While Kevin Desmond passes the one year mark as TransLink’s CEO, he’s happy to hear about the Federal Government’s funding commitment of rougly $2.2 billion dollars.
He says that money will be going towards big projects, like the a Broadway Subway, replacing the Pattullo Bridge and the Surrey Light Rail.
Desmond says the mayor’s plan of phase one is envisioning a 27 kilometers rail, starting with the Newton-Guildford L-line.
“Newton-Guilford line, that is what we’re designing and that’s what we’re moving forward with. We’re still doing a lot of work, nailing down design issues, yes traffic is gonna be a challenge to manage, and that’s part of the design effort we’re doing with the city now.”
“The second phase is rail down to Langley on Fraser Highway, and the preferred plan for the City of Surrey and by the mayors is light rail, but I know that the conversation continues whether it should be SkyTrain or light rail, and we’re going to continue to have that conversation.”
Desmond spoke on CKNW’s Steele and Drex.
The interview, which was streamed live to Facebook, can be watched below.