For Immediate Release
Langley City, BC – With widespread public support for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain (SLS) project and enormous benefits for the City of Langley and the region, the City welcomes the provincial and federal governments' financial commitments to complete Stage One and Two of the nearly shovel-ready project. The entire rapid transit line's approval is a significant milestone for the SLS project and will be transformational for the City of Langley and surrounding communities.
"It has been 30 years since the last fixed rapid transit investment south of the Fraser, and with the announcement of the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, Langley City will not only be a designated Regional City Centre, but a regional hub and a true transit-oriented downtown," said Mayor Val van den Broek. "The City of Langley is looking forward to working with the federal and provincial governments, as well as TransLink and the Mayor’s Council, to construct this critical regional priority project. We would like to acknowledge and thank them for their hard work and commitment."
With the announcement of this significant transit investment, the City of Langley will continue to implement our proactive vision strategy, Langley City: Nexus of Community Plan, as originally adopted by Council in 2018. With the new Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw Update, Downtown and Transit Corridor Masterplan, and Neighbourhood Plans almost complete, the City is already building on our existing community strengths of compact design, natural beauty, and job-creating industries.
We will continue to implement the bold and sustainable Community, Connected, Experiences and Integration cornerstones of the Nexus of Community plan to prepare our City for future developments and to build the community that our vision imagines.
"The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain will provide enormous confidence to boost the regional economy. It will also be an essential part of the City's pandemic recovery strategy and improve the sustainability and quality of life for those who depend on, or may shift to, transit along the Fraser Highway corridor," said Mayor Val van den Broek. " The City of Langley looks forward to breaking ground on this significant project which will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient experience, ultimately improving commuter options and encouraging people to get out of their vehicles and reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion."
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