RDN Transit Redevelopment Strategy

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Have your say on the proposed transit improvements!

The proposed transit improvements are an outcome of the RDN’s Transit Redevelopment Strategy, which is focused on developing a plan for improving the RDN’s conventional transit services over the next five years. The draft service and infrastructure proposals are based on analysis, best practices, and feedback heard from transit customers, staff and citizens in the project’s first round of engagement in summer 2021.

In keeping with the public’s top priorities for a more direct, frequent, and easy to use system, the draft proposals show how routes could be restructured and

Have your say on the proposed transit improvements!

The proposed transit improvements are an outcome of the RDN’s Transit Redevelopment Strategy, which is focused on developing a plan for improving the RDN’s conventional transit services over the next five years. The draft service and infrastructure proposals are based on analysis, best practices, and feedback heard from transit customers, staff and citizens in the project’s first round of engagement in summer 2021.

In keeping with the public’s top priorities for a more direct, frequent, and easy to use system, the draft proposals show how routes could be restructured and service and infrastructure added to better connect across the region.

Here's how you can be involved, find out more, or provide feedback:

  • Register using the tab at the top of this page
  • View our background documents to learn more about what we heard from you in the first round of engagement along with past transit plans including the South Nanaimo Local Area Transit Plan and the RDN Transit Future Plan
  • Click here to complete the second SURVEY or on the ‘survey’ tab below
  • And let us know if you have a specific question about the project here


  • Second round of engagement now live!

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    The proposed changes are summarized as follows:

    • Primary Routes that will become the system’s new Rapid and Frequent lines connecting the highest ridership destinations.
    • Neighbourhood and Connector Routes for the Central, South and North areas of the RDN that will connect local and interregional areas into the Primary Routes.
    • Priorities for improving transit infrastructure, such as improvements to stops and shelters as well as transit priority measures to make service fast and reliable.

    All of the transit route maps can be viewed by clicking on the links below. More information about each route is found in the survey.


    The second round of engagement is now live and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes and respond to the survey to share your thoughts on whether the proposed changes to the transit network will improve your connectivity to major destinations in the RDN and provide better and more frequent connections. If not, what changes do we need to consider to better accommodate your transit needs?

    The survey will be open to the public until Wednesday November 3.

  • Engagement page now live!

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The engagement tools are now live and we want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes and respond to the tools available on this page, which include the interactive mapping tool, survey, ideas, and quick poll.

    The tools will be open to the public until Friday July 16.

  • Round 2 Public Engagement Coming Soon!

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Stay tuned for the next Round of public engagement, where we show you the suggested Route Redesign, as well as service levels and frequency plan! We heard you and we want to see if we're getting it right!

    The Round 2 of public engagement will be launched by Mid-October and we'll be asking you to check it out and tell us if we go it right!

  • Engagement Plan

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The TRS Engagement Plan has been presented and approved by the RDN Transit Select Committee and Board. It is launching in early June, 2021 and we will be looking for your feedback to help inform transit development for the next 5 years!!

Page last updated: 21 October 2021, 15:40