‘Investment will help us get closer to connecting Langley to UBC with a SkyTrain extension’
VANCOUVER Mayor Kennedy Stewart on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of $14.9 billion in new transit funding for municipalities, including $3 billion a year in permanent funding, saying that it “represents a landmark investment in the post-COVID recovery Canadians need.”
Stewart said: “Canada’s largest municipalities have been calling for stable, predictable, and significant transit funding so that we can plan long-term for our residents, and today’s news of $3 billion a year in permanent funding helps do just that.
“This $14.9 billion in total investment will help us get closer to connecting Langley to UBC with a SkyTrain extension that will service British Columbia’s second largest employment corridor.
“Not only will this project help jumpstart COVID economic recovery with thousands of green jobs, it will also help reduce congestion and realize our goals for a low-emissions future.
“This project is the single most important thing we can do as a region to build back better after the pandemic and build a better future for residents across Metro Vancouver and beyond.”