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Surrey Rapid Transit webinar clips now up on YouTube

The Surrey Rapid Transit webinar clips are now up on YouTube!

It’s in four parts, since the webinar was an hour and YouTube has a 15 minute time limit for clips. So check out part 1 above, and parts 2-4 below.

If you’re looking to skip around the clips, here’s some guidance. The initial presentation is 35 minutes long (parts 1, 2, & a bit of 3), and the Q&A part goes for 25 minutes (parts 3 & 4). I’ve made a list of the questions asked in clips 3 and 4, and you can find those listed below the relevant clip.

As well, we’ve put together answers to submitted questions that did not get covered during the webinar. Check out this PDF to see those questions and answers!

In the clip above, Jeff continues on with part 2 of his presentation, explaining the project and the resulting alternatives presented.

In the clip above, Jeff answers the following questions:

  • Will other options for routing be considered if asked for? i.e. if the public does not want a route along already-busy 104th avenue for various reasons, will a route on another road such as 108th be considered?
  • Why exactly have better options to Guildford not been proposed at the moment?
  • What is the most common bus route within the area currently? I ask this because I believe that the most common bus route within the area could be turned into a B-Line or a BRT system.
  • My question is what will be the plan for increased ridership in the future if the light rail becomes insufficient to meet the demand? Will it be additional trains, longer trains, extending or adding routes, or scrap the light rail and construct a Skytrain line?
  • When will Fraser Highway be widened for better bus service?
  • Are you planning to have a combination of RBT, LRT, etc. or are you planning to have the best one?
  • Has Translink’s real estate service division had any input into these options, and does Translink expect them to plan a larger role in upcoming projects.

In the clip above, Jeff answers the following questions:

  • Has Translink’s real estate service division had any input into these options, and does Translink expect them to plan a larger role in upcoming projects.
  • If RRT or LRT is built to centres without rapid transit such as Guildford and Newton, will current buses be rearranged to meet the new transit terminals or primarily continue along current routings?
  • Will B-Line or BRT route implementing be limited to the most major routes such as 104th, King George & Fraser Highway or will other routes be considered for BRT such as 64th or 152nd?
  • Are the lack of RRT/skytrain options to Guildford related at all to development woes & conflicts (i.e. Whalley)?
  • Will a new line extending across the Port Mann Bridge link up with or be a part of the systems proposed for this concept?
  • clarify difference between B-Line & BRT
  • Does Translink have a budget figure in mind for improvements South of the Fraser?
  • can these alternatives be phased, with a smaller piece built first or BRT to start & upgraded to LRT/SkyTrain later? Could they be expanded later on?
  • How will light rail transit connect to King George Station? If people need to get off and get on a Skytrain, will there be enough infrastructure to relieve the crowding during rush hours?
  • I’ve noticed many of the bus bays on King George have been lengthened to accomodate longer buses for bus rapid transit (or B-line service). However there are currently no confirmed plans for BRT. But are the bus bays hinting towards b-line service in the near future or are there some hurdles to clear?

Again, make sure to check out the Surrey Be Part of the Plan site—there you can also check out the Alternatives and answer our online questionnaire. The questionnaire will be closing this Friday—I will put up a reminder note for later this week.


6 Comments

  • By ;-), October 26, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Since this is on YouTube, can I request future uploads be at 1080? Or at least 720p? Even viewing the image a full-screen the slides are hard to read.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, October 27, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    ;-): You certainly can. This time around, I was just limited by the quality of the file given to us: a key learning for next time.

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