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Mayors’ Council meets and decides on TransLink’s 2010 plan and funding on Friday, Oct. 23

A flowchart outlining TransLink's governance structure and the roles played by the Mayors' Council and the Regional Transportation Commissioner.

A flowchart outlining TransLink's governance structure and the roles played by the Mayors' Council and the Regional Transportation Commissioner.

Just a heads up to let you know that the Mayors’ Council will be meeting in the morning on Friday, October 23, and they will be deciding on our 10-Year Plan for 2010.

The main TransLink site has the full details of the three 10-Year Plan options before the Council, plus an explanation of our planning process. (Here’s a past blog post on the planning process too.)

As you may know, there’s three plan options with distinct funding levels to choose from: an On Track plan with about $450 million of funding, a Funding Stabilization plan with $130 million, and a Drastic Cuts scenario with no new funding.

As part of our planning process, the independent Regional Transportation Commissioner has reviewed all these plans — this post has more on that — and the Friday Mayors’ Council meeting is to determine their approval for the plans.

Reporter Jeff Nagel wrote a piece today reporting that the mayors are looking at the $130 million option, so do check out his article for more on that.

And of course, on Friday I will have more info on whatever the mayors do decide and what it means for us.


10 Comments

  • By Donald, October 21, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    Wasn’t there a moderate expansion $200something option between the $130 million and $450 million option as well?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 21, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    Sort of. The $450 million plan is a layered option — it starts with a base funding scenario of $275 million, but also has provisions to expand funding up to $450 million.

  • By Henry A., October 21, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    I hope the Evergreen Line (MUST be the current ALRT Skytrain option, not the pathetic at-grade LRT) can still be built and completed even with the $130 million option. Jhenifer, I’ve heard contradictory statements from Translink and the Provincial gov’t about this. Will the Evergreen Line still be built?

  • By ???, October 21, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    During the Canada Line planning meetings. The tri-cities were a big supporter of at-grade solutions.

    Many home owners are losing their homes along North Road because Evergreen is not at-grade.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 22, 2009 @ 9:15 am

    Henry A:
    I think we need to hear the funding decision from the mayors on Friday before we can know anything definite about the status of Evergreen Line. Tough to plan when you don’t know your exact budget, right? So, anyway, on Friday I’ll hopefully have a bit more info on that.

  • By Dave2, October 22, 2009 @ 10:23 am

    How about raising funds with a Bake Sale of those SkyTrain cakes :-)

  • By mr wong, October 10, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    The EvergreenLine will start construction in next year 2012 takes another 4 years build by 2016 so the evergreenLine is at least 2 years delay before promised by 2014…

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