ACRD is Asking Macoah Residents to Review the Proposed West Coast Transit Service

Proposed transit service between Ucluelet and Tofino.

West Coast Transit Alternative Approval Process (AAP) for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD)

There has been an ongoing discussion over the past decade regarding a potential transit service to serve the communities within the West Coast. The first feasibility study was completed in 2009 by BC Transit that looked at the viability of such a service. While no immediate action was taken there was continued dialogue on advancing this concept.

Various Studies were commissioned by the ACRD in order to define the desired scope of a potential transit service in the context of current transportation services. From these studies, the ACRD Board of Directors directed staff to work with BC Transit to engage stakeholders and the broader public on a potential conventional fixed route transit service that would operate between Tofino and Ucluelet serving stops in between including the First Nations communities of Hitacu, Esowista and Ty-histanis. The public engagement was completed in April 2019 with a majority of respondents in support of the proposed service and a willingness to increase taxes to pay for the service.

Spring 2019, the ACRD Board of Directors provided staff direction to draft governance and cost allocation options for the Board’s review prior to moving ahead with an Alternative Approval Process in order to gain consent from the electorate for the creation of a West Coast transit service. We are now at the Alternative Approval Process.

For more information about the Alternative Approval Process, please contact:
Wendy Thomson, Manager of Administrative Services for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
250-720-2706
wthomson@acrd.bc.ca

Below are reference documents in pdf to this project.

Frequently Asked Questions

AAP Notice to Electors Bylaw

Synopsis of Bylaw E1062, West Coast Transit Service Area Establishment, 2019

West Coast Transit Service Establishment Bylaw

If you are in opposition of this proposed Service please fill out the appropriate forms listed below.

Form No 2-8 Non Resident Property Elector

Elector Response Form West Coast Transit Service

If you are not in opposition you do not need to do anything.