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The Facts Matter: Investments in your community

TransLink invests in YOUR community

TransLink invests in YOUR community

TransLink invests in your community. Just like the title says!

Since 2012, TransLink has invested $145 million in transit, road and cycling improvements in every community across the region.

TransLink commits funding to municipalities to operate, maintain and rehabilitate the 2,300 km of the Major Road Network (MRN).hpr_muni_investments

The funds go toward necessary work, including street cleaning and snow removal, maintaining streetlights, traffic signals and signs, patching potholes and pavement rehabilitation.

Each municipality receives an amount that corresponds to the amount of MRN roads in its area.

TransLink also has a cost sharing program to contribute up to 50% of eligible capital costs to upgrade roads on the MRN and bicycle infrastructure in the Metro Vancouver region.

Head to The Facts Matter page to find out more ways TransLink has has invested in your community.

You can also read all about it here in the coming weeks as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the #TheFactsMatter hashtag.

Author: Adrienne Coling


4 Comments

  • By christophe, April 27, 2015 @ 11:36 am

    I see that the North Shore remains an afterthought to TransLink. I votes YES and don’t regret it. But it would be nice if North Van got its fair share from TransLink. How about a third crossing or a widened Lions Gate bridge? How about rapid transit from Park Royal to Park and Tilford? A little bit more Seabus is not going to cut it anymore.

  • By Adrienne Coling, April 27, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    Hi Christophe, I definitely appreciate your concerns for your community and thanks for your comment!
    Unfortunately, the LGB isn’t in TransLink’s purview.
    The investments you’re seeing there is based on the amount of Major Road Network in the area. So each area has a certain amount of KMs of the MRN and the contributions for the maintenance of that network and the projects are made based on that.

  • By christophe, April 28, 2015 @ 9:53 am

    Then I guess the issue is, as someone else pointed out on Twitter, why are are there so few major roads on the North Shore in the MRN?

  • By Adrienne Coling, April 28, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    Great question!
    TransLink partners with municipalities to plan the region’s MRN. But while we provide the funding for the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation, the actual ownership and operational responsibility is up to the municipalities.
    So, it’s up to both partners in each municipality to decide.

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