Transit Future in Victoria
Victoria Region Transit Future Plan
In 2011, the Victoria Region Transit Future Plan was completed. This plan provides a vision for improving the region’s transit network over the next 25 years by:
- Supporting local community goals and objectives, including:
- The need to grow economic vitality
- Preserve our green integrity and
- Develop livable neighbourhoods that demonstrate the integration of all sustainable modes of transportation
- Strengthening the link between transportation and land-use in order to achieve sustainable growth and development, promoting community resiliency.
- Identifying a Transit Future Network that includes four layers of transit service to tailor transit to regional and local community needs:
- Rapid transit
- Frequent transit
- Local transit
- Targeted services
How is the Transit Future Plan being implemented?
Since the adoption of the Transit Future Plan (TFP), several projects have been completed and many others are in development to improve regional transit.
A few examples of projects that came from the development of the TFP:
- New terminal space downtown
- Bus lanes
- Westhills Terminal
- UVic terminal expansion
Some projects focus on infrastructure improvements that support transit service across the whole region, while others focus on route and service changes that help move us towards the Transit Future Network.
Local Area Transit Plans - How to get involved
As a way to reach the goals and objectives identified in the development of the Victoria Regional Transit Future Plan, a series of nine Local Area Transit Plans are being developed to determine transit service and infrastructure priorities within specific areas of the Victoria region.