casino online_สล็อตฟรี_ฟรีเครดิตทดลองเล่น https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/Utilities/Media-RSS.aspxTransLink Media Releasesen60{D17521D6-0895-4D1F-B45D-7255D2373435}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/December/Winter-Service-Changes-boost-bus-service.aspxWinter Service Changes boost bus service<p class="Deck"><span>Total of 275,000 new bus service hours added since January 2017</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink is delivering on the commitments in the Mayors* 10-Year Vision by continuing to add bus service hours this winter.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>Increases coming in January will bring the total to 275,000 new bus service hours added since January 2017 thanks to 10-Year Vision funding.</span></p> <p class="Body"><strong><span>Highlights of changes starting in January</span></strong></p> <ul> <li class="Body"><span>We*re increasing service at busy times to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.</span></li> <li class="Body"><span>23 Beach/Yaletown/Main Street Station 每 Service is increasing to </span><span>every 12 minutes (up from 15) between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on weekdays.</span></li> <li class="Body"><span>116 Metrotown Station/Edmonds Station 每 </span><span>Service is increasing to every 15 minutes (up from 20) from 3 to 5 p.m. on weekdays.</span></li> <li class="Body"><span>388 Carvolth Exchange/ 22nd Street Station 每 We*re switching community shuttle buses to full-size 40-foot buses to reduce overcrowding and pass-ups.</span></li> <li class="Body"><span>Other routes with increased service include the 312, 319, 325, 351 and 746.</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body">We*re just getting started. Improvements to the transit network will continue to roll out over the coming years. It*s all part of our plan to reduce traffic congestion by making transit a better option for more people. </p> <p class="Body">These improvements come at the same time as we*re making our seasonal adjustments to service. TransLink makes bus service changes every April, June, September and December to reflect changes in demand, maximize opportunities to respond to customer feedback, and bring more service to where customers need it most. </p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <ul> <li class="Body">Details about service improvements: <span><a >Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:00:00 -0800{58277235-EF70-42F5-BFEE-FC70BA50FDAC}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/December/TransLink-and-Shaw-to-make-Wi-Fi-free-on-entire-transit-system.aspxTransLink and Shaw to make Wi-Fi free on entire transit system<p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC / CALGARY, AB 〞 </span><span>TransLink and Shaw Communications Inc. are teaming up to deliver free Wi-Fi for transit customers across Metro Vancouver. </span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>※We have half-a-million people ride our system every day, and when we ask them what they*d like to see on transit, Wi-Fi is one of the most frequent requests,§ said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※We*re proud to be the first transit authority in Canada to offer this free Wi-Fi service and we*re doing it at no cost to our customers or taxpayers.§</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>Starting in 2020, TransLink riders 每 whether or not they are Shaw customers 每 will be able to stay connected for free throughout their commute on bus, SkyTrain or SeaBus.</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>The agreement between TransLink and Shaw will see these enhancements come at no cost to TransLink or its customers. </span><span>Under the agreement, Shaw will install and operate the Wi-Fi system. Since 2016, there has been free Wi-Fi at SeaBus terminals and on SeaBus ferries through a similar agreement with Shaw. ?</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>※Every day, thousands of people use their transit commute to catch up on life and reach out to friends, family and colleagues 〞 and having access to seamless connectivity is what makes this possible,§ said Katherine Emberly, President, Business, Brand and Communications, Shaw Communications. ※Whether it*s through text, email or social media, these connections are at the heart of our business, and the Wi-Fi system will enable us to keep more riders in Metro Vancouver connected as they travel across the system.§ </span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>TransLink and Shaw will refine the system design and plan to run trials in 2019, with deployment starting in 2020. TransLink expects the entire network to be completed by 2025.</span><span> </span><span>Wi-Fi rollout will begin with SkyTrain and buses.</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>TransLink intends to eventually provide Wi-Fi on all modes, including HandyDART, West Coast Express and community shuttle buses. </span></p> <p><span class="SubhedChar">Quote</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Ty Speer, Tourism Vancouver President and CEO 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body"><span>※TransLink and Shaw*s commitment to expand Wi-Fi across the transit system will enhance the personalized visitor experience for many travellers to our region who use public transportation. As we look to develop Vancouver into the most digitally connected city for visitors, the insights we*ll gain from the Wi-Fi network will be an important tool to help us effectively manage tourism in our destination.§?? </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/Rider-Guide/Mobile-Services.aspx" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window"><span>TransLink Mobile Services</span></a></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:<br> </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">C: (778) 375-7788 E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89); text-decoration: none;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"> ?</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Shaw Communications Inc.<br> Chethan Lakshman, VP, External Affairs</span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> C: (403) 930-8448 E: </span><span><a title="Email to chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca" href="mailto:chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca"><span style="color: rgb(7, 7, 255);;color: windowtext;">chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca</span></a></span></p>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800{159D18C1-9DFF-4381-A44D-3F3CDE4D7839}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/December/West-Vancouver-and-Marine-Drive-Transit-Priority.aspxWest Vancouver and Marine Drive Transit Priority<p class="BodyCopy"><strong><span>TransLink and West Vancouver have worked together to plan ways to improve the traffic flow along the Dundarave/Ambleside section of Marine Drive in West Vancouver. </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The plan involves adding more left-turn bays at key intersections, and prioritizing the right curbside lane for buses, people who are parking and cars turning right. </span></li> <li><span>Today, cars and buses are often stuck behind and weaving around people turning left, parking on the right and buses trying to merge back into traffic.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Transit priority measures will benefit everyone who uses this section of Marine Drive, regardless of whether they are driving a car or using transit.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>There will be a net reduction in travel times for both cars and transit.</span></li> <li><span>All 10 bus routes on this corridor will have improved reliability and reduced travel time; (e.g. Customers on the 250 bus will save 5 mins on their trip to downtown).</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>TransLink has been working closely with District of West Vancouver, and wants to ensure residents and businesses feel heard </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>We*ll continue listening to the community; this is a plan that will deliver many benefits and we want to make sure we get it right.</span> </li> </ul> <p class="Body-Bold"><span><strong>Background</strong></span></p> <p class="BodyCopy"><span>A new B-Line bus route will operate between Dundarave in West Vancouver to Phibbs Exchange in North Vancouver along the Marine Drive / Main corridor starting in late 2019. The route will connect residents, workers and students to Park Royal, Lonsdale Quay, and connections from Phibbs Exchange to and from Vancouver and Burnaby. A B-Line route offers higher capacity buses, makes fewer stops and takes advantage of bus priority measures to move people faster.</span></p> <ul> <li>The Main-Marine B-Line will run every 8 minutes at peak times</li> <li>One B-Line bus can carry the equivalent of 110 single-occupancy cars</li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Making the Marine-Main B-Line fast and reliable is critical to its success. </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>TransLink and District of West Vancouver have partnered on a street-improvement project on Marine Drive to improve traffic flow for all, and ensure buses don*t get stuck in traffic</span></li> <li><span>This includes reserving the outer lane for people parking, making right turns and for transit </span></li> <li><span>It also includes creating left-turn bays at key intersections, preventing traffic from backing up as people wait to turn</span></li> <li><span>All of this will be accomplished without significant loss to parking, which we know is a concern for local businesses: approximately 15 parking spots will be removed over the 20-block stretch.</span> <span></span></li> <li><span>Maintaining the neighborhood character of Ambleside and Dundarave is critical; none of the alterations will remove the planted medians. And the pedestrian environment will be improved</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>There's a significant transit need in West Vancouver and on the North Shore. </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>59,000 transit passengers on this corridor each day, 21,000 in West Vancouver daily.</span></li> <li><span>10 different bus routes use Marine Drive in West Vancouver.</span></li> <li><span>All 21,000 bus customers will benefit from traffic improvement changes.</span></li> <li><span>More than 4,000 transit passengers per day board buses in Dundarave & Ambleside (excluding Park Royal). </span><span>That*s equal to those using Coquitlam Central SkyTrain station.</span></li> <li><span>All bus routes will benefit from these improvements.</span> <ul> <li><span>Save 7.5 minutes to Lions Gate Hospital from Dundarave via the 255 (one way)</span></li> <li><span>Save 5 minutes to downtown from Dundarave via the 250 (one way)</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><span><strong><span>The street design will make it easier to drive on Marine Drive.</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Today, there are two lanes in each direction. But the left turn is often blocked by left-turning vehicles, and the right lane by cars parking and buses stopped at bus bulges. </span></li> <li><span>The result is that drivers must weave between blockages, slowing traffic and bad for safety.</span></li> <li><span>A single through lane will unobstructed by turning/stopping/parking vehicles, as there will be left turn bays, and parking cars and stopping buses will use the outside lane.</span></li> <li><span>These changes will result in a net reduction in travel time for all users, including cars.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>There*s a crisis of congestion on the North Shore and B-Line has been identified as a solution.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>Congestion has reached a critical level and is going to increase.</span></li> <li><span>All levels of government have worked on this problem as part of Integrated North Shore Planning Project (INSTPP).</span></li> <li><span>B-Line was identified as among the few options that could make a positive impact.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Support for the B-Line project and street/traffic changes is strong, as demonstrated through consultation.</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The B-Line has been identified in many plans that included public consultation, including the 10-Year Vision and the North Shore Area Transit Plan (2010-12).</span></li> <li><span>We consulted North Shore residents for two months earlier this year (on the B-Line and street-change options).</span></li> <li><span>79% support street and traffic changes to make the B-Line faster</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Municipal Outreach</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The B-Line team presented to West Vancouver mayor and council to share information and receive feedback on the B-Line project and proposed service changes. </span></li> <li><span>First presentation to council was on March 12, 2018, prior to the consultation period. These presentations centered on providing as much information as possible to communities about the proposal. </span></li> <li><span>The second round of presentations was post-consultation period on June 11, 2018. We shared our findings with councils and any amendments based on the survey results and feedback received during engagement.</span></li> </ul> <p class="BodyCopy"><span>?</span></p>Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800{657F9988-0D4B-4FCE-9866-9F1645342506}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/November/TransLink-launches-project-to-replace-1980s-era-signs-and-audio.aspxTransLink launches project to replace 1980s-era signs & audio<p class="Deck" style="text-align: left;"><em>Real-time info, new displays and upgraded sound at 33 stations</em></p> <p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink is launching a program that will replace existing information displays, improve sound on platforms and further enhance safety measures at 33 SkyTrain stations along the Expo and Millennium Lines.</p> <p class="Body">Over the next 18 months, TransLink will replace the existing 1980s-era information displays and audio systems with modern equipment that gives customers the ability to see when the next train is arriving and clearly hear in-station announcements. The program will also install new cameras to provide more visibility to guideways and improve TransLink*s ability to quickly check into the cause of alarms triggered on guideways.</p> <p class="Body">※This is a part of our plan to improve the customer experience,§ said TransLink*s CEO Kevin Desmond. ※We*ve been listening to our customers and we know they rely on us to receive accurate and timely information.§ Improvements will roll out station-by-station on beginning with Edmonds and Lougheed.</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Real-time digital signage</strong></p> <ul> <li>140 new &next train* signs on platforms replacing the existing signs</li> <li>140 new information signs outside SkyTrain station entrances and on platforms</li> </ul> <p class="Body"><strong>Better sound in stations and on trains</strong></p> <ul> <li>1,000 new speakers along the Millennium Line</li> <li>320 speakers in stations and at designated entrances</li> <li>Enhancing the Expo Line speakers</li> </ul> <p class="Body"><strong>Better visibility on platforms and guideways</strong></p> <ul> <li>1,200 CCTV platform cameras improving safety and security</li> <li>265 guideway cameras reducing delays when intrusion alarms are triggered</li> </ul> <p class="Body">These Customer Communication upgrades are being funded through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). PTIF is funded by the Government of Canada at 50 per cent, Province of British Columbia at 33 per cent and TransLink at 17 per cent.</p> <p class="Body">Construction impacts will vary depending on the station. We thank customers and our neighbours for their patience while we make these improvements.</p> <p>?</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Quotes:</strong></p> <p class="Body"><strong>Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada 每</strong></p> <p class="Body">※The Government of Canada is proud to support these important improvements to stations along the Expo and Millennium Lines. Investing in the modernization of existing transit facilities is essential to keeping up with the changing needs of users while ensuring the long-term functionality of our existing infrastructure. These upgrades will not only introduce modern technology into these stations, but will help increase passenger safety so that transit users can safely navigate the SkyTrain network for years to come.§</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and MLA for North Vancouver - Lonsdale 每</strong></p> <p class="Body">※Providing riders with the information they need to appropriately plan their trips helps to increase the reliability of TransLink*s public transit network. With millions of passengers riding these routes every year, the B.C. government remains enthusiastically committed to making the significant investments necessary to support transit and transportation improvements throughout the region.§</p> <p>?</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Informational video:</strong></p> <p class="Body"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rck3mRve4Pk" title="Links to SkyTrain Customer Communications Upgrades: Real-Time Service Information video - opens in new window" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rck3mRve4Pk</a></p> <iframe width="500" height="281" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rck3mRve4Pk" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>?</p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"></span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"></span></p>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:00:00 -0800{0C44FACB-7FBB-42CD-A507-31B6839C1091}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/November/Biggest-month-ever-for-transit.aspxBiggest month ever for transit<p class="Deck"><em>Almost 40 million boardings on public transit in October in Metro Vancouver</em></p> <p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 <span>Transit ridership in Metro Vancouver smashed a new record in October, with more people riding transit than ever before. </span></p> <p class="Body">There were 39.65 million boardings on transit last month. This includes bus, SkyTrain, HandyDART, SeaBus and West Coast Express. While ridership has been growing every month, we have never surpassed the stand-alone record of 39.2 million boardings in February 2010 when Vancouver welcomed the world for the Winter Olympics 每 until now.</p> <p class="Body">※At TransLink our focus is on delivering transit service improvements for our customers through the Mayors* 10-Year Vision,§ said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※It*s great to see this kind of ridership growth, one sign that customers are responding to better transit service right across the region.§</p> <p class="Body"><strong>October Ridership Highlights</strong> [measured in boardings]</p> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th>Mode</th> <th>Oct 2017<br> </th> <th>Oct 2018<br> </th> <th>Change</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>?Bus</td> <td>?22.13 M<br> </td> <td>24.45 M<br> </td> <td><strong><span>∥</span></strong>10.5%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?Expo/Millennium Line<br> </td> <td>?9.33 M<br> </td> <td>10.04 M<br> </td> <td><strong><span>∥</span></strong>7.7%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?Canada Line<br> </td> <td>?3.98 M<br> </td> <td>?4.26 M<br> </td> <td><strong><span>∥</span></strong>7.0%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?SeaBus</td> <td>?0.48 M<br> </td> <td>?0.53 M<br> </td> <td>?<strong><span>∥</span></strong>9.3%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?West Coast Express<br> </td> <td>?0.21 M<br> </td> <td>?0.24 M<br> </td> <td>?<strong><span>∥</span></strong>12.6%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?HandyDART</td> <td>?0.12 M<br> </td> <td>?0.14 M<br> </td> <td>?<strong><span>∥</span></strong>9.1%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?<strong>Total</strong></td> <td><strong>?36.26 M<br> </strong></td> <td><strong>?39.65 M</strong><br> </td> <td><strong>?<span>∥</span>9.3%</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="Body"> </p> <p class="Body">Transit ridership in our region has hit record heights over the past two years. In 2017, ridership was over 407 million boardings, a 5.7% increase over the year before and the largest growth of any major city in Canada and the United States. </p> <p class="Body"><span><strong>In October:</strong></span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Bus ridership (24.45m boardings) was the highest ever.</span></li> <li><span>West Coast Express (.24m) had its biggest month since October 2014.</span></li> <li><span>Expo/Millennium line surpassed 10m boardings for the first time.</span></li> </ul> <p>Ridership growth continues to be driven by high gas prices, high employment and increases to transit service delivered through the Mayors* 10-Year Vision.</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:00:00 -0800{C89B0D9B-A4B5-4B61-A83E-174320F4BFAC}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/November/TransLink-issues-$400-million-Green-Bond.aspxTransLink issues $400-million Green Bond<p class="Body"><span>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink has issued its first-ever Green Bond, becoming the first transit agency in Canada to do so, helping to satisfy strong investor interest in organizations with a compelling environmental story to tell.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>The bond, valued at $400 million, is TransLink*s largest bond issuance since it started financing projects through debt capital markets in 2010.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>"TransLink is committed to a sustainable future, and we*re lining up all our actions to reflect that,§ said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※Our customers, our community and our investors want this, and we are responding.§ </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>TransLink is in the midst of the largest expansion to transit service in Metro Vancouver*s history, and anticipates issuing more Green Bonds to fund upcoming projects.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>Pursuing Green Bonds is about aligning with TransLink*s commitment to sustainability. Last month, the TransLink Board approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent and to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>In the past, TransLink has issued conventional bonds even though most projects have been environmentally friendly. Green Bond-financed projects will add a higher level of accountability. TransLink*s </span><span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/about_translink/investor_relations/translink_green_bond_framework.pdf" target="_blank" title="Opens in New Window"><span>Green Bond Framework</span></a></span><span> follows the Green Bond Principles and has received second-party review from Sustainalytics.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>Demand for Green Bonds is high in the investment community, and the response to the issuance among investors was significant. Not only did the bond issue offer a certified ※green§ option for investors, but TransLink also gave preference to investors with strong green mandates of their own.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span> Meantime, TransLink maintains a robust credit rating.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>In October, Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS) reaffirmed TransLink*s AA stable credit ratings and Moody*s Investors Service reaffirmed TransLink*s Aa2 stable credit ratings. Credit rating reports are available at <a >Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800{D818EC1F-8BAB-4B5E-84C7-F3941B5C3F43}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/November/Veterans-honoured-with-commemorative-Compass-Cards.aspxVeterans honoured with commemorative Compass Cards<p> Limited-edition cards mark 100th anniversary of Armistice; available at 25 SkyTrain stations </p> <p>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. We are proud to release commemorative Compass Cards in honour of all Canadian veterans who have served our country. </p> <p>Adult cards are available at 25 SkyTrain stations across the system. Look for the Remembrance Day symbol on vending machines or contact Customer Information (604-953-3333) to find out where cards are still available. Adult and concession cards are also available at the Compass Customer Service Centre at Stadium-Chinatown Station. </p> <p>TransLink will make a 10-cent donation to the Royal Canadian Legion*s Poppy Fund for each card purchased. </p> <p>Veterans ride for free on all TransLink services on Sunday, November 11 by presenting their military ID or record of service card. One accessible fare gate will be left open at all SkyTrain, Canada Line and SeaBus stations. We will also encourage customers and staff to observe a moment of silence at or near 11 a.m. across all services. </p> <p>Media contact: </p> <p>TransLink Media Relations </p> <p>C: (778) 375-7788 </p> <p>E: media@translink.ca</p>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:00:00 -0700{B00F4FB8-2267-48C2-B92D-40400AB30DAC}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/November/TransLink-preparing-for-winter-weather.aspxTransLink preparing for winter weather<p class="Deck" style="text-align: left;"><em>Positive early results prompt wider deployment of tire socks</em></p> <p class="Body"><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"></span>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink continues to strengthen its snow plans, to keep customers moving when the winter weather hits.</p> <p class="Body">※Heavy snows can have a huge impact on our region,§ said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※Our focus is to limit delays and disruptions, and safely get our customers where they need to go, whether by bus, train, HandyDART or SeaBus. And when service is affected by adverse weather, we*re committed to getting customers the information they need, when and where they need it, to ensure they have a positive travel experience.§</p> <p class="Body">When snow piles up and ice forms, streets get messy and traffic can grind to a halt. To keep bus service reliable, TransLink has met with counterparts at Metro Vancouver municipalities to discuss priority snow-clearing corridors. We also continue to improve how we prepare, respond and innovate to better serve our customers.</p> <p class="Body"><strong>What we do</strong></p> <p class="Body">SkyTrain</p> <ul> <li><strong>Canada Line heat tracing and cover-boards</strong> 每 Installed two kilometres of heat tracing on power rail where heavy ice buildup caused service disruptions in February 2017. Also installed cover boards in exposed areas to protect the power rail from snow buildup. Both reduce risk of ice.</li> <li><strong>SkyTrain de-icing</strong> 每 De-icer spray trains keep the power rail free of ice. During heavy overnight snow, some trains run through the night to keep tracks clear.