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TransLink’s draft 2013 Base Plan

The draft 2013 Base Plan

Today, TransLink has released a very important document that lays out our plan for the next three years of transit in Metro Vancouver. Our draft 2013 Base Plan [1] is a blueprint for transit planning, funding and servicing.

We’ve talked about the financial challenges [2] TransLink is facing of late on the blog. The 2013 draft Base Plan provides specifics on how,

Translink’s Board of Directors remain focused on delivering the best possible transportation system to the public, while making the most of every dollar we have.” – Nancy Olewiler, Chair of TransLink’s Board of Directors.

I encourage everyone to read the draft for a thorough description of what and why we are proposing the following measures:

TransLink will proceed with:

TransLink will not proceed with:

This document is meant to serve as the start of the conversation about the future of transit in Metro Vancouver–a conversation that includes The TransLink Board of Directors, the Mayor’s Council, the Province, stakeholders and the public.

Part of this conversation is to inform the public of what we’ve done in the region to date. We’ll be posting questions about what we’d done so far until the Base Plan is submitted to the Mayor’ Council for approval on November 1, 2012. Here’s the first one (hint, you might want to check out our 2011 annual report [3] for the answer): Update: The answer to the below question is 232 million. Thanks for taking the poll!

In 1999, TransLink provided 46 million rides on transit. In 2011, how many rides did we provide?

  • 232 million (51%, 50 Votes)
  • 106 million (38%, 37 Votes)
  • 82 million (10%, 10 Votes)
  • 33 million (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

I’ll provide the answer to this question tomorrow on this post. As usual, we’d love your comments and thoughts on the plan below!

Update: The draft 2013 Base Plan questionnaire [4] is now available to be filled out. Make sure you do so between now and October 12.