UPDATE – Nov, 06, 2018: In light of the resolution passed by the City of Surrey council we are pausing work on the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project and suspending the RFQ process while we await direction from the Mayors’ Council and the TransLink Board. Read the full statement from TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond here.
Public engagement begins today for the investment plan to fund Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision! This is your opportunity to comment on the spending priorities and the sources of revenue for the program.
You can learn more and provide feedback online at tenyearvision.translink.ca until May 11 or attend any of the eight pop-up open houses (see below for schedule) being held around the region.
As part of this public engagement process, TransLink has released details of the $7.3 billion investment which recently came together through an agreement between Mayors’ Council and the Province of British Columbia on a funding plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision.
We’re committed to ensuring the transportation needs of Metro Vancouver residents, commuters, businesses and visitors are being met, all while preparing for the future, accommodating the addition of another one million people to the region over the next 30 years. This historic level of transportation funding will help keep the wheels in motion.
“We are ready to show Metro Vancouver how this ambitious phase of the 10-Year Vision will bring improvements that our region has been talking about for years. The funding agreements are in place, and we are excited to be taking this next phase from planning into reality. If the Phase Two Plan is approved, people will see region-wide transit system improvements beginning in early 2019,” says Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO.
Phase Two details
Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision includes significant increases to bus and SkyTrain service as well as construction of two new rapid transit projects that have been in the planning stages for years. The Investment Plan includes:
- Extension of the Millennium Line and construction of six new SkyTrain stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street.
- Construction of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway and King George Boulevard.
- Planning and design for Surrey-Langley rapid transit.
- 108 new SkyTrain cars for Expo and Millennium Lines, as well as 95 replacement cars for the existing fleet.
- Increase Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day, and weekends starting in 2019.
- Increase Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020.
- Modernization of Expo-Millennium Line infrastructure including upgrades at Brentwood and Burrard Stations.
- 8 per cent increase in bus service to carry more passengers on 75 different bus routes.
- 2 new B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey.
- New bus service in Vancouver, Surrey and North Vancouver.
- Over 150 new buses as well as replacement of existing fleet.
- 7 per cent increase in HandyDART service.
- $75 million for rehab and upgrades to the Major Road Network.
- $50 million for pedestrian and cycling improvements.
- Planning on potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola, rapid transit to UBC, and other future potential projects.
Pop-up Open Houses
Public engagement on Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision is open from April 30 to May 11. Feedback from our customers, stakeholders and the public is vital to ensure we invest this historic level of new funding into services and infrastructure that will meet growing customer demand across the region today and into the future.
“New service, projects and improvements in the Phase Two Investment Plan have the potential to change lives for Metro Vancouver residents. It’s about improving livability for them, so it’s imperative we hear their feedback. I’m hoping everyone living in our region will take some time to review what we are planning and let us know what they think,” says Derek Corrigan, Chair, Mayors’ Council and Mayor, City of Burnaby.
During this two-week window, we are asking the public to get involved and join the discussion. Participants can view our Phase Two Investment Plan Discussion Guide and take the online survey. Details of additional service, major projects and future planning funded through this $7.3 billion in new investment dollars are included in the materials.
Residents can also attend any of the eight pop-up events happening around the region.
The final Phase Two Investment Plan will be presented to the Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board of Directors in June. If approved, Metro Vancouver residents will see Phase Two-funded improvements to services as early as 2019.