Simon Fraser University is celebrating the approval of the Burnaby Mountain Gondola by the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council. The gondola will use a tri-cable system and will be build along the proposed route one, which is the fastest option and will have the lowest operating cost, environmental impact, and footprint. It will replace two bus routes to the campus. “There’s a huge benefit for students in their time of commuting,” said SFU VP external relations Joanne Curry, who expressed hopes that the gondola could be ready by 2027. “But it’s also about reliability that they can count on getting to class, getting to exams. We’ve been advocating for over a decade with so many groups and people at SFU, so we’re just thrilled.” CityNews says that the next steps include determining how to get funding for the gondola, which is expected to cost over $210M. CityNews| Daily Hive Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.