At a glance (2 minute read):

  • TransLink's Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Council recently approved a 30-year transportation plan for the region. 
  • The plan addresses traffic congestion, climate concerns, and more. 

The TransLink Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Council approved Transport 2050: 10-Year Priorities on June 30, 2022. 

Transport 2050 is the region’s new 30-year transportation strategy to help address the climate crisis and growing traffic congestion.


Transit Stops & Stations

  • Improve comfort and safety, with new weather protection, seating, lighting, and escalator.

Bus Service

  • 130% increase in bus service.
  • 11 new RapidBus lines providing fast, frequent service.
  • 7 new express bus linesService for new areas including parks.
  • 60% more HandyDART available trips provided 24/7.

Rapid Transit

  • More SkyTrain service - 10% more on Expo & Millennium Line and 65% more on Canada Line. 
  • Up to 9 new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes serving all parts of the region.
  • North Shore rapid transit connection. 
  • Burnaby Mountain Gondola to SFU. 
  • UBC extension of Millennium Line SkyTrain. 
  • Explore potential rapid transit extensions for King George Boulevard in Surrey and to downtown Port Coquitlam.


  • Complete 66% of the missing sidewalks in areas near transit. 
  • Complete 75% of 2050 Major Bikeway Network: 450 km of new traffic-separated cycling paths. 
  • Support people-first streets with funding to help re-design streets for safer speeds. 
  • Maintain and upgrade the 2,500 lane kilometres of major road network. 
  • Goods movement investments to help make the sector cleaner and more efficient.


  • Invest in cleaner and safer transit vehicles. 
  • Invest in digital platforms to improve customer experience and help better manage the transport system.


  • Make transportation system more resilient to seismic risks and climate change. 


  • Collaborate with Indigenous Nations to advance their transportation priorities, including transit service to reserves.

Social Equity

  • Invest in ways that reduce any barriers experienced by disadvantaged groups and individuals and help to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive transportation system.

Read about Transport 2050, the long-range vision for Metro Vancouver which guides transportation decisions for the next three decades.