BC Transit launches survey to build a better Transit Future for Sea to Sky Corridor

Oct 21, 2016
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton

BC Transit, in collaboration with the SLRD and other local governments in the region, is currrently undertaking a detailed analysis of proposed new or expanded transit service connecting communities along the Sea to Sky Corridor. The survey will assist in development the service design of any new transit services. Help us by taking the Sea to Sky Corridor Survey before November 15. 

By completing the survey, you can also enter to win a $100 gift card by providing your name and contact information (note that you do not have to enter the contest in order to take the survey).

Take the Sea to Sky Transit Survey!

Background: The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan

Over the past two years, BC Transit, in collaboration with local government partners, citizens and stakeholders, completed a long-term transit strategy: the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan.  This long-term transit strategy analyzes the existing system and envisions what the region’s transit network should look like 25 years from now including a description of the priorities, infrastructure and investment needed to get there.  The Transit Future Plan also outlines procedures for plan implementation.

The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan encompasses the Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Valley local transit systems.  It also includes among the region’s strategic priorities strategies to introduce interregional transit services.

As part of the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan, there were two key regional recommendations for completion by 2020. They include:

  1. Undertake a Sea to Sky Corridor Transit Study. This comprehensive study will include the entire corridor (Metro Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley), and will consider the expansion of Regional and Interregional transit service in detail; and,
  2. Explore the Development of a Sea to Sky Transit Regional Governance Structure. Explore options for a more integrated regional governance structure for transit in the Sea to Sky area. The study would look at the benefits and risks with the goal of streamlining the implementation of Regional and Interregional transit, and enabling more comprehensive system management and performance monitoring.

Sea to Sky Corridor Transit Study

Building on the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan which was completed in early 2016, this study provides a detailed analysis of proposed new or expanded transit service connecting communities along the Sea to Sky Corridor. The study is focussed on determining potential ridership, service levels, routes and fares for regional and interregional services.  Supporting infrastructure and governance changes are also being explored. Help us by taking the Sea to Sky Corridor Transit Survey before November 15. 

 

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