We continue to salt and sand bus loops and SkyTrain stations, but please use caution in these areas and remember to dress warmly in anticipation of potential delays.

Expect extra crowding on some routes To provide improved traction, many articulated buses have been switched with standard, 40 foot buses. This will mean some modified service, with increased crowding and the possibility of passups in some areas.

HandyDART is currently operating regular service.

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Help wanted: volunteer to advise the Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan

Out for a stroll in Coquitlam. She could be on our Public Advisory Committee!

Out for a stroll in Port Moody. She could be on our Public Advisory Committee!

Are you interested in transit in your community? And do you live, work, or study, in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, or Anmore?

Well, TransLink needs your help!

We’re looking for people to sit on a new Public Advisory Committee (PAC), to provide community perspective into our newly-launched Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan process.

If you’re interested, there’s more info and an application form over at translink.ca/nesatp. Applications, submitted online or through the mail, are due March 18, 2013.

What’s an area transit plan?

TransLink’s area transit plans identify long-term visions and near-term priorities for an area’s transit network and are undertaken for seven areas within Metro Vancouver.

The plans consider community input, current and projected land use and growth and transportation-related data findings, such as automated passenger counts. The Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan will coordinate transit planning with municipal land use planning while considering the future of the area.

Stakeholders and the public will have a variety of opportunities to provide feedback during the 18-month process, including through public consultation events and online surveys.

Check out the Area Transit Plan program overview page for more detail!


  • By Sheba, March 5, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Cliff – I think they’re asking you for a date ;)

  • By Cliff, March 5, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Haha. I think it was the “triple the blog’s budget” comment that did it.

    I’ll be applying, oh yes.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 5, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Glad you are applying Cliff! Blog budget comments notwithstanding :)

  • By Sheba, March 5, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Is there any hope for other Area Transit Plans in the near future? I’d be interested in joining one for Burnaby/New West (where switching from the twisting suburban style routes to a more grid-like style would make the network far more efficient and save TransLink money) and I have little doubt Eugene would be interested in joining one for the South Of Fraser.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 6, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Hey Sheba: I asked planning and here’s the response.

    You can certainly advise Sheba that TransLink undertakes area transit plans for the seven Metro Vancouver sub-regions on an ongoing basis, so there will continue to be future area transit plans following the completion of the Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan.

    Currently we are resourced to undertake just one plan at a time, and we don’t know the specific timing for future plans, but we would certainly encourage her and the other individual mentioned to apply for the Burnaby/New Westminster and South of Fraser ATP Public Advisory Committees in the future.

  • By mike0123, March 6, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Sheba, New Westminster and Burnaby are currently updating and are about to update their transportation plans. The existing plans from the 90s are unintentionally hostile to transit or muddled in their direction on transit. Your concerns about transit planning in Burnaby and New Westminster might be better directed to the cities until Translink gets around to updating your Area Transit Plan. The language in Vancouver’s transportation plan, for example, is much more supportive of the things that make local transit better (even if it’s not always their top priority on the ground).

  • By Miguel, March 7, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    That’s Newport Village in Port Moody in the picture. Not Coquitlam.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, March 8, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    HI Miguel – it’s been corrected! Thanks for letting us know.

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