</li> </ul> <p class="Body">Bus</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Tire socks 每 </strong>If snow is heavy on Burnaby Mountain, we will deploy tire socks on buses between Production Way - University Station and SFU. This year, we will also use tire socks on 210 Upper Lynn Valley/Lynn Valley Centre and 232 Grouse Mountain/Edgemont if required. </p> <ul> <li><strong>Trolley bus wires anti-icing trucks</strong> 每 These trucks spray anti-icing agent to the entire 300-km electric trolley overhead system if there is risk of frost/ice.</li> <li><strong>Bus switch outs</strong> 每 If needed, we switch articulated buses for traditional buses. Articulated buses carrying lots of people, but 40-foot conventional buses have better traction on hills in snow.</li> </ul> <p class="Body">HandyDART</p> <p class="Body">As a door-to-door service, HandyDART must travel down many side streets.</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Prioritizing day programs</strong> 每 We contacted regular day programs in October to make them aware of HandyDART requirements for salting/sanding and access.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Targeting difficult locations</strong> 每 We are reaching out to customers with problem driveways/access to see if they have a clearing plan. </li> <li><strong>Extra staffing</strong> 每 When conditions require reduction to essential service, two drivers go with each bus to assist customers with loading/unloading. </li> </ul> <p class="Body"><strong>Know before you go</strong></p> <p class="Body">If there is snow or ice, remember to dress for the elements, wear proper footwear and expect occasional service disruptions throughout the day. </p> <ul> <li>Remember to plan ahead and give yourself extra travel time. </li> <li>Check <a >Thu, 01 Nov 2018 17:00:00 -0700{F863F474-93F1-40D4-8560-10215CB4DCA9}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/October/TransLink-Gives-Green-Light-to-Green-Bonds.aspxTransLink Gives Green Light to Green Bonds<p><em>Investment option aligns with transit agency*s ambitious environmental goals </em></p> <p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink*s Board of Directors has given the ※green light§ to issue Green Bonds as one way to finance the largest expansion to transit service in our region*s history.</p> <p class="Body">※Green Bonds are a natural fit for TransLink,§ said TransLink Board Chair Lorraine Cunningham. ※We are the fastest-growing transit authority in North America. We have ambitious environmental goals. Our ridership is growing rapidly and we have big plans for the future, making us an attractive option for investors seeking an investment with strong, green credentials.§ </p> <p class="Body">TransLink will be the first transit agency in Canada to issue Green Bonds. TransLink has raised funds directly through Canadian debt capital markets (conventional bonds) to finance projects since 2010.</p> <p class="Subhed" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Most bond-funded projects since 2010 have been environmentally friendly. A Green Bond project will have the added requirement to meet our <a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/about_translink/investor_relations/translink_green_bond_framework.pdf" target="_blank"><span>Green Bond Framework</span></a>, as certified by independent assurance provider Sustainalytics. Demand for Green Bonds is currently high in the investment community.</p> <p class="Subhed" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Benefits of Green Bonds</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Aligns with TransLink*s commitment to sustainability </li> <li>High demand among investors</li> <li>Diversifies TransLink*s investor base</li> <li>Brings more accountability and validation to TransLink projects </li> </ul> <p class="Body">Pursuing Green Bonds is about aligning with TransLink*s commitment to sustainability. Last week, the TransLink Board approved a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent and to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.</p> <p class="Body">※Vancouver is the fastest-growing low-carbon economy in Canada and a North American innovation hub,§ said Vancouver Economic Commission CEO Catherine Warren. ※Today*s pioneering infrastructure leaders understand it is critical to link investment and sustainability from the get-go and to inspire investors with environmentally, socially and fiscally friendly opportunities for prosperity.§ ?</p> <p class="Body">With the Board*s decision, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) has mandated RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. as Joint Lead Managers for its inaugural Green Bond transaction. This will launch in mid-November, subject to market conditions.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Investor-Relations.aspx" target="_blank"><span>TransLink Investor Relations</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/about_translink/investor_relations/translink_green_bond_framework.pdf" target="_blank"><span>Green Bond Framework</span></a></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"> </span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">?</span></p>Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:00:00 -0700{C34E9676-94CB-4EB5-9FA2-E25315F8E266}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/September/Surrey-Newton-Guildford-LRT-Project.aspxSNG LRT Project<p>TransLink is inviting bidders to demonstrate their experience, qualifications and capacity for delivering the SNG LRT Project. Up to three short-listed, qualified respondents will then participate in the Request for Proposals process in 2019. TransLink will secure a final agreement in late 2019, with construction expected to begin in 2020.</p> <p class="BodyBGer"><strong>SNG LRT Delivery Model</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">The Project will be delivered using a short-term Public Private Partnership model, with the contractor designing, building, financing the line and providing the vehicle fleet.</span></li> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">The 11-year contract term includes four years of design and construction and seven years of extended warranty for operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.</span></li> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">The contractor will operate the line for the first seven years. TransLink will assume operations and maintenance responsibilities at the end of the 11-year period, allowing for a seamless transition.</span></li> </ul> <p class="BodyCopy" style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span class="BodyBGerChar"><strong><span>The RFQ requires proponents to:</span></strong></span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">Maintain, operate and rehabilitate the Project assets such as light rail vehicles, LRT systems, tracks, stops, systems, facilities and drainage maintenance;</span></li> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">Manage incident response, regular, emergency and winter maintenance for the corridor;</span></li> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">Meet quality, health and safety, communications and engagement and environmental requirements;</span></li> <li><span class="BodyBGerChar">Plan, implement and work collaboratively to make sure TransLink can successfully assume operations at the end of the 11-year project period.</span></li> </ul> <p class="SubedBGer" style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong>Financing, Payments and Compensation</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>As is standard practice for major P3 projects, the project contractor will be responsible for financing a portion of construction costs, which is expected to be about $400-million.</span></li> <li><span>Construction period payments will be based mostly on progress with a substantial payment made at the end of construction</span></li> <li><span>Performance-based, operating period payments will be based on ability and achieving other requirements.</span></li> <li><span>Compensation payments will go to unsuccessful proponents short-listed in the RFP phase, which is also standard practice for major projects.</span></li> </ul>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:00:00 -0700{5CBE7185-6FC4-44CC-993C-8D7E8C0F37E6}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/September/TransLink-Kicks-Off-Procurement-Phase-of-Surrey-LRT-Project.aspxTransLink Kicks Off Procurement Phase of Surrey LRT Project<p class="Body"><em>Construction to begin in 2020, with opening day set for 2024</em></p> <p class="Body">SURREY, BC 〞 Now that the business case for the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT is approved, TransLink is ready to secure a contractor to begin construction in 2020.</p> <div> <p class="Body">※By 2041, we expect more than 400,000 people to move to communities south of the Fraser,§ says Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project Director Stephan Mehr. ※LRT will transform Surrey. It will encourage more livable neighbourhoods and support growing job centres. Three-quarters of transit trips start in Surrey and end in Surrey. This shows people living there want to be able to work and play close to home. LRT will make that type of lifestyle easier to attain in Surrey, while preparing the city for decades of growth.§</p> <p class="Body"><span>TransLink, with support from the Government of Canada and contributions from the City of Surrey, is funding the $1.65-billion Project, a key part of the Metro Vancouver Mayors* Council 10-Year Vision. The Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Project will feature:</span></p> <ul> <li><span>10.5 km of street-level light rail service along King George Blvd. and 104 Ave.</span></li> <li><span>11 new stops, including two new exchanges</span></li> <li><span>27-minute travel time connecting Surrey City Centre, Guildford and Newton</span></li> <li><span>Five-minute frequency in peak hours</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman is confident this Project will transform the city*s core. ※Thanks in part to LRT, Surrey will become a more livable, walkable, thriving hub of economic activity. It will cut congestion to get people and goods where they need to be in a timely way.§</span></p> <p><span class="BodyChar">After the Request for Qualifications period closes, we will invite up to three proponents to submit detailed technical and price proposals as part of the Request for Proposals process. We expect to award the contract to the successful team in late 2019 and celebrate opening day in </span>2024.</p> <p><strong>Quick Facts</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Government of B.C is contributing 40% to the Phase 2 Investment Plan, which includes the Broadway Subway, Surrey LRT and several other projects. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">The funding breakdown for the Surrey LRT:</span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Government of Canada:$483.8 million</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">TransLink/Regional:$1.12 billion</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Additional funding of $43 million was provided under Phase One of the Investment Plan.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">The Province is directing most of its share of funding to the Broadway Subway project as this is an extension to the Millennium Line which the Province already owns. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="background: rgb(250, 250, 250) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; padding: 0in; border: 1pt none windowtext; letter-spacing: -0.15pt; color: rgb(17, 17, 17);"></span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong><span><a href="https://surreylightrail.ca/"><span>surreylightrail.ca</span></a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p> </div> <br>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:00:00 -0700{ADE22AB7-D6E7-440D-BF88-B5C56DE81F9A}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/August/Fall-Transit-Service-Changes.aspxFall Transit Service Changes<p class="SubedBGer"><span>TransLink makes service changes four times a year to adjust for seasonal changes and to deploy new service hours when they become available.</span></p> <p class="SubedBGer">Over 20 routes are receiving improvements as part of the 10-Year Vision in order to:</p> <ul> <li><span>Reduce overcrowding</span> <ul> <li><span>23 Beach/Yaletown/Main Street Station</span></li> <li><span>25 Brentwood Station/UBC</span></li> <li><span>43 Joyce Station/UBC</span></li> <li><span>100 22<sup>nd</sup> Street Station/Marpole Loop</span></li> <li><span>116 Metrotown Station/Edmonds Station</span></li> <li><span>123 New Westminster Station/Brentwood Station</span></li> <li><span>319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange</span></li> <li><span>320 Surrey Central Station/Guildford/Fleetwood</span></li> <li><span>321 Surrey Central Station/Newton Exchange/White Rock Centre/White Rock South</span></li> <li><span>337 Fraser Heights/Guildford/Surrey Central Station</span></li> <li><span>402 Two Road/Richmond-Brighouse Station</span></li> <li><span>403 Three Road/Bridgeport Station</span> <p><span>?</span></p> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><span>Reduce wait times</span> <ul> <li><span>181 Moody Centre Station/Ioco</span></li> <li><span>229 Lonsdale Quay/Lynn Valley</span></li> <li><span>323 Surrey Central Station/Newton Exchange</span></li> <li><span>555 Lougheed Station/Carvolth Exchange</span> <p><span>?</span></p> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><span>Provide better connections</span> <ul> <li><span>743 Meadowtown/Haney Place/South Haney and 744 Meadowtown Haney Place will now serve Meadowtown for all trips Monday-Saturday</span></li> <li><span>C41 is changing into 719 Meadowtown/Fraser Way and 722 Meadowtown/Bonson and going to Maple Meadows Station for all trips</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p class="SubedBGer" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 1in;"><span>?</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Six routes are changing as a result of the new </span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/Plans-and-Projects/Area-Planning/Southwest-Area-Transport-Plan.aspx" target="_blank"><span>Southwest Area Transport Plan</span></a><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);"> including:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">104 Annacis island/22<sup>nd</sup> Street Station</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">401 Richmond-Brighouse Station/One Road</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">406 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Railway (NEW)</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">408 Richmond Brighouse/Ironwood/Riverport (NEW)</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">410 Richmond Brighouse Station/22<sup>nd</sup> Street Station</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">418 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Kingswood (formerly C98)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Several other permanent changes are coming this fall including:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">145 Production Station/SFU: more consistent scheduling to reduce overcrowding and all-door boarding to speed up service at the SFU tunnel stop</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">257 Horseshoe Bay Express/Vancouver: more consistent 20-minute scheduling and extended hours to better serve ferry-bound customers</span></li> <li> <span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Removal of the ※C§ designation from routes so different sizes of vehicle can be used, depending on demand</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Other route adjustments will be made to accommodate increased traffic to and from local universities. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Visit our </span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/Schedules-and-Maps/Transit-Service-Changes.aspx" target="_blank"><span>Service Changes page</span></a><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);"> for a complete list. Customers can also visit our trip planner to find their next bus.</span></p>Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:00:00 -0700{2825E455-331A-4E13-BA35-84F33BC800F9}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/August/More-Bus-Service-Coming-To-Metro-Vancouver-September-3.aspxMore Bus Service Coming To Metro Vancouver September 3<p class="Body"><span>NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 Fall bus service changes are allowing TransLink to reduce overcrowding, cut wait times, create better connections throughout the existing network, and bring service to new areas. More than 100 more bus trips with space for over 6,000 boardings per day are being spread out across Metro Vancouver. </span></p> <ul> <li><span>Over 20 routes across the region are receiving improvements thanks to funding from the Mayors* Council*s 10-Year Vision. Nearly 250,000 annual bus service hours have been added as part of the 10-Year Vision since January, 2017.</span></li> <li><span>Several routes are improving as part of the updated Southwest Area Transport Plan. This document sets future transportation priorities for Richmond, South Delta and the Tsawwassen First Nation.</span></li> <li><span>Seasonal service adjustments are going in place to accommodate post-secondary students.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">※</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Ridership here is growing faster than anywhere else in North America and this is due in part to the fast paced roll out of new service in places that need it most.§ according to TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※We are making taking transit easier and more comfortable and that*s attracting new customers. I hope these new bus service hours will allow the trend to continue.§ </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Customers curious about how these changes will affect their trips can check </span><span><a href="https://tripplanning.translink.ca/" target="_blank"><span>Trip Planner</span></a></span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">. Set the date to September 3 or later in order to see updated routes and times.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">TransLink is reminding SFU students about the platform change at Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station that occurred on June 25. Millennium Line trains at Lougheed Station now use different platforms, so trains can proceed more directly and efficiently through the station, resulting in a faster and more reliable trip for riders. Customers should follow station signage to ensure they are standing on the correct platform to catch a Millennium Line </span><span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2MMh4-SDT8" target="_blank"><span>train.</span></a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/Schedules-and-Maps/Transit-Service-Changes.aspx" target="_blank"><span>TransLink Transit Service Changes</span></a></span></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/area_transit_plans/southwest_area/final_plan/Southwest_Area_Transport_Plan-April_2018.pdf" target="_blank"><span>Southwest Area Transport Plan</span></a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); text-decoration: none;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:00:00 -0700{92FCB3BF-C64A-4D46-B76D-7D5A95BBE30C}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/August/Joyce-Collingwood-Station-Upgrades-Progress-Report.aspxJoyce-Collingwood Station Upgrades Progress Report<p><strong>VANCOUVER, BC</strong> 〞 Work continues at Joyce每Collingwood Station as part of TransLink*s Maintenance and Repair Program to improve aging infrastructure across the system. The project reaches a milestone with completion of a new bus loop and the start of upgrades to the west stationhouse.</p> <p>Phase one upgrades to the east stationhouse were complete in June 2017 and the improved east stationhouse bus loop opens August 13. Customers will enjoy larger shelters and a new, more convenient permanent stop for the 28, 41, and 43 bus routes. </p> <p>Phase two upgrades to the west stationhouse are underway with an expected completion date of spring 2019. The upgrades include a new elevator and escalator, an extended roof over the SkyTrain platform to keep customers dry, better lighting and a redesigned interior, and additional pedestrian and cycling improvements. </p> <p>We thank everyone for their patience while we continue improving the station. </p> <p>Customers and neighbours should be aware of the upcoming changes:</p> <h3>West stationhouse closure</h3> <p><strong>From August 13 to spring 2019 </strong>, the west stationhouse will close and customers can catch their bus at the new bus loop adjacent to the east stationhouse. The bus loop has larger shelters and is the new permanent location for the 28 and 41/43 routes. </p> <h3>Skip-Stop SkyTrain service</h3> <p><strong>From August 17 until the fall</strong>, tiling work resumes at Joyce每Collingwood Station on the eastbound platform following completion of tiling work on the westbound platform. On Fridays at 9 p.m. until the end of service on Sundays, eastbound trains will not stop at Joyce每Collingwood. </p> <p>Customers travelling east who wish to exit at Joyce每Collingwood must:</p> <ul> <li>Travel east past Joyce每Collingwood to Patterson Station;</li> <li>Cross the platform to board a westbound train back to Joyce每Collingwood;</li> <li>Exit at Joyce每Collingwood Station from the westbound platform.? </li> </ul> <p>Customers wanting to board eastbound trains at Joyce每Collingwood will have to catch the westbound train to 29th Avenue Station, cross the platform, and take the next train heading east. Westbound trains will continue to stop at Joyce每Collingwood as normal. </p> <p>Extra staff will be at Joyce-Collingwood, 29th Avenue and Patterson stations to assist.<strong></strong> </p> <h3>Traffic changes </h3> <p><strong>Later this summer,</strong> Vanness Avenue between the west stationhouse bus loop and McGeer Street will permanently become one-way traffic (westbound only), to improve road safety and ensure safe bus operations. </p> <p><strong>Learn More: </strong></p> <p><a href="/d50/Plans-and-Projects/TransLink-Maintenance-and-Repair-Program/Rail-Projects/Joyce-Collingwood-Station-Upgrades.aspx" target="_self" title="Link to Joyce每Collingwood Station Upgrades Project page on this site">Joyce每Collingwood Station Upgrades Project </a></p> <p><strong>Media contact: </strong></p> <p>TransLink Media Relations<br> C: (778) 375-7788<br> E: <a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca">media@ เคล็ดลับเกมยิงปลา www.writeyourbookquickly.com </a></p>Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700{822D95AD-6A0E-4903-B3C7-CD300F336A1C}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/July/TransLink-continuing-study-of-Transit-Fare-Review-recommendations.aspxTransLink continuing study of Transit Fare Review recommendations<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 After four phases of the Transit Fare Review, TransLink has arrived at a number of recommendations meant to make the fare system fairer for more people.</p> <p class="Body">The Transit Fare Review*s policy recommendations include eliminating zones and shifting to pricing by distance between stations on rapid transit (e.g. SkyTrain and SeaBus). Pre-paid passes would be updated to reflect this change. Buses and HandyDART would remain a flat fare.</p> <p class="Body">The endorsement of this policy direction by the Mayors* Council and customer feedback collected during the review allow TransLink to take the next steps. Over the coming months, TransLink will:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Begin the process of building required business cases</li> <li>Launch discussions with our technology partners to ensure that any changes can be implemented with minimal cost and disruption for customers</li> <li>Work with the Provincial Government to explore potential options for expanded discounts for low-income customers, children and youth</li> </ul> <p class="Body">Timing will depend on discussions with our technology partners and on the development of an implementation plan. </p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p><a >Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700{23AA038C-CCC4-4609-B9E5-FDD731945AFE}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/July/Major-Ridership-Growth-Trend-Continues-through-June.aspxMajor Ridership Growth Trend Continues through June<p class="Deck"><span><em>TransLink headed for another record-breaking year in 2018</em></span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>VANCOUVER, BC 〞 Ridership growth in June 2018 shows transit is continuing to attract new riders, underscoring the need for projects and service increases coming as part of Phase Two of the Mayors* Council*s 10-Year Vision. Boardings have increased by 6.1% year over year. If this trend continues, 2018 will break last year*s total boardings record of 407-million.</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Ridership grew across all modes:</p> <ul> <li><strong><span>Bus: </span></strong><span>Average weekday boardings are up 8% year over year, while year to date growth is 6.5%.</span></li> <li><strong><span>SkyTrain: </span></strong><span>Expo/Millennium Line average weekday boardings are up 6.1%, which is in line with growth year to date. While average weekday boardings for Canada Line increased by 5.8% year over year and growth year to date is at 5.1%.</span></li> <li><strong><span>SeaBus: </span></strong><span>Average weekday boardings increased by 5.4 per cent year over year and 6.3% year to date. This is due in part to frequency increases in the evening launched a year ago.</span></li> <li><strong><span>West Coast Express:</span></strong><span> Average weekday boardings are up 7.6% year over year and 6% for the year to date. This suggests ridership is rebounding after a drop following the opening of the Evergreen Millennium Line Extension.</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>Growth is being driven by the substantial addition of new service as part of Phase One, steadily high gas prices and strong employment growth. </span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>The focus is now shifting to Phase Two of the Vision according to TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※The Phase Two Investment Plan was approved by TransLink*s Board and the Mayors* Council which gives us the mandate to roll out the biggest package of transportation improvements in Metro Vancouver History. These latest numbers show the region needs this investment if we*re going to avoid major congestion.§</span></p>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:00:00 -0700{3BEAC506-3F62-4110-BED9-6CB5FF0393F2}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/July/Southwest-Area-Transport-Plan-Near-Term-Improvements.aspxSouthwest Area Transport Plan Near-Term Improvements<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>The Southwest Area Transport Plan (SWATP) is a review of the transportation network in Richmond, South Delta, and the Tsawwassen First Nation, as well as important connections to North Delta and other nearby areas. It focuses on improving transit service and infrastructure, while also addressing aspects of cycling, walking, driving, and goods movement. </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>The SWATP was finalized in April 2018.