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Mayor Kurt Alberts, Township of Langley presents to South Fraser OnTrax July 10, 2008 Regular Meeting.

Mayor Kurt Alberts, Township of Langley presents to South Fraser OnTrax July 10, 2008 Regular Meeting.

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  • July 10, 2008 Presentation to South Fraser On Trax
    • Translink
    • and
    • Langley Township
    • by
    • Mayor Kurt Alberts
  • Translink and Langley Township
    • Land Use and Transportation
    • Township is Part of the Region
    • Challenges
    • Langley’s Approach
    • Understanding How Translink Works
    • What Langley has Achieved
    • More to Do
  • Land Use and Transportation
    • Township
    • 100,000 population
    • 300+ sq km
    • 80% Rural
    • On edge of LRSP
    • OCP
    • Western Corridor
    • Region
    • 2.2 million population
    • 22 municipalities
    • LRSP
    • Growth Concentration
    • Travel Pattern Changes
  • Challenges
    • Langley outside Growth Concentration Area
    • Community of Communities
    • ALR/Green Zone
    • Pay 3% Get 3%
    • LRSP needs to be updated
    • Future Growth: Township, Coquitlam, Surrey and Abbotsford
  • Langley’s Approach
    • Translink also Regional Roads
    • Complete Community
    • 1 Job for Everyone in Labour Force
    • Concentrating Growth
    • Increase Densities
    • Mixed Use
    • Livability Accord
  • Understanding Translink
    • History
    • BC Transit (Bus Company)
    • Region traded Hospital Levy
    • Buses, Sky Train, Sea Buses, Ferry, West Coast Express, Handi Dart, and Roads
    • Board of Sub-Regional Representation
    • Adequate Funding Issue (Vehicle Levy!)
  • Understanding Translink 2008 Funding Sources
    • Fares
    • Fuel Tax
    • Property Tax
    • Parking Tax (Replacement)
    • Parking Sales Tax
    • Hydro Levy
    • $354 (38%)
    • $256 (29%)
    • $255 (28%)
    • $18 (2%)
    • $12 (1%)
    • $18 (2%)
  • Understanding Translink
    • All funding sources controversial
    • Debt service now $155 million
    • 2013 Funding Gap looming (even with Fed $)
    • Canada Line went ahead of Evergreen Line
    • Bus Riders Union
    • More Buses vs. Rail
    • Next Rail: Broadway/UBC and Surrey/Langley
  • Understanding Translink
    • Transport 2021
    • 3 Year Plan (2005, 2006, 2007)
    • 10 Year Outlook
    • Governance Change
    • 2008 One Year Bridging Plan (old board)
    • 2009 One Year Bridging Plan (new board)
    • Draft Transport 2040
    • Next 3 Year Plan and 10 Year Outlook
  • Understanding Translink
    • New Board must work within Base Funding
    • Board can present supplemental plan (more $)
    • Mayors’ Council approval required
    • Funding by property taxes will be opposed
    • Funding by fare increases will be opposed
    • More gas tax will be opposed
    • Even with no service increase, a Funding Gap
  • Langley Achievements
    • Community Shuttle
    • 2002 – 22,600 service hours
    • 2007 – 31,200 service hours
    • 2008 – 36,200 service hours
    • Growth: 8.5% per year
    • Over 70% trips are local (90% sub region)
  • Langley Achievements
    • Frequent Transit Network
    • Every 15 min., 15 hours per day, 7 days
    • Langley Centre to SkyTrain (502)
    • Starts at 4:32 am for first SkyTrain
    • First FTN route S. of Fraser
  • Langley Achievements
    • Aldergrove Connection to Abbotsford
    • Service hours to Aldergrove increased
    • Aldergrove growth constraints
    • Abbotsford and Township supported
    • Finally, connection achieved Sept 07
  • Gloucester – 4000+ Jobs
  • Langley Achievements
  • Langley Achievements
    • Golden Ears Bridge
    • Negotiated Agreement
    • Relocated Park and Ride
    • Access to West Coast Express
    • 208 Street becomes Translink road
    • Provides option to Port Mann
    • Ferry shuts down (Trans Canada Trail)
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  • Langley Achievements
  • Langley Achievements
    • 64 Ave/#10 Hwy Rail Overpass
    • Historic partnership Roberts Bank Rail
    • Translink ($50 million)
    • Province ($50 million)
    • Port ($50 million)
    • Feds ($75 million)
    • 4 Municipalities ($50 million)
    • Railways ($30 million)
  • Langley Achievements
    • 64 Ave / # 10 Hwy Overpass
    • 1 st priority and design underway
    • #1 traffic improvement priority
    • Langley Regional Town Centre
    • Note: Translink’s Pattullo Bridge Long-Term Strategy will include review of rail bridge
  • Township Achievements
    • Translink Roads
    • Fraser Highway 4 laning
    • 16 Ave intersection improvements
    • 200 Street improvements
    • 208 Street becomes Translink road
  • Township Achievements
    • Port Mann Twinning
    • Translink Supported (GVRD didn’t)
    • Langley Businesses move goods/services
    • Restore Public Transportation
    • Includes Freeway widening
    • Includes 216 Interchange
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  • Township Achievements
    • Rapid Bus
    • Over Port Mann: Langley to Burnaby
    • Over Golden Ears Bridge to Evergreen
    • Fraser Highway to SkyTrain
    • 200 Street: Public Transportation Corridor
  • Langley Achievements
    • Rapid Bus over Port Mann
    • Langley to Lougheed Mall in 23 min.
    • Stations/Park&Ride in design
    • Dedicated Freeway underpasses access
    • Convertible to Rail in Future
    • Translink/Prov funding allocated
    • Property acquistion underway
  • 200 Street Corridor
  • Langley Achievements
    • 200 Street Corridor
    • Designated public transportation corridor
    • From Willowbrook Town Centre
    • To North West Employment Centre
    • Planned for Mixed Use
    • Planned for High Density
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