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City of Chilliwack Endorsing New Transit Facility Strategy Report

Chilliwack – As the City of Chilliwack approaches a population of 100,000, the expectations for the transit system will grow. So does the increase in vehicle traffic which is why transit options are important.

At the December 7 council meeting, Council endorsed the BC Transit “Chilliwack Transit Facility Strategy” report.

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The Yale Road and Creamery Road sites will not be able to withstand serious future growth.Expansion of service over the next 7 years will force a relocation to a new and larger capacity site for buses. In partnership with BC Transit, two options are on the table.

First to build and own a new site to accommodate up to 75 buses.The other to stay with status quo (Yale and Creamery) with a new lease agreement.

Costs could be over $35M for the facility and $15M for land. Any capital cost would bring in the FVRD for funding.

The entire plan could take 3 to 5 years to plan and implement.

The report starts at page 21 of the agenda.

The video of the Council Meeting is below:

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