The end of the line: a farewell from CEO Kevin Desmond

I’ve arrived at the last stop in my five-year journey leading this exceptional organization. As we say in the transit business, it’s the end of the…


Cutting-edge transit — Exploring new ways to combat COVID-19

Over the past eight months, our team at TransLink has been working tirelessly to keep Metro Vancouver’s transit system as safe as possible. Given…


Customer wearing mask on the SeaBus with bike

Rolling out our new mandatory mask policy 

Beginning today, things will look a little different on transit in Metro Vancouver. That’s because our new policy, which came into effect this…


Transit = Urban Recovery

COVID-19 has dimmed the vibrancy of urban centres across the globe and spurred some to question whether we are witnessing “the end of cities.”  The…


An open letter to TransLink customers

This week marks a new chapter in British Columbia’s response to COVID-19.  As we turn the page, TransLink is stepping up to support Phase 2 of…


A message to our customers on COVID-19

All of you are aware of the COVID-19 pandemic situation we are all facing.  The magnitude of this public health crisis is unprecedented in our…


Changing the face of the skilled trades

My parents’ generation grew up with the image of Rosie the Riveter, an iconic skilled mechanic from the World War II era who demonstrated that women…


Why does TransLink care about cycling?

When most people hear the word TransLink, they likely think about buses, SkyTrain, the Canada Line, or the SeaBus.  Cycling is not the first thing…


A green light for battery-electric buses in Metro Vancouver

The mood around TransLink headquarters is electric this week.  That’s because earlier today, our region’s mayors endorsed a new plan to convert 50…


The start of something new with RapidBus

This week we launched our biggest improvement to the bus network in Metro Vancouver since 1996. Our brand new RapidBus program provides fast,…


Customers waiting for the bus at Lonsdale Quay Exchange

Thank you to our customers

As you likely heard earlier today, the bus and SeaBus strike has been averted. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers, who…


Powering up the renewable energy revolution with transit

Imagine a future where clean energy is the default fuel of choice for transportation. Where zero emissions vehicles glide through the streets,…


An open letter to our customers on receiving our industry’s top recognition

It is with great pride and humility that I share with you the news that TransLink has been awarded the prestigious American Public Transportation…


What’s Next for Late-Night Transit Service?

Getting people home safely is our top priority  In recent years, there has been growing concern about ensuring people have a safe and affordable…


How Transport 2050 will help prepare Metro Vancouver for the future

On May 3, TransLink launched its largest ever public engagement, to develop Transport 2050, the new 30-year Regional Transportation Strategy for the…


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