November 6, 2018 - News Releases

Surrey-Newton-Guildford Project Update

In light of the resolution passed by the City of Surrey council on November 5, work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project is pausing and the RFQ process is suspended while we await direction from the Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board. We are committed to improving rapid transit in Surrey and Langley and we look forward to working with the Mayors’ Council, the City of Surrey, and the City and Township of Langley to advance the best options for the people south of the Fraser and the entire region. Check back on November 15 for a status update.

September 12, 2018 - In the News

Stephan Mehr: Light rail will bring huge transit improvements to Surrey, TransLink manager says

Vancouver Sun - TransLink’s Director of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project pens an op-ed to celebrate a Project milestone — formal approval of the Business Case and funding by senior levels of government. LRT will help to reduce congestion, meet growing transit demand, and support complete, connected and livable communities. Mehr and his team are working hard to have BC’s first light rail transit system carrying passengers in Surrey by 2024. LRT is on the Way! Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

September 10, 2018 - In the News

Surrey light rail 'celebration' event planned today

Surrey Now-Leader - The Now-Leader reports on planned Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project community celebration events to mark the Project’s status, following approval and funding by senior levels of government. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

September 5, 2018 - In the News

Bidding open for Surrey light rail construction: Construction is set to begin in 2020, with opening day set for 2024

Surrey Now-Leader - Following an announcement by the federal and provincial governments confirming funding and approval of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project, TransLink marked the opening of the procurement phase with a Project update. Stephan Mehr, Project Director, provided an overview of the procurement process and detailed the need for and benefits of the Project, including on meeting growing transit ridership numbers and creating livable communities. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

September 5, 2018 - News Releases

TransLink Kicks Off Procurement Phase of Surrey LRT Project

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September 5, 2018 - News Releases

Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project

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September 4, 2018 - News Releases

Major rapid transit projects to ease congestion in Metro Vancouver

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September 4, 2018 - News Releases

Major rapid transit projects to ease congestion in Metro Vancouver

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September 4, 2018 - In the News

Trudeau vows that feds’ $1.4 billion in transit cash is ‘locked in’ for Surrey, Vancouver

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan were in Surrey to confirm $3.2 billion in funding to support transportation projects, including construction of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project. Trudeau pointed out that the funding is secure: “… we’ve locked in this funding for the next 10 years.” Read the full article on StarMetro Vancouver.

June 28, 2018 - In the News

1.5 cent-per-litre gas hike to help fund approved $7.3 billion transit plan

Business in Vancouver - Today, both the Mayors’ Council and TransLink’s Board of Directors green-lit the largest transportation investment in the region’s history. The $7.3 billion plan funds the second phase of the Mayor’s 10-Year Vision, including Surrey’s light rail project that will connect three town centres; and a SkyTrain extension along Vancouver’s Broadway Corridor, among other projects. Read the full article on Business in Vancouver.

June 28, 2018 - News Releases

Historic agreement finalizes $7.3 billion in transportation improvements across Metro Vancouver

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May 31, 2018 - In the News

Surrey LRT plan revised to restore vehicle lanes on much of 104th Avenue

Vancouver Sun - As a result of feedback from the public on the Surrey LRT Project, TransLink and the City of Surrey restored lanes of traffic along 104th Avenue so that plans now include two lanes wherever the existing right-of-way will allow - approximately 70 per cent of the route. According to TransLink’s Project Director, Stephan Mehr, “In terms of capacity, LRT is the right choice for this corridor…” LRT is expected to more than double 104th Avenue’s capacity to carry people and is scheduled to run every five minutes in peak periods. The Project is supported by provincial and federal infrastructure initiatives. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

May 31, 2018 - In the News

Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit Project update

Indo-Canadian Voice - TransLink’s Stephan Mehr, Project Director for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit, presented a technical briefing on the Surrey LRT Project along with Scott Neuman, Project Director for the City of Surrey. The briefing was scheduled to coincide with the start of public open houses and outlined design changes since the last round of consultation as a result of consultation with residents and stakeholders, as well as next steps. Read the full article on the Indo-Canadian Voice.

