Sea to Sky

Sea to Sky Transit Corridor Study

BC Transit, in collaboration with the local partners in the Sea to Sky area, is currently undertaking a detailed analysis of proposed new or expanded transit service connecting communities on the Sea to Sky Corridor.

This work is being undertaken in collaboration with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), the Village of Pemberton, the Lil'wat Nation and the Squamish Nation. BC Transit is also working alongside the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and TransLink as part of this project.

Building on the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan which was completed in early 2016, the study is focussed on determining potential ridership, service levels, routes and fares for regional and interregional services.  Supporting infrastructure and governance changes will also be explored.

Project Update

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Sea to Sky Corridor Survey. Over 2,000 people participated!

The next step in the process is to summarize all of the survey data and use this information to help develop proposed transit service options along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Based on the project timeline, the goal is to share some of these proposals with the public in early 2017.

Background: The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan

Over the past two years, BC Transit has completed a long-term transit strategy (Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan) with the local Sea to Sky partners, citizens and stakeholders.

The long-term transit strategies envision what the community’s transit network should look like 25 years from now and describe what priorities, infrastructure and investment are needed to get there.

The Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan encompasses the Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Valley local transit systems.  It also includes among the region’s strategic priorities strategies to introduce interregional transit services.

As part of the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan, there were two key regional recommendations for completion by 2020. They include:

  1. Undertake a Sea to Sky Corridor Transit Study. This comprehensive study will include the entire corridor (Metro Vancouver to the Pemberton Valley), and will consider the expansion of Regional and Interregional transit service in detail
  2. Explore the Development of a Sea to Sky Transit Regional Governance Structure. Explore options for a more integrated regional governance structure for transit in the Sea to Sky area. The study would look at the benefits and risks with the goal of streamlining the implementation of Regional and Interregional transit, and enabling more comprehensive system management and performance monitoring.

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