Transit

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

 

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Scott Road’s RapidBus ready to roll by 2023 with ‘faster, more frequent bus service’ in Surrey-Delta

The so-called ‘R6’ would run between Newton Exchange and Scott Road Station

 

Transit police are looking for a suspect who allegedly exposed himself to a female SkyTrain passenger on Aug. 3, 2021. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Transit police looking for man who allegedly exposed himself to woman on SkyTrain

Police say they believe suspect may be involved in other sexual incidents

 

SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)

Skybridge upgrade work means possible delays for SkyTrain riders

Track expansion joints on Surrey-to-New West connector have reached ‘the end of their useful lives’

SkyBridge under construction prior to opening in 1990. (Photo: kerkhoff.ca)
Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)

B.C. considering Interurban rail link for future transit in Lower Mainland

TransLink rejected the route, local advocates have lobbied for it

Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. Cloverdale Chamber director Scott Wheatley welcomed the funding, but said Cloverdale has again been ignored as greater bus service is needed in the area. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Trudeau’s SkyTrain funding good news but Cloverdale needs bus service, Chamber says

Executive director Scott Wheatley says Cloverdale continues to be ignored when it comes to improved transit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. Cloverdale Chamber director Scott Wheatley welcomed the funding, but said Cloverdale has again been ignored as greater bus service is needed in the area. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)

SkyTrain passenger arrested, charged for concealing shotgun in his sweatpants

Codty-James Gray, 34, was found with ammunition, brass knuckles and knives

A 34-year-old man was arrested Monday after Transit Police found him riding a SkyTrain with a shotgun in the front of his sweatpants. (Transit Police)
Transit Police Const. Peter Kwok was filmed in December during an encounter on the Canada Line when a woman refused to wear a mask. (Screen grab)

VIDEO: Woman who went viral by refusing to wear a mask on SkyTrain to pay $460 in fines

Footage of the December incident was recorded by the passenger, herself, and posted to social media

Transit Police Const. Peter Kwok was filmed in December during an encounter on the Canada Line when a woman refused to wear a mask. (Screen grab)
Clinton Sebastiano, 31, is being charged with threatening a SkyTrain worker Tuesday (March 29) and well as targeting, attacking and robbing a passenger. (Black Press Media files)

SkyTrain worker threatened, passenger attacked in racist tirade

Clinton Sebastiano, 31, is charged with one count of robbery and uttering threats

Clinton Sebastiano, 31, is being charged with threatening a SkyTrain worker Tuesday (March 29) and well as targeting, attacking and robbing a passenger. (Black Press Media files)
Updates on TransLink service to the Semiahmoo Peninsula will be offered in an interactive webinar presented April 6 by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.  (File photo)

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce offers TransLink updates

Online webinar offers information for businesses and residents

Updates on TransLink service to the Semiahmoo Peninsula will be offered in an interactive webinar presented April 6 by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce.  (File photo)
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Transit Police have handed out more than $74K in COVID fines since masks became mandatory

Sgt. Hampton said transit police have received verbal and physical abuse in return.

(File)
The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)

VIDEO: TransLink testing out air-sanitizing technology to kill COVID-19 germs

The month-long pilot program launched Saturday using three buses, two being double-deckers

The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Feds promise billions in new funds to build, expand public-transit systems

The money promised on Wednesday is intended for new systems and expansions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Trudeau says the federal government will provide nearly $15 billion for public-transit projects across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE – The SkyTrain is pictured in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Man facing charges after ‘reprehensible’ attack on SkyTrain custodian: transit police

Attack led to custodian losing several teeth and bleeding from the mouth

FILE – The SkyTrain is pictured in Burnaby, B.C. Tuesday, April 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A promotional masked bus is part of TransLink’s plan to get more riders to wear masks on transit. (TransLink photo)

TransLink suspends free transit on New Year’s Eve

Change being made to align with ongoing provincial COVID-19 restrictions

A promotional masked bus is part of TransLink’s plan to get more riders to wear masks on transit. (TransLink photo)
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LETTERS: Head of Vancouver transit service shouldn’t earn more than the PM

Editor: Why should TransLink receive any more money from the citizens of…

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Copper and an organosilane coating will be installed on high-touch areas on two trolley buses and two SkyTrain cars starting Nov. 15, 2020. (TransLink)

VIDEO: TransLink to test antimicrobial coating on buses, SkyTrain to prevent COVID spread

Products will be tested for durability and effectiveness

Copper and an organosilane coating will be installed on high-touch areas on two trolley buses and two SkyTrain cars starting Nov. 15, 2020. (TransLink)
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LETTERS: Buses running mostly empty

Editor: Re: Service ‘drastically’ reduced, Oct. 29 letters Further to the letter…

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A double-decker 351 bus rolls north along 152 Street Monday (Oct. 26) after leaving White Rock Centre. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: Bus service in White Rock ‘drastically’ reduced

Editor: We were notified by Translink that, as of Sept. 7, 2020,…

  • Oct 29, 2020
A double-decker 351 bus rolls north along 152 Street Monday (Oct. 26) after leaving White Rock Centre. (Tracy Holmes photo)
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Man facing charges after allegedly exposing himself to teenage girls in North Vancouver

Leon Stevens, 25, was arrested and charged with an indecent act and exposing genitals

(Metro Vancouver Transit Police)