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Summary: Strategic Review of Transit in the Fraser Valley

Summary: Strategic Review of Transit in the Fraser Valley

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Summary of provincial government's Strategic Review of Transit in the Fraser Valley
Summary of provincial government's Strategic Review of Transit in the Fraser Valley

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Published by: Surrey/North Delta Leader on Dec 20, 2010
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SUMMARY
Strategic Review o Transitin the Fraser Valley
 
SUMMARY - Strategic Review o Transit in the Fraser Valley 
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Attention: Ashok Bhatti, Project ManagerMinistry o TransportationWe are pleased to provide you with a nal o the Summary document or the Strategic Review o Transit in the Fraser Valley. Thisdocument summarizes the key ndings o the our Foundation Papers developed over the course o the project as well as the input andeedback provided by public stakeholders as well as local, regional and provincial sta and politicians. The Strategic Review provides all agencies with a Vision (25-30 year) and 20-Year Strategy to guide the signicant expansion o transitservices, acilities and policies needed to make transit an attractive transportation choice or Fraser Valley residents and visitors. Inaddition to demonstrating a commitment toward the aspirations o the FVRD’s Regional Growth Strategy, the recommendations o the process are designed to support more sustainable land use patterns, provide attractive transportation alternatives and reducegreenhouse gases.We wish to thank the representatives o the sponsoring agencies – Ministry o Transportation, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Transitand TransLink – or their guidance and support, as well as the public stakeholders that represented local interests and transit customersthroughout the region on this assignment. The signicant resource commitments presented in the Vision and 20-Year Strategy arelargely a reection o the importance that transit plays in building a sustainable and livable Fraser Valley.Regards,John Steiner,Project Manager
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SUMMARY - Strategic Review o Transit in the Fraser Valley 
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 Table o Contents
1.02.03.04.0
A ‘MADE-IN-FRASER VALLEY’ TRANSIT STRATEGY
...................................1 
BACKGROUND
....................................................................................1 
THE PROCESS OF PREPARING THE STRATEGY 
............................3 
SHAPING THE STRATEGY 
................................................................4
DIVERSE FACTORS SHAPING TRANSIT
...........................................................5 
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS....................................
.........5
 LAND USE PATTERNS.......................................................................
6
TRAVEL DEMANDS..........................................................................
8
 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM & TRANSIT SERVICES................. 10FUNDING AND MANAGING TRANSIT........................................11
A VISION FOR TRANSIT.
.......................................................................................13 
 ASPIRATIONS FOR TRANSIT IN THE VALLEY...............
..............13
HOW THE VISION WAS DEVELOPED.........................................
.13
KEY FEATURES OF THE VISION....................................................
14
ANALYSIS OF RAIL IN THE FRASER VALLEY 
...............................19
THE 20-YEAR STRATEGY
......................................................................................21 
TRANSIT SERVICES
..........................................................................21 
SUPPORTING THE FRASER VALLEY’S GOALS
...........................21 
TRANSIT FACILITIES
........................................................................24
LAND USE PATTERNS AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES...26
 
THE SYSTEM COSTS
........................................................................27 
THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
ARE CRITICAL........................................27
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