May 31, 2018 - In the News

Some Surrey intersections may be safer with LRT: TransLink. Surrey and TransLink say safety is a top priority as they plan the Surrey-Newton-Guildford line, set to break ground in 2019

Peace Arch News - “Safety is our number one priority,” said TransLink’s Surrey LRT Project Director, Stephan Mehr at a technical briefing hours before the first of three public open houses. Mehr explained how intersections will be better and safer, and how passenger, pedestrian and driver education is key. According to Mehr’s LRT counterparts in Phoenix, these two factors – intersections becoming “channelized and signalized,” and a thorough education campaign – generally lead to a decrease in accidents. Mehr covered a range of topics, including: traffic flow, construction management, customer convenience, community support, weather conditions and ridership projections. Read the full article on the Peace Arch News.

May 31, 2018 - In the News

Simulation video animates LRT ride for Surrey passengers: Today (Thursday) is first of three open houses about the transportation project

Surrey Now-Leader - TransLink and the City of Surrey hosted a technical briefing to coincide with the first of three public open houses on the Surrey LRT Project. The briefing was led by Stephan Mehr, the project director, and Scott Neuman, his counterpart with the City of Surrey, and covered topics such as: customer convenience features, road-safety measures, access during construction, and the Environmental and Socio-economic Review results. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

May 25, 2018 - In the News

Surrey LRT brought to life with new fly-through animation (VIDEO)

Daily Hive - TransLink released a new simulation video that brings the 10.5-kilometre Surrey LRT to life. The 4-minute fly-through showcases the movement of the trains, key stops and stations, and highlights how the vehicles will travel on their own dedicated travel lanes with traffic signal priority. Opening day ridership (2024) is projected at 42,000 to 46,000 per day, and 71,000 to 77,000 per day in 2045. Read the full article on the Daily Hive.

May 25, 2018 - In the News

Surrey LRT open houses planned: TransLink and City of Surrey hosting three meetings focusing on Surrey-Newton-Guildford portion of the planned light rail line

Surrey Now-Leader - Beginning May 31, TransLink and the City of Surrey will host three open houses for the public to review updated designs for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT stops and transit exchanges, planned pedestrian and cycling improvements, the results of the Environmental and Socio-economic Review, and information on plans to manage the effects of construction activities. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

May 2, 2018 - In the News

New details unveiled about Surrey LRT

CTV News - The City of Surrey is showcasing a demonstration model of a light rail vehicle to raise awareness about the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project. Mayor Linda Hepner comments that LRT will help to create more pedestrian-friendly streetscapes that can attract businesses and affordable multi-family housing of all sizes. Watch the video on CTV News.

April 30, 2018 - In the News

200,000 total riders per day on Broadway Subway and Surrey LRT in 2025

Daily Hive - TransLink provided an update on a number of projects, including the Surrey-Newton-Guildford (SNG) rapid transit project. The street-level, 10.5-kilometre LRT will feature 16 modern, accessible, low-floor light rail trains. Ridership is anticipated to grow from between 42,000 and 46,000 per day upon opening in 2024 to between 71,000 and 77,000 per day in 2045. The LRT will replace the existing 96 B-Line, on which passenger demand will exceed capacity within 10 years. Increased traffic congestion will continue to slow the run-time of the B-Line whereas the travel time of the LRT along the SNG corridor will remain approximately 22 minutes. Read the full article on the Daily Hive.

April 30, 2018 - News Releases

Get Involved in Phase 2 Investment Plan Engagement

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April 30, 2018 - News Releases

Phase 2 Summary of Transportation Investments

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April 30, 2018 - News Releases

TransLink details $7.3 billion in transportation investments

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April 30, 2018 - News Releases

Update on Rapid Transit Projects

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April 3, 2018 - In the News

All eyes on Newton as Surrey LRT plan rolls forward

Surrey Now-Leader - Three individuals provide comment on the future of Newton with light rail. Philip Aguirre, executive director of the Newton BIA, notes that the LRT project will be a catalyst that drives investment, redevelopment and revitalization and in the area, which is ripe for potential. He acknowledges that construction impacts and increasing property values are issues of concern to businesses and residents, but points to a future with a "bustling metropolis for the entire community where there is entertainment, unique and independent businesses, and a sense of pride in the community." Don Luymes, director of strategic initiatives for the City of Surrey, says that the City has been working on a new Land Use Plan for the Newton Town Centre since 2014. John Barbisan, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, has been working on land assemblies along the Newton corridor, particularly within 800 metres of proposed LRT stops, that will spark redevelopment. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

April 3, 2018 - In the News

$4.1-billion federal funding announcement could guarantee new rapid-transit lines in Vancouver and Surrey

The Georgia Straight - A major funding agreement has unlocked $4.1 billion in federal funds for infrastructure projects in the province over the next decade, including the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT. Federal Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi, provincial Transportation Minister Claire Travena, Mayors' Council Chair Derek Corrigan and TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond were on hand for the for the announcement. Read the full article on The Georgia Straight.

