BC Transit’s measurement and monitoring of progress

Translating government’s environmental, economic and social goals for transit transformation into concrete objectives and then setting measurable targets that allow the public to assess how well the goals have been achieved is challenging. BC Transit is focused on measuring ridership. Monitoring progress toward the mode share goals has been more difficult. 

Given that other stakeholders have different objectives for transit, other measurements of success may be required. For example, municipalities may be interested in monitoring the efficiency of transit service delivery, or access to transit services. 

To consider: What measurements are best suited for monitoring progress toward meeting the government’s ultimate goals for public transit?