Decades to recoupIt will take decades to truly offset the costs of an LRT.

With lower transportation benefits and less ridership, an LRT won't be able to create an offset to its cost.
  • Surrey Rapid Transit Study anticipated a negative benefit-cost ratio of just 0.69:1
  • Net present value was estimated at negative (-) $510 million dollars.
  • Benefits will not exceed costs within 30 years of operation.
  • Cost per added transit passenger is twice as much as SkyTrain extension.
  • Poor business case harms potential for senior-level government funding.

* Detailed business case estimates were provided on page 369 of the Surrey Rapid Transit Study – accessible [HERE].