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Your chance to learn about the possible future of transit in Metro Vancouver

If you’ve been keeping up to date on TransLink funding issues, you’d know that the regional transportation authority has proposed a number of transportation enhancements as part of the Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s Transportation Network Supplemental Plan and Outlook. The plan includes an increase in service hours, improvements to stations, roads, bridges and cycling infrastructure, andthe Evergreen SkyTrain Line. It received a strong public endorsement when first introduced last year.

As part of the consultation, which includes the webinar in July, we’re looking for your feedback on which funding sources should support these improvements. The following in-person workshops are open to the public to ask questions, participate in round-table discussions and fill out a questionnaire:

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – Lonsdale Quay Hotel
    123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Holiday Inn Metrotown
    Salon E – 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – Guildford Recreation Centre
    Multi-purpose Room, 15105 105 Ave., Surrey – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • September 15, 2011 – Evergreen Cultural Centre, Studio A – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

So, if you’ve read this far, I bet you’re wondering what are the next steps. Well, after seperate September consultations with the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and elected officials from across Metro Vancouver municipalities, TransLink’s Board of Directors will vote on the Supplemental Plan. In October, the Independent Regional Transportation Commissioner will report on the reasonableness of Moving Forward. Next, the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation is expected to vote on the plan. If Moving Forward is approved, the provincial government is expected to introduce legislation to give TransLink two cents/litre of motor fuel tax, which would go into effect April 1, 2012.


6 Comments

  • By Tim Choi, August 26, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Will the two-cents/litre tax be taken out of the province’s existing share of fuel tax or will it be a further two cents added onto the cost of fuel?

  • By Elfren Ordanza, August 26, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

    I’ve read the article “Moving Forward” and the very first topic was the Evergreen Line “The Evergreen Line – a new 11 km SkyTrain connection between Coquitlam Town Centre and the Millennium Line at Lougheed Town Centre via Port Moody and North Road. The line would include five stations and 28 new SkyTrain vehicles.” Just a question will TransLink order 28 new SkyTrain cars again? Cause what’s the point of ordering new cars when we already have some?

  • By Eugene Wong, August 27, 2011 @ 6:30 am

    Elfren, what would be the point of anybody buying a car, when my neighbour already has 1? People would do it, because they need cars too. The company would order more SkyTrain cars, because what we have is not enough. The trains gets crowded quite quickly.

  • By Ken Lawson, September 3, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    Opposed to 2 cents on gasoline, want 15% currently slashed to 7% on gasoline, want bike lanes taken down after Nov 19,2011. Bikers must register all bikers at City Halls, $25.00 per year, per bike before they enter Translink Bus or Skytrain. Must pay system access fee $5.00 for bike and regular fare one way. Tired of freeloaders when we get ripped off at the pump. BCC Liberals will not be in power, CEO of Translink will be gone!

  • By Matthew, September 3, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    Ken Lawson, you’re on the wrong side of history. Take a deep breath, and calm the heck down.

  • By Marvin B, September 5, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    I can see Ken Lawson’s point. Paying into a transit system where others don’t pay their fair share. As for cyclists, I don’t think everyone should have to register… but I do think you should have to be registered and licensed to drive on certain streets like Granville, Main, Fraser, Cambie, Broadway. Basically any busy street. Commuter cyclists who try to (and are able to) keep up a good steady pace are fine but those who are not in shape or drive their 1970’s banana seat special up Main Street during rush hour, their feet not moving, coasting along at a slow, slow, slow, slow leisurely pace should be removed and placed on less busy roadways. (Your basket and bell are sure nice though!)

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