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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

 

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

 

TransLink reported results after polling the public about the 10-15 year area transport plan for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Maple Ridge council approves TransLink’s 10-15 year plan

Transportation authority’s plan covers transit, cycling, walking and roads

 

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)
Ridership on the West Coast Express has gone from a high of 12,000 per day down to approximately 2,000 in the pandemic. (Special to The News)

West Coast Express ridership mostly lost to pandemic

Lougheed RapidBus boosted boardings in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Ridership on the West Coast Express has gone from a high of 12,000 per day down to approximately 2,000 in the pandemic. (Special to The News)
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)
(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.

(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)
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

  • Jun 21, 2020
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck