People cross Granville Street at Robson Street, past a bus, in downtown Vancouver on a snow day

Shuttle buses during snow days, explained

The form of shuttle bus that you’re likely most familiar with are bus bridges where we “shuttle” passengers between SkyTrain stations that do not…


Bus driving through Vancouver in the rain

Here’s how bus operators prepare for heavy rain  

With heavy rain in the forecast, transit employees are busy preparing buses for extreme weather conditions, so they can continue getting customers to…


The snooper truck operating on the deck of the Pattullo Bridge at night.

This is how TransLink inspects its bridges

When you hear TransLink, you likely think of our buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and the West Coast Express. So, you may be surprised to learn we invest in…


Transit alerts in front of a SkyTrain

How to get real-time transit notifications sent to your phone

For transit users, information is everything. Real-time information helps riders know which routes to take — and which routes not to take — to save…


Customer speaks to a Lost Property Clerk to retrieve lost items

What to do if you lose something on transit

If you're reading this, you've likely left something behind during your commute and are praying to the transit gods that it's found. First off, take…


Compass Card in front of a Compass Vending Machine

DayPass, Monthly Pass, or Stored Value on your Compass Card — which is best?

A DayPass, Monthly Pass, or Stored Value on your Compass Card all offer flexibility and cost savings, so finding what’s worth it depends on your…


photo of three young people walking towards Coquitlam Central Station

How to take transit to school

Taking transit on your own is a big step towards independence. It can seem scary at first, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time with this guide…


Student uses phone and is at the U-Pass BC website: upassbc.translink.ca

How to load your U-Pass BC

If you're a new or returning post-secondary student in B.C., you've likely heard of a U-Pass BC. It's a low-cost monthly pass that gives eligible…


Did you know TransLink is more than just transit?

When you hear TransLink, you likely think of our buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and the West Coast Express. So, you may be surprised to learn we fund all…


Transit employees wearing high-vis vests direct people aboard a bus that reads

The largest event in Vancouver means the largest deployment of transit staff

Over 400,000 spectators are expected along English Bay to catch the fireworks on event nights. This makes the Honda Celebration of Light Vancouver’s…


Photo of Kevin Dirks, Manager of Fleet Overhaul

A behind-the-scenes look at how Metro Vancouver transit buses are maintained

Inside Coast Mountain Bus Company’s (CMBC) Fleet Overhaul in Burnaby, the sounds of drilling, scrapping and machinery fill the air and at each twist…


A graphic with the text saying National Indigenous History Month

Blue Eagle Community Cadet program takes flight with the help of Transit Police

In 2021, Transit Police launched the Blue Eagle Community Cadets Program, which has been primarily led by Indigenous Liaison Officer Constable Kirk…


Photo of bus driving around cones in North Vancouver

Behind the scenes with CMBC’s Special events team

If you've ever been on a rerouted or detoured bus in Metro Vancouver, you have been a part of the handiwork that is Coast Mountain Bus Company’s…


Group of students walk to Queen Mary Elementary as part of a Walking School Bus

What are walking school buses and why they matter

On school days, about one third of morning traffic in Metro Vancouver comes from cars dropping off kids at school, according to data from TransLink's…


Test battery-electric bus from Nova Bus

TransLink tests next generation of battery-electric buses

As part of our Climate Action Strategy, TransLink is replacing old diesel buses with battery-electric buses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions…


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