Welcome to Metro Vancouver UpdateWelcome to Metro Vancouver Update2015-04-15T07:00:00ZGP0|#923c98f2-db26-4fa0-8ad4-bed6c5ee91e6;L0|#0923c98f2-db26-4fa0-8ad4-bed6c5ee91e6|Issue 8;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassE1F1202AB18D492F8A5F2BBF54594055"><p><strong>​A Message from Board Chair Greg Moore</strong><br><strong>Shaping Our Future: Decisions Today for Tomorrow’s Livable Region</strong></p><p>In the next 25 years, our region is expected to grow by one million people and 500,000 new jobs.</p><p>Transportation is vital in our region, and expanding and supporting an efficient transportation system to connect our communities will benefit residents and business.</p><p>For the past month, in Special Editions of <a href="http://metrovancouverblog.org/2015/04/02/chair-update-choosing-how-to-grow/" target="_blank">Metro Vancouver’s Blog</a>, I have highlighted examples that illustrate the connection between investing in transit and achieving the goals laid out in Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/regional-planning/metro-vancouver-2040/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">regional growth strategy</a>. You can read the <a href="http://metrovancouvervideos.org/2015/03/18/chair-update-decisions-today-for-tomorrows-livable-region/" target="_blank">first editions</a>, subscribe to the blog to read the next installments, and leave comments about these critical issues for our region today and in the future.<br></p></div>