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Council Encourages Residents to Take Action

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Council supports the Cure Congestion Campaign

Langley City, British Columbia – Langley City Council considered a request from the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to provide a motion of support for their Cure Congestion campaign, the goal of which is to get the federal government to establish a permanent, national Congestion Relief Fund to deliver annual, reliable and dedicated transit funding for Metro Vancouver.

At the May 27 Regular Council Meeting, Langley City Council passed a resolution to endorse the Cure Congestion Campaign, and that candidates running in the 2019 federal election for the riding of Cloverdale-Langley City be urged to support the call for a Congestion Relief Fund.

At the June 24 Regular Council Meeting passed a further resolution of support for the campaign to promote the campaign through the City’s social media platforms.

Langley City Council urges residents and all of Metro Vancouver to take action.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Write your Member of Parliament and federal candidates using the simple online tool at www.curecongestion.ca – including pre-loaded recipient emails based on your local representative and candidates
  • Share the suggested social media content below with your network, using the hashtag #CureCongestion
  • Retweet, repost, and “like” CureCongestion campaign content
  • Visit this page and use the social media filters to build momentum
  • Ask your friends and family to do the same

By filling out the “Call For More Transit Funding Now” online form to advocate for a Congestion Relief Fund that would deliver $375 million in annual, reliable, dedicated transit funding for the Surrey Langley Skytrain and the rest of Metro Vancouver starting in 2028.

“Although we have a record-breaking level of support for the Surrey Langley Skytrain, we still need our federal government to stay on-board by making a yearly, consistent Congestion Relief Fund to accelerate the completion of the region’s current transportation plan, the 10-Year Vision, which includes the Surrey Langley Skytrain,” said Mayor Val van den Broek. “I encourage you to fill out the online form that calls on national parties to commit to work in partnership to cure congestion in Metro Vancouver.”

For more information, visit the Mayors’ Council on Transportation’s Cure Congestion website at https://www.curecongestion.ca/take-action/

Media Inquiries:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
604.514.2823

spaulson@langleycity.ca