Metro Vancouver residents are now voting for whether to significantly expand their over-used transit network. As trains become increasingly overcrowded, many bus lines fill up so much on the first stop that they pass up people on the following and congestion continues to increase, this is an important step in the history of the city.
A couple months ago Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched a campaign on TransLink's operational and administrative inefficiencies and urged people to vote no. Little perspective was provided, so this site aims to zoom out and provide a basis for comparison.
- Broadway subway Millenium Line extension from VCC Clark to Arbutus
- 2 light rail lines - from Surrey Center to Guildford and to Langley
- 11 new rapid bus B-Lines
- 400 new buses & 25% more service
- 220 new trains for higher capacity on all SkyTrain lines
- 50% more SeaBus service
- 27% more West Coast Express service
- 30% more HandyDART service
- 2700 km of new bikeways
- A new Pattulo Bridge