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More buses, better service coming to Metro Vancouver

May 5, 2024

People in Metro Vancouver will benefit from shorter wait times and enhanced service frequency as a result of significant new funding for TransLink.

To support efficient and stable service in the region, the Province is committing as much as $300 million in new capital funding for TransLink’s 2024 Investment Plan that will support TransLink’s bus purchases for much-needed expansion.

“With this funding, people will experience fewer instances of overcrowded buses passing them by and benefit from additional service increases in the long-term,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The Province is working with TransLink to solve the region’s most pressing transportation challenges in response to the unprecedented regional growth. Funding public transit means people can choose cleaner and more affordable ways to travel in the region now and for years to come.”

This new capital funding from the Province will support the purchase of new buses for future service increases. In addition to this early capital contribution, TransLink will apply remaining funds from the $479 million the Province provided last year toward immediate service increases. This will include higher frequency of service or extended hours of operation for more than 60 routes and improved late-evening availability for HandyDART services.