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Our Commitment

 

Over the next few decades we face a great deal of change to our population, demographics and environment. BC Transit is committed to providing transit to address the impact of these changes in communities across B.C.

Consider these facts…BC Transit commitments…
Population: By 2036, B.C.'s population is expected to grow from 4.4 million to 6 million.BC Transit carried 49 million passengers in 2009/2010. As our population grows and diversifies, we look to expand and enhance services.
Demographics: Between 2006 and 2036, the proportion of B.C.'s population age 65 or older is expected to grow from 15% to 25%.Part of our customer service commitment includes accessible transit and ensuring transit is a viable and desired option for all.
Fuel Efficiency: Oil and gas prices have risen dramatically - since 2003, the price of oil has more than doubled.We invest in - and will continue to support - fuel efficient technology and expanded vehicle options such as double decker and rapid buses.
Transit Modes
Consider these facts…BC Transit commitments…

A full city bus can take 40 vehicles off the road:
In one year, that saves 10,646 litres of fuel and 25 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Environment: Environmental impacts and concerns continue to be a priority for individuals, communities, governments and businesses in Canada and around the world.

We are actively monitoring our carbon footprint participating in the B.C. Government Climate Action Plan. We are committed to reducing environmental impacts through such options as special filters and catalysts (installed on over 180 diesel powered buses, reducing particle matter emissions by 50%) and blending low-sulphur diesel with biodiesel — an environmentally-friendly and renewable energy source that helps reduce greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions.

Commuting modes and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Consider these facts…BC Transit commitments…
Transit Modes: As of 2011, the vast majority of B.C.'s population (77%) used automobiles for their daily commute, while only 13% took transit, 7% walked and 2% biked to work. BC Transit is committed to increasing its ridership and supporting active travel modes that reduce vehicles on roads, reduce environmental impacts and increase transportation efficiencies.
British Columbia Commuter Modes