On June 16, 2016 the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Premier Christy Clark announced that an agreement had been reached that will result in more than $900 million being invested – by the Government of Canada, British Columbia, and municipalities – in public transit projects across the province. This agreement will reduce congestion and commute times, so that Canadian families can spend less time on the road, and more time with their loved ones.
The investments will be used to expand bus lanes, add new railcars to the SkyTrain, expand SeaBus Service, and deliver the fixes that our transit systems have needed for decades.
This funding is part of the first phase of Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s historic $120-billion plan to support infrastructure across the country over the next 10 years. Budget 2016 allocated $3.4 billion over the next three years to improve public transportation systems across Canada.
Details on Phase 2 of Investing in Canada will be announced over the next year.
In November 2016 the Mayor’s Council approved Phase 1 of the the 10-year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation which includes 34 major capital projects. $370 million from the federal PTIF will assist in the funding of Phase One of this plan. More details on this, including service expansions, can be found here. North Shore-specific investments include:
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