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Bus service improvements coming to West Vancouver on April 5

West Vancouver Blue Bus

West Vancouver service changes come into effect on April 5!

Hey Buzzer readers – do you remember when we told you about the North Shore Area Transit Plan in a post back in 2012?

To refresh your memory, public consultation began in the fall of 2010 and concluded in the summer of 2012. The upcoming changes respond to what we heard from more than 2,500 North Shore residents and stakeholders during the North Shore Area Transit Plan public consultation process.

Drum roll please….on Saturday, April 5, TransLink and West Vancouver Transit will implement the following improvements:

250A Dundarave/Vancouver

  • Significant increase in weekday AM and PM peak period service increases to every 7.5 minutes, from Dundarave to Vancouver.
  • Weekday off-peak period and weekends/holiday buses increases to every 10 minutes.

251 Queens and 252 Inglewood

  • The current one-direction service along both routes will be replaced by a two-direction service with 51 new stops long Queens and Inglewood.
  • Service will operate every 30 mins during peak periods and every 60 mins in off-peak periods.
  • Customers who travel to downtown will transfer at Dundarave or Park Royal.

For more details on the consultation process visit the North Shore Area Transit Plan.

Author: Angela Salehi

Winter service changes start today!

Take note everyone!

Take note everyone!

The new 188 Port Coquitlam Station/Coquitlam Station provides direct connections between Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, extending transit service options to community destinations in the growing Burke Mountain area.

TransLink introduces the new 178 Coquitlam Station/Port Moody Station peak-only service to provide a direct connection to/from the West Coast Express commuter rail service. The 159, C28, C29, C30 and C38 routes will also be modified.

There are also changes at the Brentwood Exchange to allow for the redevelopment of Brentwood Town Centre. The 25, 123, 130, 134 and 136 have been relocated to temporary street locations.

For more information, check out the print Buzzer and the full list of Transit Service Changes. Check your route before you go!

Have more questions?? Check out @translink or call 604-953-3333.

Author: Angela Salehi

North Shore Area Transit Plan – another chance to provide your feedback

The good old SeaBus sailing towards the North Shore.

The final public input phase of the North Shore Area Transit Plan starts Friday, May 18. If you’re unfamiliar with the NSATP, I wrote a post on the first part of Phase 3 in January. In short, the plan is to create a long-term transit vision and identify the service and infrastructure investment needs to meet that vision. This time around, we’re looking for feedback on a set of priorities for the region should funding and/or resources become available. Those funds/resources would come from possible future funds provided for via a base or supplemental plan or through service optimization.

On Friday, May 18, an online questionnaire will be available to fill out. Also on that day, information on the high priority projects will be available on the TransLink website. On Saturday, May 19 until June 9, will be attending community events. At the events, we’ll be looking for your feedback on the high priority projects. Here’s some specifics for what you need to know:

Saturday – May 19, 2012 – 11am – 4pm – Bowen Island – Snug Cove General Store

Wednesday – May 23, 2012 – 11am – 6pm – City of North Vancouver – Civic Plaza Farmers Market

Saturday – May 26, 2012 – 9am – 4:30pm – District of North Vancouver, Lynn Valley Days at Lynn Valley Park

Saturday – June 2, 2012 – 10:30am – 5pm – West Vancouver, Centennial Community Day Celebration at Ambleside Park

Thursday – June 7, 2012 – 11am – 6pm – Lions Bay, General Store

Saturday – June 9, 2012 – 11am – 5pm – City of North Vancouver, SeaBus Terminal

Once this phase of the consultation is over, we’ll be moving into the fourth phase of the plan, monitoring. That means we’ll be watching to see if the priorities chosen still make sense. For now, you have your choice of providing your feedback in person or online. As usual, I’ll be forwarding your comments to the team responsible for the plan. So stop by one of the public events or download the online questionnaire and provide your feedback!

North Shore Area Transit Plan

The longer I spend at TransLink, the more I realize how much work is put towards planning for the future of transit. Besides the day-to-day monitoring of bus routes and flow of customers, planners are constantly looking to the future of transit. Part of this process includes putting together a coordinated plan for all the communities TransLink services.

Teresa O'Reilly in front of some work on the NSATP

Starting today, TransLink is announcing Phase 3 of the four-phased North Shore Area Transit Plan (NSATP). In late 2010, analysis of the current network was carried out as Phase 1 of the plan. Phase 2, completed from January to June 2011, was the development of a long-term vision for the next 30 years. Phase 3 starts in January and goes until June 2012. Phase 4 is the monitoring phase, which will continue until the planning process begins again.  To find out more about these plans, I sat down with Teresa O’Reilly. Teresa is the Manager of the Area Transit Plan Program. Read more »