public transit

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Car Free Day Surrey: Here’s what to do, see, drink, eat and play with Saturday in Newton (June 11)

Inaugural event features 3 stages of family-friendly entertainment and more

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)

Public input begins May 9 on Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project

Open houses are set for May 25 in Surrey and May 31 in Langley

 

A view of a particularly nasty traffic day on Scott Road’s “Snake Hill,” pre-pandemic. (File photo)

Surrey reviewing Scott Road with eye to running ‘fast’ bus and densifying corridor

The area under review for this corridor is 11.3 km long

A view of a particularly nasty traffic day on Scott Road’s “Snake Hill,” pre-pandemic. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge awards Surrey bus rider nearly $100K after driver braked to avoid hitting truck

Accident happened at intersection of 76 Avenue and King George Boulevard in 2015

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Surrey mayor says Surrey-Langley SkyTrain opening delay to 2028 is ‘disconcerting’

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, featuring a 16-kilometre line, was expected to be completed by 2025

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
File photo Tom Zytaruk

Surrey man accused of assaulting SkyTrain attendant

Howard Geddes Skelding, 29, is charged with assault with a weapon

File photo Tom Zytaruk
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to conduct meetings digitally into 2022

‘At the end of the year we can revisit it,’ executive director Mike Buda said

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
(Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey council moves to reduce parking along rapid transit corridors

This also targets rental housing developments in Rapid Transit Areas

(Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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Poll says 88% of South Fraser adults want passenger trains between Surrey, Chilliwack

The poll was conducted by Research Co. on behalf of the South Fraser Community Rail Project

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Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Suspect accused of ‘abhorrent’ assaults at Surrey SkyTrain stations

Transit Police say assaults were on April 9, 14 and 17

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

‘Build it and they will come’: Canada’s public transit looks to rebound from COVID

There were fears transit agencies in Canada would have to make drastic service cuts

SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
The City of Surrey offered a first look at a light rail car recently in City Centre. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: When it comes to Surrey LRT, democracy has been ignored – but it’s not too late

A carefully worded referendum on light rail issue would ensure the will of the people is being respected

  • May 25, 2018
The City of Surrey offered a first look at a light rail car recently in City Centre. (Photo: Amy Reid)