<strong> </strong></span>Support for this plan was provided by local elected officials of the City of Richmond, City of Delta, and Tsawwassen First Nation, including endorsement for implementing the recommendations contained in the plan. </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">SWATP recommendations we expect to implement in 2018 and 2019 to improve bus service include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>104 每 Annacis Island/22nd Street Station</strong> <p><em>Provide weekday evening and late night service to Port Royal, so that all 104 trips serve this growing community</em></p> </li> <li><strong>402 每 Two Road/Richmond-Brighouse Station</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 10 minutes during weekday a.m. peak to reduce overcrowding </em></p> </li> <li><strong>403 每 Three Road/Bridgeport Station</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 10-15 minutes during weekday a.m. and p.m. peak periods to reduce overcrowding </em></p> </li> <li><strong>410 每 22nd Street Station/Railway&401 每 One Road/Garden City</strong> <p><em>Split routes 410 and 401 in Richmond City Centre to improve service reliability for customers and allow for service frequency increases to be focused where they are needed most (e.g. No. 1 Road and Cambie Road)</em></p> </li> <li><strong>310 (C76) 每 Scottsdale Exchange/Ladner Exchange</strong> <p><em>Extend the route to connect directly into Ladner Village to provide better access to shops, restaurants, McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, Ladner Pioneer Library, and Delta Secondary School; improvements to the intersection of Ladner Trunk Road and 66 Street will be made to provide safe street crossings and improved access to C76 bus stops for Holly Park residents of East Ladner</em></p> </li> <li><strong>418 (C98) 每 22nd Street Station/Kingswood</strong> <p><em>Extend the route further west along Blundell Road to provide better access to jobs in this industrial employment area; additionally, add a C98 bus stop near the intersection of Westminster Highway and Nelson Road to allow customers using the 410 to transfer between these two services (<strong>note</strong>: a westbound bus stop was added near this intersection in April 2018, and we*re still looking for an opportunity to install the eastbound pair)</em></p> </li> <li><strong>N10 每 Downtown/YVR/Richmond-Brighouse Station </strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><em>Extend hours of operation to close the gap in transit service between the last NightBus and the first Canada Line train and ensure 24-hour access to YVR</em></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">TransLink regularly monitors bus service across the region and during the SWATP process and in 2017 we continued to improve service frequency on the following routes serving Richmond, Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>301 每 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Newton Exchange</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 15 minutes during weekday peak periods to reduce overcrowding</em></p> </li> <li><strong>401 每 One Road/Garden City</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 9-12 minutes during weekday peak periods to reduce overcrowding and every 30 minutes on weekdays in the late evening to reduce wait times</em></p> </li> <li><strong>403 每 Three Road/Bridgeport Station</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 15-20 minutes during Sunday mornings to reduce wait times</em></p> </li> <li><strong>410 每 22nd Street Station/Railway</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 6-8 minutes during weekday peak periods and every 9 minutes during midday on Saturdays to reduce overcrowding; increase service to every 20 minutes every day in the late evening to reduce wait times</em></p> </li> <li><strong>430 每 Richmond-Brighouse Station/Metrotown Station</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 15 minutes during weekday a.m. peak periods and every 20 minutes during midday on weekdays to reduce wait times</em></p> </li> <li><strong>601 每 Bridgeport Station/South Delta</strong> <p><em>Increase service to every 20 minutes midday and early evening on weekends to reduce wait times</em></p> </li> <li><strong>620 每 Bridgeport Station/Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal</strong> <p><em>Increase service throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays to reduce overcrowding</em> and <em>match up with ferry departure times</em></p> <p>TransLink also provides cost-share funding to local governments to support improvements to cycling and walking. In 2017 and for 2018, TransLink contributed cost-share funding to the following cycling and walking projects in Richmond, Delta and TFN. These improvements are consistent with the recommendations featured in the final SWATP:</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2017 Funding Programs</span>:</strong></p> </li> <li>Richmond 每 Great Canadian Way Multi-Use Path, River Drive Multi-Use Path, Sexsmith Road Multi-Use Path, Westminster Highway Multi-Use Path</li> <li>Delta 每 8A Avenue Roadway and Utility Improvements, Arthur Drive Roadway and Utility Improvements <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2018 Funding Programs</span>:</strong></p> </li> <li>Richmond 每 Cambie Road Multi-Use Path, Crosstown Neighbourhood Bikeway, Odlin Road Neighbourhood Bikeway, Parkside Neighbourhood Bikeway, River Parkway Protected Bike Lanes, Riverside Industrial Park Sidewalks and Bus Shelters, Westminster Highway Multi-Use Path Upgrades</li> <li>Delta 每 86 Avenue Sidewalk and Streetlight Improvements, 120 Street Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossing</li> <li>TFN 每 27b Avenue Multi-Use Path</li> </ul>Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700{EC2C1277-85D3-4250-95AD-1C58C7C8700E}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/July/Southwest-Area-Transport-Plan-finalized.aspxSouthwest Area Transport Plan finalized<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink is proud to announce the completion of a plan, shaped by the residents of Richmond, Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation, which will guide future transit and transportation investments.</p> <p class="Body">The <a href="https://www.translink.ca/Plans-and-Projects/Area-Planning/Southwest-Area-Transport-Plan.aspx" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window">Southwest Area Transport Plan</a> (SWATP) will help TransLink pinpoint investments over the next decade to make it easier for people and goods to get around these communities, whether you walk, cycle, drive or take transit. The plan was developed through extensive engagement with residents and stakeholders over a two-year period. Local governments in Richmond, Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation support TransLink's implementation of the plan.<span>? </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>In spring 2017, more than 3,200 people weighed in on a draft of the SWATP. TransLink made changes to all proposals that raised moderate to significant concerns. In fact, residents' input even helped improve proposals that already had strong support.</span></p> <p class="Body">In 2018 and 2019, we expect to implement improvements to seven bus routes, as outlined in the SWATP. These include:? </p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>403 每 Three Road/Bridgeport Station</strong> - <em>Increase service to every 10-15 minutes during weekday a.m. and p.m. peak periods to reduce overcrowding </em></li> <li><strong>402 每 Two Road/Richmond-Brighouse Station</strong> - <em>Increase service to every 10 minutes during weekday a.m. peak to reduce overcrowding </em></li> </ul> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>310 (C76) 每 Scottsdale Exchange/Ladner Exchange</strong> - <em>Extend the route to connect directly into Ladner Village to provide better access to shops, restaurants, McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, Ladner Pioneer Library, and Delta Secondary School</em></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>As the SWATP was being developed, improvements to transit and transportation in these communities were ongoing. This included cost-share funding to cycling and walking projects in the Southwest Area.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>Now that the plan is in place, we are moving forward with delivering improvements both short and longer term. </span></p> <p><span class="SubhedChar"><strong>Quote</strong></span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><strong>:</strong></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Bryce Williams, Chief, Tsawwassen First Nation 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">※Our Nation is going through a rapid growth phase and transportation plays a major role in ensuring the prosperity of our Members, residents and businesses. We appreciate the opportunity to help shape the Southwest Area Transport Plan.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Malcolm Brodie, Mayor, City of Richmond ?每 </span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">※This plan charts a clear course for investments to improve and enhance every part of our transportation network. The success of our city is closely tied to the ease with which residents and goods can get around, and this puts us on a strong path.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><a href="/d50/sitecore/service/notfound.aspx?item=web%3a%7bCB5895C0-6FFC-4297-912C-A2409FA0D5F1%7d%40en"><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Southwest Area Transport Plan 每 Backgrounder</span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"></span></a></span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> <a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/area_transit_plans/southwest_area/final_plan/SWATP_ExecSummary_English_20180618.pdf" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window">Southwest Area Transport Plan 每 Executive Summary</a><br> <a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/area_transit_plans/southwest_area/final_plan/Southwest_Area_Transport_Plan-April_2018.pdf" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window">Southwest Area Transport Plan 每 Full Plan</a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations</span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> C: (778) 375-7788</span> <span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); text-decoration: none;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:00:00 -0700{B24A2820-85AD-4DFF-AAF1-68B15EEAC05B}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/Historic-agreement-finalizes-more-than-$7-billion-in-transportation-improvements.aspxHistoric agreement finalizes more than $7 billion in transportation improvements<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 The largest investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver*s history was approved by the Mayors* Council on Regional Transportation and the TransLink Board of Directors today, setting the stage for unprecedented increases to transit service.</p> <p class="Body">※This builds on positive momentum sparked by last year*s major boost to transit service through Phase One of the Mayors* 10-Year Vision,§ said Mayors* Council Chair Derek Corrigan. ※Those increases helped drive transit ridership growth that is leading North America, helping reduce congestion by getting thousands of people out of their cars in the process. This next phase of investments will capitalize on this fantastic start.§</p> <p class="Subhed"><strong><span>Highlights of Phase One and Two</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong><span>Bus</span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>900,000 more hours of new bus service on 75 different routes.</span></li> <li><span>Two new B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey (In addition to five new B-Lines being rolled out by 2019 as part of Phase One).</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>SkyTrain</span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Extension of the Millennium Line with six new stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street in Vancouver.</li> <li><span>40% increase to service on Expo and Millennium lines.</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">203 new SkyTrain cars (108 new, 95 replacement) for Expo and Millennium lines. </span></li> <li>Increased Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>Light Rapid Transit</span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway and King George Boulevard.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>Road </span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>$75 million for rehab and upgrades to the Major Road Network.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>HandyDART</span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>249,000 additional HandyDART trips.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>Planning for the future</span></strong> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Project development and potential early works for the Surrey-Langley Line.</span></li> <li><span>Planning for a potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola. </span></li> <li><span>Planning for rapid transit to UBC Point Grey campus.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>※This milestone could not have been possible without all levels of government working together to finalize a funding plan,§ said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※Already we*ve seen the benefits that come when you add more service. You reduce crowding and make transit more convenient and enjoyable. By making transit a better experience, ridership grows and the benefits continue to add up for everyone across the region.§</span></p> <p class="Subhed"><strong><span>Investment plan funding finalized</span></strong></p> <p class="Body">The Government of British Columbia has committed to funding 40% of the capital costs of Phase Two of the Mayors* Council 10-Year Vision. In addition, the Government of Canada, through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, is also making significant investments in public transit.</p> <p class="Body"><span>※People in the Lower Mainland have been stuck in gridlock for far too long,§ said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. ※With the region expected to grow by one million more residents in the next 30 years, there is a desperate need for action and?these investments will help people spend less time in traffic and more time with their friends and families.§ </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>In order to assist the region in funding the Investment Plan, the Province of B.C. will commit to introducing legislation by spring 2019 to enable the region to increase the motor fuel tax in Metro Vancouver by up to 1.5 cents per litre 每 an increase of about one per cent based on current fuel prices. This tax hasn*t been increased since 2012.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>The Mayors* Council has determined that the region*s portion of the Plan will be funded through:</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong><span>Increased revenue from ridership growth:</span></strong><span> $537 million of the region*s share will be funded through increased fare revenue from higher ridership resulting from service expansion.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Fares:</span></strong><span> Five to 10 cent increases to transit fares in 2020 and 2021, in addition to the fare increases approved in the Phase One Plan.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Parking Tax:</span></strong><span> 15 cents per hour increase for an average $5 per hour parking, increasing the parking sales tax from 21 to 24%.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Property Tax:</span></strong><span> $5.50 increase per average household each year or about 46 cents a month, beginning 2019. </span></li> <li><strong><span>Development Cost Charge:</span></strong><span> $300 to $600 increase, to the charge on new residential units depending on type of dwelling, relative to the Phase One Plan.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><a href="https://tenyearvision.translink.ca/" target="_blank" title="Opens in New Window">10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation</a> ?</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> TransLink Media Relations</span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> C: (778) 375-7788 </span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{6FD2D54B-2488-49A5-9951-62F4538FA0EE}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/New-NightBus-District-makes-late-night-transit-easier-to-find.aspxNew NightBus District makes late-night transit easier to find<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞 <span>TransLink is making it easier to find a reliable after-hours ride home from Downtown Vancouver with the launch of a new NightBus District pilot project. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>All 10 NightBus routes that connect the downtown core with destinations across the region will now start their routes at a new, well-lit hub in the heart of downtown at the corner of Granville and West Georgia streets. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>※Making sure that people have a safe way home at the end of the night is a key part of building a vibrant city,§ said Gregor Robertson, Mayor of the City of Vancouver. ※I*m pleased to see TransLink working to provide new transportation solutions for Vancouver residents and visitors who want a convenient and safe way to get home after enjoying our lively entertainment district.§</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>The hub was inspired by feedback from TransLink*s Late Night Stakeholder Committee, which has been discussing late night transit services for workers and patrons of the Downtown Entertainment District. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>The pilot project establishes a single easy-to-find and easy-to-remember NightBus hub at Granville and Georgia.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>※Improving access and awareness for TransLink*s night bus network is a great step in the process to improve transportation services that support Downtown Vancouver*s thriving nightlife,§ said Charles Gauthier, President and CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>NightBus routes from Downtown Vancouver depart every 30 minutes or better seven days a week, and pick up customers throughout the downtown core. NightBus routes include service to Burnaby and SFU, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Richmond and YVR,? Surrey, UBC and several points throughout Vancouver. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>Three NightBus routes closely follow the same routes as the Millennium Line (N9), Canada Line (N10) and Expo Line (N19). Last departures from downtown on these routes are after 4 a.m. Last departures for other routes range from 3:09 a.m. to 5:09 a.m., depending on the route.</span></p> <p class="Subhed"><span>NightBus Facts</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Cheaper than coat check! It costs less than $3 to get home on NightBus.</span></li> </ul> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>NightBus District stops are the ones with the full moons on top.</span></li> <li><span>All routes will stop at Granville and Georgia every 20 to 30 minutes.</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>TransLink will monitor the success of the program as we continue our assessment of late-night services.</span></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">NightBus Routes</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Destination area</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Last Downtown departure*</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N8 Fraser</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">South Vancouver & Marine Drive Stn via Fraser Street</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">5:09 a.m. (Mon-Sat)</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:09 a.m. (Sun/Hol)</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N9 Coquitlam Central <br> Station</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">North Burnaby & Tri-Cities via Broadway/Lougheed Hwy</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">4:19 a.m.</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N10 Richmond <br> Brighouse Stn</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">YVR-Airport & Richmond <br> via Granville Street</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">4:39 a.m.<br> <br> </span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N15 Cambie</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">S Vancouver & Marine Drive Station via Cambie Street</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:09 a.m.<br> <br> </span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N17 UBC</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Kitsilano & UBC <br> via Broadway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:09 a.m.**</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N19 Surrey Central <br> Station</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">South Burnaby, New West <br> & Surrey via Kingsway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">4:09 a.m.</span></strong></p> <p>?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N20 Victoria</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">South Vancouver & Marine Drive Stn via Victoria Drive</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">5:09 a.m. (Mon-Sat)</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:09 a.m. (Sun/Hol)</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N22 MacDonald</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Kitsilano & Dunbar via Macdonald Street</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:09 a.m.</span></strong></p> <p>?</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N24 Lynn Valley</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">North Vancouver via Marine Drive/Lonsdale Avenue</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:30 a.m. (Mon-Sat)</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">3:14 a.m. (Sun/Hol)</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 133pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="222" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">N35 SFU</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 148.85pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="248" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">East Vancouver & North Burnaby via Hastings Street</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 4cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="189" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">5:09 a.m.</span></strong></p> <p>?</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">* Departures are seven days a week unless otherwise indicated</span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> **3:29 a.m. departure added on Friday and Saturday nights only</span> </p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Quote: </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Christa Montpetit, Director, Hospitality Vancouver Association 每</span></strong></p> <p class="Body">※The Hospitality Vancouver Association represent businesses in the Granville Entertainment<span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);"> </span>and Davie Village Districts. Having reliable and affordable transportation options for our workers and patrons to get out of the downtown core after the bars close is vital for our businesses. We believe the NightBus District pilot project will be a catalyst in ensuring people are able to get home safely and affordably and thank TransLink for their willingness to try something new.§</p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">More about the NightBus District at</span><strong><span> </span></strong><a href="/d50/nightbus" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window"><strong><span>translink.ca/nightbus</span></strong></a></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations </span> <span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> C: (778) 375-7788 <br> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{FC39013C-654B-484F-B71F-717077CF1F8B}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/Highlights-from-2017-ridership-data.aspxHighlights from 2017 ridership data<div> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">The 2017 Transit Service Performance Review (TSPR) is a comprehensive review of ridership and service productivity for bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain and West Coast Express.</span></p> <p class="Body"><strong>Overall ridership growth in 2017 is the largest since 2010</strong> 每 Annual system-wide boardings increased by 5.7 per cent to a record 407 million. This surpassed the total number of boardings in 2016 by 22.2 million.</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">System-wide ridership is measured in boardings and journeys:</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Boarding: each time a passenger enters a fare paid zone using Compass fare media or other proof of payment.</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Journey: a complete transit trip using Compass fare media or proof of payment, regardless of the number of transfers.</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><span>Top 10 SkyTrain Stations by Average Weekday Boardings </span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Station</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Line</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Average Weekday Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Waterfront</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Canada/Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">37,500</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Commercial-Broadway</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo/Millennium</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">24,900</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Burrard</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">23,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Granville</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">20,600</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Metrotown</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">19,900</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Vancouver City Centre</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Canada</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">18,400</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Stadium-Chinatown</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">16,200</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;"> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8</span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">New Westminster </span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">14,800</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Broadway-City Hall</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Canada</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">14,500</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">10</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 146.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="244" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Main Street-Science World</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Expo</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 5cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="236" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">14,300</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong>?</strong> <p class="Body" style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><span>Top 10 Bus and SeaBus Routes by Annual Boardings</span></strong><strong>?