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First look at TransLink's new double-decker bus fleet (PHOTOS)

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 22,243
A new fleet of 32 double-decker buses are being added to increase capacity.
Transportation

New SkyTrain on King George Boulevard to Newton could cost up to $1.4 billion

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 3,530
TransLink has identified the possibility of a new SkyTrain to Newton.
Transportation

Full Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension will cost $3.1 billion: TransLink

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 6,389
Three staging options are now being considered.
Transportation

All streetlights in Vancouver to be converted into energy-efficient white LED

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 1,920
LED lights have improved public safety and reduced collisions.
Transportation

Vancouver to allow car share drivers to park in metered spaces for free

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 5,938
It's intended to improve the convenience and usability of car share services.
Transportation

BC Transit to spend $79 million on 118 new buses, including electric models

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 19, 2019 1,139
BC Transit's bus fleet is getting a big new boost.
Transportation

SFU launches advocacy campaign for new gondola to Burnaby Mountain campus

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 18, 2019 1,503
"This project could begin operating in our community within the next three years."
Transportation

BC government completes more electric-battery vehicle charging stations

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 17, 2019 1,240
This will reduce range anxiety for out-of-town road trips.
Transportation

Pattullo Bridge closures scheduled for this summer

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff Jul 17, 2019 2,604
Drivers and commuters take note.
Transportation

High-speed rail connecting Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland worth the cost: report

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 16, 2019 21,618
And just eight minutes from downtown Vancouver to downtown Surrey.
Transportation

New LCD displays with next train arrival times coming to SkyTrain platforms

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 15, 2019 1,954
Even more displays will show real-time next train arrival times.
Transportation

Lions Gate Bridge lane closures this weekend for joint repairs

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 15, 2019 1,739
A temporary bridge is being installed over a joint to allow for repairs.
Transportation

UBC switches to new operator for campus bike share

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 15, 2019 1,199
Gone are Dropbike's orange-and-white bikes, replaced with HOPR's black-and-blue bikes.
Transportation

Opinion: Canada Line is a model example of a poorly-designed, under-built toy train

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 12, 2019 46,805
The Canada Line is already seeing big growing pains at just 10 years old.
Transportation

Rising land costs largely to blame for Vancouver's high gas prices: report

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g DH Vancouver Staff Jul 11, 2019 1,251
But it noted that doesn't explain everything.
Transportation

Advocates say rideshare driver approval will cost more and take longer in BC

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 11, 2019 773
Compared to other jurisdictions like Seattle and Toronto.
Transportation

Petition aims to make free campus shuttle at SFU Burnaby permanent

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 11, 2019 341
The temporary service has "become an important fixture on campus."
Transportation

7-in-10 British Columbians in favour of automated speed cameras

44f37bcd4aad5601cf12147168b785fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g Vincent Plana Jul 11, 2019 8,193
35 intersections will be equipped with automated ticketing this summer.
Transportation

BC government launches new public survey on highway infrastructure conditions

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 11, 2019 1,747
The government is seeking feedback on how it can improve its highway designs.
Transportation

Burnaby eliminating paid meter parking on select streets near hospital

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 10, 2019 576
Making hospital visits more affordable and less stressful for those visiting loved ones in care.
Transportation

BC Ferries workers face verbal and physical abuse by disgruntled passengers, union says

Dd4ade7f70d6c9922c79f331cb2286c2?s=96&d=mm&r=g Lakshmi Sadhu Jul 10, 2019 1,180
BC Ferries say they're doing the utmost to ensure customer and worker safety.
Transportation

Richmond council rejects TransLink's new bus loop proposal for Steveston

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 3,416
The City of Richmond rejected a proposal to use city lands for a new bus loop.
Transportation

TransLink completes renovation of SkyTrain's 22nd Street Station bus loop

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 09, 2019 2,132
The station's bus loop will also see new electric-battery buses.
Transportation

BC government to officially start accepting rideshare applications this September

Ebccbad01116919d9474e1016d1b29c7?s=96&d=mm&r=g Eric Zimmer Jul 08, 2019 7,238
If applications are processed swiftly, we could see vehicles on the road by Sept. 16.
Transportation

TransLink launches new bookable on-demand bus service, similar to rideshare

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 08, 2019 4,830
Residents in one community can now use an app to order their bus ride.
Transportation

Most of Vancouver's frequent transit network is surrounded by low-density zoning

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 05, 2019 4,937
"Overly restrictive land use planning forces people to live further away from jobs and amenities."
Transportation

Blind and deaf-friendly crosswalk push buttons increasingly installed in Vancouver

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 04, 2019 813
This could become the new citywide standard for all signal-controlled crosswalks.
Transportation

Vancouver considering allowing car share vehicles to park in metered spaces

Bc7f7efb7f14384003cf51259b35ebe3?s=96&d=mm&r=g Kenneth Chan Jul 04, 2019 1,723
This will improve the convenience and usability of car share.

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