Opinion: Transforming future of Surrey with light-rail transit

Surrey is the place to be.

An average of 10,000 people have moved to the city each year over the past five years. As one million more people come to the Metro Vancouver region, many of them will settle in Surrey and surrounding communities south of the Fraser.

One in five Metro residents will call Surrey home and the city will surpass Vancouver as B.C.’s largest community by 2041. At the same time, more and more high-tech, clean-tech and health-tech businesses are also choosing to locate in Surrey. Yet, when it comes to rapid transit, we are only served by the Expo Line built in 1986 and haven’t seen any new rapid-transit capital improvements in the city since 1994.

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The Vancouver Sun
Published on: March 24, 2017