Lower Mainland Major Transit Studies<br />Fraser Valley Transit Study<br />UBC Line Study<br />Surrey Rapid  Transit  Stud...
Fraser Valley Transit Study<br />Purpose of the Study<br />To determine current and future transit travel needs in the Fra...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis<br />Only 1% of all trips are by transit<br />3<br />Majority of all da...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyFinancing & Managing Transit<br />Approximately $10M/year system to operate<br />Three principl...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Local)<br />Market research was used to identify the most significant ...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyVision (30+ Years) Local Services<br />Mission<br />A hierarchy of local transit services in al...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Regional)<br />7<br />CHILLIWACK<br />10% of Daily Trips<br />Abbotsfo...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Inter-regional)<br />8<br />MISSION<br />15% of Daily Trips<br />Maple...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyRail Analysis<br />Extension of West Coast Express to Abbotsford<br />Heavy Diesel Push-pull <b...
Fraser Valley Transit Study Rail Analysis West Coast Express Extension <br />40% of existing passengers are from Abbotsfor...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyRailAnalysis Inter-urban Line (Surrey to Abbotsford)<br />Would add another 75% to the annual c...
Fraser Valley Transit StudyVision (30+ Years) Regional & Inter-regional Services<br />Express bus services between Fraser ...
Rapid Transit Studies<br />The Ministry is participating with TransLink in two rapid transit studies<br />UBC Line Rapid T...
UBC Line Study<br />A short-list of 7 alternatives is being evaluated<br />Best Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit...
UBC Line Study<br />Alternatives evaluated using a Multiple Account Evaluation<br /><ul><li>See TransLink’s website for al...
Consultation completed but comments taken until April 22</li></li></ul><li>Surrey Study<br />Larger study area<br />Multip...
Surrey Study<br />Technologies under consideration:<br />Bus Rapid Transit<br />Light Rail Transit<br />Rail Rapid Transit...
Surrey Study<br />Focused on alternatives that:<br />Connect directly to Surrey Centre and high growth centres and serve m...
Surrey Study<br />Alternative designs, technical work, and preliminary evaluation now underway<br />Will provide level of ...
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An overview of rapid transit options for the Fraser Valley. Also looks at the Surrey Rapid Transit Study and the UBC Rapid Transit Study. Presentation was by John Schnablegger and Ed Storm.

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  • Mission Abbotsford Transit Committee
  • Purpose of the Study:The studies primary purpose was to understand how people travel today and are forecasted to travel in the future. Understanding this would then allow us to design concepts for transit that could meet the demand forecasted. Developing a Vision for transit that is supported by local governments and stakeholders offers the best chance of success in following through on a focused, implementable transit plan for the future.Organization: The study was lead by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and a partnership between the Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Transit, and TransLink. The study is valued at $400K.
  • The Fraser Valley generates close to 800,000 trips daily. This amount considers all modes of travel at the local, regional and inter-regional level.Only 1% of all travel is made by transit today. This modal share has remained relatively unchanged since 1994.The majority of all travel remains at the local level. By community, the trips are broken down as follows:Abbotsford: Local (280,000), Regional (33,000), Inter-regional (33,000)Chilliwack: Local (218,000), Regional (25,000), Inter-regional (11,000)Mission: Local (75,000), Regional (16,000), Inter-regional (16,000)Kent/Harrison: Local (4,200), Regional (1,200), Inter-regional (600)The largest communities make up the strongest markets in terms of travel.***Refer to Maps on Poster Boards show local, regional and inter-regional travel markets
  • Transit services in the Fraser Valley cost approximately $9.5M per year to operate and maintain today. Funding for this is split between the Province at 47% and 53% funded locally through property taxes &amp; fares.Property taxes in the Fraser Valley are amongst the lowest in the Province and for communities of similar size.Increasing transit services means additional funding will be required to support capital and operating costs.
  • The Fraser Valley generates close to 800,000 trips daily. This amount considers all modes of travel at the local, regional and inter-regional level.Only 1% of all travel is made by transit today. This modal share has remained relatively unchanged since 1994.The majority of all travel remains at the local level. By community, the trips are broken down as follows:Abbotsford: Local (280,000), Regional (33,000), Inter-regional (33,000)Chilliwack: Local (218,000), Regional (25,000), Inter-regional (11,000)Mission: Local (75,000), Regional (16,000), Inter-regional (16,000)Kent/Harrison: Local (4,200), Regional (1,200), Inter-regional (600)The largest communities make up the strongest markets in terms of travel.***Refer to Maps on Poster Boards show local, regional and inter-regional travel markets
  • The Vision for local transit in all the major communities therefore involves concepts that look at a broader ranger of services versus the one conventional service universally operated in the Fraser Valley. All routes are reorganized so they are more direct, with more rapid and frequent transit routes. These are supplemented by conventional or community based transit services to lower density areas. Community transit services include a broad ranges of services (presented in an earlier slide) designed to deal with lower density corridors in a way that is more efficient than your traditional bus route.
