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TransLink, another victim of inertia

Malcolm Johnston, a private citizen, has studied and written about rail transit for years. He does not have a lucrative consulting contract to promote Sky Train, the outdated and costly beast that has for decades been rejected by transit experts around the world. 526 more words

Mike Smyth: Robertson faces final transit tilt with Corrigan as he prepares to leave office

Gregor Robertson may have announced his retirement from local politics, but he still has one big job left before he clears out his desk at city hall: 583 more words


Transit Police looking for suspect who allegedly threatened passenger with scissors

Metro Vancouver Transit Police is reaching out to the public to try to identify a man that allegedly threatened someone on the SkyTrain with a pair of scissors. 152 more words


TransLink fined $600K over electrical explosion that injured worker

TransLink is facing a six-figure fine from WorkSafeBC over an employee who was injured on the job last year.

The BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), the TransLink subsidiary that operates the SkyTrain, has been fined more than $600,000 for the incident, which involved a worker being hurt by an electrical explosion. 254 more words


'Incredibly foolish': Surrey mayor slams potential slowdown on light rail, subway

Surrey’s mayor is lashing out at what she says is talk of delaying a pair of Metro Vancouver transit megaprojects.

The region is waiting on final funding decisions for three key projects, the Broadway subway, Surrey light rail transit (LRT) and a replacement for the Pattullo Bridge. 343 more words


Talk of delaying TransLink projects 'borders on nonsense': Surrey mayor

The mayors of Surrey and Vancouver are pushing back on any possible slowdown on the Broadway subway or Surrey light-rail transit following statements made by Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan that raised questions on the future of both mega-projects. 552 more words

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Mike Smyth: Expect another year of squabbling over paying for transportation in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver motorists may be driving into a brand-new year stuck in the same old traffic jams, but at least they can take some pleasure in crossing bridges without paying the toll-man. 897 more words