80% Support For Light Rail In Surrey

Good news everyone! 80% of the people polled support light rail in Surrey, BC.
The bad news is that TransLink is still involved with the planning process.
As for the jobs created, especially maintenance jobs, god knows how they come by those figures and is a good example of pulling numbers out of a hat, best not done.

80 per cent of Surrey residents support light-rail transit: poll

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Posted: February 15, 2016

80 per cent of Surrey residents support light-rail transit: poll


A new poll suggests 80 per cent of Surrey residents are in favor of light-rail transit.

Ipsos Public Affairs surveyed 600 residents between Jan. 25 and 29 of this year.

Besides overall support for the project, the poll also suggests residents believe LRT will have a number of community benefits.

Ninety per cent believe LRT will improve transportation options for Surrey, 88 per cent believe it will help connect communities in Surrey, and 86 per cent agree it would help create more jobs.

The city estimates the project would create 45,000 jobs ai??i?? 30,000 of those in construction and 15,000 in maintenance.

About 1,000 people move to Surrey each month, and it is expected to be the largest city in B.C. by 2041.

The light-rain line is expected to take 12 years to complete once started.

LRT was a key focal point in the recent failed Transit Referendum. Surrey has been working on bringing LRT to the city for several years.

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