January 2020

North Shore Transportation Discussion

Hosted by the Sea to Sky Branch

Status: Registration is now closed.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
6:30 PM–7:15 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM–8:45 PM: Presentations
8:45 PM–9:15 PM: Questions and Closing
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites - 700 Old Lilooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Bowinn Ma, P.Eng., MLA, Parliamentry Secretary for Translink

Mike Little, Mayor of the District of North Vancouver
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00

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Note: Dress code is business casual. Please register by January 24, 2020.

As part of the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project, the province has already begun studying the feasibility of a rapid transit link across Burrard Inlet. The final report is expected in 2020 but, Ma said, it is still prudent to be planning for a new SeaBus as well. A positive step forward on Recommendation #4 from the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project’s Report: Implement a new express bus service across the Second Narrows Bridge connecting the regional rapid transit network with the North Shore.

Speaker Details

Bowinn Ma, P.Eng.

MLA Parliamentry Secretary for Translink

Serving as the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017, Bowinn is also a licensed professional engineer and certified project management professional. As an MLA, Bowinn is particularly active on the issues of housing, transportation, child care, and climate action.

Bowinn’s degree in civil engineering included a background in transportation engineering that serves her well in her efforts to improve transportation on the North Shore and throughout the Lower Mainland. In 2018, Bowinn launched and then led the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP), which led to the first ever feasibility study for rapid transit across the Burrard Inlet and continues to guide regional transportation planning for all levels of government on the North Shore.

Bowinn also serves as the Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and on several cabinet and parliamentary committees including Treasury Board, Housing Working Group, Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations.

Mike Little

Mayor of the District of North Vancouver

Mike Little is currently on the TransLink Mayor's Council from December 8, 2019. He was previously on the Westran Portside Terminal Operations from December 6, 1999 to November 4, 2018. In addition, he was previously a member of district of North Vancouver Council, Mike took a one term hiatus before running for mayor. Mike is a long time North Vancouver resident having graduated from Carson Graham and later Trinty Western University.


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