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#whatsthelinkIt’s pressure free test time. What is TransLink responsible for?

A)   Public Transit

B)   The Major Roads Network

C)   Five Bridges

D)   The Regional Cycling Strategy

E)   All of the above and more

If you answered ‘E’ you get a gold star!

 

We’re not just transit

Transit is what we are often known for in the region, but TransLink’s mandate covers much more. Today we’re starting a new series called #whatsthelink. It’s all about what TransLink is responsible for in Metro Vancouver and some little known facts about what we do.

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be rolling out one fact a week and sharing it with all of you here. We will also share this weekly fact on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels as well as other blogs. These facts will be accompanied by graphics, photos and maybe even the chance to win some prizes!

Whether you get around by the road, bridge, train, bus, boat and/or bike, the work we do at TransLink has an effect on almost everyone in Metro Vancouver. We want to spread the word about all that TransLink does. We also want to share some of the amazing facts about our transportation system with you.

So join us, learn a little, and share your images and thoughts on the work we do along the way! Want to learn more beyond this series? Check out the TransLink website or our previous Buzzer series, TransLink 101.


4 Comments

  • By ???, May 1, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    Any chance Translink can put some webcams on the Knight Bridge? There are frequent traffic delays on that bridge, I’d like to see some cameras so drivers (including bus drivers/operations) can assess conditions before committing to that route.

  • By Sheba, May 1, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    Please tell me you’re going to spread the message beyond TransLink sites. This is only preaching to the converted, to people who already have a fairly decent idea as to what TransLink is responsible for.

    What really needs to be done is to spread the message to people who don’t know and still think TransLink = public transit. To reach the mainstream you need to consider tv, radio and newspapers.

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, May 2, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks Sheba. Yup, we’re fanning out on the web for sure. As for newspapers, TV, and radio we’ll have to see.

  • By Allen Tung, May 6, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

    Hi ???. We currently don’t have webcams on the Knight Street Bridge. However, we have a Real-Time Traffic Map that indicates whether traffic is moving well, slowly, or very slowly on a number of roads including Knight Street. http://www.translink.ca/en/Getting-Around/Driving/Real-Time-Traffic-Map.aspx

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