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Sanders Would Replace BRT with Rail

September 4, 2014 7:42 AM | News

David Sanders

Mayoral candidate David Sanders (HANDOUT)

Mayoral candidate David Sanders unveiled details Thursday on his plan for Winnipeg’s public transit system.

Sanders said, if elected, he would suspend the completion of the southwest bus rapid transit corridor for a year in an effort to replace buses with light rail.

Sanders says he’s in favour of a BRT route directly up Pembina Highway to the University of Manitoba as opposed to the proposed Parker Lands route west of there. He suggested the city relocate CN Rail’s Letellier line in an effort to accomplish the more direct route.

Sanders also said the current city administration has refused to release documents of a cost-benefit analysis regarding the route, which would cost an annual $20 million in financing.

The lawyer and former journalist also recently did an interview with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

— Staff