To get to our future vision faster, and within the resources available, we need to sharpen our focus in three areas.
INVEST - do more with less
Significant investments are needed to expand the transportation system, to keep pace with growth, achieve our goals and meet the diverse needs of all parts of the region. Commitments on land use and pricing will play an important role in shaping investment decisions.
MANAGE - give people the tools to make choices
Public resources are scarce, so we have to maximize the value of every transportation investment from fare purchases to new rapid transit projects. To do that, we have to make informed choices about how we travel. Supportive policies like pricing, parking and restricting use to priority trips are all required to make it all work.
PARTNER - work together to make plans a reality
The location of jobs and housing determines where and how much we move around the region. To make our plans a reality, we have to work together with all levels of governments, businesses, residents and customers to increase the level of certainty around timing and scale of investments, land-use changes and policy measures. The region's goals are ambitious – we won't achieve them without these strong partnerships.
Remember the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver? We showed the world and each other how great our transportation system can work when we have the right investments, the right pricing, and, the right partnerships all aligned and working in unison. That's the vision we want to achieve and taking these key steps will help get us there.