- Today Premier Christy Clark was joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, B.C.'s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, and TransLink board chair Marcella Szel in announcing the start of Evergreen Line tunnel construction and officially naming the tunnel boring machine.
The machine has been named "Alice", after Alice Wilson, Canada's first female geologist. It is tradition in the tunnel boring industry to name machines.
"Our Government is pleased to invest in this project that will create jobs and boost the regional economy," said Minister Moore. "The Evergreen Line will not only provide Metro Vancouver residents with an expanded, efficient and environmentally sustainable transit system, it will connect communities and improve the quality of life for all residents of the region."
"With today's christening we can start to create the longest rapid transit system in Canada," said Premier Clark. "We promised to open the line by summer 2016, create 8,000 jobs, and give families and communities the transportation choices they need - and we're delivering."... Read More