Moving Forward

The 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

We've launched Metro Vancouver’s biggest transportation expansion in almost a decade. More transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access – for everyone. The 10-Year Vision is an investment in our future, and that future for better transit starts now!

Phase One of the 10-Year Vision began with more frequent SkyTrain and SeaBus service in early 2017. Bus service increases will continue rolling out across the region with each service change. Learn more by visiting our Phase One page.

Planning for Progress

The 10-Year Vision will be rolled out in three phases, each timed to the delivery of new projects and services. Phase One is the critical first step in moving the Vision forward and creating the transportation system our region will need to protect our quality of life and to support a vibrant and growing economy. In each phase, investments from the federal government and provincial government will be matched with regional revenues to ensure the 10-Year Vision is funded in a fair and balanced way.

PHASE ONE

Plan approved: 2016
Roll-out: 2017-2026

  • 10% increase in bus service
  • 15% increase in HandyDART service
  • 20% increase in rail service (Expo Line, Millenium Line and Evergreen Extension, Canada Line, West Coast Express)
  • Pre-construction and consultation on Broadway subway and Surrey light rail
  • New funding for improvements to the Major Road Network
  • Expansion and improvements to the cycling and walking networks
Learn more about Phase One

PHASE TWO

Projected plan approval: 2018
Roll-out: 2018-2027

  • Replacement of the Pattullo Bridge
  • Surrey light rail
  • Broadway subway
  • More rail cars and station upgrades on the existing SkyTrain system
  • Additional expansion of bus service across the region
  • Additional expansion of HandyDART service
  • Continued improvements to roads, cycling, and walking
Learn more about Phase Two

PHASE THREE

Projected plan approval: 2019
Roll-out: 2020-2030

  • Finish delivery of the Vision, including:
    • More bus, rail, and HandyDART service
    • Continued improvements to roads, cycling, and walking

Keeping our Region Moving

Over the next 30 years, Metro Vancouver will welcome more than one million new residents and 600,000 new jobs. Our transportation network needs improvements to meet both current and future demand.

The 10-Year Vision is a strategy to keep the region moving and the blueprint for the future of our transportation system. Developed by the Mayors’ Council in 2014 following years of planning and public consultation, the 10-Year Vision reflects the consensus of more than 20 local governments, and is supported by the largest coalition of community, environmental, and business stakeholders in B.C.’s history.

A plan for everyone

The 10-Year Vision is the most advanced transit and mobility plan in Canada. It includes investments that will serve residents across the entire Metro Vancouver region – from roads and bridges, to buses, light rail, and active transportation.

Fair and affordable

Making the 10-Year Vision a reality will require funding from all three levels of government, as well as users of the transit system and road network, and property owners.

Protecting our environment

Investing in public transit, cycling, and walking infrastructure helps reduce our dependence on automobiles and improves our air quality through reduced GHG emissions.

Supporting a vibrant economy

By investing in our transportation system and reducing traffic congestion, we can make commuting more efficient for workers and students, and move goods more quickly throughout our region.

Want more information?

Check out the Phase One and Phase Two pages on this site, or read the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation.