NDP MP Zarrillo supports municipal leaders’ call for federal investment in Metro Vancouver public transit

FEDERAL NDP Critic for Infrastructure and Communities Bonita Zarrillo (Port Moody—Coquitlam) on Tuesday called on the Liberals to stop holding back critical funding municipalities in Metro Vancouver need to expand public transit services for commuters.

“I met with BC municipal leaders about the need for more reliable and affordable public transit in Metro Vancouver,” said Zarrillo. “The mayors have a strong plan for necessary transit expansions, but the Liberal government is putting that plan at risk by delaying promised funding until 2026.”

In Question Period on Tuesday, Zarrillo said there’s no reason to delay funding to ensure people get quality public transit.

“Commuters are the ones who pay when Liberals delay. Workers, students, seniors and people living with disabilities deserve timely, accessible transit now. The Liberals must release this crucial funding to communities,” she asserted.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Zarrillo met with the BC mayors earlier this week to discuss the necessary funding to improve public transit in Metro Vancouver.

New Democrats say they will continue to push the Liberals to prioritize affordable, equitable and reliable public transit for Canadians.

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