Posts Tagged ‘ transit ’

Evergreen Line Extension – Moments Along the Journey

We made history achieving the longest fully automated rapid transit system in the world. We also moved it. We reached high, dug deep below, and enhanced wildlife areas along the way. Here is a collection of some of the challenges we faced and triumphs we celebrated building the Evergreen extension.   Moving History – Centennial House was once the stately home to one of Port Moody’s founding City Councillors, Frederick Appleyard. One of the few remaining landmarks from the booming lumber...

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Before and After: Watch Transit Transformed in Your Community

The Transit Minor Betterments Program is improving how British Columbians get around in a major way. Ministry staff partner with local governments, BC Transit and TransLink to identify and deliver between 30 and 40 transit infrastructure upgrades every year. Some projects are small, others are big – but all go to providing people with better access to this affordable and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. “Overall, we’ve delivered more than 150 projects over the last seven years,” says the...

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I Love Transit Week and the Buzzer Blog

I Love Transit Week and the Buzzer Blog

Transit n. 1. The act of passing over, across or through; passage We love transit. We love the buses, the skytrains, the views and the people. Did you know that August 5-9th was the sixth annual I Love Transit Week in Greater Vancouver? Transit really is a vital part of any effective transportation system and to celebrate transit in the Lower Mainland, Translink put together a fabulous week full of events and activities for everyone enjoyed. They even witnessed...

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The FAQs: Talking Transit with TransLink

The FAQs: Talking Transit with TransLink

Part of what we do at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is helping organize effective province wide transportation systems. One of those systems is TransLink. We asked our friends at TransLink to share their story with us, to help you better understand the how and why of their transit system. On that note, we are proud to introduce their introductory course, TransLink 101: So what is TransLink, anyway? Put simply, TransLink is the authority responsible for transportation in...

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Bridging the Week: Port Mann Buses and Pedestrian Safety

Highway #1 opens to Translink

Has another week passed us by so quickly? Was that the first bus across the Port Mann Bridge in twenty five years? Did you hear about Bombardier? Think Hurricane Sandy is old news? Gather round, grab your coffee and settle in as we review the week that was in B.C. Transportation news. Bombardier on Board to Supply Evergreen Line Cars The government of B.C. and Translink have signed a contract with industry specialist Bombardier to craft twenty eight cars...

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How to Make a Transit Bus Jump

How to Make a Transit Bus Jump

Some people are accustomed to “jumping on the bus” – another way to say climbing aboard. But how does something as heavy as a transit bus jump ahead of traffic at a busy intersection? And why would it want to? The reason for jumping ahead of other vehicles is that it helps buses (and transit riders) stay on schedule, and we’ve got a hand in making it happen. It begins with analysis by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s...

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