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Steeves Presses on in Fight Against BRT Expansion

October 21, 2014 4:31 PM | News

Gord Steeves

Gord Steeves (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gord Steeves took one last opportunity to contrast himself against opponent Judy Wasylycia-Leis on Tuesday.

Standing at the site of the Parker Lands at the corner of Hurst Way and Parker Avenue, Steeves said his plan to fix aging infrastructure is money well spent instead of building the second leg of bus rapid transit.

The chosen site for the press conference is the proposed route for BRT west of Pembina Highway to loop back and connect with the University of Manitoba.

“I won’t waste millions on a bus rapid transit system when we have other priorities we must address,” Steeves said. “If you want functioning critical infrastructure we have to have for a city to operate, you need to cast your ballot for me.”

Wasylycia-Leis has promised to complete the second leg, while candidate Brian Bowman has pledged to build five additional legs reaching all corners of the city.

“If after further reflection, voters decide they want their money spent on bus rapid transit and support higher taxes, I will respect their choice. If voters do not support spending billions of dollars on bus rapid transit and want their streets fixed and clean water in their homes, I would be honoured to have their support.”