Surrey Board of Trade Applauds BC Government and TransLink in Ensuring Transit Service Available for Economy Restart

The Surrey Board of Trade is very pleased that TransLink service will continue to ensure a smoother restart to BC’s economy. This decision today will cancel the previously announced service reductions and rescind approximately 1,500 layoff notices.

“The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of the Premier’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force, kept the message consistent that transportation is the foundation of moving an economy,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We are very pleased, as Surrey is set to be BC’s largest city, that the BC Government and TransLink are working on a comprehensive solution to address the financial impacts to TransLink, like many transit agencies across Canada, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Surrey Board of Trade will continue its advocacy to support transit and transportation solutions for Surrey through the various levels of government.

“Another 1.5 million people are expected to move to Metro Vancouver by 2050, many of them will be moving to the South Fraser Economic Region. We need to invest now in transportation infrastructure to move people and create livable and connected communities within Surrey and throughout the region.”