Category Archives for "British Columbia"

Jul 18

Greyhound Canada Downsizing – Urgent Need for Integrated Multi-modal Transportation Strategy

By clair | British Columbia , Interurban Rail and Bus , Northern Ontario , Prairies

On July 9, 2018, Greyhound Canada announced it was downsizing its bus operations and would be abandoning all but one of its bus routes west of Sudbury, effective October 31, 2018. In Ontario, this will affect over 50 communities in Northern Ontario. In Western Canada, about 20 routes affecting hundreds of communities all across the […]

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Jul 10

‘Problematic and tragic’: Canadians react to Greyhound decision to cut, reduce routes

By admin | British Columbia , Interurban Rail and Bus , National News , Prairies , Topics

Greyhound Canada’s announcement that it will eliminate or reduce passenger and freight routes in Western Canada was met with disappointment on Monday, with lawmakers and activists warning that it will leave the country’s most marginalized communities no choice but to opt for dangerous forms of travel. here.

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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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