I am writing to you in response to the tragic collision that occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway near Field Sept. 13.
I am a resident of Golden, B.C. and make regular trips to Calgary for business, so I am very aware of the frequency of the incidents, often involving fatalities, through this corridor.
With all of the deaths and serious traffic interruptions that occur on what is our national highway and the main artery through which goods and people travel this country, I am shocked that this issue is not at the forefront of political discussion. This has been a major failure of successive governments at both the federal and provincial level.
To think that it is only now that efforts are finally being made to fully twin the TCH is appalling, and to date these efforts seem to be a patchwork of projects with no apparent completion in sight.
I can only imagine the astonishment of visitors from other developed countries when they travel this highway. Not only is our Trans-Canada Highway a national embarrassment, it is a serious threat to the safe transport of people and goods across this country. More needs to be done.