If you picked up the November issue of the Buzzer, you’ll already know that we’re going to start consulting with the public about service optimization in mid-November–November 19 to be specific.
What’s service optimization? In short, it’s part of our ongoing program of managing the transit network by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the network and reallocating services from unproductive routes to where there is more demand. But don’t take my word for it, check out this video of Peter Klitz, a senior planner in TransLink’s Service Planning group. For a more detailed and thorough description of what service optimization is, read our interview with Brian Mills, TransLink’s director of service and infrastructure planning.
There will be two ways you can learn more about our proposed plans for service in 2013 and provide your input: A questionnaire will be available on November 19 until 4pm on December 13, 2012. There will also be these 10 open houses:
November 20 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Room B, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
November 21 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Evergreen Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
November 22 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Royal City Centre, Community Room, 610 6th Street New Westminster
November 28 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Surrey City Central Library, Meeting Room 120, 10350 University Drive, Surrey
November 29 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
December 4 – 5pm – 7:30pm – Aldergrove Community Secondary School, Small gym, 26850 29th Avenue, Aldergrove
December 5 – 4pm – 7:30pm – Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, Lobby, 12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
December 6 – 4pm – 7:30pm – The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
December 11 – 4pm – 7:30pm – West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall, 1950 Marine Dr West Vancouver
December 12 – 5pm – 7:30 – Gilmore Community School Gym, 50 South Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby
The service changes resulting from this consultation are expected to happen in mid-to late-2013. And remember, there will still be the usual quarterly service changes happening this December, which are not part of this consultation.
So, mark the date of your local event in your calendar, and visit the service optimization page to let TransLink know what you think of the proposed changes for next year!