B.C. remains in a state of emergency as 140 wildfires continue to burn across the province forcing mass evacuation orders and leaving tens of thousands of hectares of land burned. Multiple communities are affected and thousands of people are being uprooted. Urgent emergency services are required to support individuals and families.
Last week, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) President Vivienne King, donned her reflective vest and steel toed boots to walk a mile (or likely many miles) in a SkyTrain Attendant (STA)’s shoes.
It’s that time again! #MyTransLink is here to showcase your favourite moments in and around transit! Whether your transit is via land or sea, #MyTransLink captures it all! So hot off the web, I present to you these past weeks in transit!
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By land or by sea, Metro Vancouver residents flocked to the various public transit options to get to, from and around downtown Vancouver this past Canada Day. Compass Card data tells us that passengers tapped in and out approximately 182,000 times at Waterfront Station! That’s a nearly 190 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling through on Saturday, July 1 compared to an average Saturday of the previous month.
The Pattullo Bridge is celebrating its 80 birthday this year, and as part of regular maintenance and repair work to keep the bridge operational until it’s replaced, the bridge will be closed from Friday, July 14 at 9 p.m. to Monday, July 17 at 5 a.m. This closure will allow crews to repair the south side of the bridge.
Each year the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) hosts a celebration recognizing the valuable contributions made by individuals and organizations towards the preservation and protection of British Columbia’s environment. This year, Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) was awarded the 2017 Public Sector Environmental Award for continued efforts in reducing environmental impacts.
Saturday July 1 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation!
SkyTrain, SeaBus, and bus will all be running on a Sunday/Holiday schedule with additional service to help you get to and from your Canada Day celebrations.
Beginning at 4 p.m., access to Waterfront Station will be modified to ensure customer comfort and safety during crowded periods. The Howe Street entrance will become exit only. SkyTrain staff and Transit Police will be on hand to redirect customers to the Cordova Street entrance.
There’s a reason it’s called Beautiful British Columbia, and this weeks #MyTransLink showcases so much of the beauty of the region. This time we’ve got sunny summer days and sprawling blue skies – a recurring theme among your recent transit shots, and the compilation below is no exception. Check it out and see what’s been seen on and around our system!
Getting around Metro Vancouver will be much easier thanks to a new partnership between TransLink and Modo Co-operative.
Transit in Vancouver is no stranger to carshares, looking at the blocks surrounding SkyTrain stations in the region you’ll see an abundance of parking spaces reserved for carsharing. This partnership with Modo Co-operative is the first time that stalls have been created directly on TransLink property. You can now grab a Modo just steps from the fare gates!
Hey Metro Vancouver. We LOVE that you LOVE the new, limited edition #Canada150 Compass Cards! In fact, you love them so much that you’ve bought out SIX of 16 Compass Vending Machine locations around the region in just 24 hours!
As of July 4, #Canada150 commemorative Compass Cards have sold out.
We sincerely apologize to each HandyDART customer who experienced significant service delays or missed their afternoon trips on Thursday, June 22.
As an update for our customers, the scheduling disruption they may have experienced was caused by a software system being down and the problem was resolved later that afternoon.
While the system is now back up and running, we are working with our HandyDART operator to ensure the situation is completely resolved.
Thank you for your patience as the HandyDART operator and our staff worked through these issues and tried their best to get our customers to their appointments.
Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO
Author: Sarah Kertcher
On July 1, our fair land will be celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
That’s just a fancy way of saying Happy 150th Canada!
To mark this momentous occasion, TransLink is releasing 20,000 special, limited edition Canada 150 Adult Compass Cards.
These cards will be available on June 22 at Compass Vending Machines in select SkyTrain Stations. To find a location nearest you check our interactive map.
**Look for Canada 150 decals on CVMs**
Commemorative Compass Cards will also be available at the Compass Customer Service Centre located at Stadium–Chinatown Station open on Canada Day from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. while supplies last. Limit one per person.
Get yours before they’re gone and celebrate Canada’s 150th by tap, tap, tapping in style!
Want to win your way into the celebration? Stay tuned for details on how you can win your very own #Canada150 Commemorative Compass Card!
Celebrate Canada Day in person and online!
Use the hashtag #Canada150 to share your celebration moments with people across the country!
Author: Sarah Kertcher
You’re invited to pop by an open house to learn more about the Broadway Extension and share your thoughts.
Today (June 19), we’re launching our next round of consultation, in partnership with the City of Vancouver. Back in January 2017, we launched the first phase of consultation and we heard from more than 470 people at in-person events and 4,200 people through our online survey and feedback forms. Now it’s your turn!