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Saanich teams with Victoria on gas tax funding application
By Kyle Slavin - Saanich News
Saanich and Victoria councils are hoping for a $1 million grant to help them plan for a new-and-improved Douglas Street corridor.
Saanich council last week unanimously supported a joint application with the City of Victoria seeking federal gas tax money from the Union of B.C. Municipalities to conduct “community planning work” on Douglas.
Rapid transit on Douglas is great but other Saanich neighbourhoods need better service, council says
Kyle Slavin, Saanich News
Douglas Street will be the future home of rapid transit now that both Saanich and Victoria councils have thrown their support behind the route.
However, Saanich needs to be more critical of B.C. Transit's 25-year plan because such a geographically narrow focus could leave many of the municipality’s residents without quality service, Mayor Frank Leonard said Monday night.