Mayor Doug McCallum was elected in 2018 after campaigning on a platform to cancel the planned light-rail expansion to Langley in favour of continuing SkyTrain down Fraser Highway.
The deal, which was approved last Thursday in-camera, includes $11.4 million in land for the track extension, $5.5 million for future roads, nearly $13 million in park-and-ride spaces, and $9.3 million in cash.
Surrey would have to pay another $5 million if its leaders decide to go with SkyTrain in the expansion further down King George Boulevard as well. Rapid-bus service is also an option for that portion.
Last week, the mayors’ council heard the Surrey/Langley project could face delays as a result of COVID-19’s financial impact on the transit agency.