10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation
Mayors’ Council Plan for Transit and Transportation
The Mayors’ Council Plan calls for $7.5 billion to be invested in transit and transportation improvements over the next 10 years. The plan is intended to address existing and future congestion that impacts the flow of people and goods throughout the region. The plan will be rolled in phases with each phase timed to the planning and delivery of new projects and services.
Phase 1 of the plan, approved in November 2016, comprises $2 billion in transit, road, cycling, and walking improvements beginning in 2017. Phase 2, approved in June 2018, funds an estimated $7.3 billion in transportation improvements.
Highlights of Phases 1 and 2 of the Mayors’ Council Plan include:
- 18% increase in bus service including 7 new B-Lines.
- 22% increase in HandyDART service.
- 48% increase in rail service following delivery of 188 new rail cars (Expo Line, Millennium Line and Evergreen Extension, Canada Line, West Coast Express).
- Millennium Line Broadway extension from VCC-Clark to Arbutus
- Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail.
- Planning for Surrey-Langley light rail.
- New funding for improvements to the Major Road Network.
- Expansion and improvements to cycling and walking networks.
Additional information is available on the 10-Year Vision website.
Phase 1 Richmond Improvements
- 22 additional Canada Line train cars to increase capacity and alleviate crowding.
- Planning and design for a new B-Line route connecting Richmond City Centre to Metrotown in Burnaby.
- Improving and expanding frequent all-day bus service for the 410 (Railway-22nd Street Station), the 401 (One Road-Garden City) and 430 (Metrotown-Brighouse Station).
- Improving and expanding frequent peak bus service during highest-demand time periods for the 402 (Two Road-Brighouse Station) and the 403 (Three Road-Bridgeport Station).
- Additional funding for cost-sharing on local roadway upgrades along the Major Road Network (MRN) and other local cycling/pedestrian improvements.
- Increase Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings and weekends beginning in 2020.
- Implement new Richmond City Centre-Metrotown B-Line route by 2021.
- Additional funding for cost-sharing on local roadway upgrades along the MRN and other local cycling/pedestrian improvements.