Peak Car – 1: Where is the data for the Port Mann Bridge?
I’ve been wondering what the vehicle counts are for the Port Mann Bridge – especially since the financial viability of the operation depends on a presumed minimum.
So does yvrlutyens, and he’s done some research:
I was curious about the “ridership” and toll revenue of the new Port Mann and I asked for the data. They said it was in the annual reports which were just released.
However, hardly anything is there at all. Only the barest notes. The report says that there were 10.6 million tolled trips, but it does not say for what period. If it was from December 8th to March 31, 113 days, that is around 94,000 per day, which is below what I understand to be the predicted amount.
The SDG report at page 10 seems to indicate daily traffic at a bit less than 125,000 per day in 2013, and rapidly growing after that (looks like 150,000 per day at end of 2014 which is only 18 months away).
Surely the authority can answer a straightforward question by now: Are the vehicle counts meeting your projections?