From left

Langley roads discussed

Chamber of commerce talk featured 16th Avenue.

  • May. 18, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A trio with major stakes in local transportation and transit took questions Tuesday at the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Peter Fassbender, the minister for TransLink, Louise Yako, president of the BC Trucking Association, and TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond answered some questions from chamber president Scott Johnston.

• 16th Avenue:

Fassender and Yako both talked about widening the busy south Langley route. Yako noted its the only east-west route for oversized truck cargo.

• The 216th Street highway interchange.

Yako noted that she lives in the area so can see both sides, including that of local residents opposed to the new overpass.

But she and Fassbender both said a major link over the highway is needed to ease congestion and eliminate choke points.

• Mobility pricing. An alternate method of tolling road and bridge drivers thatFassbender said is achievable – but complicated.

Currently, the TransLink Mayors’ Council is looking to raise funds from developers around future rapid transit lines to help fund transit expansion.


Just Posted

Power failure hits Langley downtown

Electricity was out for about three hours.

Aldergrove Mall site becomes election issue

Letter from developers supporting current Township council sparks flurry of responses

WATCH: Less parking, more public space in plans for Langley City’s downtown

Two options for Fraser Highway’s one way section are up for debate.

Retired football kicker wanted play hockey as a kid, but ‘it just wasn’t in the budget’

Surrey-raised Paul McCallum now backs KidSport and its annual fundraiser set for Friday

Cloverdale CHAMP celebrates War Amps on its 100th anniversary

Child Amputee Program provides financial and peer support

Live bear cam: Let the fishing begin

Watch bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park catch their dinner live.

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

Fraser Valley horse trainer suing feed mill after death of five animals

Alicia Harper seeking $500,000 to $1 million in losses and damages from Hi-Pro Feeds

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

It’s shaping up to be quite a finish in CFL’s West Division standings

The Calgary Stampeders (10-2) are first, four points ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5).

Twice-convicted killer set to inherit multimillion-dollar company found guilty of father’s murder

A Toronto judge ruled that Dellen Millard is guilty of first-degree murder in death of his father,

Fraser Health to buy two private MRI clinics in Surrey, Abbotsford

New clinics will provide 2,000 more MRIs by fiscal year-end

Campaign seeks to add Farsi to B.C. school curriculum options

Group wants Farsi added to list of nine languages in policy covering second language requirements

Most Read