In a letter posted on Medium yesterday, Green’s proposal includes a map depicting a starting point at the Pattullo Bridge, with stops throughout Surrey, the Langleys, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and ultimately ending in Chilliwack.
The image is notable for harkening back to the days of paper creases and highlighters (the cocktail napkin did not make publication), and for showing the world the lengths we may go to service Sumas.
The proposed route is actually the former BC Hydro Freight Division rail corridor — sold off by the province in 1988 — with passenger rights apparently intact and in the public domain.
In addition to promising economic growth and quality of life gains of a ‘South Fraser Community Rail’, Green simultaneously rakes Mayor Doug McCallum over the coals for rushing forward with the Surrey Skytrain proposal:
This project does absolutely nothing for our region, or for the municipalities that fall beyond Surrey.
Read the full letter here. Thanks to Tom Durning for the tip.