LETTER: Surrey Board of Trade urges you to vote ‘Yes’ for transit

The Editor,

There are less than three weeks left to cast your ballot for better transportation and transit in Surrey. The Surrey Board of Trade reminds you that we need all of your votes to help the "Yes" side win.

The Surrey Board of Trade has been advocating for transportation infrastructure and increased transit investments in Surrey for years and this is our opportunity vote.

If the "Yes" vote wins, we will have approximately $3.5 billion in new infrastructure investments over the next 10 years. This will provide transformational growth for Surrey and establish our transportation network as the centre of Metro Vancouver business and industry.

If the "Yes" side is not successful all we will have is a big question mark. But that question mark will be a very clear message for businesses and industries seeking to move to Surrey and they will look elsewhere at regions with clear transportation and growth plans. We cannot afford to lose this opportunity to get Surrey the transportation upgrades we require.

We need more "Yes" votes. People are voting in unexpected numbers. If that doesn’t – so far – include you, please, find your ballot, fill it out and get it into the mail. And if you’ve lost your ballot or never received one, call Elections BC, at 1-800-661-8683 or email electionsbc@elections.bc.ca.

Craig Amundsen, Surrey Board of Trade