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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says TransLink is paying its executives too much

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on TransLink to rein in what the top brass take home.

The corporation has released its executive compensation for 2016. 174 more words

Politics

Charges laid after two transit police officers injured in separate assaults

Metro Vancouver Transit Police says two men have been charged for allegedly assaulting officers in a pair of unrelated cases.

The first incident happened on July 25, when two transit police officers spotted two men openly drinking liquor at the New Westminster SkyTrain station. 439 more words

News

Blind MBTA Passenger Denied Entry At Chinatown Says He Felt 'Humiliated'

BOSTON (CBS) – MBTA passenger Jerry Tolbert says he was humiliated by the two contractors at the Chinatown stop on the Orange Line.

His reaction is to a confrontation with two employees of the contractor that provides customer service at MBTA stations. 270 more words

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Man Hit, Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Brighton

BRIGHTON (CBS) — A 21-year-old man was struck and killed by an MBTA Commuter Rail train early Tuesday morning.

MBTA Transit Police said the man was trespassing on the right of way when he was hit. 30 more words

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Vancouver police say no major incidents during Canada Day despite 350K crowd

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) said there were no major issues on Canada Day despite an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 people taking part Canada 150… 141 more words

News

‘Highly induced drug psychosis’ to blame for man on SkyTrain tracks and system shutdown

A 57-year-old man will likely be facing charges following a disruption of the SkyTrain system during rush hour Monday afternoon.

Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan says the Expo Line was down for almost an hour after a man climbed onto the tracks at Columbia Station in New Westminster, out onto the Pattullo Bridge, onto the tracks below, and then back again. 119 more words

Crime

Man charged with allegedly threatening mother and child on Vancouver bus

A man who allegedly threatened a woman and her baby on a Vancouver bus last month is now facing multiple charges.

The Metro Vancouver Transit Police says 56-year-old Arthur Emile Cherpak of no fixed address has been charged with two counts of uttering threats, and one count each of assault and criminal harassment in the incident. 184 more words

Crime