Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board agreed today to advance a transportation service establishment bylaw for approval. The bylaw if approved would establish a regional transportation service focused on:
- Transportation policy, plans, surveys and studies;
- Management of designated Regional Trails;
- Transportation data collection, monitoring, analysis and reporting;
- Transportation modelling;
- Transportation web based and multi-media platforms;
- Active transportation programming, planning and promotion;
- Transportation demand management programming, planning and promotion;
- Transit partnerships for data, analysis, planning and policy; and
- Transportation infrastructure funding applications and partnerships.
The Local Government Act requires that the service establishment bylaw be approved by the Inspector of Municipalities and receive the assent of voters. There are three options for obtaining voter assent, which the Board will need to consider at a future meeting. Each option has a specific process and approval requirement. The Board will also continue discussions regarding governance in conjunction with the service establishment bylaw approval process.
A regional transportation service was identified as a priority by the CRD Board following approval of the Regional Transportation Plan in 2014. The CRD developed the plan in consultation with local government, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Transit and other key stakeholders to identify a vision for regional transportation along with priority actions and targets. After consultation with municipalities and electoral areas in 2016, the proposed draft service establishment bylaw was amended to limit an increase in requisition to $1 million for a total maximum requisition amount of $2.5 million.
To learn more, visit: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/regional-transportation
The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
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