  • The Fraser Valley generates close to 800,000 trips daily. This amount considers all modes of travel at the local, regional and inter-regional level.Only 1% of all travel is made by transit today. This modal share has remained relatively unchanged since 1994.The majority of all travel remains at the local level. By community, the trips are broken down as follows:Abbotsford: Local (280,000), Regional (33,000), Inter-regional (33,000)Chilliwack: Local (218,000), Regional (25,000), Inter-regional (11,000)Mission: Local (75,000), Regional (16,000), Inter-regional (16,000)Kent/Harrison: Local (4,200), Regional (1,200), Inter-regional (600)The largest communities make up the strongest markets in terms of travel.***Refer to Maps on Poster Boards show local, regional and inter-regional travel markets
  • The Fraser Valley generates close to 800,000 trips daily. This amount considers all modes of travel at the local, regional and inter-regional level.Only 1% of all travel is made by transit today. This modal share has remained relatively unchanged since 1994.The majority of all travel remains at the local level. By community, the trips are broken down as follows:Abbotsford: Local (280,000), Regional (33,000), Inter-regional (33,000)Chilliwack: Local (218,000), Regional (25,000), Inter-regional (11,000)Mission: Local (75,000), Regional (16,000), Inter-regional (16,000)Kent/Harrison: Local (4,200), Regional (1,200), Inter-regional (600)The largest communities make up the strongest markets in terms of travel.***Refer to Maps on Poster Boards show local, regional and inter-regional travel markets
  • West Coast Express extension to Abbotsford : Services involves extending the track south by 11 km to Abbotsford 30 min peak hour only to run with existing West Coast Express serviceEstimated travel time is 11 minutes. Services involves: Relocating the existing station at MissionNew Silverdale Station Expansion of the Mission Park and Ride lot New park and ride lots in Abbotsford and Silverdale New rail storage facility in Abbotsford Transit integration strategies at station areasInter-urban rail line: Rail length from Chilliwack to Surrey is 100km. 30 min peak period service analysed so as to minimize conflict with freightEstimated transit travel time (Chilliwack to Surrey): 91 minutes. 9 new stations between Chilliwack and Scott Road inclusive 4 new park and ride lots
  • Annual operating and capital costs include: right of way preparation, track work, stations,systems, grade crossings, passenger stations, utility relocations, facilities, work vehicles, equipment and tools, operation during construction. Costs not included: Property acquisition, relocation of business/residents, engineering and design, project management, owners representative, environmental impacts &amp; mitigation, permits, community outreach, future years costs escalation, interest on debt, consulting and legal fees. Both options prove to be quite costly when compared against bus based services that would generate comparable ridership at a fraction of the overall cost. Rail based operations are only able to offer a peak period service given freight services on both the West Coast Express line and the Inter-urban line.
  • Annual operating and capital costs include: right of way preparation, track work, stations,systems, grade crossings, passenger stations, utility relocations, facilities, work vehicles, equipment and tools, operation during construction. Costs not included: Property acquisition, relocation of business/residents, engineering and design, project management, owners representative, environmental impacts &amp; mitigation, permits, community outreach, future years costs escalation, interest on debt, consulting and legal fees. Both options prove to be quite costly when compared against bus based services that would generate comparable ridership at a fraction of the overall cost. Rail based operations are only able to offer a peak period service given freight services on both the West Coast Express line and the Inter-urban line.
  • At the regional and inter-regional concept level, you see a better interconnectivity between the major Fraser Valley communities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission and with Metro Vancouver. The Vision provides concepts for transit services along Highway 1 from Hope to Langley with further connections along future Rapid Bus Lines; enhanced connections between communities along Highway 11 and Highway 9, and increased connections along Highway 7 with connections to Maple Ridge and further West.
