Transportation Summit08 Tom Prendergast

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  • 1. Tom Prendergast, CEO, TransLink BC Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit October 16-17, 2008
  • 2. TransLink’s creates and implements plans to meet the transportation needs of Metro Vancouver
  • 3. TransLink mandate includes transportation demand management tools 77% of all Metro Vancouver resident trips were by auto, either driver or passenger 11% Transit users 11% Walking 2% Biking
  • 4. Accessibility for mobility challenged is a high priority 100 80 60 40 20 0 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 Female population Male population Age 2006 2031 An older population has greater need for high accessible transit services
  • 5. Bicycle/walking 1 2 3 4 5 Electric trolley bus (20 passengers) SkyTrain Electric light rail car (20 passengers) New hybrid Diesel-electric bus (20 passengers) New diesel bus (20 passengers) Two-person car pool (gasoline engine) Driver travelling Alone in car (gasoline engine) Driver travelling alone in SUV or van (gasoline engine) 0 .01 .01 GHGs emitted per person per year from a 15 km round-trip commute GHGs emitted per person per year from a 60 km round-trip commute .21 .85 .27 1.07 .45 .9 1.3 1.79 Tonnes per year 3.58 Tonnes per year 5.21 Tonnes per year Tonnes per year Tonnes per year Tonnes per year Tonnes per year The transportation modes we choose and the distances we travel affect the amount of GHGs emitted yearly. Commitment to sustainability and quality of life
  • 6. New TransLink governance model TransLink Board of Directors Regional Transportation Commissioner Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation
  • 7. Future vision of Transport 2040 GOAL 1 - Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are aggressively reduced, in support of provincial and regional targets GOAL 2 - Most trips are by transit, walking and cycling GOAL 3 - The majority of jobs and housing in the region are located along the Frequent Transit Network GOAL 4 - Traveling in the region is safe, secure, and accessible for everyone GOAL 5 - Economic growth and efficient goods movement are facilitated through effective management of the transportation network. GOAL 6 - Funding for TransLink is stable, sufficient, appropriate and influences transportation choices.
  • 8. STRATEGY 1 - Make early investments that encourage development of communities designed for transit, cycling, and walking STRATEGY 2 - Optimize the use of the region's transportation assets and keep them in good repair STRATEGY 3 - Build and operate a safe, secure, and accessible transportation system STRATEGY 4 - Diversify revenue sources and pursue new and innovative ways to fund transportation Strategies to achieve our 2040 goals
  • 9. Close coordination is required to ensure transportation infrastructure investments are consistent
  • 10. Working together to create a sustainable future
  • 11. Triple challenge to TransLink Rising fuel prices can reduce sales volume. TransLink in affected in three ways.
  • 12. 730,000 460,000 250,000 195,000 240,000 95,000 360,000 135,000 420,000 245,000 835,000 350,000 230,000 125,000 160,000 50,000 18% 37% 28% 74% 78% 56% 56% 53% 11% 49% 19% 78% 48% 69% 89% 79% Note: these projections are currently being reviewed as part of Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy review process. Source: Metro Vancouver Projected population and employment
  • 13.
    • Modern region to region Travel (21 st Century)
    Regional Travel patterns Traditional suburb to downtown travel (latter half of 20 th Century)
  • 14. Metro Vancouver’s GHGs Metro Vancouver’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions 29% 6% 4% 30% 13% 18%
  • 15. Financial challenge
    • Reserve depleted by 2011
    • First job is to look within for efficiencies; to get the most out of what we have
    • Maintaining current operations will cost another $150 million/year
    • Staying afloat means cutting bus service by half, no new projects, state of good repair only for transit, roads and bridges
    $150 million new No new money $500 million new 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 Millions Hours Funding Scenarios and Bus Service Levels
  • 16. TransLink current funding mechanisms Total Revenues 2007 ($000’s) $896,393
  • 17. Examples of revenue streams Vehicle Fees Annual Vehicle Fees Vehicle Registration Surcharge Road User Fees Congestion Pricing Facility tolls Distance based Cordon tolls HOT Lanes Distance Based Insurance Revenue from Land Use Real Estate Revenue Development Charges Benefiting Area Tax Parking Site Tax Land Value Taxation Tax Increment Financing Property Transfer Tax Consumption Taxes Hotel Tax (tax on accommodation sales) Local Sales Tax Utility Fees Cell Phone Levy System Revenues Sponsorship New Advertising Opportunities Transit Fare Products Carbon Offsets Other Sources Tax Free Bonds Business License Fee Commuter Tax Payroll Tax Income Tax