Vancouver Transit

Ex-Ontario Transit Head To Review SkyTrain Shutdowns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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.

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...

This Man's Controversial Idea To Pay For Transit

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Metro Vancouver regional district committee is floating the idea of imposing a levy on the area's aboriginals to add millions to its cas...

No More Free Rides For Police

CBC | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TransLink is scrapping a program that provides free transit for police, fire and rescue personnel on B.C.'s south coast. The change, which...

The Vision For Vancouver 2050

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Affordable housing and a strong transit system are key for Vancouver leading into 2050, Mayor Gregor Robertson told a crowd of real estate professiona...

Not Matter Of Bikes vs. Cars

Brent Toderian | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

There's too much pitting of self-described "drivers" and "cyclists" against each other. Most North American families are actually multi-modal - they drive, walk, and probably take transit and bike in at least certain circumstances, if not routinely. Certainly many who cycle, also drive, and visa versa. We need a more sophisticated discussion about how we get around in cities, and it starts with this -- it's not about loving your bike. It's about loving what biking does for cities.

Vancouver Man Arrested In 2 Transit Sex Assaults

CBC | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada

A 64-year-old Vancouver man is facing two counts of sexual assault after two women were groped on public transit. Vancouver p...