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Surrey, Vancouver break transit truce

December 14, 2012 |

As Gordon Price notes, up until this week, the Mayors of Surrey and Vancouver were on the same page for transit expansion – both are regional priorities.

That changed when Mayor Watts made comments to the media suggesting Vancouver’s recent … Read More

Watts calls for Light Rail, but what’s the hold up?

March 15, 2012 |

The 500 attendees at the 2012 State of the City address must have felt a sense of deja vu as Mayor Watts stood proudly behind a Light Rail background – indeed, it was the very same used last year. Once … Read More

Watts’ LRT plan is MIA

September 16, 2011 |

Back in April at the Mayor’s annual State of the City address, Dianne Watts unveiled her latest city-building initiative: Light Rail for Surrey. Fresh off a trip from Portland, she was convinced the at-grade trains were the right solution for … Read More

City touts LRT plan in new video

September 1, 2011 |

The City has updated an early video visualizing LRT in Surrey, showcasing the new rendering on the front page of its corporate website. Entitled “The City of Surrey’s Vision for Rapid Transit,” the new video includes a voiceover, explaining the … Read More

Rapid Transit study points to Fraser Highway, possible SkyTrain

May 31, 2011 |

TransLink recently entered public consultation for Phase 2 of their study on rapid transit in the South Fraser area. Phase 1 previously concluded the need to connect any future routes at Surrey City Centre, to aid in … Read More

LRT by 2012? Let’s make sure we get it right

April 21, 2011 |

 

Although Mayor Watts’ ambitious calls for sustainable transportation funding “within a month or two,” and Light Rail design plans for Surrey by 2012, ought to be commended and supported, the speed with which she is moving … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Video rendering of LRT in Surrey

April 14, 2011 |

Civic Surrey has obtained a copy of an exciting video presented to the audience at Mayor Watts’ State of the City address. The short, two minute video shows a computer generated Light Rail line running between the City Centre and … Read More

Watts’ next priority: Light Rail by 2012

April 14, 2011 |

Mayor Dianne Watts used her sixth annual State of the City address to make a strong case for a light rail system across Surrey.

Watts noted the successful multi-modal transit system in Portland, whose spine is a light rail … Read More