Category Archives for "British Columbia"

May 24

Federal Transit Funding

By Rick | British Columbia

The David Suzuki Foundation  is urging BC and Metro Vancouver’s political leaders to put aside their differences and create a common front to negotiate transit funding with the federal government. The Foundation sent an open letter to various politicians on May 18, 2016. Transport Action BC is a signatory to this letter. The federal government […]

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Apr 19

Robson Street to be Closed to Transit

By Rick | British Columbia

The following was submitted by Transport Action BC to the Vancouver Sun as an op-ed piece. It was written in response to the City of Vancouver staff report recommending that the 800 block (Robson Square) of Robson Street be permanently closed to all vehicles, including transit. This proposal requires a permanent re-route of the 5-Robson bus […]

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Dec 18

SkyTrain Expo Line Station Upgrade Project – 1

By Rick | British Columbia

TransLink is upgrading several Expo Line SkyTrain stations. The upgrades are needed due to the age (some are almost 30 years old) of the stations and to improve passenger flow, accessibility, capacity and security. This is a large, multi-year project. Details are found here. The second phase of public consultation for Joyce-Collingwood and Metrotown Stations was recently completed. […]

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Dec 06

“BC on the Move” Online Survey Closes Soon

By Rick | British Columbia

The BC Government’s online survey for its latest 10 year transportation plan closes on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced the next 10-year transportation plan (“BC on the Move”) and consultation in October 2014. Consultation documents and details are here. Take the survey here. SFU’s Gordon Price notes that funding for […]

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