Statement on Transit Infrastructure
February 11th, 2014 - 5:35pm
Mr. Speaker, transit is a concern that is frequently raised at my regular town hall meetings.
New Westminster, Coquitlam and Port Moody commuters are frustrated by delays to transit improvements and increasing road congestion.
Instead of offering solutions, provincial and federal governments are passing the buck and failing to show leadership. Instead of working collaboratively with regional mayors, the B.C. Liberals are pushing a referendum that would only cause further delays.
I call upon the federal government to play an active role in addressing the region's needs by implementing a national transit strategy and providing cities with long-term, sustainable, predictable infrastructure funding that they need.