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					                                                          AGENDA
                   REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
                               REGULAR MEETING

                                    Friday, September 16, 2011
                                                     9:00 a.m.
                                            nd
                                          2 Floor Boardroom
                                  4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC



Committee Members:
Chair, Director Derek Corrigan, Burnaby
Vice Chair, Councillor Judy Dueck, Maple Ridge
Director Malcolm Brodie, Richmond
Mayor Peter Fassbender, Langley City
Director Catherine Ferguson, White Rock
Mayor Rick Green, Langley Township
Director Maria Harris, Electoral Area A
Director Don MacLean, Pitt Meadows
Director Greg Moore, Port Coquitlam
Director Darrell Mussatto, North Vancouver City
Director Andrea Reimer, Vancouver
Director Richard Stewart, Coquitlam
Director Joe Trasolini, Port Moody
Director Judy Villeneuve, Surrey
Director Wayne Wright, New Westminster


         Please advise Georgeta Stanese at (604) 432-6269 if you are unable to attend.
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                             NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
                            REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

                                         9:00 a.m.
                                Friday, September 16, 2011
              2nd Floor Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia.


                                         AGENDA


1.     ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

       1.1       September 16, 2011 Regular Meeting Agenda
                 Staff Recommendation:
                 That the Regional Planning Committee adopt the agenda for its regular
                 meeting scheduled for September 16, 2011 as circulated.

2.     ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

       2.1      July 22, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes
                Staff Recommendation:
                That the Regional Planning Committee adopt the minutes of its regular
                meeting held July 22, 2011 as circulated.

3.     DELEGATIONS
       No items presented.

4.     INVITED PRESENTATIONS

       4.1       Ian Jarvis, Chief Executive Officer, TransLink
                 Subject: TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook

5.     REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF

        5.1      Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and
                 Outlook
                 Designated Speakers:
                 Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver
                 Jim Rusnak, Chief Financial Officer, Metro Vancouver
                 Raymond Kan, Senior Regional Planner, Metropolitan Planning, Environment
                 and Parks Department
                 Recommendations:
                 That the Board:
                 a)    Advise the TransLink Board, Mayors’ Council on Regional
                       Transportation, and Regional Transportation Commissioner that:
                       i.   the revised draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook provides
                            an acceptable contingency strategy in the event that new funding

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                 sources, alternative to the proposed time-limited property tax
                 increase, cannot be activated starting in 2013;
           ii.   the proposed increase in the debt cap from $2.8 billion to $3.5
                 billion should be reviewed and modified as appropriate in the
                 preparation of the 2013 strategic transportation plan, including
                 reporting back to Metro Vancouver, to ensure the debt cap is set
                 at an appropriate level and that approved funding sources and
                 rates can support debt servicing;
           iii.  it is undesirable from a regional planning and growth management
                 perspective for future supplemental plans to follow the model of
                 the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook in which fund levels are
                 fully accounted for but neither the precise funding sources nor
                 their permanence have been assured;
      b)   Advise the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation that under the
           South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act, it must
           consult with the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors
           on any proposed debt cap increase prior to taking action on a
           supplemental plan that proposes an increase in TransLink’s debt cap;
      c)   Request the TransLink Board to initiate in Fall 2011 a comprehensive
           consultation process with Metro Vancouver and the broader public on
           alternative funding sources and investments to support the new
           Regional Growth Strategy, regional environmental objectives, and the
           economic development of the region.

5.2   Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
      Designated Speakers:
      Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver
      Jim Rusnak, Chief Financial Officer, Metro Vancouver

5.3   Overview of Requested Amendments to Metro Vancouver’s Regional
      Growth Strategy
      Designated Speaker: Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division
      Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
      Recommendation:
      That the Board receive for information the report dated September 7, 2011,
      titled “Overview of Requested Amendments to Metro Vancouver’s Regional
      Growth Strategy”.

5.4   Request for Type 3 Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy
      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager,
      Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
      Recommendations:
      That the Board:
      a)    Initiate the process for Type 3 amendments to the Regional Growth
            Strategy in accordance with section 857.1(2) of the Local Government
            Act and sections 6.4.2 and 6.4.5 of the Regional Growth Strategy for
            amendment requests received from:
            i.     the City of Coquitlam (Westwood Plateau golf course, existing
                   public parks, riparian areas);
            ii.    the City of Richmond (Terra Nova lands, Garden City lands,
                   Department of National Defence lands);
            iii.   District of West Vancouver (Old Growth Conservancy lands,
                   expansion of special study area); and


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           iv.   Tsawwassen First Nation (population, employment and dwelling
                 data);
      b)   Introduce and give first and second reading to Greater Vancouver
           Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No.
           1150, 2011 (Type 3 Amendments); and
      c)   Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 3
           amendments to all affected local governments.

5.5   Request by the City of Coquitlam for Type 1 Amendment to the Regional
      Growth Strategy
      Designated Speaker: Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division
      Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
      Recommendations:
      That the Board:
      a)    Initiate the process for a Type 1 amendment to the Regional Growth
            Strategy in accordance with section 857 of the Local Government Act
            for the amendment requested by the City of Coquitlam to delete from
            section 6.3.4b) of the Regional Growth Strategy the phrase
            “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial
            extensive recreation facilities”; and
      b)    Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 1 amendment
            to all affected local governments, with the intent to commence bylaw
            introduction in early 2012.

5.6   Request by the District of North Vancouver for a Type 1 Amendment to
      the Regional Growth Strategy
      Designated Speaker: Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division
      Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
      Recommendations:
      That the Board:
      a)    Decline to initiate a Regional Growth Strategy amendment process for
            the amendment request by the District of North Vancouver to require a
            2/3 majority Board vote to re-designate land from Agricultural to
            Industrial, where that land had previously been re-designated from
            Conservation and Recreation to Agricultural.
      b)    Direct staff to incorporate within the forthcoming Metro Vancouver
            “Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Guidelines,” guidance which
            specifies that the land designation history be documented and
            considered in the amendment review process.

5.7   Request by the District of North Vancouver for Type 2 Amendment to
      the Regional Growth Strategy
      Designated Speaker: Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division
      Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
      Recommendation:
      That the Board defer consideration of the Regional Growth Strategy
      amendment requested by the District of North Vancouver with regard to the
      addition of Lower Lynn as a second Municipal Town Centre in the District of
      North Vancouver until such time as the District of North Vancouver brings
      forward a new Regional Context Statement.




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     5.8    Metro Vancouver Sponsorship – Speaker at International Walk 21
            Conference
            Designated Speaker: Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division
            Manager, Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
            Recommendation:
            That the Board approve a Metro Vancouver sponsorship of $9,200 to fund a
            speaker at the 2011 Walk 21 Conference.

     5.9    Manager’s Report
            Designated Speaker: Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative
            Officer, Metro Vancouver
            Recommendation:
            That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the report
            dated September 2, 2011, titled “Manager’s Report”.

6.   INFORMATION ITEMS

     6.1    Regional Development Indicators – August 2011.

7.   OTHER BUSINESS
     No items presented.

8.   RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
     No items presented.

9.   ADJOURNMENT
     Staff Recommendation:
     That the Regional Planning Committee conclude its regular meeting of September
     16, 2011.




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                     GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT
                        REGIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE


Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)
Regional Planning Committee held at 9:08 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 in the 2nd Floor
Boardroom, 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia.

PRESENT:
Chair, Director Derek Corrigan, Burnaby
Vice Chair, Councillor Judy Dueck, Maple Ridge
Director Malcolm Brodie, Richmond
Mayor Rick Green, Langley Township
Director Maria Harris, Electoral Area A
Director Don MacLean, Pitt Meadows
Director Darrell Mussatto, North Vancouver City
Director Andrea Reimer, Vancouver
Director Richard Stewart, Coquitlam
Director Judy Villeneuve, Surrey
Director Wayne Wright, New Westminster

ABSENT:
Mayor Peter Fassbender, Langley City
Director Catherine Ferguson, White Rock
Director Greg Moore, Port Coquitlam
Director Joe Trasolini, Port Moody

STAFF PRESENT:
Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Administrative Officer’s
    Department
Klara Kutakova, Assistant to Regional Committees, Board Secretariat and Corporate
    Information Department

1.     ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

       1.1    July 22, 2011 Regular Meeting Agenda

              It was MOVED and SECONDED
              That the Regional Planning Committee adopt the agenda for its regular
              meeting scheduled for July 22, 2011 as circulated.
                                                                               CARRIED

2.     ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

       2.1    June 17, 2011 Regular Meeting Minutes

              It was MOVED and SECONDED
              That the Regional Planning Committee adopt the minutes of its regular
              meeting held June 17, 2011 as circulated.
                                                                                CARRIED


                 Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the GVRD Regional Planning Committee
                                              held on Friday, July 22, 2011  Page 1 of 4
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3.   DELEGATIONS

     3.1   Jeff Malmgren, The Fraser RiverBus Society
           Jeff Malmgren, Director, The Fraser RiverBus Society, presented the concept
           of the RiverBus Project. Members were informed about the following:
           · conception of the RiverBus project idea
           · project analysis
           · potential ridership analysis
           · project cost highlights
           · criteria for bus stations
           · benefits of the project:
               o increased access/use of river
               o better connection between communities
               o low cost of infrastructure
               o easily expandable and adaptable infrastructure
               o effective part of a multimodal transportation plan
               o business and tourism growth
               o decreased use of cars

           Discussion ensued on the following:
           · the TransLink’s role
           · input received from the Fraser Basin Council
           · whether ridership on other modes of public transit would be affected by
              this new service
           · the need for subsidies for the project
           · tide impact on the RiverBus operations
           · the Fraser RiverBus Society membership

           It was MOVED and SECONDED
           That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the
           presentation regarding the concept of the RiverBus delivered at its
           July 22, 2011 meeting by Jeff Malmgren, Director, The Fraser RiverBus
           Society.
                                                                               CARRIED

4.   INVITED PRESENTATIONS
     No items presented.

5.   REPORTS FROM COMMITTEE OR STAFF

     5.1   Village of Belcarra Regional Context Statement
           Report dated July 13, 2011 from Jason Smith, Regional Planner, Policy and
           Planning Department, seeking Board acceptance of the Village of Belcarra’s
           Regional Context Statement.

           It was MOVED and SECONDED
           That the Board accept the Village of Belcarra’s Regional Context Statement.
                                                                              CARRIED




             Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the GVRD Regional Planning Committee
                                          held on Friday, July 22, 2011  Page 2 of 4
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5.2   UBC Land Use Plan and Regional Context Statement Process
      Report dated July 13, 2011 from Jason Smith, Regional Planner, Policy and
      Planning Department, providing an update on the Regional Context
      Statement process associated with the UBC Land Use Plan and suggesting
      ways to improve the process in the future.

      It was MOVED and SECONDED
      That the Board request the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural
      Development to:
      a)    require UBC to submit any future Regional Context Statements or
            amendments to Metro Vancouver first and Metro Vancouver will
            transmit the amendments along with the Chief Planning Officer’s
            comments to the Province for acceptance;
      b)    provide an update on timeline and specific steps for the provincial
            review of local self-government at UBC.
                                                                           CARRIED

      It was requested that a monitoring mechanism be put in place to ensure that
      Metro Vancouver interests at UBC are protected. It was also requested that
      the UBC Official Community Plan consultation process be refined to provide
      Metro Vancouver sufficient time to comment on the plan.

      It was MOVED and SECONDED
      That the Regional Planning Committee direct staff to monitor and report back
      on the items outlined in the Metro Vancouver Chief Planning Officer’s Final
      Comments on the Regional Context Statement for UBC’s Land Use Plan
      (attachment 3 of the report dated July 13, 2011, titled “UBC Land Use Plan
      and Regional Context Statement Process”) and report back in
      September 2011 on approaches to refining the UBC Official Community Plan
      consultation process that will provide parties with adequate time for providing
      feedback.
                                                                           CARRIED

5.3   Manager’s Report
      Report dated July 8, 2011 from Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief
      Administrative Officer, Chief Administrative Officer’s Department, providing
      an update on the 2011 Regional Planning Committee workplan.

      Members were also informed that if the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is
      adopted at the July 29, 2011 Board meeting, it will be immediately followed
      by several amendments that municipalities agreed to defer until after the
      approval of the RGS (rather than to delay the approval process). It is
      anticipated that the Board will consider amendments in September 2011 and
      public hearings dealing with the amendments will be scheduled in early
      October 2011.

      It was MOVED and SECONDED
      That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the report
      dated July 8, 2011, titled “Manager’s Report”.
                                                                        CARRIED


        Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the GVRD Regional Planning Committee
                                     held on Friday, July 22, 2011  Page 3 of 4
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6.     INFORMATION ITEMS

       6.1      Metro Vancouver’s Comments on the Regional Context Statement for
                UBC’s land Use Plan
                Correspondence dated April 28, 2011 from Johnny Carline,
                Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver addressed to
                The Honourable Ida Chong, Minister, Ministry of Community, Sport and
                Cultural Development.

       6.2      Request for Ministerial Adoption of Amendments to the Land Use Plan
                for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey Campus
                Correspondence dated March 1, 2011 from Minister Stephanie Cadieux,
                Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development addressed to Mr.
                Stephen Owen, Vice-President, External, Legal and Community Relations,
                University of British Columbia (UBC).

       6.3      Regional Development Indicators – June 2011

                It was MOVED and SECONDED
                That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the following
                items:
                6.1    Metro Vancouver’s Comments on the Regional Context Statement for
                       UBC’s land Use Plan
                6.2    Request for Ministerial Adoption of Amendments to the Land Use Plan
                       for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Point Grey Campus; and
                6.3    Regional Development Indicators – June 2011.
                                                                                  CARRIED


7.     OTHER BUSINESS
       No items presented.

8.     RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING
       No items presented.

9.     ADJOURNMENT

       It was MOVED and SECONDED
       That the Regional Planning Committee conclude its regular meeting of July 22, 2011.
                                                                                CARRIED
                                                                        (Time: 9:46 a.m.)




____________________________                        ____________________________
Klara Kutakova,                                     Derek Corrigan, Chair
Assistant to Regional Committees


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                  Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the GVRD Regional Planning Committee
                                               held on Friday, July 22, 2011  Page 4 of 4
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                                                                                          5.1


                             Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:          Regional Planning Committee

From:        Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver
             Jim Rusnak, Chief Financial Officer, Metro Vancouver
             Raymond Kan, Senior Regional Planner, Metropolitan Planning, Environment
             and Parks Department

Date:        September 6, 2011

Subject:     Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and
             Outlook

Recommendations:

That the Board:

a)      Advise the TransLink Board, Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, and
        Regional Transportation Commissioner that:
        i.   the revised draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook provides an acceptable
             contingency strategy in the event that new funding sources, alternative to the
             proposed time-limited property tax increase, cannot be activated starting in 2013;
        ii.  the proposed increase in the debt cap from $2.8 billion to $3.5 billion should be
             reviewed and modified as appropriate in the preparation of the 2013 strategic
             transportation plan, including reporting back to Metro Vancouver, to ensure the
             debt cap is set at an appropriate level and that approved funding sources and
             rates can support debt servicing;
        iii. it is undesirable from a regional planning and growth management perspective
             for future supplemental plans to follow the model of the 2012 Supplemental Plan
             and Outlook in which fund levels are fully accounted for but neither the precise
             funding sources nor their permanence have been assured;

b)      Advise the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation that under the South Coast
        British Columbia Transportation Authority Act, it must consult with the Greater
        Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors on any proposed debt cap increase
        prior to taking action on a supplemental plan that proposes an increase in TransLink’s
        debt cap;

c)      Request the TransLink Board to initiate in Fall 2011 a comprehensive consultation
        process with Metro Vancouver and the broader public on alternative funding sources
        and investments to support the new Regional Growth Strategy, regional environmental
        objectives, and the economic development of the region.


1. PURPOSE

This report provides additional comments and recommendations related to TransLink’s draft
2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook.

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Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011
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2. CONTEXT

At its meeting on July 29, 2011, the Metro Vancouver Board voted to refer comments on
TransLink’s draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook to the Regional Planning
Committee, and for the committee to report back to the Board at its meeting on September
23, 2011. The Board also requested that TransLink undergo a 60-day public consultation
period before a draft plan is submitted to the TransLink Board for consideration of approval.

In response to the discussion at the Metro Vancouver Board and other consultation venues,
TransLink issued a revised draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook to Metro Vancouver
staff on August 11 (Attachment 1). TransLink is extending the consultation period, which
was originally set for completion at the end of July, into September. TransLink will hold four
sub-regional sessions on September 7, 8, 14, and 15. TransLink will be presenting the
revised draft plan to the Regional Planning Committee on September 16, 2011.

It is anticipated that upon completion of consultation, the Supplemental Plan will be
considered for approval by the TransLink Board in late September or early October. If
approved, the plan would then be submitted to the Regional Transportation Commissioner
for review and to the Mayors’ Council for consideration of approval.

Key Revision
The revised draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook remains largely identical to the first
version brought to the Metro Vancouver Board in late July. The proposed investments and
funding formula remain the same. (Staff comments on the proposed investments and their
relationship with the new Regional Growth Strategy and other regional objectives are
included in a separate report).

The key addition in the revised draft is a phasing strategy to account for the possible
scenario that an alternative funding source to the time-limited property tax increase is not
realizable within the three-year horizon of the plan.

The Plan presents two scenarios:
    - “Scenario A” represents the full Supplemental Plan funded by a permanent increase in
the motor fuel tax by $0.02/litre beginning in 2012 and a new permanent funding source
enabled and starting in 2013. This is the scenario that has been agreed to by the Province
and Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation.

    - “Scenario B” represents what TransLink would potentially have to do to sculpt the
proposed investments to ensure that they fit within the available funding envelope through
2021 if the alternative funding source is not found and a time-limited property tax is
activated for 2013 and 2014 only.

The common investments in both scenarios are:
   •   full financing of the Evergreen Line program starting in 2012;
   •   addition of 180,000 new annualized service hours in 2012, including the King
       George Boulevard B-Line and White Rock to Langley local bus service;
   •   full financing of the Main Street Station upgrade starting in 2012; and,
   •   doubling of the MRN Minor Capital Program and Bike Capital Program levels in
       2012.

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                      Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
                                      Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011
                                                                                       Page 3 of 6



In “Scenario A”, a total of 415,000 new annualized service hours for bus and SeaBus
service would be added in the period 2012-2014. These additional service hours would be
sustained through 2021. There would be sufficient funding to finance additional upgrades at
Lonsdale Quay Station, Metrotown Station, New Westminster Station, and Surrey Central
Station. The MRN Minor Capital Program and Bike Capital Program levels would be
doubled to $20 million and $6 million, respectively, in 2012 and sustained through 2016 (to
coincide with typical municipal capital programming cycles).

In “Scenario B”, a time-limited property tax increase is enacted in 2013 and 2014 and will
raise $59 million. It is staff’s view that, in effect, this is equivalent to TransLink receiving a
one-time grant of $59 million. In this scenario, TransLink can still maintain the additional
180,000 new annualized service hours introduced in 2012 through 2021, but no additional
service hours would be added without new sustained resources. Similarly, upgrades to
rapid transit stations, beyond Main Street Station, would not proceed without assurance of
full financing. The only “reversions” would occur to the MRN Minor Capital Program and
Bike Capital Program, which would revert back to 2011 levels after 2012 because TransLink
would not be able to sustain the increased program levels.

In staff’s judgment, the proposed funding formula in the 2012 Supplemental Plan is a
marked improvement over the failed 2011 Supplemental Plan proposals, which relied on a
permanent property tax increase only. However, staff observes that the 2012 Supplemental
Plan and Outlook could simply have been structured in a way to invest in the Evergreen
Line program, plus some additional modest service and infrastructure improvements, using
only an increase in the motor vehicle fuel tax. This third “scenario” was not tested by
TransLink nor was it endorsed by the Province and Mayors’ Council as an acceptable
alternative to the current proposal.

Staff recognizes a significant agreement was struck between the Province and Mayors’
Council on Regional Transportation in June to draw out commitments from both parties to
fund priority needs as identified by TransLink (TransLink consulted last Fall on the
investments with the Mayors’ Council, Metro Vancouver, and other stakeholders). In that
agreement, the Province would provide enabling legislation for the motor vehicle fuel tax
increase (currently at the legislative maximum), and a commitment to collaborate with
TransLink and the Mayors’ Council to identify and support implementation of longer-term
funding sources beginning in years two and three of the plan; and, the mayors would
demonstrate a regional commitment by offering their main source of revenue – the property
tax – but only as a backstop of last resort. The funding formula would allow for more
upgrade projects to be implemented throughout the region than would otherwise be the
case. It is staff’s understanding that there is no agreement for advancing a Supplemental
Plan comprising the Evergreen Line program only.

In sum, it is staff’s opinion that the proposed phasing strategy is acceptable because it
adequately addresses the question of whether TransLink may be taking this region on a
path towards another financial “cliff”, similar to the one branded in 2009 during the
preparation of the 2010 Supplemental Plans. Moreover, the proposed investments will in
general support the new Regional Growth Strategy and regional environmental objectives.

Stepping aside momentarily from the discussion about the internal logic of the 2012
Supplemental Plan, it should be reminded that one of the central objectives for the recent
iterations to TransLink’s legislation was to ensure real predictability in the funding, planning,
and management of the regional transportation system.


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Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011
Page 4 of 6



The draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook reveals a potential weakness in the
legislation, or perhaps the application of the legislation. The requirement in the legislation
for TransLink to prepare a fully-funded three year plan has shown clearly that it would not
preclude the derivation of a plan that is technically fully funded for three years, but would
still be unable to implement all the proposed investments, and produce the stated
performance outcomes, because the precise sources, and their permanence, of funding
have yet to be determined.

It matters whether the funding streams that are activated in the first three years are
permanent ongoing funding streams, or just one-time grants, such is the case of the time-
limited property tax increase. The only assurance is the funding level for the first three
years, and not the fund sources and their permanence. As a result, specific investments
could be shuffled in and out with no predictability and adherence to a coherent planning
strategy. This appears to be inconsistent with the intent of the legislation. More
importantly, this is an undesirable way to plan for regional transportation infrastructure and
service, and to support the new Regional Growth Strategy and regional environmental
objectives.

Ultimately, it will be the Regional Transportation Commissioner’s judgment as to whether
TransLink’s assumptions and parameters in the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook meet
his test of reasonableness. From a regional planning perspective, it is not desirable to have
future supplemental plans be prepared following the model of the 2012 Supplemental and
Outlook again.

Additional Comments on the Proposed Debt Cap Increase
The draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook proposes an increase in TransLink’s
borrowing capacity from $2.8 billion to $3.5 billion. Under TransLink’s optimistic scenario of
finding a permanent alternative funding source that will allow implementation of all the
proposed investments, TransLink’s debt will reach a peak in 2015 at $3.344 billion. A five
percent contingency for unanticipated project cost increases has been assumed in the debt
cap increase.

If TransLink is unable to access an alternative funding source, then it would curtail its
proposed investments accordingly. In this scenario, TransLink would likely not require the
full scope of the proposed debt cap increase. The draft Supplemental Plan does not
explicitly say what the resulting debt cap requirement would be under this scenario.

Even with excess room to incur more debt, it is unlikely that TransLink would pursue
additional borrowings in the private credit markets since TransLink would not be in a
position meet its debt obligations without having to access its cumulative surplus or, in the
most extraordinary of circumstances, implement a tax charge with only a two-thirds vote of
the TransLink Board – an untested feature provided for in the South Coast British Columbia
Transportation Authority Act.

In sum, it is staff’s opinion that the proposed debt cap increase is acceptable. It is
advisable, however, that TransLink review and modify the debt cap as appropriate to meet
its realistic debt requirements during the preparation of the 2013 strategic transportation
plan, by which time there would likely be clarity on the alternative funding source(s).




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                      Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
                                      Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011
                                                                                       Page 5 of 6



Additional Comments on Sustainable Transportation Funding and Transport 2045
The funding agreement that was struck by the Province and Mayors’ Council may finally
catalyze the development of long-term sustainable funding for regional transportation. It
may, conversely, lead to the same worn-out path of continued dependency on new property
tax increases to fund and finance transportation investments. Staff feels it is time to make
the final push and to put to rest the fundamental uncertainty that has confounded this region
since 1999.

A permanent deal must be struck in early 2012 that will see clear certainty of transportation
funding flowing to TransLink to fund and finance the investments that will support the new
Regional Growth Strategy, regional environmental objectives, and the economic
development of the region. There is no ambiguity what the regional transportation
expansion priorities are: they are to support focused growth in the rapidly developing parts
of the region and to shape the travel demand in these areas. As municipalities begin to
revise their official community plans and prepare regional context statements, it is useful
and necessary to have some degree of certainty about the types of transportation
investments anticipated and appropriate land use expectations to ensure a tight land use
and transportation connection. That is why the pending negotiations between the Province,
TransLink, and the Mayors’ Council cannot be divorced from deliberations on specific
capital and operating investments within the larger context of the new Regional Growth
Strategy.

Dialogues and negotiations of this magnitude should not happen in private and must be
transparent to all. Issues in relation to geographic equity of new transportation charges,
ensuring a strong nexus between transportation-derived revenues and transportation
expenditures, and ensuring consistency between transportation revenue objectives and
broader regional objectives will only be brought to bear and fully meted out by having Metro
Vancouver participate actively at the table. Receiving regular reporting on progress is
feasible but neither sufficient nor desirable.

The Metro Vancouver Board should insist to the TransLink Board to initiate a
comprehensive consultation process with Metro Vancouver, and the broader public this Fall
to avoid the loss of momentum. The preparation of the new long-term regional
transportation strategy, Transport 2045, is the ideal vehicle for this dialogue. The final push
must involve Metro Vancouver.

Additional Comments on Gas Tax Agreement
Since the July 29th Board meeting, a number of questions regarding the Gas Tax
Agreement have been posed to Metro Vancouver staff, which the following commentary will
address. On November 25, 2005 the Board authorized the Chair and the CAO to sign the
Strategic Priorities Fund Agreement for Greater Vancouver (Gas Tax Agreement) which is
an agreement on the transfer of federal gas tax revenues to the Greater Vancouver
Transportation Authority (now South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority or
TransLink) to fund eligible regional transportation projects. A “Draft Agreement”
accompanied the staff report. The agreement is between Metro Vancouver, TransLink and
the UBCM. The final, signed agreement, dated January 27, 2006 was substantially the
same as the draft. Addendum 1 to the agreement was quite different in the final document
versus the draft. The draft made reference to a number of specific projects whereas the
language in the final agreement is more generic. The two versions are attached to this
report as Attachment 2. The term of the Agreement is to March 31, 2015; however, the
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Additional Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011
Page 6 of 6

The agreement was amended on February 25, 2011, to incorporate a number of
“housekeeping” changes related to the change in TransLink’s legal name, governance
structure etc., and also to reflect the fact that the Metro Vancouver Board would be
considering the Contribution Provisions on a yearly basis. This was further to a June 25,
2010 Metro Vancouver Board resolution, reaffirming that 100% of the Federal Gas Tax
Revenue (Strategic Priority Fund) be directed to TransLink for eligible expenditures for
2010. At the same meeting the notion was advanced that the actual funding should flow
through Metro Vancouver to TransLink, and staff were directed to contact UBCM on behalf
of the Board to see if this could be accommodated. This was not able to be accommodated
within the agreement amendment of February 21, 2011. As the amendments were
essentially administrative in nature and/or further to explicit Board direction, the amendment
agreement was executed by staff of the three parties to the agreement.

The agreement requires that a representative of Metro Vancouver be appointed to the
Management Committee. Johnny Carline, Metro’s CAO has been that appointee, and
continues to serve in that capacity.

As at December 31, 2010, TransLink’s Annual Expenditure report indicates a balance of
unspent funding of $56 million. These funds are only available for future projects that are in
compliance with the Gas Tax Agreement. There is a rigorous approval, reporting,
certification and audit process in the Agreement that must be followed.

A question was asked about the original funding agreement between Canada, BC and
UBCM (representing local government in this agreement). This agreement was executed
several years before the new TransLink governance model was introduced. What
implications, if any, does this have? A review by Metro Vancouver legal staff concludes that
there does not appear to be any requirement, assumption or obligation in that agreement
for the governance structure of GVTA/TransLink to comprise elected directors. In addition,
the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act deems all references to the
GVTA in the agreement to be references to TransLink, which despite differences in name,
governance and planning processes is a continuation of the GVTA.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board may:
a) Endorse the recommendations as listed in this report.
or
b) Identify additional information requirements or policy directions to be included in the
   feedback to TransLink and other parties.

4. CONCLUSION

TransLink has issued a revised draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook for consultation.
The key revision is the addition of a phasing strategy that articulates scenarios of achieving
or not achieving an alternative source to the proposed time-limited property tax increase.
Additional commentary and recommendations are provided.

ATTACHMENTS

1. Moving Forward: 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook prepared by TransLink
   (August 9, 2011) (Doc. #5401644).
2. Draft and Final Addendum 1 to the Strategic Priorities Fund Agreement for Greater
   Vancouver (Doc. #5426149).
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For the purpose of the BC South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act, this document contains a          August 9, 2011
Transportation and Financial Supplemental Plan prepared in 2011 for the 2012 to 2014 period and Outlook for the        Working Draft
2015 to 2021 period. If approved by the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, this Plan, together with the
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CONTENTS
Executive Summary                                                                                       1
1. Background and Context                                                                               5
     1.1 Supplemental Plan Development Framework                                                        5
     1.2 Relationship to the 2012 Base Plan                                                             5
     1.3 Purpose and Priorities                                                                         6
          Context for Current Funding Discussions                                                       7
     1.4 Consultation and Approvals Process                                                             8
     1.5 Outlook Period                                                                                 9
2. Transportation Plan                                                                                 11
      2.1 Planning for Future Investments and Sustainable Funding – Updating Transport 2040            11
          Review of Funding Sources For The 2012 Supplemental Plan                                     12
      2.2 Prioritizing Investments                                                                     15
          Evaluation Process                                                                           15
      2.3 Transportation Programs, Investments and Services                                            17
          Transit                                                                                      19
          Roads                                                                                        27
          Cycling                                                                                      27
          Project Phasing for 2012                                                                     28
      2.4 Outcomes                                                                                     29
          2012 to 2016 Horizon                                                                         30
          2015 to 2021 Outlook                                                                         41
3. Financial Strategy                                                                                  43
      3.1 Financial Context                                                                            43
      3.2 Revenue Projections                                                                          46
           User Fees                                                                                   46
           Taxation Sources                                                                            47
      3.3 Expenditures                                                                                 49
      3.4 Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement                                                        51
      3.5 Outlook for 2014 through 2021                                                                53
      3.6 Assumptions and Risks                                                                        54
      3.7 Capital Program                                                                              55
      3.8 Key Performance Indicators                                                                   56
Appendices                                                                                             59


APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position                                               59
Appendix 2A: Statement of Operations                                                                   60
Appendix 2B: Funded Statement of Operations                                                            61
Appendix 2C: Consolidated Statement of Operations – Incremental Changes Over 2012 Base Plan            62
Appendix 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows                                                       63
Appendix 4: Projected Borrowing Compared to Borrowing Limit and Select Financial Ratios                64
Appendix 5: Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed                                        65
Appendix 5A: Incremental Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed                           66
Appendix 6: Transit Service Hours                                                                      67
Appendix 6A: Transit Service Hours – Incremental Change between Base Plan and Supplemental Plan        68
Appendix 7: Schedule of Transit Fares and Projected Fare Revenues                                      69



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TABLES
Table 1: Overview of Initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan ...................................................................................3
Table 2: Summary of Potential Near-Term Funding Sources. ......................................................................................13
Table 3: Evaluation Criteria and Objectives .................................................................................................................16
Table 4: Total Service Hours by Service Type ..............................................................................................................20
Table 5: Summary of the 2012 Supplemental Plan Investments Planned Under Potential Funding Conditions ........29
Table 6: Ridership Forecasts 2012 Supplemental Plan (including 2012 Base Plan investments) ................................35
Table 7: Summary of Incremental Bus Service Productivity Relative to 2012 Base Plan ............................................37
Table 8: Statement of Revenue and Operations Summary (millions) .........................................................................45
Table 9: Transit Fare Revenue Projections (millions) ..................................................................................................46
Table 10: Golden Ears Bridge Toll Revenue Projections (millions) ..............................................................................46
Table 11: Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Projections (millions) ...........................................................................................47
Table 12: Property Tax Projections (millions) ..............................................................................................................47
Table 13: Parking Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts (millions) ...........................................................................................47
Table 14: New Revenues .............................................................................................................................................48
Table 15: Senior Government Contribution Forecasts for Capital and Operations (millions) .....................................48
Table 16: Interest Income Projections (millions) .........................................................................................................49
Table 17: Transit Operations Expenditure Forecasts (millions) ...................................................................................49
Table 18: Major Road Network, Bridges and Cycling Expenditures (millions) .............................................................50
Table 19: TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures (millions) .................................................................50
Table 20: Debt Interest Expense (millions) ..................................................................................................................50
Table 21: Depreciation Expense Forecasts (millions) ..................................................................................................51
Table 22: Other Items (millions) ..................................................................................................................................51
Table 23: Funding Adjustments (millions) ...................................................................................................................51
Table 24: Key Assumptions for 2012 Supplemental Plan ............................................................................................54
Table 25: Initiatives Contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan ..................................................................................55
Table 26: 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan ............................................................................................................................56
Table 27: Indicators for the 2012 Supplemental Plan .................................................................................................57


FIGURES
Figure 1: 2012 Supplemental Plan Investment Package Funding Sources ....................................................................2
Figure 2: Map of Investments under the 2012 Supplemental Plan .............................................................................18
Figure 3: 2012 Supplemental Plan Investment Package, Capital Program - 2012-2021..............................................19
Figure 4: 2012 Supplemental Plan Investment Package, Operating Expenditures – 2012-2012. ...............................19
Figure 5: Contributing Factors to GHG Emissions from Transport ..............................................................................30
Figure 6: Changes in Population and VKT Relative to 2011 for the 2012 Supplemental Plan .....................................31
Figure 7: GHG Emissions Contribution Estimates (tonnes)..........................................................................................33
Figure 8: Regional Mode Share from the 2008 Trip Diary ...........................................................................................34
Figure 9: 2012 Supplemental Plan Revenue Ridership Forecasts ................................................................................36
Figure 10: Transit Mode Share Trends and Forecasts .................................................................................................38
Figure 11: Borrowing Levels for 2012 Supplemental Plan ...........................................................................................52
Figure 12: Cumulative Surplus Level Forecasts for 2011 through 2020 ......................................................................53




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This 2012 Transportation and Financial Supplemental Plan and Outlook (2012 Supplemental Plan),
entitled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s Transportation Network,” builds upon previous
investment in transportation, including expansion in transit, that occurred in Metro Vancouver between
2005 and 2009. The transportation investments and funding provided under this 2012 Supplemental
Plan will support strong growth in transit ridership, will continue to support livable communities and will
move the region towards conditions required this decade to fulfill Transport 2040 aspirations for a
sustainable region. Annual regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from roadway and passenger
transportation in the region are forecast to decline by 2 per cent between 2011 and 2014 and remain
approximately 4 per cent below 2011 levels through 2021. With the opening of the Evergreen Line,
annual transit boardings are forecast to increase by 10 per cent (over 40 million boardings) over the
2012 Base Plan forecast by 2021.

Under this plan, the region fulfills the long-standing commitment to provide funding for the Evergreen
Line Rapid Transit project, connecting Coquitlam and Port Moody to the region’s rail rapid transit
network.

Significant upgrades to the existing transit system will also occur under this plan:

        By 2014, annual bus and SeaBus service will increase by 415,000 hours, or 7 per cent, providing
        more service around the region to improve reliability, reduce crowding and serve new demand
        from population growth and the expanded U-Pass BC program.

        A fast, frequent and reliable B-Line service will be introduced in Surrey on 104th Avenue and King
        George Boulevard to connect Guildford, Surrey Central and White Rock.

        Local service will be introduced to connect White Rock to Langley,

        Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service will be introduced on Highway 1 and on the new Port Mann
        Bridge (upon completion), connecting Walnut Grove with the SkyTrain network at Lougheed
        Station in Burnaby.

        An additional BRT service will connect Walnut Grove with Surrey City Center and the Expo Line.

        Renovation projects will be undertaken at four existing SkyTrain stations and at the Lonsdale
        Quay SeaBus terminal to add capacity and to enhance the passenger experience.

This plan will increase funding for TransLink’s Major Road Network Minor Capital Program to previous
levels of $20 million per year and the Bicycle Capital Program to $6 million per year (from $10 million
and $3 million respectively), providing cost share funding to municipalities to support a multi-modal
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Consultation undertaken with the public, stakeholders, and elected officials in Fall 2010 and again in July
2011 has demonstrated that there is strong support for investment in the suite of projects included in
this plan.

The investments in this 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook were originally put forward by the
TransLink Board for consideration by the Mayors’ Council in Fall 2010 under the 2011 Transportation
and Financial Supplemental Plan and Outlook titled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s
Transportation Network”. The Mayors’ Council was not satisfied with the proposed mechanism for
raising the necessary additional revenues, so did not vote on the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
within the legislated 90 day window. Building on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on livable
cities and transportation signed in September 2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province have worked
together to identify sustainable funding sources for regional transportation. This 2012 Supplemental
Plan and Outlook incorporates the proposed near-term funding solution developed between the
Province and Mayors’ Council for the region’s contribution to the Evergreen Line and the other priority
investments contained in this plan. The Mayors' Council and the Province are committed to finding a
long-term sustainable funding solution for regional transportation.

Significant improvements are made in Metro Vancouver’s transportation network under the 10 years of
this plan and outlook, in support of regional needs and objectives. Capital investments totalling $1.70
billion1 are made by TransLink and the Province, supported by federal contributions, to implement this
plan. New investments in transit services total $634 million, the majority of which are bus and SeaBus
operations, and Evergreen Line operations, which come online in the Outlook portion of this plan.
Contributions totalling $2.24 billion for the Moving Forward package come from a variety of sources, as
shown in Figure 1.
    Moving Forward Investment Package,
       Funding Sources, 2012 - 2021                Fifty per cent of the funding for investments made in this
                  $2.24 Billion                    plan comes from senior government through provincial and
                                                   federal funding programs for investment in the Evergreen
                                                   Line Program, station upgrades and other transit
                          Motor Fuel Tax           infrastructure and equipment, including buses. Sixteen per
                              21%
                                                   cent of the funding will come from increased transit fare
        Senior Gov't
          Funding                 New Revenue
                                                   revenue that results from the ridership generated by these
            50%                     Source         investments. The remaining share is the responsibility of
                                     13%
                                                   TransLink and is to come from motor fuel taxes and a new
                         Fare Revenue              revenue source.
                              16%

                                   The Mayors’ Council and the Province determined that the
                                   necessary funding to support this 2012 Supplemental Plan
                                   and Outlook is to come, in part, from a $0.02 per litre
Figure 1: 2012 Supplemental Plan
                                   increase in regional motor fuel taxes, which would go into
Investment Package Funding Sources
1
  Capital investments reflect the amount paid for capital purchases. These costs pass through the statement of operations in
the form of interest costs on debt financing and depreciation expense, both of which extend beyond the 10 year plan and
outlook period.


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effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding would come from new long-term revenue source(s)
that the Province and the Mayors’ Council would ideally agree upon in time for the Province to
introduce enabling legislation in 2012. The intent of this new long-term funding is to provide the balance
of funding required for the investments identified in the 2012 Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide
the region additional capacity to fund transportation investment needs in future Supplemental Plans. If
new funding source(s) are not implemented before the end of 2012, the three-year Supplemental Plan
would be funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that would generate a total of $29
million across all property classes, equating to approximately $23 per year on the average residential
property in 20132.

The anticipated phasing of the planned transit, roads and cycling investments (described in Table 1) is
indicated in Section 2.3. Over the 2012-2013 period, TransLink will continue to review and, as required,
adjust the timing of investments if the timeline for securing funding changes from what is currently
anticipated. If it becomes apparent that the new funding source(s) will not be in place as anticipated,
TransLink will adjust expenditures, starting in its 2013 Base Plan, to respond to the available resources.

Table 1: Overview of Initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan
             RAPID TRANSIT                     SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS                         ROADS & CYCLING

Evergreen Line Program                        King George Boulevard B-Line          Increase funding for MRN Minor
 Connects Coquitlam and Vancouver via        Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit            Capital Program to $20M/year
                                              White Rock to Langley Bus             Increase funding for Bike Capital
  Port Moody and Burnaby: 11 km line, five
  stations and 28 new SkyTrain vehicles        Service                                Program to $6M/year
 The RFP is expected to be awarded in        Bus service hours to increase
  2012 with an estimated construction          frequency (e.g. on SeaBus) and
  period of four years.                        address overcrowding
 Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II        Bus service hours to
 Community and network integration and        accommodate population growth
  wayfinding upgrades                         Bus service hours on Provincial U-
                                               Pass BC program routes
Station Upgrade Projects
   Main Street Station
   Metrotown Station
   Surrey Central Station
   New Westminster Station
   Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal




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1. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
This 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, titled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s
Transportation Network”, contains the 2012 Transportation and Financial Supplemental Plan (2012-
2014) and Outlook (2015-2021) prepared by the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority
(TransLink) under the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act (SCBCTA Act). The 2012
Supplemental Plan and Outlook (referred to herein as the “2012 Supplemental Plan”), which proposes
changes to the 2012 Base Plan and Outlook (referred to herein as the “2012 Base Plan”), was developed
for the purpose of funding priority expansion of the regional transportation network. The 2012
Supplemental Plan is divided into a Plan period (referred to herein as the “Plan period”) covering the
years 2012 to 2014, and an Outlook period (referred to herein as the “Outlook period”) covering the
years 2015 to 2021.

This chapter describes the current context for the 2012 Supplemental Plan, including the development
framework, its relationship to the 2012 Base Plan its purpose and priorities, and the consultation and
approvals process.

1.1    SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
Under the SCBCTA Act, each year TransLink must prepare a base plan covering a three-year plan period
and an outlook covering the seven years following the three-year plan period. TransLink may also
prepare one or more supplemental plans that propose changes to the base plan. Each supplemental
plan must be accompanied by an outlook that shows how the base plan outlook would change if the
supplemental plan is approved. TransLink’s strategic plan is composed of the base plan as modified by
approved supplemental plans.

1.2    RELATIONSHIP TO THE 2012 BASE PLAN
The 2012 Supplemental Plan proposes changes to TransLink’s 2012 Base Plan, which was approved by
the TransLink Board of Directors on July 29, 2011. If the 2012 Supplemental Plan is approved by the
Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation (Mayors’ Council), the 2012 Base Plan, as modified by the
2012 Supplemental Plan, will constitute TransLink’s Strategic Plan for 2012 to 2014.

The supplemental plan for 2012 to 2014 outlines:

       expenditures on transportation capital, programs and services (Section 2.0, Transportation
       Plan),
       performance of the investments against the goals of Transport 2040 (Section 2.4, Outcomes),
       and
       changes to financial information relative to the Base Plan (Section 3.0, Financial Strategy and the
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The 2012 Supplemental Plan does not restate the detailed strategic initiatives, investments and services
that are contained in the 2012 Base Plan, which will continue to be implemented with or without the
adoption of a Supplemental Plan.

1.3        PURPOSE AND PRIORITIES
This 2012 Supplemental Plan enables the region to move forward on the Evergreen Line program and
other priorities including bus and SeaBus service expansion, upgrades to SkyTrain stations and
restoration of previous funding levels to road and cycling funding programs. These investments were
brought forward by TransLink in Fall 2010 under the proposed 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook.
The priorities and investments identified in this supplemental plan and outlook are largely the same as
those identified in Fall 2010. However, one difference is that the United Boulevard Extension of the
North Fraser Perimeter Road project is no longer included. Further to extensive technical work and a
comprehensive public consultation program, no solution was found that meets the project objectives
and that has the support of the community in New Westminster. TransLink remains committed to the
North Fraser Perimeter Road project and will work towards a solution with its partners which could then
be included for consideration in future plans.

The Mayors’ Council was not satisfied with the proposed mechanism for raising the necessary additional
revenues, so did not vote on the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook within the legislated 90 day
window.

Since then, the Mayors’ Council and the Province have worked together to identify a mutually
acceptable funding solution. In July 2011, the Mayors’ Council and the Province came to a funding
agreement. TransLink is putting forward the 2012 Supplemental Plan to deliver on that agreement. The
necessary funding to support this supplemental plan is to come in part from a $0.02 per litre increase in
the regional motor fuel tax, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding
would come from new long-term revenue source(s) that the Province and the Mayors’ Council will
ideally agree on in time for the Province to introduce enabling legislation in 2012. The intent of this new
long-term funding is to provide the balance of funding required for the investments identified in the
2012 Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide the region additional capacity to fund transportation
investment in future supplemental plans. If the new funding source(s) are not implemented before the
end of 2012, the three-year supplemental plan period would be funded by a time-limited property tax in
2013 and 2014 that would generate a total of $29 million per year across all property classes, equating
to approximately $23 per year on the average residential property in 20133.

TransLink requires the certainty of sufficient funding in the long term to implement the full range of
service and capital investments contained in this supplemental plan. TransLink will begin implementing
the components of the 2012 Supplemental Plan when:

       a. the 2012 Supplemental Plan is approved by the Mayors’ Council, and
       b. the $0.02 per litre increase in regional motor fuel taxes is enabled through provincial legislation.


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TransLink will continue to operate within its approved 2012 Base Plan until both of these conditions are
met.

The anticipated phasing of the planned transit, roads and cycling investments is indicated in Section 2.3.
Over the 2012-2013 period, TransLink will continue to review and, as required, adjust the timing of
investments if the timeline for securing funding changes from what is currently anticipated. If it
becomes apparent that the new funding source(s) will not be in place as anticipated, TransLink will
adjust expenditures, starting in its 2013 Base Plan, to respond to the available resources.

CONTEXT FOR CURRENT FUNDING DISCUSSIONS
Since 2009, TransLink has received strong feedback on the desire to find a way to deliver upgrades and
expansion of the transportation system, including the Evergreen Line. There has been continued strong
support for making investments toward the long-range vision for a sustainable transportation network
in the region, as outlined in TransLink’s long-range strategy, “Transport 2040” (adopted in 2008). The
2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan increased TransLink’s revenues by $130 million per year,
stabilizing TransLink’s ability to maintain existing service levels and keep transportation assets in good
repair. The 2012 Base Plan does not provide sufficient revenue for upgrades and expansion to support
the region being on track toward the vision and goals of Transport 2040.

Subsequent to the approval of the 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan in Fall 2009, a Joint
Technical Committee (JTC) was established by the TransLink Steering Committee (Minister of
Transportation and Infrastructure, Chair and Vice Chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional
Transportation and Chair of the TransLink Board) to serve as a basis for constructive discussions on
funding solutions to support the development of a sustainable transportation system for the region. The
JTC was established as a resource responsible for reporting back to and consulting with the Mayors’
Council. The JTC includes representation from the TransLink executive, the Deputy Minister and other
executive members from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and senior representation
from the Cities of Vancouver and Surrey. The JTC carried out a review of TransLink’s:

        existing funding structure (including contributions from the Province, member local
        governments and TransLink) and other revenue sources,
        strategy and initiatives to improve cost efficiency and service effectiveness,
        program of transit services and related costs to achieve the goals and objectives set out in
        Transport 2040, the Provincial Transit Plan and the Regional Growth Strategy, and
        planning process.

While the JTC endorsed the need for TransLink’s work in developing a comprehensive funding strategy,
the Committee acknowledged that TransLink would be unable to bring new funding sources online by
2011. The JTC identified the importance of leveraging current funding partnerships and following
through on key regional commitments in the immediate-term using existing funding sources. At the
direction of the JTC, TransLink undertook an analysis of upgrade and expansion projects and the
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On September 23, 2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province signed an MOU outlining their mutual
commitment to building livable cities and acknowledging that efficient, affordable, carbon-smart
transportation and infrastructure are an integral part of livable cities. This livability agreement provides
the foundation for the Mayors’ Council and the Province to work together in identifying sustainable
funding sources for transportation in the region. The Mayors’ Council and Province, supported by
TransLink, have undertaken research, workshops and discussions that have resulted in a framework for
developing a sustainable funding strategy for the region and the near-term funding solution for the
priority investments contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan. The funding proposal by the Province in
July 2011 and supporting resolutions from the Mayors’ Council include extensive and regular discussions
through 2012 to deliver the required near-term and long-term funding solutions.

1.4     CONSULTATION AND APPROVALS PROCESS
Additional detail and refinement to be added at the completion of consultation activities in
September, 2011

In June and July 2011, TransLink conducted public and stakeholder consultation as part of the
development of the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, following the requirements of Section 15 of
the SCBCTA Act and the Consultation Plan approved by the TransLink Board of Directors.

Eight months earlier, in October 2010, TransLink undertook a consultation program on the 2011
Supplemental Plan and Outlook, which included the same list of investments as this document (the only
difference being the omission of the United Boulevard portion of the North Fraser Perimeter Road
project from the 2012 Supplemental Plan). Consultation in 2010 included three public Transportation
Fairs, online e-consultation, and meetings and presentations to stakeholder groups, the Province, Metro
Vancouver and municipalities. Through TransLink market research, also conducted in October 2010, the
public expressed strong interest in new investments in the region’s transportation network, with over 80
per cent indicating the importance to the region of investments in the Evergreen Line and other priority
projects.

Consultation for the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook included two options for funding the
investments: an increase in TransLink’s portion of the property tax or the implementation of a
registration fee on motor vehicles. When asked about funding the upgrades and expansion, 42 per cent
of people expressed a willingness to pay by property tax and 37 per cent expressed a willingness to pay
by transportation improvement fee (vehicle levy). Thirty-three per cent of respondents strongly
opposed paying for the investments with property tax, and 42 per cent strongly opposed paying for the
investments using the transportation improvement fee. This input was mirrored in the questionnaires
completed at public events and through e-consultation.

Given that the majority of the elements of the 2012 Supplemental Plan were incorporated into the
consultation in Fall 2010, and that support for the suite of investments was well established, the scope
of the consultation undertaken for the 2012 Supplemental Plan was focused on the proposed funding
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Plan online consultation and included a public webinar on July 19, 2011. Additional consultation
activities include several sub-regional workshops/open houses in September of 2011.

Development of this plan included extensive engagement with the Province and the Mayors’ Council.
With the support of TransLink, these two parties worked together over many months to identify the
funding approach that TransLink is bringing forward in this 2012 Supplemental Plan. TransLink also
consulted with elected officials through the Metro Vancouver Board and with regional and municipal
staff through established regional committees, such as TransLink’s Major Roads and Transportation
Technical Advisory Committee (MRTAC).

1.5    OUTLOOK PERIOD
The 2012 Supplemental Plan proposes changes to the 2012 Base Plan. The SCBCTA Act requires detailed
financials for the three-year Plan period and the long-term impacts of those investments to be shown
for the following seven-year Outlook period. The Financial Strategy includes detailed financial
information for the years 2012 to 2014 and the long-term impact of the investments as presented by the
2021 figures. Financial information for each year of the 2012 Supplemental Plan is included in the
Appendices.




