Archive for the category "buses"

Translink Looking for Compass Card Beta Testers

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The launch of our region-wide transit fare card is almost here! But first, some testing needs to take place and that’s where you could help make sure things are running smoothly. The Compass Card will eventually match up with fare-gates that have been installed at SkyTrain and Canada Line stations and tap pads on buses. […]

Translink Fares Go Up January 1, 2013

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I remember a time when I could ride the SkyTrain for 75 cents. Mind you, the SkyTrain ended at Scott Road and there was only one line, not three. Fare hikes are an inevitable part of life in a major metropolitan area with the last one around here taking place April 1st, 2010. The Translink […]

I Love Transit Week 2012

Comments 192 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s officially I Love Transit Week in Metro Vancouver that involves online contests, promotions, and I Love Transit Night. Join Translink at Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby (right near Metrotown) on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The event was packed to capacity last year so they’ve made sure to book enough space […]

Transit Options on New Year’s Eve

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Translink is offering extended service on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 to ensure that revelers can get home safely. Photo credit: Pisces Dreamer on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool Cab companies will have their hands full and Operation Red Nose will be busy as well. As such, Translink will be providing […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Transit

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was a big week for transit in Metro Vancouver as the Canada Line and the original SkyTrain both celebrated anniversaries. Although it’s been 26 years since we first heard the memorable 3-toned chime announcing the next SkyTrain station it was 25 years ago this week that it was put into regular service. It’s also […]

Taking Transit to the Beach

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The forecast for the rest of August is looking a lot brighter than our soggy summer so far and with that, more people are taking to the beach to enjoy picnics, sunbathing, swimming, and strolls. One thing I noticed this weekend was a lot of traffic congestion downtown and in West Vancouver near the beaches. […]