On May 9, when Metro Vancouver residents cast their ballots in the B.C. general election, they need to know what each of the provincial parties will do to address congestion on our roads and overcrowding on public transit in Metro Vancouver. The fact is, transit service has struggled to keep up with the region’s fast growing economy and population, and … Read More

10-Year Vision Community Fact Sheets

Find out how your community will benefit from completing the 10-Year Vision—from new transit services and road infrastructure, to the time you can save on your daily commute. 10-Year Vision: Benefits for Burnaby & New Westminster 10-Year Vision: Benefits for the North Shore 10-Year Vision: Benefits for Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge 10-Year Vision: Benefits for Richmond, Delta, & Tsawwassen … Read More

Op Ed: A Principled Approach to Reducing Congestion

Jonathan Cote, Mayor of New Westminster and Chair of the Mayors’ Council Funding Strategy Committee Taking a principled approach to reducing congestion Transportation has become a big issue in the B.C. provincial election campaign. That should be good news for the Mayors’ Council, which recently introduced the ‘Cure Congestion’ campaign to engage Metro Vancouver residents in a discussion about traffic … Read More

Mayors’ Council prescribes cure for the ‘Symptoms of Congestion’

Mayors’ Council prescribes cure for the ‘Symptoms of Congestion’ New video presents a humorous take on the serious issue of transportation investment April 10, 2017 (New Westminster) — Today, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation launched the next phase of its #CureCongestion public outreach campaign with the release of a new video, The Symptoms of Congestion, which takes a light-hearted … Read More

Cure Congestion launch | April 5th, 2017

Dashboard view of traffic

Mayors’ Council Launches Public Outreach Campaign to help #CureCongestion in Metro Vancouver Campaign will engage B.C. political parties and Metro Vancouver residents to make transit and transportation a key election issue April 5, 2017 (New Westminster, BC) – Today, the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation launched a public outreach campaign to raise awareness about the importance of continued investments in … Read More

Statement from Mayors’ Council on provincial funding announcement for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision

BURNABY, BC – Statement from New Westminster Mayor Cote, Chair of the Mayors’ Council Funding Strategy Committee: “We welcome the provincial government’s commitment to match, dollar for dollar, the $2.2 billion in funding from the federal government for the Millennium Line Broadway Extension and Surrey LRT. Together, this senior government funding represents an important first step to completing the remainder … Read More

Opinion: Transforming future of Surrey with light-rail transit

Surrey is the place to be. An average of 10,000 people have moved to the city each year over the past five years. As one million more people come to the Metro Vancouver region, many of them will settle in Surrey and surrounding communities south of the Fraser. One in five Metro residents will call Surrey home and the city … Read More

TransLink Mayors’ Council welcomes historic federal investment in Metro Vancouver transportation

Vancouver Sky Train

March 22, 2017 (New Westminster, BC) – Today the TransLink Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation welcomed the Government of Canada’s commitment of approximately $2.2 billion in its 2017-2018 budget which marks the next step forward in building two critically important rapid transit projects in Metro Vancouver. The estimated contribution from the government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) builds upon an … Read More