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Dear MVX supporter,

Thank you to those who were able to join us at our virtual meeting on Tuesday evening.

Please find the following recap of what we talked about for those of you who could not make it.

Our Diverse Team:

MVX directors and supporters come from different backgrounds, from rail industry professionals to public relations experts and community members. However, we are all aligned in our vision to see high-speed rail link the Lower Mainland from Whistler to the inner Fraser Valley as soon as possible.

Strategy #1 – Call for a Government Agency:

We know that making our vision a reality will require public and government support to fund, construct and operate. Based on comparative cases in Canada, we agree that a provincial-level government agency will be necessary to best implement our vision, with a mandate that reflects our framework and principles.

This strategy will be the main focus of our efforts in the long term.

Strategy #2 – Develop a plan:

Every vision requires detail and evidence to help guide and convince decision-makers. Right now, we have high-level principles and goals that unite us, some preliminary information on routing, but we need more. In collaboration with industry professionals, we hope to have a more developed plan in the short term that addresses design, routing and feasibility.

We are forming a Technical Committee to work on these aspects. If you are interested in contributing your expertise, please email: bert@mvx.vision

Strategy #3 – Cooperate with the 2030 Winter Olympic Bid Team to make MVX the Legacy Infrastructure Project:

Whether it be the original Expo Skytrain line with Expo ‘86 or the Canada Line for the 2010 Winter Olympics, we have built significant infrastructure in the Lower Mainland due to hosting significant international events.

A preliminary bid effort is underway for Vancouver to be the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. While the event may not be directly related to our vision or principles, we feel that contributing our viewpoint to the organizing team will benefit in making our vision a reality.

Based on consent from our supporters on the call, we will reach out to the bid team to help incorporate the MVX vision into any bid that will benefit the citizens of the Lower Mainland in helping realize high-speed rail. We will make every effort to not directly endorsing the actual Olympic and Paralympic events and organizing, but simply promoting high-speed rail as an integral part of any legacy infrastructure project.

We want to be as inclusive and diverse as possible. So, please do not hesitate to get involved. If you would like to get involved or understand our plans, please do not hesitate to reach out by replying to this email.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Bert



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