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Property Taxes And Transportation

TransLink funds road and transit operations within the Metro Vancouver region, including improvements and expansion, from its share of the motor fuel tax, transit fares and a portion of property taxes collected in each region’s 21 municipalities.

The reason for using property tax as one of the ways to pay for the regional transportation system is that the system provides benefits to all residents; even those who don’t use transit or might not even drive. The efficient movement of people, goods and services is vital to our economy, our environment and our quality of life.

TransLink Taxation Area 2012



TransLink is required under the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act (SCBCTA Act) to prepare a rolling three-year plan and seven year outlook by August 1 annually. These two plans make up our 10-Year Transportation Plan. The three-year plan describes the transportation programs, services, and investments that TransLink will undertake during the three-year period. Property Tax and Replacement Tax rates are included within our three-year plan and collected in accordance with the SCBCTA Act.

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TransLink’s road and transit operations deliver benefits to all residents in Metro Vancouver, including people who don’t drive or take public transit. The efficient movement of people, goods and services is vital to the region.