Tag Archive for growth

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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 →

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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 →

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5 reasons why the referendum is important

[avatar user=”Keane Gruending” size=”medium” align=”left” /]We don’t know when Metro Vancouver’s transportation referendum will be; we don’t know what will be on the ballot. The only thing we do know is that the mayors have until June 30 to agree to a package then it’s anyone’s bet as to when the referendum could be held. While timing, content, and format… Read more →