SkyTrain for Surrey, not LRT!

Response to “misinformation” claim by CKNW

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 26, 2016 – Surrey, BCSkyTrain 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 that in the […]

City LRT vision excludes South Surrey & White Rock

UPDATE – Feb 26, 2016 – Surrey, BCThe City of Surrey has expressed its intent to extend rapid transit to South Surrey & White Rock, as reported in a recent a news release by CKNW. However, the City of Surrey has made no changes to its website map to clarify its commitment to rapid transit […]

1000 sign petition opposing Surrey Light Rail Transit

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 22, 2016 – Surrey, BCOver 1000 supporters have joined SkyTrain for Surrey in opposing the proposed Surrey Light Rail Transit project, urging that it be changed to a SkyTrain system with Bus Rapid Transit.Daryl Dela Cruz, our founding director, said:“The significant turnout in support for our petition demands serious attention from […]

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 collisionsIMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dec. 28, 2015 – Surrey, BCToday, 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 of SkyTrain on […]

Province urged to choose SkyTrain, refuse Surrey LRT funding

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Surrey, BCSkyTrain for Surrey is calling on the Province of B.C., in consultation for B.C.’s 2016 budget, to take leadership and choose a SkyTrain system South of Fraser. As part of this effort, the campaign manager has sent a letter to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.This letter has […]

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 […]

No Surrey LRT benefits for South Surrey-White Rock

SkyTrain for Surrey reminds residents and decision-makers in South Surrey-White Rock that the proposed LRT line on King George Blvd. will be terminating in Newton.That means despite that the Light Rail funding announcement on Monday was delivered by local Conservative candidate Dianne Watts, the LRT project will not run in her riding or service her constituents.SkyTrain for Surrey […]

Mayor Linda Hepner breaks LRT election promise

IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sep 30, 2015 – Surrey, BC On Monday, September 28th, Mayor Linda Hepner broke an election promise to Surrey citizens to deliver the first-phase of a proposed Light Rail Transit system by 2018. In doing so, she has revealed the City of Surrey’s incompetence and inability to plan for the city’s transit […]

Province removes Light Rail lock-in for Surrey from referendum ballot

We have scored a major victory in the battle for better Surrey transit. The oncoming transit referendum (the Metro Vancouver Transportation & Transit Plebiscite) had been centered on a 10-year-plan crafted by the region’s Mayors, that naturally pushed Light Rail Transit for Surrey and the Langleys. The initial intent was to lock future transit funding […]