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1 Vancouver’s Plan: Planning for the 2010 Olympics, and our future Daniel Freeman Project Planning TransLink (SCBCTA)

2 1. Olympics Transportation Plan 2. BRT – Building Ridership Thriftily B-Line / Canada Line (fall 2009) B-Line / Evergreen Line (eta 2014) B-Line / UBC 4.B-Line program expansion 3. Rapid Transit Planning 4. Funding the future Vancouver’s Plan

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4 Transportation by Numbers – Magnitude of Games ,900+ 6, ,000 55,000 4,500+ During the entire Olympic Games period Daily Totals 60,000 to 135,000 10,000 to 58,000 60,000+ Venues, sites and facilities Countries Host broadcast and Olympic Family Athletes and officials (50% in Whistler) Technical officials Accredited media Workforce Vehicles Spectators (Vancouver events) Spectators (Whistler events) Participants at Celebration sites

5 Host City Olympic Transportation Plan Details subject to change

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7 85% at Games time 85% Existing Capacity

8 Solution: Increase Supply Permanent Service Improvements Canada Line Third SeaBus ( 50% increase in service) 48 additional SkyTrain cars (30% increase capacity) 2007 to 2009 bus expansion (200 added to fleet) Golden Ears Bridge Increased hours and frequency on major transit routes, including SkyTrain and SeaBus Additional 180 on-demand buses operating throughout region (Surge management service plan) Additional 30 HandyDART Shuttles from venues to key SkyTrain stations West Coast Express (80% increase)

9 Solution: Shift Demand University breaks will relieve demand Access to public transit included in Olympic ticket purchase TDM Strategy Travel Smart & Know Before You Go  Target 30% reduction in demand

10 2. BRT in Vancouver Building Ridership Thriftily 98 B-Line / Canada Line (fall 2009) 97 B-Line / Evergreen Line (eta 2014) 99 B-Line / UBC B-Line program expansion

11 Canada Line – A Vital Transportation Link Waterfront Vancouver City Centre Yaletown - Roundhouse Broadway - City Hall King Edward Oakridge - 41 st Ave. Langara - 49 th Ave. Marine Drive Bridgeport Aberdeen Lansdowne Richmond - Brighouse Templeton Sea Island Centre YVR - Airport Olympic Village Tunnel Elevated At-grade Station

12 North Arm Bridge

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14 99 B-Line / UBC Line

15 WHITE ROCK CENTRE (SEMI MALL) 17 th SB / 18 th NB 24 th Avenue KGH /152 nd Street 32 nd Ave Diversion South Surrey Park & Ride Highway th Avenue 72 nd Avenue (NEWTON EXCHANGE) 76 th Avenue 88 th Avenue KING GEORGE STATION 96 th Avenue SURREY CENTRAL STATION KGH 140 th 144 th 148 th 152 th

16 B-Line Program Expansion ‘399’ B-Line King George Hwy / 104 th Ave

17 B-Line Program Expansion ‘399’ B-Line King George Hwy / 104 th Ave

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19 Need For Studies Period of rapid expansion in system extent and ridership Network planned in previous studies nearing build-out Increasing system complexity, multiple modes Need to o design for Customers o ensure efficient system o support local plans Many interdependencies Network-shaping decisions are imminent 3. Rapid Transit Planning

20 Existing Network (2010)

21 Network Expansion Scenario (BRT & Rail) 2020

22 Medium-term Network Issues (2020)

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27 4. Funding the Future: Financial Challenge No new money $450 million new Bus Service Millions Hrs $150 million new

28 Ways to Fund Transportation Vehicle Fees Annual Vehicle Registration Fee Driver License Fees Road User Fees Congestion Pricing Facility tolls Distance based Cordon tolls HOT Lanes Distance Based Insurance Revenue from Land Use 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 Landfill Tax System Revenues Sponsorship New Advertising Opportunities Carbon Offsets Other Sources Tax Free Bonds Business License Fee Commuter Tax Payroll Tax Income Tax Shipping Container Charges Examples of Revenue Sources Used Elsewhere: Existing TransLink Revenue Sources: Transit Revenue Fuel Tax Property Tax Replacement Tax Parking Sales Tax Real Estate Revenue Hydro Levy

29 Funding sources under consideration Annual Vehicle Registration Fee Road User Fees Property Transfer Tax System Revenues Sponsorship New Advertising Opportunities Carbon Offsets Shipping Container Charges Possible New Revenue Sources: Existing TransLink Revenue Sources : Transit Revenue Fuel Tax Property Tax Replacement Tax Parking Sales Tax Real Estate Revenue Hydro Levy

30 Thank You Daniel Freeman Project Planning TransLink (SCBCTA)


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