Transit Future in Victoria
Victoria Region Transit Future Plan
In 2011, the Victoria Region Transit Future Plan was completed. This plan provides a vision for improving the region’s transit network over the next 25 years by:
- Supporting local community goals and objectives, including the need to grow economic vitality, preserve our green integrity and develop liveable neighbourhoods that demonstrate the integration of all sustainable modes of transportation.
- Strengthening the link between transportation and land-use in order to achieve sustainable growth and development, promoting community resiliency.
Identifying a Transit Future Network that includes four layers of transit service to tailor transit to regional and local community needs:
- Rapid Transit
- Frequent Transit
- Local Transit
- Targeted Services
How is the Transit Future Plan being implemented?
Since the adoption of the Transit Future Plan (TFP) plan, several projects have been completed and many others are in development to improve regional transit. Some projects focus on infrastructure improvements that support transit service across the whole region, while others focus on route and service changes that help move us towards the Transit Future Network.
Local Area Transit Plans - How to get involved
All stages of a Transit Future Plan provide opportunities to get involved. The next steps in the Transit Future Plan include the development of Local Area Transit plans.
The Local Area Transit Plans define the short to medium-term transit service and infrastructure strategies for specific areas and help to prioritize future service updates in the plan area. These plans will provide further guidance to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission on initiatives to improve the transit system each year.
Each Local Area Transit Plan will be developed with the local government partner. Their community and neighbourhood plans for the areas will include consultation with the public and key stakeholders. The level of consultation will vary depending on the scope of recommendations within each plan. Check back here for opportunities on how to be involved and provide input.