Petitioning Mayor of the City of Surrey Mayor, Linda Hepner and 17 others

Change the proposed Surrey LRT to SkyTrain

2,661
Supporters

In 2012, TransLink and the Ministry of Transportation released the Surrey Rapid Transit Study analysis, which looked at 14 alternatives for building rapid transit South-of-the-Fraser. The best of these alternatives was "RRT1A", which combined a SkyTrain extension to Langley with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to White Rock, Newton and Guildford. RRT1A served all of the proposed transit corridors, met all capacity requirements, and had the most transportation benefits of any alternative.

Instead, Surrey has decided to pursue a street-level Light Rail (LRT) system - even though it was not considered the best alternative. The study actually found that building an LRT would result in a net loss to society, rather than a net benefit. The LRT alternative did not have a positive benefit-cost ratio, and would not cost less to build than the RRT 1A alternative - instead costing more to operate in the long term.

A street-level LRT is not the system that will serve Surrey best in the future. With its total costs now topping $2.6 billion, it will be the most expensive mistake in our region's history.

SkyTrain for Surrey's campaign vision is to see an Expo Line: Langley Extension on Fraser Highway and a Bus Rapid Transit system on King George Blvd & 104 Ave, instead of a street-level LRT. Passengers boarding an extended Expo Line at Langley Centre Station would reach Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver in less than 60 minutes.

Why we oppose LRT: CLICK HERE // Our Vision: CLICK HERE

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Mayor of the City of Surrey
    Mayor, Linda Hepner
  • MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood and Minister for TransLink
    TransLink Minister, Peter Fassbender
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Tom Gill
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Bruce Hayne
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Vera LeFranc
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Mary Martin
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Mike Starchuk
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Barbara Steele
  • Mayor of the City of Langley
    Mayor, Ted Schaffer
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Paul Albrecht
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Jack Arnold
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Dave Hall
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Gayle Martin
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Rudy Storteboom
  • Langley City Councillor
    Councillor Val van den Broek
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Judy Villeneuve
  • Surrey City Councillor
    Councillor Dave Woods
  • Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation


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