SkyTrain for Surrey, not LRT!

Interurban rail advocates out of touch with facts, people (DEBUNKING MYTHS)

TransLink is proposing the introduction of dedicated bus priority lanes in Langley City and significant improvements to Fraser Highway bus service as a precursor to SkyTrain.

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 […]

Eight things to know about Surrey LRT

MEDIA RELEASE Eight things to know about Surrey LRT While certain groups in the community are certainly entitled to believe that the “excitement is building” for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT project, we here at SkyTrain for Surrey have observed that opposition to this Light Rail project is in fact rapidly growing. Over 3,500 people have signed […]

LRT is the only reason for proposed road through park

REALITY CHECK 1 IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2017 – Surrey, BC REALITY CHECK: The City of Surrey wants you to believe that the proposed roads that cut through Hawthorne Park are not a result of Surrey’s short-sighted and problem-riddled plan for street-level Light Rail. Here is what we think about the recent statements by City staff: […]

Response to “misinformation” claim by CKNW

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 26, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey founding director Daryl Dela Cruz has issued a response to recent claims of “misinformation” that were made by CKNW assistant news director Charmaine de Silva. Daryl Dela Cruz, our founding director, said: “When I offered the response “we are an advocacy group”, I meant […]

City poll fails to demonstrate LRT support

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 12, 2016 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey has called out the City of Surrey for misleading city residents again, in its claim that an Ipsos Reid poll sampling only 600 residents demonstrates 80% support for LRT. Daryl Dela Cruz, campaign chair, said: “Surrey has a population of over 500,000 people. […]

10 Surrey LRT myths debunked

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 29, 2015 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey has completed 10 points debunking myths and inaccuracies about Light Rail, SkyTrain and Bus Rapid Transit. The responses have been released on our website at: In addition, we have issued the following two news releases to address recent issues: High public support for SkyTrain […]

Light Rail supporters get facts wrong again

Light Rail supporters continue to ignore issues like potential for vehicle-train collisions IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 28, 2015 – Surrey, BC Today, we are debunking the following 3 statements by Light Rail Links coalition chair Anita Huberman in a letter to the Surrey Leader: #1: For the approximately $2-billion cost of 27-kms of LRT, only 17 kms […]

SkyTrain technology is not outdated and not proprietary

We have reposted this from the personal blog of campaign director Daryl Dela Cruz RE: Critics say SkyTrain technology is outdated – Global News Pictured above: The new Tozai Line in Sendai, Japan uses SkyTrain technology – and is opening in just 7 days. South Fraser blogger Nathan Pachal was incorrect in stating that Bombardier “dictates what […]

City of Surrey survey misleads stakeholders on Bus Rapid Transit

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 9, 2015 – Surrey, BC SkyTrain for Surrey is calling out the City of Surrey for misleading stakeholders about LRT and rapid transit in a CitySpeaks citizen survey released this morning. The survey, conducted by the city in conjunction with consultant Steer Davies-Gleave, asks survey participants to compare express buses and […]