For many who live in Vancouver, commuting to the metropolitan area for work and leisure is something we do nearly every day. Yet infrastructure investment has matched up with the importance of infrastructure to our city. Traffic congestion is a major issue throughout our city. Longer commute times take away time from our businesses, who have to dedicate more time to delivering their goods in services; and time from every day residents; who have to spend more time commuting instead of being with their families, friends, or patronizing local businesses. Further, congestion decreases the livability of our community as it results in unnecessary air pollution.
Ty recognizes the crucial role that infrastructure plays in the livability and growth of our community, and recognizes the many steps that need to be taken to improve our cities transportation system. First, Ty supports the expansion of the I5 bridge, with a dedicated mass transit lane across the Columbia. Second, Ty supports expanded public transportation in the Vancouver area. In his role as a city councilor, Ty serves on the Southwest Regional Transportation Council , as well as the C-Tran Board of directors, and has worked successfully to increase C-Tran ridership, which was named the American Public Transportation Association’s Transit System of the Year for 2019. Making investments in our communities public transit system will improve congestion in our city, reduce commute times, increase the accessibility of our city to the surrounding area, and make employment opportunities more accessible to residents. Lastly, Ty supports increasing bicycle lanes throughout our city, providing residents with increased options for their commute and reducing congestion.