The underpass has long been contentious. Revisions of the OCP have long identified that this project will be a NEED. Development cost charges have been collected from construction on the waterfront, anticipating that DCC’s will fund underpass construction. Double tracking and crossing improvements have improved safety and decreased inconveniences. Regardless, as we continue to grow we need improved access for safety, convenience, and connectivity to our downtown. I support finalizing design, costs and contributors (DCC’s, municipal taxes, senior governments, grants, CP Rail) for a future referendum. Facts and figures, not emotion and rhetoric, should guide our decision.