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2. TRANSPORTATION PLAN
With the transportation funding and investment provided under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, the
performance of the regional transportation system progresses towards the conditions required this
decade to fulfill the Transport 2040 aspirations for a sustainable region. This is consistent with the
Regional Growth Strategy and provincial and regional environmental objectives to improve air quality
and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Annual regional GHG emissions from roadway and passenger transportation in the region are forecast to
decline by 2 per cent between 2011 and 2014 and to remain approximately 4 per cent below 2011 levels
through 2021. With the opening of the Evergreen Line, annual transit boardings are forecast to increase
by 10 per cent (over 40 million boardings) over the 2012 Base Plan forecast by 2021.

This chapter describes the incremental transportation programs, services and investments that
TransLink plans to undertake as part of the 2012 Supplemental Plan. The 2012 Base Plan includes
investments in maintaining services, state of good repair and modest upgrades to improve efficiency
and effectiveness over the 2012 to 2014 period. The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes additional
investments that support upgrading and expanding the transportation system. This chapter outlines the
ongoing need for planning for investments and sustainable funding, the method of prioritizing
investments, transportation programs and services that TransLink will undertake and outcomes forecast
to result from the delivery of the 2012 Supplemental Plan.

2.1 PLANNING         FOR   FUTURE INVESTMENTS         AND    SUSTAINABLE FUNDING – UPDATING
TRANSPORT 2040
Since formation in 1999, TransLink has benefited from a diversified funding portfolio that provides a
relatively high level of certainty regarding annual funding levels and enables TransLink to plan for the
long term. TransLink is funded by a mix of transit fares, motor fuel taxes, property taxes, parking sales
taxes, advertising and real estate revenues, a hydro levy and senior government funding. While there
are many benefits to the current mix of funding sources, additional funding is required to support
upgrades and expansion towards a sustainable transportation system.

In 2010, the Province and Mayors’ Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing
both parties to work together to identify a sustainable, long-term funding strategy. The agreement
recognizes that the choice of revenue sources to fund transportation also has a role in shaping demand.
Determining the right mix of funding sources to support future transportation infrastructure and
services as well as Transportation Demand Management objectives will require extensive research and
collaboration with stakeholders in the update of Transport 2040, the region’s long-term transportation
strategy.

Over the 2011 to 2014 period, TransLink will begin development of Transport 2045, the region’s next
long-term transportation strategy. This strategy, required in the SCBCTA Act and due by August 2013,
will build on Transport 2040 by providing greater definition on how to achieve the vision, establishing
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medium and long term. The update will focus on key areas of network management, land use
coordination, encouraging sustainable transportation choices and sustainable funding. The initiative will
be co-sponsored and jointly developed by TransLink and the Province of British Columbia, with input
from Metro Vancouver and all municipalities in the region.

Transport 2045 will consist of:

        a long-term transportation strategy (30-year time horizon, overarching framework, general
        network concept, strategic-level actions and policies), and
        a medium-term transportation plan (15-year time horizon, refined network concept,
        implementation-oriented actions and policies).

REVIEW OF FUNDING SOURCES FOR THE 2012 SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN
The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation and the Provincial government have agreed to a
funding formula for the development of the 2012 Supplemental Plan that would see a staged
introduction of measures that would produce the required additional annual revenue. The necessary
funding is planned to come in part from a $0.02 per litre increase in regional motor fuel taxes,
which would be enabled by the Province in the Fall of 2011 and go into effect on April 1, 2012. The
balance of the funding would come from a new long-term revenue source, or sources, that the Province
and the Mayors’ Council would agree on in time for the Province to introduce enabling legislation in
2012. The intent of the new long-term solution is to provide the balance of funding required for the
investments identified in the 2012 Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide the region with additional
capacity to fund transportation investment needs in future supplemental plans. If a new funding source
is not implemented before the end of 2012, the 2012 Supplemental Plan would be funded by a time-
limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that would generate a total of $29 million in the first year, across
all property classes, equating to approximately $23 per year on the average residential property in 2013,
assuming a 2 per cent per year increase the regional population.

Recent sustainable funding strategy discussions have produced preliminary findings for a range of
sources that can be considered for the development of a long-term sustainable funding strategy.
Summary information is included below for only those sources that have been explicitly identified with
the potential to be implemented in the near term.




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Table 2: Summary of Potential Near-Term Funding Sources.

 Funding Source                      Summary

 Motor Fuel Tax                          Encourages modal shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                         Stable in the near term, while becoming less reliable in the
                                         long term
 Transportation Improvement              Potential to encourage more sustainable vehicle purchase
 Fee                                     choices in support of Transport 2040 goals
                                         Depending upon the fee level, helps reduce passenger vehicle
                                         kilometres travelled (VKT); though once paid does not
                                         influence demand levels
 Carbon Tax                              Encourages modal shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                         Stable in the near term, while becoming less reliable in the
                                         long term
 Property Tax                            Very stable in both the near and long term
                                         Does not also function as a transportation demand
                                         management tool

Motor Fuel Tax
Motor fuel taxes achieve multiple benefits, as they raise revenues for transportation and also encourage
future shifts to more sustainable modes of travel. This is a relatively stable revenue source in the near
term; however, its effectiveness at reducing auto travel results in declining revenues over the long-term.
As such, motor fuel taxes are less reliable as a long-term funding source. In 2011, motor fuel taxes made
up approximately 28 per cent of TransLink’s overall revenue. As the current rate of $0.15 per litre is at
its maximum legislated amount, an increase would require legislative changes to the SCBCTA Act.

Based on the July 2011 agreement between the Mayors’ Council and the provincial government, the
necessary funding to support this supplemental plan is to come in part from a $0.02 per litre increase in
regional motor fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012.

Transportation Improvement Fee
A Transportation Improvement Fee (TIF) levied annually on vehicle registrations has the potential to
support regional objectives in addition to the revenues it would generate. The provision for a vehicle
registration fee has existed within TransLink’s legislation since inception in 1999 but has never been
implemented. TransLink currently lacks the authority to effectively and efficiently collect and enforce
this type of fee. Although studied and supported in concept by local and regional government,
legislation to allow enforcement has yet to be passed by the Province.

Based upon current TransLink estimates, if the TIF were to be implemented as the new revenue source
in 2013, the average fee per vehicle would need to be approximately $24 per year to generate the
required $29 million a year in revenue.

In developing the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, TransLink consulted on a differential rate
charge, based on fuel efficiency or emissions. Research found that this structure could encourage


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consumer shifts to more sustainable vehicles and modes of travel, thus supporting regional
transportation goals contained within Transport 2040. Alternatively, a fee structure based on proximity
to transit has recently been discussed, but not yet studied. A range of aspects for any fee structure will
have to be considered to compare performance relative to public policy, administrative and financial
objectives.

Carbon Tax
In 2008, the provincial government legislated GHG reduction targets of 33 per cent below 2007 levels by
2020 and 80 per cent below 2007 by 2050. BC carbon taxes support Transport 2040 goals by
encouraging drivers to purchase more efficient, lower emission vehicles, as well as encouraging modal
shifts to transit, cycling and walking. This tax is relatively stable in the near term, though revenues will
decline as users adjust to more sustainable travel behaviours and modes.

Based on current TransLink estimates, if a regional carbon tax were identified as the new funding
source, the required rate increase would be approximately $2 per tonne, charged to all applicable fuels,
not just motor fuels (the BC Carbon Tax rate in July 2011 is $25 per tonne).

For TransLink to access carbon tax revenues to fund improvements that will help reduce carbon
emissions from transportation, a range of provincial and regional policy, administrative and financial
objectives need to be considered and resolved, and agreed changes to provincial carbon tax legislation
enabled.

Property Tax
Property taxes are a very stable revenue source in both the near and long term. Property taxes are not a
direct user fee, so do not function as a transportation demand management tool. In 2011, property
taxes made up approximately 25 per cent of TransLink’s overall revenue. The last significant increase to
this revenue source was implemented in 2004. Overall tax revenue is permitted to grow in base plans by
3 per cent annually under the SCBCTA Act, comprised of both growth in properties and increases in
rates.

Based on the July 2011 agreement between the Mayors’ Council and the provincial government, if a
new long-term sustainable funding source is not implemented before the end of 2012, the 2012
Supplemental Plan and Outlook would be funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that
would generate a total of $29 million in the first year across all property classes, equating to
approximately $23 per year on the average residential property4.

Potential Future Long-Term Funding Sources
While there is agreement between the Mayors' Council and the Province on a path to fund the 2012
Supplemental Plan and provide additional funding capacity for the region, it is recognized that
significant further investment is required to meet the long-term goals of Transport 2040, and additional
funding sources will likely be required. To support the identification and selection of these longer-term
funding sources, the Mayors’ Council, Province and TransLink will undertake the development of a Long-

4
    Assuming 2 per cent per year regional population growth.


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Term Sustainable Funding Strategy through 2011-2012. Some examples of sources that have been
suggested for consideration include: system-wide road pricing; land value capture; development
charges; and additional parking taxes. It is expected that additional technical work and consultation will
be required to support these discussions. This funding strategy will form an integral component of
Transport 2045, the region's next long-range strategy, which is currently under development and will
identify the scope of future investment and the funding requirement and sources.

2.2     PRIORITIZING INVESTMENTS
This section describes the framework used in identifying the investments that require supplemental
funding at this time. Projects were prioritized during the development of the 2011 Supplemental Plan
and Outlook and were carried forward in the 2012 Supplemental Plan, with the exception of the United
Boulevard Extension of the North Fraser Perimeter Road.

EVALUATION PROCESS
TransLink’s framework for investments continues to prioritize:

        maintaining services,
        state of good repair,
        upgrades, and
        expansion.

TransLink’s evaluation process for identification of projects for inclusion in future base and
supplemental plans has been further developed and systematized. This process addresses input
received from the Commissioner and stakeholders on the 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan
and the 2011 Funding Stabilization Update Plan. Candidate projects are evaluated in terms of their
effectiveness towards achieving TransLink’s Transport 2040 long-term goals. The framework and process
is intended to be consistent and transparent for the full range of services and investments that TransLink
considers and to provide an objectives-driven, performance-based method for planning and
prioritization. It is anticipated that each plan will also include evaluation criteria relevant to the context
of the particular plan.

The evaluation process undertaken for the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook was not repeated for
this 2012 Supplemental Plan as the same projects are included. The one exception is the elimination of
the North Fraser Perimeter Road. Further to extensive technical work and a comprehensive public
consultation program, no solution was found that meets the project objectives and has the support of
the community in New Westminster. Minor updates to the remaining projects, described below, have
been made to reflect the most recent information on scope and budget.

A comprehensive evaluation framework was developed to assess and rank initiatives in terms of the
priorities for the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Transport 2040 goals.

2012 Supplemental Plan initiatives were screened using an evaluation process based on their fit with the
following four priorities:



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           previous regional commitments,
           opportunities to leverage significant other funding,
           opportunities to make best use of existing infrastructure and fleet, and
           decision required in 2010 in order to capture an opportunity5.

In addition, six criteria were established to reflect the six Transport 2040 goals and to evaluate each
initiative’s effectiveness. Each identified initiative was evaluated and scored against these four “theme”
criteria and six Transport 2040 criteria using performance information from project business cases. This
evaluation tool enables objective and evidence-based scoring across the 10 criteria.

The Transport 2040 goals were translated into criteria for evaluation of the performance of projects.
The criteria related to each of the Transport 2040 goals reflect the means of achieving a desired end-
state, articulated as objectives. For example, Transport 2040 Goal 3 is “the majority of jobs and housing
in the region are located along the Frequent Transit Network”, the criteria is expressed as “complete
communities”, and the objectives are: Encourages complete and transit-oriented communities; Expands
access to regional transit and cycling networks; Promotes regional mobility.

The framework and process is intended to be consistent and transparent for the full range of service
investments that TransLink considers on an ongoing basis. Supporting objectives are defined for each of
the criteria to which forecasted outcomes are applied. This process is designed to address the Regional
Transportation Commissioner’s feedback to improve evaluation rigour and alignment with longer-term
objectives. The following table summarizes the criteria (based on Transport 2040’s six goals) and the
specific objectives considered for each criterion.

Table 3: Evaluation Criteria and Objectives

    CRITERIA                           OBJECTIVES
    (TRANSPORT 2040 GOALS)
    Transport 2040 Related   (50 per cent)
    GHGs Aggressively Reduced          Reduces VKT
                                       Improves system operations and efficiency
                                       Greater use of low emission fleet technology
                                       Greater use of low carbon content fuel
    Non SOV Mode Share                 Protect existing transit ridership
                                       Promotes shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                       Encourages future shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                       Influences smart transportation choices
    Complete Communities               Encourages complete and transit-oriented communities
                                       Expands access to regional transit and cycling networks
                                       Promotes regional mobility
    System Optimization                Encourages modal integration


5
  Initiatives were evaluated against this criterion during the development of the 2011 Supplemental Plan and
Outlook in 2010. While this particular criterion is no longer relevant for the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook,
the evaluation process and prioritized initiatives were left unchanged.


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                                          Improves the resilience of the transportation system
                                          Improves system safety
                                          Promotes universal accessibility
    Economic Growth and Goods             Supports efficient access to regional centres and economic gateways
    Movement                              Reduces congestion
                                          Improves travel time reliability
    Financially Sustainable               Maximizes leveraging opportunities
                                          Make efficient use of existing infrastructure
                                          Prioritizes cost-effectiveness
                                          Prioritizes long-term growth in cost-effectiveness
    2011 Supplement Plan and Outlook Priorities (50 per cent)
    Significant Lost Opportunity if Not   Leaves money on the table
                      6
    Activated in 2010                     Dependence with other programs
                                          Significantly more expensive to do later
                                          Results in loss of passengers from the system
    Leverages Significant Other           Extent of capital contribution
    Funding                               Impact on operating costs
                                          Impact on fare revenue
    Makes Best Use of Existing Fleet      Improves efficiency of existing assets
    and Infrastructure                    Improves effectiveness in utilizing assets
    Intensity of Previous Commitment      Nature of TransLink's commitment
                                          Importance of commitment to stakeholders


Initiatives were independently evaluated based on both quantitative and qualitative information. A
composite score was derived for each project based on equal (50/50) weighting from the scores
calculated for each criterion. For the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook priorities, the criteria
“significant lost opportunity if not activated in 2010” received greater weighting than the other three.
The minimum threshold for consideration in a supplemental plan at this time is a Transport 2040 and
composite score of five or above. Based on the results of the evaluation process, 14 projects were
identified as meeting the thresholds for inclusion in the 2012 Supplemental Plan.

2.3         TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS, INVESTMENTS AND SERVICES
Significant improvements are made in Metro Vancouver’s transportation network under this plan,
representing new investment and services of $2.3 billion between 2012 and 2021. Detailed financial
information on these projects can be found in Section 3.0, Financial Strategy and in the Appendices.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes 14 projects presented in the following categories:

            Transit
                o Evergreen Line Program
                o Station upgrade projects


6
  Initiatives were evaluated against this criterion during the development of the 2011 Supplemental Plan and
Outlook in 2010. While this particular criterion is no longer relevant for the 2012 Supplemental Plan, the
evaluation process and prioritized initiatives were left unchanged.


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            o Bus services
        Roads
        Cycling

The investments made under this plan will significantly improve Metro Vancouver’s transportation
network.

This section identifies the anticipated timing associated with the proposed investments. TransLink
will proceed with the implementation of the 2012 Supplemental Plan on the assumption that the
agreed-upon funding strategy will be implemented in accordance with identified timelines. TransLink’s
funding commitment for Evergreen Line will occur once there is sufficient funding enabled to support
TransLink's investment in the line. Over the period of the plan, TransLink will continue to review and, as
required, adjust the timing of the other investments if the funding development timeline changes from
what is currently anticipated.




Figure 2: Map of Investments under the 2012 Supplemental Plan

Capital investments totalling $1.70 billion are made by TransLink and the Province, supported by federal
contributions, to implement this plan. Capital investments include Evergreen Line rail infrastructure, an
expansion of the bus fleet, transit station upgrades and increased capital funding for the MRN and
cycling networks. Figure 3 shows the levels of capital investment over the 10 year period of the plan and



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outlook. New investments in transit operations total $634 million, largely split between bus and SeaBus
operations and Evergreen line operations, with some smaller investments in incremental transit station
operations, TransLink corporate and transit policing. Figure 4 shows the levels of operating expenditures
                                                           Moving Forward Investment Package,
     the 10 year period of the plan and
overMoving Forward Investment Package, outlook.             Operating Expenditures, 2012 - 2021
        Capital Program, 2012 - 2021                              (excluding Interest & Depreciation)

                  $1.70 Billion                                            $634 Million
                                          Bus Fleet
                                          Expansion
                                             4%
                                         Transit Station
                                           Upgrades
                                               8%                                       Evergreen Line
                                                                                          Operations
         Rapid Transit                   Major Road                Bus & SeaBus
                                                                                             21%
        Infrastructure                  Network Capital             Operations                            Station
             84%                           Program                     68%                               Operations
                                              3%
                                                                                                            3%
                                         Cycling Capital
                                           Program                                                        TransLink
                                               1%                                                        Corporate &
                                                                                                            Police
                                                                                                             8%


Figure 3: 2012 Supplemental Plan Investment                Figure 4: 2012 Supplemental Plan Investment
Package, Capital Program - 2012-2021                       Package, Operating Expenditures (excluding
                                                           Interest and Depreciation) – 2012-2012.



TRANSIT
TransLink provides an integrated network of transit services, with service levels and types to meet the
needs of a diverse market. The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes a number of significant transit mobility
improvements to meet the long-term needs of the region. Table 4 summarizes the service hours by
service type to be provided under the 2012 Supplemental Plan through 2021.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will introduce an additional 415,000 annual bus and SeaBus service hours
by 2014 with a further increase of 138,000 rapid transit service hours when the Evergreen Line opens,
representing a nearly 9 per cent overall increase in conventional transit service hours, as compared to
the 2012 Base Plan. Service hours will be phased in as early as possible during the three-year Plan period
based on constraints related to hiring and service planning requirements. It is anticipated that additional
service hours will be increased incrementally with approximately 50 per cent of new hours implemented
by the end of 2012 and the remainder implemented by 2014.

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Table 4: Total Service Hours by Service Type

                                              Actual        Budget                     Forecasts                    Outlook

 Service Hours in Thousands                   2010           2011         2012           2013          2014          2021

 Conventiona l Bus & Communi ty Shuttl e          4,966        4,928        5,058           5,298        5,343          5,343

 SkyTra i n Expo a nd Mi l l enni um Li nes       1,186        1,128        1,128           1,128        1,128          1,128

 SkyTra i n Ca na da Li ne                           177            180          196            196           196           196

 SkyTra i n Evergreen Li ne                             0             0            0               0            0           138


 Ra pi d Tra ns i t Total                         1,363        1,308        1,324           1,324        1,324          1,462

 Sea Bus                                               11            11           11             12            12             12


 Wes t Coa s t Expres s                                42            44           42             42            42             42
 Total Conventional Transit                       6,382        6,291        6,435           6,676        6,721          6,859

 Cus tom Tra ns i t (Ha ndyDART)                     594            613          613            613           613           613

 Total Service Hours                              6,976        6,904        7,048           7,289        7,334          7,472


Evergreen Line Program
Planning for rapid transit connecting Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby began in
2003. In early 2008, the Evergreen Line Business Case confirmed the route and use of rail rapid transit
SkyTrain technology. In 2008, the Province of British Columbia established the Evergreen Line project
office, and preliminary designs are now nearing completion. The Province intends to move into
procurement phase in the Fall of 2011 and award the RFP in 2012. The construction period is estimated
to be approximately four years.

The Evergreen Line will provide a fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam
City Centre to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 13 minutes. When complete, the 11-kilometre
line will connect to the current SkyTrain network at Lougheed Town Centre Station and will integrate
with regional bus and West Coast Express networks.

Integration of the rapid transit line will require upgrades across the transportation network. The
region’s most important transfer hub, Commercial-Broadway Station, will undergo significant expansion
to accommodate projected Evergreen Line-related ridership increases as well as local area population
and employment growth. The Commercial-Broadway Station expansion will double the capacity of the
Expo Line platform and improve the connection between the Millennium Line and Expo Line platforms.
Additional upgrades to support the implementation of the Evergreen Line include wayfinding
improvements, new bus facilities and enhanced public amenities that integrate the transportation
system with the local community.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides funding to partner with the Province in delivery of the Evergreen
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to build the rapid transit infrastructure as well as funding for operations and integration of the line into
the regional transportation network.

Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project
The Evergreen Line rapid transit line will include:

        construction of 11 kilometres of new SkyTrain guideway and supporting systems from Burnaby
        to Coquitlam via Port Moody,
        five new rapid transit stations and modification of the existing Lougheed Station,
        28 additional SkyTrain vehicles,
        rail vehicle storage facility, and
        bus integration facilities.

Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II Upgrades
The Commercial-Broadway Station upgrade project was originally conceived as part of the Commercial-
Broadway Transit Village Plan, which was completed in 2006. The station improvements are a
component of the successful implementation of the Evergreen Line and will support future increases in
the capacity on the rapid transit network as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan and TransLink’s Expo
Upgrade Strategy. As part of the Evergreen Line Program upgrades at this station will include:

        construction of an additional inbound platform for the Expo Line, to be added to the East side of
        the existing station, with associated platform access improvements to accommodate the
        projected increase in transfer volumes from the Evergreen Line,
        upgrading the bus waiting areas serving the station complex to include weather protection and
        passenger amenities, and
        construction of a pedestrian plaza adjacent to the portion of the complex south of Broadway
        Avenue.

Evergreen Line Multimodal Integration
The Evergreen Line multimodal integration project will include:

        Commercial-Broadway station upgrades (as described above),
        development of station area plans for Evergreen Line stations in collaboration with
        municipalities,
        pedestrian, bicycle facilities, transit priority and other urban design improvements within 800
        meters of the station to enhance access to the rapid transit line and support urban development
        that are identified in station area plans and cost-shared with municipalities,
        enhanced information, such as walking maps and trip planning information for each station
        area, and
        wayfinding improvements across the rapid transit system to inform customers of the new
        operating pattern and enhance navigation.




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Station Upgrades
The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides funding to support the upgrade of key stations in the region for
improved capacity, accessibility and readying for the implementation of faregates. TransLink will work
with municipalities to coordinate efforts by agencies and the private sector to leverage the significant
station upgrade investments in this plan in a manner that supports regional and municipal objectives.
Station area improvements enhance access to the rapid transit line and support urban development in
the area. TransLink will share costs with municipalities on projects that promote integration of
pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit priority and urban design improvements within 800 meters of
the station, subject to the development or update of related station area plans.

Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II Upgrades
See previous page of the “Evergreen Line Program” description for details on this project.

Main Street Station Upgrades
The need to upgrade Main Street Station was first identified in the 1999 Program Plan, later reaffirmed
in the 2007 Expo Line Station Review and is an element of the Expo Upgrade Strategy. The improvement
of this station delivers on the commitment to upgrade the station to meet TransLink’s accessibility
standards, improve the transfer experience for passengers arriving by bus and increase the capacity of
the Expo Line (as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan). In addition, these upgrades will be coordinated
with the implementation of faregates.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will provide funding for access, capacity and passenger environment
upgrades at Main Street Station. Pre-construction for these upgrades will begin in 2012, which will
include:

        an expanded east station entrance,
        escalator and elevator access to the platform at the east entrance,
        direct escalator access from the west entrance to the platform, and
        improvements within 800 meters of the station to enhance station access, subject to municipal
        cost share and development or update of an area plan.

Metrotown Station Upgrades
The Metrotown Transit Village Plan was adopted in 2007. The improvement of this station delivers on
TransLink’s commitment to the City of Burnaby to improve the station and its environs including:

        improved accessibility,
        improved circulation and capacity to accommodate current and projected passenger volumes,
        enhanced overall passenger experience and transfer to buses, and
        readying the station for the implementation of faregates.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, construction of upgrades to Metrotown Station will begin in 2013
and will include:

        a new station house to serve transfer movements to a new bus exchange,


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        reconfigured and expanded bus exchange immediately below the station,
        down escalators from the platform,
        expanded elevator capacity,
        elimination of the stairs between the elevated pedestrian walkway and mezzanine at the east
        side of the station,
        implementation of faregates,
        realignment of BC parkway path system as it passes through station area, and
        improvements within 800m of the station to enhance station access, subject to municipal cost
        share and development/update of an area plan.

Surrey Central Station Upgrades
Surrey Central Station upgrades were first conceived in the Surrey Central Transit Village Plan, which
was adopted in 2007. The station improvements support implementation of the South of Fraser Area
Transit Plan, the Surrey Central Transit Village Plan and increased capacity of the Expo Line (as outlined
in the Provincial Transit Plan) by upgrading the current off-street bus exchange and an additional north
entrance to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will allow funding for access, capacity and passenger environment
upgrades at Surrey Central Station including:

        enabling the expansion and reconfiguration of Surrey Central Exchange (conversion to an on-
        street transit couplet with new passenger exchange space),
        providing a new entrance to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station, and
        facilitating expanded bus access at Surrey Central SkyTrain Station and the introduction of B-
        Line service at this location.

New Westminster Station Upgrades
New Westminster station improvements were first conceived in 2007 in coordination with the nearby
Plaza 88 private development. The station improvement project also supports increased capacity of the
Expo Line as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan and the Expo Upgrade Strategy. The project
leverages investments being made by the adjacent development and in New Westminster Centre. These
upgrades will:

        improve the integration of the station with the surrounding development, including finishes
        consistent with the adjacent development,
        replace station elements that are near the end of their working lives, and
        update wayfinding to address changes to station access.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, funding will be available for upgrades to New Westminster Station
starting in 2012. The scope of the project will include:

        replacement of four escalators,
        replacement of hand rails,



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        installation of a new wayfinding system,
        replacement of metal mesh at platform level with glazing,
        replacement of floors and other architectural finishes at mezzanine and platform levels, and
        thorough cleaning and re-painting of station.

Lonsdale Quay Upgrades
Between 2007 and 2009, in consultation with the City of North Vancouver, the Lonsdale Quay upgrade
project was designed to improve bus exchange passenger and operational safety, upgrade the passenger
experience, and improve transit vehicle circulation. The Lonsdale Quay improvement project fulfills
TransLink’s commitment to the City of North Vancouver to improve safety conditions and the station
environment.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will provide funding for upgrades to Lonsdale Quay starting in 2013. The
project will include:

        replacement or upgrade of the existing canopy above the SeaBus terminal and bus exchange,
        improved illumination,
        expanded seating options and relocation of site furnishings,
        relocated security kiosks to better integrate into the facility, and
        coordination of facility upgrades with the potential redevelopment of adjacent properties.

Station Area Infrastructure and Plans
TransLink will pursue a program of infrastructure improvement and planning, in partnership with
municipalities, that incorporates the area adjacent to transit stations. The purpose of this program is to
create high amenity areas with supporting land use that promotes the seamless integration of cycling
and walking with transit.

Two types of funding will be provided on a cost share basis with municipalities:

    1. Funding under $500,000 will be provided for minor improvements to station access and amenity
       in the immediate station area.
    2. Funding over $500,000 will be provided for the planning and implementation of more
       comprehensive land use and station area plans.

TransLink will work with municipalities to define the area programs and identify infrastructure priorities
and station area plans as warranted by adjacent development, planned station retrofits and municipal
and community support.

Bus Services
By 2014, the 2012 Supplemental Plan makes available approximately 415,000 additional annual bus and
SeaBus service hours. These service hours will address implementation of the previously planned
services South of the Fraser, such as the King George Boulevard B-Line Service, Highway 1 Bus Rapid
Transit and White Rock to Langley Local Bus Service. These service hours will also reduce crowding and




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improve reliability on existing services, to accommodate population growth and on routes by holders of
U-Pass BC cards.

King George Boulevard B-Line Service
The King George Boulevard B-Line service was identified as a key investment of the 2007 South of Fraser
Area Transit Plan and was also identified in the 2008 Provincial Transit Plan as a precursor to potential
rapid transit in the corridor. Although originally scheduled for implementation in March 2010, the
project was delayed due to funding constraints outlined in the 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental
Plan. The project is intended to serve growing demand and build ridership in the corridor, similar to the
98 B-Line in the Richmond-Vancouver corridor prior to the opening of the Canada Line.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, TransLink will invest a net additional 65,000 annual service hours for
the introduction of a fast, frequent B-Line service along 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard
between Guildford and White Rock Centre via Surrey Central Station, starting in 2012. This B-Line will
feature service every seven to eight minutes between Guildford Exchange and Newton Exchange (via
Surrey Central Station), and every 15 minutes between Newton Exchange and White Rock Centre. This
project includes bus services, implementation of transit priority measures, wayfinding and customer
information.

Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit Project
The Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is identified in the 2007 South of Fraser Area Transit Plan
and as part of RapidBus BC in the Provincial Transit Plan as a key transit corridor connecting Surrey and
Langley to Lougheed Station.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes 71,000 annual service hours for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service
commencing in late 2012 (in coordination with the Port Mann Bridge project) on the Highway 1 corridor
connecting Walnut Grove in Langley with Surrey City Centre (Expo Line), and with Lougheed Town
Centre (Millennium Line). This service will establish a high quality BRT intercity service with trips every
10 minutes in peak periods and 15 minutes through the day, seven days a week, following dedicated
lanes with bus queue jumpers and provided with highway coaches. This project leverages Provincial
Transit Plan funding for the infrastructure supporting this service initiative, including High Occupancy
Vehicle lanes on Highway 1, a Park and Ride facility at 202nd Street and a new transit exchange at Walnut
Grove.

White Rock to Langley Bus Service
The White Rock to Langley local bus service was identified as a key investment of the 2007 South of
Fraser Area Transit Plan and was scheduled for implementation in December 2009. Due to funding
constraints outlined in the 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan, implementation of this service
did not proceed.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan allows funding for 24,000 annual service hours to support the introduction
of local stop service every 30 minutes on 24th Avenue and 200th Street between White Rock Centre and
Langley/Willowbrook via Grandview Corners and Campbell Heights, starting in 2012. This new service



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optimizes the use of TransLink’s existing fleet and creates a much-needed connection between two
regional nodes.

Other Service Improvements
The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes service hour investments associated with reducing crowding and
improving reliability, U-Pass routes and addressing population and employment growth, as described
below. Some of the service improvements that could be addressed by this investment include:

        North Shore - SeaBus service improved to 15 minute frequency all day every day; Marine Drive
        to Downtown; and Lonsdale Avenue,
        South of Fraser - Fraser Highway and 104th Avenue, King George Boulevard B-Line, Highway 1
        BRT and Langley to White Rock local service (as described above),
        Richmond - Improved service on key corridors, such as Cambie Road and Queensborough,
        Vancouver – Improved service on key corridors, such as 4th, 41st and 49th Avenues,
        Burnaby and Coquitlam – Improved service on key corridors, such as Willingdon Avenue and
        Pinetree Way.

Bus Service Hours to Reduce Crowding and Improve Reliability
TransLink’s 2004 Transit Service Design Guidelines identify customer service objectives, such as comfort
and reliability. TransLink monitors transit routes and corridors for their performance and makes changes
to address Transit Service Design Guideline commitments to service quality.

Where service optimization efforts cannot reallocate sufficient resources to achieve minimum Transit
Service Guideline levels on high demand services, the Supplemental Plan provides 37,000 additional
annual bus service hours in the near term, growing to 111,000 annual hours by the beginning of 2014 to
reduce overcrowding and address service reliability issues on existing high-demand corridors.

Bus Service Hours to Accommodate Population Growth
Beginning in 2013, the 2012 Supplemental Plan adds 65,000 annual bus service hours to accommodate
increased demand for bus services stemming from population growth, surpassing what the 2012 Base
Plan is able to accomplish through Service Optimization and Bus Service Standards initiatives.

Bus Service Hours and Infrastructure on U-Pass Routes
As of January 2011, the new U-Pass BC program is offered to all public post-secondary institutions (PSIs)
in BC. In Metro Vancouver the U-Pass BC program is a partnership between TransLink and the Province,
providing eligible students at participating PSIs with a mandatory, pre-paid transit pass at a reduced
rate. It is anticipated that all eligible PSIs will be participating in the program by January 2012, with
most starting in September 2011.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides 52,000 additional annual service hours starting in 2012, growing
to 79,000 additional annual service hours in 2013, to address U-Pass BC-related demand for bus
services. This increased level of service will better support the expansion of the U-Pass BC program by
minimizing the displacement of existing passengers by new U-Pass BC riders so that revenue ridership
can continue to grow along U-Pass BC routes.


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ROADS
TransLink delivers a regional transportation system that includes planning, funding and coordination for
more than 2,300 lane-kilometres of regionally-significant roadways, referred to as the Major Road
Network (MRN). The 2012 Supplemental Plan leverages funding partnerships to improve the efficiency
of roads in our system.

Increase Funding for the Major Road Network Minor Capital Program
As a result of funding constraints, the 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan included a
scheduled reduction of the MRN Minor Capital annual funding from $20 million to $10 million beginning
in 2011. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, funding for the MRN Minor Capital Program will be
increased and restored to $20 million per year starting in 2012.

This program improves the multi-modal capacity, safety and connectivity of the MRN through cost-
sharing partnerships with Metro Vancouver municipalities. Projects eligible for MRN Minor Capital
Program funds address:

        road capacity to encourage economic growth, efficient goods movement and congestion
        reduction to reduce emissions,
        intersection improvements to improve the safety of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians,
        the introduction of on-road bicycle lanes to encourage cycling,
        new pedestrian facilities to encourage more trips by walking,
        improvement of transit facilities on the MRN to encourage transit use, and
        rehabilitation of structures (such as, bridges and retaining walls) to restore them to a state of
        good repair.

CYCLING
The Bike Capital Program supports TransLink’s mandate to plan and deliver a multi-modal transportation
system and make investments towards increased bicycle mode share.

Increase Funding for the Bike Capital Program
The 2010 Funding Stabilization Supplemental Plan included a reduction of annual funding to the Bike
Capital Program from $6 million to $3 million, scheduled to begin in 2011. Under the 2012 Supplemental
Plan, funding for the Bike Capital Program will be increased and restored to $6 million per year starting
in 2012.

The Bike Capital Program funds TransLink initiatives that improve integration of transit and cycling (such
as the Central Valley Greenway and Canada Line Bridge) as well as the Bicycle Infrastructure Capital Cost
Sharing (BICCS) program with municipalities. Bike Capital Program funds will be invested in:

        new bike route construction and upgrades,
        introduction of bicycle traffic signals,
        improved bicycle access to bridges,
        bicycle parking at transit stations, Park and Ride lots and transit nodes, and



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        other infrastructure to improve the integration of cycling and other travel modes.

PROJECT PHASING FOR 2012
This section outlines investments TransLink anticipates making in 2012. TransLink will plan the
implementation of projects in a manner that takes into account the level of surety of funding, as
indicated in Section 1.3. This will ensure that TransLink can maintain those new services and longer term
financial obligations within the resources available.

In 2012, TransLink anticipates making the regional commitment to the Evergreen Line, initiating rapid
transit system upgrades, introducing new bus services, increasing SeaBus and system-wide service
levels, and restoring road and bicycle capital funding to previous levels. The cumulative ongoing financial
commitments for the projects anticipated in 2012 can be managed with the assured funding of two
cents of fuel tax and the two-year, time-limited property tax increase that will be implemented in 2013
and 2014, if the new funding source has not yet been enabled. In the event that the new funding source
is not enabled in 2012, TransLink will only continue implementing initiatives if they are affordable within
its available resources. TransLink will defer the implementation of the remainder of investments in the
2012 Supplemental Plan until such time as a funding solution is in place.

The following outlines the planned 2012 investments:

Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Expansion
TransLink anticipates making a commitment to the regional share of funding for the Evergreen Line and
supporting investments in 2012. The supporting investments include implementation of station area
improvements, new bus interchanges, major expansion of Commercial-Broadway station and upgrades
to system-wide wayfinding. Once a funding agreement is signed, this commits TransLink to its share of
the Evergreen Line’s capital expenditures and net operating costs.

Rapid Transit Upgrades
Detailed design work for Metrotown, New Westminster and Surrey Central Stations, as well as Lonsdale
Quay, will begin in 2012. The implementation of these projects will be phased, with construction
commencing after the new funding source(s) has been enabled, or as available resources permit. The
design for Main Street Station is complete and construction is expected to begin in 2012.

Bus and SeaBus Service Improvements
TransLink makes changes to bus services and schedules four times per year. Over the Plan and Outlook
periods of the 2012 Supplemental Plan, TransLink will continue to review and, as required, adjust the
timing of investments if the timeline for securing funding changes from what is currently anticipated.

TransLink anticipates implementing almost half of the 415,000 new annual bus and SeaBus service hours
identified in this plan by the end of 2012. Planning is still required in Fall 2011 to develop specific
service plans for the implementation of the new services. The new services will adhere to TransLink’s
Transit Service Guidelines and TransLink anticipates the following phasing of service improvements for
2012:



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         roughly half of the total annual service hours identified to reduce crowding and improve
         reliability,
         roughly a third of the total annual service hours identified for U-Pass BC corridors,
         commencement of the King George B-Line service later in 2012,
         commencement of the White Rock to Langley service, and
         roughly half of the total annual SeaBus service hours identified to extend the periods of 15
         minute frequency.

The delivery of these services will be managed, and adjusted if necessary, to correspond to the levels of
assured funding at the time of implementation.

Roads and Cycling
TransLink will increase spending on the MRN Minor Capital and the Bicycle Capital Program by $10
million and $3 million, respectively, in 2012. Continued investment at this level beyond 2012 will be
subject to funding availability.

Table 5 below summarizes the proposed 2012 Supplemental Plan investments under several potential
funding conditions.

Table 5: Summary of the 2012 Supplemental Plan Investments Planned Under Potential Funding
Conditions

                                                                       Investments Beginning in 2013
                            Investments in 2012                            (Decision in mid-2012)
   2012 Supplemental
                              with Motor Fuel
    Plan Investment
                            Tax and Time Limited
        Timeline                                             Scenario A:                          Scenario B:
                                Property Tax
                                                      New Funding Source Enabled           New Source Not Yet in Place

 Evergreen Line Program
 (incl. station upgrades,
                            Project Fully Committed       Project Fully Committed             Project Fully Committed
 service integration &
 wayfinding)

                            180,000 Addn' Service                                         180,000 Service Hrs Maintained,
                                                        235,000 Addn' Service Hours
 Bus & SeaBus Service            Hours, incl.                                               Addn' Service Hours Added
                                                         (415,000 Total Service Hrs
 Hour Increases             KGB B-Line and White                                                       subject
                                                                Maintained)
                              Rock-Langley Bus                                                to available resources*

                            Construction - Main St.                                       Construction - Main St. Station,
                                                      Construction - Four Expo Stations
 Rapid Transit Station              Station                                               Addn' Construction Commitment
                                                                      &
 Upgrades                   Design for Remaining                                                       subject
                                                              Lonsdale Quay
                             Stations & Lonsdale                                              to available resources*

 Major Road Network,
                                                                                          Revert to lower 2012 Base Plan
 Minor Capital Program &     Increased Funding in      Increased Funding Remains in
                                                                                          Funding Level, Increase subject
 Bike Capital Program           Place for 2012               Place 2013-2016
                                                                                              to available resources*
 Funding
* During development of the 2013 Base Plan and Outlook, TransLink will reassess its financial position. If resources are
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2.4     OUTCOMES
The forecast performance of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan (as described in
Section 2.3) have been evaluated in relation to Transport 2040 goals and compared with the
performance of investments made under the 2012 Base Plan.

The information evaluated was derived through quantitative methods when possible, supplemented by
qualitative analysis. Although this is a three-year plan, covering 2012 to 2014, forecasted outcomes are
also presented through 2021 because significant investments of this plan are not in service by 2014. The
commentary for the Outlook period identifies the implications of the 2012 Supplemental Plan for the
region for the period from 2015 to 2021 if resource levels and trends continue through 2021.

Together with the services provided under the 2012 Base Plan, investments made under the 2012
Supplemental Plan result in progress towards Transport 2040 goals through the first three years of this
plan. The forecast progress is the cumulative result of investments made under this plan as well as
continued returns on the major transit system investment made in the past five years and the ongoing
transit service optimization effort.

If this pace of investment is not continued past 2016, these gains will begin to erode during the Outlook
period, making the long-term goals of Transport 2040 more difficult to accomplish if a strong demand
management strategy is not adopted in the intervening years.

2012 TO 2016 HORIZON
Goal 1: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are aggressively reduced, in
support of federal, provincial and regional targets
The 2012 Supplemental Plan demonstrates progress on GHG emission reductions, particularly over the
short term. GHGs from transport are reduced through a combination of the amount of vehicle
kilometres traveled, vehicle fuel efficiency, and operational efficiency of vehicles and carbon intensity of
fuels, as illustrated below.




Figure 5: Contributing Factors to GHG Emissions from Transport




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1. Reduced Vehicle Kilometres Traveled (VKT) 7
TransLink influences VKT in the region through initiatives that influence transportation mode shift and
support for smart land use. As shown in Figure 6, passenger and total VKT are forecast to grow at a
slower rate than population (which is expected to grow by 5 per cent over the three-year Plan period) as
a result of transportation mode shifts to transit. These shifts represent greater utilization of the transit
system as a result of network expansion over the previous five years, as well as the new transit
investments to be made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan. Commercial purpose VKT is assumed to
continue to grow at nearly the rate of economic activity, which explains why total VKT grows faster than
passenger VKT.




Figure 6: Changes in Population and VKT Relative to 2011 for the 2012 Supplemental Plan

2. Greater Use of Low-Emission Fleet Technology
Although TransLink has influence over the fuel efficiency of its own fleet, TransLink has limited influence
over the GHG emission rates of personal vehicles. The composition of TransLink’s fleet will not change
substantively under this Plan, with the exception of a 1 percentage point increase over the 2012 Base
Plan in the proportion of the fleet powered by electricity when the Evergreen Line goes into service. The
remainder of the transit fleet composition and fuel-efficiency rates will remain relatively constant
through 2016.

3. Improved System Operations and Efficiency
Studies have found that improvements to roadway operations can reduce GHG emissions per kilometre
traveled. Analysis indicates that restored funding levels for the Major Road Network Minor Capital


7
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Program is beneficial for the reduction of GHG emissions in the region. These roads projects are
expected to:

        reduce excess fuel consumed in congestion,
        improve traffic flow and increase the average speed per passenger vehicle, and
        reduce incidents of delay per roadway non-transit trip to improve travel times.

4. Greater Use of Low Carbon Content Fuel
TransLink has influence over the carbon content of fuel consumed by its own fleet only. The BC Low
Carbon Fuel Standard mandates that all fuels sold in the Province achieve a 10 per cent reduction in
lifecycle carbon intensity by 2020. Between 2012 and 2014, the carbon content of fuel used by the
transit fleet will not change substantively.

Cumulative Effect on GHG Emissions
When combined, the quantifiable changes in vehicle kilometres traveled, vehicle fuel efficiency,
operational efficiency of vehicles, and carbon intensity of fuels are forecast to reduce regional GHG
emissions from roadway and passenger transportation by roughly 2 per cent between 2011 and 2014.
This is a notable departure from recent trends and arises primarily from anticipated improvements in
fuel efficiency of the region’s vehicles. The investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan trigger
a mode shift from passenger vehicles to transit, cycling and walking, which further reduces emissions (as
compared to the 2012 Base Plan).

This forecast does not capture the impact on behaviour of unforeseen changes in factors such as land
use, energy prices and policy.

Changing fuel efficiency and travel behaviour dynamics combine to shift the proportional distribution of
GHG emissions by sector, as shown in Figure 7 below. The proportion of regional GHG emissions coming
from TransLink’s fleet is forecast to increase slightly to 2.3 per cent. The proportion of GHG emissions
from passenger vehicles are forecast to decrease, whereas the share from trucks is forecast to increase
for two reasons:

    1. Passenger vehicle fuel efficiency improvements are expected to occur more rapidly than for
       trucks.
    2. VKT per capita for passenger vehicles is expected to decline, while the assumption is that
       commercial VKT will continue to grow at approximately the same rate as economic growth.




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Figure 7: GHG Emissions Contribution Estimates (tonnes)

Goal 2: Most trips are by transit, walking and cycling
Investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan support alternatives to passenger vehicle trips by:

   1.   Protecting existing transit ridership
   2.   Promoting a shift to transit, cycling and walking
   3.   Encouraging future shifts to transit, cycling and walking
   4.   Influencing smart transportation choices

1. Protecting Existing Transit Ridership
Under the 2012 Base Plan, transit ridership is expected to grow by about 8 per cent between 2011 and
2014. With the additional investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, transit ridership is
expected to grow by an additional 6 per cent over the 2012 Base Plan (an average annual growth rate of
approximately 4.6 per cent), ensuring that the majority of the needs of existing transit markets are
largely met through the first three years of this plan. Annual boardings are anticipated to increase by
over 30 million when the Evergreen Line opens, increasing to over 40 million additional boardings by
2021.

2. Promoting a Shift to Transit, Cycling and Walking
Investments funded under the 2012 Supplemental Plan will encourage shifts in transportation mode
share in support of regional objectives. As a reference for these forecasted impacts, Figure 8 shows the
breakdown of regional weekday mode share as captured by the 2008 Trip Diary.




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Figure 8: Regional Mode Share from the 2008 Trip Diary

The following discussion summarizes the impacts of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental
Plan on promoting shifts to transit, cycling and walking.

Transit Ridership Trends
Ridership projections by transit mode are shown in Table 6. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan,
incremental increases in ridership are expected to begin in 2012 with the introduction of additional bus
and SeaBus service hours. Incremental ridership from the launch of the Evergreen Line is expected later
in the Outlook period. By 2014, these investments are forecast to increase transit boardings by nearly 6
per cent over the forecast for the 2012 Base Plan. By 2021, with the Evergreen Line fully operational, the
incremental increase in boardings is forecast to rise to approximately 10 per cent above 2012 Base Plan
values.

While weekday transit mode share has been rising since 1994, the overall per capita trip rate has not
changed substantively over this period. Assuming that trip rates remain constant, ridership increases
projected in the 2012 Supplemental Plan will translate into increases in transit mode share.




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Table 6: Ridership Forecasts 2012 Supplemental Plan (including 2012 Base Plan investments)

                                                   Actual         Budget                         Forecasts                       Outlook

 (millions)                                        2010            2011             2012            2013            2014          2021

 System Total: Revenue Passenger Trips                 212.7         213.2             227.5           236.8           243.9         278.3
 Indi vi dua l Pa s s enger Boa rdi ngs By Mode*

 Conventiona l Bus a nd Communi ty Shuttl e            220.5         222.9             237.8           250.7           258.9         277.2

 SkyTra i n Expo a nd Mi l l enni um Li nes             79.2          78.6               81.6            82.9            84.8         99.4

 SkyTra i n Ca na da Li ne                              38.4          37.6               40.7            41.2            42.4         47.1

 SkyTra i n Evergreen Li ne                                 -             -                -               -               -          17.3


 Ra pi d Tra ns i t Total                              117.6         116.2             122.3           124.1           127.2         163.8

 Sea Bus                                                    6.7            6.3             6.8             7.3             7.6           8.1


 Wes t Coa s t Expres s                                     2.8            3.1             3.2             3.3             3.4           3.7

 Total Conventional Transit Boardings                  347.6         348.5             370.1           385.4           397.1         452.8

 Cus tom Tra ns i t (Ha ndyDART)                            1.5            1.5             1.5             1.6             1.6           1.7

 System Total: Passenger Boardings                     349.1         350.0             371.6           387.0           398.7         454.5

 *A single passenger revenue trip often includes more than one boarding and may also include combinations of transit modes.


Under the 2012 Base Plan, system-wide ridership is estimated to grow by approximately 4 to 5 per cent
in 2012, then plateau in the range of 1 to 2 per cent in 2013, and remain at that level through the end of
the Outlook period. This plateau results from only minor increases in service levels and diminishing
impacts from the service optimization initiative that is underway and expected to be substantially
complete by the end of 2012. In contrast, the upgrade and expansion package of bus and rail services
contained in this plan, including the Evergreen Line, Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit and King George
Boulevard B-Line, is sufficient to serve both existing customers and attract new customers resulting in an
overall increase in transit ridership. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, ridership is forecast to grow by
approximately 7 per cent in 2012, representing an additional 2 per cent over and above the 2012 Base
Plan forecast. Growth is steady at approximately 3 to 4 per cent for the 2013 to 2014 period, and
remains approximately 1 to 2 per cent higher than the 2012 Base Plan forecast. Figure 9 shows the 2012
Base Plan revenue ridership forecast and the incremental revenue ridership attributed to the 2012
Supplemental Plan.




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Figure 9: 2012 Supplemental Plan Revenue Ridership Forecasts

 Evergreen Line Ridership
The introduction of Evergreen Line as an integrated SkyTrain service with the current Millennium Line is
forecast to increase ridership along the combined Millennium-Evergreen corridor and within the
Northeast Sector communities. Boardings on the Evergreen Line are expected to exceed 17 million by
2021.

The ridership forecasts are based on the 2009 Environmental Assessment, which modelled a number of
alternatives including one almost identical in terms of scope, station location and travel time to the
preferred alternative that is under design. The ridership forecasts assume that roughly half of the
boardings will be diverted from existing bus transit trips, such as from the 97 B-Line, with the other half
of boardings representing new transit trips. Successful implementation of the Evergreen Line will involve
the reallocation of bus service hours freed up by the Evergreen Line’s introduction. Bus services will be
realigned to feed passengers to the Evergreen Line to accommodate expected increased demand levels.
The ridership forecasts assume that while these reallocated services will initially be less productive than
what was replaced, their productivity will increase as demand grows.

Additional Ridership from Bus Service Improvements
The bus service improvements contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan build upon the service
optimization initiatives detailed in the 2012 Base Plan, focussing on areas where demand is anticipated
to be strong in the near to mid-term. The service improvements identified are meant to ensure that the
broader goal of increasing the productivity of the system is not threatened. The cumulative effects of
the program of bus service improvements are shown in Table 7.




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Table 7: Summary of Incremental Bus Service Productivity Relative to 2012 Base Plan

                                                            2012        2013             2014
 Incremental Conventional Bus Hours                        111,800     346,200          391,200
 Incremental Conventional Bus Ridership                   6,239,213   17,609,441       20,422,986
 2012 Supplemental Plan Avg. Bus Boardings per Hour         55.8         50.9             52.2
 2012 Base Plan Average Bus Boardings per Hour              47.0         47.2             48.3


Cycling
The 2012 Supplemental Plan doubles the level of investment of the 2012 Base Plan for the development
of the regional cycling network, beginning in 2012. This lays the foundation for continued investment in
cycling infrastructure by leveraging the cost-sharing program with municipalities, which increases the
cumulative outcomes of the program.

Walking
Walking trips are difficult to quantify. Research on transit-oriented communities indicates a strong
correlation between increased transit trips and walking activities. The 2012 Supplemental Plan supports
increased walking trips through improvements in rapid transit stations areas, increased opportunities for
transit and walking trip combinations as well as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements that
result from MRN Minor Capital Programs.

3. Encouraging Future Shifts to Transit, Cycling and Walking
The 2012 Supplemental Plan facilitates future shifts to transit, cycling, and walking by helping to create
the underlying conditions that support the growth of these modes in the medium to longer term.
Investments in the Evergreen Line, the King George Boulevard B-Line, and the Expo Line station
upgrades and surrounding area improvements will support anticipated transit demand, but can also
attract development activity that further improves transportation performance. Investments in the
cycling program and the MRN Minor Capital Program help complete the walking and regional cycling
networks, which are anticipated to deliver increasing benefits in the future.




