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Delta, TFN need improved transit service levels, says Harvie

Harvie says the areas serve as employment districts as well as destination points for the region as a whole
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Harvie noted Tsawwassen First Nation industrial lands and the anticipated revitalization of Ladner Village will require better transit.

Delta will need better transit to meet growth initiatives taking place including the industrial lands development within the Tsawwassen First Nation and the anticipated revitalization of Ladner Village.

That’s what Delta Mayor George Harvie told TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn in a recent letter, noting the TFN and Delta strongly believe that those areas would benefit from improved transit now and in the future.

“It is vital across the region to have equitable access to transit service in order to provide an integrated system that everyone has the opportunity to use,” said Harvie. “Together, Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation believe it is important to provide our growing areas with transit now, in order to foster within our communities the ability to rely on a strong transit system moving forward.”

Noting that they (City of Delta and TFN) understand that TransLink is currently dealing with financial challenges associated with the pandemic, Harvie said future transit improvements to those areas have been identified in the Southwest Area Transport Plan.

Following the province’s recent announcement that the George Massey Tunnel is to be replaced by an eight-lane immersed tunnel, Harvie said better transit options for people to get to their places of work throughout Metro Vancouver will also be needed.

He also said he will continue to pursue the idea of using the Vancouver Landfill as a transit hub.