Transit Coming to Burke Mountain?
Did you know that Burke Mountain is the most requested transit service in the region?
We’ve just become aware of a Translink Open House tonight, seeking feedback on proposed route changes in Coquitlam, including a proposed route through Burke Mountain.
WHEN Today, Wednesday, November 21
4:00pm – 7:30pm
WHERE Evergreen Cultural Centre
1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
If you are unable to attend the Open House today, please read about the proposed changes on the Translink Website and take a quick questionnaire to provide your feedback on how transit will benefit the Burke Mountain community.
Click here to read more about the proposed changes and answer the questionnaire.
The proposed Burke Mountain route (188) would provide service up Coast Meridian to David Avenue, and down David Avenue to Pinetree Way. This will improve service for riders going to Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam Station, and Port Coquitlam Station.
Does Translink have a start date for the 188 service?
At this point, Translink has only said that the new routes will come into effect in late 2013/early 2014. When we hear anything more concrete, we’ll let you know!
For more information: http://www.translink.ca/~/media/documents/plans_and_projects/managing_the_transit_network/service_optimization/service_op_179_189.ashx
Still waiting on the 188 bus. It’s ridiculous how there’s almost no direct transit to Burke Mountain. Emailing Translink and complaining isn’t helping either. Looks like I moved up here too soon.
First, I want to clarify that Wesbild has no control over the bus service to Burke Mountain and, although Wesbild and the City of Coquitlam both support public transportation to the area, the decision is ultimately up to Translink.
Translink conducted a Community Open House in the Fall, where they determined that there was enough interest in a bus on Burke Mountain to recommend the 188. However, there is still a lot of work that goes into implementing the line, including dissolving the 2 routes that the 188 would replace. Translink has also done research of the area to determine that the population is large enough to sustain a new bus line. According to Translink, the new routes are expected to be implemented in December 2013.
You can read more about the Service Optimization, and the results of the Community Open House discussion here: http://www.translink.ca/en/Plans-and-Projects/Managing-the-Transit-Network/Service-Optimization.aspx