Vancouver Transit

Trudeau Hands B.C. $470 Million For Transit Projects

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Premier Christy Clark said the new funding will help fight climate change in Metro Vancouver.

Thousands Of Transit Plebiscite Ballots Not Counted: Elections BC

CP | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Elections BC says it didn't open nearly 38,400 ballot packages.

TransLink CEO Job Listing Reveals Big Fat Pay Package

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The annual bonus alone could add up to $95,000.

Look To Existing Budgets And Not New Taxes To Fund Transit Expansion In Metro Vancouver

Charles Lammam | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

It's time for municipal governments to rethink the assumption that more revenue is needed to fund transit expansion. Savings can be found within current spending envelopes, given the dramatic increases in spending by municipalities and TransLink over the last decade.

Well, Here's A Plan B For Funding TransLink

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"61% of voters in the Metro Vancouver population said no to improving transit. Let's do it ourselves."

Metro Vancouver Rejects Transit Tax For More Services

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia

About 62 per cent voted no.

Vancouver Transit Police Officers Guilty Of Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The two officers were acquitted of other charges including public mischief, breach of trust and fabricating evidence.

Why I'm Voting Yes in the Transit Referendum

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 05.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Ramesh Ranjan

This referendum isn't about TransLink's internal spending habits. It's on whether we want to fund public transit to the extent that it'll positively impact our generation and generations onward.

Transit Referendum Ballots Ending Up In Recycling Bins

CBC | Posted 05.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

One apartment resident says she's concerned the ballots could end up in the wrong hands.

10 Reasons To Vote Yes In Vancouver's Transit Referendum

Kevin Elliott | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Elliott

Like it or not, this referendum is the meal that is being served on the table.

Vancouver Referendum Is About More Than Transit, Taxes

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This is about the future of the region — how it's going to be shaped."

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison Will Babysit TransLink If Referendum Passes

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver's mayor wants to assure the public that TransLink will spend its money properly if the referendum passes.

TransLink Should Focus On Restoring Public Faith In The Organization

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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.

'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...

WATCH: 20 Types Of People On The SkyTrain

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Ah, public transit. It is often a necessity to get you from place to place, but that doesn't mean travelling by SkyTrain is always pleasant. Whethe...

Forcing SkyTrain Doors Open Will Cost You

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Next time there's a meltdown on one of Vancouver's SkyTrain lines, think long and hard before you pry open those doors — it could cost you $115. ...

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...

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 Shutdown Was Human Error: TransLink

CBC | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

TransLink is blaming Monday's shutdown of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system on an electrician who accidentally tripped a critical breaker while workin...

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...

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.

Mayors Approve $7.5-Billion Transportation Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Mayors from around the Vancouver area have approved a $7.5-billion public transportation plan to ease gridlock, though where the money wil...

Stop Fighting Higher, Denser Developments, Vancouver

Michael Hungerford | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Hungerford

For such a real estate rich city, Vancouverites have some fairly backwards attitudes, witnessed most recently in the vehement and emotional outbursts opposing high-density developments along transit lines. But what's wrong with a 20-storey tower? We need to think bigger and higher because in 20 years, we'll be standing outside the station on Cambie and looking at little 4-storey buildings and asking why we didn't.

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.