Vancouver To Experiment With Transit Techniques

Vancouver transit officials plan interventions to increase transit reliability and improve the way the street works, both commercially and socially.
December 21, 2003, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Transit officials in the Greater Vancouver area will try a number of innovative techniques to make the Main Street bus line a model for other routes. The goal is to get commuters out of their cars and on to other modes of transportation. The showcase project plans to redesign the streetscape with bus bulges, queue jumpers, a signal priority system and better bus stops. According to Stephen Rees, program manager for transportation policy at the Greater Vancouver Transit Authority (GVTA), the goal is not simply to make the buses go faster, but rather to "get better transit reliability" with "considerable improvements in the way the street works, commercially and socially."

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Published on Thursday, December 18, 2003 in The Vancouver Sun
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