Thursday, June 21, 2018
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PITT MEADOWS, BC – The City of Pitt Meadows is hosting an open house on Monday, June 25 to hear from residents about the future of transportation in the community. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more and to provide feedback about a variety of proposed railway infrastructure, transit and highway and road improvements in Pitt Meadows.

The City of Pitt Meadows has brought together several organizations that have a role in various aspects of transportation planning and investment in the community.  This approach is designed to make it easier for residents to learn more about the variety of initiatives that are under consideration. 

“Our community’s central location and the growth in neighbouring communities have brought many benefits as well as challenges,” said Mayor John Becker.   “The historic location of Canadian Pacific bisecting our community and increase in rail traffic that facilitates the movement of goods across our nation has further impacted residents.”

The engagement process is seeking input on a number of initiatives including: proposed rail grade separations at Harris Road and Kennedy Road; future improvements to Lougheed Highway; and planning for potential local road connections at North Lougheed, Kennedy-McTavish, and Allen Way-McTavish.  A discussion guide that includes background information and details on each initiative, as well as the ways residents can provide input, is available at City Hall, the Pitt Meadows Family Rec Centre, Pitt Meadows Library, and on the City’s website at pittmeadows.bc.ca.

“Transportation has been a significant priority of this Council during this term, and we have been working directly with senior levels of government,” said Mayor John Becker.   “The next crucial step is hearing from residents about their priorities and interests for transportation.”

The open house will be held at Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall on Monday June 25 from 4pm to 8pm.  Representatives from Canadian Pacific, TransLink, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the City of Pitt Meadows will be on hand to answer questions.  A small group meeting will also be held that day from 1pm-3pm for table discussions.  Residents interested in attending the small group session must RSVP to transportationengagement@pittmeadows.bc.ca. No RSVP is required for the open house.  Refreshments will be provided, as well as activities for children.

Following the June 25 event, residents will still be able to provide feedback until July 13 at the City’s new online engagement portal haveyoursaypittmeadows.ca

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