Sea to Sky Transit Corridor Study
BC Transit, in collaboration with the local partners in the Sea to Sky area, has completed a detailed analysis of proposed new and expanded transit service connecting communities on the Sea to Sky Corridor.
This work was undertaken in collaboration with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), the Village of Pemberton, the Lil'wat Nation and the Squamish Nation. BC Transit also worked alongside the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and TransLink as part of this project.
Building on the Sea to Sky Transit Future Plan which was completed in early 2016, the study focused on potential ridership, service levels, routes and fares for regional and interregional services. Supporting infrastructure, governance, and funding considerations were also explored. Click the link below to view the final draft of the report.
Project Update - 2023
The Travel Demand Study is nearing completion and an update will be shared soon. If you have any further questions, please visit https://engage.bctransit.com/.
Project Update – February 2022
Starting in early 2022, BC Transit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, launched the Sea to Sky Travel Demand Study. The Travel Demand Study will investigate and explore quantitative and qualitative data to help define the potential transit ridership markets between key regional centres in the Sea to Sky Region.
Project Update – October 2017
BC Transit, in collaboration with local partners, has completed the final draft of the Sea to Sky Corridor Regional Transit Study Report.
The final draft of the report can be viewed Sea to Sky Corridor Regional Transit Study
The Province of British Columbia and the Sea to Sky local government partners will now establish a committee of senior officials to review and develop a governance and funding model. Once a governance and funding model is established service implementation work can begin.
If the proposed service is implemented, the study suggests providing approximately 15,000 annual hours of transit service to the corridor. This initial proposed service would consist of six round trips on weekdays and four round trips on weekends between Whistler, Squamish and Metro Vancouver, where passengers would be able to transfer to the TransLink system. The study also proposes adding two new daily round trips to the existing service between the Pemberton Valley and Whistler.
Project Update – June 2017
BC Transit, in collaboration with local partners, has finished summarizing the feedback from the second phase of public consultation. The next step in the project is to finalize the transit corridor study, which will be completed by summer 2017. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results from the Phase 1 consultation can be found here
Results from the Phase 2 consultation can be found here