In a recent interview with Stephen Quinn on the CBC Radio British Columbia’s Early Edition, Delta Mayor George V. Harvie suggested that the one potential future land use for the Vancouver Landfill, which will reach its maximum capacity within the next ten years, would be “for a major transit hub.”
The Delta Chamber of Commerce strongly endorses this vision and encourages Mayor Harvie, the Translink Mayor’s Council, and the Province to continue exploring this concept. “The Vancouver Landfill, in Delta, is an excellent location providing an ideal opportunity to drive a hub-and-spoke network of light rail, bus and other public transportation systems,” observed Garry Shearer, Delta Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
“The current transit planning in Metro Vancouver is increasing the public transportation deficit South of the Fraser River. We need bold vision, like that expressed by Mayor Harvie, on the concept of light rail to Delta, a major transit hub at the Vancouver Landfill. The Delta Chamber supports the City of Delta’s advocacy to bring visibility to transportation topics, because Delta matters, and the communities South of the Fraser matter.”
The Delta Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization of business and professional people, which works to promote our members’ collective commercial interests; to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in our community and to advocate for the interests of the Delta business community with all levels of government.