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TransLink Should Focus On Restoring Public Faith In The Organization

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Instead of focusing on ways to con the taxpayer into handing more money over via dodgy claims and ballot questions, TransLink apologists should focus on addressing executive pay, delivering projects like Compass Card as promised, and curbing waste.

Report Into SkyTrain Shutdown Problems Released

CBC | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An independent review of TransLink's two SkyTrain shutdowns this summer has made 20 recommendations to improve the service, in a report released this ...

TransLink May Scrap Compass Card Tap Out Policy

The Vancouver Sun | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

As TransLink prepares to update the Compass Card system, the transit operator says it may scrap a requirement that passengers “tap out” their card...

'Dollar A Day' Transit Pass Proposed For Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver mayoral candidate Meena Wong has waded into the city's heated transit debate by proposing a universal "dollar a day" travel pass. The Van...

SkyTrain Delays? Just Grab A Coffee, Says TransLink

CBC | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

After another massive system failure that stranded thousands of people on the Expo Line Tuesday night, a TransLink spokesperson is suggesting that de...

Bus Driver Rejected Student Fare Due To Strike: Teen

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. teen says that a TransLink bus driver rejected her discounted student fare because of the teachers' strike. Sydney Walsh paid $1.75 to get o...

TransLink Bonuses, Executive Salaries Draw Criticism

CBC | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Concerns are being raised once again about the amount TransLink executives are getting paid, following the the release of documents showing many got s...

Online Game Depicts Massacre Of SkyTrain Passengers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Transit Police in Vancouver are investigating a "disturbing" online game that allows players to shoot SkyTrain commuters. Players in "Main Street ...

Ex-Ontario Transit Head To Review SkyTrain Shutdowns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An independent review of Metro Vancouver's rapid-transit system begins on Tuesday and follows two recent shutdowns that crippled trains an...

Victim-Shaming Transit Ad Raises Complaints

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver public transit ad that was supposed to raise awareness about reporting sex assaults will be changed after several complaints that it shame...

Electrician's Accident Caused SkyTrain Shutdown: TransLink

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The union representing SkyTrain workers is questioning the blame being cast on one of its suspended members following a five-hour service ...

SkyTrain Shuts Down AGAIN

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the second time in a week, Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system completely shut down trains on the Expo and Millennium lines, again angering frustrat...

Man Arrested After Running Along SkyTrain Bridge

CBC | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

One person was arrested for entering the SkyTrain track area between New Westminster and Surrey, B.C., early Saturday night, Transit Police said. Th...

Regional Carbon Tax For Metro Vancouver Is A Bad Idea

Charles Lammam | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

A carbon tax increases the cost of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas -- things that both households and businesses rely on, whether to operate their cars, heat their homes, or run their operations. For perspective, B.C.'s current tax of $30 per tonne of CO2 adds roughly seven cents per litre to the cost of gasoline.

How NOT To Take A SkyTrain Shortcut

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An impatient Vancouver commuter was arrested after trying to take a SkyTrain shortcut — by walking along the tracks. The man's actions delayed Mo...

Your Daily Commute May Be Killing You

Andrew Tai | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Living
Andrew Tai

The fact is that "stress by commute" is likely to stay with you for the rest of your life. It's very difficult to make the choice to move closer to work just to avoid these long-term effects of chronic stress. However, you can reduce the amount of stress you face on a day-to-day basis by trying some of these tricks.

North Van Mayor Proposes Way Out Of Transit Rreferendum Quagmire

Eric Doherty | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eric Doherty

One innovative plan that has been considered for about a decade, but has never been funded, is a system commonly used in Europe called "headway operations." This means buses depart at regular intervals keeping the headway (time between buses) even and avoiding bunching, instead of trying vainly to stay on a fixed schedule in widely varying conditions. This is how most rapid transit systems including SkyTrain operate.

$15,000 Reward In Bus Driver Attack

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - 1:51 p.m.: A 23-year-old man from Surrey has been arrested in the case, said Transit Police. Officials said he is well-known to them includin...

Transit Referendum Should Be Delayed To Avoid Cluster Fiasco

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

If the transit referendum was held at the same time as the municipal election, there is a real risk that people exercising their freedom of speech on one would be subject to severe penalties under the other. This is because the B.C. government has imposed draconian penalties (a year in jail, $10,000 fines) for those they define as "election advertising sponsors" in provincial election law.

She Says Transit Poll Date Not Set In Stone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says the timing for a referendum concerning Metro Vancouver's transportation system is open for discussion.In Vancouv...

Transit Referendum Coming

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's transportation minister says he's preparing to introduce legislation that paves the way for a Vancouver-area transit-fun...

'Dumbest Public Policy Award' Is A Compliment

Eric Doherty | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Eric Doherty

Given that a time-consuming legal review will be required before a border toll can be implemented, it almost certainly won't be on the November ballot. But given the climate crisis, it is essential that we provide ways for people to get around and avoid burning so much fossil fuel. Taxes on high-carbon fuels to provide better low-carbon transit is one of the better ways to accomplish this, and a border toll is an effective mechanism to reduce carbon tax avoidance.

Where Are All The Cars?

CBC | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TransLink is facing criticism after spending $4.5 million to build a new parking lot at the South Surrey Park and Ride that commuters are avoiding bec...

Transit Harassment On The Rise

CBC | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Transit police say sexual harassment on buses and SkyTrains is on the rise, and they are trying to find ways to encourage more women to come forward a...

Free Transit For NYE!

CBC | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

There will be free transit from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight in Metro Vancouver as the city gears up to ring in the New Year, but don't expect to fin...