Originally Posted by 5seconds
Beyond funding, do MLAs even have any say over that kind of thing? That's all civic, right?
If that project is going to be done this decade, the funding for it (and other LRT projects of higher priority) would have to come completely from the province.
The ultimate decision to go ahead with the project would be from the city government, yes, but if the province told the city that they wanted to build the project, the city wouldn't object.
To be done this decade would certainly mean that the connection would be to the NE line through the Airport Trail tunnel, which would certainly require the NE LRT line to be extended to 96th Ave/Airport trail, and for the entire roadway of Airport Trail to be completed (which due to the agreement with the Airport Authority requires interchanges to be built as well on Airport Trail at 19th and at Barlow. It starts to become a significantly large project.
(Grant was one of the leading people pushing for the construction of the Airport Trail tunnel)