Regional Transportation Strategy
The decisions we make today will determine how attractive, vibrant and sustainable our region is decades from now. In 2013, we'll be working with residents across the region, stakeholders and government partners to confirm our vision for the long-term and map out the near-term steps needed to get us there. Building on Transport 2040, our current long-range strategy, we'll look at the challenges and choices before us and then evaluate and discuss the different possible paths forward.
We'll keep you posted on the dialogue as it ramps up later in 2013!
Our Existing Transport 2040 Goals
With Transport 2040, TransLink developed a set of six broad goals to serve as the framework for future actions.
Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are aggressively reduced, in support of federal, provincial and regional targets.
Most trips are by transit, walking and cycling.
The majority of jobs and housing in the region are located along the Frequent Transit Network (frequent, reliable services on designated corridors throughout the day, every day).
Travelling in the region is safe, secure, and accessible for everyone.
Economic growth and efficient goods movement are facilitated through effective management of the transportation network.
Funding for TransLink is stable, sufficient, appropriate and influences transportation choices.
Strategies to achieve our 2040 goals
Our strategy also reflects transportation's critical relationship with goals for the environment, the economy and our society. It is not enough to just provide transportation, but we must do it in such a way that it also addresses all these goals.
Make early investments that encourage development of communities designed for transit, cycling, and walking.
Optimize the use of the region's transportation assets and keep them in good repair.
Build and operate a safe, secure, and accessible transportation system.
Diversify revenue sources and pursue new and innovative ways to fund transportation.
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act requires TransLink to have a long-term transportation strategy that supports Metro Vancouver's growth and sustainability goals. The legislation also requires TransLink to file an annual 10-Year Transportation and Financial Plan that identifies the specific programs and projects over the next decade that will move the region toward its goals.