Transport Action BC

2011, May 16

Transit planning in BC

Filed under: Buses, city transit, Regional transit — Tags: , — Matthew @ 10:13 pm

BC Transit is embarking on a number of transit studies for communities outside of Vancouver, such as Victoria, Abbotsford and Fraser Valley communities, Kelowna, and Kamloops. Transit Future as BC Transit calls it, asks for public input for these different regions.

More specifically, on the Abbotsford & Mission service area of BC Transit, the City of Abbotsford, and the City of Mission have embarked on a 25 year transit strategy. This strategy is based on the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Fraser Valley Transit Study released in December 2010.

Many of the initiatives involved in this report such as creating a transit connection between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, the important link between Abbotsford into Langley is not being discussed at all. While presently you can take the 21 Aldergrove Connection and link to the 502 Aldergrove/Surrey Central Station service, it is ignoring a serious issue. People in Abbotsford cannot effectively access employment in Langley Township, Langley City, and Surrey unless they use a car.

Thanks to Ken Wuschke for developing this post. For more information see his Transportation Choices blog.

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