Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and BC Premier John Horgan just made a huge announcement that is going to drastically change the way we transit around the Greater Vancouver area.
Justin Trudeau, John Horgan, Gregor Roberston and Surrey mayor, Linda Hepner just made the huge announcement moments ago in Surrey, BC.
Hello Surrey! It’s a great day for public transit in this city. Watch my announcement: https://t.co/WtMXNzBSmN— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 4, 2018
According to CBC News, the federal and provincial governments just announced that they've committed $3 billion into funding for the Broadway subway and long-awaited Surrey light rail project.
Surrey's new LRT (Light Rail Train) project will cost an estimated $1.65 billion! The project will link Guildford, Surrey Central and Newton together on a quick and efficient street-level track.
Major rapid transit funding announcement 🚍🚊🇨🇦 https://t.co/ENIVTZNVjB— TransLink BC (@TransLink) September 4, 2018
The new project will add six stations onto the SkyTrain Millennium Line. According to reports, BC will contribute $1.82 billion to the projects, the federal government will give $1.37 billion and TransLink, the city of Vancouver and the city of Surrey will pool in for the remaining $1.23 billion towards the new projects.
Source: CBC News
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