Surrey Business News
Skytrain Extension to Fleetwood Compromises Needed Transit Investments for Rest of Surrey
The Surrey Board of Trade presented to the Translink Mayors’ Council to maintain the current 10-Year Transportation Plan including LRT.
Though the Surrey Board of Trade’s presentation was referenced by the various regional mayors through debate, the final decision was that Skytrain will be advanced to
Fleetwood, to 166 Street. Reliance on whether Skytrain can be built all the way to Clayton in Surrey and into Langley hinges on future funding from the provincial and federal levels of government.
“The Surrey Board of Trade supported LRT because it would be the most effective means by which to connect the town centres, making transit within Surrey the objective, making Surrey the destination,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
“We could have had shovels in the ground right now helping to connect our town centres as a start.”
“It remains uncertain with the extra $400 million left after Skytrain construction when bus rapid transit will be in place in Surrey on the L-line and if that cost will go up.” businessinsurrey.com/policy/transportation