Expanding transit options for people in growing areas of the province: This includes increased connections within the Tranlink (sic) network for people living in the Fraser Valley and the Sea-to-Sky region, expanded West Coast Express service, and more service for the successful BC Bus North program for rural communities.
Improving connections to Surrey and Langley: We'll work with communities to complete the Skytrain (sic) expansion project and add new rail and rapid bus lines.
Delivering better transit for the South island: We will implement the South Island Transportation Strategy, and provide more active transportation infrastructure, rapid bus service to the West Shore, and safety upgrades to the Malahat highway.
Planning for future clean transit projects with long-lasting economic benefits: We'll work with the communities and regions to support planning of key projects, like high-speed transit links for the North Shore and the expansion of rail up the Fraser Valley - bringing cleaner transit and more construction jobs for BC workers.
Promoting cleaner communities and better health through active transportation: We'll work with communities to expand their networks of active transportation as we move towards our CleanBC goal of doubling trips taken via walking, biking and other kinds of active networks by the year 2030.
Work with local governments to establish a vision for sustainable transportation in an era of expanded population grown on the South Island, including through:
- A regional transportation strategy;
- Establishing a regional governance body to overcome fractured decision-making and deliver integrated planning for the growing region;
- Investing in support expansion of public transit options to help people move around more easily;
- Building frequent and affordable public transportation links between cities, such as between Cowichan and the CRD.
Prioritize investment in transit service coming out of COVID-19 to support economic recovery, improve livability of communities, and reduce GHG emissions.
Ensure that the projected long-term losses facing TransLink, BC Transit and BC Ferries are dealt with so that service levels are maintained, allowing ridership to quickly bounce back through the economic recover period.
Ensure no disruption in future expansion due do the pandemic.
Work with local and regional governments to redesign the transit funding model and establish an equitable, stable long-term funding model for transit.
- This review would include consideration of mobility pricing.
Develop climate and sustainability criteria, including consideration of cumulative impacts, that will be applied to all future capital projects including transportation infrastructure investments.