April 2, 2018 - In the News

$4.1B federal infrastructure deal unlocks B.C. transit funding

Global News - A funding agreement between the federal and provincial governments will see $2.2 billion of federal funds flow toward Phase Two projects in the Mayors' Ten-Year Vision. Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Claire Trevena, the province's Minister of Transportation were in Vancouver to announce a total of $4.1 billion in federal investments for BC infrastructure projects, which also includes money for clean energy transportation. Read the full article on Global News.

April 2, 2018 - News Releases

Canada and British Columbia to make significant investments that will improve the lives of Canadians

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March 20, 2018 - In the News

LRT has developers eyeing Newton area of Surrey, B.C.

CBC News - City of Surrey Councillor Tom Gill believe that Newton will benefit greatly from the proposed LRT, which will stimulate opportunities for the development community, individuals currently living there, as well as future residents. Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman concurs, stating that light rail will be the catalyst for a complete revitalization of the area. Read the full article on CBC News.

March 16, 2018 - News Releases

Mayors Approve largest transit and transportation investment in Metro Vancouver history

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March 16, 2018 - In the News

It’s official: Broadway subway and Surrey LRT will be built in $7-billion transit plan

Daily Hive - A joint announcement by the province and the Mayor’s Council unveiled the largest transit funding investment in BC history – one that will move forward Surrey’s light rail transit project. The provincial government confirmed its 40% cost-share of Phase Two of the Mayor’s Vision (which costs a total of $7.5-billion), and also approved necessary measures for a parking tax increase and development cost charges on new residential developments, enabling the region to cover its $2.5-billion, 20% cost-share. The region will also fund it’s share through property taxes, fare revenue increases and transit-related commercial opportunities. Derek Corrigan, chair of the Mayors’ Council, believes that the plan takes a balanced approach to increasing taxes and fees paid by transit users, drivers, property owners, and developers, stating: “It is a modest and balanced increase that will generate the region’s remaining share of the funding needed to deliver the phase two plan.” The province also announced that it will subsidize TransLink’s operational costs by $30 million annually over 10 years. This will enable TransLink to redirect existing revenues - that would otherwise fund operational costs - toward the new capital infrastructure instead of waging more new taxes. Read the full article on the Daily Hive.

March 16, 2018 - In the News

Mayors announce funding for Broadway Skytrain, Surrey light rail

CTV News - The Mayors' Council announced today that it has reached an agreement with the province on how it plans to generate the region's $2.5-billion share of a $7.5-billion transit improvement plan that will see - in addition to an extension of SkyTrain along the Broadway corridor and construction of a light rail system in Surrey - an eight-percent increase in bus service, upgrades to the Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines as well as to sidewalks, cycling and pedestrian routes and major roads. While it was not an easy decision for mayors to approve property tax and other increases, Mayor Corrigan notes that they are pleased to be injecting $7-billion of transit investments into the region. Read the full article on CTV News.

February 23, 2018 - In the News

Horgan says BC government will fund Broadway Subway and Surrey Light Rail

Daily Hive - Premier John Horgan confirmed his support of the Mayors’ Ten-Year Vision, and noted that the province will fulfill its 40% funding commitment to Phase Two of the Vision, which includes the Surrey LRT project. Horgan clarified the Province’s support when asked why there was no mention of Phase Two projects other than the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project in Budget 2018. Read the full article on the Daily Hive.

