“New and improved transit infrastructure in Port Coquitlam is set to be a game changer for commuters, thanks to a major investment from both the Government of Canada and TransLink. This exciting project, announced by MP Ron McKinnon, MLA Mike Farnworth, and Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, will upgrade the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre (PTC) to provide enhanced transportation options for the city.
TransLink’s investment in the project will involve the expansion and rehabilitation of the PTC to accommodate a larger and more diverse fleet of buses, including double decker and battery-electric buses. The expansion will include a new building for part storage, offices, and a training/administration area. Additionally, the facility will feature service spaces, platforms, and bays to support standard and future battery electric buses, as well as improvements to the fueling station, parking layout, and mechanical equipment to handle future fleet expansion.
Benefits to the Community
The completion of this project will result in a safer and more modern transit centre with increased capacity, making public transit more accessible and convenient for the residents of Port Coquitlam. The project will also support the expansion of TransLink’s battery electric bus fleet, providing sustainable and reliable transit options for the community.
The Government of Canada, TransLink, and local leaders expressed enthusiasm about the project, emphasizing its importance in meeting the growing demand for reliable public transit in Port Coquitlam. The upgrade to the transit centre has been recognized as a crucial step in modernizing the city’s infrastructure and accommodating the evolving needs of the community.
The investment in the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre is a positive step towards creating a more sustainable and efficient public transit system for the city. As we move towards a greener and more connected future, projects like this will play a key role in enhancing transportation options and ensuring that communities remain accessible and connected.”