Recent developments with this project
Refining scope and costs
Spring 2016 - We are working with TransLink to further define the scope and costs of rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor. Implementing this project depends on securing senior government funding.
Results of the Transportation and Transit Plebiscite
July 13, 2015 - On Thursday, July 2nd, Elections BC released the results of the Transportation and Transit Plebiscite. More than 759,696 votes were cast across Metro Vancouver.
- 61.68% voted against the proposed funding source
- 38.32 % voted in favour
For the City of Vancouver, the results were split, with just over 50 % voting against the proposed funding source.
We respect the will of voters and remain committed to improving our transportation and transit system.
We will examine funding options to move forward Vancouver's plans for public transit, such as the Broadway Subway, which is essential to:
- Move our local, regional, and provincial economy forward
- Cut congestion and greenhouse gas emissions
- Meet our Greenest City 2020 and Transportation 2040 goals
The Mayors' Council will continue to work with the Provincial and Federal Governments to find stable funding for the region's transportation plan to meet the needs of a growing population.
Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation release the recommended ballot for the regional transportation investment plan
December 11, 2014 – The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation released its recommended referendum question and a regional funding proposal on their Transportation and Transit Plan to cut congestion by improving major roads and existing transit service.
The plan improves transit service throughout the region, including rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor between Commercial Drive and UBC. The first phase of the project is a tunneled extension of the Millennium Line to Arbutus Street.
The City of Vancouver opposes cut-and-cover construction along Broadway, based on a Council motion passed in January 2008.
Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation release a visionary regional transportation investment plan for Metro Vancouver
June 12, 2014 – The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation released the plan "Regional Transportation Investments: A Vision for Metro Vancouver". The plan improves transit service throughout the region including rapid transit along the Broadway Corridor between Commercial Drive and UBC, with the first phase of the project a tunneled extension of the Millennium Line to Arbutus Street.