SkyTrain for Surrey, not LRT!

Cancellation of LRT in favour of SkyTrain is a victory for Surrey and region

MEDIA RELEASE Cancellation of LRT in favour of SkyTrain is a victory for Surrey and region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2018 – Surrey, BC Last night, Surrey City Council passed a motion instructing TransLink to stop all work on the previously-planned Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT and endorsing construction of a Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension. More than […]

Surrey Board of Trade CEO makes misleading claim on SkyTrain vs LRT cost difference

DEBUNKING MYTHS Surrey Board of Trade CEO makes misleading claim on SkyTrain vs LRT cost difference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 23, 2018 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey takes issue with a misleading claim perpetuated by the Surrey Board of Trade’s CEO, related to the cost difference between light rail and the proposed Expo […]

Research Co. poll excludes question on SkyTrain to Langley

MEDIA RELEASE Research Co. poll excludes question on SkyTrain to Langley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2018 – Surrey, BC A new poll on transit released by Research Co. is suppressing the voices of those in favour of a SkyTrain extension from Surrey to Langley. This poll has claimed the majority of people are […]

Fatal light rail accidents in Calgary are a wake-up call for Surrey voters

MEDIA RELEASE / 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS Fatal light rail accidents in Calgary are a wake-up call for Surrey voters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 16, 2018 – Surrey, BC A string of fatal accidents on Calgary’s light rail transit system should serve as a wake-up call for Surrey residents on the safety and reliability implications […]

Fleetwood BIA makes false and misleading claims on SkyTrain noise and vibrations

DEBUNKING MYTHS Fleetwood BIA makes false and misleading claims on SkyTrain noise and vibrations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 29, 2018 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey takes issue with statements made by Dean Barbour of the Fleetwood Business Improvement Association claiming that a SkyTrain extension would be a “noisy monstrosity” in Fleetwood. A detailed […]

Fleetwood BIA SkyTrain renderings are misleading

DEBUNKING MYTHS Fleetwood BIA SkyTrain renderings are misleading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 29, 2018 – Surrey, BC The Fleetwood Business Improvement Association are painting an incorrect picture of future SkyTrain with misleading renders of the future SkyTrain extension on Fraser Highway and a street-running LRT option. Recent technical analysis completed by TransLink and Steer […]

Proposed Light Rail Transit is actually deterring developers, not attracting them.

MEDIA RELEASE Proposed Light Rail Transit is actually deterring developers, not attracting them. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2018 – Surrey, BC Surrey’s plans for light rail transit have driven land speculation causing a two-fold increase in land values, which is deterring developers, according to a developer from the Tien Sher Group of Companies. […]

Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT to result in societal and economic loss for region

MEDIA RELEASE Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT to result in societal and economic loss for region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2018 – Surrey, BC Business case documents released by TransLink confirm that the burden of paying for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT will not justify the economic investment, validating concerns held by many locals. SNG LRT Benefit-cost ratio […]

Surrey LRT project director misleads stakeholders on LRT speeds

DEBUNKING MYTHS Surrey LRT project director misleads stakeholders on LRT speeds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 10, 2018 – Surrey, BC The City of Surrey’s light rail transit project director has attempted to convince Surrey residents/stakeholders that the proposed Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT (SNG LRT) will be faster than actually stated. Scott Neuman, LRT project director, told […]

Peter Fassbender suggests SkyTrain extension is better for Fraser Highway

MEDIA RELEASE Peter Fassbender suggests SkyTrain extension is better for Fraser Hwy. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 10, 2018 – Surrey, BC Peter Fassbender, the former Minister responsible for TransLink and former Mayor of the City of Langley, has suggested that an extension of the SkyTrain Expo Line is the better rapid transit solution on […]