The provincial government in BC has taken another step toward a parking tax covering the entire Vancouver metropolitan area, as the Vancouver Sunreports.

The parking tax is politically tied to constructing the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver light rail line and a new highway bridge. My enthusiasm for these three items are probably the inverse of public sentiment: I regard the parking tax as a terrific advance, the light-rail line as a mediocre idea, and the highway expansion as a bad one.

But, at least, the bridge will apparently be paid for with tolls. I hope the tolls will vary with congestion, giving the Northwest its first real-world application of congestion pricing.