Transit Future Action Plan

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Consultation has concluded. View the final copy of the Transit Future Action Plan here

BC Transit Shelter with Riders

July 2020 —The Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) was presented to Council on July 14, 2020. Council authorized the adoption of the plan with direction to amend the proposed reintroduction of Route 8 Battle (view the report to Council here).

The final copy of the Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) is available here. The plan was informed by engagement feedback compiled in an engagement summary report.

Background

In 2012, the Kamloops Transit Future Plan was completed and adopted by the City of Kamloops. Many of the priorities of the plan are now complete, and BC Transit

July 2020 —The Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) was presented to Council on July 14, 2020. Council authorized the adoption of the plan with direction to amend the proposed reintroduction of Route 8 Battle (view the report to Council here).

The final copy of the Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) is available here. The plan was informed by engagement feedback compiled in an engagement summary report.

Background

In 2012, the Kamloops Transit Future Plan was completed and adopted by the City of Kamloops. Many of the priorities of the plan are now complete, and BC Transit and the City of Kamloops are looking to update the plan by incorporating your vision for the Kamloops Transit System.

It is important that Kamloops' transit priorities are frequently re-evaluated to guide transit service decision making over the next five years and beyond.

In order to update these priorities, BC Transit and the City of Kamloops have begun creating a Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) as a refresh to the 2012 Kamloops Transit Future Action Plan.

About the Transit Future Action Plan

The TFAP will provide a vision for improving the region’s transit network over the next one to five years by:

  • supporting local community goals and objectives
  • strengthening the link between transportation and land use in order to achieve sustainable growth and development
  • identifying and prioritizing short-term and long-term transit improvement projects

Why do we need your help?

Frequent and infrequent riders have valuable insight into the Kamloops transit system. Through the process of public engagement, Kamloops residents have the opportunity to provide input into:

  • infrastructure improvements
  • where to improve frequency and span on key routes
  • which suggested route changes to proceed with

The feedback received from online and in-person public engagement will directly impact the process of updating the 2012 Transit Future Plan and help prioritize action items in order to improve transit in the community.

Consultation has concluded. View the final copy of the Transit Future Action Plan here

  • Amended Transit Future Action Plan Finalized and Available Online

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    19 Aug 2020

    August 19, 2020 – The Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP), which was adopted by Council on July 14, 2020, has been finalized and posted online.

    At the July 14 Council meeting, Council authorized the adoption of the plan with direction to amend the proposed reintroduction of Route 8 Battle. The amendments are now complete, and the finalized document is available on Kamloops.ca/TransportationPlanning.

    The TFAP is the result of a comprehensive and collaborative process that included City staff, BC Transit, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and transit stakeholders.

    The plan’s development included multiple forms of public engagement, analyzing existing transit use, and feedback from stakeholder groups and was also informed by the City’s Official Community Plan (KAMPLAN) and the Transportation Master Plan.

    The TFAP’s overall focus is on the expansion of the Kamloops transit system. It is an update of the 2012 Transit Future Plan (TFP), which successfully guided transit improvements that have resulted in an over 15% increase in ridership—ridership recently exceeded four million annual rides. The TFAP will help to establish direction and clarity regarding transit system priorities in Kamloops for the next five years and beyond.

    “The TFAP identifies service and infrastructure priorities, proposes transit routes that optimize connectivity between neighbourhoods, and will help the City achieve the Transportation Master Plan’s goal of 8 million annual transit rides by the year 2039,” said Deven Matkowski, the City’s Engineering Manager, who presented the final TFAP to Council at the July 14 meeting.

    Infrastructure priorities include new transit exchanges or upgrades to existing exchanges and improvements to customer amenities at transit stops.

    Notably, the timing of this plan to build on and continue transit system growth has come during the global onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, transit ridership has decreased significantly across the province.

    As BC Transit and the City move into their recovery phases for COVID-19, it is recognized that timelines and priorities established through the plan’s development may need to be re-evaluated as the system transitions through the recovery phases and ridership demand returns.

    Visit Kamloops.ca/TransportationPlanning for the TFAP document and other transportation plans.
    Visit LetsTalk.Kamloops.ca/TransitAction for the full background of the TFAP development.