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Figure 10: Transit Mode Share Trends and Forecasts

4. Influencing Smart Transportation Choices
Under the 2012 Base Plan, smart transportation choices are influenced through the continued support
of TravelSmart initiatives and the application of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) tools. The
Supplemental Plan maintains this commitment; however, significant expansion of demand management
is connected to new funding models that will be explored as part of the discussions between the
Mayors’ Council and the Province.

Goal 3: The majority of jobs and housing in the region are located along the Frequent
Transit Network (FTN)
By influencing the location of jobs and housing, the Frequent Transit Network (FTN) both supports and is
supported by the development of complete communities. The 2012 Supplemental Plan makes key
investments that upgrade and expand frequent transit services and the cycling network and improve the
pedestrian environment to:

   1. Encourage complete and transit-oriented communities
   2. Expand access to regional transit and cycling networks
   3. Promote regional mobility

1. Encourage Complete and Transit-Oriented Communities
The initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan support complete communities by improving the quality
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region. The role of the FTN to shape and serve this effort continues to be a major focus for TransLink
and municipal stakeholders.

The investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan increase the length of the FTN and improve
the quality of service, supporting the densification and intensification of land use along these corridors.
Key impacts of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan on the FTN include:

         The Evergreen Line will replace the 97 B-Line. This is expected to result in a slight reduction in
         population within walking distance of the FTN in the near term, and an increase in density of
         development within walking distance of the FTN over the longer term.
         The Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit initiative will increase the length of the FTN.
         SeaBus service frequencies will be increased in the evenings and on Sundays and support the
         continued development of the Lonsdale area as a transit-oriented community.
         Detailed planning for other bus service initiatives has not been completed and thus, specific
         impacts on the FTN are unknown at this time.

For the region as whole, the impact of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan on the
percentage of jobs and housing located along the FTN have been analyzed. While the total number of
people along the FTN is increasing, the proportion of population and jobs in the region located along the
FTN is decreasing due to higher rates of growth outside FTN corridors. Success towards this goal
depends on both a strong FTN, which is strengthened under this plan, as well as supportive land use
patterns.

2. Expand Access to Regional Transit and Cycling Networks
Complete communities require efficient regional mobility options that serve the needs of residents for
access to employment and services. Combined with investments in cycling facilities and upgrades to
rapid transit stations and areas, the investments in the Evergreen Line and Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit
project are expected to increase the number of nodes that connect regional transit and cycling routes.

3. Promote Regional Mobility
The restoration of funding to the MRN Minor Capital Program will likely have a positive influence on
regional mobility and vehicle traffic operations.

Goal 4: Traveling in the region is safe, secure and accessible for everyone
Investments made in the 2012 Supplemental Plan and 2012 Base Plan optimize the system by:

    1.   Encouraging modal integration
    2.   Improving the resilience of the transportation system
    3.   Improving system safety
    4.   Promoting universal accessibility

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, the transportation system will be upgraded and expanded to
accommodate more alternative modes of travel, convenient transit transfers and inter-modal transfers
and improved accessibility for a number of busy rapid transit stations. The resilience of the


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transportation system is improved with increased supply of alternative modes of travel, more routes of
travel and better routes for goods movement. Road investments are expected to improve safety by
reducing the number of collisions and fatalities. Improvements to cycling routes, stations and a nearly 9
per cent increase in transit service hours over the Base Plan as well as improved access, wayfinding and
public information will enhance the universal accessibility of the system.

Goal 5: Economic growth and efficient goods movement are facilitated through
management of the transportation network
Projects that further this goal are grounded by the following objectives:

    1. Support efficient access to regional centres and economic gateways
    2. Reduce congestion
    3. Improve travel time reliability

While the 2012 Base Plan will deliver limited progress towards this goal, the 2012 Supplemental Plan
includes investments in upgrades and transportation system expansion affecting transit services, roads,
and cycling infrastructure. Investment in the MRN Minor Capital Program supports regional economic
development, goods movement, and travel time reliability. By 2014, transit investments included in this
plan increase the number of weekday transit trips by more than 50,000, allowing the region to make
more efficient use of its transportation network and facilitate improved mobility for employment and
commercial activity.

Goal 6: Funding for TransLink is stable, sufficient, appropriate and influences
transportation choices
TransLink is making investments that are sustainable within TransLink’s existing funding structure over
the long term. As such, the investments made in this plan strive to meet the following objectives:

    1.   Maximize leveraging opportunities
    2.   Make efficient use of existing infrastructure
    3.   Prioritize cost-effectiveness
    4.   Prioritize long-term growth in cost-effectiveness

The investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan improve TransLink’s utilization of its existing
fleet by increasing the average number of service hours per vehicle and more extensively leveraging
large fixed infrastructure investments such as SkyTrain lines and stations by increasing service capacity.
This approach results in increased productivity of existing services and use of partner funds only in
support of TransLink’s strategic priorities.

Section 3.0 of this plan describes how the individual projects meet TransLink’s financial objectives.
Cumulatively, the transit investments in the 2012 Supplemental Plan are forecast to be productive and
effective, reflected by fare box recovery rates approximately 6 per cent above the current system-wide
average for conventional transit. Furthermore, these initiatives will target growing areas and corridors
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funding to pay for the capital and operating costs associated with key upgrade and expansion projects,
ensuring that TransLink will remain financially sustainable through the Outlook period to 2021.

2015 TO 2021 OUTLOOK
The outcomes of this plan have been analyzed for the Outlook period from 2015 to 2021.

With the transportation funding and investment provided under this plan, the regional transportation
system performs better than the under 2012 Base Plan and begins to approach the conditions required
this decade to fulfill the Transport 2040 aspirations for a sustainable region.

The outlook for 2015 to 2021 shows some erosion on the progress that TransLink and the region have
made by 2014 towards the goals laid out in Transport 2040. This is in part due to decreasing transit
service levels per capita (2.63 hours per capita in 2011 declining to 2.44 in 2021) that would occur if
additional expansion beyond that contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan is not made in the
intervening years.

With the expansion of services included within the 2012 Supplemental Plan, transit’s share of total trips
is expected to rise during the early years of the Plan, hitting a plateau of roughly 15 per cent, which is
below the Provincial Transit Plan’s 2020 target of 17 per cent of weekday trips. Under the 2012
Supplemental Plan, total VKT per capita in the region will continue to decrease from 2012 onwards,
moving the region toward its long-range goals. By increasing investments in rapid transit lines and
stations areas, as well as investing in cycling infrastructure and additional service resources to support
growing corridors, TransLink will be able to better support land use changes, reduce distances traveled
and reduce demand for personal vehicle travel in support of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth
Strategy.




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3. FINANCIAL STRATEGY
The financial strategy details the revenues and expenditures planned for the three-year Plan period,
2012 through 2014. The financial strategy also identifies the Outlook period to the year 2021 for longer-
term financial obligations and implications for the investments in services and infrastructure committed
as of December 31, 2014. This is shown in the summary tables that follow and in the narrative on key
revenues and expenditures.

3.1        FINANCIAL CONTEXT
On September 23, 2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) outlining their mutual commitment to building livable cities, acknowledging that efficient,
affordable, carbon smart transportation and infrastructure are integral components of livable cities. This
livability agreement provides the foundation for the Mayors’ Council and the Province to work together
in identifying sustainable funding sources for transportation in the region. The Mayors’ Council and
Province, supported by TransLink, have undertaken research, workshops and discussions that have
resulted in a framework for developing a sustainable funding strategy for the region and a near-term
funding solution for the priority investments contained in this 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook.

An important milestone in this process was reached in July 2011 when the Mayors’ Council and the
Province came to a funding agreement for this 2012 Supplemental Plan. The necessary funding to
support the 2012 Supplemental Plan is to come in part from a $0.02 per litre increase in regional motor
fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding is to come from a new
long-term revenue source that the Province and the Mayors’ Council would agree on in time for the
Province to introduce enabling legislation in 2012. The intent of this new long-term funding source is
to provide the balance of funding required for the investments identified in this Supplemental Plan, as
well as to provide the region additional capacity to fund transportation investment needs in future
supplemental plans. If that new funding source is not implemented before the end of 2012, the three-
year Plan period would be funded by a time-limited property tax increase in 2013 and 2014, applied to
all property classes. This time-limited property tax is expected to generate $29 million in the first year,
equating to approximately $23 per year on the average residential property8.

TransLink’s legislation requires that its three-year plans be fully funded. An increase to property taxes is
only proposed as an interim revenue source for 2013 and 2014 if an alternative long-term funding
source is not in place by the of 2012.

The anticipated phasing of the planned transit, roads and cycling investments is indicated in Section 2.3.
Over the 2012-2013 period, TransLink will continue to review and, as required, adjust the timing of
investments if the timeline for securing funding changes from what is currently anticipated. If it
becomes apparent that the new funding source(s) will not be in place as anticipated, TransLink will
adjust expenditures, starting in its 2013 Base Plan and Outlook, to respond to the available resources.


8
    Assuming 2 per cent per year regional population growth.


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The Mayor’s Council and the Province are committed to finding a long-term sustainable funding solution
for regional transportation. They have agreed to continue intensive discussions, supported by TransLink
through 2011 and 2012. The Province has committed to introduce legislation in Spring 2012 to enable a
new long-term revenue source which will be determined by this process. The 2012 Supplemental Plan
supports the spirit and intent of these agreements in order to deliver much-needed near- and mid-term
transportation improvements.

Funding Summary
The funding package contained in this plan will generate $33 million in 2012, growing to $75 million in
2014. The April 1, 2012 $0.02 per litre increase to the TransLink fuel tax will provides $33 million in 2012
and including growth, $45 million in 2014. As noted above the remaining funding will come from either a
new long-term funding source implemented before the end of 2012 or a time limited property tax
increase in 2013 and 2014.

Revenue projections are based on the following assumptions for 2012 to 2014:

        Transit Fares: Rate assumptions are consistent with the 2012 Base Plan. The increased fare
        revenue compared to the 2012 Base Plan reflects the impact of additional ridership from service
        improvements and new services.
        Fuel Tax: As described above, $0.02 per litre increase (from 15 cents per litre to 17 cents per
        litre) effective April 1, 2012. Consumption is consistent with the 2012 Base Plan.
        Replacement Tax revenues: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (at $18 million maximum).
        Parking Sales Tax rate: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (at 21 per cent maximum).
        Bridge Toll Rates: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (increasing at CPI, assumed at 2 per cent
        per year).
        New Revenue: This category captures the financial impact of the new long-term funding source
        component of the 2012 Supplemental Plan funding package. The source commences in 2013 at
        $29 million and grows by 3% to $30 million in 2014.

Appendices 1- 3 provide the full set of financial statements that support the 2012 Supplemental Plan.
Appendices 2A and 2B, as well as the Statement of Revenue and Operations included in this section,
indicate total plan (2012 Base Plan plus 2012 Supplemental Plan) revenues and expenditures. The
incremental change between the 2012 Base Plan and 2012 Supplemental Plan is provided in Appendix
2C.

The reporting format for the Statement of Operations (and following Summary Statement) is consistent
with TransLink’s financial statements. The annual surplus/(deficit) is determined following Canadian
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This is then adjusted to derive the funded
surplus/(deficit). TransLink’s legislation requires the ongoing maintenance of an accumulated funded
surplus.

In the 2012 Base Plan, total annual revenues are projected at $1.49 billion by 2014. Under the 2012
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the new revenue sources to be determined by the end of 2012, additional transit fare revenue from
increased ridership and increased senior government capital contributions.

The discussions that follow are organized around the revenue and expenditure categories identified in
the Statement of Operations (Table 8 and Appendix 2A: Statement of Operations).

Table 8: Statement of Revenue and Operations Summary (millions)

                                                       Actual             Budget                               Forecasts                        Outlook

                                                       2010                2011               2012               2013           2014             2021

     Transit Revenues                              $      437.8       $      432.8        $     456.9      $        529.8   $     554.3     $       717.8
     Toll Revenues                                 $        29.6      $        37.8       $       39.9     $         47.0   $       54.1    $        92.2
 User Fees                                         $      467.4       $      470.6        $     496.8      $        576.8   $     608.4     $       810.0
     Motor Fuel Tax                                $      323.2       $      324.3        $     361.2      $        376.6   $     380.3     $       417.2
     Property Tax                                  $      271.8       $      279.2        $     287.6      $        296.2   $     305.1     $       375.2
     Parking Sales Tax                             $        58.4      $        49.2       $       50.0     $         50.7   $       51.5    $        57.1
     Other Taxes                                   $        36.5      $        36.7       $       37.3     $         37.7   $       38.0    $        40.2
     New Revenue                                   $            -     $           -       $          -     $         29.0   $       29.9    $        36.7
 Taxation Revenues                                 $      689.9       $      689.4        $     736.1      $        790.2   $     804.8     $       926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                   $      146.1       $      196.0        $     230.5      $        245.5   $     178.2     $        19.3
 Interest Revenue                                  $        20.5      $        26.2       $       29.6     $         33.0   $       38.7    $        67.6
 Total Revenues                                    $    1,323.9       $     1,382.2       $    1,493.0     $      1,645.5   $    1,630.1    $     1,823.3
     Transit Operations                            $      768.2       $      826.4        $     862.8      $        902.1   $     921.4     $     1,086.5
     Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                   $      119.2       $      114.7        $     113.5      $         92.2   $       77.6    $        64.5
     Transit Corporate & Police                    $      101.4       $      106.0        $     106.9      $        110.5   $     113.4     $       133.4
 Operating Expenditures                            $      988.8       $     1,047.1       $    1,083.2     $      1,104.8   $    1,112.4    $     1,284.4

 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation          $      335.1       $      335.1        $     409.8      $        540.7   $     517.7     $       538.9
 Interest Expense                                  $      159.9       $      172.0        $     172.5      $        184.8   $     200.6     $       235.3
 Depreciation Expense                              $      152.6       $      167.0        $     170.9      $        196.9   $     218.4     $       225.7
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items              $       22.6       $           (3.9)   $      66.4      $        159.0   $      98.7     $        77.9
     Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment     $            -     $       (10.1)      $      (10.0) $               -   $          -    $           -
     Proceeds From Sale of Assets & Other Items    $       (18.0) $            35.0       $          4.6   $         82.9   $       69.4    $           -
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments      $            4.6   $       21.0        $      61.0      $        241.9   $     168.1     $        77.9
     Funding Adjustments                           $        11.0      $       (79.9)      $     (137.2) $          (169.6) $      (119.1)   $        16.1
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                          $       15.6       $       (58.9)      $      (76.2) $            72.3   $      49.0     $        94.0

 Opening Cumulative Funded Surplus                 $      312.1       $      327.7        $     309.2 $             233.0 $       305.3     $       351.7
 Adjustment for 2011 forecast deficit (from 2010
 actual of $327.7 million)                                            $        40.4

 Cumulative Funded Surplus                         $      327.7       $      309.2        $     233.0      $        305.3   $     354.3     $       445.7
 The Statement of Operations does not include the results of AirCare and Transportation Property and Casualty Company Inc. ("TPCC")
 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast




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3.2         REVENUE PROJECTIONS

USER FEES
Transit Revenues
Transit revenues are made up of transit fares, property rentals and advertising revenues. Under the
2012 Base Plan, transit fare revenues are budgeted at $421 million in 2011 and increase to $516 million
in 2014.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, transit fare revenues grow by an additional $25 million compared to
the Base Plan to $541 million in 2014 due to ridership growth. The increased fare revenue reflects the
impact of additional ridership from service improvements and new services. Fare revenue is forecast to
grow to $700 million by 2021, $57 million higher than the 2012 Base Plan.

Advertising and other revenue does not change from the 2012 Base Plan. The decline from 2010 is due
to the one-time impact of Olympic related advertising.

Table 9: Transit Fare Revenue Projections (millions)

 Factor                                       Actual            Budget                             Forecasts                          Outlook         2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                      Annual Compound
                                                                                                                                                         Growth Rate
                                                  2010          2011              2012               2013            2014              2021

 Transit Fare Revenue                     $         412.4   $      421.0     $       445.1     $        517.2    $       540.9    $       699.7            8.7%

 Property Rentals, Advertising, Other     $          25.4   $       11.8     $          11.8   $          12.6   $        13.4    $        18.1            4.3%

 Total: Transit Revenues                  $         437.8   $      432.8     $       456.9     $        529.8    $       554.3    $       717.8            8.6%



Toll Revenues
Toll revenues are unchanged from the 2012 Base Plan.
Table 10: Golden Ears Bridge Toll Revenue Projections (millions)

       Actual               Budget                                       Forecasts                                       Outlook                2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                Annual Compound
                                                                                                                                                   Growth Rate
          2010               2011                   2012                   2013                    2014                   2021

  $           29.6      $          37.8       $             39.9    $            47.0     $              54.1        $           92.2                12.7%




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TAXATION SOURCES
Motor Fuel Tax Revenues
Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, there will be an increase of $0.02 per litre in motor fuel taxes in
Metro Vancouver beginning in April 2012. The 2012 part-year impact is $33 million, and the annual
impact is $45 million by 2014. Total fuel tax is projected to grow to $417 million by 2021.

Table 11: Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Projections (millions)

      Actual          Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook
                                                                                              2011-2014 Average
                                                                                              Annual Compound
                                                                                                 Growth Rate
      2010            2011           2012            2013           2014           2021

  $      323.2    $      324.3   $     361.2   $        376.6   $     380.3   $       417.2        5.5%


Property Tax
For presentation purposes, the balance of the 2012 Supplemental Plan funding package that is not
generated by the proposed $0.02 per litre fuel tax increase is captured in the “New Revenues” section
outlined below. Accordingly, property tax revenue as presented in Table 12 below and in the financial
schedules is the same as the 2012 Base Plan. An increase to property tax would only occur, and would
be limited to 2013 and 2014 only, if a new long-term funding source is not in place before the end of
2012.

Table 12: Property Tax Projections (millions)

      Actual          Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                              Annual Compound
      2010            2011           2012            2013           2014           2021          Growth Rate


  $      271.8    $      279.2   $     287.6   $        296.2   $     305.1   $       375.2        3.0%


Parking Sales Tax Revenue
Parking sales tax revenue forecasts are unchanged from the 2012 Base Plan.

Table 13: Parking Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts (millions)

      Actual          Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                              Annual Compound
      2010            2011           2012            2013           2014           2021          Growth Rate


  $        58.4   $       49.2   $      50.0   $         50.7   $      51.5   $        57.1        1.5%


Other Taxes - Replacement Tax, Hydro Levy
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New Revenues
This category captures the financial impact of the new long-term funding source component of the 2012
Supplemental Plan funding package. The source commences in 2013 at $29 million and grows by 3% to
$30 million in 2014.

The Mayors’ Council and the Province are committed to finding a long-term sustainable funding solution
for regional transportation. They have agreed to continue intensive discussions, supported by TransLink
through 2011 and 2012. The Province has committed to introduce legislation in Spring 2012 to enable a
new long-term revenue source. If that new funding source is not implemented before the end of 2012,
the three-year Plan period would be funded by a time-limited property tax increase in 2013 and 2014
across all property classes generating $29 million and equating to approximately $23 per year on the
average residential property9.

Table 14: New Revenues

             Actual           Budget                                      Forecasts                                      Outlook             2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                             Annual Compound
              2010            2011                    2012                  2013                   2014                     2021                Growth Rate


     $                -   $          -       $               -        $          29.0      $               29.9      $            36.7               n/a


Senior Government Contributions (Capital and Operating Contributions) 10
The federal and provincial governments contribute to TransLink’s capital projects through sources such
as the Provincial Transit Plan, Building Canada Fund and the Strategic Priorities (Federal Gas Tax) Fund.

Table 15: Senior Government Contribution Forecasts for Capital and Operations (millions)

    Factor                                   Actual          Budget                            Forecasts                         Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                             Annual Compound
                                             2010            2011               2012             2013             2014            2021          Growth Rate


    Capital                              $       126.8   $       176.7      $      211.2   $        226.2   $       158.9    $           -        -3.5%

    Operations                           $        19.3   $        19.3      $       19.3   $         19.3   $        19.3    $        19.3        0.0%

    Total Contributions                  $       146.1   $       196.0      $      230.5   $        245.5   $       178.2    $        19.3        -3.1%



Senior government contributions increase by $5 million in 2012 and $37 million in 2014 compared to the
2012 Base Plan. The increases are due to Gas Tax Fund allocations for the required fleet purchases to
implement the identified service initiatives. Provincial Transit Plan funding supports both the Highway 1
Bus Rapid Transit and the majority of the rapid transit station upgrades. Building Canada Fund resources
are also required for the rapid transit station upgrades. The Capital Summary, Table 26, provided later in
this section provides more details on the specific contribution levels from the federal and provincial
governments.




9
 Assuming a 2 per cent per year increase in accessed values.
10
  As the Evergreen Line capital project is a provincial capital project and TransLink is a funding partner, the federal
and provincial funding contributions are not captured in TransLink’s financial strategy.


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Interest Income
Interest Income in the 2012 Supplemental Plan increases due to the impact of the capital program on
borrowing requirements and resulting sinking fund balances. In 2014, TransLink’s interest income is $1
million higher than the 2012 Base Plan. Interest income is projected at $67.7 million in 2021, $6 million
higher than the 2012 Base Plan.

Table 16: Interest Income Projections (millions)

         Actual               Budget                                       Forecasts                                      Outlook                2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                 Annual Compound
          2010                2011                    2012                    2013                  2014                   2021                     Growth Rate


     $        20.5     $          26.2        $                29.6    $           33.0    $               38.7       $               67.6               13.9%


3.3         EXPENDITURES
Transit Operations Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, transit operations expenditures are budgeted at $826 million in 2011 and
increase to $871 million by 2014. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, transit operations expenditures
increase by $51 million to $922 million in 2014 due to bus service increases. By 2021, transit operation
expenditures reach $1.09 billion, $73 million higher than the 2012 Base Plan.

Table 17: Transit Operations Expenditure Forecasts (millions)

 Factor                                               Actual           Budget                            Forecasts                           Outlook       2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                            Annual Compound
                                                      2010             2011              2012              2013            2014               2021            Growth Rate

 Bus                                              $       565.7    $       594.4     $     620.1     $        652.7   $      667.0       $       769.1           3.9%
 Expo/Millennium Lines & West Coast Express       $       105.3    $       113.2     $     120.9     $        123.5   $      125.4       $       144.7           3.5%
 Canada Line*                                     $        60.5    $        77.5     $      84.3     $         86.4   $       88.2       $       104.5           4.4%
 Evergreen Line                                   $            -   $          -      $          -    $            -   $           -      $        19.7           n/a
 Taxes, Rentals, Fare Media                       $        36.7    $        41.3     $      37.5     $         39.5   $       40.9       $        48.6           -0.3%
 Total Operations                                 $       768.2    $       826.4     $     862.8     $        902.1   $      921.5       $     1,086.6           3.7%


*The Canada Line expenditures include payment to the concessionaire to cover its operating expenditures and capital
repayments, which elevate the average annual growth rate metric.

The initiatives contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan increase total operating expenditures in 2014 by
6 per cent compared to the 2012 Base Plan. However, per unit costs for transit services (except Expo
and Millennium Line)11 will rise at a rate below or at inflation forecasts reflecting continuous
improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Roads, Bridges and Bicycle Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, total expenditures on roads, bridges and cycling are $115 million in 2011 and
are forecast to drop to $65 million in 2014. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan total expenditures

11
  The higher-than-inflation increase in Canada Line is due to the sculpting of contractor payments, which are higher in the early
years of the contract. Expo and Millennium Line costs reflect the impact of the 48 new cars placed in service in 2010 coming off
warranty.


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increase to $78 million by 2014, as the MRN Minor Capital and Bicycle programs are restored to 2010
funding levels ($20 million and $6 million respectively). Similar to the 2012 Base Plan the overall drop in
expenditures between 2011 and 2014 is due to the completion of MRN major projects committed to
prior to 2010.

Table 18: Major Road Network, Bridges and Cycling Expenditures (millions)

 Factor                                        Actual             Budget                                    Forecasts                                   Outlook         2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                                        Annual Compound
                                                2010               2011               2012                    2013                 2014                  2021              Growth Rate


      Major Road Network                   $          33.0    $          35.0     $          36.0       $          37.1       $          38.3       $          47.2           3.0%

      Golden Ears Bridge                   $          11.2    $          12.0     $          12.4       $          12.7       $          13.5       $          17.3           4.0%

      Albion Ferry                         $            0.4   $            0.1    $           -         $            -        $           -         $           -
 Total Operations & Maintenance            $          44.6    $          47.1     $          48.4       $          49.8       $          51.8       $          64.5           3.2%

      Infra. Contri. To Municipalities     $          74.6    $          67.6     $          65.1       $          42.4       $          25.8       $           -            -27.5%
 Total Roads, Bridges and Bicycles         $       119.2      $       114.7       $      113.5          $          92.2       $          77.6       $          64.5          -12.2%



TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, combined expenditures for TransLink Corporate and Transit Police total $106
million in 2011 and are forecasted to be $109 million in 2014. Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan,
expenditures grow to $113 million. The $4 million increase reflects the requirement for additional
Corporate and Police resources to implement and manage service expansion.

Table 19: TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures (millions)

 Factor                                        Actual             Budget                                Forecasts                                   Outlook           2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                                       Annual Compound
                                               2010               2011                2012                  2013                  2014                  2021             Growth Rate

      TransLink Corporate                  $        69.5      $          67.1    $        68.9      $            68.9     $          68.7       $          77.5             0.8%

      SmartCards and Gating and Studies    $            4.7   $          10.2    $           8.3    $              8.7    $              9.8    $          13.9            -1.3%

 Subtotal                                  $        74.2      $          77.3    $        77.2      $            77.6     $          78.5       $          91.4             0.5%

      Transit Police                       $        27.2      $          28.7    $        29.7      $            32.9     $          34.9       $          42.0             6.7%

 Total TransLink Corporate and Police      $       101.4      $      106.0       $       106.9      $           110.5     $         113.4       $         133.4             2.3%



Debt Service
Interest Expense
Interest expense is budgeted at $172 million in 2011 and will increase to $201 million in 2014. Interest
expense increases by $8 million in 2014 and $40 million in 2021 as compared to the 2012 Base Plan.

Table 20: Debt Interest Expense (millions)

        Actual               Budget                                      Forecasts                                                Outlook                  2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                           Annual Compound
          2010                 2011               2012                      2013                    2014                           2021                       Growth Rate


  $          159.9       $         172.0   $             172.5       $           184.8       $               200.6        $              235.3                      5.3%




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Depreciation Expense
Depreciation expenses are budgeted at $167 million in 2011 and are forecast to increase to $218 million
in 2014. Depreciation is $5 million higher in 2014 compared to the 2012 Base Plan reflecting the larger
capital program. The difference grows to $24 million by 2021.

Table 21: Depreciation Expense Forecasts (millions)

       Actual                Budget                                      Forecasts                                  Outlook            2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                       Annual Compound
        2010                     2011             2012                     2013               2014                   2021                 Growth Rate


  $          152.6       $          167.0     $        170.9         $        196.9    $         218.4          $           225.7               9.4%


Other Items
The forecasts for the 2012 Supplemental Plan have not changed from the 2012 Base Plan. The $10
million contingency fund is retained for 2012 and approximately $219 million will be generated from the
sale of surplus properties.

Table 22: Other Items (millions)

 Factor                                               Actual              Budget                               Forecasts                              Outlook

                                                      2010                 2011               2012               2013               2014               2021

 Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment        $            -      $       (10.1)    $        (10.0) $               -     $            -     $            -

 Proceeds From Sale of Assets & Other Items       $       (18.0) $             35.0     $            4.6   $          82.9    $        69.4      $            -


Funding Adjustments
The SCBCTA Act specifies that TransLink must retain an accumulated fund surplus. The funded annual
surplus/(deficit) is determined by adjusting the excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenditures
(consistent with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) for certain non-cash expenditures
(i.e. depreciation) and restricted payments and contributions. Changes from the 2012 Base Plan are
primarily due to increases in senior government contributions related to the 2012 Supplemental Plan
capital program.

Table 23: Funding Adjustments (millions)

        Actual                    Budget                                          Forecasts                                         Outlook

          2010                     2011                  2012                        2013                  2014                      2021

  $              11.0        $           (79.9)   $                (137.2) $           (169.6) $                (119.1)        $               16.1


3.4          BALANCE SHEET AND CASH FLOW STATEMENT
Balance Sheet
The balance sheet (Consolidated Statement of Financial Position) is included as Appendix 1. Total assets
will increase by $1,255 million between 2011 and 2014, bringing the net total assets to $6.9 billion by
the end of 2014. The increase in capital assets of $932 million over this period represents additions of


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$1,520 million less $586 million in amortization of capital assets during the three-year period. The
balance of the increase in total assets is mainly from a $316 million increase in sinking and debt reserve
funds.

Between 2011 and 2014, total liabilities will increase by $782 million to fund the above mentioned
increase in total assets. The funding comes from long-term (direct) debt.

Over the Plan and Outlook periods, long-term debt will increase by only $297 million despite a $960
million increase in total assets. This is because senior government capital contributions towards capital
reduce the need for debt financing.

In this 2012 Supplemental Plan, debt reaches its peak in 2015 at $3,344 million and then begins to
decline in 2016. Figure 11 demonstrates this declining trend as current debt obligations will be retired
through the course of this plan.

TransLink is requesting a $700 million increase to the current $2.8 billion debt cap. The new cap of $3.5
billion would provide a five per cent contingency for unanticipated increases to project costs.




Figure 11: Borrowing Levels for 2012 Supplemental Plan

Cash Flow Statement
The cash flow statement (Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) can be found in Appendix 3. The 2012
Base Plan is able to cover its financing cost through cash from operations for 2012 to 2014. Investing
activities are funded by cash on hand of $102 million in 2012 and long-term borrowing of $949 million
over the three years. TransLink actively manages its cash situation and will access its short-term
borrowing facility on a temporary basis within periods.

Total capital expenditures between 2012 and 2014 are $1,519 million excluding contributions to
municipalities for roads and bike programs but including real estate purchases of $117 million. Federal
and provincial funding finances $596 million of the $1,519 million.


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Cash from operations is $438 million in cash surplus in 2014. The Outlook period shows a cash surplus
from operations of $359 million in 2021.

3.5                                            OUTLOOK FOR 2014 THROUGH 2021
The previous sections noted the 2021 projections for each category of revenue and expenditure. These
estimates are based upon an extrapolation of the 2014 trends and assumptions, and also include the
impacts of the Evergreen Line coming into service in 2016, scheduled fleet replacement, infrastructure
maintenance and debt obligations. The financial outlook is intended to ensure that, given these
assumptions, the short-term investments and commitments are reasonable and financially sustainable
in the longer term.

TransLink’s goal is to maintain a cumulative surplus fund balance that at a minimum is 10 per cent of
total expenditures. The 2012 Base Plan maintains a cumulative surplus of 10 per cent, as demonstrated
in Figure 12. In the 2012 Supplemental Plan, the cumulative surplus margin is improved slightly to allow
some additional flexibility to cover increased risk and uncertainty associated with undertaking the 2012
Supplemental Plan projects. Should conditions change, TransLink will manage its levels of investment to
ensure the minimum cumulative surplus percentage is maintained.


                                      $1,800                                                                                                                 100.0%


                                      $1,600                     3 Year Plan                   Outlook                                                       90.0%




                                                                                                                                                                      Cumulative Surplus as a % of Operating Expendirure
                                                                                                                                                             80.0%
                                      $1,400
Revenue and Expenditures (Millions)




                                                                                                                            Operating Expenditure
                                                                                                                                                             70.0%
                                      $1,200
                                                                                                                            Revenue
                                                                                                                                                             60.0%
                                      $1,000
                                                                                                                            Cumulative Surplus % (Moving
                                                                                                                            Forward)                         50.0%
                                       $800                                                                                 "Cumulative Surplus % (Base)
                                                                                                                                                             40.0%

                                       $600
                                                                                                                                                    26.6%    30.0%
                                                 24.7%                         24.3%
                                                                      21.8%                                                             21.2%
                                       $400                                            19.4%
                                                 24.7%   17.6%                                                              16.9%                   23.8%    20.0%
                                                                                                   14.9%
                                                                               19.2%                        13.2%   13.2%
                                                                      18.2%                                                             18.5%
                                                         16.4%
                                       $200                                            14.6%                                14.3%                            10.0%
                                                                                                   11.8%
                                                                                                            10.4%   10.6%

                                         $0                                                                                                                  0.0%
                                                 2011    2012         2013     2014    2015        2016     2017    2018    2019        2020        2021



Figure 12: Cumulative Surplus Level Forecasts for 2011 through 2020




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3.6      ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS
The economic assumptions are unchanged from the 2012 Base Plan. The dollar impacts associated with
sensitivity to rate changes do change as a result of increased total expenditures. The assumed rates and
sensitivity levels are shown in Table 24 below.

Table 24: Key Assumptions for 2012 Supplemental Plan

                                                    Key Assumptions
                                         2012-2021 Ten Year Supplemental Plan

                                                                    Assumption
                                                               % Change/Rate per Year
                                                                                                      Impact
Factor                                                 2012    2013     2014        2015-2021      $ million / yr

Real GDP growth                                        2.7%    2.7%     2.0%             2.0%

Goods and Services Inflation                           2.0%    2.1%     2.1%            Variable     + / - 8.5

Construction (excluding road construction) Inflation   3.0%    3.0%     2.5%             3.0%        + / - 3.7

Road Construction Inflation                            3.2%    2.6%     2.6%             4.0%        + / - 2.6

Hydro Cost                                             9.0%    9.7%     3.9%             2.0%        + / - 0.1

Gasoline Cost (per litre & net of HST rebate)          $1.40   $1.46    $1.50     $1.54 to $1.75
Diesel Cost (per Litre & net of HST rebate)            $1.28   $1.32    $1.35     $1.38 to $1.66     + / - 0.4

Interest Rates
 - Short Term                                          2.65%   3.80%    4.80%           5.20%        + / - 0.5
 - Long Term                                           4.9%     5.4%    6.4%            6.8%         + / - 11.8

Regional Fuel Consumption
- Gasoline (million litres)                            1,854   1,873    1,892      1936 to 2098      + / - 3.9
- Diesel (million litres)                               335     342      345        345 to 356       + / - 0.7


Other Major Assumptions Driven by TransLink:

         Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation funding for roads is maintained at the 2011 rate, and
         a 2 per cent allowance for inflation is provided.
         Continuation of senior government funding is assumed in this Plan. TransLink will continue to
         utilize all available funding where applicable.

Identification of Risk Factors and Potential Risk Management Measures
The risk factors and related management measures are unchanged from the 2012 Base Plan with the
following exceptions:

Fuel Tax Revenue – As previously noted, the increases in ridership that result from service expansion
will divert trips from personal vehicles lowering the demand for fuel. The majority of these effects would
be felt once Evergreen Line service is introduced in the Outlook period. Further analysis will be




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conducted for the 2013 Base Plan and Outlook to ensure that the Outlook period incorporates these
forces.

Transit Fare Revenues - Fares are one of the largest revenue sources in the 2012 Supplemental Plan.
Ridership assumptions for a new rapid transit project such as the Evergreen Line project 5 to 10 years in
the future introducing an element of risk. A 10 per cent change in ridership associated with the
Evergreen Line in 2015 will result in a fluctuation of $1.2 million per year in revenues.

Gain (Loss) from the Sale of Assets - A strong cumulative surplus over the Plan and Outlook periods
means that TransLink can be less reliant on the sale of surplus assets than in the 2012 Base Plan. There
continues to be risk around the acceptance and timing of the sales. In the case that surplus assets could
not be sold for the forecast amounts, TransLink will employ mitigating strategies such as additional cost
constraint and a re-evaluation of the capital investment plan.

New Revenues – The 2012 Supplemental Plan assumes that a new still-to-be-determined revenue
source is in place commencing in 2013 (any increase to property tax is a time-limited backstop only). As
the source is uncertain, it is difficult to know how it may change Metro Vancouver travel patterns and
behaviour. As well, the new source may take longer to implement than currently assumed. To mitigate
these risks, new services will be staged consistent with new revenues; as behaviour is identified services
can be tailored accordingly.

3.7       CAPITAL PROGRAM
Below is a summary of the major initiatives contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan.

Table 25: Initiatives Contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan

                                          CAPITAL INITIATIVES

Rapid Transit                                               Roads and Cycling
Evergreen Line Program                                       Increase funding for MRN Minor Capital
 Connects Coquitlam and Vancouver via Port Moody and         Program at $20M/year
  Burnaby: 11 km line, five stations and 28 new SkyTrain     Increase funding for Bike Capital Program at
  vehicles                                                    $6M/year
 The RFP is expected to be awarded in 2012 with an
  estimated construction period of four years.              Vehicles
 Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II                       63 new diesel and hybrid buses online
 Community and network integration and wayfinding            between 2012 and 2014
  upgrades

Station Upgrade Projects
   Main Street Station
   Metrotown Station
   Surrey Central Station
   New Westminster Station
   Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal




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Table 26 summarizes the gross cost, contributions to each category of the capital program and net cost
to TransLink over the 2012 to 2014 period.

TransLink’s gross capital program under the 2012 Supplemental Plan period increases by $575 million
(from $961 million to $1.54 billion) compared to the 2012 Base Plan. The 2012 Supplemental Plan
includes additional capital expenditures of $469 million on rapid transit, $67 million on new buses and
transit infrastructure, $30 million on the major road network and $9 million on the bicycle program.

Table 26: 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan12

                                                                     Contributions                    TransLink
 Project Description (thousands)        Gross Cost            Provincial           Federal            Net Cost
 BIKE PROGRAM                                 14,192                       -                 -    $        14,192
 BRIDGES                                       2,609                       -                 -    $         2,609
 ROADS                                       122,503                       -                 -    $      122,503
 TRANSIT                                     613,561                       -          (390,710)   $      222,851
 RAPID TRANSIT                               729,016                (52,736)          (133,059)   $      543,222
 MARINE                                       33,878                       -           (19,732)   $        14,147
 COMMUTER RAIL                                  118                        -                 -    $           118
 IT                                           20,222                       -                 -    $        20,222
 Total                              $     1,536,100       $       (52,736)     $     (543,500)    $      939,864




3.8        KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Key Performance Indicators for TransLink conventional and custom transit services are summarized in
Table 27: Indicators for the 2012 Supplemental Plan. These indicators demonstrate the system
becoming increasingly efficient between 2011 and 2014. Boardings per service hour and average fare
per revenue passenger are averaging positive gains. At the same time, costs per service hour and per
service kilometre are growing below the rate of inflation. These effects combine to achieve
improvements in both cost recovery and operating costs per revenue passenger.




12
  As the Evergreen Line capital project is a provincial capital project and TransLink is a funding partner, the federal
and provincial funding contribution, totalling approximately $1 billion, are not captured in TransLink’s financial
strategy. The table includes MRN expenditures, but excludes real estate acquisition.


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Table 27: Indicators for the 2012 Supplemental Plan

                                                                                                                       2011 - 2014 Avg
                                                                                                                        Annual Growth
 Key Performance Metric*                                                       2011      2012      2013      2014           Rate


 Conventional System
    Operating Cost per Revenue Passenger                                         $4.11    $4.04     $4.06     $4.03
                 Annual change                                                             -1.8%     0.5%      -0.8%       -0.7%

     Boarding per Service Hour                                                   54.98    57.18     57.42     58.79
                 Annual change                                                             4.0%      0.4%      2.4%         2.3%

     Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - All                                   $5.84    $6.00     $6.09     $6.19
                 Annual change                                                             2.8%      1.5%      1.7%         2.0%

         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Bus                               $5.90    $6.00     $6.05     $6.14
                 Annual change                                                             1.8%      0.8%      1.5%         1.3%
         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Expo & Millennium line            $2.20    $2.35     $2.41     $2.45
                 Annual change                                                             6.5%      2.8%      1.8%         3.7%
         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Commuter Rail                    $12.37   $13.01    $13.07    $13.28
                 Annual change                                                             5.2%      0.5%      1.6%         2.4%

     Average Fare per Revenue Passenger                                          $1.98    $1.97     $2.20     $2.23
                 Annual change                                                             -0.4%    11.7%      1.5%         4.1%

     Cost Recovery (all Transit Revenue)                                         50.1%     50.4%     55.8%     56.3%
                 Annual change                                                              0.6%     10.7%      0.9%        4.0%

     Operating Cost per Service Hour - Bus                                     $114.43   $116.45   $117.36   $119.05
                 Annual change                                                              1.8%      0.8%      1.4%        1.3%


 Access Transit
     Operating Cost per Revenue Passenger                                       $33.95   $35.10    $33.87    $33.89
                 Annual change                                                             3.4%      -3.5%     0.0%        -0.1%

     Boarding per Service Hour                                                    2.27     2.29      2.41      2.43
                 Annual change                                                             1.0%      5.1%      1.0%         2.3%

     Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km                                         $4.37    $4.56     $4.63     $4.67
                 Annual change                                                             4.4%      1.4%      1.0%         2.3%

     Operating Cost per Service Hour                                            $77.10   $80.51    $81.66    $82.52
                 Annual change                                                             4.4%      1.4%      1.0%         2.3%




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APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1                                                                                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
SCBCTA                                                                                                 MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE PROGRAM

                                                              Budget                  FORECAST                               OUTLOOK
for the years ending 31 Dec.                      thousands   2011        2012         2013         2014         2015         2016        2017        2018        2019        2020           2021

Assets
Current assets
  Cash & Short Term investments                                 101,942     18,976        34,773      82,827       46,900        20,406     26,056      55,966     148,060     247,739        360,490
  Accounts receivable                                           203,478    209,582       215,869     222,345      229,016       235,886    242,963     250,252     257,759     265,492        273,457
  Supplies inventory                                             37,425     38,548        39,704      40,895       42,122        43,386     44,687      46,028      47,409      48,831         50,296
  Prepaid expenses                                                8,932      9,200         9,476       9,760       10,053        10,355     10,665      10,985      11,315      11,654         12,004
                                                                351,776    276,306       299,823     355,828      328,092       310,033    324,372     363,231     464,543     573,717        696,247

                                                                      0
Long-term investments                                            21,432      22,396       23,404       24,457       25,558       26,708      27,910      29,166      30,478      31,850         33,283
Debt reserve Fund                                                45,096      49,288       53,055       54,464       56,933       56,690      55,846      53,203      52,892      53,180         51,446
Debt sinking fund                                               558,446     661,413      775,263      865,364    1,011,364    1,095,172   1,139,447   1,154,748   1,264,127   1,341,617      1,339,075
Capital assets                                                4,671,244   5,045,707    5,440,505    5,603,319    5,557,032    5,417,805   5,278,321   5,116,091   4,913,039   4,709,087      4,487,470

Total Assets                                                  5,647,994   6,055,111    6,592,050    6,903,432    6,978,978    6,906,407   6,825,895   6,716,439   6,725,079   6,709,451      6,607,520

Liabilities and Fund Balances
Current liabilities
   Cheques issued in excess of funds on deposit
   Other Short term borrowing                                         0          0             0           0            0             0          0           0           0           0              0
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                     209,768    216,061       222,543     229,219      236,095       243,178    250,474     257,988     265,727     273,699        281,910
   Total Current Liabilities                                    209,768    216,061       222,543     229,219      236,095       243,178    250,474     257,988     265,727     273,699        281,910

Employee future benefits                                         56,640      62,304       68,535       75,388       82,927       91,219     100,341     110,376     121,413     133,554        146,910
SkyTrain Canada Line - Deferred concessionaire credits          661,562     638,484      615,405      592,327      569,248      546,170     523,091     500,013     476,935     453,856        430,778
Golden Ears Bridge Contractor liability                       1,020,150   1,032,744    1,045,059    1,051,375    1,050,913    1,049,021   1,045,557   1,040,378   1,033,348   1,024,302      1,013,077
Long-term debt                                                2,468,873   2,810,367    3,103,642    3,250,196    3,343,586    3,306,683   3,198,138   3,057,945   3,014,666   2,933,212      2,766,337

Total Liabilities                                             4,416,993   4,759,959    5,055,183    5,198,505    5,282,770    5,236,272   5,117,601   4,966,699   4,912,089   4,818,624      4,639,012

Fund balances                                                 1,231,001   1,295,152    1,536,866    1,704,927    1,696,209    1,670,135   1,708,293   1,749,740   1,812,990   1,890,826      1,968,508

Total Liabilities and Fund Balances                           5,647,994   6,055,111    6,592,050    6,903,432    6,978,978    6,906,407   6,825,895   6,716,439   6,725,079   6,709,451      6,607,520



Appendix 1: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position




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 APPENDIX 2A: STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
 SCBCTA
                                                       Actual             Budget                              Forecasts                                                                       Outlook

                                                       2010               2011               2012               2013           2014            2015             2016           2017            2018             2019             2020             2021

     Transit Revenues                              $      437.8       $      432.8       $     456.9      $        529.8   $     554.3     $     563.7     $      613.3    $     630.1    $       643.1     $     693.6     $      706.3     $      717.8
     Toll Revenues                                 $        29.6      $        37.8      $       39.9     $         47.0   $       54.1    $       61.0    $        66.4   $       71.1   $        76.0     $       81.2    $        86.7    $        92.2
 User Fees                                         $      467.4       $      470.6       $     496.8      $        576.8   $     608.4     $     624.7     $      679.7    $     701.2    $       719.1     $     774.8     $      793.0     $      810.0
     Motor Fuel Tax                                $      323.2       $      324.3       $     361.2      $        376.6   $     380.3     $     387.8     $      393.9    $     403.1    $       409.7     $     416.5     $      416.8     $      417.2
     Property Tax                                  $      271.8       $      279.2       $     287.6      $        296.2   $     305.1     $     314.2     $      323.7    $     333.4    $       343.4     $     353.7     $      364.3     $      375.2
     Parking Sales Tax                             $        58.4      $        49.2      $       50.0     $         50.7   $       51.5    $       52.2    $        53.0   $       53.8   $        54.6     $       55.4    $        56.3    $        57.1
     Other Taxes                                   $        36.5      $        36.7      $       37.3     $         37.7   $       38.0    $       38.3    $        38.6   $       38.9   $        39.3     $       39.6    $        39.9    $        40.2
     New Revenue                                   $            -     $          -       $          -     $         29.0   $       29.9    $       30.8    $        31.7   $       32.6   $        33.6     $       34.6    $        35.7    $        36.7
 Taxation Revenues                                 $      689.9       $      689.4       $     736.1      $        790.2   $     804.8     $     823.3     $      840.9    $     861.8    $       880.6     $     899.8     $      913.0     $      926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                   $      146.1       $      196.0       $     230.5      $        245.5   $     178.2     $     124.8     $      105.4    $     106.1    $        80.2     $       41.8    $        39.1    $        19.3
 Interest Revenue                                  $        20.5      $        26.2      $       29.6     $         33.0   $       38.7    $       42.3    $        47.8   $       50.7   $        52.8     $       54.5    $        61.5    $        67.6
 Total Revenues                                    $    1,323.9       $     1,382.2      $    1,493.0     $      1,645.5   $    1,630.1    $    1,615.1    $     1,673.8   $    1,719.8   $     1,732.7     $    1,770.9    $     1,806.6    $     1,823.3
     Transit Operations                            $      768.2       $      826.4       $     862.8      $        902.1   $     921.4     $     944.5     $      978.6    $     995.2    $     1,017.6     $    1,040.5    $     1,063.6    $     1,086.5
     Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                   $      119.2       $      114.7       $     113.5      $         92.2   $       77.6    $       91.9    $        90.8   $       62.0   $        59.0     $       60.8    $        62.7    $        64.5
     TransLink Corporate & Police                  $      101.4       $      106.0       $     106.9      $        110.5   $     113.4     $     116.1     $      119.8    $     122.3    $       127.3     $     127.5     $      130.4     $      133.4
 Operating Expenditures                            $      988.8       $     1,047.1      $    1,083.2     $      1,104.8   $    1,112.4    $    1,152.5    $     1,189.2   $    1,179.5   $     1,203.9     $    1,228.8    $     1,256.7    $     1,284.4

 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation          $      335.1       $      335.1       $     409.8      $        540.7   $     517.7     $     462.6     $      484.6    $     540.3    $       528.8     $     542.1     $      549.9     $      538.9
 Interest Expense                                  $      159.9       $      172.0       $     172.5      $        184.8   $     200.6     $     229.7     $      254.1    $     249.9    $       242.7     $     240.2     $      237.5     $      235.3
 Depreciation Expense                              $      152.6       $      167.0       $     170.9      $        196.9   $     218.4     $     241.5     $      256.5    $     252.2    $       244.6     $     238.8     $      234.4     $      225.7
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items              $       22.6       $          (3.9)   $      66.4      $        159.0   $      98.7     $          (8.6) $      (26.0) $       38.2    $        41.5     $      63.1     $       78.0     $       77.9
     Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment     $            -     $       (10.1)     $      (10.0) $               -   $          -    $          -    $           -   $          -   $           -     $          -    $           -    $           -
     Proceeds From Sale of Assets & Other Items    $       (18.0) $            35.0      $          4.6   $         82.9   $       69.4    $          -    $           -   $          -   $           -     $          -    $           -    $           -
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments      $            4.6   $       21.0       $      61.0      $        241.9   $     168.1     $          (8.6) $      (26.0) $       38.2    $        41.5     $      63.1     $       78.0     $       77.9
     Funding Adjustments                           $        11.0      $       (79.9)     $     (137.2) $          (169.6) $      (119.1)   $      (49.0) $         (31.4) $       (64.3) $         (40.4) $            (0.1) $          (3.6) $       16.1
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                          $       15.6       $       (58.9)     $      (76.2) $            72.3   $      49.0     $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $       (26.1) $            1.1   $      63.0     $       74.4     $       94.0

 Opening Cumulative Funded Surplus                 $      312.1       $      327.7       $     309.2 $             233.0 $       305.3     $     354.3 $          296.7 $        239.3 $          213.2 $         214.3 $          277.3 $          351.7
 Adjustment for 2011 forecast deficit (from 2010
 actual of $327.7 million)                                            $        40.4

 Cumulative Funded Surplus                         $      327.7       $      309.2       $     233.0      $        305.3   $     354.3     $     296.7     $      239.3    $     213.2    $       214.3     $     277.3     $      351.7     $      445.7
 The Statement of Operations does not include the results of AirCare and Transportation Property and Casualty Company Inc. ("TPCC")
 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast



