The Province of British Columbia has announced that construction is now underway on upgrading the Phibbs Transit Exchange in North Vancouver to increase capacity for the city’s bus services.
The 32-million CAD project will add 12 new bus bays to accommodate future transit needs, including space for articulated buses.
The work will also ensure that the Phibbs Exchange is compatible with the city’s current and future RapidBus and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services.
“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that connect our communities. Investing in public transit infrastructure facilitates convenient, inclusive and sustainable public transportation. Once complete, the major upgrade of the Phibbs Exchange will improve transit in North Vancouver and help more British Columbians get to where they need to go as safely and efficiently as possible.”
In addition to increasing capacity for bus services, the project will enhance safety and security and improve active transport connections.
The improved exchange will therefore feature safer pedestrian and cycling access, better lighting and signage and enhanced road infrastructure.
“Phibbs Exchange is an important regional transit hub and transition point for people travelling to, from and through the North Shore by public transit. These improvements will make the exchange safer, more comfortable, and better able to accommodate the future transportation needs of our growing communities.”
The Government of British Columbia is contributing more than 18.8 million CAD to the project and the Government of Canada is investing more than 11.7 million CAD. Meanwhile, the District of North Vancouver is investing 2 million CAD for municipal infrastructure.
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