$7 billion in transportation improvements have been approved by the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and the Translink Board of Directors.
“Already we’ve seen the benefits that come when you add more service. You reduce crowding and make transit more convenient and enjoyable. By making transit a better experience, ridership grows and the benefit continues to grow for everyone across the region.” stated Translink CEO Kevin Desmond in a release.
The changes include:
- 900,000 more hours of new bus service, with 75 different routes.
- Two new B-Lines will be added in Richmond and Surrey.
- The two new B-Lines will be in addition to the five new B-Lines that are rolling out in 2019 as part of Phase One.
- Extension of the Millennium Line, with six new skytrain stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street in Vancouver.
- 203 new Skytrain cars (108 new, 95 replacement) for both Expo and Millennium lines, as well as a 40% increase in service.
- Increased Canada Line service starting 2020.
Light Rapid Transit
- Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway, and King George Boulevard.
- $75 million for rehab and upgrades to the Major Road Network.
- 249,000 additional HandyDART trips.
To learn more about the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation, head here.
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