SkyTrain for Surrey reminds residents and decision-makers in South Surrey-White Rock that the proposed LRT line on King George Blvd. will be terminating in Newton.
That means despite that the Light Rail funding announcement on Monday was delivered by local Conservative candidate Dianne Watts, the LRT project will not run in her riding or service her constituents.
SkyTrain for Surrey has also pointed out that the $700 million capital commitment to Light Rail means little as there remains no plan to fund $22 million in annual, ongoing operating cost deficits for the proposed LRT. With no plan to pay for LRT's ongoing operating costs, bus service will need to be taken away from places like South Surrey in order to pay for the LRT.
For South Surrey residents, SkyTrain for Surrey is advocating for an extension of the 96 B-Line to South Surrey and its enhancement into a full Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) operation, requiring no transfer in Newton (unlike an LRT) and providing a seamless through service as far as Coquitlam.
For additional info, contact: Daryl Dela Cruz, Campaign Manager – Better Surrey Rapid Transit.
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