iMove was developed by TransLink’s own wholly-owned subsidiary, ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) Corporation.

Delcan of Toronto is the primary contractor, which produced the program.

Senior levels of government and government agencies recognize the value of iMove and have invested generously in its development. As well as an up-front investment of $490,000 from TransLink, funding has come from the following sources: » » » » Transport Canada — $275,000 BC Ministry of Transportation — $140,000 Western Economic Diversification Canada — $150,000 Vancouver Port Authority — $25,000

TOTAL FUNDING: $1,080,900 » TransLink has also committed almost $210,000 for content development, marketing and project management. » BC Ferries and Vancouver International Airport are also partners, providing links to their websites through iMove.

iMove brings all transportation information together in a single web portal, thanks to “Reggie” — the Regional Condition Reporting System, or RCRS. Various content providers contribute to Reggie, entering data on construction zones, event information (such as parades or festivals that might affect transportation routes) or any other relevant information. The organizations that currently make up Reggie include: » TransLink » City of Burnaby » City of Coquitlam » Corporation of Delta

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City of Langley Township of Langley District of Maple Ridge City of New Westminster City of North Vancouver District of North Vancouver City of Pitt Meadows City of Port Coquitlam City of Richmond City of Surrey District of West Vancouver City of Vancouver (interfacing with the City’s www.theroadahead.ca) UBC Vancouver Port Authority

The City of Port Moody, Canada Line, Golden Ears Bridge and VANOC are expected to join soon, and the media will be consulted on their interest in becoming Reggie members.

» Participating organizations benefit through an efficient way of looking at events in neighbouring municipalities. For example, two jurisdictions might share a road such as Kingsway in Vancouver and Burnaby or the Lougheed Highway between Burnaby and Coquitlam: if one jurisdiction has a construction project happening and the other has one, too, that can put a double-whammy on that transportation route. Reporting through Reggie allows the information to be posted on iMove for all to see and make their plans accordingly. » Traffic reporters get the bird’s-eye view they need of Metro Vancouver – something vital when the on-air light is about to go on – and as real-time crash information is added to the mix, they can see the situation with one glance at the screen. » The general public will benefit every time a traffic reporter reminds them they’re “checking i-Move.ca” for information, or when they log on, themselves, for a customized view of their route options. » Professional drivers, from commercial truck drivers to taxi drivers to couriers, will be able to plan their routes more efficiently. Long-distance commercial drivers from out of town will be able to scope out dangerous goods routes and get information about services at marine ports and airports and commercial vehicle restrictions.

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» Businesses that rely on transportation will see less delay in shipping and delivery of goods; and be able to anticipate delays and plan accordingly. » Cyclists now have a resource for learning about routes and options for combining with other modes of transportation. » All of us benefit as we save fuel, money, and the environment, and our one true non-renewable resource – time.

iMove gives users access to 125 webcams around Metro Vancouver and even Northwest Washington. You can see for yourself the traffic conditions at border crossings, highway interchanges, major transportation “choke points”, ferry terminals and key locations around the Port of Vancouver.

iMove was launched earlier this fall as a “lab” site, and even now, it’s a “work in progress”. Why? Because we believe that, if the end user is to benefit truly from anything, the end user needs to be able to give some input. Some feedback has already come in via www.translinklistens.ca – the Online Advisory Panel; now, we are looking for comments on how iMove is working and what can be done to improve it.

iMove will gather information from new data sources, provide enhanced functions, like multi-modal planning tools, and send out its information through other means, like cell phones, PDAs and in-vehicle systems.

Drew Snider Media Relations – Transit Operations TransLink w: 604-453-3054 c: 604-803-3199