Photo of Transit Police Officer Travis Blair sitting down at a coffee shop

From lavender oil to walking the beat: The importance of humanizing policing

A career in policing was never on the radar for Travis Blair, despite his love for helping people and a long lineage of maternal healthcare workers.……


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…


In Memory of Roger Swan: Metro Vancouver’s first Black SkyTrain attendant on conquering life’s challenges

“I wanted to tell this story all my life.” Those were some of the last words that Roger Swan mentioned in his phone interview with TransLink’s social…


The dangers of a single narrative: How one TransLink employee is creating change

Folu Odunuga “I was never really aware of being black till I moved to Vancouver and saw very few people that looked like me”, says Folu Odunuga. As…


Samson Assefa

How one Bus Serviceperson’s childhood in Ethiopia inspired him to chase his dreams

Samson Assefa Leaving Ethiopia for the promise of a better life in Canada is what brought Samson Assefa and his family here some 26 years ago. “The…


A Coast Mountain Bus Company mechanic

TransLink named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2021

TransLink was recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for the 7th consecutive year. This year’s Mediacorp article focuses on the organizational…


Jerry Gbardy

Transit operator authors new life after escaping war

Jerry Gbardy is a Transit Operator at Coast Mountain Bus Company. Every day, he makes sure riders in Metro Vancouver can get safely to their…


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,…


Organizations in British Columbia collaborate for a safer B.C. to source and distribute one million masks in support of safe, essential travel

Business, transportation, logistics, and community organizations come together; distributing masks to those who need them in communities across the…


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…


A bus load of toys for Toys for Tots.

Reindeer Bus and Toys for Tots Team delivers cheers this holiday season

Have you recently spotted one of our Reindeer Buses on Metro Vancouver’s streets? If so, you might have caught a glimpse of Rudolph the Red-Nosed…


TransLink’s 2020 holiday story

As 2020 comes to a close, we're sharing our holiday story, dedicated to the transit employees who have kept us moving this year. Wishing everyone a…


Transport 2050 3D MicroCity at the PNE

TransLink wins three national awards from the Canadian Urban Transit Association

TransLink has picked up three awards as part of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)'s annual National Awards Program. CUTA is the leading…


Customer wearing mask on the SeaBus with bike

Find your bike-transit flow and combine cycling with transit to get around Metro Vancouver

You may know us for our bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, West Coast Express, and HandyDART service, but we’re more than just transit. We’re here to support you…


Movember at Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Led by Transit Police dog Strider, members of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police are growing facial hair this month for Movember, a charity that…


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