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Transit systems thank B.C. government for infrastructure funding


May 31, 2022 1:19 pm. Published by

TORONTO (May 31, 2022) – The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) thanks the British Columbia government following their announcement of $2.4 billion in funding support for key public transit infrastructure priorities across Metro Vancouver.

The significant investment in TransLink is on top of $851 million in operating support jointly provided by the province and the federal government to keep transit running during and after the pandemic.

“Transit systems thank Minister Heyman and Premier Horgan for their strong support,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA’s president. “This announcement demonstrates British Columbia’s commitment to modernizing public transit, ensuring that communities in Metro Vancouver continue to have access to affordable and environmentally sustainable public transit for many years to come.”

The investment of $2.4 billion will help TransLink advance the Surrey Langley Skytrain, build expanded transit networks, build bus-priority infrastructure, accelerate the transition of bus fleets to zero-emission vehicles and help the Metro Vancouver area reach its climate change targets.

Investments in public transit infrastructure tend to improve access to service, frequency, reliability and overall user experience, factors that CUTA’s research show are among the biggest predictors of ridership.

For further information:

CUTA media contact:
Alex Krause
Communications & Public Affairs Specialist
krause@cutaactu.ca
519-835-8345

Announcement by the Government of British Columbia:
https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2020-2024/2022ENV0033-000834.htm