As 2017 comes to a close, The Buzzer blog’s taking a look at some of TransLink’s milestones from the year that was!
It was a momentous year as we began delivering the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation , our region’s largest transportation expansion in almost a decade. There’s been a 17 per cent increase in service hours for SkyTrain, 5 per cent for both bus and HandyDART, and SeaBus now has 15-minute service until 9 p.m., every day.
Plus our transit system surpassed 400 million boardings ! This is the highest number ever experienced on our system in a single year and another milestone in a record-breaking period of ridership growth:
- 6.3% – Growth in ridership region-wide between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017.
- 13% – Increase in ridership along the Evergreen Extension since early 2017.
- >25% – Growth in weekday transit ridership in the Tri-Cities, comparing September and October 2017 to same months in 2016.
- >50% – Growth in weekend transit ridership in the Tri-Cities since Evergreen launch, comparing September and October 2017 to same months in 2016.
The Compass system marked a major milestone as well. In August, it recorded the billionth tap  since the system was first switched on for testing in 2013. And the SeaBus celebrated its 40th anniversary !
Scroll through the timeline below to take a journey through 2017 with the Buzzer blog:
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Author: Allen Tung