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09.18.2016 :: GVITE Lunch Meeting - Thursday, Oct 6, 2016
TransLink manages Metro Vancouver’s integrated regional transit network and regularly reviews and modifies transit service to promote system efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. Key objectives of this review are improving the customer experience and increasing ridership by maximizing the use of existing resources.

A key tool in meeting these goals is the Transit Service Performance Review (TSPR). In 2015, the scope of TransLink’s annual Bus Service Performance Review (BSPR) includes a review of ridership and service productivity for bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express. Now called the Transit Service Performance Review, this review will inform the management of our transit network and guide decision-making regarding the allocation of transit service resources. Historically, the TSPR has provided insight into ridership and cost effectiveness of transit routes. In 2015, the TSPR was updated to also assess other aspects of the customer experience, including speed and reliability.

This presentation will provide an overview of the metrics included in the TSPR and demonstrate how the document can be used to inform municipal land use and transportation planning processes as well as for transit service design.

Presenters:

Michelle Babiuk currently manages the Transit Network Management group at TransLink. The team is responsible for developing near-term transit improvements and providing oversight through their implementation. As an input to this work, the team develops a variety of tools to monitor how and when customers are using all conventional transit modes: buses, SkyTrain, West Coast Express and SeaBus.

Prior to this, Michelle worked in Engineering & Infrastructure Management at TransLink since 2009, primarily leading feasibility studies for upgrades of passenger infrastructure. This involved working closely with municipalities and other stakeholders to integrate SkyTrain stations and bus exchanges with their surrounding land uses and street networks. Michelle received a Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from UBC.

Geoffrey Chum has been a Planner with the Transit Network Management group at TransLink since February 2015.  He is primarily responsible for consolidating data, summarizing trends, and overseeing publication of the annual Transit Service Performance Review.  Recently he has also been involved in identifying bus service improvement projects included in Phase One of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation.

Previously, he worked for five-and-a-half years as a Project Engineer with the MOTI on the SkyTrain Evergreen Extension.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer.



Presenter: Michelle Babiuk, Project Manager TransLink
Geoffrey Chum, Planner TransLink

Presentation: 2015 Transit Service Performance Review

Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC
Room: Capilano


Date: Thursday, Oct 6, 2016

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (Registration & Lunch)  
12:00 - 1:00 pm (Presentation)


Early Bird Cost (before 29 September 2016): $55 (Members), $60 (Non-Members), $35 (Students)

Cost (on and after 29 September 2016): $65 (Members), $70 (Non-Members), $45 (Students)


07.06.2015 :: CITE Annual Awards: Section Activities & Student Scholarships!
After a short 2-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that GVITE was selected as the recipient of the 2015 CITE Section Activities Award! Thank you all for your ongoing participation and support as presenters, sponsors, and members-at-large. We look forward to continuing to set the bar for the other Sections! If there are activities, events, initiatives or projects that you would like to see GVITE undertake, please feel free to share your ideas with Alina Cheng at president@citevancouver.org.
 
We are also pleased to announce that Bianca Popescu, a student at UBC pursuing her Master’s degree, was selected by CITE as the recipient of the John Vardon Memorial Transportation Scholarship and the CITE Boulevard Transportation Group “Transportation in a Sustainable World” Student Award. Bianca was presented with her awards at the CITE Annual Conference in Regina. Congrats, Bianca! 





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