Letters

Surrey needs transit for Port Mann

A letter writer is angry that TransLink hasn’t provided Surrey residents – notably seniors and students who may be unable to afford their own cars – with any public transportation over the new Port Mann Bridge. - Leader file photo
A letter writer is angry that TransLink hasn’t provided Surrey residents – notably seniors and students who may be unable to afford their own cars – with any public transportation over the new Port Mann Bridge.
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Local and provincial leaders should be ashamed that one year after the new Port Mann Bridge opened, Surrey residents don’t have access to any type of public transportation to cross it.

If they want to cross it they have to drive to Langley from where they can take a bus.

This is pure discrimination against Surrey.

This is an outrage and the people in charge at TransLink, the City of Surrey and the B.C. Ministry of Transportation who mismanaged this should be fired for gross incompetence

I am calling on all levels of government to cut the excuses, roll up their sleeves and get working on this.

Waiting years for critical improvements is not the way to do business in B.C. Public transit helps the people most in need like students and the elderly who cannot afford a car or the exorbitant toll fees.

I challenge the powers that be to answer me and the people of Surrey what exactly is being done to get a bus from Surrey over the Port Mann.

Enough is enough.

The citizens of Surrey demand more accountability from their government.

 

Daniel Badragan

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