Initiatives in public transit such as the light rail systems in Calgary and Edmonton, fuel shortages in the United States and world-wide fuel price increases have focused a new level of attention and expectation on Public Transit Systems. This situation is true of the Small Communities in British Columbia. Since 1974 British Columbia has shown a major initiative in the planning and funding of non-metropolitan systems. These initiatives were substantially increased in 1979 with the formation of the Urban Transit Authority. The Authority's planning work has met with enthusiasm and has resulted in numerous requests for basic information to facilitate the understanding and the monitoring of transit systems. Other requests involve information required to assess the impact of municipal land-use decisions on transit systems. With this background, the Guidelines for Transit Planning in B.C.'s Small Communities have a dual purpose; first, they identify the major community and operational variables affecting bus systems; second, they give direction or specific guidelines to mold these variables to increase system quality and productivity. Geographically the guidelines are directed to British Columbia municipalities with populations in excess of 5,000 people. Although the content may be of interest and of use to component municipalities of Metro Vancouver and Metro Victoria, it is not directed to the particular issues and concerns of these centres. As with any planning document, the Guidelines will have a wide audience; however, they are specifically directed to persons involved in a technical or professional capacity with the design and implementation of new transit systems or with the planning and ongoing operation of existing systems. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Transit Authority of British Columbia

    814 Courtney Street, P.O. Box 610
    Victoria V8W 2PC, BC  Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM