Letter: Detach from those of differing goals

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Mayor Tim Leavitt proposes a council workshop to explore funding for light rail. This is an entirely appropriate discussion. The bigger issue, and long overdue discussion, is whether the city of Vancouver should remain a member of the C-Tran Board of Directors, or go its own way.

The majority of the C-Tran board is comprised of the county and smaller cities. Their interests differ substantially from ours. They oppose light rail and bus rapid transit, and many fewer of their residents will use mass transit options. City residents pay most of the costs and provide most of the ridership for mass transit. Respectfully speaking, it is long past time that we part company with those who do neither and allow them to go their way while we go ours.

Jim Luce

Vancouver