LRT plan scrapped

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Metro Vancouver mayors have voted to suspend construction on a light rapid transit line in Surrey.

Instead, they’ll move toward a SkyTrain to Langley, it was decided Thursday.

But, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum faced some stiff opposition to the about-face.

“I think this approach is setting a dangerous precedent,” Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. “I’m open to the idea of making a change, and we need a full analysis of that change.”

“The quickest way forward is not to throw a bomb into this. But that bomb has been cast,” added Maria Harris of Electoral Area A, which includes the University of British Columbia campus. …

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