Transit & Transportation

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BC Ferries

BC NDP

Improve BC Ferries service at peak time, allocate more space to reservations, allow walk-on reservations, and coordinate with BC Transit and TransLink to align scheduling and provide a more seamless passenger experience.

BC Liberals

Review ferry schedules with goal of hourly service on high-frequency routes.
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BC Greens

  • Ensure that BC Ferries can maintain service levels despite long-term losses from COVID.
  • Bring BC Ferries back into the government as a Crown Corporation.
  • Conduct a full review of BC Ferries operations focused on providing an efficient, public service.
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Emissions

BC NDP

Move towards a net-zero emission bus fleet powered by electrification, hydrogen fuel, cell technologies, and other zero-emissions technologies.
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BC Greens

Invest in electrifying transit systems, including partnering with the federal government to accelerate support for BC Transit and TransLink to electrify their bus fleets.
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Infrastructure

BC NDP

Widen Highway 1 through the Fraser Valley by 2026.

BC Liberals

  • Widen the Trans-Canada highway in the Fraser Valley to six lanes all the way to Whatcom Road.
  • Increase funding for road and bridge maintenance.
  • Upgrade highway rest areas.
  • Enforce open procurement on public infrastructure projects.
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BC Greens

Ensure no disruption in future transit expansion due to the pandemic.
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Massey Tunnel replacement

BC Liberals

Replace the Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge with dedicated transit/HOV lane in each direction.

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Transit fares

BC NDP

Make transit free for children aged 12 or under, province-wide.

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Transit service

BC NDP

  • Expand transit options in the Fraser Valley and the Sea-to-Sky region.
  • Add more service to the BC Bus North programme.
  • Improve transit connections to Surrey and Langley with SkyTrain, rail, and rapid bus lines.
  • Implement the South Island Transportation Strategy.

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BC Liberals

  • Expand public transit options.
  • Continue TransLink expansion in areas of population growth, including south of the Fraser, the Fraser Valley, and North Vancouver.
  • Increase transit hours in the Interior, North, and Vancouver Island.
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BC Greens

  • Create a South Island regional transportation strategy.
  • Prioritize investment in transit service.
  • Ensure that TransLink & BC Transit can maintain service levels despite losses from COVID.
  • Redesign the transit funding model for stable long-term funding.
  • Consider mobility pricing.

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