Albert Lau

The windfalls of knowing a second language

Among second-generation Canadians, it’s common to not have a strong command of their mother tongue growing up — but not Albert Lau. Although he’s…


A portrait of bus operator Paramjit Grewal

Transit was there for Parm, now she’s here for transit

Parm Grewal fondly remembers taking transit as a student and newcomer to Metro Vancouver. The 8 Fraser / Downtown bus was her ride to groceries.…


A community shuttle bus with Special on the destination design

VIDEO: TransLink to provide shuttles to vaccination sites for vulnerable community groups

TransLink is partnering with Fraser Health to launch a vaccine shuttle program to help people facing transportation challenges accessing their…


Millennium Line's Commercial Station under construction in September 2001 (Photo Credit - Mike on Flickr)

How Transport 2021 transformed the region and Transport 2050 will too

It's 1993. Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" spent nine weeks atop Billboard's Hot 100. The film Jurassic Park grossed nearly $1 billion…


The SkyBridge under construction (Photo by Gordie McDonald, NWPF photo no. 2467)

The SkyBridge, one of the world’s longest transit-only bridges (PHOTOS)

Ride the SkyTrain between Columbia and Scott Road Stations and you’re treated to amazing views of the Fraser River (and the iconic Pattullo Bridge…


New escalators at Waterfront Station's Howe Street entrance

Links & Tidbits: new escalators at Waterfront, transit priority signal at Metrotown and more!

Links & Tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation and TransLink from the last few weeks or so. If you have…


A person refurbishes a bike at Our Community Bikes.

Pedals for the People program cycles community forward

What we’ve learned in the last year or so is just how important being part of the community is. For Linda Wilson, it’s having a bicycle to buy…


Celebrating Lunar New Year: one perspective

Family and tradition. Those are the pillars for Lunar New Year, no matter where you’re celebrating and who’s celebrating. In North America,…


Reindeer Bus, explained

Like the Vancouver Christmas Market, Bright Nights at Stanley Park, and VanDusen Festival of Lights — the Reindeer Bus is a Metro Vancouver holiday…


Experience Lumiere — an interactive art installation in Vancouver’s West End, Nov. 5–30

New this year is Prismatica — made up of countless colourful giant prisms where visitors can walk through and observe city life in every colour of…


What you can do if you forget something on transit

We all know that that sinking feeling knowing you forgotten something and frantically trying to remember where you might have forgotten it. And of…


ELMTOTs Facebook group serves up laughs, community and everything in between

To tell the story of the Expo Line Memes for TransLink-Oriented Teens (ELMTOTs) Facebook group, we first have to tell the story for New Urbanist…


From I Love Transit Camp to future transportation professional?

Every year, we challenge teachers and K-12 students to take learning beyond the classroom during I Love Transit week, which is the first full week…


Transit rider Lucas Gates

How to build the confidence to ride transit

Trip plan, doing it and just repetition until you’re comfortable. That’s the advice from Lucas Gates, a relatively new transit commuter. He…


Teachers! This is how you can enter to win a visit from a TransLink bus or transit tickets for your class

Oct. 5–9 is I Love Transit: Be Kind, Be Calm and Be Safe. It's a week-long celebration of all things transit and as part of that, we have myriad…


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