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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

 

(File)

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.

 

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

 

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)
Maple Ridge city hall. (THE NEWS – files)

Maple Ridge city council approves Lougheed transit corridor concept plan

Plan aims to create an urban environment with a focus on pedestrians, bicycles, and green features

Maple Ridge city hall. (THE NEWS – files)
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)
Riders have been slow in returning to the West Coast Express during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The News)

Riders slow in returning to West Coast Express

TransLink bus ridership at 43 per cent of pre-COVID levels

Riders have been slow in returning to the West Coast Express during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The News)
DriveBC reported a vehicle stall westbound on Lougheed Highway just after Old Dewdney Trunk Road Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (DriveBC photo)
DriveBC reported a vehicle stall westbound on Lougheed Highway just after Old Dewdney Trunk Road Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (DriveBC photo)
(Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

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)
Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation

Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation

Bus operator Ramgoat Buckaman said he was “dumbstruck” by the passenger’s words

Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation
A promotional masked bus is part of TransLink’s plan to get more riders to wear masks on transit. (TransLink)

TransLink expects losses of $500M to $1.4B due to COVID-19, ridership currently at 33%

Only one-third of riders are wearing masks as TransLink ridership is at 33 per cent of normal

A promotional masked bus is part of TransLink’s plan to get more riders to wear masks on transit. (TransLink)
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 might speed up, not slow down transit use: advocates

Some say post-pandemic times are the perfect moment to improve on basics

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A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
Transit police are looking for help identifying this woman in connection to an apparent hate crime and alleged assault on a Vancouver bus. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Suspect sought in alleged assault, hate crime on Metro Vancouver bus: transit police

The woman then allegedly punched the teenager in the head multiple times

Transit police are looking for help identifying this woman in connection to an apparent hate crime and alleged assault on a Vancouver bus. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

TransLink returns to near-normal operations after COVID-19 leads to drop in ridership

Translink also said it would rescind layoff notices to nearly 1,500 employees

A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
(File photo)

Suspect sought in anti-Asian attack on Vancouver bus died of apparent overdose: police

Police said a woman was punched for defending two Asian woman wearing masks

(File photo)
Transit police are looking for this man after an anti-Asian attack left one woman with bruises and a torn scalp. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

Suspect sought in anti-Asian attack that left Good Samaritan injured on Vancouver bus

Police said a woman was punched for defending two Asian woman wearing masks

Transit police are looking for this man after an anti-Asian attack left one woman with bruises and a torn scalp. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
The man picture here is wanted in connection to an alleged assault on a SkyTrain Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

UPDATE: Suspect ID’d after woman punched in face multiple times on SkyTrain

Woman’s head was also violently slammed into SkyTrain seats

The man picture here is wanted in connection to an alleged assault on a SkyTrain Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)