  • Mission Abbotsford Transit Committee
  • UBC Line Rapid Transit Study
  • UBC Line Rapid Transit Study
  • Surrey Rapid Transit StudyRegional targets includeReduce auto share from current 84% to 50%Increase Transit and Walk/Cycle share from 16% to 50%Reduce GHG
  • Surrey Rapid Transit StudyBus Rapid TransitRubber-tire, low-floor articulated buses that can run on diesel, compressed natural gas or electricity. Typically operate in the street in reserved lanes or on street-level dedicated rights of way separated from other traffic to improve travel time and reliability.Use signal priority at intersections and serve moderately-spaced stations at key destinations to improve journey times.Can typically move 2,000 to 3,000 people each hour in each direction.Light Rail TransitDriver-operated, electrically-powered systemsTypically operate in the street in reserved lanes or on street-level dedicated rights of way separated from other traffic to improve travel time and reliabilityVariants include diesel light rail and tram-trainCan typically move 6,000 to 10,000 people each hour in each directionRail Rapid TransitHigh capacity rail services that come in a variety of typesSkyTrain is automated, driverless systems powered by electricityTypically operate completely separated from traffic in a tunnel or on an elevated structureDepending on type of system, can typically move 10,000 to 25,000 people each hour in each direct
  • Surrey Rapid Transit StudyBest Bus: Enhanced bus service on multiple corridors includingmore frequent servicenew routes including B-Lines and express busesnew vehicleslow cost infrastructure improvements like transit signal priority or bus lanesBus Rapid Transit:Including 104th to Guildford, King George Blvd to White Rock, Fraser Highway to LangleyAs above but KGB only to NewtonLight Rail Transit:104th to Guildford, King George Blvd to Newton, Fraser Highway to Langley, plus BRT from Newton to White Rock104th to Guildford, King George Blvd to Newton, BRT to White Rock and Langley City104th to Guildford, King George Blvd to Newton, BRT to Langley City, conventional bus to White Rock104th to Guildford, King George BlvdRail Rapid TransitSkyTrain to Langley CitySkyTrain to Newton plus BRT on 104th to Guildford and on Fraser Highway to Langley City, conventional bus to White RockSkyTrain to Newton, conventional bus elsewhere
  • Surrey Rapid Transit StudyTimeline Surrey StudyEarly 2010 – Fall 2010 (Oct): Identified shortlist of alternatives and validated through consultation with stakeholders and the publicCurrent Work: Developing preliminary designs and evaluations of alternatives, leading to public consultation later this spring / summerNext Steps: Fine-tuning alternatives and evaluation based on feedback, will report back to public late 2011 or early 2012, preferred alternative spring / summer 2012
  • BC Ministry of Transportation Transit Presentation

    1. 1. Lower Mainland Major Transit Studies<br />Fraser Valley Transit Study<br />UBC Line Study<br />Surrey Rapid Transit Study<br />Presenters<br />John Schnablegger ,MoTI South Coast Region <br />Ed Storm, MoTI Transit Branch<br />April 19, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Fraser Valley Transit Study<br />Purpose of the Study<br />To determine current and future transit travel needs in the Fraser Valley<br />To develop and assess transit service options to meet those needs<br />To develop a transit Vision with local governments to assist in guiding transit investments for the Fraser Valley<br />Organization<br />This was a Ministry led study with partnership from the Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Transit, and TransLink<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis<br />Only 1% of all trips are by transit<br />3<br />Majority of all daily travel is “local”<br />
    4. 4. Fraser Valley Transit StudyFinancing & Managing Transit<br />Approximately $10M/year system to operate<br />Three principle sources of revenue (fares account for 26%)<br />Transit property tax per capita is very low in Fraser Valley<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Local)<br />Market research was used to identify the most significant generators of travel in each community<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Fraser Valley Transit StudyVision (30+ Years) Local Services<br />Mission<br />A hierarchy of local transit services in all the major communities<br />Rapid bus and frequent transit on major corridors serving existing and planned growth areas<br />Conventional & Community transit services offered in lower density areas<br />Chilliwack<br />Abbotsford<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Regional)<br />7<br />CHILLIWACK<br />10% of Daily Trips<br />Abbotsford <br />Civic Precinct<br />South Fraser Way<br />Seven Oaks Mall<br />Sumas Way<br />UFV <br />Airport/Cascade <br />Regional Hospital<br />Kent/Agassiz<br />Downtown<br />Mission <br />Downtown<br />MISSION<br />15% of Daily Trips<br />Abbotsford <br />South Fraser Way<br />Seven Oaks Mall<br />Sumas Way<br />Historic Downtown<br />UFV<br /> Airport<br />Regional Hospital<br />Chilliwack<br />Downtown Chilliwack<br />UFV<br />ABBOTSFORD<br />10% of Daily Trips<br />Mission<br />Downtown <br />Mission/WCE<br />Mission Hills/ Junction Shopping<br />WCExpress<br />Chilliwack<br />Landing Leisure<br />Downtown Chilliwack<br />Cottonwood Mall<br />UFV Chilliwack<br />KENT/HARRISON/ HOPE<br />20% of Daily Trips<br />Chilliwack <br />Downtown<br />UFV Chilliwack<br />Cottonwood Mall <br />Hospital<br />Abbotsford<br />Historic Downtown<br />Regional Hospital<br />
