April 8, 2014
In the final stages of testing, the app will offer a menu of security features, including texting for help and summaries of crimes around particular stations. This is the transit police force’s top priority this year, as it struggles with numerous incidents of sexual harassment.
April 8, 2013
The discounted pass is an initiative from the government, TransLink, students and their schools, to help encourage 140,000 students to use public transit.
November 8, 2012
Includes Train Order Maintenance Sweeps, with transit police at Canada Line and SkyTrain stations around Metro Vancouver, stepping aboard each train and briefly scanning the car. Adopted after a recent bomb scare.
October 25, 2012
Coast Mountain Bus and TransLink bus drivers recorded unpaid fares 2.5 million times last year. The actual number is expected to be higher. A recent TransLink audit found fare evasion across the system rose 120% from an estimated $6.6 million in losses in 2001 to $14.5 million last year.
September 4, 2012
New law allows both transit police and transit security to issue fare evasion tickets and send those that go unpaid to collection agencies. People who don’t pay could risk losing renewal or issue of a driver's license or vehicle registration.
August 2, 2012
Posting updates of where and when some SkyTrain fare stings will run. The agency estimates it loses $7 million a year through fare evasion.
July 16, 2012
The original decision grew out of discussions on how to meet growing demand for custom transit services. The goal was to redirect funding from TaxiSaver to improve these services. However, customer feedback indicated that TaxiSaver provides a valuable service to those in need and is integral to making the transit system accessible.
June 25, 2012
Bob Paddon came to TransLink in 2001 from Metro Vancouver, bringing expertise in local government, communications, media relations and business administration. He was also part of the Metro Vancouver team that created TransLink.
May 15, 2012
The bus location information and predicted departure times at stops comes from the Transit Management and Communication System that INIT provided through MOBILE-ITCS and is accessible to TransLink’s Web interface through a standardized Service Interface for Real-time Information.
April 27, 2012
Part of the transit system’s mobile site, m.translink.ca, the service provides “predictive” departure times and real-time bus locations.
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