Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Transit for Tomorrow

I have blogged several times about Paul Hillsdon who came up with a transit vision for the South Fraser eariler this year. Anyway, he is now running for council in Surrey and just recently released his “Transit for Tomorrow” plan. You can read more on his website. The Province also picked up on this plan, and you can read the full article on their website.

He says his transit plan can meet rapid growth throughout most of the lower Fraser region, including Surrey, the two Langleys, Delta, White Rock and eventually Abbotsford and the rest of the Fraser Valley. It centres on three light-rail lines:
- A 26.2-km Interurban Line ($697 million) running from Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey to Langley City Centre, that would eventually be extended up the Valley.
- A 10.2-km King George line ($306 million) to connect SkyTrain and the Interurban light-rail line with Surrey City Centre, Guildford and Newton town centres.
- A seven-kilometre 200th Street line ($210 million) linking the Interurban line with Langley City Centre, Willowbrook, Willoughby and Walnut Grove.

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