About this Workshop
This workshop is the premier forum for advancing cutting-edge practices in sustainability, multimodal planning, and scheduling in public transportation with a focus on increasing efficiencies, resiliency, and integration. Professionals established in the industry and newcomers to the field can learn about livable
and sustainable development, facilities planning, clean bus technologies, and route design and service planning for enhanced mobility. The workshop provides opportunities to interact with thought-provoking speakers, engage in peer-to-peer learning and roundtable discussions, and participate in technical tours.
Reminder that passports are required for cross border travel.
Who should attend: general managers and staff likely to implement sustainability in public transit agencies, planners and schedulers, suppliers, consultants, and others supportive of public transportation’s role in sustainability and mobility
Our Host: Our host will be TransLink, an expanding multimodal system knitting the increasingly dynamic Vancouver region and the first Canadian transit organization to achieve Platinum level status from the APTA Sustainability Commitment.
Transit in Metro Vancouver is a great success story. In 2017, transit ridership grew by 5.9 percent, and TransLink hit a ridership milestone of 400 million boardings – the highest number ever experience on their system in a single year. In April 2016, TransLink completed the roll-out of their Compass Card smart-card system, and now 95 percent of all transit journeys are made with a Compass product. In December 2016, they extended their SkyTrain network with six new stations and now have the longest fully automated, driverless, rapid transit system in the world.
The Metro Vancouver region has a proud history and many examples of transit-oriented communities. More than 90 percent of people live within walking distance of transit. A network of centres connected by frequent transit has been the growth management framework for the region for over forty years. Today over 75 percent of housing starts are multi-family. The city of Vancouver is internationally renowned for the land use and transportation decisions that have created a city based on walking, cycling and taking transit across a diversity of modes, including rail, bus and passenger ferry.