Regional transportation - Board endorses Legislative Change - Policy Decisions to reside with Mayors' CouncilRegional transportation - Board endorses Legislative Change - Policy Decisions to reside with Mayors' Council<div class="ExternalClassE41FFDDA526F43279929CAB490CF9E5F"><p>In September of this year Metro Vancouver put together a Transportation Planning and Governance Review Task Force to address critical issues of concern about TransLink’s governance structure, and to report its recommendations back to the Metro Vancouver Board. Three issues stood out as being particularly important for the Task Force to address:</p><ul><li>a lack of integration between regional transportation planning and regional land use planning;</li><li>the absence of an effective mechanism to include the provincial government’s interests and transportation investments in the regional transportation planning framework;</li><li>a perceived lack of confidence in TransLink on the part of the public.</li></ul><p>The Metro Vancouver Board believes that legislative change is essential to fully address the concerns that exist as a result of TransLink’s current governance structure, and is requesting changes to the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act be pursued beginning in the first quarter of 2016.</p><p>A change in legislation to place control for planning and policy decisions with regional elected officials on the Mayors’ Council would strengthen the linkages between regional transportation and regional land use planning considerably because these regional elected officials are accountable and already involved in regional land use planning.</p><p>Read more <a href="/boards/GVRD/RD_Dec-11-2015_RCL-1.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue16-transportation.jpg2015-12-22T08:00:00ZGP0|#6818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa;L0|#06818d587-f8ee-4672-81e8-10422dd671aa|Issue 16;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassE4BBF1745EAF47A48D811FA0A16ABF4D"><p>​The Metro Vancouver Board recently concurrred that legislative change is essential to fully address the concerns that exist as a result of TransLink's current governance structure, and is requesting changes to the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act be pursued beginning in the first quarter of 2016. </p></div>0