Tag Archives: TransLink

Transit and Development

Density not the answer to transit funding By Elizabeth Murphy, Vancouver Sun, October 11, 2016 The B.C. Liberals seem to think that using development to fund transit and making increased density a requirement of transit funding are vote-getters, writes Elizabeth Murphy. Gerry Kahrmann / … Continue reading

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Federal Election: Transit infrastructure essential

Opinion: Civic infrastructure funding essential Make investment in transit affordable, and democratically implemented By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  October 3, 2015 JULY 2 2015. Transit troubles in Vancouver, B.C. on July 3, 2015. The vote is no for the proposed … Continue reading

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Transportation Plebiscite: The plan is the problem

Transit plebiscite vote was a rejection of TransLink’s plan Look at more affordable transportation options to cover more of the region is needed By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  July 13, 2015 The 62 per cent No vote result … Continue reading

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Local funds shouldn’t pay for transit

Opinion: If Victoria and Ottawa don’t pay, property taxes and development fees are diverted from other programs By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun July 23, 2013 5:04 PM TransLink’s Canada Line trains were already at capacity at peak … Continue reading

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Vision Vancouver chooses subway option without consulting

By Elizabeth Murphy, Contributing writer Vancouver Courier  TransLink recently released its Phase 2 study report on the three proposed shortlisted options for the Broadway-UBC corridor. Vancouver had already announced the subway option as preferred before engaging the affected communities on … Continue reading

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Transportation 2040 report fatally flawed

Opinion: Both the funding model and land-use planning strategy take power away from municipality By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun This map of rapid transit station areas and corridors appears in Appendix A of the City of Vancouver’s … Continue reading

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New policies will not make Vancouver housing affordable

Rezoning concepts from Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Task Force on Housing are more likely to put existing older units at risk of demolition By Elizabeth Murphy, Special to The Vancouver Sun  Map  by:  courtesy , Stephen Bohus BLA  – (Originally submitted to … Continue reading

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Liveable Region Strategic Plan replaced with Regional Growth Strategy

The following are a number of archive articles written for the Georgia Straight on the replacement of the Liveable Region Strategic Plan (LRSP) with the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS). Commentary » Metro Vancouver wants province to force Coquitlam to accept … Continue reading

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