As part of the Evergreen Line project, the province has initiated an extensive community outreach program to encourage two-way communication with the public, and provide timely information and construction updates. Some multilingual information will also be available in Traditional Chinese and Korean.
A new Facebook page (Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project) is available for people to learn more about the project. Information about construction and how it impacts traffic will also be available on Twitter @TranBC and on the project website atwww.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca.
The Evergreen Line will link the communities of Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby with the existing Millennium Line SkyTrain. It will support community growth and new development along the route and near the stations by providing better transit connections between regional centres and downtown Vancouver. The Evergreen Line will improve quality of life for these communities by providing faster commutes, easing road congestion and reducing pollution.
The Evergreen Line builds on Canada Starts Here: The B.C. Jobs Plan by creating 8,000 jobs during construction and supports the economy by reducing traffic congestion, which will improve the movement of people, goods and services on Lower Mainland roads. Working with employers and communities to enable job creation across B.C. is one of the three pillars in the jobs plan aimed at helping B.C. deal with today's economic uncertainty and emerge stronger than ever.
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The Evergreen Line is a new 11-kilometre rapid transit line that will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby.
Why the Evergreen Line matters
More transit options with faster, more frequent and more efficient service, especially for commuters in the northeast sector more economic opportunities for businesses near the Evergreen Line route and stations 8,000 direct and indirect jobs from construction frequent service every three minutes during peak periods; service almost 20 hours a day faster travel time 15 minutes from Coquitlam City Centre to Lougheed Town Centre from Coquitlam City Centre to Vancouver in 40 minutes, saving almost 45 minutes per day compared to driving direct connection, without transfer to the Millennium Line projected ridership of 70,000 per day by 2021Community outreach
The Evergreen Line project has a proactive community outreach program to keep the public, businesses, residents and stakeholders informed about the project through ongoing two-way communications. The Evergreen Line project will have some information available in Traditional Chinese and Korean. Elements of the community outreach program include: a business liaison program to establish two-way communication between the Evergreen Line project and businesses located along the route to help minimize construction-related impacts on businesses as much as possible; a proactive community relations program that provides regular information about the project through community updates, construction bulletins, a website, social media and community meetings, and that addresses public inquiries and issues; and a comprehensive traffic communications program, including regular traffic alerts, to inform the public and commuters about construction activities and traffic information, and help people choose the best alternative routes.Learn More
The Evergreen Line:www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca