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TransLink partners with Evo, Mobi, and Modo to improve connectivity in the region

Modo carsharing

With more options of shared mobility, you can conveniently travel in the region.

Getting around Metro Vancouver just got easier!

We are excited to say we are partnering with with Evo Car Share, Modo Co-operative, and Mobi by Shaw Go bike share to help make multimodal travel easier, more convenient and more seamless for residents in Metro Vancouver.

The partnership will assess and explore how TransLink and the three local companies can provide customers the convenience of bundled mobility services.

Parking spaces around our transit system are often reserved for shared bikes and cars and thousands of customers use these services as a first-mile last-mile connectivity option.

Last year – TransLink, through its Open Innovation Call – invited individuals, entrepreneurs, academics, and industry insiders to present their ideas on the future of mobility in the region. A total of 90 submissions were evaluated against a specified set of criteria and the successful proponents selected by an internal panel.

TransLink’s New Mobility Forum brought together these partners. Leaders in government, industry, and academia met and discussed how we regulate, manage, and deliver transportation in Metro Vancouver.

Speakers included David Zipper, Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund; TransLink’s CEO Kevin Desmond; Jonathan Cote, Mayor of New Westminster & Chair, Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, and others (see photos!).

Discussions on government perspectives on New Mobility, ride-hailing, Mobility as a Service, and governing the smart city attempted to take a deeper look at how we continue to deliver on our services to keep millions of customers moving.

We regularly receive feedback from customers about more options to get around the region. With this partnership, we can explore more options to help you get where you want!

Metro Vancouver boasts of a great network of shared mobility options and this is yet another milestone in that connectivity puzzle. The aim of this partnership is to increase access to multiple modes of active and sustainable transportation.

TransLink New Mobility Forum

Keynote speaker David Zipper

One of the key aspects of improving livability in the region is to reduce the number of private vehicles on our roads. With more shared mobility options, you can conveniently travel in the region. In June 2017, we partnered with Modo Co-operative. Currently, seven Metro Vancouver transit stations in five cities now have a combined ten carshare parking spots with more expected! In February 2018, we partnered with Evo Car Share to bring carsharing services to our customers.

The Open Innovation Call is a part of the larger New Mobility initiative which examines broader transportation trends to better understand evolving consumer demands and travel patterns. Seamless mobility was identified as a priority in the Mayors’ 10-Year Vision and funding towards advancing this objective has been earmarked under the Phase 1 Investment Plan.

Stay tuned for announcements about what this exciting partnership will mean to you!

Authors: Manjit Gill & Tanushree Pillai

Connect to Evo Car Share at Braid and Columbia SkyTrain stations

The reserved parking stalls for Evo cars at Braid Station.

A new partnership is making it easier for our customers to connect with Evo‘s carsharing services!

Braid and Columbia SkyTrain stations now have four dedicated parking stalls each for Evo vehicles. Evo has also expanded their Home Zone in New Westminster to include Braid Station.

The parking stalls at Braid Station are located in the parking lot across from the entrance. At Columbia Station, the stalls are located east of the station at the corner of Blackwood Street and Clarkson Street.

This partnership is the latest to make carsharing more accessible for our customers by providing them more options for that first and last kilometre of a journey. Last year, we partnered with Modo to establish parking spots for its vehicles at six SkyTrain stations.

Carsharing services play an important role in keeping Metro Vancouver a livable city by giving people alternatives to owning cars. Having carsharing at SkyTrain stations is a great way to encourage people to use transit, walk and cycle, while still having the option to use a car when needed.

Author: Allen Tung