Here are six myths and inaccuracies about Light Rail, SkyTrain and buses from Light Rail supporters. Click or tap each question to open the answer:
- MYTH: Light Rail Transit is more cost-effective.
- MYTH: Light Rail is better for connecting town centres and supporting business.
- MYTH: Light Rail links the most communities with rapid transit.
- MYTH: Light Rail will attract more investment than other modes.
- MYTH: Light Rail takes only 5 minutes longer than SkyTrain on Fraser Highway.
- MYTH: Light Rail can be completed and running by 2018.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Surrey, BC
SkyTrain for Surrey is responding to Light Rail supporters in the South of Fraser with the release of new, detailed “Debunking Myths” responses. The first 6 slides, which will eventually be part of a full presentation, have been released below.
“We will prove, down to every last misleading point that was made, that Light Rail supporters have not done their homework and are not worthy of the public’s support in Surrey”, says Daryl Dela Cruz, a Surrey transit advocate and the campaign manager for Better Surrey Rapid Transit.
The detailed responses tackle misleading claims made by Light Rail supporters, including claims on cost-efficiency, practicality and completion date.
The finalized presentation will form a new webpage on skytrainforsurrey.org, and be sent to the City of Surrey and throughout the city to different organizations, including all 16 organizations affiliated with the Light Rail Links coalition supporting LRT.
Better Surrey Rapid Transit (SkyTrain for Surrey) has raised several issues with the LRT proposal endorsed in Surrey. We often raise the issue that the proposed Phase I LRT – with a 25-min. travel time between Newton and Guildford – saves just 1 minute over the current 96 B-Line.
For additional info, contact: Daryl Dela Cruz, Campaign Manager – Better Surrey Rapid Transit.
Email: [email protected]
Call: 81-80-3962-9281 or ask for Skype handle
(Note: Daryl is currently out of country; long-distance fees apply)
Disclaimer: Better Surrey Rapid Transit (SkyTrain for Surrey) is an ongoing, issues-oriented activism campaign and is NOT an election campaign.
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