Appendix 2A: Statement of Operations



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 SCBCTA
                                                       Actual             Budget                              Forecasts                                                                              Outlook
                                                       2010               2011               2012               2013             2014             2015             2016             2017              2018             2019             2020             2021
     Transit Revenues                              $      437.8       $      432.8       $     456.9      $        529.8     $     554.3      $     563.7      $     613.3      $     630.1      $       643.1     $     693.6      $     706.3      $     717.8
     Toll Revenues                                 $        29.6      $        37.8      $       39.9     $         47.0     $       54.1     $       61.0     $       66.4     $       71.1     $        76.0     $       81.2     $       86.7     $       92.2
 User Fees                                         $      467.4       $      470.6       $     496.8      $        576.8     $     608.4      $     624.7      $     679.7      $     701.2      $       719.1     $     774.8      $     793.0      $     810.0
     Motor Fuel Tax                                $      323.2       $      324.3       $     361.2      $        376.6     $     380.3      $     387.8      $     393.9      $     403.1      $       409.7     $     416.5      $     416.8      $     417.2
     Property Tax                                  $      271.8       $      279.2       $     287.6      $        296.2     $     305.1      $     314.2      $     323.7      $     333.4      $       343.4     $     353.7      $     364.3      $     375.2
     Parking Sales Tax                             $        58.4      $        49.2      $       50.0     $         50.7     $       51.5     $       52.2     $       53.0     $       53.8     $        54.6     $       55.4     $       56.3     $       57.1
     Other Taxes                                   $        36.5      $        36.7      $       37.3     $         37.7     $       38.0     $       38.3     $       38.6     $       38.9     $        39.3     $       39.6     $       39.9     $       40.2
     New Revenue                                   $            -     $          -       $          -     $         29.0     $       29.9     $       30.8     $       31.7     $       32.6     $        33.6     $       34.6     $       35.7     $       36.7
 Taxation Revenues                                 $      689.9       $      689.4       $     736.1      $        790.2     $     804.8      $     823.3      $     840.9      $     861.8      $       880.6     $     899.8      $     913.0      $     926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                   $        19.3      $        19.3      $       19.3     $         19.3     $       19.3     $       19.3     $       19.3     $       19.3     $        19.3     $       19.3     $       19.3     $       19.3
 Interest Revenue                                  $            2.1   $            2.6   $          3.3   $            2.4   $          3.4   $          3.7   $          3.0   $          2.6   $           3.1   $          4.8   $          7.7   $       10.8
 Total Revenues                                    $    1,178.7       $     1,181.9      $    1,255.5     $      1,388.8     $    1,436.0     $    1,471.0     $    1,542.9     $    1,584.9     $     1,622.0     $    1,698.7     $    1,733.0     $    1,766.5
     Transit Operations                            $      791.3       $      849.5       $     885.9      $        925.2     $     944.5      $     967.6      $    1,001.7     $    1,018.3     $     1,040.7     $    1,063.6     $    1,086.7     $    1,109.6
     Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                   $        44.6      $        47.1      $       48.4     $         49.8     $       51.8     $       53.5     $       55.3     $       57.2     $        59.0     $       60.8     $       62.7     $       64.5
     TranLink Corporate & Police                   $      101.4       $      106.0       $     106.9      $        110.5     $     113.4      $     116.1      $     119.8      $     122.3      $       127.3     $     127.5      $     130.4      $     133.4
 Operating Expenditures                            $      937.3       $     1,002.6      $    1,041.2     $      1,085.5     $    1,109.7     $    1,137.2     $    1,176.8     $    1,197.8     $     1,227.0     $    1,251.9     $    1,279.8     $    1,307.5
 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation          $      241.4       $      179.4       $     214.3      $        303.3     $     326.3      $     333.8      $     366.1      $     387.2      $       395.1     $     446.9      $     453.2      $     459.0
 Interest Expense                                  $        95.9      $      106.2       $     105.7      $        117.2     $     132.3      $     161.3      $     185.8      $     181.8      $       174.9     $     172.8      $     170.6      $     169.1
 Capital Repayments                                $      112.0       $      156.9       $     179.4      $        196.7     $     214.3      $     230.1      $     237.7      $     231.4      $       219.1     $     211.1      $     208.2      $     195.9
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items              $       33.6       $       (83.7)     $      (70.8) $            (10.6) $        (20.4)    $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $         (26.0) $              1.1   $      63.0      $      74.4      $      94.0
     Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment     $            -     $       (10.1)     $      (10.0) $               -     $          -     $          -     $          -     $          -     $           -     $          -     $          -     $          -
     Proceeds From Sale of Assets & Other Items    $       (18.0) $            35.0      $          4.6   $         82.9     $       69.4     $          -     $          -     $          -     $           -     $          -     $          -     $          -
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                          $       15.6       $       (58.8)     $      (76.2) $            72.3     $      49.0      $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $         (26.0) $              1.1   $      63.0      $      74.4      $      94.0
 Opening Cumulative Funded Surplus                 $      312.1       $      327.7       $     309.2 $             233.0 $         305.3      $     354.3 $          296.7 $          239.3 $            213.2 $         214.3 $          277.3 $          351.7
 Adjustment for 2011 forecast deficit (from 2010
 actual of $327.7 million)                         $            -     $        40.4
 Cumulative Funded Surplus                         $      327.7       $      309.2       $     233.0      $        305.3     $     354.3      $     296.7      $     239.3      $     213.2      $       214.3     $     277.3      $     351.7      $     445.7

 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast

Appendix 2B: Funded Statement of Operations




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APPENDIX 2C                                                                CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
SCBCTA                                                            INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN
                                                                     Budget                  FORECASTS                                                 OUTLOOK
Appendix 2C: Consolidated Statement of Operations –2011
for the years                             thousands
                                                    Incremental Changes between Base Plan and Supplemental Plan
                                                            2012     2013    2014       2015    2016    2017                                            2018         2019         2020       2021

GENERAL
Revenues
     Motor Fuel Tax                                                            0    32,835       44,300     44,740     45,620     46,340     47,420       48,200       49,000       49,040     49,080
     Property Tax                                                              0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
     Other Tax                                                                 0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
     New Revenue                                                               0         0       29,000     29,870     30,766     31,689     32,640       33,619       34,628       35,666     36,736
  Taxation and Fees                                                            0    32,835       73,300     74,610     76,386     78,029     80,060       81,819       83,628       84,706     85,816
     Fares                                                                     0     5,533       20,563     24,974     25,288     32,962     41,161       45,409       52,506       55,667     57,477
     Advertising and Other                                                     0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Transit                                                                      0     5,533       20,563     24,974     25,288     32,962     41,161       45,409       52,506       55,667     57,477
  Real Estate Revenues                                                         0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Tolls - Bridges                                                              0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Capital Contributions                                                        0     5,198       56,976     37,106      6,071          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Operating Contributions                                                      0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Interest Income                                                              0       307          536      1,056      1,909      2,154      2,366        2,917        3,674        4,618      5,666

Total Revenues                                                                 0    43,872      151,374    137,746    109,654    113,145    123,587      130,146      139,808      144,991    148,959

Expenditures

    Major Road Network - Operation, Maintenance, Rehabilitation                0         0            0          0          0          0          0              0           0           0          0
    Capital Funding to Municipalities                                          0    13,000       13,000     13,000     13,000     13,000          0              0           0           0          0
    Major Bridges                                                              0         0            0          0          0          0          0              0           0           0          0
    Albion Ferry Operations                                                    0         0            0          0          0          0          0              0           0           0          0
  Roads & Bridges                                                              0    13,000       13,000     13,000     13,000     13,000          0              0           0           0          0

     Bus Division                                                              0    14,602       38,765     48,541     44,175     45,089     46,031       46,983       47,954       48,936     49,938

      Expo & Millenium Lines                                                   0         0        1,287      1,974      2,214      2,302      2,348        2,395        2,444        2,495      2,545
      West Coast Express Commuter Rail                                         0         0           25         25         25         25         25           25           25           25         25
      Canada Line (before Concessionaire Credit)                               0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
      Canada Line Concessionaire Credit                                        0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
      Evergreen Line                                                           0         0            0          0     11,345     23,724     18,838       19,039       19,246       19,459     19,678
    Rail Division                                                              0         0        1,312      1,999     13,585     26,052     21,211       21,459       21,715       21,979     22,248
    New Rapid Transit Lines                                                    0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
    Property tax, rentals, fare media & insurance                              0         0            0          0          0          0          0            0            0            0          0
  Transit Operations                                                           0    14,602       40,076     50,540     57,759     71,141     67,243       68,442       69,669       70,915     72,186

  TransLink                                                                    0     1,500        3,000      3,000      3,000      3,062      3,126        3,129        3,131        3,133      3,135
  Transit Police                                                               0         0            0        973      1,979      3,031      3,091        3,153        3,216        3,280      3,346

Total Operating Expenditures                                                   0    29,102       56,076     67,513     75,738     90,233     73,460       74,724       76,016       77,328     78,667

Surplus/(Deficit) before Interest & Depreciation                                0   14,770       95,297     70,233     33,916     22,912     50,127       55,422       63,792       67,664     70,292
  Interest Expense                                                            200    1,251        4,213      8,008     26,516     42,413     39,923       39,923       39,939       39,939     39,939
  Depreciation Expense                                                          0      638        2,173      5,194     15,328     23,487     23,635       23,635       23,635       23,635     23,635

Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items                                      (200)     12,881       88,912     57,031     (7,929)   (42,988)   (13,431)      (8,136)           217      4,089      6,717
  Proceeds from Disposal of Surplus Assets                                   0           0            0          0          0          0          0            0              0          0          0

Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments                              (200)     12,881       88,912     57,031     (7,929)   (42,988)   (13,431)      (8,136)         217        4,089      6,717
  Funding Adjustments                                                     (239)      6,358      (47,683)   (29,200)     8,385     20,540      6,670        5,991        5,285        4,551      3,788

Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                                                  (439)     19,239       41,229     27,832       457     (22,448)    (6,761)      (2,145)       5,502        8,640     10,505

Cumulative Funded Surplus                                                 (439)     18,800       60,029     87,860     88,317     65,869     59,108       56,963       62,465       71,104     81,610




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APPENDIX 3                                                                                                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASHFLOWS
SCBCTA                                                                                                               MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE PROGRAM
                                                                            Budget                   FORECASTS                                                     OUTLOOK
for the years ending 31 Dec.                                    thousands   2011         2012          2013        2014        2015        2016        2017         2018        2019        2020        2021

Cash provided by (used for):

Operations:
  Excess of revenue over expenses                                            (71,665)      64,150       241,715     168,061      (8,719)    (26,074)     38,158       41,447      63,250      77,836      77,682
  Items not involving cash:
     Amortization of capital assets                                          157,278      171,103       196,881     218,362     241,497     256,481     252,201      244,634     238,751     234,421     225,749
     Net change in contractor liability                                       19,305       12,594        12,315       6,316           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
     Amortization of bond issue costs                                          1,723        1,259         1,182       1,118         974         766         688          642         455         371         177
     Amortization of debt issue costs                                          1,006        1,006           347          31           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
     Amortization of Deferred Concessionaire credits                         (23,078)     (23,078)      (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)     (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)
  Items not involving cash                                                   156,233      162,883       187,647     202,749     219,392     234,169     229,810      222,198     216,127     211,713     202,848
  Changes in non-cash working capital:
     (Increase)/decrease in accounts receivable                                (5,927)     (6,104)       (6,287)     (6,476)     (6,670)     (6,870)     (7,077)      (7,289)     (7,508)     (7,733)     (7,965)
     (Increase)/decrease in supplies inventory                                 (1,090)     (1,123)       (1,156)     (1,191)     (1,227)     (1,264)     (1,302)      (1,341)     (1,381)     (1,422)     (1,465)
     (Increase)/decrease in prepaid expenses                                     (260)       (268)         (276)       (284)       (293)       (302)       (311)        (320)       (330)       (339)       (350)
     Increase/(decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities            6,110       6,293         6,482       6,676       6,877       7,083       7,295        7,514       7,740       7,972       8,211
     Employee future benefit contributions                                      5,149       5,664         6,230       6,853       7,539       8,293       9,122       10,034      11,038      12,141      13,355
  Changes in non-cash working capital                                           3,982       4,462         4,992       5,578       6,225       6,940       7,728        8,599       9,559      10,619      11,787

                                                                              88,550      231,495       434,354     376,388     216,899     215,035     275,697      272,243     288,937     300,168     292,317

Investing:
   Decrease/(increase) in long-term investments                                 (923)        (964)       (1,008)     (1,053)     (1,101)     (1,150)     (1,202)      (1,256)     (1,312)     (1,372)     (1,433)
   Decrease/(increase) in debt reserve fund deposits                          (4,239)      (4,192)       (3,767)     (1,409)     (2,469)        243         844        2,642         311        (288)      1,734
   Purchase of capital assets (excluding MRN)                               (298,183)    (546,571)     (592,026)   (381,207)   (195,209)   (117,254)   (112,717)     (82,404)    (35,699)    (30,468)     (4,133)

                                                                            (303,345)    (551,728)     (596,801)   (383,669)   (198,779)   (118,161)   (113,074)     (81,018)    (36,701)    (32,128)     (3,832)

Financing:
   Short-term borrowing                                                            0            0             0           0           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
   Short-term debt repayments                                                (90,000)      (6,709)       (9,504)    (12,602)    (13,457)    (11,260)     (8,242)      (6,231)     (4,476)     (4,959)     (4,246)
   Golden Ears Bridge contractor liability payment                                 0            0             0           0        (462)     (1,892)     (3,464)      (5,180)     (7,030)     (9,046)    (11,225)
   Bonds issued                                                              298,182      379,063       339,537     230,269     129,358      67,257      30,947       21,664      13,271      10,727       4,174
   Issue costs on bonds issued                                                  (415)           0             0           0           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
   Bonds matured                                                              (4,973)     (32,120)      (37,939)    (72,230)    (23,487)    (93,665)   (131,940)    (156,266)    (52,529)    (87,593)   (166,980)
   Sinking Funds Maturities                                                        0       30,053        36,197      71,249      21,208      92,616     131,193      153,679      51,938      86,520     164,344
   Sinking Fund interest                                                     (20,794)     (25,673)      (29,970)    (34,625)    (37,959)    (44,186)    (47,402)     (49,063)    (48,989)    (53,119)    (56,100)
   Sinking Fund payments                                                     (89,797)    (107,346)     (120,077)   (126,725)   (129,249)   (132,238)   (128,066)    (119,917)   (112,328)   (110,891)   (105,702)
   Dividend paid to non-controlling interest

                                                                              92,202      237,267       178,244      55,336     (54,047)   (123,367)   (156,974)    (161,315)   (160,142)   (168,361)   (175,734)

Increase/(decrease) in cash                                                 (122,592)     (82,966)       15,797      48,054     (35,927)    (26,494)      5,649       29,911      92,094      99,678     112,752

Cash, beginning of period                                                    224,535      101,942        18,976      34,773      82,827      46,900      20,406       26,056      55,966     148,060     247,739

Cash, end of period                                                          101,942       18,976        34,773      82,827      46,900      20,406      26,056       55,966     148,060     247,739     360,490

Appendix 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows




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Appendix 4 - Projected Borrowing Compared to Borrowing Limit and Select Financial Ratios
$ Millions                                                                                  FORECASTS                                           OUTLOOK
                                                                           2011     2012         2013     2014      2015      2016      2017         2018      2019      2020      2021


Opening Gross Direct Borrowing                                            2,264    2,469        2,810    3,104     3,250     3,344     3,307        3,198     3,058     3,015     2,933
               Adjustments                                                    -        -            -        -         -         -         -            -         -         -         -
            Retirements/Other                                               (93)     (38)         (46)     (84)      (36)     (104)     (139)        (162)      (57)      (92)     (171)
            Short term borrowings                                             -        -            -        -         -         -         -            -         -         -         -
            Borrowing in Yr - Capital                                       298      379          340      230       129        67        31           22        13        11         4
Closing Gross Direct Borrowing                                            2,469    2,810        3,104    3,250     3,344     3,307     3,198        3,058     3,015     2,933     2,766
            Less: Sinking funds                                            (558)    (661)        (775)    (865)   (1,011)   (1,095)   (1,139)      (1,155)   (1,264)   (1,342)   (1,339)
            Less: Debt Reserve Funds                                        (45)     (49)         (53)     (54)      (57)      (57)      (56)         (53)      (53)      (53)      (51)
Closing Net Direct Borrowing                                              1,865    2,100        2,275    2,330     2,275     2,155     2,003        1,850     1,698     1,538     1,376

Established Borrowing Limit                                               2,800    2,800        2,800    2,800    2,800     2,800     2,800         2,800    2,800     2,800      2,800

Reconciliation of Borrowing During Year to Annual Capital Expenditures:

            Captial Expenditures (including MRN)                           366       587          562      387      234       153       117            82        36        30         4
            Less: Sr Gov't Contributions                                   (70)     (211)        (226)    (159)    (105)      (86)      (87)          (61)      (22)      (20)        -
            Less: Other Contributions                                       (1)        -            -        -        -         -         -             -         -         -         -
Net Expenditures                                                           295       375          336      228      128        67        31            21        13        11         4

            Add: Gross-up for Debt Reserve Fund                              3        4            3        2         1         1         0            0         0         0          0
Net Borrowing amount for capital                                           298      379          340      230       129        67        31           22        13        11          4



Appendix 4: Projected Borrowing Compared to Borrowing Limit and Select Financial Ratios




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APPENDIX 5 : CAPITAL CASH FLOWS - PROJECTS APPROVED AND PROPOSED
SCBCTA

                                                                                             FORECASTS                                                        OUTLOOK
Appendix 5: Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed
$ Thousands                                 2011    2012    2013                                            2014         2015        2016         2017         2018         2019        2020        2021

Projects Approved or Underway                                         338,879    348,989          78,998      22,347        6,427       7,015            -              -          -           -           -

Transit
   Vehicles
Transit                           Conventional            Expansion        -       6,127          18,358      11,760            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Conventional            Replace        122      35,725          88,904      62,786       84,916      80,008       84,846       57,757            -           -           -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Custom                  Expansion        -           -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Custom                  Replace          -       8,768          18,905      23,026       12,692       7,535       12,410       11,799       16,610      11,892           -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Community Shuttle       Expansion        -           -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Community Shuttle       Replace        101       6,146          20,957      27,656        4,985       9,992        8,966        7,238       12,597      14,564           -

   Exchanges
Transit                                                                     -      6,228             741         903          531         238          245          252          260         267         276
   Depots
Transit                                                                     -     11,183          76,508      25,716       19,875         314          742        1,324          390         401         413
   Heavy
Transit Fleet Maintenance Centre                                            -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Transit Minor
Transit                                                                     -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Transit and Pedestrian Corridor Upgrades
Transit                                                                     -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Innovations Capital
Transit                                                                     -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   IT /
Transit ITS                                                                 -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -           -
   Infrast
Transit                                                                     -      2,005           2,185       2,617        3,982       4,278        5,508        4,034        5,843       3,343       3,444
   Other
Transit                                                                     -     24,087           1,918      12,991        6,749           -            -            -            -           -           -

Subtotal Transit                                                         223     100,269         228,476     167,456      133,730     102,364      112,717       82,404       35,699      30,468       4,133

Rapid Transit
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     MK2                     Expansion         -           -              -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -           -
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     MK1                     Overhaul          -           -              -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -           -
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     Hwy RapidBus            Expansion         -           -              -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -           -

  Capacity Upgrade for Supporting Infrastructure
Rapid Transit                                                               -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Wayside Power Propulsion
Rapid Transit                                                               -      1,264             682         173            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Station &
Rapid TransitStation area Upgrades & Programs                               -      8,302          79,084      56,529       10,867           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Smart Card
Rapid Transit and Gating                                                    -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Evergreen
Rapid Transit Line                                                     26,550    104,100         142,525      99,275       41,971       5,941            -              -          -           -           -
  Hwy 1 RapidBus
Rapid Transit                                                               -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Infrast
Rapid Transit                                                               -          -           3,174       6,073           10           -            -              -          -           -           -
  Other
Rapid Transit                                                               -        988             967         770            1           -            -              -          -           -           -

Subtotal Rapid Transit                                                 26,550    114,655         226,432     162,820       52,850       5,941            -              -          -           -           -

Commuter Rail                                                               -           -              -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -           -

Bike Program                                                                -       3,150          3,550       4,750        8,850       8,450        1,250              -          -           -           -

Roads
  Transit Priority Program
Roads                                                                       -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  MRN
Roads Structures Replacement                                                -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  MRN
Roads Major                                                                 -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  MRN
Roads Major                       United Boulevard Extension                -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -
  MRN
Roads Minor                                                                 -     11,061          13,185      16,920       29,538      27,000        3,500              -          -           -           -
  Other
Roads                                                                       -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -           -

Subtotal Roads                                                              -     11,061          13,185      16,920       29,538      27,000        3,500              -          -           -           -

Bridges                                                                     -        271           1,632           705          39          746          -              -          -           -           -

Marine                                                                      -       1,036          4,479       6,182        1,154       1,188            -              -          -           -           -

IT                                                                          -       7,239          5,679       5,818        1,010             -          -              -          -           -           -

Total Gross Cost                                                      365,652    586,669         562,432     386,999      233,597     152,704      117,467       82,404       35,699      30,468       4,133

Contribution
  Fed                                                                 (52,319)   (195,229)      (203,221)   (145,050)    (102,454)    (86,084)     (86,790)      (60,918)    (22,494)    (19,782)          -
  Prov                                                                (17,182)    (15,978)       (22,930)    (13,828)      (3,036)          -            -             -           -           -           -
  Other                                                                  (806)          -              -           -            -           -            -             -           -           -           -
Total Contribution                                                    (70,308)   (211,207)      (226,151)   (158,878)    (105,490)    (86,084)     (86,790)      (60,918)    (22,494)    (19,782)          -

Total Net Cost                                                        295,344    375,462         336,281     228,121      128,107      66,620       30,677       21,486       13,205      10,686       4,133




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Appendix 5A
INCREMENTAL CAPITAL CASH FLOWS - PROJECTS APPROVED AND PROPOSED
INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN CAPITAL CASH FLOW PROJECTS APPROVED AND PROPOSED
$ Thousands                                                           2011       2012        2013        2014        2015        2016       2017       2018       2019       2020       2021       TOTAL

Projects Approved or Underway                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

Transit
   Vehicles
Transit                           Conventional            Expansion          -      6,127      18,358      11,760           -           -          -          -          -          -          -        36,245
   Vehicles
Transit                           Conventional            Replace            -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Custom                  Expansion          -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Custom                  Replace            -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Community Shuttle       Expansion          -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Vehicles
Transit                           Community Shuttle       Replace            -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -

   Exchanges
Transit                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Depots
Transit                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Heavy
Transit Fleet Maintenance Centre                                             -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Transit Minor
Transit                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Transit and Pedestrian Corridor Upgrades
Transit                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Innovations Capital
Transit                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   IT /
Transit ITS                                                                  -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
   Infrast                                                                   -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -
   Other
Transit                                                                      -     17,515       1,421      12,152       6,749           -          -          -          -          -          -        37,837

Subtotal Transit                                                             -     23,642      19,778      23,913       6,749           -          -          -          -          -          -      74,082

Rapid Transit
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     MK2                     Expansion          -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     MK1                     Overhaul           -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -
  Vehicles
Rapid Transit                     Hwy RapidBus            Expansion          -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

  Capacity Upgrade for Supporting Infrastructure
Rapid Transit                                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  Wayside Power Propulsion
Rapid Transit                                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  Station &
Rapid TransitStation area Upgrades & Programs                                -      3,227      69,301      50,461      10,507           -          -          -          -          -          -     133,496
  Smart Card
Rapid Transit and Gating                                                     -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  Evergreen
Rapid Transit Line                                                      26,550    104,100     142,525      99,275      41,971       5,941          -          -          -          -          -     420,362
  Hwy 1 RapidBus
Rapid Transit                                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  Infrast                                                                    -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -
  Other
Rapid Transit                                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

Subtotal Rapid Transit                                                  26,550    107,327     211,826     149,736      52,478       5,941          -          -          -          -          -     553,859

Commuter Rail                                                                -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

Bike Program                                                                 -      3,000       3,000       3,000       3,000       3,000          -          -          -          -          -      15,000

Roads
  Transit Priority Program
Roads                                                                        -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  MRN
Roads Structures Replacement                                                 -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  MRN
Roads Major                                                                  -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  MRN
Roads Major                       United Boulevard Extension                 -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -
  MRN
Roads Minor                                                                  -     10,000      10,000      10,000      10,000      10,000          -          -          -          -          -      50,000
  Other
Roads                                                                        -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -           -

Subtotal Roads                                                               -     10,000      10,000      10,000      10,000      10,000          -          -          -          -          -      50,000

Bridges                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

Marine                                                                       -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

IT                                                                           -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -

Total Gross Cost                                                        26,550    143,969     244,605     186,649      72,227      18,941          -          -          -          -          -     692,941

Contribution
  Fed                                                                        -     (5,198)    (36,048)    (23,278)     (3,036)          -          -          -          -          -          -      (67,559)
  Prov                                                                       -          -     (20,928)    (13,828)     (3,036)          -          -          -          -          -          -      (37,791)
  Other                                                                      -          -           -           -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -            -
Total Contribution                                                           -     (5,198)    (56,976)    (37,106)     (6,071)          -          -          -          -          -          -     (105,350)

Total Net Cost                                                          26,550    138,772     187,629     149,543      66,155      18,941          0          0          0          0          0     587,591




Appendix 5A: Incremental Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed




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APPENDIX 6 - T RANSIT SERVICE HOURS
SCBCTA
                                                    FORECASTS                                        OUTLOOK
Thousands of Hours                   2011    2012       2013     2014         2015    2016    2017      2018    2019    2020    2021

Conventional Bus                    4,373   4,485      4,719    4,764        4,764   4,764   4,764     4,764   4,764   4,764   4,764
Community Shuttle                     555     573        579      579          579     579     579       579     579     579     579
Total Bus                           4,928   5,058      5,298    5,343        5,343   5,343   5,343     5,343   5,343   5,343   5,343

SkyTrain E&M                        1,128   1,128      1,128    1,128        1,128   1,128   1,128     1,128   1,128   1,128   1,128
SkyTrain Canada Line                  180     196        196      196          196     196     196       196     196     196     196
SkyTrain Evergreen Line                 0       0          0        0            0      69     138       138     138     138     138
Total Rapid Transit                 1,308   1,323      1,323    1,323        1,323   1,392   1,461     1,461   1,461   1,461   1,461

SeaBus                                11      11          12      12           12      12      12         12     12      12      12
West Coast Express                    43      42          42      42           42      42      42         42     42      42      42

Total Conventional Service          6,289   6,435      6,676    6,721        6,721   6,790   6,859     6,859   6,859   6,859   6,859

Custom                                613     613        613      613          613     613     613       613     613     613     613
Total Service Hours                 6,902   7,048      7,289    7,334        7,334   7,403   7,472     7,472   7,472   7,472   7,472

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APPENDIX 6A: T RANSIT SERVICE HOURS (T HOUSANDS)
INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN

                                  2011      2012      2013      2014      2015      2016      2017    2018   2019   2020   2021

Conventional Bus                     0       112      346       391       391       391       391     391    391    391    391
Community Shuttle                    0        18       24        24        24        24        24      24     24     24     24
Total Bus                            0       130      370       415       415       415       415     415    415    415    415

SkyTrain E&M                         0         0         0        0         0         0         0       0      0      0      0
SkyTrain Canada Line                 0         0         0        0         0         0         0       0      0      0      0
SkyTrain Evergreen Line              0         0         0        0         0        69       138     138    138    138    138
Total Rapid Transit                  0         0         0        0         0        69       138     138    138    138    138

SeaBus                               0         1         2        2         2         2           2     2      2      2      2
West Coast Express                   0         0         0        0         0         0           0     0      0      0      0

Total Conventional Service           0       131      372       417       417       485       554     554    554    554    554

Custom                               0         0        0         0         0         0         0       0      0      0      0
Total Service Hours                  0       131      372       417       417       485       554     554    554    554    554

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Appendix 7: Schedule of Transit Fares and Projected Fare Revenues

     Year                                                       2011          2012          2013         2014
Appendix 7: Schedule of Transit Fares and Projected Fare Revenues
    FARE SCHEDULE
     Conventional Transit
     Cash Fares
     1 zone Adult                                           $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
     2 zone Adult                                           $     3.75    $      3.75   $     3.75   $     3.75
     3 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

     Monthly Farecard
     1 zone Adult                                           $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $ 100.40     $ 100.40
     2 zone Adult                                           $ 110.00      $ 110.00      $ 136.40     $ 136.40
     3 zone Adult                                           $ 151.00      $ 151.00      $ 187.20     $ 187.20

     Canada Line YVR Add Fare (See Note 2)                  $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

     Custom Transit Service
     Cash Fares
     Within 1 zone                                          $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
     Between 2 adjacent zones                               $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
     Between 3 adjacent zones                               $     3.75    $      3.75   $     3.75   $     3.75
     Between 4 adjacent zones                               $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

     Monthly Farecard
     Within 1 zone                                          $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $   100.40   $   100.40
     Between 2 adjacent zones                               $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $   100.40   $   100.40
     Between 3 adjacent zones                               $ 110.00      $ 110.00      $   136.40   $   136.40
     Between 4 adjacent zones                               $ 151.00      $ 151.00      $   187.20   $   187.20

     West Coast Express (WCE) Service
     Cash fares - One Way
     1 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00
     2 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00
     3 zone Adult                                           $     6.75    $      6.75   $     6.75   $     6.75
     4 zone Adult                                           $     8.25    $      8.25   $     8.25   $     8.25
     5 zone Adult                                           $    11.25    $     11.25   $    11.25   $    11.25
     Weekly Pass
     1 zone Adult                                           $    42.25    $     42.25   $ 52.40      $ 52.40
     2 zone Adult                                           $    42.25    $     42.25   $ 52.40      $ 52.40
     3 zone Adult                                           $    58.00    $     58.00   $ 72.00      $ 72.00
     4 zone Adult                                           $    70.50    $     70.50   $ 87.40      $ 87.40
     5 zone Adult                                           $    97.50    $     97.50   $ 120.90     $ 120.90
     28 Day Pass
     1 zone Adult                                           $   134.75    $   134.75    $   167.00   $   167.00
     2 zone Adult                                           $   134.75    $   134.75    $   167.00   $   167.00
     3 zone Adult                                           $   178.75    $   178.75    $   221.60   $   221.60
     4 zone Adult                                           $   217.00    $   217.00    $   269.00   $   269.00
     5 zone Adult                                           $   298.50    $   298.50    $   370.00   $   370.00

     PROJECTED FARE REVENUES (See Note 1)
     (thousands)
     Short-term Fare Revenue                                $ 180,615     $ 197,080     $ 175,085    $ 185,533
     Other Fare Revenue                                     $ 240,399     $ 247,986     $ 342,122    $ 355,385
     Total                                                  $ 421,014     $ 445,065     $ 517,207    $ 540,918

     Short-term Fares as Percentage of Total                     42.9%          44.3%        33.9%        34.3%


     Note 1:
     In 2013, the average fare is forecasted to increase by an average of 12.5 per cent, as assumed in the 2010
     Funding Stabilization Plan and approved by the Mayors' Council in October 2009.
     For the purposes of this fare and revenue schedule, the fare rates shown for
     2013 are based on no increases to the short-term fares; the 12.5 per cent average increase is derived
     from increases to long-term fares within the elimination of the discounted fare saver tickets
     and day passes.

     Note 2:
     Canada Line YVR Add fare is applicable only to outbound travel from YVR.



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                           Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver
           Jim Rusnak, Chief Financial Officer, Metro Vancouver

Date:      September 7, 2011

Subject:   Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook

At its July 29, 2011 meeting, the GVRD Board considered the report dated July 22, 2011,
titled “Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook”, and
considered the motions below.

That the Board:
a)      Advise the TransLink Board and Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation that:
        i. the consultation process on these vital TransLink planning documents is too
            compressed and in the future needs to be expanded sufficiently to respect the
            input that Metro Vancouver and others could provide;
       ii. the inclusion of full funding for the Evergreen Line program in the draft 2012
            Supplemental Plan and Outlook is consistent with the number one rapid transit
            expansion priority set out in the new Regional Growth Strategy;
      iii. the remaining projects proposed in the draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and
            Outlook are acceptable as a short term pragmatic program;
      iv. the proposed funding strategy, including the proposed increase in the motor
            vehicle fuel tax from $0.15/litre to $0.17/litre, the proposed time-limited property
            tax increase in 2013 and 2014, and the increase in the debt cap from $2.8 billion
            to $3.5 billion is acceptable subject to recommendation (v);
       v. TransLink should be requested to make the development of alternative funding
            mechanisms its highest priority, and to seek input from or participation by Metro
            Vancouver in that process and provide progress reports on a regular basis;
      vi. Transport 2045 should include a comprehensive and coherent strategy to invest
            in infrastructure and services to support the key growth areas identified in the
            Regional Growth Strategy and to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of
            goods and service vehicles in support of the economic development of the
            region and the air emissions objectives of the Metro Vancouver Board; TransLink
            should be requested to seek input from or participation by Metro Vancouver in
            that process.
b)      Advise the Provincial Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Finance
        that for any proposed future use of regional carbon taxes, consideration be made to
        direct to TransLink for eligible transportation expenditures only the portion of
        revenues derived from the sale of transportation fuels, with the balance open to
        other applicants for eligible non-transportation expenditures which address
        greenhouse gas reduction objectives.




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This main motion was subsequently amended by these motions:

    That the Board amend the Main Motion by adding section a) (vii) as follows:
    “(vii) the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation work with Metro Vancouver’s
    Intergovernmental Committee to look at improving the governance structure of
    TransLink”.

    That the Board amend the Main Motion, in section a) (vi), after the phrase “services to
    support the key growth areas”, by adding the phrase “as well as transit ridership growth
    and mode shifting”.

The report and the foregoing motions were subsequently deferred by this motion:

    That the Board defer consideration of the report dated July 22, 2011 titled “Comments
    on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook” and the motions arising, to
    allow the Regional Planning Committee time to consider it and report back to the
    September 23rd, 2011 Board meeting.

ATTACHMENT

Report dated July 22, 2011, titled “Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan
and Outlook” (Doc. # 5401153).




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                                                       GVRD Board Meeting Date: July 29, 2011



To:          Board of Directors

From:        Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver
             Jim Rusnak, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Department
             Raymond Kan, Senior Regional Planner, Policy and Planning Department

Date:        July 22, 2011

Subject:     Comments on TransLink’s Draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook

Recommendations:

That the Board:

a)      Advise the TransLink Board and Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation that:
        (i)  the consultation process on these vital TransLink planning documents is too
             compressed and in the future needs to be expanded sufficiently to respect the
             input that Metro Vancouver and others could provide;
       (ii)  the inclusion of full funding for the Evergreen Line program in the draft 2012
             Supplemental Plan and Outlook is consistent with the number one rapid transit
             expansion priority set out in the new Regional Growth Strategy;
      (iii)  the remaining projects proposed in the draft 2012 Supplemental Plan and
             Outlook are acceptable as a short term pragmatic program;
      (iv)   the proposed funding strategy, including the proposed increase in the motor
             vehicle fuel tax from $0.15/litre to $0.17/litre, the proposed time-limited property
             tax increase in 2013 and 2014, and the increase in the debt cap from $2.8 billion
             to $3.5 billion is acceptable subject to recommendation (v);
       (v)   TransLink should be requested to make the development of alternative funding
             mechanisms its highest priority, and to seek input from or participation by Metro
             Vancouver in that process and provide progress reports on a regular basis;
      (vi)   Transport 2045 should include a comprehensive and coherent strategy to invest
             in infrastructure and services to support the key growth areas identified in the
             Regional Growth Strategy and to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of
             goods and service vehicles in support of the economic development of the region
             and the air emissions objectives of the Metro Vancouver Board; TransLink should
             be requested to seek input from or participation by Metro Vancouver in that
             process.

b)      Advise the Provincial Ministers of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Finance that
        for any proposed future use of regional carbon taxes, consideration be made to direct
        to TransLink for eligible transportation expenditures only the portion of revenues
        derived from the sale of transportation fuels, with the balance open to other applicants
        for eligible non-transportation expenditures which address greenhouse gas reduction
        objectives.




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1. PURPOSE

This report provides comments and recommendations related to TransLink’s draft 2012
Supplemental Plan and Outlook.

2. CONTEXT

Legislative Requirements
As required under the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act (SCBCTA),
TransLink can prepare and submit at any time a supplement to the Mayors’ Council on
Regional Transportation for consideration. A supplement builds on the current base plan by
proposing additions, enhancements, or changes to services, capital projects, or other
initiatives contemplated in the base plan. The supplement must indicate the increased
expenditures, if any, required to undertake the additions, enhancements, or changes, as
well as ensure the expenditures are fully funded. The Regional Transportation
Commissioner administers his test of reasonableness on the proposed actions,
expenditures, and revenue sources. In addition, the supplemental outlook, affecting fiscal
years 4 to 10, must reflect how the base plan outlook will change as a result of the
supplemental plan.

Process
The proposed 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook (“Moving Forward”) comes on the heels
of the draft 2012 Base Plan and Outlook. While Metro Vancouver staff was provided an
advanced draft, the few days for consultation are inadequate and TransLink really need to
review their approach to consultation.

According to TransLink, the TransLink Board is scheduled to consider for approval the 2012
“Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan on August 5 and to submit it to the Regional
Transportation Commissioner and Mayors’ Council. The Regional Transportation
Commissioner would have 30 days to provide his opinions on the plan to the TransLink
Board and Mayors’ Council. The Mayors’ Council may consider for approval the “Moving
Forward” Supplemental Plan at any time within 90 days of receipt of the plan, but the
Council would likely receive the Commissioner’s opinion prior to taking any action.

Projects
The list of projects is nearly identical to the proposed “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan
approved by the TransLink Board last Fall, but for which no action was taken by the Mayors’
Council. The lone project excluded from the 2012 “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan is
the United Boulevard Extension (also known as North Fraser Perimeter Road Phase 1).
TransLink does have the benefit of having previously consulted last fall on this proposed set
of projects, when the primary concern about the plan was the proposed reliance on new
property taxes only to finance the investments.

The Evergreen Line is the first priority for rapid transit expansion as identified in the new
Regional Growth Strategy. The new King George Boulevard B-Line, new Highway 1 rapid
bus service, SeaBus upgrade to Frequent Transit Network status, new White Rock to
Langley local bus, and other local bus enhancements will connect the established and
emerging Urban Centres, in particular those in the Northeast Sector and South of Fraser.
These services will help shape travel demand and potentially land use decisions consistent
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The proposed upgrades to some of the busiest stations on the rapid transit network should
improve the comfort and security of customers, and improve integration and a sense of
place with adjacent developments and neighbourhoods. There appears to be no specific
project to expand or improve the region’s road network. TransLink was unable to identify a
locally-acceptable solution for the United Boulevard Extension and subsequently informed
the Federal government that it will not be able to use the federal funds committed to this
project.

Given the ongoing spate of road improvements by the Province, the absence of a strategic
roads strategy may not be a significant omission at this time. It is proposed in the “Moving
Forward” Supplemental Plan that the Major Road Network Minor Capital Program be
restored to $20 million per year and this may allow TransLink to develop a more strategic
approach to goods movement infrastructure. Staff understands that TransLink is
undergoing a review of the Major Road Network in collaboration with member municipalities
and the way major roads are identified, managed, and funded.

The Bike Capital Program is also proposed to be restored to pre-2011 levels at $6 million
per year. Similar to the Major Road Network Minor Capital Program, the increased funding
available for cycling should leverage TransLink’s influence to implement regionally-
significant projects which are consistent with the new Regional Cycling Strategy, Transport
2040, and the new Regional Growth Strategy.

Overall, the proposed investment program has more of the flavor of a pragmatic list than a
coherent strategy. This may reflect the funding uncertainty and the particular stage
TransLink planning is at. It is puzzling, however, why time and resources would be spent on
studying such items as a rapid transit option to UBC or a gondola to SFU, both of which are
at best ‘operational’ improvements and more likely distractions, rather than on an
incremental but strategic plan to serve and shape the critical growth areas in the eastern
and south eastern parts of the region.

Funding
In the proposed 2012 “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan, the Mayors’ Council and
Province have agreed to a funding formula comprising a raise in the provincial motor fuel tax
from 15 cents/Litre to 17 cents/Litre in April 2012, and either a “time-limited” increase in the
property tax rate in 2013 and 2014 or introduction of an alternative revenue source.

The motor vehicle fuel tax is a transportation user-based revenue source and is consistent
with Board policy. The Provincial Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure has agreed to
introduce legislation this Fall to amend the SCBCTA Act to allow for the increase in the
provincial motor fuel tax dedicated to TransLink, which is currently at its legislative
maximum.

There are a number of references throughout the Plan that reiterate that it is not the
intention to have to rely upon new property taxes for long-term funding, and that every effort
will be made to secure an alternative, more appropriate source of funding, culminating by
the Province potentially introducing enabling legislation in the Spring 2012 legislative
session.

In his report on Metro Vancouver utility funding, Professor Harry Kitchen drew the distinction
between ‘private type goods’ where the use by one consumer essentially denies the use of
that same good by a second consumer, and ‘public type goods’ where the use by one
consumer does not prevent a second consumer from using the same good.

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Professor Kitchen observed that the former should be funded by user fees and the latter are
appropriate for funding by general levies such as the property tax. A seat on a bus is clearly
a private type of good. Road space has a mixed character depending on the level of use.
Under congested conditions typical of urban areas, it is more of a private type good.

Generally, then, transportation funding should come from the users of the system and for
decades the literature has called for some form of ‘road pricing’ in addition to transit fares.

When TransLink introduced the ability to levy property taxes, it was included largely as a
financial insurance policy for the assurance of bond rating agencies. The first TransLink
chair famously pledged property taxes would never be used for TransLink.

In 2004, by which time circumstances had forced TransLink to break that pledge, the Metro
Vancouver Board insisted that a commitment to develop new transportation related funding
sources be included in the plan. It would appear that seven years later we are still at the
same point and it is not clear what the grounds are for optimism that TransLink will achieve
in two years what it appears to have made absolutely no progress on over the last seven.

Metro Vancouver strongly supports an appropriate alternative source, as evidenced by
recent resolutions passed by the Board:

October 29, 2010:

That the Board recommend that:
   a) the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation reject any supplement that relies on
       property taxes as a source of additional revenue as it may jeopardize Metro
       Vancouver’s ability to support other necessary regional projects in the future; and,

   b) the Mayors’ Council and Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) reject any future
      TransLink borrowing that serves to increase the joint and several liability of Metro
      Vancouver, or its members.

November 26, 2010

That the Board advise the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation to:
   a) Reject the “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan and “Delivering Evergreen Line and
       North Fraser Perimeter Road” Supplemental Plan on the basis that both plans are
       dependent on new property tax increases only; and,
   b) Request the TransLink board prepare a sustainable funding policy to fund the
       supplemental plan.

It may be necessary to include the property tax provisions agreed upon by the Mayors
Council to enable planning to go forward which meets the test of the legislation for secured
funding. But to avoid their use being the inevitability that the track record would suggest, it
may be necessary for Metro Vancouver to press for a more collaborative process or at least
insist on regular reporting on the progress being made towards developing these alternative
funding mechanisms.

Again this would seem to be a more pressing priority than examining projects like gondolas
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Associated with the proposed capital expenditures is a need by TransLink to borrow more
money. TransLink proposes to increase its debt cap from the current $2.8 billion to $3.5
billion. Pursuant to the SCBCTA Act, the Mayors’ Council must consult with the Metro
Vancouver Board prior to approving the Supplemental Plan. This again demonstrates a
major flaw in the fragmented and inappropriate governance model, and the disconnect
between transportation and land use planning. Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors is
given the courtesy of “consultation” on such a major issue as the debt cap, but with very
limited time or ability to have meaningful input in to coordination of transportation with other
land use planning initiatives.

This also captures the essence of the problem faced by the Mayors’ Council. The region
needs the investment in transportation if it is to maintain livability and economic prosperity.
This investment requires an increase in borrowing. However, it needs sustainable funding
sources to service that debt. If those sources are not developed then the TransLink Board
will have the ability to go to property taxes to service its debt obligations.

The recommended strategy is to allow the debt cap to increase and press hard for progress
on the development of alternate funding mechanisms. But the alternative strategy of
delaying the investments by insisting that the alternative funding mechanisms be in place
prior to raising the debt cap has its merits.

The dialogue on medium-term and long-term funding has begun and will continue through
the Transport 2045 process. There are three challenges which should be noted.

The first challenge is the sustainability of the fuel tax. By some accounts, the motor vehicle
fuel tax will remain a viable revenue source over the next 10 years. In the longer term,
improvements in passenger vehicle fuel efficiency and reductions in vehicle kilometers
traveled as a result of a more compact region, will adversely affect the revenue stability of
the fuel tax, all else being equal. The challenge, therefore, is more than simply finding a
replacement revenue source for a potential time-limited property tax increase; it is also to
find a supplementary revenue source for the fuel tax.

The second challenge is the connection between transportation revenues and transportation
expenditures. The “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan lists some potential new revenue
sources that have been discussed by the Mayors’ Council that could be implemented in the
near-to-medium term, such as the transportation improvement fee and a regional carbon
tax. Metro Vancouver Board’s policy supports using transportation-derived revenues for
transportation expenditures.

The only area of concern is with the carbon tax. The “Moving Forward” Supplemental Plan
hypothesizes that an additional $2/tonne carbon tax would be necessary to replace the $29
million to be generated from the time-limited property tax increase. The assumption
appears to be that such a carbon tax would be applied to all carbon-based fuels sold in this
region, both transportation and non-transportation. It is not appropriate to assume that 100
percent of carbon tax revenues generated within the region will or ought to be directed to
TransLink. There are local and regional non-transportation greenhouse gas reduction
initiatives that could use non-transportation carbon tax revenues, such as building retrofit
programs and district energy systems.

The third challenge is ensuring transportation revenue objectives are externally consistent
with regional objectives. Transportation revenues should not cause or promote more private
passenger vehicle travel to the detriment of the regional transit system and air

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emissions. The ongoing modification to the Golden Ears Bridge toll to encourage more
traffic is a concern, for example. As a principle, the sustainability of a transportation
revenue source should not be contingent on the growth in private passenger vehicle travel.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board may:

a) Endorse the recommendations as listed in this report.

or

b) Identify additional information requirements or policy directions to be included in the
   feedback to TransLink.

4. CONCLUSION

TransLink is required by legislation to consult with Metro Vancouver in the preparation of its
supplemental plan and outlook. On balance, the proposed 2012 Supplemental Plan and
Outlook supports the goals of the new Regional Growth Strategy by reinforcing transit
infrastructure and service in Urban Centres and providing additional travel choices for
residents. Additional commentary and recommendations related to the financial and
investment elements are provided.

ATTACHMENT

Moving Forward: 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook prepared by TransLink (July 22,
2011) (Doc. #5321569).




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                                                                              Attachment




          Moving Forward:
       2012 Supplemental Plan
            and Outlook
  Transportation and Financial Supplement Plan for
     2012 to 2014 and Outlook for 2015 to 2021

                       JULY 22ND WORKING DRAFT




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CONTENTS

CONTENTS
Executive Summary                                                                                                                   1
1. Background and Context                                                                                                           4
     1.1 Supplemental Plan Development Framework                                                                                    4
     1.2 Relationship to the Base Plan                                                                                              4
     1.3 Purpose and Priorities                                                                                                     5
               Context for Current Funding Discussions                                                                              5
     1.4 Consultation and Approvals Process                                                                                         7
     1.5 Outlook of the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook                                                                          7
2. Transportation Plan                                                                                                            10
      2.1 Planning for Future Investments and Sustainable Funding – Updating Transport 2040                                       10
                Review of Funding Sources For The Supplemental Plan                                                               11
      2.2 Prioritizing Investments                                                                                                14
                Evaluation Process                                                                                                14
      2.3 Transportation Programs, Investments and Services                                                                       16
                Transit                                                                                                           18
                Roads                                                                                                             26
                Cycling                                                                                                           26
      2.4 Outcomes                                                                                                                28
                2012 to 2016 Horizon                                                                                              28
                2015 to 2021 Horizon                                                                                              39
3. Financial Strategy                                                                                                             41
      3.1 Financial Context                                                                                                       41
      3.2 Revenue Projections                                                                                                     45
                 User Fees                                                                                                        45
                 Taxation Sources                                                                                                 46
      3.3 Expenditures                                                                                                            48
      3.4 Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement                                                                                   51
      3.5 Outlook for 2014 through 2021                                                                                           52
      3.6 Assumptions and Risks                                                                                                   54
      3.7 Capital Program                                                                                                         55
      3.8 Key Performance Indicators                                                                                              58
Appendices                                                                                                                        60




APPENDICES
     Appendix 1: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position....................................................60
     Appendix 2A: Statement of Operations................................................................................61
     Appendix 2B: Funded Statement of Operations...................................................................62
     Appendix 2C: Consolidated Statement of Operations – Incremental Change between Base Plan and
     Supplemental Plan..............................................................................................................63
     Appendix 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.............................................................64
     Appendix 4: Projected Borrowing Compared to Borrowing Limit and Select Financial Ratios…65


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        Appendix 5: Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed.........................................................66
        Appendix 5A: Incremental Capital Cash Flows – Projects Approved and Proposed …………………………………..67
        Appendix 6: Transit Service Hours………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..68
        Appendix 6A: Transit Service Hours – Incremental Change between Base Plan and Supplemental Plan……69
        Appendix 7: Schedule of Transit Fares and Projected Fare Revenues…………………………………………………………70

TABLES
Table 1: Overview of Initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook................................................................. 3
Table 2: Summary of Potential Near-Term Funding Sources. ......................................................................................... 11
Table 4: Evaluation Criteria and Objectives ...................................................................................................................... 15
Table 5: Total Service Hours by Service Type ................................................................................................................... 19
Table 6: Ridership Forecasts 2012 Supplemental Plan (including 2012 Base Plan investments) ................................. 33
Table 7: Summary of Incremental Bus Service Productivity Relative to 2012 Base Plan .............................................. 35
Table 8: Statement of Revenue and Operations Summary (millions)............................................................................. 44
Table 9: Transit Fare Revenue Projections (millions)....................................................................................................... 45
Table 10: Golden Ears Bridge Toll Revenue Projections (millions).................................................................................. 45
Table 11: Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Projections (millions) ............................................................................................... 46
Table 12: Property Tax Projections (millions)................................................................................................................... 46
Table 13: Parking Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts (millions) ............................................................................................... 46
Table 14: New Revenues .................................................................................................................................................... 47
Table 15: Senior Government Contribution Forecasts for Capital and Operations (millions) ...................................... 47
Table 16: Interest Income Projections (millions).............................................................................................................. 48
Table 17: Transit Operations Expenditure Forecasts (millions)....................................................................................... 48
Table 18: Major Road Network, Bridges and Cycling Expenditures (millions) ............................................................... 49
Table 19: TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures (millions) .................................................................... 49
Table 20: Debt Interest Expense (millions) ....................................................................................................................... 49
Table 21: Depreciation Expense Forecasts (millions)....................................................................................................... 50
Table 22: Other Items (millions) ........................................................................................................................................ 50
Table 23: Funding Adjustments (millions)......................................................................................................................... 50
Table 24: Key Assumptions for 2011 Supplemental Three Year Plan with Outlook ...................................................... 54
Table 25: Initiatives Contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan...................................................................................... 56
Table 26: 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan.................................................................................................................................. 56
Table 27: Indicators for 2012 to 2014 Supplemental Plan .............................................................................................. 58


FIGURES
Figure 1: Map of Investments under the 2012 Supplemental Plan ................................................................................ 17
Figure 2: Moving Forward Capital Program Investments                  Figure 3: Moving Forward Operating Expenditures 18
Figure 4: Contributing Factors to GHG Emissions from Transport .................................................................................. 28
Figure 5: Changes in Population and VKT Relative to 2011 for 2012 Supplemental Plan ............................................. 29
Figure 6: GHG Emissions Contribution Estimates (tonnes).............................................................................................. 31
Figure 7: Regional Mode Share from the 2008 Trip Diary ............................................................................................... 32
Figure 8: 2012 Supplemental Revenue Ridership Forecasts............................................................................................ 34
Figure 8: Transit Mode Share Trends and Forecasts ........................................................................................................ 36
Figure 9: Borrowing Levels for 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook ........................................................................... 51
Figure 10: Cumulative Surplus Level Forecasts for 2011 through 2020 ......................................................................... 53



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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This 2012 Transportation and Financial Supplemental Plan and Outlook (2012 Supplemental Plan and
Outlook), entitled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s Transportation Network,” builds
upon the unprecedented investment in transportation, including expansion in transit, that occurred in
Metro Vancouver between 2005 and 2009. The transportation investments and funding provided under
this Supplemental Plan and Outlook will support strong growth in transit ridership, will continue to
support livable communities and will move the region towards conditions required this decade to fulfill
Transport 2040 aspirations for a sustainable region. Annual regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
from roadway and passenger transportation in the region are forecast to decline by 2 per cent between
2011 and 2014 and to maintain a reduced level of emissions through 2021 that is approximately 4 per
cent below 2011 levels. With the opening of the Evergreen Line, annual transit boardings are forecast to
increase by 10 per cent (over 40 million boardings) over the 2012 Base Plan forecast by 2021.

