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Mayors call on federal government to direct new transit funding to Surrey-Langley SkyTrain and zero-emission buses

In a letter sent today to federal ministers and shared with local Members of Parliament, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation called on the Government of Canada to use its upcoming budget to quickly commit its recently announced new transit funding to Stage 2 of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain, the acceleration of the Low-Carbon Fleet Strategy, …

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Mayors' Council Federal Pre-Budget Submission 2021 - March 2021

Mayors’ Council calls on senior governments to fund immediate climate action with $447 million bus fleet electrification strategy

TransLink is shovel-ready with Low Carbon Fleet Strategy, awaiting senior government funding February 27, 2020 (NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation has endorsed an aggressive roll-out of TransLink’s Low Carbon Fleet Strategy to support quick action on climate change. This schedule will see half of all TransLink’s diesel fleet converted to …

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Mayors and community leaders call on federal government to make new investments in Metro Vancouver transit

February 4, 2020 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation was joined today by community leaders and representatives of business, health, transportation and environment groups in calling on the federal government to commit to the next phase of Metro Vancouver’s transit expansion plan. The appeal comes as a delegation of mayors heads to …

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Speech from the Throne Signals Federal Government Prepared to Invest in Regional Transit: Mayors’ Council

December 5, 2019 (New Westminster, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation welcomed today’s Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor General Julie Payette, which outlined the Government of Canada’s commitment to invest in public transit as part of making life better for Canadians. With a recognition that “regional differences matter” and a willingness …

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New federal cabinet an opportunity for renewed partnership with Ottawa on transit expansion: Mayors’ Council

Metro Vancouver mayors will seek meeting with new Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna to discuss funding to complete the 10-Year Vision and bus fleet electrification November 20, 2019 (New Westminster, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation is extending congratulations to Members of Parliament appointed to the federal Cabinet earlier today in Ottawa, and welcomed …

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Mayors’ Council seeks renewed partnership from federal government to meet unprecedented transit ridership growth

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart to meet with officials in Ottawa next week to secure commitments for Mayors’ Council transit plan November 13, 2019 (New Westminster, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other federal party leaders to support continued funding to complete the 10-Year Vision, based on …

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Mayors’ Council Releases Voters’ Guide Summarizing Federal Party Positions on Public Transit

Three of the four main federal parties commit to a permanent transit fund  and measures to support electrification of buses to reduce GHG emissions October 16, 2019 (New Westminster, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation today released the Cure Congestion Federal Election Voters’ Guide, summarizing commitments to transit and transportation from the Conservative …

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Statement by the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation in response to Liberal Platform

The Mayors’ Council welcomes the Liberal Party’s commitment to a permanent transit fund as outlined in their platform released this weekend. In partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, our #CureCongestion campaign has been calling for permanent funding as the smartest, most cost-effective way to plan for future expansion of public transit services in our communities. Three …

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Mayors’ Council urges federal parties to commit to permanent transit funding to avoid project delays

Metro Vancouver mayors joined by Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Union of B.C. Municipalities in asking parties to commit to transit investment ahead of election September 24, 2019 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation is renewing its call for political parties to commit to a permanent transit fund during the federal election …

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What does a Congestion Relief Fund mean for Metro Vancouver?

As you know, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation is calling on Canada’s political parties to commit to a permanent Congestion Relief Fund – a permanent federal funding mechanism which will continue the investments needed to cure congestion in Metro Vancouver, and in cities across the country. The current trend of federal investments in transit …

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