Premiere Video – October 14, 2021 @ 9:00pm PDT

It’s ready to roll. The first video hits the Net on October 14, 2021 @9:00pm. YouTube has this whole premiere video countdown. But if you are looking for the actual video, here it is. Tune in, like, subscribe, share, and hit the bell for notifications. Continue reading Premiere Video – October 14, 2021 @ 9:00pm PDT

Transportation and Transit Plan 10 – Metrotown to Cap U B-Line

This week, I’ve been going to cover some of the major projects that are planned to be implemented in 5-10 years after a Yes vote to the upcoming transit ballot. If Metro Vancouver residents vote Yes to the 0.5% PST increase, then 2020-2025 will see some of the largest transportation projects ever in the history of our region.

There are more B-Line buses slated to start service between 2020 and 2025.

Metrotown to Capilano University B-Line

metrotown to capu bline map

This B-Line bus will run mostly along Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby. Currently, this route is serviced by the #130 bus that runs 9 buses every hour between Metrotown and Brentwood – the busiest section of this route. The buses alternate between ending the runs at Hastings and Willingdon or at Kootenay Loop in East Vancouver. In the morning and afternoon rush hours, a few of the buses go to North Vancouver and end at Phibbs Exchange or Capilano University. The #130 is also a milk run that stops at every single bus stop along the way.

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Transportation and Transit Plan 5 – Hastings Street B-Line

This is project #5 in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments that will transform Metro Vancouver as we know it. And yes, it’s another B-Line.

Hastings Street B-Line (Downtown to Simon Fraser University)

hastings bline map

The Hastings B-Line would be an upgrade of the current 135 SFU/Burrard Station express bus. The 135 is already a fairly frequent bus with limited stop service. The B-Line version would require just a bit of tweaking and some additional buses to make it even more frequent. Perhaps more frequent service throughout more of day would be part of the upgrade. Continue reading “Transportation and Transit Plan 5 – Hastings Street B-Line”

Transportation and Transit Plan 2 – Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

The Mayor’s Council has put forward a vision for Regional Transportation Investments for Metro Vancouver for the next 10 years. Some of these investments will happen within the next 5 years. Others will happen between 2020 and 2025. This all depends on those living in Metro Vancouver voting Yes in the upcoming mail-in referendum/plebiscite ballot.

Here’s the second post in my project-by-project look at the Regional Transportation Investments.

Richmond Centre/Metrotown B-Line

richmond-metrotown bline map

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SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

There’s been some debate regarding the SFU Gondola plan.  Some of the outrage is from residents concerned about effects on their properties.  Some are outraged by the fact that TransLink is even considering other transit projects other than the top-prioritiy Evergreen Line. I think Gordon Price puts things in good perspective in his letter to the Burnaby Now. When I first heard about the idea … Continue reading SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

Evergreen Line – how many stations

With a pending announcement about funding for the $400M shortfall in funding for the much delayed Evergreen Line on the horizon, there’s been a little more news and blogging about the line.  I hadn’t really followed the Evergreen Line news for quite a while. An old graphic of the original LRT plan reveals 12 stations within easy walking distance to most of the Tri-Cities communities … Continue reading Evergreen Line – how many stations

Happy New Year

Thanks to all the readers who come to this blog regularly, semi-regularly, infrequently, and once-in-a-blue-moon.  Have a Happy New Year and all the best for 2010. Here’s a little photo from Nikkei Place in Burnaby to celebrate the New Year.  It’s a display of mochi (round rice), a food that is often eaten as a part of New Year celebrations in Japan.  The mochi symbolizes … Continue reading Happy New Year