Witnesses, thank you for coming today.
I was struck by the statements of my colleague, Ms. Davies, about the lineups for buses. As a member of Parliament from Toronto, I know we have similar situations in our subway system. Where I live, one can stand on the platform and wait for a couple of trains to go by before space opens up, and then just enough to squeeze in quite uncomfortably.
With the need for transit being so immediate in Vancouver and other cities across the country, I'm wondering about your thoughts on the government's dedicated transit fund, where we will see no money this year, no money next year, $250 million in the third year, $500 million, and then we get to $1 billion around the time we're back into an election, assuming a majority government and usual cycle.
I was already struck by that and also in the context of the expense of these lines, like Evergreen and Broadway. Assuming, let's say, three years out we finally get some money out of the dedicated transit fund, $250 million on a national basis—I guess one doesn't know whether Vancouver would be the recipient of any of that funding, it still being a bit unclear about how that would be divvied up, but assume for the moment that you've got your share, whatever that may be—do you know how much of that would be for your system and what you could get, if I can put it in those terms, for that amount of money?