Press for RFTV

Since we formed in July 2007, people who agree with Rail for the Valley
have been writing many Letters to the
Editor of our local newspapers. It’s working… The Rail for the
Valley movement has been getting a lot of press!


Articles of interest…

Transit
solutions sought (Langley Times, July 1)

‘Green Your
Campbell Cash’ Draws Big Response (The Tyee, June 25)

A
streetcar advocate named Bateman (The Province, June 12)

Mayor,
VALTAC to talk trains (Langley Times, May 18)

Langley
leading transit movement (24 Hours, May 9)

Rail
option backed (Langley Advance, May 9)

Spend
penalty where it works (Langley Advance, May 9)

Township
takes steps on light rail planning (Langley Times, May 9)

Maybe
numbers are right (Chilliwack Times, May 6)

Rail
advocates welcome members (Langley Advance, May 6)

Advance
poll: Would you ride the Interurban… (Langley Advance, May 6)

Commuter
rail could work (Langley Times, May 4)

Development
put in context (Langley Times, May 4)

A
desire for streetcars (Langley Times, May 4)

Rail
advocates meet up (Langley Advance, May 2)

Commuters
welcome: Railway (Surrey Leader, May 2)

Car-centred
planning has led to many challenges (Langley Times, April 30)

Interurban
focus of forum (Langley Times, April 30)

Forum
pushes light rail revival (Langley Advance, April 29)

Planning
for rail up the Fraser Valley is plain common sense (editorial, The
Province, April 28)

Rally
for rail planned (Langley Times, April 25)

Benefits
of rail often go unseen (Langley Advance, April 25)

Rail
rally held in Langley (Chilliwack Times, April 25)

Frustrated
commuters staging all-day rally, with workshops (The Province, April
24)

Brian
Lewis: Dismissing
light rail in Valley short-sighted (The Province, April 20, 2008)

Regional
district ‘out of touch’ (Langley Times, April 4, 2008)

Interurban
option pushed (Langley Times, April 4, 2008)

Don’t
ignore south of Fraser (the Province, March 16, 2008)

More
transit pressure urged (Langley Advance, March 11, 2008)

RAIL
FOR THE VALLEY RESPONDS: Getting the facts straight on rail for the valley
(Chilliwack Times, March 7, 2008).
Click here for the unedited response

Chilliwack
Mayor Clint Hames: Put local transit first (Chilliwack Times, February 26,
2008)

Forum
fuels demand for light-rail transit (Chilliwack Progress, February 19,
2008)

Light
rail, not rapid transit
…. continued here: RALLY
(Chilliwack Times, February 19, 2008)

Light-rail
service pushed for Valley at public meeting (The Province, February
17, 2008)

City
gauging public support on Interurban rail line revival (Abbotsford
News, February 16, 2008)

Rail
Rally hoping to attract hundreds (Chilliwack Times, February 14,
2008)

Info
session aims to put rail campaign on track (The Province, February 14,
2008)

Valley
group wants light rail (Vancouver Sun, February 12, 2008)

Rail
advocates meet Saturday (Abbotsford Times, February 12, 2008)

This
is how to make the B.C. transit system one that’s truly world-class (The
Province, February 11, 2008)

Time
for all to board a revived Interurban (The Province, February 5,
2008)

Rail
prez sees conflict with commuter service (Chilliwack Progress, February
1, 2008)

Southern
rail line may be quick fix, editorial, Abbotsford News (January 26, 2008)

Interurban
train an option for Abby (Abbotsford News, January 26, 2008)

Rail
needs more than just a ‘look’, editorial, Abbotsford Times (January 25,
2008)

Hot
debate: lanes, trains and automobiles (Abbotsford Times, January 25,
2008)

Resurrect
old interurban tramline, Fraser Valley residents urge (CBC, January 25,
2008)

Perfect
time for debate on transit, students say (Abbotsford Times, January 22,
2008)

Transit
forum gains steam (Chilliwack Progress, January 22, 2008)

Transit
forum down the road (Chilliwack Times, January 22, 2008)

Mayor
‘delighted’ to debate Fraser Valley transit (Chilliwack Progress,
January 22, 2008)

Let’s
have a transit plan for the entire Lower Mainland, editorial, The
Province (January 21, 2008)

What’s
Victoria done for the Valley lately? (The Province, January 17,
2008)

New
transit plan blasted by Rail for the Valley (Hope Standard, January
17, 2008)

Surrey
Leader editorial: Metro-centric plan shuns the Valley (January 16,
2008)

Transit
plan bypasses city (Chilliwack Progress, Jan. 15, 2008)

Light
rail fans angered (Chilliwack Times, Jan. 15, 2008)

Abbotsford
Times editorial: Transit plan – what’s in it for us? (Jan. 15, 2008)

Transit
plan panned (Abbotsford Times, Jan. 15, 2008)

No
SkyTrain for Langley (Langley Advance, January 15, 2008)

And
now the race for real estate begins (The Province, Jan. 15, 2008)

Top
story radio coverage on News1130 for the whole afternoon and evening!
(Jan. 14, 2008)

For
future, learn from the past (New Westminster Record, Jan. 12, 2008)

Time
to make trains make sense (New Westminster Record, Dec. 22, 2007)

Railing for
better Transit (The Cascade, October 15, 2007)


Langley Times editorial: We can learn from history Rail-based transit
will work in the Fraser Valley (October 10, 2007)


Valley activists call for transit pledges (Abbotsford Times, October 2,
2007)

Rail
Rally! (Chilliwack Times, September 21, 2007)

Mayor
transit wary: The Times goes down on the street…. (Chilliwack
Times, Sept. 18, 2007)

Rail
link would kill Chilliwack: Mayor (Chilliwack Progress, Sept. 11,
2007)


Abbotsford News editorial: More rail an alternative to freeway widening
(August 21, 2007)


New group presses railway case (Surrey Leader, August 17, 2007)

New group pushes for Valley light-rail system (The Province, August 16,
2007)


Pressure mounts for commuter rail line (Chilliwack Progress, August
14, 2007)


Train gaining on information superhighway (Chilliwack Times, August 14,
2007)


Chilliwack Times editorial: Get rail back for the future (August 14,
2007)

If local politicians at all levels have any interest in re-election,
they’d better start paying serious attention to a growing groundswell
in the Fraser Valley.
” -Brian Lewis, The Province

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