Under this plan, the region fulfills the long-standing commitment to provide funding for the Evergreen
Line Rapid Transit project, connecting Coquitlam and Port Moody to the region’s rail rapid transit
network.

Significant upgrades to the existing transit system will also occur under this plan:

    •   By 2013, annual bus and SeaBus service will increase by 415,000 hours, or 7 per cent, providing
        more service around the region to improve reliability, reduce crowding and serve new demand
        from population growth and the expanded U-Pass BC program.

    •   A fast, frequent and reliable B-Line service will be introduced in Surrey on 104th Avenue and King
        George Boulevard to connect Guildford, Surrey Central and White Rock.

    •   Local service will be introduced to connect White Rock to Langley, and in late 2012, Bus Rapid
        Transit (BRT) service will run on Highway 1 and over the new Port Mann Bridge, connecting
        Walnut Grove with the SkyTrain network at Lougheed Station in Burnaby.

    •   An additional BRT service will connect Walnut Grove with Surrey City Center and the Expo Line.

    •   Renovation projects will be undertaken at four existing SkyTrain stations and at the Lonsdale
        Quay SeaBus terminal to add capacity and make these stations easier to use.

This plan will also increase funding for TransLink’s Major Road Network Minor Capital Program to
previous levels of $20 million per year and the Bicycle Capital Program to $6 million per year (from $10
million and $3 million respectively), providing cost share funding to municipalities to support a multi-
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Consultation undertaken with the public, stakeholders, and elected officials in Fall 2010 and again in July
2011 has demonstrated that there is strong support for investment in the suite of projects included in
this plan.

The investments in this 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook were originally put forward by the
TransLink Board for the Mayors’ Council’s consideration in Fall 2010 under the 2011 Transportation and
Financial Supplemental Plan and Outlook (2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook). The Mayors’ Council
did not vote on the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook within the legislated 90 day window as they
were not satisfied with the proposed approach for raising the necessary additional revenues. Building
on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on livable cities and transportation signed in September
2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province have worked together to identify sustainable funding
sources for transportation in the region. This 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook incorporates the
proposed near-term funding solution developed between the Province and Mayors’ Council for the
region’s contribution to the Evergreen Line and the other priority investments contained in this plan.
The Mayors' Council and the Province are committed to finding a long-term sustainable funding solution
for regional transportation.

Significant improvements are made in Metro Vancouver’s transportation network under the 10 years of
this plan and outlook, in support of regional needs and objectives. Capital investments totaling $1.78
billion 1 are made by TransLink and the Province, supported by federal contributions, to implement this
plan. New investments in transit services total $634 million, the majority of which are bus and SeaBus
operations and Evergreen line operations which come online in the outlook portion of this plan.
Contributions totaling $2.33 billion for the Moving Forward package come from a variety of sources, as
shown in Figure ES-1.

                 Moving Forward Investment Package,                        Fifty-two per cent of the funding for the
                    Funding Sources, 2012 - 2021                           investments made in this plan comes
                               $2.33 Billion                               from senior government through
                                                                           provincial and federal funding programs
                                                                           for investment in the Evergreen Line
                                        Motor Fuel Tax
                                            20%                            Program, station upgrades and other
                                                                           transit infrastructure and equipment,
                     Senior Gov't
                       Funding
                                               New Revenue                 including buses. Fifteen per cent of the
                                                 Source
                        52%
                                                  13%
                                                                           funding will come from increased transit
                                                                           fare revenue that results from the
                                        Fare Revenue
                                             15%                           ridership     generated      by     these
                                                                           investments. The remaining share is the
                                                                           responsibility of TransLink and is made


Figure ES-1: Moving Forward Investment Package Contributions
1
  Capital investments reflect the amount paid for capital purchases. These costs pass through the statement of operations in
the form of interest costs on debt financing and depreciation expense both of which extend beyond the 10 year plan and
outlook period.


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up of motor fuel tax and a new revenue source.

The Mayors’ Council and the Province determined that the necessary funding to support this 2012
Supplemental Plan and Outlook is to come, in part, from a two cent per litre increase in regional motor
fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding would come from a
new long-term revenue source that the Province and the Mayors’ Council would select in time for the
Province to introduce enabling legislation in the Spring 2012 legislative session. The intent of this new
long-term funding is to provide the balance of funding required for the investments identified in the
Moving Forward Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide the region additional capacity to
fund transportation investment needs in future Supplemental Plans. If that new funding source is not
implemented before the end of 2012, the Plan would be funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013
and 2014 that would generate a total of $29 million across all property classes, equating to
approximately $23 per year on the average residential property in 20132.

This Moving Forward Plan identifies the anticipated timing associated with the proposed investments.
TransLink will proceed with the implementation of the Plan on the assumption the agreed-upon funding
strategy will be implemented in accordance with the identified timelines. TransLink’s funding
commitment for Evergreen Line will occur once there is secure, long-term and sufficient funding enabled
to support TransLink's investment in the line. Over the period of the Plan, TransLink will continue to
review and, as required, adjust the timing of the other investments if the funding development timeline
changes from what is currently anticipated.

Table 1: Overview of Initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook
             RAPID TRANSIT                     SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS                       ROADS & CYCLING

Evergreen Line Program                         King George Boulevard B-Line         Increase funding for MRN Minor
    Connects Coquitlam and Vancouver via       Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit          Capital Program to $20M/year
    Port Moody and Burnaby: 11 km line, five   White Rock to Langley Bus            Increase funding for Bike Capital
    stations and 28 new SkyTrain vehicles      Service                              Program to $6M/year
    The RFP is expected to be awarded in       Bus service hours to increase
                                               frequency (e.g. on SeaBus) and
    2012 with an estimated construction
                                               address overcrowding
    period of four years.
                                               Bus service hours to
    Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II
                                               accommodate population growth
    Community and network integration and
                                               Bus service hours on Provincial U-
    wayfinding upgrades                        Pass BC program routes

Station Upgrade Projects
    Main Street Station
    Metrotown Station
    Surrey Central Station
    New Westminster Station
    Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal




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1. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
This document (The 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook), titled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro
Vancouver’s Transportation Network”, contains the 2012 Transportation and Financial Supplemental
Plan (2012-2014) and Outlook (2015-2021) prepared by the South Coast British Columbia Transportation
Authority (TransLink) under the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act (SCBCTA Act).
The 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, which proposes changes to the 2012 Base Plan and Outlook,
was developed for the purpose of funding priority expansion of the regional transportation network.
The plan portion of the 2012 Supplemental Plan document covers the years 2012 to 2014, and the
Outlook portion of the document covers the years 2015 to 2021.

This chapter describes the current context for the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, including the
Supplemental Plan and Outlook development framework, its relationship to the 2012 Base Plan and
Outlook, its purpose and priorities, and the consultation and approvals process.

1.1       SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
Under the SCBCTA Act, each year TransLink must prepare a Base Plan covering a three-year plan period
and an Outlook covering the seven years following the three year plan period. TransLink may also
prepare one or more Supplemental Plans that propose changes to the Base Plan. Each Supplemental
Plan must be accompanied by an Outlook that shows how the Base Plan Outlook would change if the
Supplemental Plan is approved. TransLink’s Strategic Plan is composed of the Base Plan as modified by
approved Supplemental Plans.

1.2       RELATIONSHIP TO THE BASE PLAN
The 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook proposes changes to TransLink’s 2012 Base Plan and Outlook,
which was approved by the TransLink Board of Directors on July 29, 2011. If the 2012 Supplemental
Plan and Outlook is approved by the Mayors’ Council, the TransLink 2012 Base Plan and Outlook, as
modified by the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, will constitute TransLink’s Strategic Plan for 2012
to 2014.

The Supplemental Plan for 2012 to 2014 outlines:

      •   expenditures on transportation capital, programs and services (Section 2.0, Transportation
          Plan),
      •   performance of the investments against the goals of Transport 2040 (Section 2.4, Outcomes),
          and
      •   changes to financial information relative to the Base Plan (Section 3.0, Financial Strategy and the
          Appendices).

The Supplemental Plan does not restate the detailed strategic initiatives, investments and services that
are contained in the 2012 Base Plan and Outlook, which will continue to be implemented with the
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1.3        PURPOSE AND PRIORITIES
This 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook enables the region to move forward on the Evergreen Line
Program and other priorities including bus service expansion, upgrades to SkyTrain stations and
restoration of previous funding levels to road and cycling funding programs. These investments were
brought forward by TransLink in Fall 2010, under the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook. One
difference between this Supplemental Plan and Outlook and the one submitted in Fall 2010 is that the
United Boulevard Extension of the North Fraser Perimeter Road is no longer included. Further to
extensive technical work and a comprehensive public consultation program, no solution was found that
meets the project objectives and that has the support of the community in New Westminster.

The Mayors’ Council did not vote on the 2011 Supplemental Plan within the legislated 90 day window as
they were not satisfied with the proposed mechanism for raising the necessary additional revenues.

Since then, the Mayors’ Council and the Province have worked together to identify a mutually
acceptable funding solution. In July 2011, the Mayors’ Council and the Province came to a funding
agreement. TransLink is putting forward the “Moving Forward Supplemental Plan” to deliver on the
terms of that agreement. The necessary funding to support this Supplemental Plan is to come in part
from a two cent per litre increase in regional motor fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1,
2012. The balance of the funding would come from a new long-term revenue source that the Province
and the Mayors’ Council would agree on in time for the Province to introduce enabling legislation in the
Spring 2012 legislative session. The intent of this new long-term funding is to provide the balance of
funding required for the investments identified in the Moving Forward Supplemental Plan, as well as to
provide the region additional capacity to fund transportation investment needs in future Supplemental
Plans. If that new funding source is not implemented before the end of 2012, the Three-Year
Supplemental Plan would be funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that would
generate a total of $29 million across all property classes, equating to approximately $23 per year on the
average residential property in 20133.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook identifies the anticipated timing associated with the proposed
investments. TransLink will proceed with the implementation of the 2012 Supplemental Plan and
Outlook on the assumption the agreed-upon funding strategy will be implemented in accordance
with the identified timelines. TransLink’s funding commitment for Evergreen Line will occur once there is
sufficient funding enabled to support TransLink's investment in the line. Over the period of the 2012
Supplemental Plan and Outlook, TransLink will continue to review and, as required, adjust the timing of
the other investments if the funding development timeline changes from what is currently anticipated.

C ONTEXT FOR C URRENT FUNDING DISCUSSIONS
Since 2009, TransLink has received strong feedback on the desire to find a way to deliver upgrades and
expansion of the transportation system, including the Evergreen Line. There has been continued strong
support for making investments toward the long-range vision for a sustainable transportation network
in the region, as outlined in TransLink’s Transport 2040 Plan (adopted in 2008). The 2010 Funding

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Stabilization Plan increased TransLink’s revenues by $130 million per year, stabilizing TransLink’s ability
to maintain existing service levels and keep transportation assets in good repair. The 2012 Base Plan
does not provide sufficient revenue for upgrades and expansion to support the region being on track
toward the vision and goals of Transport 2040.

Subsequent to the approval of the Funding Stabilization Plan in Fall 2009, a Joint Technical Committee
(JTC) was established by the TransLink Steering Committee (Minister of Transportation and
Infrastructure, Chair and Vice Chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and Chair of the
TransLink Board) to serve as a basis for constructive discussions on funding solutions to support the
development of a sustainable transportation system for the region. The JTC was established as a
resource responsible for reporting back to and consulting with the Mayors’ Council. The JTC includes
representation from the TransLink executive, the Deputy Minister and other executive members from
the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and senior representation from the cities of
Vancouver and Surrey. The JTC carried out a review of:

    •   the existing funding structure of TransLink (including the contributions of the Province, member
        local governments and TransLink) and other revenue sources,
    •   TransLink’s strategy and initiatives to improve cost efficiency and service effectiveness,
    •   the program of transit services and related costs for TransLink to achieve the goals and
        objectives set out in Transport 2040, the Provincial Transit Plan and the Regional Growth
        Strategy, and
    •   TransLink’s planning process.

While the JTC endorsed the need for TransLink’s work in developing a comprehensive funding strategy,
the Committee acknowledged that TransLink would be unable to bring new funding sources online by
2011. The JTC identified the importance of leveraging current funding partnerships and following
through on key regional commitments in the immediate-term using existing funding sources. At their
direction, TransLink undertook analysis of upgrade and expansion projects and the potential to fund
them within the existing funding structure.

On September 23, 2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province signed a MOU outlining their mutual
commitment to building livable cities and acknowledging that efficient, affordable, carbon smart
transportation and infrastructures are an integral part of livable cities. This livability agreement provides
the foundation for the Mayors’ Council and the Province to work together in identifying sustainable
funding sources for transportation in the region. The Mayors’ Council and Province, supported by
TransLink, have undertaken research, workshops and discussions that have resulted in a framework for
developing a sustainable funding strategy for the region and the near-term funding solution for the
priority investments contained in this 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook. The funding proposal by the
Province in July 2011 and supporting resolutions from the Mayors’ Council also include extensive and
regular discussions through 2012 to deliver the required near-term and long-term funding solutions.




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1.4     CONSULTATION AND APPROVALS PROCESS
Additional detail and refinement to be added at the completion of consultation activities

In June and July 2011, TransLink conducted public and stakeholder consultation as part of the
development of the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook, following the requirements of Section 15 of
the SCBCTA Act and the Consultation Plan approved by the TransLink Board of Directors.

Eight months earlier, in October 2010, TransLink undertook a consultation program on the 2011
Supplemental Plan and Outlook, which included the same list of investments as this docuement(the only
difference being the omission of the North Fraser Perimeter Road from this Plan). This 2010 consultation
included three public Transportation Fairs, online e-consultation, and meetings and presentations to
stakeholder groups, the Province, Metro Vancouver and municipalities. Through TransLink market
research, also conducted in October 2010, the public expressed strong interest in new investments in
the region’s transportation network with over 80 per cent indicating the importance to the region of
investment in the Evergreen Line and other priority projects.

Consultation for the 2011 Supplemental Plan and Outlook included two options for funding the
investments: an increase in TransLink’s portion of the property tax or the implementation of a
registration fee on motor vehicles. When asked about funding the upgrades and expansion, 42 per cent
of people expressed a willingness to pay by property tax and 37 per cent expressed a willingness to pay
by Transportation Improvement Fee. Thirty-three per cent of respondents strongly opposed paying for
the investments with property tax, and 42 per cent strongly opposed paying for the investments using
the Transportation Improvement Fee. This input was mirrored in the questionnaires completed at public
events and through e-consultation.

Given that the majority of the elements of the 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook were contained in
the consultation in the Fall 2010 and that support for the suite of investments was well established, the
scope of this consultation was focused on the proposed funding approach. Consultation with the public
was undertaken through TransLink’s established Be Part of the Plan online consultation and included a
public webinar on July 19, 2011.

Development of this Plan included extensive engagement with the Province and the Mayors’ Council.
With the support of TransLink, these two parties worked together over many months to identify the
approach that TransLink is bringing forward in this Supplemental Plan and Outlook. TransLink also
consulted with elected officials through the Metro Vancouver Board and with regional and municipal
staff through established regional committees, such as TransLink’s Major Roads and Transportation
Technical Advisory Committee (MRTAC).

1.5     OUTLOOK OF THE 2012 SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN AND OUTLOOK
This 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook proposes changes to the 2012 Base Plan and Outlook. The
SCBCTA Act requires detailed financials for the three year plan period and the long-term impacts of
those investments to be shown for the following seven Outlook years. The Financial Strategy includes
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as presented by the 2021 figures. The Appendices include financial information for each of the 10 years
in the Plan and Outlook period.




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2. TRANSPORTATION PLAN
With the transportation funding and investment provided under this Supplemental Plan, the
performance of the regional transportation system progresses towards the conditions required this
decade to fulfill the Transport 2040 aspirations for a sustainable region. This is consistent with the
Regional Growth Strategy and provincial and regional environmental objectives to improve air quality
and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Annual regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from roadway and passenger transportation in the
region are forecast to decline by 2 per cent between 2011 and 2014 and to maintain a reduced level of
emissions through 2021 that is approximately 4 per cent below 2011 levels. With the opening of the
Evergreen Line, annual transit boardings are forecast to increase by 10 per cent (over 40 million
boardings) over the 2012 Base Plan forecast by 2021.

This chapter describes the incremental transportation programs, services and investments that
TransLink plans to undertake as part of the 2012 Supplemental Plan. The 2012 Base Plan includes
investments in maintaining services, state of good repair and modest upgrades to improve efficiency
and effectiveness over the 2012 to 2014 period. The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes additional
investments that support upgrading and expanding the transportation system. This chapter outlines the
ongoing need for planning for investments and sustainable funding, the method of prioritizing
investments, transportation programs and services that TransLink will undertake and outcomes forecast
to result from the delivery of the 2012 Supplemental Plan.

2.1 PLANNING         FOR   FUTURE INVESTMENTS          AND    SUSTAINABLE FUNDING – UPDATING
TRANSPORT 2040
Since formation in 1999, TransLink has benefited from a diversified funding portfolio that provides a
relatively high level of certainty regarding annual funding levels and enables TransLink to plan for the
long-term. TransLink is funded by a mix of transit fares, motor fuel tax revenues, property taxes, parking
sales tax, advertising and real estate revenue, a hydro levy and senior government funding. While there
are many benefits to the current mix of funding sources, additional funding is required to support
upgrades and expansion towards a sustainable transportation system.

In 2010, the Province and Mayors’ Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing both
parties to work together to identify a sustainable, long-term funding strategy. The agreement recognizes
that the choice of revenue sources to fund transportation also has a role in shaping demand.
Determining the right mix of funding sources to support future transportation infrastructure and
services as well as Transportation Demand Management objectives will require extensive research and
collaboration with stakeholders in the update of Transport 2040, the region’s long-term transport
strategy.

Over the 2011 to 2014 period, TransLink will develop and begin implementation of Transport 2045, the
region’s next long-term transportation strategy. This strategy, required in the SCBCTA Act and due by
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establishing more detailed targets and providing more refined policy, investment and funding direction
for the medium and long-term. The update will focus on the key areas of network management, land
use coordination, encouraging sustainable transportation choices and sustainable funding. The initiative
will be co-sponsored and jointly developed by TransLink and the Province of British Columbia, with input
from Metro Vancouver and all municipalities in the region.

Transport 2045 will consist of:

    •   a long-term transportation strategy (30-year time horizon, overarching framework, general
        network concept, strategic-level actions and policies), and
    •   a medium-term transportation plan (15-year time horizon, refined network concept,
        implementation-oriented actions and policies).

REVIEW OF FUNDING S OURCES FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN
The Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation and the provincial government have agreed to a
funding formula for the development of the Moving Forward Supplemental Plan that would see a staged
introduction of measures that would produce the additional annual revenue. The necessary funding to
support this Moving Forward Plan is planned to come in part from a two cent per litre increase in
regional motor fuel taxes, which would be enabled by the Province in the Fall of 2011 and would go into
effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding would come from a new long-term revenue source,
or sources, that the Province and the Mayors’ Council would agree on in time for the Province to
introduce enabling legislation in the Spring 2012 legislative session. The intent of the new long-
term solution is to provide the balance of funding required for the investments identified in the Moving
Forward Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide the region with additional capacity to
fund transportation investment needs in future Supplemental Plans. If that new funding source is not
implemented before the end of 2012, the Three-Year Moving Forward Supplemental Plan would be
funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that would generate a total of $29 million across
all property classes, equating to approximately $23 per year on the average residential property in 2013,
and assuming a 2 per cent per year increase in assessed values.

Recent sustainable funding strategy discussions have produced preliminary findings for a range of
sources that can be considered for the development of a long-term sustainable funding strategy.
Summary information is included below for only those sources that have been explicitly identified with
the potential to be implemented in the near term.

Table 2: Summary of Potential Near-Term Funding Sources.

 Funding Source                      Summary

 Motor Fuel Tax                      •   Encourages modal shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                     •   Stable in the near-term, while becoming less reliable in the
                                         long-term




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 Transportation Improvement           •   Potential to encourage more sustainable vehicle purchase
 Fee                                      choices in support of Transport 2040 goals
                                      •   Does not encourage a reduction in passenger vehicle
                                          kilometers travelled (VKT)
 Carbon Tax                           •   Encourages modal shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                      •   Stable in the near-term, while becoming less reliable in the
                                          long-term
 Property Tax                         •   Very stable in both the near and long-term
                                      •   Does not also function as a transportation demand
                                          management tool

Motor Fuel Tax
Motor fuel taxes achieve multiple benefits, as they raise revenues for transportation and also encourage
future shifts to more sustainable modes of travel. This is a relatively stable revenue source in the near
term; however, its effectiveness at reducing auto travel results in declining revenues over the long-term.
As such, motor fuel taxes are less reliable as a long-term funding source. In 2011, motor fuel taxes made
up approximately 28 per cent of TransLink’s overall revenue. As the current rate of 15 cents per litre is at
its maximum legislated amount, an increase would require legislative changes to the SCBCTA Act.

Based on the July 2011 agreement between the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and the
provincial government, the necessary funding to support this Supplemental Plan is to come in part from
a two cent per litre increase in regional motor fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012.

Transportation Improvement Fee
A Transportation Improvement Fee (TIF) levied annually on vehicle registrations has the potential to
support regional objectives in addition to the revenues it would generate. The provision for a TIF in the
form of a vehicle registration fee has existed within TransLink’s legislation since inception in 1999 but
has never been implemented. TransLink currently lacks the authority to effectively and efficiently collect
and enforce a fee. Although studied and supported in concept by local and regional government,
legislation to allow enforcement has yet to be passed by the Province.

Based upon current TransLink estimates, if the Transportation Improvement Fee were to be
implemented as the new revenue source in 2013 to generate the required $29 million a year in revenue,
the average fee per vehicle would be approximately $24 per year.

In developing the 2011 Moving Forward Supplemental Plan, TransLink consulted on a differential rate
charge, based on fuel efficiency or emissions. Research found that this structure would encourage
consumer shifts to more sustainable vehicles thus supporting regional transportation goals contained
within Transport 2040, but is not anticipated to significantly reduce passenger VKT. Alternatively, a fee
structure based on proximity to transit has recently been discussed, but not yet studied. A range of
aspects for any fee structure will have to be considered to compare performance relative to public
policy, administration and financial objectives.




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Carbon Tax
In 2008, the provincial government legislated GHG reduction targets of 33 per cent below 2007 levels by
2020 and 80 per cent below 2007 by 2050. The BC carbon taxes support Transport 2040 goals by
encouraging drivers to purchase more efficient, lower emission vehicles, as well as encouraging modal
shifts to transit, cycling and walking. This tax is relatively stable in the near term, though revenues will
decline as users adjust to more sustainable travel behaviours and modes.

Based upon current TransLink estimates, if a regional carbon tax were identified as the new funding
source, the required rate increase would be approximately $2 per tonne, charged to all applicable fuels
not just motor fuels (the BC Carbon Tax rate in July 2011 is $25 per tonne).

In order for TransLink to access carbon tax revenues, the revenue principles of the existing provincial
carbon tax would require amendments, or a supplemental tax rate could be added and the incremental
revenues dedicated to fund transportation improvements to further help reduce carbon emissions from
transportation.

Property Tax
Property taxes are a very stable revenue source in both the near and long term. Property taxes are not a
direct user fee, so do not function as a transportation demand management tool. In 2011, property
taxes made up approximately 25 per cent of TransLink’s overall revenue. The last significant increase to
this revenue source was implemented in 2004; the tax revenue total grows by 3 per cent annually under
the SCBCTA Act, comprised of both growth in properties and increases in rates.

Based on the July 2011 agreement between the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and the
provincial government, if a new long-term sustainable funding source is not implemented before the
end of 2012, the Three-Year Plan would be funded by a time-limited property tax in 2013 and 2014 that
would generate a total of $29 million across all property classes in 2013, equating to approximately $23
per year on the average residential property4.

Potential Future Long-Term Funding Sources
While there is agreement between the Mayors' Council and the Province on a path to fund the Moving
Forward Supplemental Plan and provide additional funding capacity for the region, there is a recognition
that significant further investment is required to meet the long-term goals of Transport 2040, and
additional funding sources will likely be required. To support the identification and selection of these
longer term funding sources, the Mayors’ Council, Province and TransLink will undertake the
development of a Long Term Sustainable Funding Strategy through 2011-2012. Some examples of
sources that have been suggested for consideration include: system-wide road pricing; land value
capture; development charges; and, parking taxes. It is expected that additional technical work and
consultation will be required to support these discussions. This Funding Strategy will form an integral
component of Transport 2045, the Region's next long range strategy, which is currently under
development and will identify the scope of future investment and the funding requirement and sources.


4
    Assuming a 2 per cent per year increase in assessed values.


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2.2       PRIORITIZING INVESTMENTS
This section describes the framework used in identifying the investments that require supplemental
funding at this time. Projects were prioritized during the development of the 2011 Moving Forward
Supplemental Plan and Outlook and were carried forward in this 2012 Moving Forward Supplemental
Plan and Outlook, with the exception of the North Fraser Perimeter Road.

E VALUATION PROCESS
TransLink’s framework for investments continues to prioritize:

      •   maintaining services,
      •   state of good repair,
      •   upgrades, and
      •   expansion.

TransLink’s evaluation process for identification of projects for inclusion in future Base and
Supplemental Plans has been further developed and systematized. This process addresses input
received from the Commissioner and stakeholders on the 2010 Funding Stabilization Plan and the 2011
Funding Stabilization Update. Candidate projects are evaluated in terms of their effectiveness towards
achieving TransLink’s Transport 2040 long-term goals. The framework and process is intended to be
consistent and transparent for the full range of services and investments that TransLink considers and to
provide an objectives-driven, performance-based method for planning and prioritization. It is
anticipated that each Plan will also include evaluation criteria relevant to the context of the particular
plan.

This evaluation process was undertaken for the 2011 Supplemental Plan and was not repeated for this
2012 Plan as the same projects are included. The one exception is the elimination of the North Fraser
Perimeter Road. Further to extensive technical work and a comprehensive public consultation program,
no solution was found that meets the project objectives or has the support of the community in New
Westminster.Minor updates to the remaining projects, described below, have been made to reflect the
most recent information on scope and budget.

A comprehensive evaluation framework was developed to assess and rank initiatives in terms of the
priorities for this Supplemental Plan and Transport 2040 goals.

Four priorities were identified for this plan and initiatives were screened to be included in this
Supplemental Plan evaluation process based on their fit with these priorities:

      •   previous regional commitments,
      •   opportunities to leverage significant other funding,
      •   opportunities to make best use of existing infrastructure and fleet, and
      •   decision required in 2010 in order to capture an opportunity.

In addition, six criteria were established to reflect the six Transport 2040 goals and to evaluate each
initiative’s effectiveness. Each identified initiative was evaluated and scored against these four “theme”


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criteria and six Transport 2040 criteria using performance information from project business cases. This
evaluation tool enables objective and evidence-based scoring across the 10 criteria.

The framework and process is intended to be consistent and transparent for the full range of service
investments that TransLink considers on an ongoing basis. Supporting objectives are defined for each of
the criteria to which forecasted outcomes are applied. This process is designed to address the Regional
Transportation Commissioner’s feedback to improve evaluation rigour and alignment with longer-term
objectives. The following table summarizes the criteria and the specific objectives considered for each
criteria.

Table 3: Evaluation Criteria and Objectives

 GOAL                                  OBJECTIVE
 Transport 2040 Related     (50 per cent)
 GHGs Aggressively Reduced             Reduces VKT
                                       Improves system operations and efficiency
                                       Greater use of low emission fleet technology
                                       Greater use of low carbon content fuel
 Non SOV Mode Share                    Protect existing transit ridership
                                       Promotes shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                       Encourages future shifts to transit, cycling and walking
                                       Influences smart transportation choices
 Complete Communities                  Encourages complete and transit-oriented communities
                                       Expands access to regional transit and cycling networks
                                       Promotes regional mobility
 System Optimization                   Encourages modal integration
                                       Improves the resilience of the transportation system
                                       Improves system safety
                                       Promotes universal accessibility
 Economic Growth and Goods             Supports efficient access to regional centres and economic gateways
 Movement                              Reduces congestion
                                       Improves travel time reliability
 Financially Sustainable               Maximizes leveraging opportunities
                                       Make efficient use of existing infrastructure
                                       Prioritizes cost-effectiveness
                                       Prioritizes long-term growth in cost-effectiveness
 2011 Supplement Priorities (50 per cent)
 Significant Lost Opportunity if Not   Leaves money on the table
 Activated in 2010                     Dependence with other programs
                                       Significantly more expensive to do later
                                       Results in loss of passengers from the system
 Leverages Significant Other           Extent of capital contribution
 Funding                               Impact on operating costs
                                       Impact on fare revenue
 Makes Best Use of Existing Fleet      Improves efficiency of existing assets
 and Infrastructure                    Improves effectiveness in utilizing assets



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 Intensity of Previous Commitment   Nature of TransLink's commitment
                                    Importance of commitment to stakeholders


The Transport 2040 goals were translated into criteria for evaluation of the performance of projects.
The criteria related to each of the Transport 2040 goals reflect the means of achieving a desired end-
state whereas the objectives and their related metrics reflect the desired end-state. For example,
Transport 2040 Goal 3 is “the majority of jobs and housing in the region are located along the Frequent
Transit Network” and the criteria is expressed as “complete communities” and Goal 4 is that “travelling
in the region is safe, secure and accessible for everyone” and the criteria is expressed as “system
optimization”.

Initiatives were independently evaluated based on both quantitative and qualitative information. A
composite score was derived for each project based on equal (50/50) weighting from the scores
calculated for the Supplemental Plan and Transport 2040 criteria. For the supplemental priorities, the
criteria “significant lost opportunity if not activated in 2010” received greater weighting than the other
three. The minimum threshold for consideration in a Supplemental Plan at this time is a Transport 2040
and composite score of medium (five) or above. Based on the results of the evaluation process, 14
projects were identified as meeting the thresholds for inclusion in the Supplemental Plan.

2.3       TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS, INVESTMENTS AND SERVICES
Significant improvements are made in Metro Vancouver’s transportation network under this Plan,
representing new investment and services of $2.3 billion between 2012 and 2021. Detailed financial
information on these projects can be found in Section 3.0, Financial Strategy as well as the Appendices.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes 14 projects presented in the following categories:

      •   Transit
              o Evergreen Line Program
              o Station upgrade projects
              o Bus services
      •   Roads
      •   Cycling

The investments made under this plan will significantly improve Greater Vancouver’s transportation
network.

This section identifies the anticipated timing associated with the proposed investments. TransLink
will proceed with the implementation of the Plan on the assumption the agreed-upon funding strategy
will be implemented in accordance with the identified timelines. TransLink’s funding commitment for
Evergreen Line will occur once there is sufficient funding enabled to support TransLink's investment in
the line. Over the period of the Plan, TransLink will continue to review and, as required, adjust the
timing of the other investments if the funding development timeline changes from what is currently
anticipated.



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Figure 1: Map of Investments under the 2012 Supplemental Plan

Capital investments totaling $1.78 billion 5 are made by TransLink and the Province, supported by federal
contributions, to implement this plan. Capital investments include Evergreen line rail infrastructure, an
expansion of the bus fleet, transit station upgrades and increased capital funding for the MRN and
cycling networks. Figure 2 shows the levels of capital investment over the 10 year period of the plan and
outlook. New investments in transit operations total $634 million, largely split between bus and SeaBus
operations and Evergreen line operations, with some smaller investments in incremental transit station
operations, TransLink corporate and transit policing. Figure 3 shows the levels of operating expenditures
over the 10 year period of the plan and outlook.




5
  Capital investments reflect the amount paid for capital purchases. These costs pass through the statement of operations in
the form of interest costs on debt financing and depreciation expense both of which extend beyond the 10 year plan and
outlook period.


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             Moving Forward Investment Package,                                  Moving Forward Investment Package,
                Capital Program, 2012 - 2021                                     Operating Expenditures, 2012 - 2021
                                                                                     (excluding Interest & Depreciation)
                           $1.78 Billion
                                                     Bus Fleet                                $634 Million
                                                    Expansion
                                                       4%
                                                  Transit Station
                                                     Upgrades
                                                        7%
                                                                                                           Evergreen Line
                  Rapid Transit                    Major Road                                                Operations
                 Infrastructure                                                       Bus & SeaBus
                                                  Network Capital                                               21%
                      85%                                                              Operations                            Station
                                                     Program
                                                                                          68%                               Operations
                                                        3%
                                                                                                                               3%
                                                   Cycling Capital
                                                     Program                                                                 TransLink
                                                         1%                                                                 Corporate &
                                                                                                                               Police
                                                                                                                                8%




Figure 2: Moving Forward Capital Program Investments                 Figure 3: Moving Forward Operating Expenditures


TRANSIT
TransLink’s transit system provides an integrated network of transit services, with service levels and
utilization of various modes to meet the needs of a diverse market. The 2012 Supplemental Plan
includes a number of significant transit mobility improvements to meet the long-term needs of the
region. Table 3 summarizes the service hours by discrete modes and rapid transit lines to be provided
under the 2012 Supplemental Plan and for the 2021 Outlook.

The Supplemental Plan will introduce an additional 415,000 annual bus and SeaBus service hours by late
2013 with a further increase of 138,000 rapid transit service hours when the Evergreen Line opens,
representing a 9 per cent overall increase in conventional transit service hours, as compared to the 2012
Base Plan. Service hours will be phased in as early as possible during the 2012 Supplemental Plan period
based on constraints related to hiring and service planning requirements. It is anticipated that additional
service hours will be increased incrementally with approximately 50 per cent of new hours implemented
by the end of 2012 and the remainder implemented by the end of 2013.

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Table 4: Total Service Hours by Service Type

                                               Actual         Budget                     Forecasts                    Outlook
 Service Hours in Thousands                    2010           2011          2012           2013          2014          2021

 Conventi ona l Bus & Communi ty Shuttl e          4,966         4,928        5,058           5,298        5,343          5,343

 SkyTra i n Expo and Mi l l e nni um Li ne s       1,186         1,128        1,128           1,128        1,128          1,128

 SkyTra i n Ca nada Li ne                             177            180           196            196           196           196

 SkyTra i n Evergree n Li ne                             0              0            0               0            0           138


 Rapi d Tra nsi t Total                            1,363         1,308        1,324           1,324        1,324          1,462

 Se a Bus                                               11             11          11              12            12             12


 We st Coa st Expre ss                                  42             44          42              42            42             42
 Total Conventional Transit                        6,382         6,291        6,435           6,676        6,721          6,859

 Custom Tra ns i t (Ha ndyDART)                       594            613           613            613           613           613

 Total Service Hours                               6,976         6,904        7,048           7,289        7,334          7,472


Evergreen Line Program
Planning for rapid transit connecting Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby began in
2003. In early 2008, the Evergreen Line Business Case confirmed the route and use of rail rapid transit
SkyTrain technology. In 2008, the Province of British Columbia established the Evergreen Line project
office, and preliminary designs are now nearing completion. The Province intends to move into
procurement phase in Fall 2011 and award the RFP in 2012. The construction period is estimated to be
approximately four years.

The Evergreen Line will provide a fast, frequent and convenient SkyTrain service, connecting Coquitlam
City Centre to Lougheed Town Centre in approximately 13 minutes. When complete, the 11-kilometre
line will connect to the current SkyTrain network at Lougheed Town Centre Station and will integrate
with regional bus and West Coast Express networks.

Integration of the rapid transit line will require upgrades across the transportation network. The
region’s most important transfer hub, Commercial-Broadway Station, will undergo significant expansion
to accommodate projected Evergreen Line-related ridership increases as well as local area population
and employment growth. The Commercial-Broadway Station expansion will double the capacity of the
Expo Line platform and improve the connection between the Millennium Line and Expo Line platforms.
Additional upgrades to support the implementation of the Evergreen Line include wayfinding
improvements, new bus facilities and enhanced public amenities that integrate the transportation
system with the local community.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides funding to partner with the Province in delivery of the Evergreen
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to build the rapid transit infrastructure as well as funding for operations and integration of the line into
the regional transportation network.

Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project
The Evergreen Line rapid transit line will include:

    •   construction of 11 kilometres of new SkyTrain guideway and supporting systems from Burnaby
        to Coquitlam via Port Moody,
    •   five new rapid transit stations and modification of the existing Lougheed Station,
    •   28 additional SkyTrain vehicles,
    •   rail vehicle storage facility, and
    •   bus integration facilities.

Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II Upgrades
The Commercial-Broadway Station upgrade project was originally conceived as part of the Commercial-
Broadway Transit Village Plan, which was completed in 2006. The station improvements are a
component of the successful implementation of the Evergreen Line and will support future increases in
the capacity on the rapid transit network as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan and TransLink’s Expo
Upgrade Strategy. As part of the Evergreen Line Program upgrades at this station will include:

    •   construction of an eastside outboard platform for the Expo Line and associated up/down access
        improvements to accommodate the projected increase in transfer volumes,
    •   upgrading the bus waiting areas serving the station complex to include weather protection and
        passenger amenities, and
    •   creation of a pedestrian plaza adjacent to the portion of the complex south of Broadway Ave.

Evergreen Line Multimodal Integration
The Evergreen Line multimodal integration project will include:

    •   Commercial-Broadway station upgrades (as described above),
    •   development of station area plans for Evergreen Line stations in collaboration with
        municipalities,
    •   pedestrian, bicycle facilities, transit priority and other urban design improvements within 800
        meters of the station to enhance access to the rapid transit line and support urban development
        that are identified in station area plans and cost-shared with municipalities,
    •   enhanced information, such as walking maps and trip planning information for each station
        area, and
    •   wayfinding improvements across the rapid transit system to inform customers of the new
        operating pattern and enhance navigation.

Station Upgrades
The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides funding to support the upgrade of key stations in the region for
improved capacity, accessibility and readying for the implementation of faregates. TransLink will work



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with municipalities to coordinate efforts by agencies and the private sector to leverage the significant
station upgrade investments in this plan in a manner that supports regional and municipal objectives.
Station area improvements enhance access to the rapid transit line and support urban development in
the area. TransLink will share costs with municipalities on projects that promote integration of
pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit priority and urban design improvements within 800 meters of
the station, subject to the development or update of related station area plans.

Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II Upgrades
See previous page of the “Evergreen Line Program” description for details on this project.

Main Street Station Upgrades
The need to upgrade Main Street Station was first identified in the 1999 Program Plan, later reaffirmed
in the 2007 Expo Line Station Review and is an element of the Expo Upgrade Strategy. The improvement
of this station delivers on the commitment to upgrade the station to meet TransLink’s accessibility
standards, improve the transfer experience for passengers arriving by bus and increase the capacity of
the Expo Line (as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan). In addition, these upgrades will be coordinated
with the implementation of faregates.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will provide funding for access, capacity and passenger environment
upgrades at Main Street Station. Pre-construction for these upgrades will begin in 2012, which will
include

    •   an expanded east station entrance,
    •   escalator and elevator access to the platform at the east entrance,
    •   direct escalator access from the west entrance to the platform,
    •   replacement of existing platform-level fence with glazing to improve passenger environment
        and improve security, and
    •   improvements within 800m of the station to enhance station access, subject to municipal cost
        share and development or update of an area plan.

Metrotown Station Upgrades
The Metrotown Transit Village Plan was adopted in 2007. The improvement of this station delivers on
TransLink’s commitment to the City of Burnaby to improve the station and its environs including:

    •   improved accessibility,
    •   improved circulation and capacity to accommodate current and projected passenger volumes,
    •   enhanced overall passenger experience and transfer to buses, and
    •   readying the station for the implementation of faregates.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, construction of upgrades to Metrotown Station will begin in 2013
and will include:

    •   a new station house to serve transfer movements to a new bus exchange,
    •   reconfigured and expanded bus exchange immediately below the station,


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    •   down escalators from the platform,
    •   expanded elevator capacity,
    •   elimination of the grade change between the passerelle and east station house mezzanine,
    •   implementation of faregates,
    •   replacement of metal mesh at platform level with glazing,
    •   realignment of BC parkway as it passes through station area, and
    •   improvements within 800m of the station to enhance station access, subject to municipal cost
        share and development/update of an area plan.

Surrey Central Station Upgrades
Surrey Central Station upgrades were first conceived in the Surrey Central Transit Village Plan, which
was adopted in 2007. The station improvements support implementation of the South of Fraser Area
Transit Plan, the Surrey Central Transit Village Plan and increased capacity of the Expo Line (as outlined
in the Provincial Transit Plan) by upgrading the current off-street bus exchange and an additional north
entrance to the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will allow funding for access, capacity and passenger environment
upgrades at Surrey Central Station including:

    •   enabling the expansion and reconfiguration of Surrey Central Exchange (conversion to an on-
        street transit couplet with new passenger exchange space),
    •   providing a new entrance to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station, and
    •   facilitating expanded bus access at Surrey Central SkyTrain Station and the introduction of B-
        Line service at this location.

New Westminster Station Upgrades
New Westminster station improvements were first conceived in 2007 in coordination with the nearby
Plaza 88 private development. The station improvement project also supports increased capacity of the
Expo Line as outlined in the Provincial Transit Plan and the Expo Upgrade Strategy. The project
leverages investments being made by the adjacent development and in New Westminster Centre.
These upgrades will:

    •   improve the integration of the station with the surrounding development, including finishes
        consistent with the adjacent development,
    •   replace station elements that are near the end of their working lives, and
    •   update wayfinding to address changes to station access.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, funding will be available for upgrades to New Westminster Station
starting in 2012. The scope of the project will include:

    •   replacement of four escalators,
    •   replacement of hand rails,
    •   installation of new wayfinding system,



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    •   replacement of metal mesh at platform level with glazing,
    •   replacement of floors and other architectural finishes at mezzanine and platform levels, and
    •   thorough cleaning and re-painting of station.

Lonsdale Quay Upgrades
Between 2007 and 2009, in consultation with the City of North Vancouver, the Lonsdale Quay upgrade
project was designed to improve bus exchange passenger and operational safety, upgrade the passenger
experience, and improve transit vehicle circulation. The Lonsdale Quay improvement project fulfills
TransLink’s commitment to the City of North Vancouver to improve safety conditions and the station
environment.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan will allow funding for upgrades to Lonsdale Quay starting in 2013. The
project will include:

    •   replacement or upgrade of the existing canopy above the SeaBus terminal and bus exchange,
    •   improved illumination,
    •   expanded seating options and relocation of site furnishings,
    •   relocated security kiosks to better integrate into the facility, and
    •   coordination of facility upgrades with the potential redevelopment of adjacent properties.

Station Area Infrastructure and Plans
TransLink will pursue a program of infrastructure improvement and planning, in partnership with
municipalities, that incorporates the area adjacent to transit stations. The purpose of this program is to
create high amenity areas with supporting land use that promotes walkability and transit usage.

Two types of funding will be provided on a cost share basis with municipalities:

    1. Funding under $500,000 will be provided for minor improvements to station access and amenity
       in the immediate station area.
    2. Funding over $500,000 will be provided for the planning and implementation of more
       comprehensive land use and station area plans.

TransLink will work with municipalities to define the area programs and identify infrastructure priorities
and station area plans as warranted by adjacent development, planned station retrofits and municipal
and community support.

Bus Services
By 2014, the 2012 Supplemental Plan makes available approximately 415,000 additional annual bus and
SeaBus service hours. These service hours will address implementation of the previously planned
services south of the Fraser, such as the King George Boulevard B-Line Service, Highway 1 Bus Rapid
Transit and White Rock to Langley Local Bus Service. The service hours will also be allocated to reduce
crowding and improve reliability on existing services, to accommodate population growth and on routes
by holders of U-Pass BC fare media.




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King George Boulevard B-Line Service
The King George Boulevard B-Line service was identified as a key investment of the 2007 South of Fraser
Area Transit Plan and was also identified in the 2008 Provincial Transit Plan as a precursor to potential
rapid transit in the corridor. Although originally scheduled for implementation in March 2010, the
project was delayed due to funding constraints of the 2010 Funding Stabilization Plan. The project is
intended to serve growing demand and build ridership in the corridor, similar to the 98 B-Line in the
Richmond-Vancouver corridor prior to the opening of the Canada Line.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, TransLink will invest a net additional 65,000 annual service hours for
the introduction of a fast frequent B-Line service along 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard
between Guildford and White Rock Centre via Surrey Central Station, starting in 2012. This B-Line will
feature service every seven to eight minutes between Guildford Exchange and Newton Exchange and
every 15 minutes between Newton Exchange and White Rock Centre. This project includes bus services,
implementation of transit priority measures, wayfinding and customer information.

Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit Project
The Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is identified in the 2007 South of Fraser Area Transit Plan
and as part of RapidBus BC in the Provincial Transit Plan as a key transit corridor connecting Surrey and
Langley to Lougheed Station.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes 71,000 annual service hours for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service
commencing in late 2012 (in coordination with the Port Mann Bridge project) on the Highway 1 corridor
connecting Walnut Grove (in Langley) with Surrey City Centre (Expo Line), and Walnut Grove with
Lougheed Town Centre (Millennium Line). This service will establish a high quality BRT intercity service
with trips every 10 minutes in peak periods and 15 minutes through the daytime every day, following
dedicated lanes with bus queue jumpers and provided with highway coaches. The project leverages
Provincial Transit Plan funding of the infrastructure supporting this service initiative, including high
occupancy vehicle lanes on Highway 1, a park and ride facility at 202nd Street and a new transit exchange
at Walnut Grove.

White Rock to Langley Bus Service
The White Rock to Langley local bus service was identified as a key investment of the 2007 South of
Fraser Area Transit Plan and was scheduled for implementation in December 2009. Due to funding
constraints of the 2010 Funding Stabilization Plan, implementation of this service did not proceed.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan allows funding for 24,000 annual service hours to support the introduction
of local stop service every 30 minutes on 24th Avenue and 200th Street between White Rock Centre and
Langley/Willowbrook via Grandview Corners and Campbell Heights, starting in 2012. This new service
optimizes the use of existing fleet and creates a much-needed connection between two regional nodes.




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Other Service Improvements
The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes service hour envelopes associated with reducing crowding and
improving reliability, U-Pass routes and addressing population and employment growth, as described
below. Some of the service improvements that could be addressed by this investment include:

    •   North Shore - SeaBus to 15 minute frequency all day every day; Marine Drive to Downtown; and
        Lonsdale Avenue.
    •   South of Fraser - Fraser Highway and 104th Avenue, King George Boulevard B-Line, Highway 1
        BRT and Langley to White Rock local service (as described above).
    •   Richmond - Improved service on key corridors, such as Cambie Road and Queensborough, and
        possibly others.
    •   Vancouver – Improved service on key corridors, such as 4th, 41st and 49th Avenues and possibly
        others.
    •   Burnaby and Coquitlam – Improved service on key corridors, such as Willingdon and Pinetree
        Way and possibly others.

Bus Service Hours to Reduce Crowding and Improve Reliability
TransLink’s 2004 Transit Service Design Guidelines identify customer service objectives, such as comfort
and reliability. TransLink monitors transit routes and corridors for their performance and makes
changes to address Transit Service Design Guideline commitments to service quality.

Where service optimization efforts cannot reallocate sufficient resources to achieve minimum Transit
Service Guideline levels on high demand services, the Supplemental Plan provides 37,000 additional
annual bus service hours in the near term, growing to 111,000 annual hours by the beginning of 2014 to
reduce overcrowding and address service reliability issues on existing high-demand corridors.

Bus Service Hours to Accommodate Population Growth
The 2012 Supplemental Plan allows 65,000 additional annual service hours beginning in 2013 to
accommodate population growth related increases in demand for bus services, beyond what is achieved
in Service Optimization in the 2012 Base Plan and Bus Service Standards initiatives.

Bus Service Hours and Infrastructure on U-Pass Routes
Beginning January 2011, the new U-Pass BC Program is being offered to all public post-secondary
institutions (PSIs) in BC. In Metro Vancouver the U-Pass BC program is a partnership between TransLink
and the Province, providing eligible students at participating PSIs with a pre-paid, mandatory transit pass
at a reduced rate. Under the U-Pass BC program, all 11 PSIs in the Lower Mainland have the option to
participate. It is anticipated that all eligible PSIs will be participating in the program as of January 1,
2012, with most starting as of September 1, 2011.

The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides 52,000 additional annual service hours starting in 2012 and
growing to 79,000 additional annual service hours in 2013 to address U-Pass BC-related demand for bus
services. This project will allow the expansion of the U-Pass BC Program to be better supported through
increased service levels, such that existing passengers are not displaced by new U-Pass BC holders and
revenue ridership continues to grow along U-Pass BC routes.


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ROADS
TransLink delivers a regional transportation system that includes planning, funding and coordination for
more than 2,300 lane-kilometres of regionally-significant roadways, referred to as the Major Road
Network (MRN). The 2012 Supplemental Plan leverages funding partnerships to improve the efficiency
of roads in our system.

Increase Funding for the Major Road Network Minor Capital Program
As a result of funding constraints, the 2010 Funding Stabilization Plan included a scheduled reduction of
the MRN Minor Capital annual funding from $20 million to $10 million beginning in 2011. Under the
2012 Supplemental Plan, the funding for the MRN Minor Capital Program will be increased and restored
to $20 million per year starting in 2012.

This program improves the multi-modal capacity, safety and connectivity of the MRN through cost-
sharing partnerships with Metro Vancouver municipalities. Projects that are eligible for the MRN Minor
Capital Program funds address:

    •   road capacity to encourage economic growth and efficient goods movement, and congestion
        reduction to reduce emissions,
    •   intersection improvements to improve the safety of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians,
    •   the introduction of bicycle lanes to the roadway to encourage cycling,
    •   new pedestrian facilities to encourage more trips by walking,
    •   improvement of transit facilities on the MRN to encourage transit use, and
    •   rehabilitation of structures (such as, bridges and retaining walls) to restore them to a state of
        good repair.

C YCLING
The Bike Capital Program supports TransLink’s mandate to plan and deliver a multi-modal transportation
system and make investments towards increased bicycle mode share.

