Surrey transit worries inspire rally
A march and rally is taking place in Surrey to highlight concerns about a lack of transit service in the fast-growing community.
The event organizers, a group called the Surrey Citizens Transportation Initiative, want members of the public to weigh in with their opinions on the issue.
“Public, private and commercial transportation has become a huge issue in Surrey and Metro Vancouver due to population growth, traffic gridlock, green house gas and other pollutants,” reads a message on the group’s website.
“The rapid expansion of marine ports has placed additional pressure on road infrastructures. Aging infrastructures such as the Pattullo and Port Mann bridges adds to our future challenges.”
“Citizen input into daunting transportation decisions, such as funding of TransLink, is critical to develop transportation systems that meet the needs of Surrey citizens yet also meet the needs of British Columbia and Canada.”
The rally takes place today (February 26) at Central City Plaza in Surrey at 3:30 p.m.