The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation which is responsible for approving various TransLink plans, received an update from TransLink at its latest meeting. TransLink’s website contains a good overview of the role of the Mayors’ Council. The update received was on TransLink’s new Ten Year Vision which was approved late last year.
The following graphic from the update provides an overview of the vision. The leftmost column shows the improvements to transportation in the region once the vision if fully built-out. The second column shows what’s currently fully-funded, and being implemented.
|10-Year Vision Investment Dashboard. Select graphic to enlarge.|
The third column from the left is currently unfunded, but the Mayors’ Council and TransLink are currently working towards securing funding for phase two. Funding for phase two will need to come from the federal and provincial governments, as well as from new regional funding sources. The rightmost column is phase three, and is currently unfunded.
The majority of the big ticket items are contained in phase two including the Broadway Millennium Line Extension, Surrey Light Rail, and the replacement of the Pattullo Bridge.
The next two maps show what routes and areas will be receiving transit service improvements this year, in 2018, and in 2019.
|Proposed transit service improvements for 2017 including month of launch. Select image to enlarge.|
|Proposed transit service improvements between 2017 and 2019. Select image to enlarge.|
Also by 2019, TransLink will have rolled out the following B-Line routes:
- 41st Ave, Joyce-Collingwood Station to UBC
- Fraser Highway, Surrey Centre to Langley
- Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam Centre to Maple Ridge
- Marine Dr, Dundarave to Phibbs Exchange
Over the last few years, the average speed of bus service has been going down in the region. TransLink is planning to implement a new $61 million Bus Speed & Reliability Program in partnership with municipalities to get buses moving faster.
For more information, read the full TransLink presentation from the latest Mayors’ Council meeting.