Increase Funding for the Bike Capital Program
The 2010 Funding Stabilization Plan included a reduction of the Bike Capital annual funding from $6
million to $3 million scheduled to begin in 2011. . Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, funding of the
Bike Capital Program will be increased and restored to $6 million per year starting in 2012.

The Bike Capital Program funds TransLink initiatives that improve integration of transit and cycling (such
as the Central Valley Greenway and Canada Line Bridge) as well as the Bicycle Infrastructure Capital Cost
Sharing (BICCS) program with municipalities. Bike Capital Program funds will be invested in:

    •   new bike route construction and upgrades,
    •   introduction of bicycle traffic signals,
    •   improved bicycle access to bridges,
    •   bicycle parking at transit stations, park-and-ride lots and transit nodes, and
    •   other infrastructure that improves integration of transit and bicycles.



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2.4     OUTCOMES
The forecast performance of the investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan (as described in
Section 2.3) have been evaluated in relation to the Transport 2040 goals and compared with the
performance of the investments made under the 2012 Base Plan.

The information evaluated was derived through quantitative methods as possible, supplemented by
qualitative analysis. Although this is a three-year plan, covering 2012 to 2014, the outcomes are also
presented to the Outlook year of 2021 because significant investments of this plan are not in service by
2014. The commentary for the Outlook identifies the implications of the 2012 Supplemental Plan for the
region for the period from 2015 to 2021 if resource levels and trends continue through 2021.

Together with the services provided under the current Base Plan, investments made under the 2012
Supplemental Plan result in progress towards the Transport 2040 goals through the first three years of
the Plan and Outlook. The forecast progress is the cumulative result of investments made under this
Plan as well as continued returns on the major transit system investment made in the past five years and
the ongoing transit service optimization effort.

As this pace of investment is not continued past 2016, these gains will begin to erode during the Outlook
period, making the long-term goals of Transport 2040 more difficult to accomplish if a strong demand
management strategy is not adopted in the intervening years.

2012 TO 2016 HORIZON
Goal 1: Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from transportation are aggressively reduced, in
support of federal, provincial and regional targets
The 2012 Supplemental Plan demonstrates progress on GHG emission reductions, particularly over the
short-term. GHGs from transport are reduced through a combination of the amount of vehicle
kilometres traveled, vehicle fuel efficiency, operational efficiency of vehicles and carbon intensity of
fuels, as illustrated below.




Figure 4: Contributing Factors to GHG Emissions from Transport




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1. Reduced Vehicle Kilometres Traveled (VKT)6
TransLink influences VKT in the region through initiatives that influence transportation mode shift and
support for smart land use. As shown in Figure 5, passenger and total VKT are forecast to grow at a
slower rate than population (8.5 per cent) as a result of transportation mode shifts to transit. These
shifts are accommodated through greater utilization of transit system expansion of the previous five
years as well as the new transit investments to be made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan. Commercial
purpose VKT is assumed to continue to grow at nearly the rate of economic activity, which explains why
total VKT grows faster than passenger VKT.




Figure 5: Changes in Population and VKT Relative to 2011 for 2012 Supplemental Plan

2. Greater Use of Low-Emission Fleet Technology
Although TransLink has influence over the fuel efficiency of its own fleet, TransLink has limited influence
over GHG emission rates of personal vehicles. The composition of TransLink’s fleet will not change
substantively under this Plan, with the exception of a 1 percentage point increase over the Base Plan in
the proportion of the fleet powered by electricity when the Evergreen Line goes into service. The
remainder of the transit fleet composition and fuel-efficiency rates will remain relatively constant
through 2016.

3. Improved System Operations and Efficiency
Studies have found that improvements to roadway operations can reduce GHG emissions per kilometre
traveled. Analysis indicates that restored funding levels for the Major Road Network Minor Capital
Program is beneficial for the reduction of GHG emissions in the region. These roads projects are
expected to:


6
    For evaluation purposes, this includes all roadway vehicles, as well as TransLink’s rail and SeaBus operations.


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    •   reduce excess fuel consumed in congestion,
    •   improve traffic flow and increase the average speed per passenger vehicle, and
    •   reduce incidents of delay per roadway non-transit trip to improve travel times.

4. Greater Use of Low Carbon Content Fuel
TransLink has influence over the carbon content of fuel consumed by its own fleet only. The BC Low
Carbon Fuel Standard mandates that all fuels sold in the Province achieve a 10 per cent reduction in
lifecycle carbon intensity by 2020. Between 2012 and 2014, the carbon content of fuel used by the
transit fleet will not change substantively.

Cumulative Effect on GHG Emissions
When combined, the quantifiable changes in vehicle kilometres traveled, vehicle fuel efficiency,
operational efficiency of vehicles, and carbon intensity of fuels results in a forecast decline of roughly 2
per cent between 2011 and 2014 of regional GHG emissions from roadway and passenger
transportation in the region. The forecast decline in GHG emissions is a notable departure from recent
trends and arises primarily from forecast improvements in fuel efficiency of the region’s vehicles. The
investments made under the Supplemental Plan trigger a mode shift from passenger vehicles to transit,
cycling and walking and that mode shift results in a greater reduction (as compared to the Base Plan).

This forecast does not capture the impact on behaviour of unforeseen changes in factors such as land
use, energy prices and policy.

Changing fuel efficiency and travel behaviour dynamics combine to shift the proportional distribution of
GHG emissions by sector as shown in Figure 6 below. The proportion of regional GHG emissions coming
from TransLink’s fleet is forecast to increase slightly to 2.3 per cent. GHG emissions from passenger
vehicles are forecast to decrease whereas GHG emissions from trucks are forecast to increase for two
reasons:

    1. Passenger vehicle fuel efficiency improvements are forecast to occur more rapidly than for
       trucks.
    2. VKT per capita trends for passenger vehicles are forecast to decline, whereas the assumption for
       commercial VKT is that it will continue to grow at approximately the same rate as economic
       growth.




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Figure 6: GHG Emissions Contribution Estimates (tonnes)

Goal 2: Most trips are by transit, walking and cycling
Investments made under the Supplemental Plan support alternatives to single occupant vehicle trips by:

    1.   Protecting existing transit ridership,
    2.   Promoting a shift to transit, cycling and walking,
    3.   Encouraging future shifts to transit, cycling and walking, and
    4.   Influencing smart transportation choices.

1. Protecting Existing Transit Ridership
Under the Base Plan, transit ridership is expected to grow by over 7 per cent between 2011 and 2014.
With the additional investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, transit ridership is expected
to grow by an additional 6 per cent over the Base Plan (an average annual growth rate of approximately
4.5 per cent), ensuring that the majority of the needs of existing transit markets are largely met through
the first three years of this plan. Annual boardings are anticipated to increase by over 30 million when
the Evergreen Line opens, increasing to over 40 million additional boardings by 2021.




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2. Promoting a Shift to Transit, Cycling and Walking
Investments funded under the 2012 Supplemental Plan will encourage shifts in transportation mode
share in support of regional objectives. As a reference for these forecast impacts, Figure 7 shows the
breakdown of regional weekday mode share as captured in the 2008 Trip Diary.




Figure 7: Regional Mode Share from the 2008 Trip Diary

The following discussion summarizes the impacts of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental
Plan on promoting a shift to transit, cycling and walking.

Transit
Ridership projections by transit mode are shown in Table 5. The 2012 Supplemental Plan is forecast to
increase transit boardings by nearly 6 per cent by 2014 compared to the 2012 Base Plan. While weekday
transit mode share has been rising since 1994, the overall per capita trip rate has not changed
substantively over this period. Assuming that trip rates remain constant, ridership increases projected in
the 2012 Supplemental Plan will translate into increases in transit mode share.

Ridership Trends
The incremental increases in ridership under this Supplemental Plan begin in 2012 with the introduction
of additional bus and SeaBus service hours. Incremental ridership from the launch of the Evergreen Line
is expected later in the Outlook period. The combined effect of these investments is a forecast
incremental increase in transit boardings of roughly 6 per cent above what was assumed in the 2012
Base Plan, by 2014. By 2021, with the Evergreen Line fully operational, the forecast incremental increase
in boardings rises to approximately 10 per cent above 2012 Base Plan values.




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Table 5: Ridership Forecasts 2012 Supplemental Plan (including 2012 Base Plan investments)

                                                   Actual          Budget                        Forecasts                      Outlook

 (millions )                                       2010            2011            2012            2013            2014          2021

 System Total: Revenue Passenger Trips                 212.7          213.2            227.5           236.8           243.9        278.3
 Indi vi dua l Pa sse nge r Boardi ngs By Mode *

 Conventi ona l Bus and Communi ty Shuttl e            220.5          222.9            237.8           250.7           258.9        277.2

 SkyTra i n Expo and Mi l l e nni um Li ne s            79.2            78.6            81.6            82.9            84.8         99.4

 SkyTra i n Ca nada Li ne                               38.4            37.6            40.7            41.2            42.4         47.1

 SkyTra i n Evergree n Li ne                                -             -               -               -               -          17.3


 Rapi d Tra nsi t Total                                117.6          116.2            122.3           124.1           127.2        163.8

 Se a Bus                                                   6.7             6.3           6.8             7.3             7.6           8.1


 We st Coa st Expre ss                                      2.8             3.1           3.2             3.3             3.4           3.7

 Total Conventional Transit Boardings                  347.6          348.5            370.1           385.4           397.1        452.8

 Custom Tra ns i t (Ha ndyDART)                             1.5             1.5           1.5             1.6             1.6           1.7

 System Total: Passenger Boardings                     349.1          350.0            371.6           387.0           398.7        454.5

 *A single passenger revenue trip often includes more than one boarding and may also include combinations of transit modes.


Under the Base Plan, system-wide ridership is estimated to grow by approximately 4 to 5 per cent
annually in 2011 and 2012 and then plateau in the range of 1 to 2 per cent beginning in 2013, remaining
at that level through the end of the outlook period in 2021. This plateau results from only minor
increases in service levels and diminishing impacts from the service optimization initiative that is
underway and expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2012. In contrast, the upgrade and
expansion package of bus and rail services contained in this plan, including the Evergreen Line, Highway
1 Bus Rapid Transit and King George Boulevard B-Line is sufficient to serve both existing customers and
attract new customers resulting in an overall increase in transit ridership. Under this Supplemental Plan,
ridership is forecast to grow by approximately 7 per cent in 2012, representing an additional 2 per cent
over and above the Base Plan forecast. Growth is steady at approximately 3 to 4 per cent for the 2013 to
2014 period, and remains approximately 1 to 2 per cent higher than the Base Plan forecast. Figure 8
shows the 2012 Base Plan revenue ridership forecast and the incremental revenue ridership attributed
to the 2012 Supplemental Plan.




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Figure 8: 2012 Supplemental Revenue Ridership Forecasts

 Evergreen Line Ridership
The introduction of Evergreen Line as an integrated SkyTrain service with the current Millennium Line is
forecast to increase ridership along the combined Millennium-Evergreen corridor and within the
Northeast Sector communities. With the launch of the Evergreen Line, boardings are expected to
increase rapidly to more than 17 million by 2021.

The ridership forecasts are based upon the 2009 Environmental Assessment, which modelled a number
of alternatives including one almost identical in terms of scope, station location and travel time to the
preferred alternative that is under design. The ridership forecasts assume that roughly half of the
boardings will be diverted from existing bus transit trips such as the 97 B-Line with the other half of
boardings representing new transit trips. The successful implementation of the Evergreen Line will
involve the reallocation of many of the bus service hours freed up by the Evergreen Line’s introduction.
Bus services will be realigned to feed passengers to the Evergreen Line to accommodate expected
increased demand levels. The ridership forecasts assume that while these reallocated services will
initially be less productive than what was replaced, their productivity will increase as demand grows.

Additional Ridership from Bus Service Improvements
The bus service improvements contained in this Supplemental Plan build upon the service optimization
initiatives detailed in the Base Plan, focussing on areas where demand is anticipated to be strong in the
short to mid-term. The service improvements identified are meant to ensure that the broader goal of
increasing the productivity of the system is not threatened. The cumulative effects of the program of
bus service improvements are shown in Table 7.


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Table 6: Summary of Incremental Bus Service Productivity Relative to 2012 Base Plan

                                                    2012           2013            2014
 Incremental Conventional Bus Hours                111,800        346,200         391,200
 Incremental Conventional Bus Ridership           6,239,213      17,609,441      20,422,986
 Average Moving Forward Bus Boardings per Hour      55.8            50.9            52.2
 2012 Base Plan Average Bus Boardings per Hour      47.0            47.2            48.3


Cycling
The 2012 Supplemental Plan doubles the level of investment of the 2012 Base Plan for the development
of the regional cycling network, beginning in 2012. This lays the foundation for continued investment in
cycling infrastructure by leveraging the cost-sharing program with municipalities which increases the
cumulative outcomes of the program.

Walking
Walking trips are difficult to quantify. Research on transit-oriented communities indicates a strong
correlation between increased transit trips and walking activities. The 2012 Supplemental Plan supports
increased walking trips through improvements in rapid transit stations areas, increased opportunities for
transit and walking trip combinations as well as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements that
result from MRN Minor Capital Programs.

3. Encouraging Future Shifts to Transit, Cycling and Walking
The 2012 Supplemental Plan facilitates future shifts to non-SOV modes by helping to create the
underlying conditions that support the growth of these modes in the medium to longer term.
Investments in the Evergreen Line and the King George Boulevard B-Line, and the Expo Line station
upgrades and surrounding area improvements will support anticipated transit demand but can also
attract development activity that further improves transportation performance. Investments in the
cycling program and the MRN Minor Capital Program help complete the walking and regional cycling
networks, which are anticipated to deliver increasing benefits in the future.




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Figure 9: Transit Mode Share Trends and Forecasts

4. Influencing Smart Transportation Choices
Under the 2012 Base Plan, smart transportation choices are influenced through the continued support
of TravelSmart initiatives and the application of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) tools. The
Supplemental Plan maintains this commitment; however, significant expansion of demand management
is connected to new funding models that will be explored as part of the discussions between the
Mayors’ Council and the Province.

Goal 3: The majority of jobs and housing in the region are located along the Frequent
Transit Network (FTN)
By influencing the location of jobs and housing, the Frequent Transit Network (FTN) both supports and is
supported by the development of complete communities. The 2012 Supplemental Plan makes key
investments that upgrade and expand frequent transit services and the cycling network and improve the
pedestrian environment to:

    1. Encourage complete and transit-oriented communities,
    2. Expand access to regional transit and cycling networks, and
    3. Promote regional mobility.

1. Encourage Complete and Transit-Oriented Communities
The initiatives in the 2012 Supplemental Plan support complete communities by improving the quality
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region. The role of the FTN to shape and serve this effort continues to be a major focus for TransLink
and municipal stakeholders.

The investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan increase the length of the FTN and improve
the quality of service, supporting the densification and intensification of land use along these corridors.
Key impacts of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan on the FTN include:

    •    The Evergreen Line will replace the 97 B-Line. This is expected to result in a slight reduction in
         population within walking distance of the FTN in the short-term and increase in density of
         development within walking distance of the FTN over the longer term.
    •    The Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit initiative will increase the length of the FTN.
    •    SeaBus service frequencies will be increased in the evenings and on Sundays and support the
         continued development of the Lonsdale area as a transit-oriented community.
    •    Detailed planning for other bus service initiatives has not been completed and thus, specific
         impacts on the FTN are unknown at this time.

For the region as whole, the impacts of investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan on the
percentage of jobs and housing located along the FTN have been analyzed. While the total number of
people along the FTN is increasing, the proportion of population and jobs in the region located along the
FTN is decreasing due to higher rates of growth outside FTN corridors. Success towards this goal
depends on both a strong FTN which is strengthened under this plan, as well as supportive land use
patterns.

2. Expand Access to Regional Transit and Cycling Networks
Complete communities require efficient regional mobility options that serve the needs of residents for
access to employment and services. Combined with investments in cycling facilities and upgrades to
rapid transit stations and areas, the investments in the Evergreen Line and Highway 1 Bus Rapid Transit
project are expected to increase the number of nodes that connect regional transit and cycling routes.

3. Promote Regional Mobility
The restoration of funding to the MRN Minor Capital Program will likely have a positive influence on
regional mobility and vehicle traffic operations.

Goal 4: Traveling in the region is safe, secure and accessible for everyone
Investments made in the 2012 Supplemental Plan and 2012 Base Plan optimize the system by:

    1.   Encouraging modal integration,
    2.   Improving the resilience of the transportation system,
    3.   Improving system safety, and
    4.   Promoting universal accessibility.

Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, the transportation system will be upgraded and expanded to
accommodate more alternative modes of travel, convenient transit transfers and inter-modal transfers
and improved accessibility for a number of busy rapid transit stations. The resilience of the


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transportation system is improved with increased supply of alternative modes of travel, more routes of
travel and better routes for goods movement. Road investments are expected to improve safety by
reducing the number of collisions and fatalities. Improvements to cycling routes, stations and a nearly 9
per cent increase in transit service hours over the Base Plan as well as improved access, wayfinding and
public information will enhance the universal accessibility of the system.

Goal 5: Economic growth and efficient goods movement are facilitated through
management of the transportation network
Projects that further this goal are grounded by the following objectives:

    1. Support efficient access to regional centres and economic gateways,
    2. Reduce congestion, and
    3. Improve travel time reliability.

While the 2012 Base Plan will deliver limited progress towards this goal, the 2012 Supplemental Plan
includes investments in upgrades and transportation system expansion affecting transit services, roads,
and cycling infrastructure. Investment in the MRN Minor Capital Program supports regional economic
development, goods movement, and travel time reliability. By 2014, transit investments included in this
plan increase the number of weekday transit trips by more than 50,000, allowing the region to make
more efficient use of its transportation network and facilitate improved mobility for employment and
commercial activity.

Goal 6: Funding for TransLink is stable, sufficient, appropriate and influences
transportation choices
TransLink is making investments that are sustainable within TransLink’s existing funding structure over
the long-term. As such, the investments made in this plan strive to meet the following objectives:

    1.   Maximize leveraging opportunities,
    2.   Make efficient use of existing infrastructure,
    3.   Prioritize cost-effectiveness, and
    4.   Prioritize long-term growth in cost-effectiveness.

The investments made under the 2012 Supplemental Plan improve TransLink’s utilization of its existing
fleet by increasing the average number of service hours per vehicle and more extensively leveraging
large fixed infrastructure investments such as SkyTrain Lines and stations by increasing service capacity.
This approach results in increased productivity of existing services and use of partner funds only in
support of TransLink’s strategic priorities.

Section 3.0 of this Plan describes how the individual projects meet TransLink’s financial objectives.
Cumulatively, the transit investments in the 2012 Supplemental Plan are forecast to be productive and
effective, reflected by fare box recovery rates above the current system-wide average for conventional
transit. Furthermore, these initiatives will target growing areas and corridors where effectiveness will
continue to increase over time. The 2012 Supplemental Plan provides sufficient funding to pay for the




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capital and operating costs associated with key upgrade and expansion projects, ensuring that TransLink
will remain financially sustainable over the horizon to 2021.

2015 TO 2021 HORIZON
The outcomes of this plan have been analyzed for the period from 2015 to 2021.

With the transportation funding and investment provided under this plan, the regional transportation
system performs better than the 2012 Base Plan and begins to approach the conditions required this
decade to fulfill the Transport 2040 aspirations for a sustainable region.

The Outlook for 2015 to 2021 shows some erosion on the progress that TransLink and the region have
made by 2014 towards the goals laid out in Transport 2040. This is in part due to decreasing transit
service levels per capita (2.63 hours per capita in 2011 declining to 2.44 in 2021) that would occur if
additional expansion beyond that contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan is not made in the
intervening years.

With the expansion of services included within the Supplemental Plan, transit’s share of total trips is
expected to rise during the early years of the Plan, hitting a plateau of roughly 15 per cent in 2018,
which is below the Provincial Transit Plan’s 2020 target of 17 per cent of weekday trips. Under the 2012
Supplemental Plan, total VKT per capita in the region will continue to decrease from 2017 onwards,
moving the region toward its long-range goals. By increasing investments in rapid transit lines and
stations areas, as well as investing in cycling infrastructure and additional service resources to support
growing corridors, TransLink will be able to better support land use changes, reduce distances traveled
and reduce demand for personal vehicle travel in support of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth
Strategy.




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3. FINANCIAL STRATEGY
The financial strategy details the revenues and expenditures planned for 2012 through 2014. The
financial strategy also identifies the outlook to the year 2021 for longer-term financial obligations and
implications for the investments in services and infrastructure committed as of December 31, 2014. This
is shown in the summary tables that follow and in the narrative on key revenues and expenditures.

3.1        FINANCIAL CONTEXT
On September 23, 2010, the Mayors’ Council and the Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) outlining their mutual commitment to building livable cities and acknowledging that efficient,
affordable, carbon smart transportation and infrastructures are an integral part of livable cities. This
livability agreement provides the foundation for the Mayors’ Council and the Province to work together
in identifying sustainable funding sources for transportation in the region. The Mayors’ Council and
Province, supported by TransLink, have undertaken research, workshops and discussions that have
resulted in a framework for developing a sustainable funding strategy for the region and a near-term
funding solution for the priority investments contained in this Supplemental Plan.

An important milestone in this process was reached in July 2011 when the Mayors’ Council and the
Province came to a funding agreement for the Moving Forward Supplement. The necessary funding to
support this Supplemental Plan is to come in part from a two cent per litre increase in regional motor
fuel taxes, which would go into effect on April 1, 2012. The balance of the funding is to come from a new
long-term revenue source that the Province and the Mayors’ Council would agree on in time for the
Province to introduce enabling legislation in the Spring 2012 legislative session. The intent of this new
long-term funding is to provide the balance of funding required for the investments identified in the
Moving Forward Supplemental Plan, as well as to provide the region additional capacity to
fund transportation investment needs in future Supplemental Plans. If that new funding source is not
implemented before the end of 2012, the Three-Year Plan would be funded by a time-limited property
tax increase in 2013 and 2014 across all property classes generating $29 million and equating to
approximately $23 per year on the average residential property7.

TransLink’s legislation requires that its Three-Year Plans be fully funded and an increase to property tax
is only proposed as a “backstop” for 2013 and 2014 if an alternative long-term funding source is not in
place by the of 2012.

This Moving Forward Plan identifies the anticipated timing associated with the proposed investments.
TransLink will proceed with the implementation of the Plan on the assumption the agreed-upon funding
strategy will be implemented in accordance with the identified timelines. TransLink’s funding
commitment for the Evergreen Line will occur once there is sufficient funding enabled to support
TransLink’s investment in the line. Over the period of the Plan, TransLink will continue to review and, as


7
    Assuming a 2 per cent per year increase in assessed values.


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required, adjust the timing of the other investments if the funding development timeline changes from
what is currently anticipated.

The Mayor’s Council and the Province are committed to finding a long-term sustainable funding solution
for regional transportation. They have agreed to continue intensive discussions, supported by TransLink
through 2011 and 2012. The Province has committed to introduce legislation in Spring 2012 to enable a
new long-term revenue source which will be determined by this process. This Supplemental Plan
supports the spirit and intent of these agreements in order to deliver much-needed near- and mid-term
transportation improvements.

FUNDING SUMMARY

The Moving Forward funding package will generate $33 million in 2012, growing to $75 million in 2014.
The April 1, 2012 two cent per litre increase to the TransLink fuel tax will provides $33 million in 2012
and including growth, $45 million in 2014. As noted above the remaining funding will come from either a
new long-term funding source implemented before the end of 2012 or a time limited property tax
increase in 2013 and 2014.

Revenue projections are based on the following assumptions for 2012 to 2014:

    •   Transit Fares: Rate assumptions are consistent with the Base Plan. The increased fare revenue
        compared to the Base Plan reflects the impact of additional ridership from service
        improvements and new services.

    •   Fuel Tax: As described above, two cent per litre increase (from 15 cents per litre to 17 cents per
        litre) effective April 1, 2012. Consumption is consistent with the Base Plan.

    •   Replacement Tax revenues: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (at $18 million maximum).

    •   Parking Sales Tax rate: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (at 21 per cent maximum).

    •   Bridge Toll Rates: no change from the 2012 Base Plan (increasing at CPI, assumed at 2 per cent
        per year).

    •   New Revenue: This category captures the financial impact of the new long-term funding source
        component of the Moving Forward funding package. The source commences in 2013 at $29
        million and grows by 3% to $30 million in 2014.

Appendices 1- 3 provide the full set of financial statements that support the 2012 Supplemental Plan
and Outlook. Appendices 2A and 2B, as well as the Statement of Revenue and Operations included in
this section, indicate total (Base plus Supplement) Plan revenues and expenditures. The incremental
change between the Plans is provided in Appendix 2C.

The reporting format for the Statement of Operations (and following Summary Statement) is consistent
with TransLink’s financial statements. The annual surplus/(deficit) is determined following Canadian
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This is then adjusted to derive the funded


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surplus/(deficit). TransLink’s legislation requires that an accumulated funded surplus must be
maintained.

In the 2012 Base Plan, total annual revenues are projected at $1.49 billion by 2014. Under the 2012
Supplemental Plan, revenues will increase by $138 million by 2014, reflecting the fuel tax rate increase,
the new revenue sources to be determined by the end of 2012, additional transit fare revenue from
increased ridership and increased senior government capital contributions.

The discussions that follow are organized around the revenue and expenditure categories identified in
the Statement of Operations (Table 8 and Appendix 2A).




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Table 7: Statement of Revenue and Operations Summary (millions)

                                                       Actual             Budget                              Forecasts                        Outlook

                                                       2010               2011               2012               2013           2014             2021

     Transit Revenues                              $      437.8       $      432.8       $      456.9     $        529.8   $     554.3     $       717.8
     Toll Revenues                                 $        29.6      $        37.8      $       39.9     $         47.0   $      54.1     $        92.2
 User Fees                                         $      467.4       $      470.6       $      496.8     $        576.8   $     608.4     $       810.0
     Motor Fuel Tax                                $      323.2       $      324.3       $      361.2     $        376.6   $     380.3     $       417.2
     Property Tax                                  $      271.8       $      279.2       $      287.6     $        296.2   $     305.1     $       375.2
     Parking Sales Tax                             $        58.4      $        49.2      $       50.0     $         50.7   $      51.5     $        57.1
     Other Taxes                                   $        36.5      $        36.7      $       37.3     $         37.7   $      38.0     $        40.2
     New Revenue                                   $            -     $          -       $          -     $         29.0   $      29.9     $        36.7
 Taxation Revenues                                 $      689.9       $      689.4       $      736.1     $        790.2   $     804.8     $       926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                   $      146.1       $      196.0       $      230.5     $        245.5   $     178.2     $        19.3
 Interest Revenue                                  $        20.5      $        26.2      $       29.6     $         33.0   $      38.7     $        67.6
 Total Revenues                                    $    1,323.9       $     1,382.2      $    1,493.0     $      1,645.5   $    1,630.1    $     1,823.3
     Transit Operations                            $      768.2       $      826.4       $      862.8     $        902.1   $     921.4     $     1,086.5
     Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                   $      119.2       $      114.7       $      113.5     $         92.2   $      77.6     $        64.5
     Transit Corporate & Police                    $      101.4       $      106.0       $      106.9     $        110.5   $     113.4     $       133.4
 Operating Expenditures                            $      988.8       $     1,047.1      $    1,083.2     $      1,104.8   $    1,112.4    $     1,284.4

 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation          $      335.1       $      335.1       $     409.8      $        540.7   $     517.7     $       538.9
 Interest Expense                                  $      159.9       $      172.0       $      172.5     $        184.8   $     200.6     $       235.3
 Depreciation Expense                              $      152.6       $      167.0       $      170.9     $        196.9   $     218.4     $       225.7
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items              $       22.6       $          (3.9)   $      66.4      $        159.0   $      98.7     $        77.9
     Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment     $            -     $       (10.1)     $      (10.0) $               -   $          -    $           -
     Proceeds From Sale of Assets & Other Items    $       (18.0) $            35.0      $          4.6   $         82.9   $      69.4     $           -
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments      $            4.6   $       21.0       $      61.0      $        241.9   $     168.1     $        77.9
     Funding Adjustments                           $        11.0      $       (79.9)     $     (137.2) $          (169.6) $      (119.1)   $        16.1
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                          $       15.6       $       (58.9)     $      (76.2) $            72.3   $      49.0     $        94.0

 Opening Cumulative Funded Surplus                 $      312.1       $      327.7       $     309.2 $             233.0 $       305.3     $       351.7
 Adjustment for 2011 forecast deficit (from 2010
 actual of $327.7 million)                                            $        40.4

 Cumulative Funded Surplus                         $      327.7       $      309.2       $     233.0      $        305.3   $     354.3     $       445.7
 The Statement of Operations does not include the results of AirCare and Transportation Property and Casualty Company Inc. ("TPCC")
 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast




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3.2         REVENUE PROJECTIONS

U SER FEES
Transit Revenues
Transit revenues are made up of transit fares, property rentals and advertising revenues. Under the
2012 Base Plan, transit fare revenues are budgeted at $421 million in 2011 and increase to $516 million
in 2014.

Under this Supplemental Plan, transit fare revenues grow by $25 million compared to the Base Plan to
$541 million in 2014 due to ridership growth. The increased fare revenue reflects the impact of
additional ridership from service improvements and new services. Fare revenue is forecast to grow to
$700 million by 2021, $57 million higher than the Base Plan.

Advertising and other revenue does not change from the Base Plan. The decline from 2010 is due to the
one-time impact of Olympic related advertising.

Table 8: Transit Fare Revenue Projections (millions)

 Factor                                       Actual            Budget                            Forecasts                          Outlook         2011-2014 Aver age
                                                                                                                                                     Annual Compound
                                                                                                                                                        Growth Rate
                                                  2010          2011               2012             2013            2014               2021

 Transit Fare Revenue                     $         412.4   $      421.0      $       445.1 $          517.2    $       540.9    $       699.7             8.7%

 Property Rentals, Advertising, Other     $          25.4   $       11.8      $          11.8 $          12.6   $        13.4    $        18.1             4.3%

 Total: Transit Revenues                  $         437.8   $      432.8      $       456.9 $          529.8    $       554.3    $       717.8             8.6%



Toll Revenues
Toll revenues are unchanged from the Base Plan.
Table 9: Golden Ears Bridge Toll Revenue Projections (millions)

       Actual               Budget                                       Forecasts                                      Outlook                2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                               Annual Compound
                                                                                                                                                  Growth Rate
          2010               2011                   2012                   2013                   2014                   2021

  $           29.6      $          37.8       $             39.9    $             47.0     $            54.1        $           92.2                12.7%




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TAXATION SOURCES
Motor Fuel Tax Revenues
Under the 2012 Supplemental Plan, there will be an increase of two cents per litre in motor fuel taxes in
Metro Vancouver beginning in April 2012. The 2012 part-year impact is $33 million, and the annual
impact is $45 million by 2014. Total fuel tax is projected to grow to $417 million by 2021.

Table 10: Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Projections (millions)

      Actual         Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook
                                                                                             2011-2014 Average
                                                                                             Annual Compound
                                                                                                Growth Rate
      2010           2011           2012            2013           2014           2021

  $      323.2   $      324.3   $     361.2 $          376.6 $       380.3   $       417.2        5.5%


Property Tax
For presentation purposes, the balance of the Moving Forward funding package that is not generated by
the proposed two cents per litre fuel tax increase is captured in the “New Revenues” section outlined
below. Accordingly, property tax revenue as presented in Table 5 below and in the financial schedules is
the same as the Base Plan. An increase to property tax would only occur, and would be limited to 2013
and 2014 only, if a new long-term funding source is not in place before the end of 2012.

Table 11: Property Tax Projections (millions)

      Actual         Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                             Annual Compound
      2010           2011           2012            2013           2014           2021          Growth Rate


  $      271.8   $      279.2   $     287.6 $          296.2 $       305.1   $       375.2        3.0%


Parking Sales Tax Revenue
Parking sales tax revenue forecasts are unchanged from the Base Plan.

Table 12: Parking Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts (millions)

      Actual         Budget                       Forecasts                      Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                             Annual Compound
      2010           2011           2012            2013           2014           2021          Growth Rate


  $       58.4   $       49.2   $      50.0   $         50.7   $      51.5   $        57.1        1.5%


Other Taxes - Replacement Tax, Hydro Levy
These taxes are unchanged from the Base Plan.




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New Revenues
This category captures the financial impact of the new long-term funding source component of the
Moving Forward funding package. The source commences in 2013 at $29 million and grows by 3% to
$30 million in 2014.

The Mayor’s Council and the Province are committed to finding a long-term sustainable funding solution
for regional transportation. They have agreed to continue intensive discussions, supported by TransLink
through 2011 and 2012. The Province has committed to introduce legislation in Spring 2012 to enable a
new long-term revenue source. If that new funding source is not implemented before the end of 2012,
the Three-Year Plan would be funded by a time-limited property tax increase in 2013 and 2014 across all
property classes generating $29 million and equating to approximately $23 per year on the average
residential property8.

Table 13: New Revenues

             Actual           Budget                                      Forecasts                                         Outlook             2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                Annual Compound
              2010            2011                    2012                  2013                     2014                      2021                Growth Rate


     $                -   $          -       $               -        $          29.0         $               29.9      $            36.7               n/a


Senior Government Contributions (Capital and Operating Contributions)9
The federal and provincial governments contribute to TransLink’s capital projects through sources such
as the Provincial Transit Plan, Building Canada Fund and the Strategic Priorities (Federal Gas Tax) Fund.

Table 14: Senior Government Contribution Forecasts for Capital and Operations (millions)

    Factor                                   Actual          Budget                               Forecasts                         Outlook     2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                Annual Compound
                                             2010            2011               2012                2013             2014            2021          Growth Rate



    Capital                              $       126.8   $       176.7      $      211.2      $        226.2 $         158.9    $           -        -3.5%

    Operations                           $        19.3   $        19.3      $          19.3   $         19.3 $          19.3    $        19.3        0.0%

    Total Contributions                  $       146.1   $       196.0      $      230.5      $        245.5 $         178.2    $        19.3        -3.1%



Senior government contributions increase by $5 million in 2012 and $37 million in 2014 compared to the
Base Plan. The increases are due to Gas Tax Fund allocations for the required fleet purchases to
implement the identified service initiatives. Provincial Transit Plan funding supports both the Highway 1
Bus Rapid Transit and the majority of the rapid transit station upgrades. Building Canada Fund resources
are also required for the rapid transit station upgrades. The Capital Summary, Table 25, provided later in
this section provides more details on the specific contribution levels from the federal and provincial
governments.




8
 Assuming a 2 per cent per year increase in accessed values.
9
 As the Evergreen Line capital project is a provincial capital project and TransLink is a funding partner, the federal
and provincial funding contributions are not captured in TransLink’s financial strategy.


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Interest Income
Interest Income in this Supplemental Plan increases due to the impact of the capital program on
borrowing requirements and resulting sinking fund balances. In 2014, TransLink’s interest income is $1
million higher than the Base Plan. Interest income is projected at $67.7 million in 2021, $6 million higher
than the 2012 Base Plan.

Table 15: Interest Income Projections (millions)

         Actual                 Budget                                        Forecasts                                      Outlook                2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                    Annual Compound
           2010                 2011                    2012                     2013                  2014                   2021                     Growth Rate



     $           20.5   $           26.2        $                 29.6    $           33.0    $               38.7       $               67.6                  13.9%


3.3          EXPENDITURES
Transit Operations Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, transit operations expenditures are budgeted at $826 million in 2011 and
increase to $871 million by 2014. Under this Supplemental Plan, transit operations expenditures
increase by $51 million to $922 million in 2014 due to bus service increases. By 2021, transit operation
expenditures reach $1.09 billion, $73 million higher than the Base Plan.

Table 16: Transit Operations Expenditure Forecasts (millions)

 Fa ctor                                                Actua l           Budget                            Forecasts                           Outlook          2011 -2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                                  Annual Compound
                                                        2010              2011              2012              2013            2014               2021               Growth Rate

 Bus                                                $       565.7     $       594.4     $     620.1     $        652.7 $        667.0       $       769.1              3.9%
 Expo/Mi llenni um Lines & West Coast Express       $       105.3     $       113.2     $     120.9     $        123.5 $        125.4       $       144.7              3.5%
 Ca nada Line*                                      $         60.5    $        77.5     $      84.3     $         86.4 $         88.2       $       104.5              4.4%
 Evergreen Line                                     $             -   $          -      $          -    $            -   $           -      $           19.7            n/a
 Ta xes, Rentals , Fare Media                       $         36.7    $        41.3     $      37.5     $         39.5 $         40.9       $           48.6           -0.3%
 Total Operations                                   $       768.2     $       826.4     $     862.8     $        902.1 $        921.5       $     1,086.6              3.7%


*The Canada Line expenditures include payment to the concessionaire to cover its operating expenditures and capital
repayments, which elevate the average annual growth rate metric.

The initiatives contained in this Supplemental Plan increase total operating expenditures in 2014 by six
per cent compared to the Base Plan. However, per unit costs for transit services (except Expo and
Millennium Line) 10 will rise at a rate below or at inflation forecasts reflecting continuous improvements
in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Roads, Bridges and Bicycle Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, total expenditures on roads, bridges and cycling are $115 million in 2011 and
are forecast to drop to $65 million in 2014. Under this Supplemental Plan total expenditures increase to

10
  The higher-than-inflation increase in Canada Line is due to the sculpting of contractor payments, which are higher in the early
years of the contract. Expo and Millennium Line costs reflect the impact of the 48 new cars placed in service in 2010 coming off
warranty.


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$78 million by 2014, as the MRN Minor Capital and Bicycle programs are restored to 2010 funding levels
($20 million and $6 million respectively). Similar to the Base Plan the overall drop in expenditures
between 2011 and 2014 is due to the completion of MRN major projects committed to prior to 2010.

Table 17: Major Road Network, Bridges and Cycling Expenditures (millions)

 Factor                                             Actual             Budget                                      Forecasts                                   Outlook          2011-2014 Aver age
                                                                                                                                                                                Annual Compound
                                                     2010               2011                  2012                   2013                 2014                  2021               Growth Rate


      Major Road Network                    $              33.0    $          35.0        $          36.0 $               37.1       $          38.3       $          47.2            3.0%

      Golden Ears Bridge                    $              11.2    $          12.0        $          12.4 $               12.7       $          13.5       $          17.3            4.0%

      Albion Ferry                          $                0.4   $            0.1       $           -        $            -        $           -         $           -
 Total Operations & Maintenance             $              44.6    $          47.1        $          48.4 $               49.8       $          51.8       $          64.5            3.2%

      Infra. Contri. To Municipalities      $              74.6    $          67.6        $          65.1 $               42.4       $          25.8       $           -            -27.5%
 Total Roads, Bridges and Bicycles          $           119.2      $       114.7          $      113.5 $                  92.2       $          77.6       $          64.5          -12.2%



TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures
Under the 2012 Base Plan, combined expenditures for TransLink Corporate and Transit Police total $106
million in 2011 and are forecasted to be $109 million in 2014. Under this Supplemental Plan,
expenditures grow to $113 million. The $4 million increase reflects the requirement for additional
Corporate and Police resources to implement and manage service expansion.

Table 18: TransLink Corporate and Transit Police Expenditures (millions)

 Factor                                             Actual             Budget                                  Foreca sts                                  Outlook           2011-2014 Ave rage
                                                                                                                                                                              Annual Compound
                                                    2010               2011                   2012                 2013                  2014                  2021             Growth Rate

      Tra ns Link Corpora te                $            69.5      $          67.1    $          68.9      $            68.9     $          68.7       $          77.5             0.8%

      SmartCa rds and Gati ng and Studies   $                4.7   $          10.2    $              8.3   $              8.7    $              9.8    $          13.9             -1.3%

 Subtotal                                   $            74.2      $          77.3    $          77.2      $            77.6     $          78.5       $          91.4             0.5%

      Tra ns it Poli ce                     $            27.2      $          28.7    $          29.7      $            32.9     $          34.9       $          42.0             6.7%

 Total Tra nsLink Corpora te a nd Police    $           101.4      $      106.0       $         106.9      $           110.5     $         113.4       $         133.4             2.3%



Debt Service
Interest Expense
Interest expense is budgeted at $172 million in 2011 and will increase to $201 million in 2014.

Table 19: Debt Interest Expense (millions)

        Actual                 Budget                                         Forecasts                                                  Outlook                  2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                                                  Annual Compound
          2010                 2011                    2012                      2013                      2014                           2021                       Growth Rate


  $            159.9 $             172.0        $             172.5       $           184.8          $              200.6        $              235.3                      5.3%


Increases through 2014 are due to the additional debt that will be incurred as the organization finances
the tail end of the expansion drive completed in 2009, supplemental plan service expansion, Compass
card and faregate project costs, replacement of vehicles and bus infrastructure, and forecast interest



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rates increases. Interest expense increases by $8 million in 2014 and $40 million in 2021 compared to
the Base Plan.

Depreciation Expense
Depreciation expense expenditures are budgeted at $167 million in 2011 and are forecast to increase to
$218 million in 2014. Depreciation is $5 million higher in 2014 compared to the Base Plan reflecting the
larger capital program. The difference grows to $24 million by 2021.

Table 20: Depreciation Expense Forecasts (millions)

       Actual                 Budget                                      Forecasts                                Outlook            2011-2014 Average
                                                                                                                                      Annual Compound
        2010                     2011              2012                    2013                2014                 2021                 Growth Rate


  $          152.6 $                167.0      $        170.9         $        196.9    $         218.4        $           225.7               9.4%


Other Items
The forecasts for the Supplemental Plan have not changed from the Base Plan. The $10 million
contingency fund is retained for 2012 and approximately $219 million will be generated from the sale of
surplus properties.

Table 21: Other Items (millions)

 Factor                                                Actual              Budget                             Forecasts                              Outlook

                                                       2010                 2011               2012             2013               2014               2021

 Provision for Contingency Fund Adjustment         $            -      $       (10.1)    $        (10.0) $             -     $            -     $            -

 Proceeds From Sale of As sets & Other Items       $       (18.0) $             35.0     $            4.6 $          82.9 $           69.4      $            -


Funding Adjustments
The SCBCTA Act specifies that TransLink must retain an accumulated fund surplus. The funded annual
surplus/deficit is determined by adjusting the excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenditures
(consistent with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) for certain non-cash expenditures
(i.e. depreciation) and restricted payments and contributions. Changes from the Base Plan are primarily
due to increases in senior government contributions related to the Moving Forward capital plan.

Table 22: Funding Adjustments (millions)

        Actual                    Budget                                           Forecasts                                       Outlook

          2010                      2011                  2012                        2013                2014                      2021

   $             11.0        $            (79.9)   $                (137.2) $           (169.6) $              (119.1)        $               16.1




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3.4     BALANCE SHEET AND CASH FLOW STATEMENT
Balance Sheet
The balance sheet (Consolidated Statement of Financial Position) is included as Appendix 1. Total assets
will increase by $1,255 million between 2011 and 2014, bringing the net total assets to $6.9 billion by
the end of 2014. The increase in capital assets of $932 million over this period represents additions of
$1,520 million less $586 million in amortization of capital assets during the three-year period. The
balance of the increase in total assets is mainly from a $316 million increase in sinking and debt reserve
funds.

Between 2011 and 2014, total liabilities will increase by $782 million to fund the above mentioned
increase in total assets. The funding comes from long-term (direct) debt.

Over the Plan and Outlook period, long-term debt will increase by only $297 million despite a $960
million increase in total assets. This is because senior government capital contributions towards capital
reduce the need for debt financing.

The Plan debt reaches its peak in 2015 at $3,344 million and then begins to decline in 2016. Figure 10
demonstrates this declining trend as current debt obligations will be retired through the course of this
Plan and Outlook.

TransLink is requesting a $700 million increase to the current $2.8 billion debt cap. The new cap of $3.5
billion would provide a five per cent contingency for unanticipated increases to project costs.




Figure 10: Borrowing Levels for 2012 Supplemental Plan and Outlook

Cash Flow Statement
The cash flow statement (Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows) can be found in Appendix 3. The 2012
Base Plan is able to cover its financing cost through cash from operations for 2012 to 2014. Investing
activities are funded by cash on hand of $102 million in 2012 and long-term borrowing of $949 million



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over the three years. TransLink actively manages its cash situation and will access its short-term
borrowing facility on a temporary basis within periods.

Total capital expenditures between 2012 and 2014 are $1,519 million excluding contributions to
municipalities for roads and bike programs but including real estate purchases of $117 million. Federal
and provincial funding finances $596 million of the $1,519 million.

Cash from operations is $438 million in cash surplus in 2014. The Outlook shows a cash surplus from
operations of $359 million in 2021.

3.5    OUTLOOK FOR 2014 THROUGH 2021
The previous sections noted the 2021 projections for each category of revenue and expenditure. These
estimates are based upon an extrapolation of the 2014 trends and assumptions, and also include the
impacts of the Evergreen Line coming into service in 2016, scheduled fleet replacement, infrastructure
maintenance and debt obligations. The Financial Outlook is intended to ensure that, given these
assumptions, the short-term investments and commitments are reasonable and financially sustainable
in the longer term.

TransLink’s goal is to maintain a cumulative surplus fund balance that at a minimum is 10 per cent of
total expenditures. The 2012 Base Plan and Outlook cumulative surplus maintain a 10 per cent minimum
as indicated in Figure 11. In this supplement that margin is improved slightly to allow some additional
flexibility to cover increased risk and uncertainty associated with undertaking the Moving Forward
projects. Should conditions change, TransLink will manage its cumulative surplus to ensure the target
level is maintained.




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                                      $1,800                                                                                                              100.0%


                                      $1,600                   3 Year Plan                    Outlook                                                     90.0%




                                                                                                                                                                   Cumulative Surplus as a % of Operating Expendirure
                                                                                                                                                          80.0%
                                      $1,400
Revenue and Expenditures (Millions)




                                                                                                                          Operating Expenditure
                                                                                                                                                          70.0%
                                      $1,200
                                                                                                                          Revenue
                                                                                                                                                          60.0%
                                      $1,000
                                                                                                                          Cumulative Surplus % (Moving
                                                                                                                          Forward)                        50.0%
                                       $800                                                                               "Cumulative Surplus % (Base)
                                                                                                                                                          40.0%

                                       $600
                                                                                                                                                  26.6%   30.0%
                                               24.7%                         24.3%
                                                                    21.8%                                                             21.2%
                                       $400    24.7%
                                                                                     19.4%
                                                       17.6%                                                              16.9%                   23.8%   20.0%
                                                                                                  14.9%
                                                                             19.2%                        13.2%   13.2%
                                                                    18.2%                                                             18.5%
                                                       16.4%
                                       $200                                          14.6%                                14.3%                           10.0%
                                                                                                  11.8%
                                                                                                          10.4%   10.6%

                                         $0                                                                                                               0.0%
                                               2011    2012         2013     2014    2015         2016    2017    2018    2019        2020        2021



Figure 11: Cumulative Surplus Level Forecasts for 2011 through 2020




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3.6       ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS
The economic assumptions are unchanged from the Base Plan. The dollar impacts associated with
sensitivity to rate changes do change as a result of increased total expenditures. The assumed rates and
sensitivity levels are shown in Table 23: Key Assumptions for 2011 Supplemental Three Year Plan with
Outlook below.

Table 23: Key Assumptions for 2011 Supplemental Three Year Plan with Outlook

                                                   Key Assumptions
                                        2012-2021 Ten Year Supplemental Plan

                                                                    Assumption
                                                               % Change/Rate per Year
                                                                                                      Impact
Factor                                                 2012    2013     2014        2015-2021      $ million / yr

Real GDP growth                                        2.7%    2.7%     2.0%             2.0%

Goods and Services Inflation                           2.0%    2.1%     2.1%            Variable     + / - 8.5

Construction (excluding road construction) Inflation   3.0%    3.0%     2.5%             3.0%        + / - 3.7

Road Construction Inflation                            3.2%    2.6%     2.6%             4.0%        + / - 2.6

Hydro Cost                                             9.0%    9.7%     3.9%             2.0%        + / - 0.1

Gasoline Cost (per litre & net of HST rebate)          $1.40   $1.46    $1.50     $1.54 to $1.75
Diesel Cost (per Litre & net of HST rebate)            $1.28   $1.32    $1.35     $1.38 to $1.66     + / - 0.4

Interest Rates
 - Short Term                                          2.65%   3.80%    4.80%           5.20%        + / - 0.5
 - Long Term                                           4.9%     5.4%    6.4%            6.8%         + / - 11.8

Regional Fuel Consumption
- Gasoline (million litres)                            1,854   1,873    1,892      1936 to 2098      + / - 3.9
- Diesel (million litres)                               335     342      345        345 to 356       + / - 0.7


Other Major Assumptions Driven by TransLink:

      •   Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation funding for roads is maintained at the 2011 rate, and
          a 2 per cent allowance for inflation is provided.

      •   Continuation of senior government funding is assumed in this Plan. TransLink will continue to
          utilize all available funding where applicable.

Identification of Risk Factors and Potential Risk Management Measures
The risk factors and related management measures are unchanged from the Base Plan with the
following exceptions:

Fuel Tax Revenue – As previously noted, the increases in ridership that result from service expansion
will divert trips from personal vehicles lowering the demand for fuel. The majority of these effects would



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be felt in 2016 onwards with the introduction of Evergreen Line service. Further analysis will be
conducted for the 2013 Base Plan to ensure that the Outlook period incorporates these forces.

Transit Fare Revenues - Fares are one of the largest revenue sources in this Supplemental Plan.
Ridership assumptions for a new rapid transit project such as the Evergreen Line project 5 to 10 years in
the future introducing an element of risk. A 10 per cent change in ridership associated with the
Evergreen Line in 2015 will result in a fluctuation of $1.2 million per year in revenues.

Gain (Loss) from the Sale of Assets - A strong cumulative surplus over the Plan and Outlook period
means that TransLink can be less reliant on the sale of surplus assets than in the Base Plan. There
continues to be risk around the acceptance and timing of the sales. In the case that surplus assets could
not be sold for the forecast amounts, TransLink will employ mitigating strategies such as additional cost
constraint and a re-evaluation of the capital investment plan.

New Revenues – The Moving Forward Supplement assumes that a new still-to-be-determined revenue
source is in place commencing in 2013 (any increase to property tax is a time-limited backstop only). As
the source is uncertain, it is difficult to know how it may change Metro Vancouver travel patterns and
behaviour. As well, the new source may take longer to implement than currently assumed. To mitigate
these risks, new services will be staged consistent with new revenues; as behaviour is identified services
can be tailored accordingly.

3.7     CAPITAL PROGRAM
Below is a summary of the major initiatives contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan.




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Table 24: Initiatives Contained in the 2012 Supplemental Plan

                                            CAPITAL INITIATIVES

Rapid Transit                                                     Roads and Cycling
Evergreen Line Program                                               Increase funding for MRN Minor Capital
  Connects Coquitlam and Vancouver via Port Moody and                Program at $20M/year
  Burnaby: 11 km line, five stations and 28 new SkyTrain             Increase funding for Bike Capital Program at
  vehicles                                                           $6M/year
  The RFP is expected to be awarded in 2012 with an
  estimated construction period of four years.                    Vehicles
  Commercial-Broadway Station Phase II                               63 new diesel and hybrid buses online
  Community and network integration and wayfinding                   between 2012 and 2014
  upgrades

Station Upgrade Projects
  Main Street Station
  Metrotown Station
  Surrey Central Station
  New Westminster Station
  Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal


Table 25: 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan summarizes the gross cost, contributions to each category of the
capital program and net cost to TransLink over the 2012 to 2014 period.

