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Langley City enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with TransLink

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For Immediate Release

Strengthening the Business Case to complete the SkyTrain Extension to Langley City

Langley City, BC – Langley City Council has approved to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with TransLink for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain (SLS) Project within the City of Langley. The MOU does not create legally binding rights nor to fetter the powers of the Mayors’ Council on approving future agreements and policies, but it is a statement of intent and illustrates mutual support of the project and is intended to advance the development of the project. The approval of the MOU will allow TransLink to proceed with the next steps of the work plan to complete and submit a business case and design to the Federal and Provincial treasury boards in spring 2020.

“The MOU reaffirms TransLink and Langley City’s commitment to work collaboratively and support the project to complete the SkyTrain to Langley City as one complete project,” said Mayor Val van den Broek. “It demonstrates that Langley City is being proactive and taking a methodical approach to strengthening the business case to secure the remaining $1.9 billion in the Phase Three Investment Plan.”

The City’s commitment also includes the development of updated land-use plans, transit-oriented land-use policies and affordable housing strategies, all of which are already underway as part of the OCP and Zoning Bylaw Updates project and Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan, and which will form part of the future agreements.

For more information about the Memorandum of Understanding, please contact Francis Cheung, CAO at 604.514.2805 or fcheung@langleycity.ca.

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Media Inquiries:
 

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
604.514.2823
spaulson@langleycity.ca