IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Surrey, BC
Letters we sent to Mayoral Candidates ask them to listen to stakeholders on Light Rail issues, and calls to review Light Rail benefits and downsides, if elected to office.
Better Surrey Rapid Transit (SkyTrain for Surrey) is taking action to encourage mayoral candidates to be aware of a call to review Light Rail issues if elected to office, and high support for SkyTrain over LRT in online polls.
Letters were sent by campaign manager (and popular Surrey transit issues activist) Daryl Dela Cruz, to candidates who have yet to demonstrate a will to address citizen demands and review LRT issues: Linda Hepner (Surrey First), Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition), Barinder Rasode (One Surrey), and John Wolanski.
The letters can be viewed on our website at skytrainforsurrey.org.
You must not deny and ignore the calls from future Councillors, Surrey residents, and other important spokespeople to review the city’s position in favour of Light Rail, if you are elected to office.
Daryl Dela Cruz – Campaign Manager
SkyTrain for Surrey has also previously released three “reality check” statements on faulty viewpoints on Light Rail shared by the mayoral candidates, who have near-unanimously thrown their support for proposed ground-level Light Rail in Surrey:
- Linda Hepner (Surrey First) claimed that an LRT would attain ridership and modal shift numbers not consistent with what was previously published by the City
- Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition) dismissed SkyTrain over a faulty “no ridership” claim that disregards city geography and finished studies
- Barinder Rasode (One Surrey), misled by previous decision-makers, has thrown her support behind an LRT pilot with zero travel time benefit vs. current transit.
For additional info, contact: Daryl Dela Cruz, Campaign Manager – Better Surrey Rapid Transit.
Call: 81-80-3962-9281 or ask for Skype handle
(Note: Daryl is currently out of country; long-distance fees apply)
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