TransLink’s gross capital program for the plan period increases by $575 million (from $961 million to
$1.54 billion) compared to the 2012 Base Plan. The 2012 Supplemental Plan includes additional capital
expenditures of $469 million on rapid transit, $67 million on new buses and transit infrastructure, $30
million on the major road network and $9 million on the bicycle program.

Table 25: 2012 to 2014 Capital Plan

                                                                        Contributions                      TransLink
 Project Description (thousands)          Gross Cost             Provincial           Federal              Net Cost
 BIKE PROGRAM                                   14,192                        -                 -      $        14,192
 BRIDGES                                         2,609                        -                 -      $         2,609
 ROADS                                         122,503                        -                 -      $      122,503
 TRANSIT                                       613,561                        -          (390,710)     $      222,851
 RAPID TRANSIT                                 729,016                 (52,736)          (133,059)     $      543,222
 MARINE                                         33,878                        -           (19,732)     $        14,147
 COMMUTER RAIL                                    118                         -                 -      $            118
 IT                                             20,222                        -                 -      $        20,222
 Total                                $     1,536,100        $       (52,736)     $     (543,500)      $      939,864


 Note: As the Evergreen Line capital project is a provincial capital project and TransLink is a funding partner, the
federal and provincial funding contribution, totalling approximately $1 billion, are not captured in TransLink’s
financial strategy. The table includes MRN expenditures, but excludes real estate acquisition.



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3.8         KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Key Performance Indicators for TransLink conventional and custom transit services are summarized in
Table 26: Indicators for 2012 to 2014 Supplemental Plan. These indicators demonstrate the system
becoming increasingly efficient between 2011 and 2014. Boardings per service hour and average fare
per revenue passenger are averaging positive gains. At the same time, costs per service hour and per
service kilometre are growing below the rate of inflation. These effects combine to achieve
improvements in both cost recovery and operating costs per revenue passenger.

Table 26: Indicators for 2012 to 2014 Supplemental Plan

                                                                                                                       2011 - 2014 Avg
                                                                                                                        Annual Growth
 Key Performance Metric*                                                        2011     2012      2013      2014           Rate


 Conventional System
    Operating Cost per Revenue Passenger                                         $4.11    $4.04     $4.06     $4.03
                 Annual change                                                             -1.8%     0.5%      -0.8%       -0.7%

     Boarding per Service Hour                                                   54.98    57.18     57.42     58.79
                 Annual change                                                             4.0%      0.4%      2.4%         2.3%

     Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - All                                   $5.84    $6.00     $6.09     $6.19
                 Annual change                                                             2.8%      1.5%      1.7%         2.0%

         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Bus                               $5.90    $6.00     $6.05     $6.14
                 Annual change                                                             1.8%      0.8%      1.5%         1.3%
         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Expo & Millennium line            $2.20    $2.35     $2.41     $2.45
                 Annual change                                                             6.5%      2.8%      1.8%         3.7%
         Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km - Commuter Rail                    $12.37   $13.01    $13.07    $13.28
                 Annual change                                                             5.2%      0.5%      1.6%         2.4%

     Average Fare per Revenue Passenger                                          $1.98    $1.97     $2.20     $2.23
                 Annual change                                                             -0.4%    11.7%      1.5%         4.1%

     Cost Recovery (all Transit Revenue)                                         50.1%     50.4%     55.8%     56.3%
                 Annual change                                                              0.6%     10.7%      0.9%        4.0%

     Operating Cost per Service Hour - Bus                                     $114.43   $116.45   $117.36   $119.05
                 Annual change                                                              1.8%      0.8%      1.4%        1.3%


 Access Transit
     Operating Cost per Revenue Passenger                                       $33.95   $35.10    $33.87    $33.89
                 Annual change                                                             3.4%      -3.5%     0.0%        -0.1%

     Boarding per Service Hour                                                    2.27      2.29     2.41       2.43
                 Annual change                                                              1.0%     5.1%       1.0%        2.3%

     Operating Cost per Total Vehicle Km                                         $4.37    $4.56     $4.63     $4.67
                 Annual change                                                             4.4%      1.4%      1.0%         2.3%

     Operating Cost per Service Hour                                            $77.10   $80.51    $81.66    $82.52
                 Annual change                                                             4.4%      1.4%      1.0%         2.3%




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APPENDICES
APPENDIX 1                                                                                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
SCBCTA                                                                                                 MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE PROGRAM

                                                              Budget                  FORECAST                               OUTLOOK
f or the years ending 31 Dec.                     thousands   2011        2012         2013         2014         2015         2016        2017        2018        2019        2020         2021

Assets
Current assets
  Cash & Short Term investments                                 101,942     18,976        34,773      82,827       46,900        20,406     26,056      55,966     148,060     247,739      360,490
  Accounts receivable                                           203,478    209,582       215,869     222,345      229,016       235,886    242,963     250,252     257,759     265,492      273,457
  Supplies inventory                                             37,425     38,548        39,704      40,895       42,122        43,386     44,687      46,028      47,409      48,831       50,296
  Prepaid expenses                                                8,932      9,200         9,476       9,760       10,053        10,355     10,665      10,985      11,315      11,654       12,004
                                                                351,776    276,306       299,823     355,828      328,092       310,033    324,372     363,231     464,543     573,717      696,247

                                                                      0
Long-term investments                                            21,432      22,396       23,404       24,457       25,558       26,708      27,910      29,166      30,478      31,850       33,283
Debt reserve Fund                                                45,096      49,288       53,055       54,464       56,933       56,690      55,846      53,203      52,892      53,180       51,446
Debt sinking fund                                               558,446     661,413      775,263      865,364    1,011,364    1,095,172   1,139,447   1,154,748   1,264,127   1,341,617    1,339,075
Capital assets                                                4,671,244   5,045,707    5,440,505    5,603,319    5,557,032    5,417,805   5,278,321   5,116,091   4,913,039   4,709,087    4,487,470

Total Assets                                                  5,647,994   6,055,111    6,592,050    6,903,432    6,978,978    6,906,407   6,825,895   6,716,439   6,725,079   6,709,451    6,607,520

Liabilities and Fund Balances
Current liabilities
   Cheques issued in excess of funds on deposit
   Other Short term borrowing                                         0          0             0           0            0             0          0           0           0           0            0
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities                     209,768    216,061       222,543     229,219      236,095       243,178    250,474     257,988     265,727     273,699      281,910
   Total Current Liabilities                                    209,768    216,061       222,543     229,219      236,095       243,178    250,474     257,988     265,727     273,699      281,910

Employee future benefits                                         56,640      62,304       68,535       75,388       82,927       91,219     100,341     110,376     121,413     133,554      146,910
SkyTrain Canada Line - Deferred concessionaire credits          661,562     638,484      615,405      592,327      569,248      546,170     523,091     500,013     476,935     453,856      430,778
Golden Ears Bridge Contractor liability                       1,020,150   1,032,744    1,045,059    1,051,375    1,050,913    1,049,021   1,045,557   1,040,378   1,033,348   1,024,302    1,013,077
Long-term debt                                                2,468,873   2,810,367    3,103,642    3,250,196    3,343,586    3,306,683   3,198,138   3,057,945   3,014,666   2,933,212    2,766,337

Total Liabilities                                             4,416,993   4,759,959    5,055,183    5,198,505    5,282,770    5,236,272   5,117,601   4,966,699   4,912,089   4,818,624    4,639,012

Fund balances                                                 1,231,001   1,295,152    1,536,866    1,704,927    1,696,209    1,670,135   1,708,293   1,749,740   1,812,990   1,890,826    1,968,508

Total Liabilities and Fund Balances                           5,647,994   6,055,111    6,592,050    6,903,432    6,978,978    6,906,407   6,825,895   6,716,439   6,725,079   6,709,451    6,607,520

Appendix 1: Consolidated Statement of Financial Position




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 APPENDIX 2A: STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
 SCBCTA
                                                           Actual           Budget                               Forecasts                                                                                 Outlook

                                                           2010             2011               2012                2013               2014            2015             2016              2017               2018              2019             2020             2021

      Transit Revenues                                 $      437.8 $          432.8       $     456.9       $        529.8       $     554.3     $     563.7     $      613.3       $     630.1       $       643.1      $     693.6     $      706.3 $          717.8
      Toll Revenues                                    $       29.6 $            37.8      $          39.9   $            47.0    $       54.1    $      61.0     $           66.4   $          71.1   $           76.0   $       81.2    $       86.7 $           92.2
 User Fees                                             $      467.4 $          470.6       $     496.8       $        576.8       $     608.4     $     624.7     $      679.7       $     701.2       $       719.1      $     774.8     $      793.0 $          810.0
      Motor Fuel Tax                                   $      323.2 $          324.3       $     361.2       $        376.6       $     380.3     $     387.8     $      393.9       $     403.1       $       409.7      $     416.5     $      416.8 $          417.2
      Property Tax                                     $      271.8 $          279.2       $     287.6       $        296.2       $     305.1     $     314.2     $      323.7       $     333.4       $       343.4      $     353.7     $      364.3 $          375.2
      Parki ng Sales Tax                               $       58.4 $            49.2      $          50.0   $            50.7    $       51.5    $      52.2     $           53.0   $          53.8   $           54.6   $       55.4    $       56.3 $           57.1
      Other Taxes                                      $       36.5 $            36.7      $          37.3   $            37.7    $       38.0    $      38.3     $           38.6   $          38.9   $           39.3   $       39.6    $       39.9 $           40.2
      New Revenue                                      $            -   $          -       $           -     $            29.0    $       29.9    $      30.8     $           31.7   $          32.6   $           33.6   $       34.6    $       35.7 $           36.7
 Taxati on Revenues                                    $      689.9 $          689.4       $     736.1       $        790.2       $     804.8     $     823.3     $      840.9       $     861.8       $       880.6      $     899.8     $      913.0 $          926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                       $      146.1 $          196.0       $     230.5       $        245.5       $     178.2     $     124.8     $      105.4       $     106.1       $           80.2   $       41.8    $       39.1 $           19.3
 Interest Revenue                                      $       20.5 $            26.2      $          29.6   $            33.0    $       38.7    $      42.3     $           47.8   $          50.7   $           52.8   $       54.5    $       61.5 $           67.6
 Total Revenues                                        $    1,323.9 $         1,382.2      $    1,493.0      $      1,645.5       $    1,630.1    $    1,615.1    $     1,673.8      $    1,719.8      $     1,732.7      $    1,770.9    $     1,806.6 $        1,823.3
      Transit Operations                               $      768.2 $          826.4       $     862.8       $        902.1       $     921.4     $     944.5     $      978.6       $     995.2       $     1,017.6      $    1,040.5    $     1,063.6 $        1,086.5
      Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                      $      119.2 $          114.7       $     113.5       $            92.2    $       77.6    $      91.9     $           90.8   $          62.0   $           59.0   $       60.8    $       62.7 $           64.5
      TransLink Corporate & Poli ce                    $      101.4 $          106.0       $     106.9       $        110.5       $     113.4     $     116.1     $      119.8       $     122.3       $       127.3      $     127.5     $      130.4 $          133.4
 Operating Expenditures                                $      988.8 $         1,047.1      $    1,083.2      $      1,104.8       $    1,112.4    $    1,152.5    $     1,189.2      $    1,179.5      $     1,203.9      $    1,228.8    $     1,256.7 $        1,284.4

 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation              $      335.1 $          335.1       $     409.8       $        540.7       $     517.7     $     462.6     $      484.6       $     540.3       $       528.8      $     542.1     $      549.9 $          538.9
 Interest Expense                                      $      159.9 $          172.0       $     172.5       $        184.8       $     200.6     $     229.7     $      254.1       $     249.9       $       242.7      $     240.2     $      237.5 $          235.3
 Depreciation Expense                                  $      152.6 $          167.0       $     170.9       $        196.9       $     218.4     $     241.5     $      256.5       $     252.2       $       244.6      $     238.8     $      234.4 $          225.7
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items                  $       22.6 $              (3.9)   $      66.4       $        159.0       $      98.7     $          (8.6) $      (26.0) $          38.2       $        41.5      $      63.1     $       78.0 $           77.9
      Provision for Conti ngency Fund Adj ustment      $            -   $       (10.1)     $      (10.0) $                 -      $          -    $          -    $            -     $           -     $            -     $          -    $           -    $           -
      Proceeds From Sale of Assets & O ther I tems     $       (18.0) $          35.0      $           4.6   $            82.9    $       69.4    $          -    $            -     $           -     $            -     $          -    $           -    $           -
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments          $            4.6 $       21.0       $      61.0       $        241.9       $     168.1     $          (8.6) $      (26.0) $          38.2       $        41.5      $      63.1     $       78.0 $           77.9
      Fundi ng Adj ustments                            $       11.0 $           (79.9)     $     (137.2) $           (169.6) $          (119.1)   $      (49.0) $         (31.4) $          (64.3) $            (40.4) $             (0.1) $          (3.6) $      16.1
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                              $       15.6 $           (58.9)     $      (76.2) $             72.3       $      49.0     $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $          (26.1) $                1.1   $      63.0     $       74.4 $           94.0

 Opening Cumul ative Funded Surplus                    $      312.1 $          327.7       $     309.2 $              233.0 $           305.3     $     354.3 $          296.7 $           239.3 $             213.2 $          214.3 $          277.3 $          351.7
 Adj ustment for 2011 foreca st defi ci t (from 2010
 a ctua l of $327.7 mil lion)                                           $        40.4

 Cumulative Funded Surplus                             $      327.7 $          309.2       $     233.0       $        305.3       $     354.3     $     296.7     $      239.3       $     213.2       $       214.3      $     277.3     $      351.7 $          445.7
 The Statement of Operations does not include the results of AirCare and Transportation Property and Casualty Company Inc. ("TPCC")
 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast



Appendix 2A: Statement of Operations

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 SCBCTA
                                                           Actual           Budget                               Forecasts                                                                                  Outlook
                                                           2010             2011               2012                2013               2014             2015             2016              2017               2018             2019             2020           2021
      Transit Revenues                                 $      437.8 $          432.8       $     456.9       $        529.8       $     554.3      $     563.7      $     613.3       $     630.1       $       643.1     $     693.6      $     706.3 $        717.8
      Toll Revenues                                    $       29.6 $            37.8      $          39.9   $            47.0    $       54.1     $      61.0      $          66.4   $          71.1   $        76.0     $       81.2     $      86.7 $         92.2
 User Fees                                             $      467.4 $          470.6       $     496.8       $        576.8       $     608.4      $     624.7      $     679.7       $     701.2       $       719.1     $     774.8      $     793.0 $        810.0
      Motor Fuel Tax                                   $      323.2 $          324.3       $     361.2       $        376.6       $     380.3      $     387.8      $     393.9       $     403.1       $       409.7     $     416.5      $     416.8 $        417.2
      Property Tax                                     $      271.8 $          279.2       $     287.6       $        296.2       $     305.1      $     314.2      $     323.7       $     333.4       $       343.4     $     353.7      $     364.3 $        375.2
      Parki ng Sales Tax                               $       58.4 $            49.2      $          50.0   $            50.7    $       51.5     $      52.2      $          53.0   $          53.8   $        54.6     $       55.4     $      56.3 $         57.1
      Other Taxes                                      $       36.5 $            36.7      $          37.3   $            37.7    $       38.0     $      38.3      $          38.6   $          38.9   $        39.3     $       39.6     $      39.9 $         40.2
      New Revenue                                      $            -   $          -       $           -     $            29.0    $       29.9     $      30.8      $          31.7   $          32.6   $        33.6     $       34.6     $      35.7 $         36.7
 Taxation Revenues                                     $      689.9 $          689.4       $     736.1       $        790.2       $     804.8      $     823.3      $     840.9       $     861.8       $       880.6     $     899.8      $     913.0 $        926.4
 Senior Government Contributions                       $       19.3 $            19.3      $          19.3   $            19.3    $       19.3     $      19.3      $          19.3   $          19.3   $        19.3     $       19.3     $      19.3 $         19.3
 Interest Revenue                                      $            2.1 $            2.6   $           3.3   $             2.4    $          3.4   $          3.7   $           3.0   $           2.6   $           3.1   $          4.8   $          7.7 $      10.8
 Total Revenues                                        $    1,178.7 $         1,181.9      $    1,255.5      $      1,388.8       $    1,436.0     $    1,471.0     $    1,542.9      $    1,584.9      $     1,622.0     $    1,698.7     $    1,733.0 $      1,766.5
      Transit Operations                               $      791.3 $          849.5       $     885.9       $        925.2       $     944.5      $     967.6      $    1,001.7      $    1,018.3      $     1,040.7     $    1,063.6     $    1,086.7 $      1,109.6
      Roads, Bridges and Bicycles                      $       44.6 $            47.1      $          48.4   $            49.8    $       51.8     $      53.5      $          55.3   $          57.2   $        59.0     $       60.8     $      62.7 $         64.5
      TranLink Corporate & Pol ice                     $      101.4 $          106.0       $     106.9       $        110.5       $     113.4      $     116.1      $     119.8       $     122.3       $       127.3     $     127.5      $     130.4 $        133.4
 Operating Expenditures                                $      937.3 $         1,002.6      $    1,041.2      $      1,085.5       $    1,109.7     $    1,137.2     $    1,176.8      $    1,197.8      $     1,227.0     $    1,251.9     $    1,279.8 $      1,307.5
 Surplus Before Interest and Depreciation              $      241.4 $          179.4       $     214.3       $        303.3       $     326.3      $     333.8      $     366.1       $     387.2       $       395.1     $     446.9      $     453.2 $        459.0
 Interest Expense                                      $       95.9 $          106.2       $     105.7       $        117.2       $     132.3      $     161.3      $     185.8       $     181.8       $       174.9     $     172.8      $     170.6 $        169.1
 Capital Repayments                                    $      112.0 $          156.9       $     179.4       $        196.7       $     214.3      $     230.1      $     237.7       $     231.4       $       219.1     $     211.1      $     208.2 $        195.9
 Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items                  $       33.6 $           (83.7)     $      (70.8) $             (10.6) $          (20.4)    $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $          (26.0) $               1.1   $      63.0      $      74.4 $         94.0
      Provision for Conti ngency Fund Adj ustment      $            -   $       (10.1)     $      (10.0) $                 -      $          -     $          -     $           -     $           -     $           -     $          -     $          -   $          -
      Proceeds From Sale of Assets & O ther I tems     $       (18.0) $          35.0      $           4.6   $            82.9    $       69.4     $          -     $           -     $           -     $           -     $          -     $          -   $          -
 Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                              $       15.6 $           (58.8)     $      (76.2) $             72.3       $      49.0      $      (57.6) $         (57.4) $          (26.0) $               1.1   $      63.0      $      74.4 $         94.0
 Opening Cumul ative Funded Surplus                    $      312.1 $          327.7       $     309.2 $              233.0 $           305.3      $     354.3 $          296.7 $           239.3 $             213.2 $         214.3 $          277.3 $        351.7
 Adj ustment for 2011 foreca st defi ci t (from 2010
 a ctua l of $327.7 mil lion)                          $            -   $        40.4
 Cumulative Funded Surplus                             $      327.7 $          309.2       $     233.0       $        305.3       $     354.3      $     296.7      $     239.3       $     213.2       $       214.3     $     277.3      $     351.7 $        445.7

 The 2010 results include Vancouver 2010 Olympics and ParaOlympics related revenues and expenditures
 The 2011 budgeted cumulative surplus was based on the 2010 year end cumulative surplus forecast in August of 2010
 The 2012-2014 forecast reflects the current 2011 year end cumulative surplus forecast


Appendix 2B: Funded Statement of Operations


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SCBCTA                                                                     INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN
                                                                               Budget                   FORECASTS                                                      OUTLOOK
for the years                                                      thousands   2011           2012        2013        2014        2015         2016        2017         2018         2019         2020       2021

GENERAL
Revenues
     Motor Fuel Tax                                                                      0     32,835       44,300      44,740      45,620      46,340       47,420       48,200       49,000       49,040     49,080
     Property Tax                                                                        0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
     Other Tax                                                                           0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
     New Revenue                                                                         0          0       29,000      29,870      30,766      31,689       32,640       33,619       34,628       35,666     36,736
  Taxation and Fees                                                                      0     32,835       73,300      74,610      76,386      78,029       80,060       81,819       83,628       84,706     85,816
     Fares                                                                               0      5,533       20,563      24,974      25,288      32,962       41,161       45,409       52,506       55,667     57,477
     Advertising and Other                                                               0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
  Transit                                                                                0      5,533       20,563      24,974      25,288      32,962       41,161       45,409       52,506       55,667     57,477
  Real Estate Revenues                                                                   0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
  Tolls - Bridges                                                                        0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
  Capital Contributions                                                                  0      5,198       56,976      37,106       6,071           0            0            0            0            0          0
  Operating Contributions                                                                0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
  Interest Income                                                                        0        307          536       1,056       1,909       2,154        2,366        2,917        3,674        4,618      5,666

Total Revenues                                                                           0     43,872      151,374     137,746     109,654      113,145     123,587      130,146      139,808      144,991    148,959

Expenditures

     Major Road Network - Operation, Maintenance, Rehabilitation                         0          0            0           0           0           0            0              0           0           0          0
     Capital Funding to Municipalities                                                   0     13,000       13,000      13,000      13,000      13,000            0              0           0           0          0
     Major Bridges                                                                       0          0            0           0           0           0            0              0           0           0          0
     Albion Ferry Operations                                                             0          0            0           0           0           0            0              0           0           0          0
   Roads & Bridges                                                                       0     13,000       13,000      13,000      13,000      13,000            0              0           0           0          0

      Bus Division                                                                       0     14,602       38,765      48,541      44,175      45,089       46,031       46,983       47,954       48,936     49,938

       Expo & Millenium Lines                                                            0          0        1,287       1,974       2,214       2,302        2,348        2,395        2,444        2,495      2,545
       West Coast Express Commuter Rail                                                  0          0           25          25          25          25           25           25           25           25         25
       Canada Line (before Concessionaire Credit)                                        0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
       Canada Line Concessionaire Credit                                                 0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
       Evergreen Line                                                                    0          0            0           0      11,345      23,724       18,838       19,039       19,246       19,459     19,678
     Rail Division                                                                       0          0        1,312       1,999      13,585      26,052       21,211       21,459       21,715       21,979     22,248
     New Rapid Transit Lines                                                             0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
     Property tax, rentals, fare media & insurance                                       0          0            0           0           0           0            0            0            0            0          0
   Transit Operations                                                                    0     14,602       40,076      50,540      57,759      71,141       67,243       68,442       69,669       70,915     72,186

   TransLink                                                                             0      1,500        3,000       3,000       3,000        3,062       3,126        3,129        3,131        3,133      3,135
   Transit Police                                                                        0          0            0         973       1,979        3,031       3,091        3,153        3,216        3,280      3,346

Total Operating Expenditures                                                             0     29,102       56,076      67,513      75,738      90,233       73,460       74,724       76,016       77,328     78,667

Surplus/(Deficit) before Interest & Depreciation                                          0    14,770       95,297      70,233      33,916      22,912       50,127       55,422       63,792       67,664     70,292
  Interest Expense                                                                      200     1,251        4,213       8,008      26,516      42,413       39,923       39,923       39,939       39,939     39,939
  Depreciation Expense                                                                    0       638        2,173       5,194      15,328      23,487       23,635       23,635       23,635       23,635     23,635

Surplus/(Deficit) before Other Items                                                (200)      12,881       88,912      57,031      (7,929)     (42,988)    (13,431)      (8,136)           217      4,089      6,717
  Proceeds from Disposal of Surplus Assets                                             0            0            0           0           0            0           0            0              0          0          0

Surplus/(Deficit) before Funding Adjustments                                        (200)      12,881       88,912      57,031      (7,929)     (42,988)    (13,431)      (8,136)         217        4,089      6,717
  Funding Adjustments                                                               (239)       6,358      (47,683)    (29,200)      8,385       20,540       6,670        5,991        5,285        4,551      3,788

Funded Surplus/(Deficit)                                                            (439)      19,239       41,229      27,832           457    (22,448)     (6,761)      (2,145)       5,502        8,640     10,505

Cumulative Funded Surplus                                                           (439)      18,800       60,029      87,860      88,317      65,869       59,108       56,963       62,465       71,104     81,610




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APPENDIX 3                                                                                                         CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASHFLOWS
SCBCTA                                                                                                               MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE PROGRAM
                                                                            Budget                   FORECASTS                                                     OUTLOOK
for the years ending 31 Dec.                                    thousands   2011         2012          2013        2014        2015        2016        2017         2018        2019        2020        2021

Cash provided by (used for):

Operations:
  Excess of revenue over expenses                                            (71,665)      64,150       241,715     168,061      (8,719)    (26,074)    38,158        41,447      63,250     77,836       77,682
  Items not involving cash:
     Amortization of capital assets                                          157,278      171,103       196,881     218,362     241,497     256,481    252,201       244,634     238,751    234,421      225,749
     Net change in contractor liability                                       19,305       12,594        12,315       6,316           0           0          0             0           0          0            0
     Amortization of bond issue costs                                          1,723        1,259         1,182       1,118         974         766        688           642         455        371          177
     Amortization of debt issue costs                                          1,006        1,006           347          31           0           0          0             0           0          0            0
     Amortization of Deferred Concessionaire credits                         (23,078)     (23,078)      (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)    (23,078)   (23,078)      (23,078)    (23,078)   (23,078)     (23,078)
  Items not involving cash                                                   156,233      162,883       187,647     202,749     219,392     234,169    229,810       222,198     216,127    211,713      202,848
  Changes in non-cash working capital:
     (Increase)/decrease in accounts receivable                                (5,927)     (6,104)       (6,287)     (6,476)     (6,670)     (6,870)     (7,077)      (7,289)     (7,508)    (7,733)      (7,965)
     (Increase)/decrease in supplies inventory                                 (1,090)     (1,123)       (1,156)     (1,191)     (1,227)     (1,264)     (1,302)      (1,341)     (1,381)    (1,422)      (1,465)
     (Increase)/decrease in prepaid expenses                                     (260)       (268)         (276)       (284)       (293)       (302)       (311)        (320)       (330)      (339)        (350)
     Increase/(decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities            6,110       6,293         6,482       6,676       6,877       7,083       7,295        7,514       7,740      7,972        8,211
     Employee future benefit contributions                                      5,149       5,664         6,230       6,853       7,539       8,293       9,122       10,034      11,038     12,141       13,355
  Changes in non-cash working capital                                           3,982       4,462         4,992       5,578       6,225       6,940       7,728        8,599       9,559     10,619       11,787

                                                                              88,550      231,495       434,354     376,388     216,899     215,035    275,697       272,243     288,937    300,168      292,317

Investing:
   Decrease/(increase) in long-term investments                                 (923)        (964)       (1,008)     (1,053)     (1,101)     (1,150)     (1,202)      (1,256)     (1,312)     (1,372)     (1,433)
   Decrease/(increase) in debt reserve fund deposits                          (4,239)      (4,192)       (3,767)     (1,409)     (2,469)        243         844        2,642         311        (288)      1,734
   Purchase of capital assets (excluding MRN)                               (298,183)    (546,571)     (592,026)   (381,207)   (195,209)   (117,254)   (112,717)     (82,404)    (35,699)    (30,468)     (4,133)

                                                                            (303,345)    (551,728)     (596,801)   (383,669)   (198,779)   (118,161)   (113,074)     (81,018)    (36,701)    (32,128)     (3,832)

Financing:
   Short-term borrowing                                                            0            0             0           0           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
   Short-term debt repayments                                                (90,000)      (6,709)       (9,504)    (12,602)    (13,457)    (11,260)     (8,242)      (6,231)     (4,476)     (4,959)     (4,246)
   Golden Ears Bridge contractor liability payment                                 0            0             0           0        (462)     (1,892)     (3,464)      (5,180)     (7,030)     (9,046)    (11,225)
   Bonds issued                                                              298,182      379,063       339,537     230,269     129,358      67,257      30,947       21,664      13,271      10,727       4,174
   Issue costs on bonds issued                                                  (415)           0             0           0           0           0           0            0           0           0           0
   Bonds matured                                                              (4,973)     (32,120)      (37,939)    (72,230)    (23,487)    (93,665)   (131,940)    (156,266)    (52,529)    (87,593)   (166,980)
   Sinking Funds Maturities                                                        0       30,053        36,197      71,249      21,208      92,616     131,193      153,679      51,938      86,520     164,344
   Sinking Fund interest                                                     (20,794)     (25,673)      (29,970)    (34,625)    (37,959)    (44,186)    (47,402)     (49,063)    (48,989)    (53,119)    (56,100)
   Sinking Fund payments                                                     (89,797)    (107,346)     (120,077)   (126,725)   (129,249)   (132,238)   (128,066)    (119,917)   (112,328)   (110,891)   (105,702)
   Dividend paid to non-controlling interest

                                                                              92,202      237,267       178,244      55,336     (54,047)   (123,367)   (156,974)    (161,315)   (160,142)   (168,361)   (175,734)

Increase/(decrease) in cash                                                 (122,592)     (82,966)       15,797      48,054     (35,927)    (26,494)      5,649       29,911      92,094     99,678      112,752

Cash, beginning of period                                                    224,535      101,942        18,976      34,773      82,827      46,900     20,406        26,056      55,966    148,060      247,739

Cash, end of period                                                          101,942       18,976        34,773      82,827      46,900      20,406     26,056        55,966     148,060    247,739      360,490



Appendix 3: Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows




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$ Millions                                                                                  FORECASTS                                           OUTLOOK
                                                                           2011     2012         2013     2014      2015      2016      2017         2018      2019      2020         2021


Opening Gross Direct Borrowing                                            2,264    2,469        2,810    3,104     3,250     3,344     3,307        3,198     3,058     3,015        2,933
               Adjustments                                                    -        -            -        -         -         -         -            -         -         -            -
            Retirements/Other                                               (93)     (38)         (46)     (84)      (36)     (104)     (139)        (162)      (57)      (92)        (171)
            Short term borrowings                                             -        -            -        -         -         -         -            -         -         -            -
            Borrowing in Yr - Capital                                       298      379          340      230       129        67        31           22        13        11            4
Closing Gross Direct Borrowing                                            2,469    2,810        3,104    3,250     3,344     3,307     3,198        3,058     3,015     2,933        2,766
            Less: Sinking funds                                            (558)    (661)        (775)    (865)   (1,011)   (1,095)   (1,139)      (1,155)   (1,264)   (1,342)      (1,339)
            Less: Debt Reserve Funds                                        (45)     (49)         (53)     (54)      (57)      (57)      (56)         (53)      (53)      (53)         (51)
Closing Net Direct Borrowing                                              1,865    2,100        2,275    2,330     2,275     2,155     2,003        1,850     1,698     1,538        1,376

Established Borrowing Limit                                               2,800    2,800        2,800    2,800    2,800     2,800     2,800         2,800    2,800     2,800        2,800

Reconciliation of Borrowing During Year to Annual Capital Expenditures:

            Captial Expenditures (including MRN)                           366       587          562      387      234       153       117            82        36        30            4
            Less: Sr Gov't Contributions                                   (70)     (211)        (226)    (159)    (105)      (86)      (87)          (61)      (22)      (20)           -
            Less: Other Contributions                                       (1)        -            -        -        -         -         -             -         -         -            -
Net Expenditures                                                           295       375          336      228      128        67        31            21        13        11            4

            Add: Gross-up for Debt Reserve Fund                              3        4            3        2         1         1         0            0         0         0             0
Net Borrowing amount for capital                                           298      379          340      230       129        67        31           22        13        11             4


Appendix 4: Projected Borrowing Compared to Borrowing Limit and Select Financial Ratios




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                                                                                                 FO RECASTS                                                       OUTLOOK
$ Thousands                                                            2011         2012           2013         2014         2015        2016         2017         2018         2019        2020        2021

Projects Approved or Underway                                           338,879      348,989          78,998      22,347        6,427       7,015            -              -          -           -            -

Transit
Transit
   Vehicles                       Conventional             Expansion            -      6,127          18,358      11,760            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Conventional             Replace            122     35,725          88,904      62,786       84,916      80,008       84,846       57,757            -           -            -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Custom                   Expansion            -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Custom                   Replace              -      8,768          18,905      23,026       12,692       7,535       12,410       11,799       16,610      11,892            -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Community Shuttle        Expansion            -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Community Shuttle        Replace            101      6,146          20,957      27,656        4,985       9,992        8,966        7,238       12,597      14,564            -

Transit
   Exchanges                                                                    -      6,228             741         903          531         238          245          252          260         267          276
Transit
   Depots                                                                       -     11,183          76,508      25,716       19,875         314          742        1,324          390         401          413
Transit Fleet Maintenance Centre
   Heavy                                                                        -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Transit Minor                                                                -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Transit and Pedestrian Corridor Upgrades                                     -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Innovations Capital                                                          -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit ITS
   IT /                                                                         -          -               -           -            -           -            -            -            -           -            -
Transit
   Infrast                                                                      -      2,005           2,185       2,617        3,982       4,278        5,508        4,034        5,843       3,343       3, 444
Transit
   Other                                                                        -     24,087           1,918      12,991        6,749           -            -            -            -           -            -

Subtotal Transit                                                              223    100,269         228,476     167,456      133,730     102,364      112,717       82,404       35,699      30,468       4, 133

Rapid Transit
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        MK2                      Expansion            -            -             -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        MK1                      Overhaul             -            -             -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        Hwy RapidBus             Expansion            -            -             -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -            -

Rapid Transit
  Capacity Upgrade for Supporting Infrastructure                              -            -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Wayside Power Propulsion                                                    -        1,264             682         173            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid TransitStation area Upgrades & Programs
  Station &                                                                   -        8,302          79,084      56,529       10,867           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit and Gating
  Smart Card                                                                  -            -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit Line
  Evergreen                                                              26,550      104,100         142,525      99,275       41,971       5,941            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Hwy 1 RapidBus                                                              -            -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Infrast                                                                     -            -           3,174       6,073           10           -            -              -          -           -            -
Rapid Transit
  Other                                                                       -          988             967         770            1           -            -              -          -           -            -

Subtotal Rapid Transit                                                   26,550      114,655         226,432     162,820       52,850       5,941            -              -          -           -            -

Commuter Rail                                                                   -            -             -             -           -            -          -              -          -           -            -

Bike Program                                                                    -      3,150           3,550       4,750        8,850       8,450        1,250              -          -           -            -

Roads
Roads
  Transit Priority Program                                                      -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
  MRN
Roads Structures Replacement                                                    -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Roads Major
  MRN                                                                           -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Roads Major
  MRN                             United Boulevard Ext ension                   -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -
Roads Minor
  MRN                                                                           -     11,061          13,185      16,920       29,538      27,000        3,500              -          -           -            -
Roads
  Other                                                                         -          -               -           -            -           -            -              -          -           -            -

Subtotal Roads                                                                  -     11,061          13,185      16,920       29,538      27,000        3,500              -          -           -            -

Bridges                                                                         -          271         1,632           705          39          746          -              -          -           -            -

Marine                                                                          -      1,036           4,479       6,182        1,154       1,188            -              -          -           -            -

IT                                                                              -      7,239           5,679       5,818        1,010             -          -              -          -           -            -

Total Gross Cost                                                        365,652      586,669         562,432     386,999      233,597     152,704      117,467       82,404       35,699      30,468       4, 133

Contribution
  Fed                                                                   (52,319)     (195,229)      (203,221)   (145,050)    (102,454)    (86,084)     (86,790)      (60,918)    (22,494)    (19,782)           -
  Prov                                                                  (17,182)      (15,978)       (22,930)    (13,828)      (3,036)          -            -             -           -           -            -
  Other                                                                    (806)            -              -           -            -           -            -             -           -           -            -
Total Contribution                                                      (70,308)     (211,207)      (226,151)   (158,878)    (105,490)    (86,084)     (86,790)      (60,918)    (22,494)    (19,782)           -

Total Net Cost                                                          295,344      375,462         336,281     228,121      128,107      66,620       30,677       21,486       13,205      10,686       4, 133




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INCREMENTAL CAPITAL CASH FLOWS - PROJECTS APPROVED AND PROPOSED
INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN CAPITAL CASH FLOW PROJECTS APPROVED AND PROPO SED
$ Thousands                                                            2011       2012        2013        2014         2015        2016       2017       2018       2019       2020       2021        TOTAL

Projects Approved or Underway                                                 -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Transit
Transit
   Vehicles                       Conventional             Expansion          -      6,127      18,358      11, 760           -           -          -          -          -          -          -         36,245
Transit
   Vehicles                       Conventional             Replace            -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Custom                   Expansion          -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Custom                   Replace            -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Community Shuttle        Expansion          -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Vehicles                       Community Shuttle        Replace            -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Transit
   Exchanges                                                                  -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Depots                                                                     -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit Fleet Maintenance Centre
   Heavy                                                                      -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Transit Minor                                                              -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Transit and Pedestrian Corridor Upgrades                                   -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit
   Innovations Capital                                                        -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Transit ITS
   IT /                                                                       -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
   Infrast                                                                    -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -
Transit
   Other                                                                      -     17,515       1,421      12, 152       6,749           -          -          -          -          -          -         37,837

Subtotal Transit                                                              -     23,642      19,778      23, 913       6,749           -          -          -          -          -          -        74, 082

Rapid Transit
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        MK2                      Expansion          -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        MK1                      Overhaul           -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Rapid Transit
  Vehicles                        Hwy RapidBus             Expansion          -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Rapid Transit
  Capacity Upgrade for Supporting Infrastructure                              -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
Rapid Transit
  Wayside Power Propulsion                                                    -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
Rapid TransitStation area Upgrades & Programs
  Station &                                                                   -      3,227      69,301      50, 461      10,507           -          -          -          -          -          -      133, 496
Rapid Transit and Gating
  Smart Card                                                                  -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
Rapid Transit Line
  Evergreen                                                              26,550    104,100     142,525      99, 275      41,971       5,941          -          -          -          -          -      420, 362
Rapid Transit
  Hwy 1 RapidBus                                                              -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -             -
  Infrast                                                                     -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -
Rapid Transit
  Other                                                                       -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Subtotal Rapid Transit                                                   26,550    107,327     211,826     149, 736      52,478       5,941          -          -          -          -          -      553, 859

Commuter Rail                                                                 -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Bike Program                                                                  -      3,000       3,000       3, 000       3,000       3,000          -          -          -          -          -        15, 000

Roads
Roads
  Transit Priority Program                                                    -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
  MRN
Roads Structures Replacement                                                  -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Roads Major
  MRN                                                                         -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Roads Major
  MRN                             United Boulevard Ext ension                 -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Roads Minor
  MRN                                                                         -     10,000      10,000      10, 000      10,000      10,000          -          -          -          -          -        50, 000
Roads
  Other                                                                       -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Subtotal Roads                                                                -     10,000      10,000      10, 000      10,000      10,000          -          -          -          -          -        50, 000

Bridges                                                                       -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Marine                                                                        -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

IT                                                                            -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -

Total Gross Cost                                                         26,550    143,969     244,605     186, 649      72,227      18,941          -          -          -          -          -      692, 941

Contribution
  Fed                                                                         -     (5,198)    (36,048)    (23, 278)     (3,036)          -          -          -          -          -          -       (67, 559)
  Prov                                                                        -          -     (20,928)    (13, 828)     (3,036)          -          -          -          -          -          -       (37, 791)
  Other                                                                       -          -           -            -           -           -          -          -          -          -          -              -
Total Contribution                                                            -     (5,198)    (56,976)    (37, 106)     (6,071)          -          -          -          -          -          -      (105, 350)

Total Net Cost                                                           26,550    138,772     187,629     149, 543      66,155      18,941          0          0          0          0          0      587, 591




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                                                FORECASTS                                       OUTLOOK
Thousands of Hours             2011      2012       2013     2014     2015     2016    2017        2018    2019    2020    2021

Conventional Bus              4,373    4,485       4,719    4,764    4,764    4,764   4,764       4,764   4,764   4,764   4,764
Community Shuttle               555      573         579      579      579      579     579         579     579     579     579
Total Bus                     4,928    5,058       5,298    5,343    5,343    5,343   5,343       5,343   5,343   5,343   5,343

SkyTrain E&M                  1,128    1,128       1,128    1,128    1,128    1,128   1,128       1,128   1,128   1,128   1,128
SkyTrain Canada Line            180      196         196      196      196      196     196         196     196     196     196
SkyTrain Evergreen Line           0        0           0        0        0       69     138         138     138     138     138
Total Rapid Transit           1,308    1,323       1,323    1,323    1,323    1,392   1,461       1,461   1,461   1,461   1,461

SeaBus                           11       11          12      12        12      12         12        12     12      12      12
West Coast Express               43       42          42      42        42      42         42        42     42      42      42

Total Conventional Service    6,289    6,435       6,676    6,721    6,721    6,790   6,859       6,859   6,859   6,859   6,859

Custom                          613      613         613      613      613      613     613         613     613     613     613
Total Service Hours           6,902    7,048       7,289    7,334    7,334    7,403   7,472       7,472   7,472   7,472   7,472




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INCREMENTAL CHANGE BETWEEN BASE PLAN AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLAN

                               2011      2012     2013     2014     2015     2016     2017     2018   2019   2020   2021

Conventional Bus                  0      112      346      391      391      391      391      391    391    391    391
Community Shuttle                 0       18       24       24       24       24       24       24     24     24     24
Total Bus                         0      130      370      415      415      415      415      415    415    415    415

SkyTrain E&M                      0        0        0        0        0        0        0        0      0      0      0
SkyTrain Canada Line              0        0        0        0        0        0        0        0      0      0      0
SkyTrain Evergreen Line           0        0        0        0        0       69      138      138    138    138    138
Total Rapid Transit               0        0        0        0        0       69      138      138    138    138    138

SeaBus                            0        1        2        2        2        2           2     2      2      2      2
West Coast Express                0        0        0        0        0        0           0     0      0      0      0

Total Conventional Service        0      131      372      417      417      485      554      554    554    554    554

Custom                            0        0        0        0        0        0        0        0      0      0      0
Total Service Hours               0      131      372      417      417      485      554      554    554    554    554




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      Year                                                       2011          2012          2013         2014
      FARE SCHEDULE
      Conventional T ransit
      Cash Fares
      1 zone Adult                                           $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
      2 zone Adult                                           $     3.75    $      3.75   $     3.75   $     3.75
      3 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

      Monthly Farecard
      1 zone Adult                                           $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $ 100.40     $ 100.40
      2 zone Adult                                           $ 110.00      $ 110.00      $ 136.40     $ 136.40
      3 zone Adult                                           $ 151.00      $ 151.00      $ 187.20     $ 187.20

      Canada Line YVR Add Fare (See Note 2)                  $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

      Custom Transit Service
      Cash Fares
      Within 1 zone                                          $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
      Between 2 adjacent zones                               $     2.50    $      2.50   $     2.50   $     2.50
      Between 3 adjacent zones                               $     3.75    $      3.75   $     3.75   $     3.75
      Between 4 adjacent zones                               $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00

      Monthly Farecard
      Within 1 zone                                          $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $   100.40   $   100.40
      Between 2 adjacent zones                               $ 81.00       $ 81.00       $   100.40   $   100.40
      Between 3 adjacent zones                               $ 110.00      $ 110.00      $   136.40   $   136.40
      Between 4 adjacent zones                               $ 151.00      $ 151.00      $   187.20   $   187.20

      West Coast Express (WCE) Service
      Cash fares - One Way
      1 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00
      2 zone Adult                                           $     5.00    $      5.00   $     5.00   $     5.00
      3 zone Adult                                           $     6.75    $      6.75   $     6.75   $     6.75
      4 zone Adult                                           $     8.25    $      8.25   $     8.25   $     8.25
      5 zone Adult                                           $    11.25    $     11.25   $    11.25   $    11.25
      Weekly Pass
      1 zone Adult                                           $    42.25    $     42.25   $ 52.40      $ 52.40
      2 zone Adult                                           $    42.25    $     42.25   $ 52.40      $ 52.40
      3 zone Adult                                           $    58.00    $     58.00   $ 72.00      $ 72.00
      4 zone Adult                                           $    70.50    $     70.50   $ 87.40      $ 87.40
      5 zone Adult                                           $    97.50    $     97.50   $ 120.90     $ 120.90
      28 Day Pass
      1 zone Adult                                           $   134.75    $   134.75    $   167.00   $   167.00
      2 zone Adult                                           $   134.75    $   134.75    $   167.00   $   167.00
      3 zone Adult                                           $   178.75    $   178.75    $   221.60   $   221.60
      4 zone Adult                                           $   217.00    $   217.00    $   269.00   $   269.00
      5 zone Adult                                           $   298.50    $   298.50    $   370.00   $   370.00

      PROJECTED FARE REVENUES (See Note 1)
      (thousands)
      Short-term Fare Revenue                                $ 180,615     $ 197,080     $ 175,085    $ 185,533
      Other Fare Revenue                                     $ 240,399     $ 247,986     $ 342,122    $ 355,385
      Total                                                  $ 421,014     $ 445,065     $ 517,207    $ 540,918

      Short-term Fares as Percentage of Total                     42.9%          44.3%        33.9%        34.3%


      Note 1:
      In 2013, the average fare is forecasted to increase by an average of 12.5 per cent, as assumed in the 2010
      Funding Stabilization Plan and approved by the Mayors' Council in October 2009.
      For the purposes of this fare and revenue schedule, the fare rates shown for
      2013 are based on no increases to the short-term fares; the 12.5 per cent average increase is derived
      from increases to long-term fares within the elimination of the discounted fare saver tickets
      and day passes.

      Note 2:
      Canada Line YVR Add fare is applicable only to outbound travel from YVR.




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                          Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager
           Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department

Date:      September 7, 2011

Subject:   Overview of Requested Amendments to Metro Vancouver’s Regional
           Growth Strategy

Recommendation:

That the Board receive for information the report dated September 7, 2011, titled “Overview
of Requested Amendments to Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy”.


1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the requested amendments to Metro
Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. This report summarizes the requests and proposes
timelines for the various amendments.

2. CONTEXT

On July 29, 2011 the Metro Vancouver Board adopted of the Regional Growth Strategy and
the Regional Growth Strategy Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 201. During the local
government acceptance process for the Regional Growth Strategy in early 2011, five
municipalities requested amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy: the City of
Coquitlam, City of Richmond, District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, and
Tsawwassen First Nation. There were 11 requests, and the requests fall under the “Type
1”, “Type 2” and “Type 3” categories as set out in the RGS. The Type 1, 2 and 3
amendments have different procedural requirements.

Type 1 amendments are major amendments and follow the same process as adoption of
the RGS itself: The voting threshold is a 50% +1 weighted vote of the Board, and the
amendment must be accepted by all affected local governments.

Type 2 amendments are considered minor amendments. Type 2 amendments require a
two-thirds weighted vote of the Board, and a public hearing. Type 3 amendments also are
considered minor. Type 3 amendments required a 50%+1 weighted vote of the Board, but
no public hearing is required.

The first step in processing the amendments is for Metro Vancouver staff to prepare reports
on the amendments and four separate reports were prepared as follows:




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     1. Agenda Item 5.4 - Type 3 Amendments – There are 8 requests from municipalities
        for Type 3 amendments, and they have been considered in one omnibus report.
     2. Agenda Item 5.5 - Type 1 Amendment – Request for text amendment to delete the
        phrase “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial extensive
        recreation facilities” in section 6.3.4(b).
     3. Agenda Item 5.6 - Request for text amendment regarding voting threshold to be
        raised to two-thirds for properties being re-designated from Conservation and
        Recreation to Agriculture, and subsequently to Industrial.
     4. Agenda Item 5.7 - Type 2 Amendment – Request to include Lower Lynn in the
        District of North Vancouver as a Municipal Town Centre.

 As set out in the Procedures Bylaw, the draft staff reports were forwarded to the Technical
 Advisory Committee (TAC) on August 26, 2011, with TAC providing comments to Metro
 Vancouver on September 6, 2011. These comments are attached to this report, and have
 also been incorporated in the text of the accompanying reports.

Summary of All RGS Amendments Requested by Member Municipalities

City of Coquitlam:                                                           RGS Amend. Type
  1. Text Amendment – Delete the phrase “Conservation and Recreation
      lands utilized only for commercial extensive recreation facilities” in        Type 1
      Section 6.3.4(b).
  2. Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Westwood
     Plateau Golf Course lands from General Urban to Conservation and             Type 3
     Recreation.
  3. Map Amendment – Extend the Conservation and Recreation land use
     designation to existing public parks and protected riparian corridors in     Type 3
     Coquitlam.

District of North Vancouver:
  4. Text Amendment – Amend Section 6.3.4 so that Conservation and
      Recreation areas cannot be amended to Agricultural areas and then
                                                                                  Type 1
      Industrial areas in a two step process by a simple majority vote, and
      that a two-thirds vote be required.
  5. Map Amendment – Designate Lower Lynn as a Municipal Town Centre
                                                                                  Type 2
     (amend Maps 2 and 4, and Table 3 – Guidelines).

City of Richmond:
  6. Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Terra Nova
                                                                                  Type 3
      lands from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.
  7. Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Garden
                                                                                  Type 3
     City lands from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.
  8. Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
     Department of National Defence lands from General Urban to                   Type 3
     Conservation and Recreation.



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District of West Vancouver:
  9. Map Amendment – Amend the portions of the land use designation for
      the Old Growth Conservancy that are General Urban to Conservation           Type 3
      and Recreation.
  10. Map Amendment – Amend Map 12 to expand the Special Study Area
      for the Upper Lands to include all lands above the 1200 foot contour        Type 3
      line and shown as General Urban.

Tsawwassen First Nation:
  11. Text Amendment – Amend Table A.1 as follows:

Year                       2021                2031                   2041
Population                 4,000               6,000                  8,500       Type 3
Dwelling Units             1,900               2,900                  4,400
Employment                 1,300               1,800                  2,600

Proposed Timeline for Type 1 Amendment

                            Report to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for comment,
August 26, 2011
                            as per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011.
                            Technical Advisory Committee comments to Metro Vancouver as
September 6, 2011
                            per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011.
September 16, 2011          Report to Regional Planning Committee.
                            Report to the Board to initiate the amendment process with the
September 23, 2011
                            intent to introduce an amendment bylaw in early 2012.
                            Provide written notice of proposed amendment to affected local
September 23, 2011
                            governments.
Winter 2012                 Board to consider Bylaw 1st / 2nd Readings.
                            Submit Amendment Bylaw to affected local government for
Winter 2012
                            acceptance; initiate 60 day ratification process.
Spring 2012                 60 day ratification process ends.
                                                                 rd
                            Board to consider giving the Bylaw 3 Reading and Final
Spring 2012
                            Adoption.

Proposed Timeline for the Type 3 Amendments

                            Metro Vancouver staff report to the Technical Advisory
August 26, 2011             Committee (TAC) for comment, as per RGS Procedures Bylaw
                            No. 1148, 2011.
                            Technical Advisory Committee comments provided to Metro
September 6, 2011
                            Vancouver staff as per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011.
September 16, 2011          Report to Regional Planning Committee.



