built for a small clientele base and those that it served were threatening to haul one MLA out of the Legislature if he didn't stop the sell off of the Coq for 50 years to a Concessionaire. Remember the promise made by Bill Bennett, the Premier, in 1986? In twenty years the traffic volume via Tolls, would have paid for the highway, and what did the BC Liberals want to do...... sell it!