IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 11, 2018
In an open letter penned by our campaign chair, SkyTrain for Surrey has requested the incoming Mayors’ Council Chair – Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan – to remove the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit (SNG LRT) line from the Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision.
The SNG LRT project will do little to improve transit commutes for the people it would serve, and should not be in the region’s 10-Year Vision. If it is allowed to proceed, it will be an expensive mistake on a scale significantly larger than BC Ferries’ ill-fated FastCat program.
SkyTrain for Surrey is recommending that the Mayors’ Council endorse a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project instead of the SNG LRT on King George Blvd. and 104 Ave. This reduces costs and complexity, and addresses concerns of TransLink’s capacity to deliver Surrey/Langley rapid transit while also building a Millennium Line/Broadway Extension and new Pattullo Bridge.
This also allows for fast-tracking of the ‘Phase 2’ Surrey-Langley Line. A SkyTrain extension from Surrey to Langley is desperately needed to address growing congestion and mobility needs. Fraser Highway commuters cannot wait another 5 years for rapid transit.
Press the above button to view an online page with our open letter, or view a PDF copy below:
SkyTrain for Surrey is a local grassroots organization calling for a SkyTrain and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network instead of the currently-proposed on-street Light Rail system in Surrey. Our campaign has called on decision-makers to build the Langley Extension of the SkyTrain Expo Line, in conjunction with an extension of the 96 B-Line to Coquitlam Centre and White Rock as a Bus Rapid Transit system.
For further information, contact:
Daryl Dela Cruz, Founding Director
Phone: +1 604 329 3529, firstname.lastname@example.org