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                                                                    st    nd
                             Report to the Board to initiate Bylaw 1 and 2 Readings and to
September 23, 2011
                             proceed with affected local government notification process.
                             Minimum 30 day notification period commences for affected local
September 26, 2011
                             governments.
October 26, 2011             Notification period of 30 days complete.
October 28 or
                             Board to consider Bylaw 3rd Reading and Final Adoption.
November 25, 2011

3. ALTERNATIVES

No alternatives presented.

4. CONCLUSION

This report provides an overview of the process for amendments to Metro Vancouver’s
Regional Growth Strategy.

ATTACHMENT

Technical Advisory Committee Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Metro
Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy (Doc. # 5421060).




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Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Comments on Proposed Amendments to
the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting Date: September 6, 2011



Request for Type 3 Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy
 1. Amendment Request from City of Coquitlam
Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Westwood Plateau Golf Course
lands in Coquitlam from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation; and

2. Amendment Request from City of Coquitlam
Map amendment – Extend the Conservation and Recreation land use designation to
existing public parks and protected riparian corridors in Coquitlam

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional
Growth Strategy as proposed by Coquitlam, and provides the following comments:

    •   TAC is generally supportive of having flexibility for municipalities to determine what
        lands should be included in the Conservation and Recreation designation.

    •   With respect to the request to include public parks and riparian corridors in the
        Conservation and Recreation areas, there was an observation that some of the
        parcels were small in size and did not seem to be “regionally significant”. Including
        them in the Conservation and Recreation designation would suggest that they are
        regionally significant, but inclusion should not be seen as setting a precedent for
        regional significance.

    •   TAC noted they have been tasked with determining “regional significance” as part of
        their future work plan, and decisions made now to amend the RGS will have bearing
        on those discussions.

 3. Amendment Request from City of Richmond
Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Terra Nova lands in Richmond
from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth
Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and provides the following comments:

•   The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation, and
    the lands appear to be regionally significant

 4. Amendment Request from City of Richmond
Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Garden City Lands in Richmond
from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation

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Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth
Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and provides the following comments:
    • The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       and the lands appear to be regionally significant

5. Amendment Request from City of Richmond
Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Department of National
Defence lands in Richmond from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth
Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and provides the following comments:

   •   The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       and the lands appear to be regionally significant.

6. Amendment Request from the District of West Vancouver
Map Amendment – Amend the portions of the land use designation for the Old Growth
Conservancy in West Vancouver that are General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional
Growth Strategy as proposed by West Vancouver to include a portion of the Old Growth
Conservancy in West Vancouver, and provides the following comments:

   •   The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       the property is contiguous with the existing Conservation and Recreation areas, and
       the lands seem regionally significant.

7. Amendment Request from the District of West Vancouver
Map amendment – Amend Map 12 to expand the Special Study Area for the Upper Lands in
West Vancouver to include all lands above the 1,200 foot contour line and shown as General
Urban.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation that the Special Study
Area for the Upper Lands in West Vancouver be amended to include all lands above the
1,200 foot contour line and shown as General Urban, and support the staff analysis. TAC
provides the following comments to refine the Regional Growth Strategy:

   •   It is recommended that Metro Vancouver will draft language that acknowledges this
       request is a special case for West Vancouver and was raised during the Regional
       Growth Strategy acceptance process, and note that it is an area located within the
       Urban Containment Boundary.




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   •   TAC agrees that the proposed amendment does not affect the status of the other
       existing Special Study Areas.

   •   TAC agrees that it does not support the expansion of further Special Study Areas, as
       described in the intent of Section 6.12.4, but recommends this amendment to
       recognize the special circumstances under which the request was made.

 8. Amendment Request from the Tsawwassen First Nation
Text Amendment – Amend Table A.1 ‘Population, Dwelling Unit and Employment Projections
for Metro Vancouver Subregions and Municipalities’ for Tsawwassen First Nation.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Table A.1 as
proposed by Tsawwassen First Nation, and notes that as an alternative, population and
employment projection refinements are more typically made during the Regional Context
Statement process.

Request for Type 2 Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy
9. Amendment Request from the District of North Vancouver for Type 2 Amendment
   to the Regional Growth Strategy – Add Lower Lynn as a Municipal Town Centre

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports a deferral of the request, and provides the following comments:

   •   TAC supports the District of North Vancouver’s goals and principles for developing
       complete communities, but questions the timing of putting forward Lower Lynn as a
       Municipal Town Centre at this time, and suggests further work on an Implementation
       Plan should accompany the request to include Lower Lynn as a Municipal Town
       Centre
   •   Guidelines for Urban Centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas should be
       developed by Metro Vancouver staff so that there is a better understanding of the
       criteria required to determine which areas are candidates as Urban Centres or
       Frequent Transit Development Areas.

Request for Type 1 Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy
10. Amendment Request from the District of North Vancouver to Amend the Regional
    Growth Strategy to require a 2/3 vote for the re-designation of lands from
    Agricultural to Industrial, where the lands had previously been re-designated from
    Conservation and Recreation to Agricultural

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the option outlined in the staff report that states that the Regional Growth
Strategy not be amended, but that the item be addressed in the proposed “Regional Growth
Strategy Amendment Guidelines”.

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11. Amendment Request from the City of Coquitlam to delete from section 6.3.4(b) the
    phrase “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial extensive
    recreation facilities”

Technical Advisory Committee Comments for Inclusion in the Regional Planning
Committee Report
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth
Strategy as proposed by Coquitlam, and provides the following comments:
    • TAC supports removing the clause and agrees that the amendment should be
       brought forward as soon as reasonably possible in 2012.




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                          Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager,
           Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department

Date:      August 25, 2011

Subject:   Request for Type 3 Amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy

Recommendations:

That the Board:
a) Initiate the process for Type 3 amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy in
   accordance with section 857.1(2) of the Local Government Act and sections 6.4.2 and
   6.4.5 of the Regional Growth Strategy for amendment requests received from:
   i. the City of Coquitlam (Westwood Plateau golf course, existing public parks, riparian
        areas);
   ii. the City of Richmond (Terra Nova lands, Garden City lands, Department of National
        Defence lands);
   iii. District of West Vancouver (Old Growth Conservancy lands, expansion of special
        study area); and
   iv. Tsawwassen First Nation (population, employment and dwelling data);

b) Introduce and give first and second reading to Greater Vancouver Regional District
   Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1150, 2011 (Type 3 Amendments);
   and

c) Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 3 amendments to all affected
   local governments.


1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to initiate a Type 3 amendment process for the Regional
Growth Strategy in response to amendment requests received from the City of Coquitlam,
City of Richmond, District of West Vancouver, and Tsawwassen First Nation.

2. CONTEXT

The Regional Growth Strategy (Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth
Strategy Bylaw 1136, 2010) was accepted by all affected local governments and adopted by
the Metro Vancouver Board on July 29, 2011. Following their acceptance, five affected
local governments submitted resolutions to Metro Vancouver requesting amendments to the
Regional Growth Strategy be considered after its adoption (Attachment 1). This report
responds only to the Type 3 amendment requests submitted by the member municipalities.
Type 1 and Type 2 amendment requests are addressed in separate reports.

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The Type 3 amendment requests submitted by the five member municipalities are listed
below:
    1. City of Coquitlam Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
       Westwood Plateau Golf Course lands from General Urban to Conservation and
       Recreation.
    2. City of Coquitlam Map Amendment – Extend the Conservation and Recreation
       land use designation to existing public parks and protected riparian corridors.
    3. City of Richmond Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
       Terra Nova lands from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.
    4. City of Richmond Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
       Garden City lands from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.
    5. City of Richmond Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
       Department of National Defence lands from General Urban to Conservation and
       Recreation.
    6. District of West Vancouver Map Amendment – Amend the portions of the land
       use designation for the Old Growth Conservancy that are General Urban to
       Conservation and Recreation.
    7. District of West Vancouver Map Amendment – Amend Map 12 to expand the
       Special Study Area for the Upper Lands to include all lands above the 1,200 foot
       contour line and shown as General Urban.
    8. Tsawwassen First Nation Text Amendment – Amend Table A.1 with revised
       growth projections.

The requested Type 3 amendments are subject to the following subsections of Regional
Growth Strategy section 6.3.4:
•   6.3.4(c) amendment from Industrial, Mixed Employment or General Urban land use
    designations to Rural, Agricultural or Conservation and Recreation land use
    designations.
•   6.3.4(h) housekeeping amendments to population, dwelling unit and employment
    projections, housing demand estimates, performance measures, tables, figures,
    grammar, or numbering, that do not alter the intent of the Regional Growth Strategy.
•   6.3.4(j) all other amendments not identified in sections 6.3.1 or 6.3.3.

The voting threshold for approval of Type 3 amendments is an affirmative 50% + 1 weighted
vote of the Metro Vancouver Board. A public hearing is not required.

Assessment and Recommendations for the Proposed Amendments

Each of the requested Type 3 amendments is listed below with a brief description, Metro
Vancouver staff analysis, Technical Advisory Committee comment, and Metro Vancouver
staff recommendation.




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1. City of Coquitlam - Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
   Westwood Plateau Golf Course lands from General Urban to Conservation and
   Recreation.

Map 1. Proposed Amendment from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation




Metro Vancouver staff analysis: The proposed amendment includes just over 100
hectares of golf course lands within the Urban Containment Boundary. All of the subject
area was included as Green Zone in the Livable Region Strategic Plan. Although the City of
Coquitlam initially requested the area be designated General Urban in the recently adopted
Regional Growth Strategy, the City now requests the area be changed to the Conservation
and Recreation designation. The requested amendment would be consistent with the intent
of the RGS Conservation and Recreation designation to protect significant ecological and
recreational assets in the region.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 1 of this report. Redesignation to Conservation and
Recreation will maintain regional land use consistency established by the Livable Region
Strategic Plan, and assist in protecting the recreational status and natural asset value of the
subject site.

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Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver
staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by Coquitlam,
and provides the following comments:
    • TAC is generally supportive of having flexibility for municipalities to determine what
        lands should be included in the Conservation and Recreation designation;
   •   TAC noted they have been tasked with determining “regional significance” as part of
       their future work plan, and decisions made now to amend the RGS will have bearing
       on those discussions.




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2. City of Coquitlam - Map amendment – Extend the Conservation and Recreation land
   use designation to existing public parks and protected riparian corridors.

Map 2. Proposed Amendment from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation




Metro Vancouver staff analysis: This proposed amendment includes many large and
small municipal parks, recreation facilities and open space / natural areas that are currently
within the RGS Urban Containment Boundary and designated General Urban. Total
combined land area of the proposed sites is approximately 400 hectares. Nearly all of the
proposed amendment sites were designated as Green Zone in the Livable Region Strategic
Plan. Although the City of Coquitlam previously requested the sites be designated General
Urban for the Regional Growth Strategy, the City now requests these sites be re-designated
as Conservation and Recreation. The amendment request includes many small park and
institutional locations that may not be significant at the regional scale.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 2 of this report.




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Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver
staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by Coquitlam,
and provides the following comments:
    • TAC is generally supportive of having flexibility for municipalities to determine what
        lands should be included in the Conservation and Recreation designation;
   •   With respect to the request to include public parks and riparian corridors in the
       Conservation and Recreation areas, there was an observation some of the parcels
       were small in size and did not seem to be “regionally significant.” Including them in
       the Conservation and Recreation designation would suggest that they are regionally
       significant, but inclusion should not be seen setting a precedent for regional
       significance.
   •   TAC noted they have been tasked with determining “regional significance” as part of
       their future work plan, and decisions made now to amend the RGS will have bearing
       on those discussions.




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3. City of Richmond - Map Amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Terra
   Nova lands in Richmond from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.

Map 3. Proposed Amendment from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation




Metro Vancouver staff analysis: The proposed amendment includes a 28 hectare site
within the Urban Containment Boundary. Although not included in the previous LRSP
Green Zone, the City of Richmond maintains an agriculture and open space land use status
for this site. The City of Richmond previously recommended the site be retained as General
Urban in the Regional Growth Strategy. The City now requests the site be re-designated to
Conservation and Recreation designation. The requested amendment would be consistent
with the intent of the RGS Conservation and Recreation designation to protect significant
ecological and recreational assets in the region.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 3 of this report. Redesignation from General Urban to
Conservation and Recreation will assist in protecting the conservation and recreation use of
this area within the municipal and regional context.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff
recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and
provides the following comments:

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   •   The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       and the lands appear to be regionally significant.

4. City of Richmond - Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the Garden
   City lands in Richmond from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation.

Metro Vancouver staff analysis: The proposed amendment includes a 55 hectare site
within the Urban Containment Boundary. The site is within the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Although not included in the LRSP Green Zone, the City of Richmond maintains a public
and open space status on these lands. The City of Richmond previously requested the site
be designated General Urban in the Regional Growth Strategy. The City now requests the
site be re-designated to Conservation and Recreation. The requested amendment would
be consistent with the intent of the RGS Conservation and Recreation designation to protect
significant ecological and recreational assets in the region.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 3 of this report. Redesignation from General Urban to
Conservation and Recreation will assist in protecting the conservation and recreation use of
this area within the municipal and regional context.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff
recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and
provides the following comments:
   • The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       and the lands appear to be regionally significant.

5. City of Richmond - Map amendment – Amend the land use designation for the
   Department of National Defence lands in Richmond from General Urban to
   Conservation and Recreation.

Metro Vancouver staff analysis: The proposed amendment includes a 59 hectare site
within the Urban Containment Boundary. The site is currently within the Agricultural Land
Reserve. Although not included in the LRSP Green Zone, the City of Richmond maintains a
public and open space status on these lands. The City of Richmond previously requested
the site designated General Urban in the Regional Growth Strategy. The City now requests
the site be redesignated to Conservation and Recreation designation. The requested
amendment would be consistent with the intent of the RGS Conservation and Recreation
designation to protect significant ecological and recreational assets in the region.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 3 of this report. Redesignation from General Urban to
Conservation and Recreation will assist in protecting the conservation and recreation use of
this area within the municipal and regional context.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff
recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by Richmond, and
provides the following comments:
   • The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       and the lands appear to be regionally significant.

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6. District of West Vancouver - Map Amendment – Amend the portions of the land use
   designation for the Old Growth Conservancy in West Vancouver that are General Urban
   to Conservation and Recreation.

Map 4. Proposed Amendment from General Urban to Conservation and Recreation
       Proposed Amendment to include the Old Growth Conservancy




Metro Vancouver staff analysis: The proposed amendment includes a 10 hectare portion
of the Old Growth Conservancy – a unique area of old growth forest – that is presently
within the Urban Containment Boundary and designated General Urban. Amending the
RGS designation for this site to Conservation and Recreation will assist in protecting this
unique natural asset.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested land use designation amendment from General Urban to Conservation and
Recreation as shown on Map 4 of this report. Redesignation from General Urban to
Conservation and Recreation will assist in protecting this unique area within the municipal
and regional context.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver
staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth Strategy as proposed by West
Vancouver to include a portion of the Old Growth Conservancy in West Vancouver, and
provides the following comments:

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   •   The properties seem consistent with the Conservation and Recreation designation,
       the property is contiguous with the existing Conservation and Recreation areas, and
       the lands seem regionally significant.

7. District of West Vancouver - Map amendment – Amend Map 12 to expand the Special
   Study Area for the Upper Lands in West Vancouver to include all General Urban lands
   above the 1,200 foot contour line.

Extending the Special Study Area to the 1,200 ft contour would add approximately 700
hectares to the current RGS Special Study Area. The extension would only add lands
currently within the Urban Containment Boundary designated as General Urban. Special
Study Area status within the Urban Containment Boundary on General Urban lands will
have no affect on the regional land use designation amendment options currently available
in the Regional Growth Strategy. However, the extended Special Study Area would provide
the municipality with a useful interim designation while they continue to prepare local plans
and policies for the larger area.




Section 6.12.4 of the Regional Growth Strategy states that “the areas for Special Study
Area depicted on Map 12 are not to be expanded” and that “a Type 3 minor amendment to
Map 12 is only permitted to delete Special Study Areas”. The intent in establishing Special
Study Areas was to identify specific locations where municipalities were in the process of
considering potential land use / Urban Containment Boundary changes at the time of
Regional Growth Strategy adoption. A Board voting threshold of 50%+1 applies to
designation changes within Special Study Areas. The intent of section 6.12.4 is to inhibit
the expansion of those Special Study Areas to include larger areas for potential Urban
Containment Boundary expansion. In this application, the Special Study Area expansion
would be within the Urban Containment Boundary, and there would be no further potential
to expand the Urban Containment Boundary nor any additional land use designation
implications for the Regional Growth Strategy. For this reason Metro Vancouver staff does
not oppose this amendment to expand the Special Study Area.

However, it is important that this amendment be consistent with section 6.12.4. Therefore,
section 6.12.4 should be amended to accommodate this specific West Vancouver Special
Study Area revision. It is recommended the following section be added following section
6.12.4:


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6.12.5 Notwithstanding section 6.12.4, the Special Study Area in West Vancouver may be
expanded to include lands that are designated General Urban, are within the Urban
Containment Boundary and are above the 1200 foot contour.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board:
a)    approve adding the following text amendment following section 6.12.4:
         6.12.5 Notwithstanding section 6.12.4, the Special Study Area in West Vancouver
         may be expanded to include lands that are designated General Urban, are within the
         Urban Containment Boundary and are above the 1200 foot contour.
b)       approve the Type 3 amendment to extend the Special Study Area in the District of
         West Vancouver as shown on Map 4 of this report.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC generally supports the Metro Vancouver
staff analysis and recommendation that the Special Study Area for the Upper Lands in West
Vancouver be amended to include all General Urban lands above the 1,200 foot contour
line, and provides the following comments to refine the Regional Growth Strategy:
    • It is recommended that Metro Vancouver draft language that acknowledges this
        request is a special case for West Vancouver and was raised during the Regional
        Growth Strategy acceptance process, and note that it is an area located within the
        Urban Containment Boundary.
     •   TAC agrees that the proposed amendment does not affect the status of the other
         existing Special Study Areas.
     •   TAC agrees that it does not support the expansion of Special Study Areas, as
         described in the intent of Section 6.12.4, but recommends this amendment
         recognize the special circumstances under which the request was made.




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8. Tsawwassen First Nation - Text Amendment – Amend Table A.1 ‘Population, Dwelling
   Unit and Employment Projections for Metro Vancouver Subregions and Municipalities’ to
   revise the projections for Tsawwassen First Nation.

               Tsawwassen First Nation - Proposed Growth Projections

     Year                              2021                     2031           2041
     Population                       4,000                     6,000         8,500
     Dwelling Units                   1,900                     2,900         4,400
     Employment                       1,300                     1,800         2,600

Metro Vancouver staff analysis: In the final stages of preparing the Regional Growth
Strategy, there was some uncertainty on the growth projections for the Tsawwassen First
Nation. Tsawwassen First Nation had prepared a land use plan in 2009, which was the
basis for the RGS growth projection estimates. Subsequently, Tsawwassen First Nation
has prepared a development concept that would provide growth capacity beyond the
projection estimates used in preparing the Regional Growth Strategy.

The development concept for the Tsawwassen First Nation land use plan would add about
3,500 additional population to the RGS projection population by the year 2041, increasing
the Tsawwassen First Nation population projection from 5,000 to 8,500. As well, there
would be a corresponding increase of 2,300 in the dwelling unit projection, and 1,100 in the
employment projection. The increased population, dwelling unit and employment
projections for the Tsawwassen First Nation will not have a significant impact on the overall
regional growth projections.

As stated in RGS section 6.5.3, the Tsawwassen First Nation land use plan was deemed
consistent with the RGS, and the proposed revision to the Tsawwassen First Nation growth
projections are considered to be the development implementation concept for that land use
plan. Consequently, Metro Vancouver staff do not oppose this amendment.

Metro Vancouver staff recommendation: That the Metro Vancouver Board approve the
requested text amendment to Table A.1.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments: TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff
recommendation to amend the Table A.1 as proposed by Tsawwassen First Nation, and
notes that as an alternative, population and employment projection refinements are more
typically made during the Regional Context Statement process.




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Process and Timelines for Regional Growth Strategy Type 3 Amendments
It is recommended that the requested Type 3 amendments be advanced for consideration
as one bylaw, separate from the Type 1 and Type 2 amendment requests. The Type 3
amendments can be fully processed during the term of the current Board directors.

Proposed Timeline for the Type 3 Amendment Process
                             Metro Vancouver staff report to the Technical Advisory
August 26, 2011              Committee (TAC) for comment, as per RGS Procedures Bylaw
                             No. 1148, 2011.
                             Technical Advisory Committee comments provided to Metro
September 6, 2011
                             Vancouver staff as per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011.
September 16, 2011           Report to Regional Planning Committee.
                                                                    st    nd
                             Report to the Board to initiate Bylaw 1 and 2 Readings and to
September 23, 2011
                             proceed with affected local government notification process.
                             Minimum 30 day notification period commences for affected local
September 26, 2011
                             governments.
October 26, 2011             Notification period of 30 days complete.
October 28 or
                             Board to consider Bylaw 3rd Reading and Final Adoption.
November 25, 2011

The Type 3 amendment process requires a minimum 30 day notification period for affected
local government to respond. Notification to affected local governments will be done by
sending a copy of this report and by posting notice on the Metro Vancouver website. If
affected local governments choose to respond, they must do so by Council resolution.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board: [RECOMMENDED]
a) Initiate the process for Type 3 amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy in
   accordance with section 857.1(2) of the Local Government Act and sections 6.4.2 and
   6.4.5 of the Regional Growth Strategy for amendment requests received from:
     i.   the City of Coquitlam (Westwood Plateau golf course, existing public parks, riparian
          areas);
     ii. the City of Richmond (Terra Nova lands, Garden City lands, Department of National
         Defence lands);
     iii. District of West Vancouver (Old Growth Conservancy lands, expansion of special
          study area); and
     iv. Tsawwassen First Nation (population, employment and dwelling data);
b) Introduce and give first and second reading to Greater Vancouver Regional District
   Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1150, 2011 (Type 3 Amendments);
   and
c) Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 3 amendments to all affected
   local governments.
OR
d) Provide alternative direction.

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4. CONCLUSION

This report initiates a process for a series of Regional Growth Strategy Type 3
amendments. Metro Vancouver staff recommends that all amendments be approved.

ATTACHMENTS

1. Requests from Municipalities for Type 3 Amendments to Regional Growth Strategy
   (Doc. #5374862).

2. Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No.
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     GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY
                    AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1150, 2011

   A Bylaw to Amend Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw
                                 Number 1136, 2010.

WHEREAS the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District adopted the Greater
Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Number 1136, 2010 on the 29th
day of July, 2011;

AND WHEREAS the amendments have been requested by resolution of the municipalities in
which the lands subject to the amendments are located;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District in open meeting
assembled ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

1. The “Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw Number 1136,
   2010” is hereby amended as follows:

       i.      on Map 2: Regional Land Use Designations, Map 3: Urban Containment
               Boundary and General Urban Areas, and Map 8: Conservation and Recreation
               Areas, the land use designation for the City of Richmond lands shown in black on
               the map attached hereto as Schedule A is changed from ‘General Urban’ to
               ‘Conservation and Recreation’;

       ii.     on Map 2: Regional Land Use Designations, Map 3: Urban Containment
               Boundary and General Urban Areas, and Map 8: Conservation and Recreation
               Areas, the land use designation for the City of Coquitlam lands shown in black on
               the map attached hereto as Schedule B is changed from ‘General Urban’ to
               ‘Conservation and Recreation’;

       iii.    on Map 2: Regional Land Use Designations, Map 3: Urban Containment
               Boundary and General Urban Areas, and Map 8: Conservation and Recreation
               Areas, the land use designation for the District of West Vancouver lands
               identified as “Old Growth Conservancy General Urban to Conservation and
               Recreation” and shown in black on the map attached hereto as Schedule C is
               changed’;

       iv.     the following section 6.12.5 is added:

               6.12.5 Notwithstanding section 6.12.4, the Special Study Area in the District of
               West Vancouver may be expanded to include lands that are designated General
               Urban, are within the Urban Containment Boundary and are above the 1,200 foot
               contour;

       v.      on Map 12: Special Study Area and Sewerage Extension Areas, the Special
               Study Area in the District of West Vancouver is expanded to include the lands
               marked “Special Study Area Extension to 1,200 ft elevation” shown hatched on
               the map attached hereto as Schedule D;
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       vi.     on Table A.1: Population, Dwelling Unit and Employment Projections for Metro
               Vancouver Subregions and Municipalities, the projections for the Tsawwassen
               First Nation are deleted in their entirety and replaced with the projections shown
               on the Table attached hereto as Schedule E;



2. The official citation for this bylaw is “Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth
   Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1150, 2011”. This bylaw may be cited as “Regional Growth
   Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 1150, 2011.”

Read a First time this                day of                2011.

Read a Second time this               day of                2011.

Read a Third time this                day of                2011.

Reconsidered, Passed and Finally Adopted this               day of                 2011.




Paulette A. Vetleson                                        Lois E. Jackson
Corporate Secretary                                         Chair




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                         Total Population            Total Dwelling Units           Total Employment
                  2006     2021 2031 2041         2006 2021 2031 2041           2006 2021 2031 2041
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                          Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager
           Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department

Date:      September 7, 2011

Subject:   Request by the City of Coquitlam for Type 1 Amendment to the Regional
           Growth Strategy

Recommendations:

That the Board:
a) Initiate the process for a Type 1 amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy in
   accordance with section 857 of the Local Government Act for the amendment requested
   by the City of Coquitlam to delete from section 6.3.4b) of the Regional Growth Strategy
   the phrase “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial extensive
   recreation facilities”; and
b) Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 1 amendment to all affected
   local governments, with the intent to commence bylaw introduction in early 2012.


1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to initiate a Type 1 amendment process for the Regional
Growth Strategy in response to a request by the City of Coquitlam, to outline the process for
considering the amendment, and provide information and analysis on the requested
amendment.

2. CONTEXT

The Regional Growth Strategy (Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth
Strategy Bylaw No. 1136, 2010) was accepted by all affected local governments and
adopted by the Metro Vancouver Board on July 29, 2011. Following acceptance by the City
of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Council submitted a resolution to Metro Vancouver requesting
amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy be considered after its adoption
(Attachment). Coquitlam requests an amendment to delete from section 6.3.4(b) the
phrase “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial extensive
recreation facilities”.

Metro Vancouver Staff Analysis
The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) sets out that any changes to the Conservation and
Recreation area requires a two-thirds vote of the Board and a regional public hearing.
However, the RGS section 6.3.4(b) included a provision specifically requested by the City of
Coquitlam to allow Conservation and Recreation lands to be redesignated by a simple
majority vote if those lands are used for commercial extensive recreation facilities, and are
situated within the Urban Containment Boundary.

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This section is currently written as follows:

    “6.3.4 The following Type 3 minor amendments require an affirmative 50%+1 weighted
    vote of the Metro Vancouver Board and do not require a regional public hearing:
    b)    for sites within the Urban Containment Boundary, amendments from Industrial,
          Mixed Employment, Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for
          commercial extensive recreation facilities, or General Urban land use designations
          to any other such regional land use designations”.

The City of Coquitlam had requested the clause to allow increased flexibility in land
designations for those particular uses. However, the City has subsequently determined that
this clause is not necessary, and should be removed.

Metro Vancouver Staff Recommendation
Metro Vancouver staff support the proposed amendment as it will provide a higher degree
of protection for designated Conservation and Recreation lands throughout the region.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Comments
TAC supports the Metro Vancouver staff recommendation to amend the Regional Growth
Strategy as proposed by Coquitlam, and also provides the following comments:

    •   TAC supports removing the clause and agrees that the amendment should be
        brought forward as soon as reasonably possible in 2012.

Process and Timeline for the Regional Growth Strategy Amendment
It is recommended that the Type 1 amendment bylaw be initiated in early 2012 after the new
Board has been appointed. The Type 1 process requires a 60 day period for ratification by
affected local governments, which would extend beyond the term of the current Board.
Initiating the bylaw in 2012 would avoid having the bylaw amendment considered by two
different sets of Board directors. The proposed amendment is not considered to be time
sensitive.

Proposed Timeline for Type 1 Amendment

August 26, 2011              Report to the Technical Advisory Committee for comments, as
                             per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011
September 6, 2011            Technical Advisory Committee comments to Metro Vancouver as
                             per RGS Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011
September 16, 2011           Report to Regional Planning Committee
September 23, 2011           Report to the Board to initiate the amendment process with the
                             intent to introduce an amendment bylaw in early 2012
September 23, 2011           Provide written notice of proposed amendment to affected local
                             governments
Winter 2012                  Board to consider Bylaw 1st / 2nd Readings
Winter 2012                  Submit Amendment Bylaw to affected local government for
                             acceptance; initiate 60 day ratification process
Spring 2012                  60 day ratification process ends
Spring 2012                  Board to consider giving the Bylaw 3rd Reading and Final
                             Adoption

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The Type 1 amendment requires an affirmative 50% + 1 weighted vote of the Metro
Vancouver Board, and acceptance by all affected local governments in accordance with
section 857 of the Local Government Act. An initial 30 day notification of the Type 1
amendment will be made to all affected local governments on September 23, 2011 by
sending a copy of this report and by posting a notice of the proposed amendment on the
Metro Vancouver website. If affected local governments wish to respond to the proposed
amendment, they must do so by Council resolution.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board: [RECOMMENDED]
a) Initiate the process for a Type 1 amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy in
   accordance with section 857 of the Local Government Act for the amendment requested
   by the City of Coquitlam to delete from section 6.3.4b) of the Regional Growth Strategy
   the phrase “Conservation and Recreation lands utilized only for commercial extensive
   recreation facilities”; and

b) Direct staff to provide written notice of the proposed Type 1 amendment to all affected
   local governments, with the intent to commence bylaw introduction in early 2012.

OR

c) Provide alternative direction.

4. CONCLUSION

This report initiates the amendment process to the Regional Growth Strategy for a Type 1
amendment with the intent to commence bylaw introduction in early 2012. Metro Vancouver
staff recommends that the Board support the proposed amendment.

ATTACHMENTS

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                             Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:          Regional Planning Committee

From:        Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager
             Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department

Date:        September 7, 2011

Subject:     Request by the District of North Vancouver for a Type 1 Amendment to the
             Regional Growth Strategy

Recommendations:

That the Board:
a)      Decline to initiate a Regional Growth Strategy amendment process for the amendment
        request by the District of North Vancouver to require a 2/3 majority Board vote to re-
        designate land from Agricultural to Industrial, where that land had previously been re-
        designated from Conservation and Recreation to Agricultural.
b)      Direct staff to incorporate within the forthcoming Metro Vancouver “Regional Growth
        Strategy Amendment Guidelines,” guidance which specifies that the land designation
        history be documented and considered in the amendment review process.


1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to respond to a Regional Growth Strategy amendment request
(Type 1) by the District of North Vancouver to require a 2/3 majority Board vote to re-
designate land from Agricultural to Industrial, where that land had previously been re-
designated from Conservation and Recreation to Agricultural.

2. CONTEXT

The Regional Growth Strategy (Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth
Strategy Bylaw No. 1136, 2010) was accepted by all affected local governments and
adopted by the Metro Vancouver Board on July 29, 2011. Subsequent to the District of
North Vancouver’s acceptance, District Council submitted a resolution to Metro Vancouver
requesting amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy be considered after its adoption
(Attachment).

The District of North Vancouver requests an amendment relating to land use designation
amendments in Section 6.3.4(e) and (f). The District is concerned about the potential for a
“two-step” process where Conservation and Recreation areas could potentially be amended
to Agricultural by a 50% +1 vote of the Board, and then subsequently amended from
Agricultural to Industrial by a 50% +1 vote of the Board.

The District suggests the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) be amended to eliminate this
possibility, and to ensure that amendment from Conservation and Recreation to any
designation other than Agricultural be consistent with Section 6.6.3(b) in that a two-thirds
vote of the Board, as well as a Public Hearing, be required.
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Metro Vancouver Staff Analysis
The intent of RGS 6.3.4(e) is to provide flexibility for changing the designation of
Conservation and Recreation lands that have Agricultural viability. The intent of RGS
6.3.4(f) is to provide flexibility for changing the designation of Agricultural land that has been
removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve and is appropriate for Industrial use.
Otherwise, RGS section 6.3.3(b) requires a Type 2 amendment process for any re-
designation of Conservation and Recreation or Agricultural land. The Type 2 approval
process requires a Public Hearing and a 2/3 weighted vote of the Board.

It is anticipated that such a ‘two-step’ amendment would be rare. In the more extreme
situation, a municipality could attempt to two-step the RGS amendment process in order to
avoid a public hearing on a controversial land use amendment. Another situation would be
where a substantial amount of time has passed between the amendments, and the second
step amendment would warrant independent consideration.

It is not the intent of the RGS to allow such “two-step” amendments from Conservation and
Recreation to Industrial to occur without due consideration by the Board.

At its September 6, 2011 meeting, Metro Vancouver staff did not provide a recommendation
to TAC, but provided them with options for discussion:

1) Type 1 Amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy, amending section 6.3.4(f) to
   include the following words in italics:

    “6.3.4 (f) for sites that are contiguous with, or within, the Urban Containment Boundary
    and are not within the Agricultural Land Reserve, amendment from Agricultural or Rural
    land use designations to Industrial land use designation, and associated Urban
    Containment Boundary adjustments. This provision does not apply to any lands that
    were previously in the Conservation and Recreation land use designation”.

    The intent of this option is to direct such amendment requests into a Type 2 amendment
    process. However, there is concern that this option would result in different amendment
    rules being applied to a designation based on the history of a property – creating in
    effect an informal shadow land use designation. While this option will be useful to clarify
    RGS intent and guide future affected amendment applications, it would be vulnerable if
    challenged by a municipality wanting to avoid a Type 2 process.

2) Amending the Regional Growth Strategy Procedures Bylaw No. 1148, 2011, or including
   text in the forthcoming “Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Guidelines” to include
   the following clause:

    Metro Vancouver staff and Technical Advisory Committee review of all Regional Growth
    Strategy Land Use Designation amendment requests will include an assessment of
    previous land use designations in considering recommendations to the Board.

    A Type 2 amendment process would be recommended for applicable amendments.
    While this approach would not change the RGS amendment process, the intent is to
    revise the RGS Procedures Bylaw or include text in the forthcoming Guidelines to
    specify that a thorough assessment of the designation history of the subject lands would
    be included in the amendment review process. Any concerns related to “two-stepping”
    the amendment process to avoid a Regional Growth Strategy Type 2 Amendment and
    Public Hearing would be presented, along with the merits of the amendment, in

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     recommendations to the Board. The Guidelines will be Board-approved, so while not
     having the same status as the Procedures Bylaw, they will be policy of the Board.

3) Amendment requests are reviewed and considered on a case by case basis.
   A Type 2 amendment process would be recommended for applicable amendments.

     If a Type 3 amendment were requested by the municipality, Metro Vancouver staff
     review and Technical Advisory Committee comments would take into consideration the
     designation history, along with the merits of the amendment, in recommendations to the
     Board.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Comments
TAC supports the option outlined in the staff report that states that the Regional Growth
Strategy not be amended, but that the item be addressed in the proposed Regional Growth
Strategy Amendment Guidelines.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board: [RECOMMENDED]
a)    Decline to initiate a Regional Growth Strategy amendment process for the amendment
      request by the District of North Vancouver to require a 2/3 majority Board vote to re-
      designate land from Agricultural to Industrial, where that land had previously been re-
      designated from Conservation and Recreation to Agricultural.
b)    Direct staff to incorporate within the forthcoming Metro Vancouver “Regional Growth
      Strategy Amendment Guidelines,” guidance which specifies that the land designation
      history be documented and considered in the amendment review process.
or
c)    Provide alternate direction.

4. CONCLUSION

The Board has received a request to amend the Regional Growth Strategy so that any re-
designation from a Conservation and Recreation area to an Agriculture area, and
subsequently, from Agriculture to Industrial, be deemed a Type 2 amendment (requiring 2/3
weighted vote of the Board and a public hearing). This “two-step” amendment process is
currently a Type 3 amendment (requiring a 50%+1 weighted vote of the Board and no public
hearing required).

While it was not the intent of the RGS for this two-step amendment process to take place,
its occurrence would be rare. Given the low likelihood of this happening, it is recommended
that rather than amend the RGS, the issue be addressed and guidance that the amendment
be a Type 2 amendment be provided in the forthcoming “Regional Growth Strategy
Amendment Guidelines.”

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To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager,
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Date:      September 7, 2011

Subject:   Request by the District of North Vancouver for Type 2 Amendment to the
           Regional Growth Strategy

Recommendation:

That the Board defer consideration of the Regional Growth Strategy amendment requested
by the District of North Vancouver with regard to the addition of Lower Lynn as a second
Municipal Town Centre in the District of North Vancouver until such time as the District of
North Vancouver brings forward a new Regional Context Statement.


1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this report is to consider a Regional Growth Strategy Type 2 amendment
process requested by the District of North Vancouver and to provide an assessment and
recommendations on the requested amendment.

2. CONTEXT

The Regional Growth Strategy (Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Growth
Strategy Bylaw 1136, 2010) was accepted by all affected local governments and adopted by
the Metro Vancouver Board on July 29, 2011. Following acceptance by the District of North
Vancouver, District Council submitted a resolution to Metro Vancouver requesting
amendments to the Regional Growth Strategy be considered after adoption (Attachment).
Specifically, this included a Type 2 Amendment to designate Lower Lynn as a Municipal
Town Centre.

Metro Vancouver Staff Analysis
The District of North Vancouver’s recently completed Official Community Plan (June 27,
2011) identifies Lower Lynn as a new location for a town centre within the District. The
Metro Vancouver Board recently accepted the District of North Vancouver’s revised
Regional Context Statement on June 24, 2011 with Lynn Valley Centre designated as the
Municipal Town Centre. In the District’s OCP, the intention is for Lower Lynn to grow as a
mixed use centre, which would include medium and higher density housing, retail, office,
light industrial – commercial, institutional and civic uses, all well-served by frequent transit
service. The Lower Lynn area is currently planned as an OCP town centre and is
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During the drafting of the Regional Growth Strategy there had been ongoing discussion
between Metro Vancouver and District staff regarding the status of Lower Lynn as a
Municipal Town Centre in the Regional Growth Strategy as well as several other requests
for additional Municipal Town Centres from other municipalities. This information was
provided to the Board and it was recommended that an additional Municipal Town Centre
not be added in the District. Given the overall existing and forecast population of the District
of North Vancouver and the time frame for development of Lower Lynn, Metro Vancouver
staff maintained that Lynn Valley would likely serve the District’s needs at least in the short
term to medium term. The vision for Lower Lynn appeared to be consistent with the
Regional Growth Strategy’s description of a Frequent Transit Development Area, which are
places for growth, include a mix of uses, and are well served by transit.

The Regional Growth Strategy sets out descriptions for Municipal Town Centres
characterized as hubs of activity that generally serve the municipality as a whole in the case
of smaller municipalities. Currently, Lynn Valley serves this Municipal Town Centre role in
the District of North Vancouver. Over time, as Lower Lynn grows and develops and takes
on a role as a municipal hub, including having a number of civic facilities and institutions, it
is possible that it could become a Municipal Town Centre within the Regional Growth
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The Frequent Transit Development Area description is broad enough to provide
municipalities with the flexibility to develop and grow and does not place any limits or
restrictions on how that growth will happen. The Frequent Transit Development Area
designation is recognized in the Regional Growth Strategy as a focus for transit investment.

Technical Advisory Committee Comments
TAC supports a deferral of the request, and provides the following comments:

     •     TAC supports the District of North Vancouver’s goals and principles for developing
           complete communities, but questions the timing of putting forward Lower Lynn as a
           Municipal Town Centre at this time, and suggests further work on an Implementation
           Plan should accompany the request to include Lower Lynn as a Municipal Town
           Centre

     •     Guidelines for Urban Centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas should be
           developed by Metro Vancouver staff so that there is a better understanding of the
           criteria required to determine which areas are candidates as Urban Centres or
           Frequent Transit Development Areas.

Metro Vancouver staff agrees with the Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendation to
defer bringing forward the amendment until further work has been done by the District of
North Vancouver to complete an Implementation Plan for Lower Lynn. Metro Vancouver
staff also suggests that the appropriate time to bring forward this work and renew the
request would be upon submission of a Regional Context Statement and that way Lower
Lynn can be re-assessed in the context of the District and the region. Metro Vancouver will
be completing “Guidelines for Urban Centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas”
which will provide additional assistance in assessing the Urban Centre request.

3. ALTERNATIVES

That the Board:
a)       That the Board defer consideration of the Regional Growth Strategy amendment
         requested by the District of North Vancouver with regard to the addition of Lower Lynn
         as a second Municipal Town Centre in the District of North Vancouver until such time
         as the District of North Vancouver brings forward a new Regional Context Statement.
         [RECOMMENDED].

or
b)       Initiate the process for a Type 2 amendment to the Regional Growth Strategy for the
         amendment requested by the District of North Vancouver with regard to the addition of
         Lower Lynn as a second Municipal Town Centre in the District of North Vancouver.

4. CONCLUSION

This report considers the amendment requested by the District of North Vancouver for the
addition of Lower Lynn as a second Municipal Town Centre within the District. Metro
Vancouver staff support deferral of the requested amendment until such time as the District
of North Vancouver brings forward a new Regional Context Statement. Metro Vancouver
will be completing “Guidelines for Urban Centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas”
which will provide additional assistance in assessing the urban centre request.

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                          Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Christina DeMarco, Regional Development Division Manager,
           Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department

Date:      September 1, 2011

Subject:   Metro Vancouver Sponsorship – Speaker at International Walk 21 Conference

Recommendation:

That the Board approve a Metro Vancouver sponsorship of $9,200 to fund a speaker at the
2011 Walk 21 Conference.


1. PURPOSE

To request Board approval for Metro Vancouver to sponsor a speaker at the upcoming 2011
Walk 21 Conference. Two additional free lectures by the speaker co-hosted with the SFU
City Program are also proposed.

2. CONTEXT

Metro Vancouver has been invited by the City of Vancouver, City of Surrey, TransLink and
the Walk 21 Society to help sponsor the 2011 Walk 21 Conference, which will be held at the
Goldcorp Centre for the Performing Arts and the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver
from October 3-5, 2011.

The Walk 21 Conference is an annual international conference that promotes the
development of healthy, livable and sustainable communities. Recent Walk 21 conferences
have been hosted by the Hague, New York City, Barcelona and Toronto. The conference
brings together practitioners, government officials, non-profit organizations, academics and
other stakeholders from around the world in a forum for sharing best practices on building
pedestrian-friendly communities.

Rather than offer funds directly to the conference, Metro Vancouver is proposing to fund a
speaker who could play a role in the conference and also provide additional free lectures
outside of the conference to help raise the profile of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth
Strategy. The speaker would also give free public lectures in Surrey and Vancouver in order
for wider audiences to benefit from his presentation. The SFU City Program would partner
in promoting the lectures and providing lecture space at SFU downtown and Surrey City
Centre campuses. Directors from the Regional Planning Committee would be asked to
assist in providing an introduction to the lecture and context on the Regional Growth
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The requested funds would be used to bring Rob Adams, Director of City Design for
Melbourne to Metro Vancouver. Over the last 25 years Melbourne has been transformed
into one of the most livable cities in the world and Rob Adams has played a significant role
in that transformation. Melbourne and Metro Vancouver have many similarities, in that much
of the growth in these two regions occurred in the post-war era and are automobile-oriented.
Melbourne has a regional plan for the metropolitan area which comprises almost 4 million
people and 31 municipalities.

Rob Adams has been selected for a number of reasons. He recognizes how important the
regional planning scale is in helping municipalities create vibrant, transit-oriented
communities and will talk about the need for a strong urban containment boundary, focusing
jobs, housing and services in centres, and the need to arrange land uses in a way that
supports practical alternatives to car travel. Getting the “big picture right” helps in enhancing
local place-making is one of his key messages. Another important reason for inviting Rob
Adams is that he is well known for plan implementation. Jan Gehl, a famous Danish urban
planner/designer, who has lectured several times in Metro Vancouver in the last decade or
so, prepared a plan for Melbourne in the mid 1990s. Melbourne is recognized world-wide for
finding the political will, the financial resources, and staff commitment to fully implement the
plan.

 Rob Adam’s experience and lessons will help raise the profile of the recently adopted
Regional Growth Strategy and offer innovative suggestions to advance some of the goals of
the Strategy. In particular Rob Adam’s experience is directly relevant to the goals of
establishing vibrant centres and healthy communities in the region. He will be
demonstrating how his Melbourne experience can be applied to the land use, design and
function of Regional City Centres, Municipal Town Centres and neighbourhood centres.

3. ALTERNATIVES

The Board could:
a) Approve a $9,200 Metro Vancouver sponsorship for a speaker at the 2011 Walk 21
   Conference;
or
b) Decline to approve the sponsorship.

4. CONCLUSION

The timing of inviting Rob Adams from Melbourne in conjunction with the recent adoption
of the Regional Growth Strategy and the International Walk 21 Conference provides an
effective way for Metro Vancouver to help communicate Regional Growth Strategy goals
as well as exploring ways of achieving the goals. In addition to the conference lecture, Rob
Adams will be providing two free lectures at SFU campuses in downtown Vancouver and
Surrey Metro Centre.




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                          Regional Planning Committee Meeting Date: September 16, 2011


To:        Regional Planning Committee

From:      Johnny Carline, Commissioner/Chief Administrative Officer, Metro Vancouver

Date:      September 2, 2011

Subject:   Manager’s Report

Recommendation:

That the Regional Planning Committee receive for information the report dated September
2, 2011, titled “Manager’s Report”.


Regional Planning Committee 2011 Workplan
The Attachment to this report sets out the Committee’s work program and schedule for
2011. This does not include all items to be brought before the Committee, but the priorities
previously determined by the Board and Committee. The matrix will be updated regularly to
include new issues that arise, items requested by the Committee, and any changes in the
schedule. The items highlighted in bold identify the work program elements that have been
completed. The items not highlighted in bold reflect the work program elements where work
is still on-going.

A number of the items identified for completion by the second quarter and third quarter have
been postponed due to delay in proceeding to ratification of the new Regional Growth
Strategy. These work items are now underway.

Metropolitan Planning, Environment and Parks Department
Effective August 29, 2011, a new Metro Vancouver department known as Metropolitan
Planning, Environment and Parks has been formed, bringing together the Parks
Department and three divisions formerly in the Policy and Planning Department: Air Quality
Policy and Management; Regional Development; and Regulation and Enforcement. The
Manager of this new department is Mr. Gaëtan Royer, who joins Metro Vancouver from the
City of Port Moody, where he held the position of City Manager since January 2004. Prior
to that, he was Director of Community Services, managing a host of services including
Parks, Environmental Services, Public Works and Utilities. He also spent 22 years with the
Canadian Air Force. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and a Masters degree in
Urban Planning, and has trained as a Military Engineer.

The remaining divisions in the former Policy and Planning Department will move to a new
Solid Waste Department and a new Utility Planning Department.

ATTACHMENT

Regional Planning Committee 2011 Workplan (Doc. #5407285).

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                 Regional Planning Committee 2011 Workplan


   1st Quarter


   Key priorities

   • Report on work program for 2011
   • Report on Request for Regional Context Statement amendment for Port
     Coquitlam



   2nd Quarter


   Key priorities

   •   Report on results of referral of Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw
   •   Ratify Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw
   •   Prepare guidelines for the preparation of Regional Context Statements
   •   Report on urban centres and transit corridors residential capacity
   •   Provide report on TransLink’s rapid transit studies
   •   Report on results of updated regional Industrial Land Inventory and industrial land
       intensification study



   3rd Quarter


   Key priorities

   • Report on Implementation Program for Regional Growth Strategy
   • Report on fiscal and regulatory tools to support Urban Centres and Frequent Transit
     Development Areas
   • Preliminary report on Transport 2045, TransLink’s long range plan



   4th Quarter


   Key priorities

   • Report on results of regional review of residential parking regulations
   • Report on performance monitoring for the Regional Growth Strategy

Note: Bold – completed items

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                                               POLICY AND PLANNING                                                                             August 2011                      6.1

                                               Regional Development Indicators
                     Building Permit Values Metro Vancouver                                                          Housing Starts Metro Vancouver
                           Current Month        Previous Month        Year Ago     % Change                       Current Month Previous Month Year Ago % Change
                                  Jun-11                May-11          Jun-10       year ago                             Jul-11        Jun-11   Jul-10 year ago
Residential                       $410.5                $296.0          $417.8         -1.7%      Single-Detached           370            364     377      -1.9%
Industrial                         $18.7                  $6.2           $15.3         22.8%      Multiples               1,168            980     747     56.4%
Commercial                         $93.8                 $48.3           $81.7         14.8%      Total                   1,538          1,344   1,124     36.8%
Total                             $556.2                $393.3          $528.8          5.2%
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                        Housing Price Index Greater Vancouver                                                         Housing Price Index Fraser Valley
        Current Month Previous Month                                Year Ago       %Change              Current Month Previous Month                       Year Ago       %Change
                Jul-11         Jun-11                                   Jul-10      year ago                    Jul-11         Jun-11                          Jul-10      year ago
Detached     $898,886        $901,680                                $793,193         13.3%     Detached     $534,042        $528,060                       $510,470          4.6%
Attached     $524,909        $522,424                                $490,995          6.9%     Attached     $328,318        $327,457                       $325,856          0.8%
Apartment    $405,306        $405,200                                $387,879          4.5%     Apartment    $248,043        $249,537                       $244,368          1.5%

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            Source: Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board                                           Source: Fracer Valley Real Estate Board


                     Total Transit Ridership Metro Vancouver                                                       Licensed Vehicles Metro Vancouver
Current Month Previous Month                                   Year Ago       % Change             Current Month             Previous Month         Year Ago            % Change
       Jun-11         May-11                                     Jun-10         year ago                   Jul-11                    Jun-11            Jul-10             year ago
  20,612,124      19,604,331                                 17,235,165           19.6%               1,548,994                  1,538,110         1,533,384                 1.0%

      26,000,000                                                                                   1,600,000

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Source: Translink                                                                                Source: ICBC




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                                      POLICY AND PLANNING                                                                               August 2011


                                     Regional Development Indicators
                  Total Labour Force Metro Vancouver                                                    Employed Labour Force Metro Vancouver
  Current Month               Previous Month     Year Ago % Change from              Current Month                   Previous Month           Year Ago % Change from
          Jul-11                      Jun-11        Jul-10     year ago                      Jul-11                          Jun-11              Jul-10     year ago
     1,358,000                    1,350,800     1,366,700        -0.6%                  1,260,800                        1,251,900           1,261,900        -0.1%

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                Unemployment Rate Metro Vancouver                                                     Income Assistance Cases Metro Vancouver
 Current Month              Previous Month       Year Ago       Change from               Current Month Previous Month                        Year Ago % Change from
         Jul-11                     Jun-11         Jul-10          year ago                       Jul-11        Jun-11                          Jul-10      year ago
           7.2                         7.3            7.7               -0.5                    62,280         62,535                          60,659          2.7%

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              Consumer Price Index Metro Vancouver                                                                Retail Sales Metro Vancouver
 Current Month              Previous Month       Year Ago % Change from             Current Month                   Previous Month             Year Ago % Change from
         Jul-11                     Jun-11         Jul-10      year ago                    Jun-11                          May-11                Jun-10      year ago
         117.5                       117.5         115.7          1.6%                   $2,381.6                         $2,326.8             $2,328.7         2.3%

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