Transit Future in Central Fraser Valley
The Abbotsford Transit Future Action Plan proposed service changes to address significant service reliability issues identified in Abbotsford.
The plan includes:
- Realining existing routes 1 Blueridge-McKee, 2 Bluejay-Huntingdon, and 3 Clearbrook-UFV into the new routes 1 Highstreet-UFV, 2 Highstreet-McMillan, 3 Clearbrook-Huntingdon, and 9 Downtown-McKee.
- Focusing service in the core areas of the town that have the highest ridership levels.
- Begin building a Rapid Transit Network between the University of the Fraser Valley and Highstreet Shopping Centre.
- Allocation of future service hours.
Project Update – February 2018
On Tuesday March 6, BC Transit conducted public engagement events in Mission to gather public input on proposed improvements to the Central Fraser Valley Transit System. Your feedback helped shape BC Transit’s 2018 Central Fraser Valley Transit Future Action Plan, an update of the 2013 Abbotsford-Mission Transit Future Plan.
Project Update – January 2018
We want to hear from you!
In early February 2018, the City of Abbotsford will be conducting several public outreach events to contribute to its Transportation Master Plan. These events will include the presentation of proposed changes to the transit system in Abbotsford.
Please go to the City of Abbotsford website for further details.
Transit Future Action Plan in Central Fraser Valley
In 2013, the Abbotsford-Mission Transit Future Plan was completed. This plan provided a vision of the region’s transit network over the next 25 years. Since the adoption of that plan, some of the major projects identified have now been accomplished, including:
- Route 66 FVX: Introduction of the 66 FVX (Fraser Valley Express) service, connecting Abbotsford to Langley and Chilliwack
- McCallum Park and Ride: Introduction of the region’s first Park and Ride, at Abbotsford’s McCallum Interchange
As the region continues to grow and the land use changes, it is important to update the project priorities to ensure that transit continues to be a popular mod of choice in the region.
The purpose of the Abbotsford-Mission Transit Future Action Plan is to update transit service and infrastructure recommendations to continue to grow the transit system in the region. This plan is particularly intended to support transit changes in the next three years (2018-2020) that will make the transit system in the Central Fraser Valley more fast, frequent and reliable in the areas where transit can be most successful.
What is Transit Future?
Transit Future is all about you, your transit system and your community. Developed with your input, these plans outline what your transit system will look like in the future. Depending on the community and its specific needs, a plan can take a variety of different forms.
Learn more about the different types of Transit Future Plans here. By being part of the development of a Transit Future Plan, you are helping to improve transit for yourself and for your entire community. So get involved, share your input, and be a part of shaping your transit system now and for the generation to come.
Why do we need Transit Future?
Transit Future guides transit investment that is supportive of livable communities, through:
- Offering more transportation choice
- Supporting smart land use plans that focus on walking, cycling and transit
- Meeting climate change goals
- Making it easy to access everyday services on foot, by bike and by transit
Help us Plan Your Future
Population and traffic growth means we need to shift our focus from moving cars to moving people. To minimize the high economic, environmental and social costs of traffic congestion and road expansion, we must move people more efficiently. Transportation should take us where we want to go, when we want to go there. To create an efficient system, we need your input.
How do I get involved?
All stages of the creation and implementation of a Transit Future Plan provide opportunities to get involved. Check back here often for information on how to share your input!