This 2013 Base Plan maintains existing service levels and allows for some previously planned investment to take place. We're operating within the revenue we have available and drawing down our reserves to the lowest level possible.
$98 million a year in efficiencies will impact our customers.
The $98 million a year will impact the service we deliver. Some buses may come less often or may be cancelled, although customers on the busiest routes may get better and more frequent service. Bus services may not be as reliable and timely. There may be overcrowding on some routes. There may also be longer wait times for SkyTrain on weekends.
Our region is not making progress toward our shared transportation vision.
This 2013 Base Plan includes aggressive efficiency measures allowing TransLink to live within its means. However, it does not deliver enough to meet the transportation needs of the future.
Our choices today impact our future.
The choices we make today have a long-term impact on our communities. This calls for an important dialogue with communities, stakeholders and the public of Metro Vancouver.