August, 2023: The Burnaby and New Westminster ATP is currently being updated as part of the Burrard Peninsula Area Transport planning process. Please see the Burrard Peninsula Area Transport Plan page for more information.
Completed in 2003, the Burnaby/New Westminster Area Transit Plan (ATP) identified transit service priorities to be implemented over time dependent on available funding. Since then, the ATP has helped guide TransLink's delivery of transit services, programs and infrastructure investments -- including the integration of the Millennium Line in 2002. The ATP was completed in partnership with the municipalities of Burnaby and New Westminster and with the support of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver).Read the Area Transit Plan
Initiated in 2000 and finalized in 2002, the Burnaby/New Westminster Area Transit Plan was the culmination of two years of public consultation and technical analysis.
The principal objectives of the Plan were to:
Identify short-term (one-to-three year) transit service improvements and medium-term (four-to-five year) service priorities for the Burnaby/New Westminster area, including both local service improvements within the sub-region and services connecting Burnaby and New Westminster to other parts of the region; and
Develop a coordinated strategy amongst TransLink and affected municipalities for implementing these transit service improvements and related support measures and actions.
Invest in more direct and frequent bus services
Increase coordination between service levels, vehicle type, and local demand
Upgrade bus stop infrastructure and transfer facilities
Implement key transit priority measures
As Burnaby and New Westminster have continued to develop, transit service levels and investment priorities have been regularly reviewed to ensure that transportation planning and service delivery are coordinated with local land use and growing transit demand.