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AGM marks 125 years of transit!

AGM

It’s the 125th anniversary of transit in our region!

To mark this occasion, this year’s AGM will be more than just a year in review, it will give a shout-out to those that keep us moving today and into tomorrow.

The event goes down Friday, June 26th from 10am to 11:30am at the Anvil Centre (777 Columbia St.), right next to the New Westminster SkyTrain Station.

To stay true to AGM form, in addition to celebrating transit’s big 1-2-5, we’ll also be sharing our 2014 financial and operational milestones with our regional stakeholders, senior TransLink staff, media and those of the general public that wish to attend.

Keep your eyes peeled on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information in the weeks to come!

Author: Laura Tennant

Five Ways TransLink Funds Road and Bike Infrastructure

Did you know, that in addition to transit, TransLink funds road and cycling infrastructure improvements? Each year we operate, maintain and rehabilitate 600km of our Major Road Network in Metro Vancouver!

Committing over $47 million in road and cycling projects, we’ve dedicated $41 million of this fund to 19 municipalities across the region. This helps to keep things moving smoothly, with pothole patching, snow removal and lighting being just some of the maintenance and operation work getting done thanks to this fund.

So what about the rest of the money? Well, that $6.3 million is dedicated to help fund specific road, bridge and cycling projects across Metro Vancouver. This year, 16 projects are happening across the region.

The Burrard Street Bridge improvements, the widening of the Fraser Highway and the construction of a multi-use path in Coquitlam along the Evergreen extension are just three of the awesome projects currently underway. For more information you can also check out our news release.

So there you have it! If you transit, drive or cycle in the region then there’s a good chance we’ve invested in the infrastructure that helps you get around!

 

The Facts Matter: How TransLink contributes to the North Shore, the Northeast Sector and more!

TransLink invests in your community

TransLink invests in your community

Here’s another post for the The Facts Matter!

This post showcases a few regional projects, where in addition to transit, TransLink has contributed to infrastructure, cycling and roads.

This week is the North Shore, the Northeast Sector, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Take a look at just some of the investments from 2012-2015 in these areas.

North Shore

  • Improving bike route on St. Andrews Ave (Esplanade to 23 St.) – $13,000
  • Traffic signal improvements (Mount Seymour Pkwy. at Broadview Dr.) – $75,000
  • Improvements to the Spirit Trail (Marine Dr./Orchill Rd. to Gleneagles Elementary) – $125,000

Northeast Sector, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

  • Building a multi-use pathway on 128 Ave. (210 St. to Laity St. and 216 St. to 222 St.)– $1,282,560
  • Intersection improvements (Shaughnessy St. and Fraser Ave.) – $50,000
  • Seismic upgrades to the Moody St. Overpass – $332,640

Each municipality has their own fact sheet and you can see what’s been done in, and being planned for, your community’s future.

Head to The Facts Matter page to find out more ways TransLink has has contributed to transit, roads and cycling.

You can also read all about it here in the coming weeks as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following the #TheFactsMatter hashtag.

Author: Laura Tennant