For our economy, our environment, and your quality of life.

About the Coalition

The Better Transit & Transportation Coalition (BTTC) came together in 2015 for a common cause to address that challenge, with an approach that would ensure fair, accessible, affordable transit and transportation for Metro Vancouver – and reduced traffic congestion.

Over 135 supporting organizations, representing over 500,000 people, called for improved transit and transportation across our region – to improve our environment, our economy and our quality of life.

Our Mission

The Better Transit & Transportation Coalition’s mission is to increase awareness about the role of transportation in improving the environment, economy, health and affordability in Metro Vancouver, and to generate support for investments in public transit and transportation infrastructure.

Our Pledge

The BTTC is committed to being a leader in providing arms-length input and the widest possible range of stakeholder voices as we plan the region’s transportation future.

Supporting Organizations

Aquatics Informatics
Alliance for Arts + Culture
Alliance of BC Students
Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver
Amalgamated Transit Union
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 134
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1724
AMS Bike Co-op
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

BC Building Trades
BC Chamber of Commerce
BC Federation of Labour
BC Healthy Living Alliance
BC Marine Terminal Operators Association
BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association
BC Sustainable Energy Association BC Teachers’ Federation
BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation)
Board of Change
Bridge For Health
British Columbia Cycling Coalition
British Columbia Golf
British Columbia Hotel Association
Building Owners and Managers Association of BC

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Federation of Students
Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union Local 378
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – BC Chapter
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4500
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 7000
Canadian Urban Transit Association
Capilano Students’ Union
Car Sharing Association
Clean Energy BC
Clean Energy Canada
Climate Smart
Collings Johnson Inc
Connecting Environmental Professionals – Vancouver
Concert Properties
COSCO – Coalition of Senior Citizens’s Organization
Cubic Transportation Systems

David Suzuki Foundation
Delta Chamber of Commerce
Denim & Steel Interactive
Dialog Design
Disability Alliance BC
Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association
Downtown Vancouver Association
Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association

Ecofish Research Ltd.
Emily Carr Students’ Union
Encorp Pacific

Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
ForestEthics Advocacy
Fraser Basin Council

Garden City Conservation Society
GetOnBoard BC
Graduate Student Society at Simon Fraser University
Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association
Greater Langley Cycling Coalition
GreenJobs BC
Greenpeace Canada

HandyDART Riders’ Alliance
HASTe (Hub for Active School Travel)
Hatch Mott MacDonald Limited
Hospital Employees’ Union
HUB Cycling
Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA)

IBI Group
Institute of Transportation Engineers – Greater Vancouver Section
International Longshore & Warehouse Union – Canada
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115

Joint Council of Unions at TransLink/Coast Mountain Bus Company

Light Rail Links Coalition

M. K. Ince and Associates Ltd.
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce
Medical Health Officer – Dr. John Carsley
Medical Health Officer – Dr. Lisa Mu
Medical Health Officer (Chief) – Dr. Victoria Lee
Metro Vancouver Alliance

National Association of Industrial and Office Parks Vancouver
New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
New Westminster and District Labour Council
North Shore Tourism
North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

One City Vancouver

PCI Developments
Pembina Institute
Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association
Port Metro Vancouver

RAIC Architects Canada (Vancouver Chapter)
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Renewal Funds
Richmond Chamber of Commerce

SES Consulting
SFU City Program, Gordon Price – Director
SHAPE Architecture
Sierra Club BC
Simon Fraser Student Society
Smart Progressive Alliance for Responsible Extraordinary Change
Social Planning and Research Council
Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Students’ Union of Vancouver Community College
Surrey Board of Trade
Sustainable SFU

Tanker Free BC
Tourism Industry Association of BC
Tourism New Westminster
Tourism Richmond
Tourism Surrey
Tourism Vancouver
Tourism White Rock Association
Transport Action BC
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

Urban Development Institute
Unifor Local 111
Unifor Local 2200
United Way of the Lower Mainland
University of British Columbia
University Neighbourhoods Association

Vancouver & District Labour Council
Vancouver AM Tourism Association
Vancouver Aquarium
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
Vancouver Economic Commission
Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association
Vancouver Public Space Network
Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Vancouver School Board
Vancouver-Burnaby Chapter of the Council of Canadians

Village Vancouver Transition Society
Voters Taking Action on Climate Change

Watershed Watch Salmon Society
West End Business Improvement Association
Wilderness Committee

Young Professionals in Transportation – Vancouver
YWCA Metro Vancouver



Peter Ladner President / Director

Peter Ladner is a retired author, columnist, politician and business owner. He was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002 and re-elected in 2005. He ran for mayor…


Elizabeth Model Vice President / Director

As the CEO of the Downtown Surrey’s dynamic Business Improvement Association for the last nine years, Elizabeth Model has brought a commitment to excellence, integrity, and balance…


Walt Judas Secretary-Treasurer / Director

Walt has been involved in the tourism industry for over 25 years, having worked at BC Pavco, Port Metro Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver prior to joining the Tourism Industry Association…


Erin O’Melinn Director

Erin O’Melinn is the Executive Director of HUB Cycling – an initiative that looks to get more people cycling for transportation more often in Metro Vancouver, through education…


Lee Loftus Director

Lee Loftus currently holds the positions of Business Manager for the BC Insulators Union Local 118, Administrator for the BC Insulation Industry Apprenticeship Board and President…


Gavin McGarrigle Director

Gavin McGarrigle works as the B.C. Area Director for Unifor. He has represented workers and bargained agreements in many industries, including transit and transportation, with Vancouver’s…


Anne McMullin Director

Anne McMullin is currently the President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute (UDI). Anne has held many leadership and communications roles, including President and General Manager…


Andy Yan Director

Andy Yan is the director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University. Born and raised in Vancouver, Andy Yan has extensively worked in the non-profit and private urban planning sectors…


Ewa Karczewska Director

Ewa Karczewska have been working for the last 25 years in the immigrant sector, holding various positions at ISSofBC and is currently a General Manager, Community Relations for ISSofBC Welcome Centre in Surrey…


Dan Baxter Director

Dan Baxter is the Director of Policy Development, Government and Stakeholder Relations with the BC Chamber of Commerce. Dan has been with the BC Chamber for 6 years. Prior to joining the BC Chamber, Dan spent…