A public transit bus on the shoulder bus lane in Richmond
BEFORE: Traffic congestion on Highway 99 between Westminster Highway and Bridgeport Road before shoulder lanes.
AFTER: buses use the dedicated shoulder bus lane to bypass traffic congestion, which helps improve the reliability of public transit.
Work is underway on a shoulder bus lane between King George and Highway 1. This portion of the project will be complete in early 2012.
Highway 99 between White Rock and Richmond is a popular route for motorists and public transit. The Government of Canada and the Province have invested in shoulder bus lanes to offer commuters an affordable and efficient way to move through traffic congestion during peak periods. Shoulder bus lanes are dedicated sections of highway shoulders for public transit use.
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The Province is building 17 km of shoulder bus lanes along the busiest parts of Highway 99. The shoulder bus lanes link to Park and Ride sites and provide easy connections to the Canada Line in Richmond as well as to other transit services.
So far the completed sections include:
Once improvements are complete, travelling by bus from White Rock to the Canada Line in Richmond will take less than 30 minutes and be easier than driving a car during peak periods.