SURREY – The "Yes" side in the transportation plebiscite gained new allies last week.
Near Surrey Central SkyTrain station Wednesday (March 11), Lower Mainland police and fire chiefs urged the public to vote "Yes" to the planned 0.5 per cent tax increase to fund transportation projects.
They say fewer cars on the road will mean faster response times.
Meanwhile, the Kwantlen Student Association – joined by student associations from UBC, SFU, BCIT, Langara, Capilano, VCC and Emily Carr – voiced their support for a "Yes" vote at Kwantlen’s Cloverdale campus.
Port Metro Vancouver also announced its support for a "Yes" vote, saying reduced gridlock along trade corridors is important to long-term economic development.