</strong> </p> <div align="center"> <table style="width: 437.75pt; border: medium none;" width="730" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">99 UBC/Commercial-Broadway Station B-Line</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">17,421,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">41 Joyce Station/Crown/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,918,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">20 Victoria/Downtown</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,630,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,034,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">25 Brentwood Station/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7,642,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">16 29th Avenue Station/Arbutus</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7,549,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9 Boundary/Broadway Station/Granville/Alma</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7,237,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3 Marine Drive Station/Main/Downtown</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,724,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">SeaBus </span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,343,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">10</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 9cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="425" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">106 Metrotown Station/New Westminster Station</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 134.65pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="224" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,212,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <br> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Top 10 Crowded Bus Routes by Annual Revenue Hours (ARH) with Overcrowding</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Revenue Hours with Overcrowding</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">% of ARH with Overcrowding</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">99 UBC/Commercial-Broadway Station B-Line</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">39,500</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">31%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">25 Brentwood Station/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">17,800</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">19%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">41 Joyce Station/Crown/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">17,200</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">17%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar/UBC</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">15,800</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">18%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">95 Burrard Station/SFU B-Line</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">11,900</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">14%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">100 22<sup>nd</sup> Street Station/Marpole Loop</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9,900</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">18%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9,400</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">16%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;"> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8</span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">410 22<sup>nd</sup> Street Station/Queensborough/Railway</span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,900</span></p> </td> <td style="height: 12.75pt; width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">9</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">250 Horseshoe Bay/Dundarave/Vancouver</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,500</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">14%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 43.5pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="73" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">10</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 210pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="350" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">16 29<sup>th</sup> Avenue Station/Arbutus</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 99.2pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="165" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,400</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 3cm; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="142" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8%</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Revenue Hours with overcrowding is based on the number of ARHs where the average peak passenger load, at the hourly level for each direction of service, is above crowding guidelines for the vehicle type.</span></em></p> <strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">?</span></strong> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">2017 Bus and SeaBus Annual Boardings: Top 5 Routes by Sub-Region</span></strong><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">?</span></strong> </p> </div> <strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"> </span></strong> <div> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">South of Fraser</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">319</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5,193,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">96</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5,019,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">502</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,833,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">321</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,550,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">335</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,508,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 3,311,000 (8%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 34,800 (4%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">Bus ridership increased significantly in the South of Fraser sub-region as the most service hours were added of any sub-region in 2017. Clayton Heights and Morgan Creek, two new service areas were added with one new route (372) and two buses rerouted (354 and 363). The 96 B-Line increased by 2,600 (25%) on Saturday and 2,000 (24%) on Sunday boardings.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Burnaby/New Westminster</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">106</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,212,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">95</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,056,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">130</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3,661,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">145</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,425,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">123</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,342,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 761,000 (2%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 6,500 (1%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">The sub-region grew slightly less in both boardings and service hours compared to the previous year, though ridership on the 106 grew by 5%.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Ladner/South Delta/Tsawwassen</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">601</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,297,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">620</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">860,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">602</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">126,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">604</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">73,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">603</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">72,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 216,000 (9%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 6,200 (7%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Service and ridership grew dramatically, especially on the 601, which had a service increase in April 2017, and the 620,which had a stop pattern change in September 2016 and service increase in September 2017. Work on the Southwest Area Transport Plan will be completed in 2018 and includes projects to improve the bus network in the coming years.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Richmond</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">410</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,211,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">401</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3,094,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">403</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,951,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">430</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,533,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">407</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,396,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 1,088,000 (6%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 18,400 (5%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Richmond grew dramatically in ridership and service hours. The 410 and 301 bus routes both saw large increases in weekday and weekend ridership due to improvements made to address overcrowding in April 2017.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">701</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,125,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">791</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">556,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">C44</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">96,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">C45</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">90,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">C43</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">76,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">down 15,000 (-0.5%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 7,000 (6%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Despite an increase in service hours, ridership was lower in 2017 than 2016. All community shuttle-operated routes saw an increase in average weekday boardings. Work on the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Area Transport Plan will determine future multimodal transportation improvements.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">North Shore</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">SeaBus</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">6,343,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">250</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3,471,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">239</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3,146,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">240</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2,932,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">246</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,328,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 356,000 (2%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 14,700 (3%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">The North Shore grew slightly less in boardings and slightly more in service hours than in 2016. Improvements to address overcrowding were made to the 240 and 257, which both saw notable ridership increases.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Northeast Sector</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">160</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1,723,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">152</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">943,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">180</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">861,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">143</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">750,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">188</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">731,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">down 3,175,000</span><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"> (-23%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up<strong> </strong>28,100 (7%)</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Customers who previously took the 97 B-Line have now swiched to SkyTrain with the opening of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension. This led to a dip in annual bus boardings compared to 2016.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Vancouver/UBC</span></strong></p> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Rank</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Annual Boardings</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">1</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">99</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">17,421,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">2</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">41</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,918,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">3</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">20</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,630,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">4</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">49</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">8,034,000</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 47.95pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="80" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">5</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 63.8pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="106" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">25</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 110.7pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="185" valign="top"> <p><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">7,642,000</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Annual Boardings: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 4,110,000 (3%)</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><br> Annual Hours: </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">up 23,900 (1%)</span> </p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">Vancouver/UBC grew steadily in ridership and service increases. The 49 saw the largest ridership growth in the Metro Vancouver region with an increase of 4,000 average weekday boardings.</span></p> </div> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">For more summary data, see <strong>Summary Report </strong></span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">at </span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/tspr" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window"><span>Transit Service Performance Review</span></a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">.</span></p>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{2ED36888-8C33-4673-9777-DD045CDD350E}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/New-investments-making-transit-more-attractive.aspxNew investments making transit more attractive<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink*s annual report card shows that improvements made through the Phase One Investment Plan are making transit more comfortable and convenient for customers, leading to another record-breaking year for ridership.</p> <p class="Body"><span style="padding: 0cm; border: 1pt none windowtext;">In 2017, TransLink rolled out the largest boost to transit service in almost a decade. This delivered more frequent service, reduced crowding and included the creation of new bus routes.</span></p> <p class="Body">The 2017 Transit Service Performance Review (TSPR) measures transit use right down to the bus route and train-station level. It also measures the reliability of service. The 2015 review helped TransLink develop the Phase One Investment Plan in 2016, and the 2017 review shows these changes are working.</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>Bus: </strong>Overcrowding has dropped 13 per cent on 18 overcrowded routes after additional service was added. At the same time, ridership is up seven per cent on these routes.</li> <li><strong>SeaBus: </strong>Increased frequency helped boost weekday evening ridership by 34 per cent and Saturday morning ridership by 35 per cent.</li> <li><strong>SkyTrain: </strong>Average weekday boardings were up 12.5 per cent in the fall following capacity increases. Capacity was boosted on Expo and Millennium lines (2.5 per cent on weekdays and 12 per cent on weekends) and Canada Line (11 per cent on weekdays).</li> </ul> <p class="Body">West Coast Express ridership declined 5.5 per cent in 2017. Many customers<span style="color: windowtext;"> </span>in Port Moody and Coquitlam switched from WCE to SkyTrain after the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension opened in December 2016. Ridership on WCE increased dramatically in the fall among Mission (17 per cent) and Maple Ridge (five per cent) customers, as many are now taking West Coast Express to connect with SkyTrain.</p> <p class="Body">New this year is an interactive TSPR dashboard and mapping tool which allows us to release new types of data and allows users to explore it in a more intuitive way. The dashboard includes all the route-level data reported in the previous TSPRs. The mapping tool includes data down to individual bus stops.</p> <p class="Body">The Phase Two Investment Plan will unlock more new funding. The 2017 TSPR will inform how these new resources can be applied to further reduce crowding, increase frequency and expand to new areas.</p> <p><span class="SubhedChar">Quote</span><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and MLA for North Vancouver - Lonsdale 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body">※Efficient and reliable public transit networks make a big difference for people in any region, and it*s encouraging to see the positive impact Phase One of the Mayor*s 10-Year Vision is having on both ridership and congestion. Our government supports the Mayor*s Vision and we look forward to moving ahead with Phase Two so that we can continue to put the needs of people first and meet the transportation demands of a growing region.§</p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">※This annual review is about being accountable and transparent about how we*re doing, showing the public how our system is working and also where it needs work. We*re in the midst of delivering the largest transit service expansion in almost a decade and data like this helps us target investments to maximum effect, getting service where it*s needed most to reduce crowding, and meet the incredible demand for transit.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Derek Corrigan, Chair, Mayors* Council and Mayor of City of Burnaby 每</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">※The 10-Year Vision was developed by the Mayors* Council to improve and expand transit in Metro Vancouver. Much of the plan focused on the less &sexy* aspects of good transit planning, like improving the frequency of existing bus routes, reducing pass-ups by adding capacity to busy corridors, and most importantly, by keeping transit affordable and safe. The higher ridership, improved reliability and expanded service shows that the 10-Year Vision is delivering the value that residents expect and need from TransLink.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Quick Facts:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">99 B-Line in Vancouver is the most used and most crowded bus route in the system, with 31 per cent of revenue hours considered overcrowded.</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">96 B-Line in Surrey had the largest increase in annual boardings among the three B-Lines (18 per cent).</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Waterfront is the busiest SkyTrain station with 37,500 average weekday boardings; this includes both Canada and Expo line passengers. </span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.translink.ca/tspr" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window"><span>2017 Transit Service Performance Review</span></a><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"> (includes TSPR Visualization App)</span></p> <p><a href="https://view.publitas.com/translink/translink_2017_accountability_report/page/1" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window"><span>TransLink 2017 Accountability Report</span></a></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);"><strong>Backgrounder:</strong> <a href="/d50/sitecore/service/notfound.aspx?item=web%3a%7bA92A5CDF-4177-44FD-9196-7135D57B85B0%7d%40en" target="_self" title="Opens in Same Window">Highlights from 2017 Ridership Data</a> <br> </span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations</span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> C: (778) 375-7788<br> E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); text-decoration: none;">media@translink.ca</span></a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"> </span></p>Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{DF9B2EF5-8B24-476C-BE9F-D0FA2469A29D}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/Transit-Fare-Review-Final-Phase.aspxTransit Fare Review Final Phase<p class="BodyCopy"><span>The Transit Fare Review is a four-phase look at what issues exist with our current fare structure and what changes could help provide a better transit experience for riders, where paying for transit is fair, simple and affordable.</span></p> <p><span>About 55,000 survey responses were collected during the previous three phases of the Transit Fare Review. </span></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span><strong><span>Sub Region</span></strong></span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span><strong><span>Number</span></strong></span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span><strong><span>Percentage</span></strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>City of Vancouver</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>20,627</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>37%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>Burnaby. New Westminster</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>10,365</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>18%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>South of the Fraser</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>14,551</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>26%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>Northeast</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>6,540</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>12%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>North Shore</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>3,837</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>7%</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>Other</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>150</span></p> </td> <td width="246" valign="top"> <p><span>0</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span>We learned:</span></p> <ul> <li><span>In Phase 1, over 60% of people said they don*t feel that the current fare structure works well. </span></li> <li><span>In Phase 3, nearly 75% of people support replacing the current zone-based fare structure with one that more closely prices by distance traveled. Support for this idea has increased through each phase of the project. </span></li> <li><span>Pricing fares by distance traveled may better reflect what riders actually use and offers more gradual pricing rather than a steep jump in fares when crossing an arbitrary zone boundary.</span></li> <li><span>There is stronger support for flat fare on bus, with people feeling distance-based pricing would make it too difficult to predict fares, discourage bus use and may require tapping out.</span></li> <li><span>People expressed support for discounts for low-income individuals, but the majority did not support raising fares to fund the discount.</span></li> </ul> <p><span>In the Final Phase, we are outlining our proposed recommendation to move to a distance-based pricing structure for SkyTrain, SeaBus and future rapid rail projects and keeping a flat fare for bus travel. We are asking for feedback on this and other proposed recommendations.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Distance-based fare pricing with flat fare for bus travel</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>What*s the same as today?</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>Minimum and maximum fares will remain about the same. People traveling the longest distances on SkyTrain would continue to pay about the same price as a three-zone fare.</span></li> <li><span>Customers tap in and out on SkyTrain and SeaBus, tap in only on bus.</span></li> <li><span>There is no additional fee to transfer between bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus when paying with Compass.</span></li> <li><span>Flat fare for bus remains similar to today*s one-zone fare for unlimited travel within the 90-minute transfer window.</span></li> <li><span>Riders will continue to pay the equivalent of a one-zone fare for off-peak trips on evenings and weekends across the system.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>What would be different from today?</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>No more zones. Rapid transit fares are based on the kilometres you travel between stations. </span></li> <li><span>Fares increase gradually, with prices varying for each set of stations, depending on the distance between them.</span></li> <li><span>Adult Monthly Passes would be updated to reflect distance-traveled, with more pass options to choose from. Concession Monthly Passes would stay as one flat rate for unlimited travel across the system. </span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">How will customers be impacted by these proposed changes?</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Changing the fare structure will mean the price riders pay may go up or down, depending on their trip or travel patterns. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Under the proposed structure, about 2/3 of riders will continue to pay about the same as today. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Riders making short trips that cross a zone boundary by a few stations will see their fare prices decrease. For example: trips between Joyce-Collingwood and Metrotown or between Surrey Central and Columbia. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Riders making longer trips that stay within one or two zones today will see their fare prices increase. For example: trips between Waterfront and Marine Drive or between Sapperton and Burrard. </span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Will these changes mean more revenue for TransLink?</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">No, we*ve designed the proposed changes to be revenue neutral, meaning they will help generate the same amount of revenue we currently receive from fares. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Transit fares make up around one-third of our annual operating revenue. This revenue is used to help provide transit and transportation services across the region every day. </span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Other Recommendations </span></strong></p> <p><span>We have come up with several other proposed recommendations that will require additional funding. These include: </span></p> <ul> <li><strong><span>Expanding off-peak discounts: </span></strong><span>We recommend expanding off-peak discounts to key times and locations with the most overcrowding. Without additional funding, extending time of day discounts would cause fare revenue to drop and that would have to be made up through increases to regular fares, hurting commuters who don*t have the option to change their travel time.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Expanding discounts for children, youth and low-income riders: </span></strong><span>TransLink*s mandate is to provide an efficient transportation system that is largely self-funded.</span><span> Any expansion of rider discounts will require working with senior levels of government who are responsible for social assistance and income redistribution. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">We will continue to explore ways to fund these recommendations into the future. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Next Steps</span></strong></p> <p><span>We are asking for your feedback on these draft recommendations until June 29, 2018. Using the input received, we will refine and finalize our recommended approach for changes to the fare structure before seeking endorsement and approval from the Mayors* Council and TransLink Board later in 2018. </span></p> <p><span>We would then begin to implement the recommendations that are technically possible with the fare revenue amount we have. We can begin to roll them out as early as the next one to two years. At the same time, we would begin work on the changes recommended for future consideration. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">?</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">TransLink Media Relations<br> C: (778) 375-7788<br> E:?</span><a href="mailto:media@translink.ca" title="Email to media@translink.ca"><span style="color: rgb(88, 89, 91);">media@translink.ca</span></a></p>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{B71C3D1B-1229-416F-BA66-5A15343B95C9}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/TransLink-recommends-changes-to-its-fare-structure.aspxTransLink recommends changes to its fare structure<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 After months of public consultation, research, and technical analysis, TransLink is proposing to move to pricing by distance between stations on SkyTrain, SeaBus and future rapid rail projects, with a flat fare staying in place for bus. This is the key recommendation being proposed in the Final Phase of the Transit Fare Review.</p> <p>※TransLink has received over 55,000 responses through this review, many from people wanting a system where paying for transit is fair for more people, while also being affordable and simple to use,§ says TransLink VP of Transportation Planning and Policy Geoff Cross. ※Replacing our zone-system with pricing that is more gradual and incremental based on distance between stations is a way to do that.§</p> <p><span>Under this proposed structure:</span></p> <ul> <li><span>The current three-zone system would be replaced with one that sees customers charged based on the number of kilometres they travel between stations, with more gradual price increments. </span></li> <li><span>The maximum fare would remain the same as the three-zone fare. Customers already paying the maximum fare would not pay more. </span></li> <li><span>Bus fare would be similar to how it is today 每 flat fare for bus travel system-wide.</span></li> <li><span>Monthly passes for adult riders would be updated to reflect new distance-based pricing. Concession monthly passes would continue to be a flat rate.</span></li> </ul> <p>This proposed structure would help address many of the common complaints we hear about the current fare structure. For example, the high price of short trips across a zone boundary, steep price jumps across a zone boundary, and the arbitrariness of the zone boundaries. It*s also intended to be revenue neutral, meaning we are not expected to generate more fare revenue from the change to distance-based pricing. </p> <p>We also propose expanding off-peak discounts to more times of day and look at options to work with senior levels of government to expand discounts and make transit more affordable for children, youth and low-income customers. Both of these proposed changes would require additional funding to apply. </p> <p>Until June 29, the public can review the recommended fare structure and have their say online at <a >Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{389399B8-AE36-4CF8-8077-4DA2DEC66E95}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/Broadway-to-close-for-weekend-work--at-Commercial-Broadway-SkyTrain-Station.aspxBroadway to close for weekend work at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞TransLink is alerting drivers there will be a full road closure of Broadway from 9 p.m. Friday, June 15 to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 17. Crews will be removing the temporary work platform used to construct the new overhead walkway at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station, as well as making sidewalk repairs and installing a new 99 B-Line canopy and queuing system. </p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">TransLink customers will notice westbound bus stops for the 9 and 99 B-Line will be relocated from June 15 to June 25 to accommodate this phase of the project.</span></p> <p class="Body" style="margin-top: 12pt;">Upgrades at Commercial-Broadway Station under TransLink*s Maintenance and Repair Program are designed to meet the needs of our growing region. They include an additional platform for Expo Line trains, a widened crossing over the Grandview Cut and a new pedestrian walkway over Broadway. Two new elevators and four escalators are also being added to improve accessibility and customer convenience.</p> <p class="Body" style="margin-top: 12pt;"></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>Drivers:</strong> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>There will be a full road closure on Broadway between Commercial Drive and Victoria Drive from <strong>June 15, 9 p.m. 每 June 17, 8 a.m.</strong>,</li> <li>A full eastbound closure from <strong>June 17, 11 p.m. to June 18, 5 a.m.</strong>, and</li> <li>A full westbound closure<strong> June 18, 11 p.m. 每 June 19, 5 a.m.</strong></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>Bus/SkyTrain:</strong> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The 9 and 99 bus stops will move to the west side of Commercial Drive while crews repair the existing sidewalk and plaza, complete the new 99 B-Line Canopy, and install the permanent queueing system.</li> <li>The station entrance beside Shoppers Drug Mart will be closed during this time.</li> <li>SkyTrain customers will need to enter or exit the station from Commercial Drive or at the Broadway entrance on the south side of the street.</li> <li>Bus passengers will need to cross the street to catch their bus.</li> <li>Signs and additional staff will be on site to direct customers.</li> <li>Bus service will be maintained throughout the road closures.</li> <li>On June 25, the new 99 B-Line canopy and queuing system will open and the westbound 9 and 99 bus stops will move to their permanent locations outside Commercial-Broadway Station.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Pedestrians: ?</strong> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>There will be no pedestrian access on the north side of Broadway between Commercial Drive and Victoria Drive.</li> <li>Access to Shoppers Drug Mart will remain open.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Construction work is weather dependent and the dates/times of the road closures are subject to change. We recognize that some customers and our neighbours will be affected by this work and we thank everyone for their patience while we improve Commercial-Broadway Station.</span></p> <p class="Body">?</p> <p class="Body">For up-to-date service impacts, visit <a href="https://www.translink.ca/Schedules-and-Maps/Alerts.aspx">translink.ca/alerts</a>.</p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">For up-to-date road closures, visit </span><a >Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:00 -0700{16283408-F167-482E-A8FA-312CF98BDA4F}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/May-2018-Ridership-Smashes-Records.aspxMay 2018 Ridership Smashes Records<p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 May 2018 ridership data show unprecedented growth, with customers taking advantage of new transit service added as part of the 10-Year Vision. Ridership has reached a new all-time high, with the brief period Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic Winter Games being the only exception. Ongoing investment is essential in order to meet the current demand and prepare for the future.</p> <p class="Body">※New service and capacity is being used as fast as we can get it out there,§ says TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. ※This kind of growth isn*t being seen anywhere else in Canada and the United States. Ridership growth like this proves there*s a great deal of latent demand for transit and we are working to satisfy it.§</p> <p class="Body">System-wide, ridership is up 9% in May over the same month last year.</p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Ridership grew across all modes:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong>Bus: </strong>Average weekday boardings for May are up 9.5%, while growth year to date is 6.9%.</li> <li><strong>SkyTrain: </strong>May*s Expo/Millennium Line average weekday boardings are up 9.2%, while Canada Line*s grew by 8.1%. Expo, Millennium and Canada Line boardings combined for the year so far are up 5.7%.</li> <li><strong>SeaBus: </strong>Average weekday boardings increased by 13.1%, thanks in part to frequency increases in the evening launched a year ago. Year to date, boardings are up 7.6%.</li> <li><strong>West Coast Express:</strong> Boardings for May are up 6.7% and the year-to-date growth rate is also 6.7%</li> </ul> <p class="Body">More people are choosing transit due to Phase One improvements across the system, persistent high gas prices and lasting employment growth.</p> <p class="Body" style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Phase Two of the Vision will deliver the additional service the region is asking for.</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Construction of light rail in Surrey, the Millennium Line Broadway Extension in Vancouver and planning and design for Surrey-Langley rapid transit.</li> <li>New bus service across the region including B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey.</li> <li>New buses and SkyTrain cars to increase frequency and capacity.</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Mayor Derek Corrigan, Chair of the Mayors* Council, adds that the recent funding commitments by the provincial and federal governments to the Phase Two Plan will help the region respond to this surging ridership. ※These investments will ensure people living here have transit as an affordable option for getting to work, shopping, and visiting family and friends.§</span></p> <p style="margin: 6px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 6px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">TransLink Media Relations</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><br> C: (778) 375-7788<br> E:?</span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; color: rgb(64, 64, 64);">media@translink.ca</span></a></p> <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin: 6px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">?</p>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:00:00 -0700{8BB56674-E87A-4CEC-B386-211240EBC6A5}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/New-bike-parkade-open-at-King-Edward-SkyTrain-Station.aspxNew bike parkade open at King Edward SkyTrain Station<p>VANCOUVER, BC 〞 A new bike parkade is now open at King Edward SkyTrain Station. This makes it easier for customers to integrate cycling into their commute, providing more sustainable transportation options. This is the first bike parkade to open on the Canada Line and the fourth to join the transit network.</p> <p>The installation of this parkade is timely in meeting customer demand. May 2018 had by far the most usage of the parkades to date, with nearly 2,600 entries recorded across existing facilities, and nearly 700 entries in Bike to Work Week alone. We anticipate that the warm, dry weather through the summer will encourage even more people to take advantage of these parkades, especially with the addition to King Edward Station.</p> <p>The parkade provides a safe, convenient way for customers to store their bikes.</p> <ul> <li>Capacity for 26 bikes.</li> <li>Electrical outlets for charging e-bikes. </li> <li>Glass-walled and lit 24 hours a day for visibility.</li> <li>Equipped with video cameras for safety and security.</li> <li>Only customers enrolled in the Bike Parkades program can access the facility.</li> <li>Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.</li> <li>Customers must use their own lock.</li> </ul> <p>Registering is easy. All you need to do is:</p> <ul> <li>Get a Compass Card,</li> <li>Register your card online at <a href="https://www.compasscard.ca/">compasscard.ca</a>,</li> <li>Enroll in Bike Parkade.</li> </ul> <p>It*s our goal to encourage alternative travel options in the region. This is why it*s important to invest in cycling infrastructure like bikeways and secure bicycle parking. Two new bike parkades will open at Metrotown and Commercial-Broadway stations later this year, with seven additional parkades planned for installation over the next few years.</p> <p>There are currently more than 3,000 kilometres of bike paths and more than 900 kilometres of protected or separated bikeways in the region. Through our municipal cost-sharing programs, TransLink contributes up to 50 per cent of eligible capital costs to upgrade roads on the Major Road Network and bicycle infrastructure in Metro Vancouver.</p> <p>The cost of the King Edward bike parkade is $500,000. A portion of this cost is funded by the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), through which the Government of Canada is contributing $34,500 and the Province of British Columbia is contributing $23,000. TransLink is funding the balance. Overall investment of $4 million dollars is being provided through PTIF for eight new bike parkades, with the Government of Canada contributing $2 million, the Province of British Columbia contributing $1.3 million and TransLink contributing the remainder.</p> <p><span><strong>Quotes</strong></span><strong><span><strong>:</strong></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>※We are always looking at ways to make incorporating transit into your commute more convenient. Safe and secure storage for bikes will encourage more of our customers to look at cycling as a viable option for part of their journey. Investing in cycling infrastructure helps create greener cities, and gets us closer to our goal of having most trips in Metro Vancouver made by transit, walking and cycling within the next 30 years.§</span><span style="font-size: 1em;">?</span></p> <p><strong><span>The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>※The Government of Canada recognizes that providing people with a variety of active transportation options is key to developing greener, more inclusive communities. We are proud to support this new bike parkade at the King Edward SkyTrain Station, which will make it easier for more Vancouverites to choose active transportation for their daily commutes and help transform the way people move around the city.§</span><span style="font-size: 1em;">?</span></p> <p><strong><span>Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink </span></strong><strong><span>每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>※Giving people a safe, reliable place to store their bikes is a great incentive to cycle to SkyTrain rather than drive, which makes life more affordable for commuters while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As a cyclist and transit user, I look forward to the benefits it will bring for the many people commuting at King Edward Station.§</span><span style="font-size: 1em;">?</span></p> <p><strong><span>Laura Jane, Acting Executive Director, HUB Cycling 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>"We are delighted that another bike parkade will be opening at King Edward Station. Secure bike parking facilities help to encourage more people to ride their bikes for transportation and when more people bike we get healthier, happier and more sustainable communities. Combining cycling and transit can also make bus or SkyTrain trips even more convenient."</span><strong style="font-size: 1em;">?</strong></p> <p><strong><span>Quick facts to-date:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>Total parkade registrants: 1,383</span></li> <li><span>Total parkade entries: 17,578</span></li> <li><span>Highest usage parkade: Main Street-Science World</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Video: </span></strong><span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0pg1Rgkajk">Using Bike Parkades</a></span></p> <p style="margin: 6px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 6px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">TransLink Media Relations</span><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><br> C: (778) 375-7788<br> E:?</span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">media@translink.ca</span></a></p>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:00:00 -0700{346F659E-8AEF-450B-B370-802F89441263}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/TransLink-launches-summer-service-changes-June-25.aspxTransLink launches summer service changes June 25<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink launches summer service changes Monday, June 25, which include service improvements, seasonal adjustments to provide additional service to popular summertime destinations, as well as Millennium Line platform changes at Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station. </p> <p class="Body"><strong>Lougheed Station platform change:</strong></p> <p class="Body">Starting June 25, passengers boarding Millennium Line trains at Lougheed Station will need to board at different platforms.</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">To board a Millennium Line train heading towards VCC-Clark Station, customers should wait at platform 3, on the north side of the station and closest to the mall. </span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(89, 89, 89);">To board a Millennium Line train heading towards Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, customers should wait at platform 1, on the south side of the station and furthest from the mall. </span></li> <li>Expo Line platforms will not change.</li> </ul> <p class="Body">Currently, Millennium Line trains switch tracks several times before and after Lougheed Station, resulting in delays. This pattern was the best and easiest option to implement for the launch of the Evergreen Extension. Having monitored train operations since then, we are confident we can move to a new pattern with minimal disruptions and operational risks. Once the change is in effect, trains will proceed more directly and efficiently through the station, resulting in a faster and more reliable trip for customers. </p> <p class="Body">Leading up to the change, TransLink is running a customer-awareness campaign that includes train and platform announcements, station signage, additional on-site staff and social media posts. Starting June 25, customers should follow station signage to ensure they are standing on the correct platform to catch a Millennium Line train.? </p> <p class="Body"><strong><span>Three bus routes are also being adjusted to provide improved service:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong><span>319 Scott Road Station/Newton Exchange </span></strong><span>每 10-Year Vision funding</span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span>Weekdays:</span> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li><span>Service increase to every 7-15 minutes between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. (up from 8-20 minutes).</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>20 Victoria/Downtown </span></strong><span>每 </span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span>More reliable service (Layover Pilot Project with City of Vancouver):</span> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li><span>Customers may notice small changes to schedule times, but service levels will be maintained.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li><strong><span>44 UBC/Downtown</span></strong> <span>每 </span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span>As part of recommendations from the </span><a href="https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/plans_and_projects/managing_the_transit_network/transit_network_consultation/TNC_Full_Report.pdf"><span>2016 Transit Network Consultation</span></a><span>, the 44 route will no longer serve five bus stops to provide express service downtown.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>We*re starting to phase out the letter ※C§ from the names of our Community Shuttle routes. For many years, the letter indicated a route was only served with smaller Community Shuttle buses. Today, we can better serve our customers by operating different sizes of buses interchangeably, depending on demand. Routes being renamed this summer include:</span></p> <div align="center"> <table style="border: medium none;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="background: rgb(242, 242, 242) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><strong><span>※C§ route</span></strong></p> </td> <td style="background: rgb(242, 242, 242) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-top: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: solid solid solid none; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><strong><span>New route name</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C43</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>743 Meadowtown/Haney Place/South Haney</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C44</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>744 Meadowtown/Haney Place</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C45</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>745 Haney Place/Cottonwood *</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C46</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>746 Haney Place/Albion *</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C48</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>748 Thornhill/Haney Place </span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C49</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>749 Ruskin/Haney Place</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C60</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>560 Langley Centre/Murrayville *</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C61</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>561 Langley Centre/Brookswood *</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C62</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>562 Langley Centre/Walnut Grove</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C63</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>563 Langley/Fernridge</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C64</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>564 Langley Centre/Willowbrook</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C70</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>370 Cloverdale/Willowbrook</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C75</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>322 Scottsdale/Newton Exchange</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 62.1pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-left: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt; text-align: left;" width="104" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm; text-align: center;" align="center"><span>C76</span></p> </td> <td style="width: 269.35pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-bottom: 1pt solid rgb(191, 191, 191); border-style: none solid solid none; border-width: medium 1pt 1pt medium; text-align: left;" width="449" valign="top"> <p class="Body" style="margin: 3pt 0cm;"><span>310 Scottsdale/Ladner</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p class="Body"><span>?</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>There will be seasonal changes to several routes as demand for trips to post-secondary institutions decreases and demand for trips to ferry terminals, beaches and other tourist destinations increases. <strong>Routes affected by seasonal changes include:</strong> 15, 19, 23, 50, 150, 179, 227, and 620.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>All summer seasonal improvements operate until September. University services will be discontinued for the summer season and will be reinstated in September.</span></p> <p class="Body"><strong><span>Want to find out more?</span></strong><span> Visit </span><a >Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{AC843C07-7BD8-4547-B9AA-74731DF4E253}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/June/Annual-scheduled-transit-fare-change-takes-effect-July-1.aspxAnnual scheduled transit fare change takes effect July 1<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 <span>Beginning Sunday, July 1, transit fares will increase by 5 to 10 cents. The change was announced in November 2016 as part of Phase One of the Mayors* Council 10-Year Vision for Regional Transportation.</span></p> <p class="Body">Starting July 1:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Single-use concession fares will increase by five cents for Stored Value fares and 10 cents for cash fares.</li> <li>Single-use adult fares will increase by 10 cents (this includes HandyDART).</li> <li>DayPass fares will increase by 25 cents.</li> <li>Monthly pass fares will increase between $1 and $2, depending on zone type.</li> <li>Fare increases will be the same on West Coast Express.</li> </ul> <p class="Body">Just like today, Compass Card holders who use Stored Value will continue to enjoy a discounted fare compared to cash customers. Even with these increases, Metro Vancouver continues to have the lowest average fares of all major Canadian cities.</p> <p class="Body" style="margin: 12pt 0cm;">These modest, scheduled increases are helping to fund transit investments to increase capacity, reduce overcrowding and introduce bus service in new areas. Improvements being funded in part through annual fare increases include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Five new B-Line bus routes.</li> <li>10% increase in bus service by 2019.</li> <li>15% increase in HandyDART service by 2019.</li> <li>20% increase in rail service following the delivery of 56 new SkyTrain and 24 new Canada Line cars beginning later this year.