Funding and Fares

Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

CUTA has been exploring the impact of autonomous (AVs) and connected vehicles to understand this emerging trend, and to ensure that their deployment impacts on urban mobility in a positive and sustainable way. For example, if deployed in conjunction with mass and community transit, AVs have the potential to improve mobility and complement transit service, most notably in low-density areas. Alternatively, through a private ownership model, these technologies could add even more cars to the road and worsen congestion.

Metro Vancouver mayors approve gas-tax increase of 1.5 cents a litre to fund transit plan

via CBC

Tax was last-minute addition to $7B funding plan for transit upgrades

Metro Vancouver mayors have voted to raise the gas tax by 1.5 cents per litre to help fund the next phase of the region's transportation plan.

The tax was approved this morning to make up for a $30-million annual shortfall in the $7-billion transit and transportation infrastructure plan, which includes rapid transit projects in Vancouver and Surrey.