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TransLink in the media: Voice of BC and more

Voice of BC – Transit Matters from Voice of BC on Vimeo.

Last Friday, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis and TL Board Chair Nancy Olewiler were on Voice of BC with Vaughn Palmer. They tackled everything from fare evasion to the Pattullo Bridge (and much more). It’s an interesting watch for those interested in the state of public transportation in Metro Vancouver.

For those of you who provided feedback on our draft Base Plan, we recently posted a report which tabulates the different channels we used to consult on our plan. The draft has now become a working Base Plan which can be downloaded here.

There are some minor changes in the final document, so do take the time to read through it and check out this page for some quick data on what is and isn’t included.



  • By Anonymous, November 7, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    The link for “feedback on our draft Base Plan” is this page (oops!).

    I suppose in this case there’s nothing you can do about it, but I doubt I’m alone in looking at the length of the video and thinking ‘forget it’. We live in a world of sound bites – even a 20 minute video is pushing it, and this one is way longer than that.

    I’m glad to see people speaking up about the lack of funding (for years) for cycling.

  • By Sheba, November 7, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    That was me btw – I must have deleted the cookie…

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, November 8, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Hi Anonymous: The link looks that way on first blush, but if you scroll down, you’ll see that it’s a link to all our our blogs about the Base Plan.

    We’d love to edit the video, however, time doesn’t permit us to at the moment. The Voice of BC Facebook page has some short clips – Here’re some time codes you might want to check out: The challenge is moving forward – 1:50, Pattullo Bridge – 5:40, Broadway corridor – 8:05, what can we learn from the successes of other transit agencies in North America – 9:20, fare evasion – 11:44, safety on transit – 14:22, road pricing – 16:12, how can tax payers pay for the transit system they want? – 20:08, where is the next extension of the SkyTrain going to happen? – 24:40, Golden Ears Bridge – 26:30, how TransLink could get more funding – 28:22, cost benefit of the Transit Police – 32:00, public consultations regarding Base Plan – 33:50, less conservative budgeting – 34:35, how many employees are working on improving cycling – 35:00, not enough evening service – 44:00.

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