Category Archives for "British Columbia"

Dec 30

Canada Line and Snow (Feb. 2017)

By Rick | British Columbia

TransLink’s Canada Line experienced two major shutdowns (Feb 3 / 6, 2017). The cause was the apparent inability of trains to travel northbound between Bridgeport and Marine Drive Stations. These incidents are a reminder of a similar incident in November 2010 when an early winter snow storm led to service disruptions in the same location. […]

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Dec 29

TransLink Chairman Year-end Interview

By Rick | British Columbia

Global News BC had a 15 minute, year-end interview with TransLink Chairman Kevin Desmond on 19 Dec 2017. Issues discussed included possible later SkyTrain service on Friday and Saturday nights, safety, new Canada Line stations, Canada Line capacity expansions, double decker bus pilot, fare payment changes and mobility pricing. Late night service is obviously doable […]

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Dec 29

South Okanagan Transit Ridership Up

By Rick | British Columbia

Transit ridership is up a reported 41% on certain routes in the South Okanagan. Good news but the numbers would be starting from a fairly low level. Unfortunately, there is no source for the numbers published and there is one oddity; a 30% decline in operating costs per passenger is described as “minor” so I […]

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Dec 29

Contracting Transit Operations

By Rick | British Columbia

The Eno Center for Transportation in Washington DC  published a report touting the benefits of contracting out as a way to improve transit service. “A Bid for Better Transit: Improving Transit Service with Contracted Operations” looks at a number of examples of contracted operations in three European cities (London, Stockholm, Oslo) and three North American […]

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