Managing the Transit Network
TransLink regularly monitors the transit network to see how people use the various services available to them. Based on those findings, we make adjustments to improve both the efficiency and usefulness of the network. We call this task "Managing the Transit Network" and it involves overseeing the service planning process, and developing policy guidelines and performance indicators for transit service.
In this section, you’ll find information on the performance of the transit system, the objectives that we try to achieve and the themes we think about when designing and evaluating potential transit services. For a full overview of how TransLink makes decisions about where to add, change or reduce service when managing the transit network, read our Managing the Transit Network Primer.
Since 2010, TransLink's network management efforts have been focused on making the best use of existing resources through service optimization. So far, we've reallocated over 170,000 service hours from low-performing services to where demand is higher. This resulted in an increase in system-wide bus productivity of 3.1% between 2010 and 2011 and contributed to a 5% increase in transit fare revenue over the same period.