TransLink invests US$130m in Vancouver’s public transport

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TransLink has announced an investment of US$130m (£107.4m) in Metro Vancouver’s local public transport.

The funding will reportedly be dedicated to more than 107 projects, including new or improved greenways, cycling paths, pavements, multi-use paths, intersections or roads.

The investment is intended for delivery through the Municipal Funding Program, which supports infrastructure maintenance throughout the year.

TransLink claims to contribute up to 75% of the money needed for local government-funded transport upgrades and up to 100% of the costs associated with bus operations and some cycling infrastructure.

Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, said: “TransLink is committed to ensuring transportation throughout the region is as convenient and seamless as possible, regardless of how you primarily travel.

“Investing in cycling paths, pavements, and bus speed upgrades is just one of the ways we help to combat climate change by encouraging green transportation throughout Metro Vancouver.”

This funding and associated upgrades are part of the 2022 Investment Plan, which is backed by both TransLink and the government of British Columbia.

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