</li> </ul> <p class="Body" style="margin: 12pt 0cm;">The Mayors* Council identified annual transit fare increases over the next decade as a way to fund the Vision. </p> <p class="Body" style="margin: 12pt 0cm;"><strong>Learn more</strong>: <a >Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700{0011D1BC-F790-4FF2-92CA-A70F00FD1090}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/New-President-and-GM-announced-for-Coast-Mountain-Bus-Company.aspxNew President and GM announced for Coast Mountain Bus Company<p class="Subhed"><span><strong>Message from TransLink CEO, Kevin Desmond <br /> and Coast Mountain Bus Company Board Chair, Cathy McLay:</strong></span></p> <p>Following a wide-ranging search we are pleased to announce that Michael McDaniel will be joining the TransLink enterprise as the President and General Manager of Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC). With more than 25 years of experience in customer and guest service industries, Michael will be a great addition to CMBC and the TransLink enterprise as we continue to grow our fleet and expand service across the region. </p> <p>Prior to accepting this position Michael served as President and Chief Executive Officer at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). Spending the better part of 15 years in this role, Michael was responsible for the overall operation of the PNE. During his time with the PNE, Michael led the transition of the organization*s ownership from the Province of British Columbia to the City of Vancouver, and spearheaded the City Council-approved 30-year Master Plan for Hastings Park and the PNE. </p> <p>Michael brings ample knowledge and experience of our region*s public transportation system as he served as Board Chair for the Coast Mountain Bus Company Board of Directors for two years. Michael is currently on the Board for the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society (Celebration of Light Fireworks) and actively involved in his local community on the board for the Tri City Youth Basketball Association. In 2005, Michael was recognized as one of Vancouver's Top 40 under 40 by Business in Vancouver and has served as a mentor with the SFU Beedie School of Business.</p> <p><span><strong>Quick Facts</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>CMBC operates out of 12 work locations and is TransLink*s largest operating company</li> <li>Service on more than 228 routes</li> <li>Fleet of more than 1.594 vehicles including contracted services</li> <li>CMBC operates over 96% of the region's bus service including state-of-the-art clean diesel buses, CNG buses, and zero-emission trolleys</li> <li>CMBC operates and maintains SeaBus, a vital link between North Vancouver and downtown Vancouver</li> <li>CMBC administers the contract for HandyDART, a custom transit service for those who are unable to use the conventional transit system (due to cognitive or mobility issues), and administers the HandyCard program.</li> <li>CMBC has more than 5,000 employees, a majority of whom are Transit Operators.</li> <li>Last year CMBC had the largest bus service expansion in more than a decade.</li> </ul> <p><strong><span>Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span>TransLink Media Relations</span><span><br /> C: (778) 375-7788<br /> E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a><span> </span></p>Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700{F3E5670F-52E9-4E23-974B-51A7ADDF755B}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/TransLink-prepared-in-event-CP-strike-impacts-WCE-service.aspxTransLink prepared in event CP strike impacts WCE service<p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink has a plan to deliver alternate transit service for West Coast Express customers in the event that job action by members of two unions at CP Rail impacts commuter rail service.</p> <p class="Body">Members of the two unions issued strike notice over the weekend. Workers intend to walk off the job as of 10 p.m. (ET) Tuesday (May 29). Although CP is winding-up freight operations across the country, the company says it will provide staffing to ensure commuter rail service is maintained, including West Coast Express.</p> <p class="Body">We are monitoring the situation closely. If a strike were to persist over the long term, however, it is possible there could be impacts on regular WCE service. </p> <p class="Body">Regardless, we have a plan in place to ensure transit connections along the West Coast Express system are maintained. If a worst-case scenario plays out and WCE service is disrupted, we will provide buses to connect customers travelling from Mission City, Port Haney, Maple Meadows, Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam WCE stations with SkyTrain at Coquitlam Central Station. We will also increase SkyTrain service on the Millennium Line, adding four trains to prevent overcrowding. </p> <p class="Body">Our priority is to keep our customers moving.? </p> <p class="Body">West Coast Express is one of the fastest, most reliable ways to get into downtown Vancouver each day. We are hopeful that CP Rail and its unions will reach an agreement as soon as possible.</p> <p class="Body">Meantime, we will provide updates if we anticipate any changes to WCE service.</p> <p class="Body"><strong>Learn More: </strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Up-to-the-minute information about WCE at <a >Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700{560CF05D-68D6-4BD2-BD96-7D364B335A6F}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/New-Tap-to-Pay-options-go-live-across-Metro-Vancouver.aspxNew Tap to Pay options go live across Metro Vancouver<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞 Starting today, customers have more ways to pay for transit trips in Metro Vancouver. TransLink*s ※Tap to Pay§ feature allows customers to pay their adult fare by tapping a contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card, or mobile wallet at fare gates and on buses.</p> <p>TransLink becomes the first transit authority in Canada to offer credit card and mobile wallet payment options to directly ride its system. These new payment options are part of TransLink*s ongoing efforts to provide its customers with better and more convenient services.</p> <p>The new Tap to Pay options are meant to provide a more convenient option for occasional riders and tourists:? </p> <ul> <li>Customers can now tap directly on card readers with a contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card, or a device with an Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay wallet. </li> <li>Customers will no longer need a Compass Card or ticket to pass through fare gates, or exact change for the bus. </li> <li>With these new, convenient payment methods customers can transfer seamlessly across all modes in the same way as customers with Compass Cards. </li> <li>Just like with Compass Cards and tickets, customers should tap in and out. Buses are tap-in only.</li> </ul> <p><span>While Tap to Pay brings a new level of convenience for tourists and infrequent riders, the Compass Card will continue to be the payment method of choice for regular riders as it offers discounted rates.</span></p> <p><span>The launch of Tap to Pay also means it*s more important than ever for customers to watch out for card clash</span><span>:</span></p> <ul> <li>Card clash occurs when multiple payment methods are tapped on a card reader at the same time 〞 for example, when a customer taps their wallet or a phone case with multiple cards inside. </li> <li>TransLink is reminding customers to remove their Compass Card from their wallet or phone case before tapping it on a card reader. </li> <li>If a customer presents more than one payment method to a card reader, the system will charge the first one it detects, which may not be the one the customer intended for payment. </li> <li>Customers who experience unexpected charges can contact Compass Customer Service at 604-398-2042.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink 每</strong></p> <p>※Tap to Pay is about giving our customers more choices. If you*re an everyday transit user then you are going to want to keep using the Compass Card for its discounted rates. If you*re a visitor to Vancouver, or you*re going to a concert or sporting event and only ride transit on occasion, tapping a credit card or mobile wallet is a new option for you to get on our system quickly and easily 每 no ticket line ups and no need for cash.§</p> <p><strong>Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale 每 </strong></p> <p>※I am thrilled to see TransLink continue to innovate and find new ways to make public transit more efficient and enjoyable for even more people. Increasing access to public transit is an important part of giving people more transportation options and I*m excited to see the positive impacts this will have on Metro Vancouver*s public transit network.§</p> <p><strong>Derek Corrigan, Chair, Mayors* Council 每 </strong></p> <p>※The launch of this technology is a testament to TransLink*s commitment to improving the transit experience for its customers. This initiative will make it easier for all riders to explore what our region has to offer. Along with the recent upgrades to Metrotown SkyTrain Station, it*s great to see these continuous improvements that make transit more accessible and convenient to use.§</p> <p><strong>Ty Speer, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver 每</strong></p> <p>※TransLink*s new Tap to Pay system is great for visitors. We know from our most recent visitor exit survey that 43% of Vancouver visitors are already using some form of public transit during their stay. This new system makes it even easier for more tourists to use transit which, in turn, will help fund Vancouver*s transportation system making it even better for locals.§</p> <p><strong>Stacey Madge, President & Country Manager, Visa Canada 每</strong></p> <p>※We are excited to collaborate with TransLink to bring the ease and convenience of contactless payments to transit users across Metro Vancouver. This launch is an important milestone in our journey to create a seamless payment experience for transit riders across Canada.§</p> <p><strong>Matt Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems 每</strong></p> <p><span>※We*re very proud to be the first technology company to bring open payments to a public transit system in Canada. While the system is straightforward to use for the rider, it*s a major technological achievement offering a similar level of functionality as the world-class contactless system in London, placing Vancouver at the forefront of transit innovation.§</span></p> <p><strong>Leigh Amaro, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard 每 </strong></p> <p>※Metro Vancouver is leading the future of transit by giving riders the choice to pay with the contactless credit cards and mobile wallets they already use every day. Around the world, Mastercard uses its technology and partnerships to make it easier for people to access transportation and other vital urban networks. We are proud to collaborate with TransLink to make getting around this great city even more efficient and convenient.§<span></span></p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oUQ7a-u0YJ8" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" frameborder="0" width="500" height="281"></iframe> <p><strong><span>Media contact:</span></strong><span><br /> TransLink Media Relations<br /> C: (778) 375-7788</span><span><br /> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700{80ED9393-A11F-4C28-8626-3FC14C374B21}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/TransLink-rolls-out-new-clean-energy-buses-for-Surrey.aspxTransLink rolls out new clean energy buses for Surrey<p class="Body">SURREY, BC 〞 TransLink announced today that the first of 106 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses have arrived and will begin serving customers on Surrey streets this week, with full roll out of the new clean energy buses by the end of the year. </p> <p>Once all the new buses are in service, it will mean more than half the 209 buses in the Surrey fleet will be new, providing a better customer experience.</p> <p>Benefits of the new CNG buses include:</p> <ul> <li>Reduced greenhouse gas emissions 每 13-21% less than diesel buses</li> <li>Fuel cost savings 每 60% less than diesel (saving $2.1 million annually) </li> <li>Longer engine life 每 additional 200,000 kms (compared to typical diesel fleet)</li> <li>Improved safety 每 All buses will have an operator safety barrier installed</li> </ul> <p>TransLink currently has 146 CNG buses in its fleet, operating out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre and the Hamilton Transit Centre in Richmond. </p> <p>The addition of these CNG buses also increase our eligibility of claiming carbon credits under the provincial low carbon fuel standard program. In 2017, after three years of involvement in the program, our credits amounted to $1.5 million. Also, the cost of purchasing the new CNG buses is offset by contributions from FortisBC through its Natural Gas for Transportation vehicle incentive program.</p> <p><strong>With the addition of these new buses, more than half of TransLink*s conventional bus fleet will run using clean energy, and will include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>262 electric trolley,</li> <li>252 compressed natural gas, and</li> <li>252 hybrid diesel buses</li> </ul> <p>The total cost of the CNG bus purchase, along with upgrades to the Surrey Transit Centre that includes a new fueling facility and other works to accommodate the new buses, is approximately $86 million. Of this, about 80% of the total comes from the federal gas tax, allocated by the Metro Vancouver board of directors. The remainder is funded by TransLink. </p> <p><span>Quote</span><strong><span>:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink - </span></strong></p> <p><span>※These new buses represent a major renewal for our Surrey transit fleet, and the benefits are many. Our customers and bus operators will enjoy a more comfortable ride with air-conditioned, quieter buses. And these new buses will also deliver substantial financial and environmental benefits with significantly reduced costs for fuel and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Sukh Dhaliwal, Member of Parliament for Surrey?Newton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities </span></strong><span>-</span></p> <p><span>※The Government of Canada recognizes how important investing in public transit infrastructure is to building strong, sustainable communities and creating economic growth. I am proud that federal funding helped purchase these CNG buses, which will save both fuel and maintenance costs while reducing air pollution and improving safety for B.C. transit users.§ </span></p> <p><strong><span>Honourable Harry Bains, MLA, Surrey Newton</span></strong><span> -? </span></p> <p>※We are so excited here in Surrey for the arrival of?these new, highly efficient, compressed natural gas buses. Surrey transit riders have been waiting for years for new buses. Now commuters will have the comfort of air conditioned, quieter buses which will improve the service people count on.§</p> <p><strong><span>Tom Gill, Councillor, City of Surrey; Director, Metro Vancouver -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※These compressed natural gas buses have significantly lower emissions than diesel buses, providing both reductions of greenhouse gases and harmful air contaminants. These vehicles will replace half of Surrey*s aging fleet and complement the future light rail system to reduce road congestion while offering an efficient and environmentally friendly transportation solution.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Roger Dall*Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC - </span></strong></p> <p><span>※Today*s announcement is further evidence of the wide range of value natural gas can provide in working towards a low carbon future. Using compressed natural gas substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions and costs less than half of traditional diesel fuel, which is critical at times when gas prices are high. We commend TransLink for demonstrating their ongoing commitment to sustainability with the conversion of a large portion of their transit buses.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span>TransLink Media Relations</span><span><br /> C: (778) 375-7788</span> <span><br /> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Tue, 15 May 2018 17:00:00 -0700{75EC13D1-DA29-4383-9016-0B95EABA03C1}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/Granville-Station-Escalators.aspxGranville Station Escalators<p class="BodyCopy"><span>TransLink is replacing 37 escalators at 13 SkyTrain Stations along the Expo Line and at select West Coast Express stations as part of the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program. This critical investment into the system will keep escalators safe and reliable for customers well into the future. </span></p> <p><span>Granville Station will be the first to see improvements, with six escalators replaced. </span></p> <p><span>Construction will start with the three main escalators beginning May 26 and continuing for an estimated two years, at an estimated cost of $14.5 million. </span></p> <p><span>The &Big 3* Granville Station escalators</span></p> <ul> <li><span>Are the longest escalators in Metro Vancouver, at 115 feet (35m) long.</span></li> <li><span>Each travel 12,744 kms/year 每 roughly the distance from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia or Mumbai, India.</span></li> <li><span>Carry 10 million people/year 每 roughly the population of Sweden or Portugal.</span></li> <li><span>Carry 30,000 people on an average weekday.</span></li> <li><span>Each have 167 steps, half of which are visible at any one time.</span></li> <li><span>Are original, from when Expo Line opened in 1986.</span></li> </ul> <p><span>How replacing the Big 3 is different</span></p> <ul> <li><span>It usually takes about six months to replace standard escalators with prefabricated escalators. </span></li> <li><span>Due to the length of these escalators and the challenges of bringing large pre-fabricated pieces into a constrained, underground space, this will not be a typical installation.</span></li> <li><span>Unlike a typical escalator installation in which the escalator comes in sections from the factory, these escalators must be built and assembled on site, and must be adapted to the existing truss. </span></li> <li><span>The process involves disassembling the existing components piece-by-piece. The truss is then scanned for any flaws which are addressed as required. </span></li> <li><span>Then new components are brought in, and a new set of escalators are built on the existing truss framework.</span></li> </ul> <p><span>Granville Station</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Third busiest in the transit system</span></li> <li><span>43,700 people travel through each weekday</span></li> <li><span>More than 14 million people use the station each year</span></li> <li><span>Four times as busy as when it opened</span></li> <li><span>Is the deepest station in the system, at approximately 25 metres</span></li> </ul>Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700{F6167D02-58D2-45D1-8C34-70F75924D7A3}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/TransLink-launches-Granville-escalator-replacement-project.aspxTransLink launches Granville escalator replacement project<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞 Starting May 26, TransLink will begin a major project to replace six aging escalators at Granville SkyTrain Station. </p> <p class="Body">The escalators at Granville Station are 32 years old, and have been carrying 30,000 people per day. They are the longest set of escalators in Metro Vancouver. The confined location of the escalators requires them to be built on-site piece-by-piece. The project will take an estimated two years.</p> <p class="Body">The Seymour Street entrance to Granville Station will be closed for the duration of this work in order to ensure the safety of customers and construction crews, and minimize project cost and time. Customers will access the station from the escalators and elevator at the Dunsmuir Street entrance.</p> <p class="Body">TransLink has taken steps to minimize the impact of this important work on our customers:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Additional faregates have been added to the Dunsmuir entrance to ensure it can handle increased capacity. </li> <li>Extensive proactive maintenance is being completed on the three escalators serving the Dunsmuir entrance to reduce the need for unplanned maintenance. </li> <li>Replacement parts have been pre-ordered to allow for faster repairs.</li> <li>Clear wayfinding signage will direct customers to the Dunsmuir entrance.</li> <li>Additional SkyTrain staff will be on site to assist customers.? </li> </ul> <p class="Body">Customers are asked to allow for extra travel time, or consider using Burrard or Stadium-Chinatown Station 每 a five to eight minute walk away. Every effort is being made to keep the station open for customers, but disruptions are expected. If multiple escalators at the Dunsmuir entrance aren*t running, there may be circumstances where the station must be closed for safety reasons.<span>? </span><span>??</span></p> <p class="Body">The Granville Station Escalator Replacement Project is part of the TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>TransLink is replacing and improving aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day.</li> <li>Granville Station is the first of 13 SkyTrain stations and select West Coast Express stations which will see the replacement of 37 escalators through the Expo Line Escalator Replacement Project. </li> <li>The Granville Station work is estimated to cost $14.5 million, and is funded in part through the Government of Canada and the Province of B.C.</li> <li>Improvements to the other 12 stations are anticipated to begin rolling out in 2019. </li> </ul> <p><span class="SubhedChar">Quote</span><strong><span style="color: #595959;">:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink -</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">※Our SkyTrain system is more than 30 years old and the time has come to make significant investments in our infrastructure to ensure we can keep moving our customers safely and reliably. That*s why this project, along with the other 97 active projects included in the TransLink Maintenance and Repair program are so important. </span></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">※Once this project is complete, the more than 30,000 customers who travel through Granville Station on weekdays will use escalators that are more robust and dependable. We know this will inconvenience people in the short term, but we thank our customers for their patience while we complete this important work.§</span></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;"><strong>Backgrounder:</strong> <a href="/d50/sitecore/service/notfound.aspx?item=web%3a%7b403CE09A-9A22-49AB-90E4-A9B8999E284C%7d%40en">Granville Station Escalators</a></span></p> <iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E-PVr62UDuY" frameborder="0" width="500" height="281"></iframe> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Media contact:</span></strong><span style="color: #404040;"><br /> TransLink Media Relations<br /> C: (778) 375-7788</span><span style="color: #404040;"><br /> E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a></span><span style="color: #404040;">? </span></p>Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700{4E393EC1-8BAB-45EE-AC36-A4F5A428C651}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/2018-TransLink-Maintenance-and-Repair-Program.aspx2018 TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program<p class="Body">The 2018 TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program is making critical investments in aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day. Projects include maintenance and repairs for everything from fleet replacement to major SkyTrain station upgrades. </p> <p> There are currently 98 active maintenance and repair projects throughout the transit system; this is an investment of $200 million. Nearly $150 million in future investments are also planned as part of this integral long-term initiative to maintain and improve our transit network. </p> <p><strong>Key initiatives include:</strong></p> <ul> <li> SeaBus: envelope rehabilitation; seismic upgrades and accessibility improvements </li> <li> Rail: Mark III procurement; Running Rail and Rail Pad replacement </li> <li> SkyTrain stations: Commercial-Broadway, Metrotown, Surrey-Central and Joyce-Collingwood upgrades; Escalator replacement program; PA system; CCTV system </li> <li> Bus: fleet replacement; trolley overhead replacement</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Customers are encouraged to visit our <a >Fri, 04 May 2018 17:00:00 -0700{6F30EDCA-F900-4138-9DFA-4FB30223927E}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/May/SeaBus-seismic-upgrades-and-terminal-renovations-begin.aspxSeaBus seismic upgrades and terminal renovations begin<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞 Today, TransLink announced the start of seismic upgrades and accessibility improvements at the Waterfront Station SeaBus terminal. </p> <p>The project kicks off this year*s TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program, TransLink*s annual investment in repairing, replacing and improving aging infrastructure across the system to keep customers safe, comfortable and moving across a reliable transit network every day. </p> <p>The SeaBus terminal was built in 1976. In 2017 alone, 5.84 million passengers passed through on their travels between downtown Vancouver and the North Shore 每 a 7.3 per cent increase over 2016. </p> <p><strong>Improvements for the SeaBus Waterfront Terminal include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Four replacement escalators, one replacement elevator and a new elevator.</li> <li>A new staircase to make it easier to transfer to SkyTrain at Waterfront Station and improve passenger flow during peak times. </li> <li>An extension with a new entrance and Compass Vending Machine for customers accessing SeaBus from HeliJet or Waterfront Road. </li> </ul> <p>These improvements are made possible through partnership between TransLink and senior levels of government, which includes provincial and federal contributions through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. SeaBus will continue to operate as normal during the upgrades and the terminal will remain fully accessible.</p> <p>There are currently 98 active maintenance and repair projects throughout the transit system; this is an investment of $200 million. A $150 million in future investments are also planned as part of this integral long-term initiative to maintain and improve our transit network. Key initiatives include running rail and rail pad replacement, SkyTrain station upgrades, upgrades to the Major Road Network including the rehabilitation of Westham Island Bridge, and bus fleet replacement.</p> <p><span>Quotes</span><strong><span>:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※Our system is aging and it is absolutely imperative that we make significant investments in maintaining a state of good repair. These upgrades to the SeaBus terminal will provide a much needed refresh that will improve safety and accessibility for the more than 17,000 people who ride SeaBus each day.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, on behalf of The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※The Government of Canada is proud to be supporting these crucial upgrades to the Translink system. This work will ensure that residents of Metro and North Vancouver can move safely and comfortably throughout their daily commutes. It is these types of key investments in the infrastructure that Canadians rely on every day that will contribute to building more inclusive and sustainable communities and a stronger middle class.