In February, two key developments occurred that have relevance to rapid transit in the Broadway corridor: the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure wrote an important public letter to the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, and the Mayors’ Council agreed to develop a detailed transportation vision for Metro Vancouver (Mayors’ Council letter, Media Release). There now appears to be a clear route to a decision on rapid transit on Broadway—as well as many other potential transit and transportation projects—and a short timeframe for the decision to be made.
With enthusiasm tempered by trepidation, I have decided to take the plunge into the
world of blogging. Enthusiasm because a blog is a wonderful way to share information
and express views. Trepidation because a blog brings the pressure of adding new
My posts will relate to matters with which I am involved either as Director for Metro
Vancouver’s Electoral Area A or as a member of the Mayors’ Council on Regional
Transportation. If you are not familiar with Metro Vancouver or with Electoral
Area A, you will find descriptions on this website. The Mayor’s Council has a
role in the governance of TransLink, a role that is about to be expanded greatly.
You can learn more about the Mayors’ Council from this page.
I expect that initially most of my posts will be about transit and funding. Much
is happening on this front. Most importantly, the Mayors’ Council is working
hard to develop a 10-year investment plan for TransLink by the provincial
government’s June 30 deadline.
I hope that you find my posts informative. If there is anything you would like me
to write about, please let me know (see the home page for my email address and phone number).