February 20, 2018 - In the News

BUDGET 2018: $1.18 billion in transit funding for Metro Vancouver over 3 years

Daily Hive - Following the release of the provincial budget, specific funding details related to the Surrey and Vancouver rapid transit projects are still unknown as the Province and TransLink’s Mayors’ Council continue talks on Phase Two funding, notably on the funding gap of approximately $60-$70 million per year. That funding gap could be met through new revenue streams, such as a hike to the gas tax, new vehicle levy, and a tax on all new developments, if enabled by the Province. The writer notes that Budget 2018 set aside $1.179 billion for public transit infrastructure investments for the three-year period between 2018 and 2021, with $318 million in 2018-19, $474 million in 2019-20, and $387 million in 2020-21. Read the full article on the Daily Hive.

February 15, 2018 - In the News

Transportation funding deal close between Metro Vancouver mayors, province

Vancouver Sun - It is reported that the Mayors’ Council is “very close” to an agreement with the Province to close the $60-$70 million annual funding shortfall for Phase Two of the Ten-Year Vision, which includes the Surrey LRT project. Mayors are opposed to funding the region’s 15% share through property taxes, and with the Province have been reviewing other options, such as vehicle levy or increase in parking or gas tax. If a deal is not reached, three alternatives exist: reduce the scope of the Phase Two, extend the timeframe of the Ten-Year Vision or delay Phase Two until 2019 or later. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

February 14, 2018 - In the News

Widen the freeway now, Langley chamber insists: Business advocates describe cancelling bridge tolls and highway expansion as ‘disappointing.’

Aldergrove Star - The executive director for the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce laments the negative effects of congestion in the region and advocates a multi-prong approach to transportation, including light rail along the Fraser Highway and improved bus services. Transportation will remain a key priority for the Chamber. Read the full article on the Aldergrove Star.

February 14, 2018 - In the News

Decades of change ahead of Surrey: 'Fascinating' research could help shape the future of the city

BC Local News - Columnist Frank Bucholtz reports on a panel discussion entitled “The Future Lives Here” held at SFU Surrey Campus on February 7, 2018. Panelists included Mayor Linda Hepner, former premier Mike Harcourt, and SFU City Program Director, Andy Yan. The City of Surrey was profiled as the city that will become the largest in B.C. – likely within the next 10 years or so; diverse in character (large numbers of young people and immigrants), and surrounded by the protected Agricultural Land Reserve yet underdeveloped in many areas. Both Harcourt and Hepner fully support the construction of the LRT as a means to better connect Surrey residents. Read the full article on BC Local News.

February 8, 2018 - In the News

Record ridership for TransLink in 2017

Peace Arch News - TransLink reports a record-breaking 407 million boardings in 2017, a 5.7-per-cent increase over the previous year. By the end of 2016, 20.4 per cent of commuters used transit in Metro Vancouver. TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond notes that past investments in transit are paying dividends and that increasing numbers of transit users point to the need to advance projects, such as Broadway Extension and Surrey LRT, to maintain the region’s track record of livability. Read the full article on Peace Arch News.

February 8, 2018 - In the News

Meet the new leadership behind the Fleetwood BIA: LRT top of mind as Surrey group looks to future

Surrey Now-Leader - Amy Reid profiles Fleetwood BIA President Sandeep Gil and the Association’s priorities, including support for rapid transit along the Fraser Highway corridor to connect Surrey to Langley. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

February 3, 2018 - In the News

Metro Van mayors move forward with transportation plan with hopes of curing congestion: Langley's mayors, Jack Froese and Ted Schaffer, on board with 10-year vision

BC Local News - Both Jack Froese, Mayor of Langley Township, and Ted Schaffer, Mayor of City of the Langley, endorsed a motion brought forward to the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to advance with its partners the Mayors’ full vision for the region, which includes light rail transit in Surrey that extends to Langley. Schaffer believes light rail is a sensible, affordable solution because “light rail is a billion dollars cheaper than the SkyTrain to build” and “You’d need a train of buses to move the same volume of people...” Read the full article on BC Local News.

