Tag Archive for congestion

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Everyone relies on transit, and it’s only going to get worse

The Mayors’ Council has released its transportation investment plan for the region, which will be put to a referendum sometime, most likely, before April 2015. What’s in the plan? Light rail for Surrey, an extension of the Millenium SkyTrain Line, expansion of bus service by 25%, more SeaBus and HandyDART hours, more bikeways, and replacement for the Patullo Bridge (and… Read more →

By: Bob Wilds, Managing Director of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council

Greater Vancouver Gateway Council: We Need to Invest in Transportation

The Greater Vancouver Gateway Council represents the major commercial transportation service providers—via seaports, airport, railways, and marine terminals, and by truck—in the Greater Vancouver Region, as well as related international trade and tourism service providers. In the late 1990s, the Gateway Council published A Major Commercial Transportation System for this Region, in which the infrastructure projects required for the Greater… Read more →

Transportation options

And the survey says!

In an effort to find out more about Metro Vancouverites’ experiences during their daily commutes, we asked you all to tell us what you like about our transportation system; what you don’t like; and what needs to change. There were a lot of very interesting results! Here are a few of them: 53% of respondents said it takes them 30… Read more →

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Transit: regional equity matters

Metro Vancouver is a region comprised of 21 municipalities, the Tsawwassen First Nation, and one Electoral Area. In 2013, over 2.45 million people called the region home and it is estimated that in 25 years another million people will reside in the region. Approximately half of this increase will occur south of the Fraser. To manage this growth Metro Vancouver… Read more →