Plan released for rail transit across Surrey
SURREY – Surrey City Council candidate Paul Hillsdon announced today the centrepiece of his campaign – the Transit for Tomorrow plan. The plan, designed specifically to meet the growing transport demands of the South Fraser area (Surrey, Langley, Delta, and White Rock), would vastly expand the rapid transit system, with no need for local property tax increases or fare hikes.
“The Transit for Tomorrow plan begins to fix our woefully inadequate transit with fiscal prudence during these times of economic hardship. Construction of the lines will boost the local economy and create jobs, while addressing our transport, health and environment issues all at the same time,” said Hillsdon.
Hillsdon challenged civic candidates from across the South Fraser area to endorse the plan: “I call on all civic candidates in Surrey, the Langleys, Delta, and White Rock to let it be known whether or not they support the Transit for Tomorrow plan, and whether they too would pressure the Provincial government to redirect its funding promise from SkyTrain to light rail technology.”
The Transit for Tomorrow plan is attached to the media release and can be downloaded from Hillsdon’s campaign website at www.paulin08.com