VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Metro Vancouver Alliance has joined the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition advocating for a 'yes' vote in the upcoming referendum.
Over the past two years MVA held thousands of conversations with people from within its member institutions about the challenges they face and the positive changes they wanted to see in the region. MVA members identified transit and social isolation as two priorities.
"We believe that transit and social isolation are inter-related," says MVA Transit Team Co-chair Maria Robinson. "More transportation options and a better public transit system will enable all residents of the Metro Vancouver area to access employment, health services, social and recreational activities, and fully participate in urban life. Better transit and transportation helps the economy, the environment and our quality of life."
"That's why we're happy to join a large, diverse group of organizations supporting the 'yes' vote in this referendum," continues Bruce Murray, MVA Transit Team Co-chair. "Voting 'yes' is the single biggest step we can take to improve the region's health, economy and livability."
Metro Vancouver Alliance is a group of nonpartisan, proactive, everyday citizens dedicated to making the Metro Vancouver area a better place for all to live and thrive. MVA members come over 50 affiliated organizations, including faith congregations, youth groups, neighbourhood houses, union locals, co-ops, academic departments and community non-profits.
SOURCE Metro Vancouver Alliance
For further information: Patrick Bragg, MVA, cell (778) 889-3486; Website: metvanalliance.nationbuilder.com; Email: [email protected]