As of January 15, 2020, Bowen Island Municipality, on behalf of Translink, is required to collect Regional Transportation Development Cost Charges (DCC) for all building permits issued and subdivisions approved on Bowen Island. This means that an additional fee on top of the BIM building permit and/or subdivision fees must be paid.
Bowen Island is within Translink’s Transportation Service Region. This DCC contributes to the regional share of funding for paying for growth related expansion and upgrade projects in Translink’s 10-Year Vision. These projects will benefit many Bowen Island residents and commuters who travel to the Lower Mainland, helping create greater transit capacity that will attract greater transit ridership, which in turn will also assist in lowering traffic congestion throughout the region. That means more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access for everyone.