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※TransLink provides an invaluable service to the people of Metro Vancouver, and I know this program will go a long way in ensuring customers can expect a safe, comfortable and reliable experience while travelling on our transportation network. As Metro Vancouver continues to grow, so must its transit services, which is why our government remains committed to funding 40% of the capital costs of the Mayors* 10-Year Vision.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Richard Walton, Mayor, District of North Vancouver -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※It is great to see all levels of government working together funding TransLink*s ongoing Maintenance and Repair program. This is crucial to ensure that transit is as reliable as possible for the people who rely on it. Upgrades to the SeaBus terminal will be a welcome improvement to many North Vancouver residents, and we look forward to the Phibbs Exchange and Lonsdale Quay future upgrades as part of this program.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Patrick Stafford-Smith, CEO & Chief Development Officer, North Vancouver Chamber -</span></strong></p> <p><span>※We*re encouraged to see the focus and investment that TransLink is making in maintenance and enhancements to provide more reliable and accessible transit.? </span></p> <p><span>We firmly believe that increased investment in dependable transit supports the entire economy 每 giving both employees and businesses the confidence that they can get to work on time.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Backgrounder: </span></strong><span><a href="/d50/sitecore/service/notfound.aspx?item=web%3a%7bEF46BE23-DB20-4806-A118-E421C12BE2F0%7d%40en">TransLink Maintenance and Repair Program?</a></span><strong><span> <br /> </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span>TransLink Media Relations</span><span><br /> C: (778) 375-7788<br /> E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a><span> </span></p>Fri, 04 May 2018 17:00:00 -0700{FBAAFCD2-6D19-4279-B594-7F0BB5339CC3}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/TransLink-details-more-than-$7-billion-in-transportation-investments.aspxTransLink details more than $7 billion in transportation investments<p class="Body"><span>VANCOUVER, BC 〞 TransLink today released details of the $7.3 billion investment in Metro Vancouver*s transit and transportation system through the Phase 2 Investment Plan.</span></p> <p><span>This historic level of transportation funding will ensure Metro Vancouver can meet the needs of residents, commuters, businesses and be better prepared to accommodate the addition of another one million people to the region over the next 30 years. </span></p> <p><span>TransLink will launch public engagement for the Investment Plan to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the spending priorities and the sources of revenue for the program. Costs of improvements and projects have been updated and are available for public review. </span></p> <p><span>The TransLink Mayors* Council has reached an agreement on a regional funding model with the Province of British Columbia for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. It was important to both that the </span><span>funding model be fair for transit users, drivers, property owners and developers. </span><span>Senior government contributions to Phase Two projects are subject to final approvals from the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.</span></p> <p><span>Phase Two of the 10-Year Mayors* Vision for Transportation includes significant increases to bus and SkyTrain service as well as construction of two new rapid transit projects that have been in the planning stages for years. The Investment Plan includes:</span></p> <ul> <li><span>Extension of the Millennium Line and construction of 6 new SkyTrain stations along Broadway from VCC-Clark to Arbutus Street.</span></li> <li><span>Construction of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line along 104 Avenue, City Parkway and King George Boulevard.</span></li> <li><span>Planning and design for Surrey-Langley rapid transit.</span></li> <li><span>108 new SkyTrain cars for Expo and Millennium Lines, as well as 95 replacement cars for the existing fleet.</span></li> <li><span>Increase Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day, and weekends starting in 2019.</span></li> <li><span>Increase Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020.</span></li> <li><span>Modernization of Expo-Millennium Line infrastructure including upgrades at Brentwood and Burrard Stations.</span></li> <li><span>8% increase in bus service to carry more passengers on 75 different bus routes.</span></li> <li><span>2 new B-Lines in Richmond and Surrey.</span></li> <li><span>New bus service in Vancouver, Surrey and North Vancouver.</span></li> <li><span>Over 150 new buses as well as replacement of existing fleet.</span></li> <li><span>7% increase in HandyDART service.</span></li> <li><span>$75 million for rehab and upgrades to the Major Road Network.</span></li> <li><span>$50 million for pedestrian and cycling improvements.</span></li> <li><span>Planning on potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola, rapid transit to UBC, and other future potential projects.</span> </li> </ul> <p><span>The public can learn more and provide feedback online at </span><a title="Opens in New Window" target="_blank" >Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700{E4E678B3-3193-44EE-ABFA-5C40ABC13074}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/Update-on-Rapid-Transit-Projects.aspxUpdate on Rapid Transit Projects<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span>Phase Two of the Mayors* 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver transit and transportation includes two new rapid transit projects: Millennium Line Broadway Extension and Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Transit Line. The business cases for these projects are currently with senior government for funding approval. </span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MILLENNIUM LINE BROADWAY EXTENSION </span></strong></p> <p><strong><em><span>About the Project</span></em></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The Project will extend the Millennium Line, from the current VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station through Great Northern Way, then mainly below Broadway Avenue to Arbutus Street. The line will have 6 new SkyTrain stations.</span></li> <li><span>Part of the Broadway Extension will be elevated above ground, most of it will be tunneled beneath Broadway.</span></li> <li><span>Trains are expected to run every 3 to 4 minutes during peak periods, and every 6 to 8 minutes during off-peak periods, on opening day.</span></li> <li><span>People will be able to travel from Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station in Coquitlam to Arbutus Street in Vancouver in approximately 46 minutes 每 one train, no transfers.</span></li> <li><span>The extension will be able to move about 7,100 people per hour per direction 每 a capacity increase of 255% more than the current B-Line service.</span></li> <li><span>The extension will be designed and built to integrate with a potential future investment in rapid transit to UBC. While the construction of rapid transit service to UBC is not part of the Mayors* 10-year Vision, </span><span>studies to explore the feasibility and options</span><span> to extend service are part of Phase Two.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em><span>Project objectives and context </span></em></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The Broadway Extension will address growing demand, reduce greenhouse gases, and support economic and community growth.</span> </li> <li><span>Central Broadway is the second largest employment centre in British Columbia and the most densely developed neighbourhood in the region not served by rail rapid transit.</span></li> <li><span>There are a half-million bus passengers passed up every year.</span></li> <li><span>More than 100,000 transit trips are made to the Broadway corridor each day; the Broadway Extension is forecasted to serve more than 140,000 passengers per day in 2025.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em><span>Project cost and timeline</span></em></strong> </p> <ul> <li><span>Procurement will start in 2018 and construction is targeted to start in 2020.</span> </li> <li><span>Target completion date: 2025. The timeline is subject to change based on design, procurement and construction schedules.</span></li> <li><span>The estimated total cost of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension is $2.83 billion, subject to approval of the business case. This reflects the full project scope, including funding received through Phase 1. This cost estimate may be refined through additional technical analysis, public input and design modifications. The estimate will be finalized at the end of the procurement process.</span></li> <li><span>The current cost estimate has been informed by technical work conducted since 2014, including: </span> <ul> <li><span>Detailed project cost estimates</span></li> <li><span>Up-to-date labour and material costs </span></li> <li><span>Up-to-date property value assessments </span></li> <li><span>Design work and scope definition </span></li> <li><span>Site investigations, geotechnical explorations and constructability reviews</span></li> <li><span>Environmental studies</span></li> <li><span>Multiple rounds of public engagement </span></li> <li><span>Independent due diligence assessments</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><span><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">SURREY-NEWTON-GUILDFORD LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT LINE</span> <br /> </strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><em>About the project</em></strong><br /> </span></p> <ul> <li><span>The Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT is a light rail line and the first stage of the South of Fraser Rapid Transit project.</span> </li> <li><span>The Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line will connect Guildford Exchange to Surrey Central Station via 104 Avenue, and connect Surrey Central SkyTrain Station to Newton Exchange via City Parkway and King George Boulevard. People will be able to travel from Guildford to Surrey Centre in approximately 9 minutes, and from Newton to King George Station in approximately 13 minutes.</span></li> <li><span>The light rail will be at street level and include 11 new stops. The trains will operate within dedicated train-only travel lanes. Along with modern intersection signal optimization technology, this will allow the trains to bypass traffic queues and provide efficient and reliable service.</span></li> <li><span>Trains are expected to run approximately every 5 minutes during peak periods, and 7.5 minutes mid-day during off-peak.</span></li> <li><span>16 new modern and accessible low-floor trains are expected to be procured to provide the LRT service.</span></li> <li><span>The LRT service will be seamlessly connected to the Compass fare payment system.</span></li> <li><span>A new Operations and Maintenance Centre is planned to be designed and constructed in Surrey to manage LRT service and maintenance activities.</span></li> <li><span>Extending light rail along the Fraser Highway corridor remains part of TransLink's approved future plans and we would look to secure funding within the next 3 years.</span><span>?</span> </li> </ul> <p><strong><em><span>Project objectives and context </span></em></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>The Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line will </span><span>support a more livable, complete and connected community. </span></li> <li><span>Surrey is the fastest growing city in BC. It will surpass Vancouver as BC*s largest city over the next 30 years.</span></li> <li><span>Surrey is developing into the region*s second ※downtown§. There will be more than 28,000 jobs within 400 metres of an LRT stop by 2024.</span></li> <li><span>Passenger demand on 96 B-Line will exceed capacity within 10 years. Increasing traffic congestion is slowing B-line service on 104 Ave and King George Blvd.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em><span>Project cost and timeline</span></em></strong></p> <ul> <li><span>Procurement will start in 2018. Construction is expected to start in 2020. </span></li> <li><span>Target completion date: 2024. The timeline is subject to change based on design, procurement and construction schedules.</span></li> <li><span>The estimated cost of the Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT Line is $1.65 billion, subject to approval of the business case. This reflects the full project scope, including funding received through Phase 1. This cost estimate may be refined through additional technical analysis, public input and design modifications. The estimate will be finalized at the end of the procurement process. </span></li> </ul> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>The current cost estimate has been informed by technical work conducted since 2014, including: </span> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><span>Detailed project cost estimates</span></li> <li><span>Up-to-date labour and material costs </span></li> <li><span>Up-to-date property value assessments </span></li> <li><span>Design work and scope definition </span></li> <li><span>Site investigations, geotechnical explorations and constructability reviews</span></li> <li><span>Environmental studies</span></li> <li><span>Multiple rounds of public engagement </span></li> <li><span>Independent due diligence assessments </span></li> </ul> </li> </ul>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700{66BAF770-DDE7-420C-B113-4A386D3DE524}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/Get-Involved-in-Phase-2-Investment-Plan-Engagement.aspxGet Involved in Phase 2 Investment Plan Engagement<p class="BodyCopy"><span>Public engagement on the Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision is open from April 30 to May 11. Feedback from our customers, stakeholders and the public is vital to ensure that we invest this historic level of new funding into services and infrastructure that will meet growing demand across the region today and into the future. </span></p> <p><span>During this two-week window, we are asking the public to get involved and join the discussion. Participants can view our Phase Two Investment Plan Discussion Guide and take the online survey. Details of additional service, major projects and future planning funded through this $7.3 billion in new investment dollars are included in the materials.</span></p> <p><span>Residents can also attend any of the eight pop-up events happening around the region.</span></p> <ul> <li><span>Wednesday, May 2: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Coquitlam Centre Mall</span></li> <li><span>Thursday, May 3, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. BMO Marathon registration at Vancouver Convention Centre</span></li> <li><span>Friday, May 4, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Shipyard Market, North Vancouver </span></li> <li><span>Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Maple Ridge Home Show</span></li> <li><span>Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. 每 4 p.m., Steveston Farmer*s Market, Richmond </span></li> <li><span>Tuesday, May 8, 4 p.m. -8 p.m. Surrey City Hall Plaza </span></li> <li><span>Wednesday, May 9, 12 p.m. -7 p.m. Metrotown, Burnaby</span></li> <li><span>Thursday, May 10, 12 p.m. 每 6 p.m. Langley-Willowbrook Mall </span></li> </ul> <p><span>The input received during engagement will help TransLink finalize the Phase Two Plan. The plan will then move forward to TransLink*s Board of Directors and the Metro Vancouver Mayors* Council in June. If the Phase Two Plan is approved at that time, region-wide transit system improvements could begin in early 2019.</span></p> <p class="BodyBGer" style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span>Visit </span><span><a title="Opens in New Window" target="_blank" >Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{1CDC48F0-700F-4589-9B39-DF609C01CFE1}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/Phase-2-Summary.aspxPhase 2 Summary<h3>$7.3 billion in transportation investments</h3> <p>The Phase Two Investment Plan represents the next milestone in delivering the Mayors* 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver transit and transportation. </p> <p>?</p> <h2>Phase 2 Investments</h2> <h3>Major Projects</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Millennium Line Broadway Extension (Estimated cost: $2.83 B*)</strong></li> <ul> <li>Procurement starts: 2018</li> <li>Construction starts: 2020</li> <li>Target completion: 2025</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Surrey-Newton-Guildford LRT (Estimated cost: $1.65 B*)</strong></li> <ul> <li>Procurement starts: 2018</li> <li>Construction starts: 2020</li> <li>Target completion: 2024</li> </ul> <p><em>*Reflects full project scope, including funding received through Phase 1</em></p> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Expo/Millennium Line Upgrades Program (Estimated cost: $1.3 B)</strong></li> <ul> <li>203 new SkyTrain cars with more capacity for the Expo and Millenium Lines, including 108 expansion cars and 95 replacement cars</li> <li>Station upgrades</li> <ul> <li>Construction of upgrades to Burrard and Brentwood stations </li> <li>Design of future upgrades to stations, including Columbia, Edmonds, and Stadium-Chinatown </li> </ul> <li>Vehicle storage and maintenance capacity expansion </li> <li>Vehicle storage and maintenance capacity expansion </li> </ul> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Rail Operating (Estimated: $495 M)</h3> <ul> <li>Increase Expo and Millennium Line service during rush hours, mid-day, and weekends starting in 2019</li> <li>Increase Canada Line service during rush hours, evenings, and weekends starting in 2020</li> <li>Operate the Millennium Line Broadway Extension</li> <li>Operate the Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail Line</li> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Future Projects (Estimated: $36 M)</h3> <ul> <li>Project development and early works for the Surrey-Langley Line </li> <li>Planning for a potential Burnaby Mountain Gondola </li> <li>Planning for rapid transit to UBC Point Grey campus</li> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Bus Capital (Estimated: $530 M)</h3> <ul> <li>151 new buses, as well as replacement buses for existing fleet</li> <li>Transit priority projects and enhanced passenger amenities along bus routes, including new B-Lines</li> <li>New bus depot, as well as capacity expansion at existing bus depots</li> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Bus Operating (Estimated: $360 M)</h3> <ul> <li>Increase bus service by 8% across the region in 2020 and 2021</li> <ul> <li>Improve service on up to 75 different bus routes that carry over 350,000 passengers across the region every day</li> <li>Provide new bus service to the following communities: </li> <ul> <li>North Vancouver 每 Harbourside</li> <li>Surrey 每 68th Avenue Crosstown (Scottsdale to Sullivan), East Fraser Heights</li> <li>Vancouver 每 East Fraser Lands (River District)</li> </ul> <li>Implement two new B-Lines by 2021: </li> <ul> <li>Richmond to Expo Line</li> <li>Scott Road (120th Street)</li> </ul> <li>Extend last SeaBus sailing out of Waterfront Station by 10 minutes to meet the last Canada Line train</li> </ul> <li>Increase HandyDART service by 7% over 2020 and 2021</li> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Road Capital (Estimated: $75 M)</h3> <ul> <li>Upgrades to the Major Road Network, including funding to municipalities in 2020 and 2021 for seismic retrofits, and minor capital upgrades</li> </ul> <p>?</p> <h3>Walking & Cycling Capital (Estimated: $50 M)</h3> <ul> <li>Upgrades to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, including funding to municipalities from 2020 to 2021 </li> <li>Upgrades to TransLink-owned cycling infrastructure</li> </ul>Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{2D4C812B-3F12-4A82-BB48-BEAFC077057E}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/TransLinks-new-Tap-to-Pay-options-to-go-live-May-22.aspxTransLink's new Tap to Pay options to go live May 22<p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;"><em>New feature provides more payment options for tourists and occasional riders</em></span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink announced today that starting May 22, our card readers will accept contactless Visa? and Mastercard? credit cards and mobile wallets as a convenient way to pay an adult, cash fare.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">This technology will mean no more ticket line-ups, digging for exact change or worrying about pre-calculating zones for customers who don*t have a Compass Card. This new feature will be especially convenient for tourists and infrequent riders 每 they can simply tap and ride.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">TransLink*s card-clash marketing campaign continues to remind customers to tap only the card they wish to be charged, not a wallet or phone case with multiple cards inside. This will ensure the correct card is charged once the technology goes live. If a customer presents more than one card to a card reader, the system will charge the first card it detects, which may not be the one the customer intended for payment.?</span></p> <p class="Body"><span style="font-size: 1em;">Signs throughout the system now include information about how Tap to Pay will work, so customers can prepare for the new feature. The new ads also encourage customers to keep using a Compass Card in order to take advantage of discounted rates.</span></p> <p class="Body" style="text-align: center;"><span class="SubhedChar" style="font-size: 1em;"><img alt="" src="//translink.ca/-/media/Translink_Media/Content-Images/taptopay.png?h=160&w=500&la=en&hash=3259ED2525113A22C9700EB94C388EFB543F4BE2" style="height: 160px; width: 500px; text-align: center;" /></span></p> <p><span class="SubhedChar" style="font-size: 1em;"><strong>Quote</strong></span><strong style="font-size: 1em;"><span style="color: #595959;"><strong>:</strong></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink -</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">※We are a customer-first organization and are always looking for innovative ways to improve our customers* experience. Tap to Pay is all about customer convenience. Compass is great for regular riders and this initiative leverages its greater potential by adding more convenient payment options for infrequent users and travellers. With tourist season upon us, this is perfect timing for the launch of this new technology.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink -</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">§With Tap to Pay, people will have another convenient way to use transit. This is a great way to attract more riders 每 residents and tourists alike 每 giving more people the opportunity to explore our beautiful region.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Derek Corrigan, Chair of the TransLink Mayors* Council -</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">※This new feature is an innovative complement to the Compass program. Tap to Pay will help deliver a more seamless transit experience for tourists, making it that much easier for visitors to explore every corner of our region.§?? ??</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Learn More:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">Website:</span><strong style="color: #595959;"> <a href="https://www.translink.ca/taptopay"></a></strong><span style="color: #595959;"><a href="/d50/taptopay" target="_blank">translink.ca/taptopay</a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">Video: </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pseKcIC33MU&index=1&list=PL0nguxLLheopDHDQns2c_KFZsZab-pb29&t=0s" target="_blank">Remember 每 Tap Your Card, Not Your Wallet</a></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">E: </span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a><span style="color: #404040;">?</span></p>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{77CA87D4-CF16-48EA-BB4B-DF5C3B63A679}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/TransLink-ready-with-alternate-transit-service-in-the-event-WCE-affected-by-CP-Rail-union-job-action.aspxTransLink ready with alternate transit service in the event WCE affected by CP Rail union job action<p class="Body">TransLink has prepared alternate service for West Coast Express customers following the announcement that two unions working for CP Rail have issued strike notice to their employer. The unions will be in a position to strike at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 21. </p> <p><strong>We are monitoring the situation closely for any impacts on West Coast Express service. </strong></p> <p><span>CP Rail says it is developing a contingency plan to hopefully maintain commuter rail service in the event of strike action. If a strike were to persist over the long term, however, it is possible there will be impacts on regular service. </span></p> <p><strong>Regardless, we have a plan in place to ensure transit connections along the West Coast Express system are maintained.</strong></p> <p><span>If a worst-case scenario plays out and WCE service is disrupted, we will provide multiple buses to connect customers travelling from Mission City, Port Haney, Maple Meadows, Pitt Meadows and Port Coquitlam WCE stations with SkyTrain at Coquitlam Central Station. We will deploy sufficient buses to match West Coast Express customer demand, with up to 12 buses during peak demand in the morning (including six, 60-foot articulated buses) and up to 16 buses during peak in the afternoon (eight articulated buses). We will also increase SkyTrain service on the Millennium Line, adding four trains to prevent overcrowding. <br /> </span></p> <p><strong>Our priority is to keep our customers moving.</strong></p> <p><span>West Coast Express is one of the fastest, most reliable ways to get into downtown Vancouver each day. </span></p> <p><span>We are hopeful that CP Rail and its unions will reach an agreement as soon as possible.</span></p> <p><span>Meantime, we will provide updates if we anticipate any changes to WCE service.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Attached: </span></strong><span>Alternate transit schedule in the event of a WCE service disruption</span></p> <p><strong><span>For updates on West Coast Express service </span></strong><span>visit the TransLink<strong></strong></span><strong></strong><span><a href="/d50/alerts"> </a></span><span><a href="/d50/alerts">Alerts</a> </span><span style="color: #000000;">page or follow </span><span><a >Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700{2734623A-1343-4918-8423-455B3FFF2476}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/Message-from-TransLink-CEO-Kevin-Desmond.aspxMessage from TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond<p>It*s with sadness that I am announcing today that Vivienne King is stepping down from her role as President of SkyTrain to return to her home in Australia.</p> <p>In the two years that Vivienne has been here with TransLink, we have seen record ridership on SkyTrain as well as significant progress in advancing SkyTrain*s reliability and customer service, and BCRTC has embarked on a program of improving its safety record. Under Vivienne*s leadership, the team at SkyTrain began operation of the Evergreen extension and integrated new Mark III cars into the fleet.