Our new battery-electric bus on the left and an OG electric bus on the right.
We’ve set an ambitious goal: a bus fleet that’s powered with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.
And we’re well on our way to our goal with more than half of TransLink’s fleet now operating on clean energy, including compressed natural gas and hybrid diesel-electric buses, as well as zero-emission trolleybuses.
Starting today, we’re charging full speed ahead with our battery-electric bus pilot! The buses, which are smoother and quieter than the rest of our fleet, are rolling into service on route 100 Marpole Loop/22nd Street Station. Read more »
If you’ve been in the neighbourhood of UBC Exchange as of late, you’ll likely have noticed some big changes. TransLink and the University of British Columbia joined forces to deliver a massive overhaul of this vital transit exchange that serves not only the students, but also the growing community of the University Endowment Lands. Read more »
Could smartphone-enabled augmented reality be in our future. Image credit – Enuke Software
In May, we kicked off Transport 2050, our largest ever public engagement, to ask the people of the region: what kind of transportation future do you want?
With just over two weeks to go before Phase 1 engagement ends on September 22, over 26,000 surveys and 2,000 ideas have been submitted! Not only that, our outreach team has been to nearly every corner of Metro Vancouver – including at the PNE Fair at the Transport 2050 Expo!
The clock is ticking — have you had your say? Tell us about your values, priorities, and ideas for the future before the survey closes on September 22.
Can you hear the back-to-school bells ringing? It’s the last weekend before Metro Vancouver heads back to the books, lectures and the daily hustle!
Classes for (most) students start right after Labour Day on September 3rd after a well-deserved summer break. We’re here to provide tips on how to make your commute efficient so you have more time to enjoy the first week back to school. Read more »
Monday, September 2 is Labour Day, and it marks the last long weekend of the summer before many Metro Vancouver residents head back to work and school. We’re giving you a heads up that holiday service will be in effect before getting back to the ebb and flow of your daily routine. Read more »
The Young Leaders Summit: Transit for the Next Generation, seeks to inspire a new generation leaders, users and advocates for transit towards a more sustainable and equitable future. The summit will be held in Calgary from November 8-10, 2019 and is a unique opportunity for young leaders aged 18-28 interested in public transit and sustainable transportation to learn, share ideas and connect with peers and industry professionals in transit and sustainable transportation.
80 young leaders from across Canada will gather in Calgary to gain knowledge and skills about existing and emerging issues and approaches in the transit industry, and have the opportunity to network with each other, professional hosts and sponsors. This summit has been shown time and again to be a turning point for many young leaders and has inspired their work in transit industries in Canada and across the globe.
While there’s not fee to submit a delegate application to attend the Young Leaders Summit, a nominal fee will apply to secure your registration. If your application to attend is successful, a nominal fee will apply to secure your registration. Applicants who are selected as delegates will have travel to and from the summit, accommodations and meals covered!
Delegates must be willing to travel to the summit with travel options provided for their region – intercity bus, use of their own vehicle and be reimbursed mileage at a predetermined rate, or by air for select locations only.
While the Early-bird deadline has passed, the final deadline for applications is September 5, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as spaces are limited.
Decongested! That’s my vision for the future of transportation in our region: great public transit complemented by the availability of tens of thousands of shared vehicles that are electric and autonomous. It’s the path to affordable, convenient, inclusive and sustainable transportation.
We live in one of the best places in the world. So attractive in fact that we expect to welcome up to a million new residents over the next two decades. That could add more than 600,000 cars to the 1.6 million already in the region. Metro Vancouver could be overwhelmed by that surge in the vehicle population. If we think traffic congestion, parking availability and pollution is already bad, we haven’t seen anything yet. Read more »
With a few precious weeks remaining of Vancouver’s summer, have you thought about how to spend the rest of those sunny days with your friends? With deep-fried goodness and pickled-flavoured cotton candy as the new food craze, make the most of the clear weather by using these ways to save at the PNE!
The PNE Fair is back this year until September 2 (closed August 26), open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. or later. These are some deals you don’t want to miss, but be sure to plan ahead because each promo day is different.
1. 2-for-1 adult admission on Fridays from TransLink and Transport 2050
You can get 2-for-1 admission for adults (14-64 years of age) and seniors (65+ years of age) with a valid TransLink Compass card and other fare products. (Please note that the 2-for-1 admission does not apply for the PNE’s children admission rates.) This offer is only valid for August 23rd and 30th. Read more »
Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE.
Today, the PNE is the longest running and best attended annual ticketed event in BC and the site of hundreds of famous events – from a live performance from The Beatles to the historic Miracle Mile. Read more »
Our busiest week of the year for commuters is the first week of September. That’s why we’re having one of our largest service increases to date! It’s the first time we’ve ever increased all three of our modes at once!
We do quarterly service changes to accommodate the needs of our customers. This time around, we’re rolling out more bus, more SkyTrain and more SeaBus service starting September 3.
We’ve been hard at work at the Waterfront Station SeaBus terminal since last year. So far, we’ve built an addition on the east side of the terminal, which houses a new staircase, elevator, and an improved, covered entrance for customers arriving by bike or Helijet. Although work is still underway, starting Tuesday, August 21st, the newly completed staircase is opening for your use. We all need another way to get those steps in!
Stairs in a new extension from the outside
Inside view of the new staircase
While we continue these critical upgrades, we’re doing our best to minimize impacts to your SeaBus journey. So that’s why we’re letting you know about the temporary changes that are underway for your commute. To replace the escalators, we’ll need to close one set at a time. Keep reading for what you need to know!