Francis Bula (Globe and Mail, March 13, 2010) reports that Lower Mainland mayors upped the ante with the province in their quest for additional Evergreen Line funding. The mayors argue that good transit in the Vancouver area benefits the entire province through greater economic growth. The Transportation Minister immediately countered this argument by stating that provincial taxpayers have already committed $400,000,000 to the Evergreen Line, not to mention provincial contributions to other transportation projects in the Lower Mainland. The Minister hinted that a legislative solution may be introduced to resolve the funding impasse.