</p> <p>Vivienne has led the way in shifting SkyTrain to a customer-oriented organization whose front-line employees are focused on helping customers through their journey on our system. She has also helped us move the organization to one that is delivering improved performance through better business planning, benchmarking, and a commitment to doing the job right. </p> <p>I know that Vivienne*s decision to return home to Australia was a personal one. While disappointed, I understand and support her decision. Her last day will be May 16. Following her departure, the current President of Coast Mountain Bus Company, Haydn Acheson, will take on the role of interim President of SkyTrain while we search for a permanent successor.</p>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{B216869B-C509-4AA0-8321-DEC25740E79A}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/TransLink-launches-spring-service-changes-April-23.aspxTransLink launches spring service changes April 23<p><span style="color: #595959;">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 TransLink launches spring service changes Monday, April 23 that include service improvements as part of 10-Year Vision funding, as well as seasonal adjustments to respond to changes in customer travel patterns such as end-of-term for post-secondary students.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><strong><span style="color: #595959;">As part of this service change, three routes will see permanent frequency increases during busy times on weekends to reduce wait times:</span></strong></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><strong><span>229 Lonsdale Quay/Lynn Valley</span></strong><span> 每 </span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: circle;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Saturdays:</span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: square;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 20 minutes, from 1 to 8 p.m. (previously 30 minutes)</span></li> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 30 minutes, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (up from 60)</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Sundays:</span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: square;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 20 minutes, from 2 to 8 p.m. (up from 30)</span></li> <li style="color: #595959; margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>Every 30 minutes, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (up from 60)</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="color: #595959;"><strong><span>403 Bridgeport Station/Three Road </span></strong><span>每 </span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: circle;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Sundays:</span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: square;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 15 minutes, from 2 to 7 p.m. (up from 20)</span></li> <li style="color: #595959; margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span>Every 20 minutes, from 7 to 8 p.m. (up from 30)</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><strong><span>337 Fraser Heights/Guildford/Surrey Centre (between Guildford and Fraser Heights)</span></strong><span> 每 </span></li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: disc;"> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: circle;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Saturdays:</span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: square;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 15 minutes, from 7 to 9 a.m. (up from 30)</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Sundays:</span> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: square;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>Every 15 minutes, from 8 to 10 a.m. (up from 30)</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><span style="color: #595959;">There will be seasonal changes to several routes as demand for trips to post-secondary institutions decreases and demand for trips to ferry terminals, beaches and other tourist destinations increases. <strong>Routes affected by seasonal changes include:</strong> 9, 19 25, 28, 41, 42, 43, 84, 125, 150, 130, 145, 236, 480 and 620.</span><span style="color: #595959;">?</span> </p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">We*re also renaming sections of some routes to make the names more intuitive for customers: </span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>129 Patterson Station/Holdom Station route will become the 129 Patterson Station/Holdom Station and 133 Edmonds Station/Holdom Station</span></li> <li style="color: #595959;"><span>The C18/C20 routes will become the 68 UBC Exchange/Lower Mall and 70 UBC Exchange/Wesbrook Mall</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #595959;">And finally, we*re starting to phase out the letter ※C§ from the names of our Community Shuttle routes. For many years, the letter indicated a route was only served with smaller Community Shuttle buses. Today, we can better serve our customers by operating different sizes of buses interchangeably, depending on demand. These route-number changes are being rolled out over several service changes.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Want to find out more?</span></strong><span style="color: #595959;"> Visit </span><span style="color: #595959;"><a title="Opens in same window" target="_self" >Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{81BC30A3-8F78-4E31-BAC9-64E585122739}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/TransLink-launches-new-electric-bus-trial.aspxTransLink launches new electric bus trial<p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞TransLink is partnering with Natural Resources Canada, Metro Vancouver and BC Hydro to bring four fast-charging electric-battery buses to the region starting in 2019. </p> <p>This two-and-a-half year integration trial is part of a pan-Canadian initiative led by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC). This will allow TransLink to explore another way to reduce carbon emissions while providing efficient travel for customers. </p> <p>Manufacturers New Flyer and Nova Bus will each produce two electric-battery buses for testing on Route 100, travelling along Marine Drive through Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. High-powered charging stations provided by ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) and Siemens Canada will be installed at each end of the route: one at Marpole Bus Loop and the other at 22<sup>nd</sup> Street SkyTrain Station. These stations will deliver a rapid charge within 4-7 minutes while the buses are in layover, ensuring sufficient charge is maintained for reliable service. </p> <p><span>TransLink will collect data on bus and charging station cross-compatibility as well as bus performance, maintenance and overall customer experience. Gaining this on-the-ground experience with different technologies will inform the Low Carbon Strategy, currently under development, which will chart our transition towards a zero-emission bus fleet. </span></p> <p><span>Almost half of TransLink*s current fleet runs on cleaner technology, and includes:</span></p> <ul> <li><span>262 electric trolley,</span></li> <li><span>145 compressed natural gas, and</span></li> <li><span>255 hybrid diesel buses</span></li> </ul> <p><span>Quote</span><strong><span>:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources 每</span></strong></p> <p><span>※Investments in electric charging stations reflect Canada*s commitment to clean technology initiatives that reduce emissions and contribute to our climate goals. We are proud to work with TransLink to build up green infrastructure in Vancouver.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver 每</span></strong></p> <p>※The electric bus trial is a significant step for Metro Vancouver, especially as gas and diesel vehicles are the top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in our region. These are the viable alternatives we are looking at as we develop our Climate 2050 Strategy, which aims to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change, and our ongoing initiatives to reduce harmful emissions of diesel particulate matter.§</p> <p><strong><span>Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>※This partnership is a great example of organizations working together to help people get to where they are going by using the clean technology of tomorrow. It means British Columbians can get to work, access the services they depend on and get home to their families quickly and efficiently 〞 with even lower carbon emissions than regular transit. I am excited to see the outcome of this electric bus trial.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink 每 </span></strong></p> <p><span>※Mass transit has always scored high as a sustainable way to move large numbers of people, but many transit vehicles still use carbon-based fuels. Today, almost half our bus fleet runs on cleaner technology including our electric trolley, hybrid diesel and natural gas buses. With this fast-charge, battery-electric trial, TransLink is getting the on-the-ground experience we need to develop our Low Carbon Fleet Strategy and transition towards a zero-emission fleet.§</span></p> <p><strong><span>Media contacts:</span></strong></p> <p><span>TransLink Media Relations</span><span><br /> C: 778-375-7788<br /> E: </span><a href="mailto:media@translink.ca" title="Email to media@translink.ca"><span>media@translink.ca</span></a></p> <p><span>BC Hydro Media Relations</span><span><br /> C</span><span>: 604-928-6468</span> </p> <p><span>Natural Resources Canada Media Relations</span><span><br /> Ottawa<br /> C: 343-292-6100</span></p>Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700{6D3F10E1-8E8A-42CA-AA0F-F27E9429C992}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/April/Bilateral-Funding-Agreement-between-the-Province-of-British-Columbia-and-the-Government-of-Canada.aspxBilateral Funding Agreement between the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada<p>Today's agreement represents another milestone on the path toward a fully funded Phase Two of the Mayors' 10-Year Vision. This agreement between the Province of BC and the federal government moves us even closer to being able to deliver a whole host of transit and transportation improvements which will keep our region livable for years to come.</p> <p>It was just last month I was able to help announce Metro Vancouver mayors* balanced formula for funding the regional share. Today*s agreement further secures the resources we need to deliver these much-needed transportation projects including:</p> <ul> <li><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Light rail in Surrey</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"></span></li> <li><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Millennium Line Broadway Extension</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"></span></li> <li style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-bottom: 10pt;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">420,000 additional hours of bus service</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Transit Ridership in Metro Vancouver has never been higher and with over one million more people coming to the region over the next three decades, we need to be prepared. Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision is an ambitious, forward-thinking road map which can keep people and goods moving. These projects will not only increase mobility in the region. Tens of thousands of jobs will be created as a result of construction and operations.</span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Mobility is more than that. It*s also about saving one of our most precious resources: time. Instead of sitting in a car in traffic gridlock or waiting for a bus with room for one more to come by, we want people in this region to spend those minutes or hours at home with their families.</span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">I*m excited to work with our partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels delivering this vision. I thank the province and the federal government for acting to make our plans reality.</span></p>Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:00:00 -0700{5D66087F-7CD6-4A1F-828C-62EB50F94436}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/March/Metro-Vancouver-Leads-Canada-and-the-US-in-Transit-Ridership-Growth.aspxMetro Vancouver Leads Canada and the US in Transit Ridership Growth<p class="Deck"><em>TransLink first in ridership growth by more than two per cent </em></p> <p class="Dateline">March 29, 2018</p> <p class="Body">VANCOUVER, BC 〞Metro Vancouver saw more public transit ridership growth than anywhere else in Canada and the US last year according to latest statistics from the American Public Transit Association. Our region has experienced a 5.7 per cent year over year growth in the number of boardings on the system.</p> <p class="Body">Metro Vancouver is among only four urban areas with populations over one-million which saw ridership growth last year:</p> <ol> <li><span style="color: #595959;">Metro Vancouver: 5.7%</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">Phoenix, AZ: 3.5%</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">Seattle, WA: 2.3%</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">Montreal, QC: 2.3%</span></li> </ol> <p class="Body">We can attribute this to a number of factors including economic growth in the region, high gas prices and the addition of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension. <span>Improvements underway as part of Phase One of the Mayors* 10-Year Vision include:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #595959;">A 10 per cent increase in bus and a 15 per cent increase in HandyDART service.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">More frequent service on Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">SeaBus service at least every 15 minutes all day, every day.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span style="color: #595959;">Phase One funding allowed us to add 210,000 bus service hours in 2017. We added new bus service to Silver Valley in Maple Ridge and Clayton Heights and Morgan Creek in Surrey. One-third of the new service hours targeted overcrowded bus routes. Many of these routes saw dramatic ridership increases such as:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #595959;">96 B-Line (Guildford Exchange/Newton Exchange): 17%.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">5 (Robson/Downtown): 20%.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">407 (Gilbert/Bridgeport): 14%.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;"><span style="color: #595959;">Customers can look forward to even more new service in the years to come thanks to other Phase One improvements including the accelerated delivery of 80 new SkyTrain and Canada Line cars beginning late this year, the addition of four new B-Line routes in 2019 and delivery of a new SeaBus vessel in early 2019. Construction of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension and light rail in Surrey as part of Phase Two will put public transit in reach of thousands more as the Metro Vancouver region continues to grow.</span></p> <p><span class="SubhedChar">Quote</span><strong><span style="color: #595959;">:</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body">※More people are taking transit in Metro Vancouver than ever before. This data shows that when we invest in public transit, ridership rises. I*m so glad we were able to add this new service at a time when demand is surging. We are ready to build upon the success we*re seeing with the rollout of Phase Two of the Vision and keep this momentum alive.§</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Derek Corrigan, Mayor of the City of Burnaby 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body">※It*s encouraging to see people in my city and around the region taking advantage of this new level of transit service available as the 10-Year Vision continues to roll out. Our region is hungry for more transit connections and capacity. The execution of Phase Two of the Vision and the improvements it will bring can keep this trend going.§</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Quick Facts</span></strong></p> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th>Year</th> <th>Boardings (million)<br /> </th> <th colspan="2">% change<br /> </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>?2017</td> <td>?406.84</td> <td colspan="2">5.7%<br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>?2016</td> <td>?384.3</td> <td colspan="2">4.5%</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="table"> <thead> <tr> <th colspan="3"><strong>Boardings by mode in 2017</strong><br /> <br /> </th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>?Bus</td> <td>247 <br /> </td> <td>3.2%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?Expo/Millennium Lines<br /> </td> <td>105</td> <td>12%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?Canada Line<br /> </td> <td>46</td> <td>6.3%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?West Coast Express<br /> </td> <td>2.32</td> <td>(5.5%)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?SeaBus</td> <td>5.84</td> <td>7.3%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>?HandyDART</td> <td>1.23</td> <td>1.8%</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://10yearvision.translink.ca/"><span>TransLink 10-Year Investment Plan</span></a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">E: </span><span><a href="mailto:media@translink.ca" title="Email to media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: #404040;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700{6968C288-B544-4767-B5B3-5FF84DBF334E}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/March/TransLink-moves-forward-with-double-decker-buses-following-successful-pilot-project.aspxTransLink moves forward with double-decker buses following successful pilot project<strong></strong> <p class="Body"><em>Increased capacity and a more comfortable ride in store for long-haul customers </em></p> <p class="Body">NEW WESTMINSTER, BC 〞 Today, TransLink announced that it will add double-decker buses to its fleet beginning mid-2019. TransLink has issued a request for proposals for the delivery of 32 new double-decker buses after its four-month pilot project yielded overwhelmingly positive feedback. The double-deckers, provided free of charge by bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis, served seven long-haul bus routes in Vancouver, Langley, Surrey, White Rock and Delta during the pilot. Feedback indicates that the double-deckers will be valuable additions to the existing bus fleet.</p> <p class="Body">More than 600 customers filled out the double-decker bus<a href="https://translink.checkbox.ca/Double-Decker-Bus-Survey.aspx"> survey</a> to date. Results show that customers are pleased with the increased capacity and comfort of the bus, calling it a ※smooth ride§. An interim report following the first month of the pilot indicated that 75 per cent of customers would be more likely to take transit if riding a double-decker. Double-decker buses were also a hit with bus operators, scoring well in drivability, ease of maintenance and fuel economy. </p> <p class="Body">These double-decker buses feature:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Double the capacity of a conventional bus.</li> <li>Panoramic views from the top deck.</li> <li>A wide, well-lit staircase with handrails to maximize safety.</li> <li>A screen that allows riders to see vacant seats up top before going upstairs.</li> <li>Full accessibility with a low step, flat floor and ramp for boarding.</li> </ul> <p class="Body">Following a successful RFP, we expect the new double-deckers will begin arriving mid-2019, with funding provided through the Federal Gas Tax. Twenty-seven of the double-decker buses will replace aging Orion buses and five will be expansion vehicles. With double the capacity of every Orion bus, the double-deckers will provide a less crowded, more comfortable ride for customers. </p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">E: </span><span><a title="Email to media@translink.ca" href="mailto:media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: #404040;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span></p>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700{EDCA12B4-75FA-434F-966D-DE85AB950039}https://www.google.com/https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Media/2018/March/Mayors-approve-largest-transit-and-transportation-investment-in-Metro-Vancouver-history.aspxMayors approve largest transit and transportation investment in Metro Vancouver history<p class="Deck" style="margin-right: -22.5pt;"><strong><span></span></strong><span><em>Balanced regional plan to fund unprecedented transportation network expansion </em></span></p> <p class="Body"><span>VANCOUVER, BC 〞 The Mayors* Council and the Province of British Columbia have agreed on a plan to fund the regional share for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. This regional funding is another step forward to secure an historic investment in transit and transportation in Metro Vancouver.</span></p> <p class="Body"><strong><span>Key elements of the plan for Phase Two include: </span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>Construction of Surrey-Newton-Guildford Light Rail</span></li> <li><span>Construction of Millennium Line Broadway Extension</span></li> <li><span>Significant upgrade of existing Expo-Millennium Lines to expand capacity to meet and improve the customer experience</span></li> <li><span>An 8% increase in bus service to address overcrowding, reduce wait times and bring bus services to communities with limited service</span></li> <li><span>Improvements to sidewalks, bikeways, multi-use pathways and roadways</span></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>This investment will ensure a sustainable regional share to help us continue to meet the demands of today and prepare for the future. In 2017 alone, there was a 6% increase in transit ridership. D</span><span>emand for transit will only continue to grow as we add more than one million people to the region in the next 30 years. </span></p> <p class="Body"><span>It was imperative to the mayors and the Province that the funding model be fair for transit users, drivers, property owners and developers alike.</span></p> <p class="Body"><strong><span>To deliver these projects, the Mayors* Council is proposing:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong><span style="color: #595959;">$1.6 billion</span></strong> <span style="color: #595959;">in fare revenues expected from higher ridership resulting from service expansion<strong> in Phase Two, </strong>TransLink resources and efficiencies.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">A 2% increase to all transit fares over two years beginning in 2020. This amounts to a <strong>five to 15 cent </strong>increase to adult and concession transit fares and <strong>1 to 3 dollar</strong> increase to adult and concession monthly passes to pay for more bus improvements. </span></li> <li><strong><span style="color: #595959;">15 cents per hour</span></strong><span style="color: #595959;"> increase for an average $5 per hour parking. This is an increase from 21% to 24% to the existing parking lot rate. Legislative amendments would be required to enable TransLink to make this change.</span></li> <li><strong><span style="color: #595959;">$5.50 increase in property taxes</span></strong><span style="color: #595959;"> per average household each year or about 46 cents a month, beginning in 2019. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">About<strong> $300 to $600/unit </strong>increase to the</span> <span style="color: #595959;">Development Cost Charge </span><strong><span style="color: #595959;">on new residential developments </span></strong><span style="color: #595959;">depending on type of dwelling.</span> <span style="color: #595959;">Legislative changes are required to enable the Mayors Council to levy the DCC.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #595959;">Revenue from a variety of transit-related commercial opportunities. </span></li> </ul> <p class="Body"><span>While securing regional funding is a critical step for Phase Two, moving forward in implementing this phase is subject to federal and provincial funding. Work continues between the province and Canada to finalize approvals, with more details on a senior government agreement expected in the near future.</span></p> <p class="Body"><span>TransLink will be out this spring to hear from the public on what they think of the plan. Visit <a href="https://10yearvision.translink.ca/" target="_blank">10yearvision.translink.ca</a> for more details on how to join the discussion.</span></p> <p><span class="SubhedChar"><strong>Quote</strong></span><strong><span style="color: #595959;"><strong>:</strong></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Derek Corrigan, Mayor of City of Burnaby 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body"><span>※This is a huge win for transit users, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. In addition to moving forward with the rapid transit projects, this funding agreement unlocks a massive investment that will continue the significant expansion to bus service across the region that kicked off last year. Residents have been asking for more transit service for many years and we are now in the position to get that service where it*s needed.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and responsible for TransLink </span></strong><strong><span style="color: #595959;">每 </span></strong><strong><span style="color: #595959;">?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #595959;">※It is important that we get moving on Phase Two of the Vision as soon as possible to get people out of congestion, so they can spend more time with their families and less time stuck in traffic. We are giving Metro Vancouver the tools they need to be able to leverage the funding committed by senior levels of government so they can continue to meet the demands of a growing region.§ </span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO 每 </span></strong></p> <p class="Body"><span>※The region*s mayors have charted a progressive path for our region that will help ensure the effective, efficient movement of people and goods, and maintain our status as one of the world*s most livable cities. TransLink stands ready to deliver on Phase Two improvements that will benefit all people right across our region, regardless of whether you are travelling by car, cycle, transit or on foot.§</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Learn More: </span></strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://10yearvision.translink.ca/" target="_blank"><span>10yearvision.translink.ca</span></a></span><span style="color: #595959;"> </span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #595959;">Media contact:</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">TransLink Media Relations </span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">C: (778) 375-7788</span></p> <p><span style="color: #404040;">E: </span><span><a href="mailto:media@translink.ca" title="Email to media@translink.ca"><span style="text-decoration: none; color: #404040;">media@translink.ca</span></a></span><span style="color: #404040;"></span><span style="color: #595959;"></span></p>Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0700