Sunk costs should be included? Why? Rail corridor property acquisition costs, whether for a rail activation or busway are not included.
The Burnside Bridge widening and facilitation with bus lanes is actually less than half of the $40 million. Since this is not in First Nations land, those consultation costs would be low.
Corridor property is already owned regardless of bus or rail, but property acquisition and maintenance is always "free" for BC Transit. New maintenance facilities downtown, the new site location in View Royal or the expansion of facilities on the Westshore. Always hidden and never attached to ridership.
I agree however that they need to make a decision and either kill it off and give the land back to First Nations, or move forward. Given every bus added to the system represents multiple full time union positions, I expect the NDP to kill it.