There will be more washing for transit drivers rooms in the system & # 39; public transit & # 39; Metro Vancouver, but the exact plan has not yet been determined.
Earlier today, the Board of Directors of & # 39; Translink approved a staff recommendation to create a strategy & # 39; implementation to provide a wash room facilities on the system over & # 39; longer.
The preferred method is to provide the bath room facilities in partnership with & # 39; third parties to maximize the customer experience and maximize safety and security while minimizing costs and risks .
But the introduction of & # 39; laundry room facilities will be limited to Skytrain stations see significant synergy and are also a major point of & # 39; transfer or connection, as well as facilities to see large numbers of & # 39; passengers experiencing long hours & # 39; trip on the transit network.
Another consideration is the development of & # 39; network & # 39; "Washrooms spaced b & # 39; relatively equally" f & # 39; terms & # 39; time & # 39; trip on the system.
There are a few options for providing & # 39; laundry room facilities for riders & # 39; transit, and this x & # 39; likely to be implemented on the basis of & # 39; location from one place to another.
Unused spaces owned & # 39; transit, like empty space inside retail Skytrain station, be converted into & # 39; facility laundry room. F & # 39; some cases, a small number of & # 39; Skytrain stations already have provisions for the installation of & # 39; washrooms if future decision should be taken to provide washrooms to passengers.
There are also opportunities to include washrooms as part of a comprehensive project for upgrading stations or construction & # 39; new infrastructure, such as Broadway Extension of the Millennium Line.
B & # 39; alternative, the public transit authority can & # 39; joins & # 39; developers, municipalities or private entities to provide access to commercial washing facility near center & # 39; transit.
The bulk of the cost of providing the laundry room facilities to passengers not at the cost of initial capital, but rather the high cost of operations and maintenance throughout the life -faëilità.
With the approval today, the staff again & # 39; back to the Board of Directors in 2019 b & # 39; plan & # 39; includes detailed options for implementation approach, budget and timetable.
According to the research & # 39; Translink, the public transit authorities in & # 39; Toronto, Boston and Edmonton provide facilities for customers of the laundry room, and use mixed approach & # 39; implementation and operations. Other key agencies in & # 39; Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago and provide facilities.
A survey conducted by the authority of the earliest public transit this year found that 72% of respondents indicated wash room facilities enhance the experience & # 39; transit, and more than 20% of & # 39; users & # 39; & # 39 daily; Transit respondents said that the adjusted non & # 39; washrooms.
About a quarter & # 39; respondents stated that they use the system & # 39; transit more often if the washrooms were available b & # 39; widely as & # 39 ;.
Currently, Translink provides only room facilities washing areas fare paid both SeaBus terminals and trains Western Express Express.