Conservatives commit $700 million to Surrey’s Light Rail Project

Dianne Watts, the former mayor and Conservative Candidate for South Surrey White Rock Photo: Ray Hudson

Ray Hudson

The Conservative government, today brought out all of the its Surrey candidates, along with the one from Delta, to announce the commitment of one-third funding (about $700 million) to build Surrey’s proposed Light Rail Transit  project to Newton, Guildford and Langley.

The Group at today’s announcement was led by Conservative big gun and former Minister of Trade, James Moore, who is not running in the current election. Moore proclaimed that the Conservatives now estimate the budget surplus to be in the range of $5 billion.

Making the announcement was the role for Dianne Watts, the former mayor and Conservative Candidate for South Surrey White Rock.

“As the former mayor, and one who has championed this project, it gives me immense joy to be here to make this announcement to you today, as well as the residents of Surrey and Langley and the communities south of the Fraser. There are no better economic fundamentals, no better economic prospects, and no better place to be, and that ladies and gentlemen is the conservative record.”

She said it was more than moving people through the three transit corridors, around this region.

“It’s about shaping the city and it’s about preparing this region, south of the Fraser, for the growth that is coming.

Mayor Linda Hepner, who was on hand for the announcement expressed her delight in at the news. She felt confident that the province would come to the table with its one-third, then said that the next challenge would be finding a way, in the region to fund it’s one third.