    8. 8. Fraser Valley Transit StudyTransit Market Analysis (Inter-regional)<br />8<br />MISSION<br />15% of Daily Trips<br />Maple Ridge Haney Place<br />Pitt Meadows Downtown<br />Surrey Port Kells<br />Langleys Willowbrook<br />City Centre<br />Vancouver Downtown<br />Others Identified<br />Tri-Cities<br />SkyTrain<br />KENT/HARRISON<br />10% of Daily Trips<br />Langleys<br />Aldergrove<br />Langley City<br />ABBOTSFORD<br />10% of Daily Trips<br />Langleys <br />Willowbrook Area<br />Langley City Centre<br />Gloucester Estates<br />Aldergrove<br />Surrey<br />Port Kells<br />Guildford Town Centre<br />Others Identified<br />Vancouver Downtown<br />CHILLIWACK<br />5% of Daily Trips<br />Langley<br />Aldergrove<br />Northwest Langley /<br />Port Kells<br />Others Identified<br />Vancouver Downtown<br />
    9. 9. Fraser Valley Transit StudyRail Analysis<br />Extension of West Coast Express to Abbotsford<br />Heavy Diesel Push-pull <br />Route length: 11km<br />30 min peak period service<br />Inter-urban rail line<br />Heavy & Light Diesel Multiple Unit Trains<br />Route length: 100km<br />9 new stations<br />30 min peak period service (some daily)<br />9<br />
    10. 10. Fraser Valley Transit Study Rail Analysis West Coast Express Extension <br />40% of existing passengers are from Abbotsford<br />Modest additional ridership with extension<br />Cost per additional ride and service hour significantly above any other technology<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Fraser Valley Transit StudyRailAnalysis Inter-urban Line (Surrey to Abbotsford)<br />Would add another 75% to the annual cost of the Vision, provide less than 1% of the service hours and contribute less than 5% to the projected 2031 ridership (most of which are between Langley & Surrey)<br />Cost per ride and per service hour is prohibitively high compared to other regional bus service options<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Fraser Valley Transit StudyVision (30+ Years) Regional & Inter-regional Services<br />Express bus services between Fraser Valley regional centres<br />Express bus service connections to Metro Vancouver & planned rapid transit services<br />12<br />
    13. 13. Rapid Transit Studies<br />The Ministry is participating with TransLink in two rapid transit studies<br />UBC Line Rapid Transit Study<br />Surrey Rapid Transit Study<br />The Ministry and TransLink are also looking at options to increase capacity on the Expo Line<br />
    14. 14. UBC Line Study<br />A short-list of 7 alternatives is being evaluated<br />Best Bus, Bus Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit, Rail Rapid Transit, and Combination Alternatives;<br />Route mainly along Broadway, West 10th, and University Blvd, but with options connecting to VCC Clark Station via Great Northern Way and to Granville Island and Main Street via 1st and Arbutus Rail Corridor;<br />
    15. 15. UBC Line Study<br />Alternatives evaluated using a Multiple Account Evaluation<br /><ul><li>See TransLink’s website for alternatives and preliminary evaluation results at “Be Part of the Plan”
    16. 16. Consultation completed but comments taken until April 22</li></li></ul><li>Surrey Study<br />Larger study area<br />Multiple corridors joining 7 centres<br />Objectives include:<br />Support growth in Surrey Metro Centre and other urban centres<br />Shape land use by encouraging and supporting TOD<br />Stimulate economic development and job access<br />Help achieve regional targets<br />Consider environmentally sensitive and other areas<br />
    17. 17. Surrey Study<br />Technologies under consideration:<br />Bus Rapid Transit<br />Light Rail Transit<br />Rail Rapid Transit<br />
    18. 18. Surrey Study<br />Focused on alternatives that:<br />Connect directly to Surrey Centre and high growth centres and serve major activity centres<br />Provide direct routes with higher capacity technology in areas of higher growth <br />10 alternatives in short-list:<br />Best Bus<br />2 Bus Rapid Transit<br />4 Light Rail Transit<br />3 Rail Rapid Transit<br />Also looking at use of Interurban Corridor<br />
    19. 19. Surrey Study<br />Alternative designs, technical work, and preliminary evaluation now underway<br />Will provide level of detail similar to what was produced for the UBC Line Study including<br />Estimated capital and operating costs<br />Ridership projections<br />Indicative travel times<br />Preliminary evaluation and rationale<br />More information on “Be Part of the Plan”<br />
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