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TransLink reports that the West Coast Express has the capacity for more than 6,000 people a day, yet continues to only see an average of 4,400 daily riders. (The News)

The West Coast Express not on track for ridership recovery due to rise in remote workers

Train still seeing only 40% of its pre-pandemic ridership

 

Traffic backed up in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: We live at the mercy of the auto century

Everything has the cost of cars buried in it

 

‘Customers ride for free starting at 5:00 p.m. on December 31,’ says TransLink (Submitted photo: TransLink)

Free transit in Metro Vancouver on New Year’s Eve, TransLink says

From 5:00 p.m. (Dec. 31) to 5:00 a.m. (Jan. 1) TransLink is offering free transit

 

The City of Maple Ridge is putting a bus stop in front of Rod Wolfe’s on 232 Street, part of work on the Abernethy corridor, work the city says, that had been anticipated for many years. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Bus stop not welcome in front of Maple Ridge man’s house

Rod Wolfe says there is no reason for the city to move the bus stop

The City of Maple Ridge is putting a bus stop in front of Rod Wolfe’s on 232 Street, part of work on the Abernethy corridor, work the city says, that had been anticipated for many years. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Langley City approved a $1.3 million overhaul of 208th street to make it more bike-friendly last year. (file)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Why we won’t fix traffic

A better future is visible, but out of reach politically

Langley City approved a $1.3 million overhaul of 208th street to make it more bike-friendly last year. (file)
A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Would you give up driving?

Reducing personal car trips is part of TransLink’s longterm strategy

  • Oct 13, 2022
A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)
TransLink has released a five-year action plan. (TransLink publication)

LETTER: Maple Ridge mayor and council give TransLink too easy of a ride

Community service has not improved, argues letter writer

  • Oct 1, 2022
TransLink has released a five-year action plan. (TransLink publication)
TransLink has released a five-year action plan.

LETTER: TransLink’s future plans do not serve Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

TransLink has released a five-year customer experience action plan for 2022 to 2027

  • Aug 12, 2022
TransLink has released a five-year action plan.
A new touch screen at the Haney bus loop will help transit users plan their trip. (Neil Corbett/The News)

TransLink installs new touch screens to help plan trips

One of the electronic screens is now at the Haney bus loop in Maple Ridge

A new touch screen at the Haney bus loop will help transit users plan their trip. (Neil Corbett/The News)
TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)

LETTER: TransLink boosted HandyDART service while reducing fees, VP says

Public transit provider lays out improvements and upcoming initiatives

  • Jun 19, 2022
TransLink is defending its operation of HandyDART, after a critical letter from the union president. (HandyDART Users Guide)
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: TransLink mayors and board shortchanging HandyDART, union says

Local president has concerns about electrification, increased demand, and privatization

  • Jun 13, 2022
HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)
Ridership on the West Coast Express has been slow to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The News)

Pandemic derailed West Coast Express ridership

Pitt Meadows mayor says more people working from home a factor

Ridership on the West Coast Express has been slow to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Special to The News)
An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)

Dead pigeons in SkyTrain cages not neglect but caused by hawk killings: pest control company

More than 2,000 people have signed a petition over concerns arouund the dead birds

An image commuter Zahra Ahmdz says she took at the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station on March 22, 2022 appears to show a pigeon dead inside a cage. (Credit: Zahra Ahmdz)
The West Coast Express will not run Train 4 on Monday night and Tuesday morning. (The News files)

West Coast Express cancels one train on Monday night, Tuesday morning

Mechanical failure stops train from leaving Waterfront Monday at 5:30 p.m.

The West Coast Express will not run Train 4 on Monday night and Tuesday morning. (The News files)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall takes the RapidBus during the launch of four routes in 2020, including the R3 route along Lougheed Highway from downtown Maple Ridge to Coquitlam Central Station. (The News files)

Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows mayors endorse new transit plans

Public feedback on TransLink plan available until May 4

Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall takes the RapidBus during the launch of four routes in 2020, including the R3 route along Lougheed Highway from downtown Maple Ridge to Coquitlam Central Station. (The News files)
Bowinn Ma, the provincial minister of state for infrastructure, presses a button for the vehicle in the background to be crushed. Ma was at a TransLink announcement at Schnitzer Steel Industries in Surrey on April 14, calling on Metro Vancouverites to take public transit on Earth Day on April 22, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

TransLink encouraging Metro Vancouver drivers to ditch their vehicles on Earth Day

In Surrey, TransLink spoke about its partnership with SCRAP-IT

Bowinn Ma, the provincial minister of state for infrastructure, presses a button for the vehicle in the background to be crushed. Ma was at a TransLink announcement at Schnitzer Steel Industries in Surrey on April 14, calling on Metro Vancouverites to take public transit on Earth Day on April 22, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Crowded buses and SkyTrains create the perfect conditions for spread, a doctor told TransLinks’ board of directors during a virtual public hearing Thursday (March 24). (Black Press Media/Lauren Collins)

Bring back mask mandate on public transit, TransLink board urged

Delegates, including retired emergency doctor, voice concerns at virtual public hearing Thursday

Crowded buses and SkyTrains create the perfect conditions for spread, a doctor told TransLinks’ board of directors during a virtual public hearing Thursday (March 24). (Black Press Media/Lauren Collins)
(File photo)

Masks no longer required on TransLink, BC Transit or BC Ferries trips

Each of the transportation providers say masking is still encouraged

(File photo)
Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (File photo)

TransLink CEO says absence of long-term funding ‘solutions’ puts capital projects at risk

‘We may need to consider difficult decisions in the future,’ Kevin Quinn told the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation on Thursday

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (File photo)
TransLink bus. (TransLink/Twitter)

26 buses left with smashed windows in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in under 3 weeks

Police believe that whoever smashed windows did so from inside the buses

TransLink bus. (TransLink/Twitter)
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