January 26, 2018 - In the News

Opinion: We have sufficient capacity to carry out transportation plan

Vancouver Sun - Following unanimous support by the Mayors’ Council of a motion to reaffirm a commitment to major transportation projects in Metro Vancouver, Keith Sashaw, President and CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia, is confident that sufficient capacity exists for Phase Two capital projects, including a new Surrey LRT and an extension of SkyTrain along Broadway, to undertaken simultaneously. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

January 25, 2018 - In the News

Mayors' Council reaffirms support of 10-year transit plan: Metro Vancouver mayors have voted unanimously to reaffirm their support for a 10-year regional transportation plan

Vancouver Sun - In an historic vote, the Mayors’ Council unanimously supported a motion to continue advancing their Ten-Year Vision for transportation in Metro Vancouver, which includes rapid transit projects in Surrey and Vancouver. The motion was introduced to signal the Mayors’ commitment to Phases Two and Three of the Vision as outstanding funding questions remain. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

December 19, 2017 - In the News

City of Surrey awards contract for Bear Creek Bridge replacement

Vancouver Sun - Jennifer Saltman reports that the Surrey City Council voted to award WestPro, one of eight bidders, the contract to replace Bear Creek Bridge – a timber trestle bridge built in the 1930’s – in order to accommodate Surrey’s future light rail system. Councillor Tom Gill, chair of the Transportation Infrastructure Committee, notes that “The new free-standing bridge has been designed to current seismic specifications and will also enhance the existing creek environment.” Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

December 19, 2017 - In the News

Surrey awards WestPro $5M contract for Bear Creek Bridge replacement

Surrey Now-Leader - The City of Surrey Council awarded WestPro the $5 million contract to replace Bear Creek Bridge, which is south of 88th Avenue on King George Boulevard. According to Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink, the bridge replacement – funded by the Government of Canada as part of Early Works for the Surrey light rail transit project – is an “important next step” in preparing roads and infrastructure for construction of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford line. Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

December 19, 2017 - In the News

Outlook 2018: Surrey’s light-rail long game: City continues to lobby for LRT link originally pitched by Dianne Watts

Business in Vancouver - After of years of planning and consultations on light rail for Surrey, supporters are keen to see the project come to fruition. Philip Aguirre, executive director of the Newton Business Improvement Association, notes that Newton – the fifth largest community in BC - needs LRT to help turn Newton into a cultural and entertainment district for the whole city, and that planning is underway to help businesses affected by construction. The Surrey Board of Trade’s CEO, Anita Huberman, advocates light rail for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford line as well as along the Fraser Highway to Langley. Read the full article on Business in Vancouver.

December 19, 2017 - News Releases

Contract Awarded for Bear Creek Bridge Replacement Project

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December 13, 2017 - In the News

Opinion: ‘Surrey LRT makes good business sense,’ board of trade CEO insists

Surrey Now-Leader - Anita Huberman, CEO of Surrey’s Board of Trade, writes that “Businesses are on board with creating an economically viable city that is attractive to clients, customers and employees alike.” She outlines the vision and benefits of the project, including that the “flexible, affordable, technologically advanced” light rail will spark “mid-rise, medium density, mixed-used type of development that will attract both families and business to the area.” Read the full article on the Surrey Now-Leader.

December 3, 2017 - In the News

The World-Wide Inspiration Behind Surrey’s Light Rail Transit

Surrey 604 - In anticipation of Surrey’s future population growth, this piece highlights the need for rapid transit for Surrey, the benefits of LRT, and examples of light rail in use both in Canada around the world. Read the full article on the Surrey 604.

November 28, 2017 - In the News

Surrey’s Light Rail Network Could Be Catalyst For Density Development: Funding from the provincial and federal government would help build B.C.'s first light rail network

Langara Voice - With federal funding for Surrey’s LRT project on the table, the remaining provincial and regional pieces are still to be confirmed. In light of concerns expressed by some, the City of Surrey points to light rail success in other cities as well as the fact that it will provide easy and accessible transit, and serve as a catalyst for development in the area. Read the full article on the Langara Voice.

November 27, 2017 - In the News

Early works begin for Surrey light-rail project

Vancouver Sun - The Vancouver Sun reports on the work that the City of Surrey has started on 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard in preparation for the LRT, including on an “unassuming” bridge, underground water main and storm sewer, and several overhead transmission lines. The City of Surrey’s Project Director states that the early works should not inconvenience most commuters. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

November 2, 2017 - In the News

New ‘resource rich’ website launched for Surrey LRT: Website includes information about the planned lines, the technology and the project’s history

Cloverdale Reporter - Amy Reid reports on a new and comprehensive Surrey LRT project website that will keep residents informed about key elements of the project, including planned route, technology, project history, and engagement opportunities. Read the full article on the Cloverdale Reporter.

October 5, 2017 - In the News

Mayor Hepner reiterates case for light rail in Surrey

Vancouver Sun - Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond made the case for Surrey’s light rail project at a Surrey Board of Trade luncheon. Hepner noted that LRT is “proven technology” and is in use in Canada and around the world because of its impact on “city-shaping and people-moving.” Desmond notes that rapid transit along the Surrey-Newton-Guildford corridor will help reduce and manage congestion. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

October 4, 2017 - In the News

Surrey LRT could be running by 2024: Meantime, 56 new SkyTrain cars have been ordered

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadow News - At a business lunch event hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey’s Mayor, Linda Hepner, and TransLink’s CEO, Kevin Desmond, provided an update on plans for transportation improvements South of the Fraser, including the two-phase, 27-kilometre light rail project (Surrey-Newton-Guildford and Surrey-Langley), the replacement of Pattullo Bridge, and increased SkyTrains and buses. Read the full article on Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadow News.

June 21, 2017 - In the News

TransLink reveals new images of Surrey LRT

Global News - Global reports on new renderings of the Surrey LRT project unveiled by TransLink and the City of Surrey. The images reveal plans for the reconstruction of 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard and changes to traffic flow. A number of Canadian cities are cited as examples of where light rail lines are integrated with other modes of transportation, and environmental impacts are minimized through the use of with high-capacity, electric, light rail vehicles. Read the full article on Global News.

June 12, 2017 - In the News

Prep work underway for Surrey light rail project

Am730 - A staff report will be presented to Surrey City Council outlining the “substantive work” has been done on the technical program for the LRT project. This, in addition to progress on a land use study for 104 Avenue. The next step will be submission of the Project Business Case to the Province. Read the full article on Am730.

April 24, 2017 - In the News

Let’s Give Surrey LRT a Chance: Mayor Hepner talks about the benefits of light rail transit, and she makes some good points

The Runner - The writer, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University student who lives in Vancouver, outlines the reasons for her support of the Surrey LRT Project, including economic benefits from adjacent development. Citing time and money, she notes that building SkyTrain “that could reach every core of every city in and around Vancouver is implausible,” but that light rail is the fastest and cheapest way to move people “wherever cars go.” Read the full article on The Runner.

March 31, 2017 - In the News

B.C. to match $2.2B contribution for Surrey light rail, Broadway subway

Global News - On behalf of the BC Government, Peter Fassbender, Minister Responsible for TransLink, announced that the Province will match a $2.2-billion federal contribution to support rapid transit projects and other important transportation projects. Similar to the federal pledge contained in Budget 2017, this announcement increases the province's share of the total cost of Metro Vancouver transit projects from 33 to 40 per cent. Read the full article on Global News.

March 31, 2017 - News Releases

Province matches federal $2.2 billion funding commitment for transit in Metro Vancouver

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March 27, 2017 - In the News

Opinion: Transforming future of Surrey with light-rail transit

Vancouver Sun - In an op-ed, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner outlines why a light rail system is essential to an ever-growing Surrey, which will surpass Vancouver as the region’s largest city by 2041. In addition to alleviating congestion and promoting accessible and sustainable transit options, the project will help to build community and provide increased housing and employment options through mixed-use development along the transit corridor. Read the full article on the Vancouver Sun.

January 31, 2017 - In the News

TransLink wants the public’s input on the Surrey Light Rail Transit project

BCIT News - A public engagement opportunity regarding the Surrey LRT project is highlighted. Focus is on network connections, including how neighborhoods will connect with the stations and what residents would like to see around the stations. Read the full article on BCIT News.

November 24, 2016 - News Releases

Mayors and TransLink board approve $2 billion transit and transportation plan

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November 23, 2016 - News Releases

Statement on the Mayors' Council Investment Plan: Phase One of the 10-Year Vision

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September 2016 - In the News

B.C. NDP leader John Horgan promises to increase public transportation funding if elected

Global News - NDP Opposition Leader, John Horgan, commits to increase the province’s share of funding for public transportation improvements from 33 per cent to 40 percent, if elected in May. This commitment along with the federal government’s pledge to fund half of major transit projects, significantly reduces the region’s contribution. Read the full article on Global News.

June 16, 2016 - News Releases

Prime Minister announces new infrastructure agreement with British Columbia

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