Sunday, September 5, 2010

Surrey Set for Major Transit Expansion?

CBC reports this morning that the City of Surrey is going to see some significant improvements to transit services. You can read all about it here. It comes as a surprise of sorts because when the Mayor's Council voted to fund TransLink, it was said that this money would only allow TransLink to fund current levels of service.

According to the CBC, transit expansion along Broadway is being put aside. So apparently those Broadway funds are now available to increase transit capacity in Surrey! This is GREAT news for those of us south of the Fraser.

Don't expect the expansion tomorrow as the Evergreen Line must first be completed before the Surrey connection begins. The CBC article says:
"In its latest report, "2040 Shape our Future," the federation of 22 municipalities in the Lower Mainland says that once the Evergreen Line to Coquitlam Centre is completed, rapid transit should be expanded in Surrey before a line out to the University of British Columbia is built."

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