SURREY, B.C. — Surrey’s decision to remove 32nd Ave. from its truck route has sparked concern from the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA).
BCTA president Paul Landry wrote to TransLink chairman and Surrey Mayor, Doug McCallum recently, stating "TransLink’s concern should be efficient movement within and connectivity between municipalities. Allowing Surrey to remove a vital part of its truck route signals other communities into believing that constricting truck traffic, so long as it is not via the removal of a major road, is acceptable. This perception should not be fostered."
TransLink has to approve the changes to truck routes within its member municipalities, despite the fact the regional transit body is only responsible for major roads. However, 32nd Ave. is not part of the major road network.
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