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Joint CITE / PIBC Webinar: Doing More with Less: RapidBus Priority Corridors in Metro Vancouver

June 2, 2021@12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT

The CITE BC Interior Section and PIBC’s Okanagan Interior Chapter are excited to bring you a virtual lunch and learn on June 2, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Presentation Synopsis:

TransLink recently completed Phase 1 of its RapidBus transit priority program, consisting of three new and two rejuvenated transit priority corridors in Metro Vancouver. Planning, engineering, design, and construction services for 40 new kilometres of regional mobility improvements were delivered by TransLink and a team from WSP Canada, Access Planning, and Nelson Nygaard between Spring 2018 and Fall 2020.

The project delivered on its purpose of improving congested transit corridors by installing priority measures and increasing bus travel speeds by 20%, mostly through more efficient use of existing infrastructure and right-of-way.

WSP delivered many of the planning and design services for the corridors and will present a holistic picture of the project’s main goals, constraints, conflicts, delivery strategies, and achievements. This will include a high-level look at the methods used to identify preferred alignments, specific transit priority features, and mitigate design conflicts along each of the routes.

The presentation will be of interest to anyone interested in improving sustainable mobility outcomes in the Okanagan region. It demonstrates how significant transit priority improvements can be achieved with smarter application of a best practice-focused planning and engineering design approach.

Speaker Bios:

Kelly Yang joined WSP’s Transportation Engineering team after completing her civil engineering degree at the BCIT She is developing experience in designing and managing all types of transportation infrastructure including highways and roads, municipal development works, pedestrian, bike, and transit facilities, and parking lots through a hands-on approach to learning.

Alice Zhao joined WSP Transportation Engineering team after completing her civil engineering degree at McGill University in 2019. Her design experience extends to highway, intersection and railway crossing designs. She is skilled in using Civil3D for modelling corridors and producing sections as well as AutoTURN for swept path analysis.

Mark Merlo manages WSP’s BC Transportation Planning group.  He has 25 years of consulting experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering on projects throughout the province and internationally.  In recent years he has worked on multi-model projects such as airports, cruise terminals and transit priority projects.

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June 2, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Event Categories:


Kelowna Area


ITE BC Interior Section

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