03/11/2015 10:48 EDT | Updated 05/11/2015 05:59 EDT

Translink SkyTrain control centre: behind the scenes

This week On the Coast is focusing on transit and transportation, so host Stephen Quinn thought he should learn a little more about how the system works by visiting the SkyTrain control centre in Burnaby.

Quinn has been riding the SkyTrain since the Expo Line first began operating 29 years ago.

"Like most people in Metro Vancouver, I tend to take it for granted," says Quinn. "I don't think very much about how it actually works."

The tour was facilitated by Danny Olsen, manager of control operations at B.C. Rapid Transit.

Join Stephen Quinn and the On the Coast team live at the Dale B. Regeher Grand Hall at SFU Surrey on Wednesday, March 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT.

He'll be hosting a live debate to delve into the arguments for and against a regional transportation tax. 

Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore will make the argument for the 'Yes' side, and Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read will explain why she's opposed.