TransLink on My Mind – Provincial decisions that have affected TransLink

I still have TransLink on my mind.  So it almost seems like a sport for Metro Vancouverites to bash TransLink recently.  It seems to be losing a PR battle that I’m not sure they realize they are in.  It hasn’t helped that over the past couple of decades, decisions have been made by the BC government that have a direct affect on what TransLink can … Continue reading TransLink on My Mind – Provincial decisions that have affected TransLink

TransLink Can Actually Do Math

I just had to come back to this Georgia Straight piece on “Best Proof That TransLink Can’t Do Math” TransLink is spending $171 million to install fare gates at all SkyTrain stations, as well as creating a new fare-card system. The company claims that these “improvements” will reduce fare evasion to the tune of $7 million per year—or $10 million, depending on who you talk … Continue reading TransLink Can Actually Do Math

TransLink Losing the PR Battle

With September almost done and masses of folks taking public transit to kick off the school year, I’ve been hearing a lot of complaining.  The “B” in B-Line has taken on a whole different meaning, if you know what I mean.  Can you blame people who feel like they are stuffed in like sardines in the accordion buses that ply their way down Broadway?  Then … Continue reading TransLink Losing the PR Battle

TransLink plans – expand, maintain, or cut services

The Tri-City News – TransLink plan leaves room for province to sign on, charge new tolls. This is probably the best piece of news that summarizes the current situation that TransLink finds themselves in and the options they are considering.  So instead of reinventing the wheel, I’ll link to the article.  Jeff Nagel does pretty good writing for one of our local papers. There’s also … Continue reading TransLink plans – expand, maintain, or cut services

1982 on building SkyTrain (aka ALRT)

VIA Architecture: The case to abort LRT, October 21 1982. What a great post about the problems that the GVRD faced when SkyTrain was first planned and built.  Somebody at VIA Architecture dug up this beauty of an article. Huge parallels between then and now.  The lack of provincial government funding is present yesterday as it is today.  Even though they were the ones who … Continue reading 1982 on building SkyTrain (aka ALRT)