COPE will work with Translink to make transit more accessible, especially to riders that face physical and economic barriers. COPE will pursue lower-cost, more flexible bus or light rail transit service enhancements, especially along the Broadway corridor, in preference to high-cost, long-delayed, and inappropriate subway-based systems COPE will insist that the Translink board be democratically elected.
COPE will use best practices, proven precedents, and intelligent planning to create a strong and cost-effective transit system that will serve both existing demand and expected growth.
COPE will work to reduce transit fares, with a view to eliminating them within 10 to 15 years.
COPE will ensure public consultation and transparent planning for all major projects.
COPE will advocate for the reduction of excessive executive and management salaries at Translink to control costs.
COPE will dedicate parking fees and violation fine revenue to provision of free shuttle bus services.
COPE will advocate to increase HandyDART service, and make HandyDART a direct subsidiary of Translink rather than contracting it out to for-profit operators. COPE will oppose demolition of the Georgia/Venables Viaduct structures unless realistic alternatives are in place.
COPE will Implement an identifying card or sticker for riders with disabilities to display when using transit. COPE will re-examine the Point Grey Road closure with regard to process, cost, and efficacy.