City asks TransLink for second forum

White Rock officials requesting more community engagement on proposed changes after resident points out 'gaping hole' in consultation.

A C51 bus heads north on White Rock's Johnston Road last month. The shuttle's route is among eight in the White Rock/South Surrey area that TransLink is eying for changes.

The City of White Rock is asking TransLink to host another public-information meeting about proposed bus-service changes, following a request from a resident at city council last week.

Speaking as a delegation Nov. 23, Roderick Louis described a “gaping hole” in public consultation on the part of the transit authority, following the announcement in October of eight proposed service changes in White Rock/South Surrey.

TransLink hosted a booth at a city public-information meeting on an unrelated matter Oct. 29, and had an online survey which closed Nov. 6.

Louis told council that TransLink has provided little information about what the proposals will mean for bus riders in the community and that there are many unanswered questions.

Coun. Lynne Sinclair tabled a motion to “request TransLink to schedule a public forum with regards to transit and the proposed changes”; the motion carried unanimously.

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