IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Surrey, BC
Better Surrey Rapid Transit vows to continue a relentless campaign to overturn ground-level Light Rail in Surrey, despite recent election results favouring a party supporting Light Rail.
The campaign leader is calling out the LRT supporters for leaving out issues and effectively brainwashing citizens into supporting LRT.
“The moment that shovel for Light Rail hits the ground, thousands of Guildford residents will be sacrificing their ability to get around during construction, for a 1 minute improvement. When I approached the City of Surrey with issues like these, the City refused to acknowledge them and continued to tell people to support Light Rail. That’s brainwashing, and Surrey citizens deserves better” says campaign leader Daryl Dela Cruz, a well-known advocate for better Surrey transit.
Better Surrey Rapid Transit called for a voter boycott of (now-Mayor) Linda Hepner and the dominant Surrey First party, due to excessive misleading on Light Rail. Among issues raised were the issue that a 2-3 year completion timeline (“open 2018”) for Phase I Light Rail is unrealistic.
Recent developments by the citizens’ campaign include:
- Ongoing work to debunk Light Rail myths and claims by supporters
- A new Campaign Video, to communicate LRT issues to citizens
- A new “Take Action” webpage, with links to a petition and poster/flyer designs
- Re-designed campaign and website with links to social media pages
- An alternate rapid transit vision for the City (SkyTrain + Bus Rapid 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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