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July 30, 2014

Former Toronto transit CEO to review recent SkyTrain issues

Gary McNeil has been hired to evaluate what happened and TransLink’s response to the shutdowns. The review will also look at what steps can be taken to prevent major service disruptions and changes to procedures and equipment that would enable the SkyTrain system to resume full service more quickly.


May 13, 2014

New Flyer receives 45 CNG bus order

Since 1991, the company has delivered over 1,100 buses for Vancouver's TransLink, ranging from high-floor to low-floor models, including its recent Xcelsior model.


April 8, 2014

TransLink launching anti-harassment app

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

TransLink awarded $34M for U-Pass program

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

B.C. TransLink borrowing NYPD anti-terrorism tactic

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

Fare evasion losses doubled for B.C.’s TransLink

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

TransLink cracks down on fare cheats

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

TransLink tweeting warnings to fare cheats

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

TransLink reverses decision to end taxi program

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

CUTA names new chair

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.


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