public transit

A TransLink bus pulls up to the 203rd Street stop near Industrial Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Would you give up driving?

Reducing personal car trips is part of TransLink’s longterm strategy

  • Oct 13, 2022

 

Several routes are being reintroduced and trip time changes are being improved for BC Transit routes in Abbotsford, Aldergrove and Mission starting on Sept. 4. (File photo)

Bus routes being reintroduced for fall in Abbotsford and Mission

Several new seasonal changes, trip times also improved for region says BC Transit

 

Langley City residents have an opportunity to provide input into ‘Transportation 2045,’ the new master plan for creating a multi-modal transportation network. (file)

A chance to shape the future of transportation in Langley City

Online survey and in-person Community Day event aims to gather input

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)

Public input begins May 9 on Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project

Open houses are set for May 25 in Surrey and May 31 in Langley

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will give $1.3 billion for the Surrey-Langley SkyTrain expansion project to get it from King George Station to Langley. (File photo: Kedo Zake)
Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Surrey mayor says Surrey-Langley SkyTrain opening delay to 2028 is ‘disconcerting’

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain project, featuring a 16-kilometre line, was expected to be completed by 2025

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
A Langley City image envisions the future of the downtown core. (file)

Plans to prepare Langley City for SkyTrain to be presented to virtual public hearing

Support for proposed changes described as ‘significant and notable’ in staff report to council

A Langley City image envisions the future of the downtown core. (file)
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Poll says 88% of South Fraser adults want passenger trains between Surrey, Chilliwack

The poll was conducted by Research Co. on behalf of the South Fraser Community Rail Project

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Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Suspect accused of ‘abhorrent’ assaults at Surrey SkyTrain stations

Transit Police say assaults were on April 9, 14 and 17

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
TransLink’s Mayors Council wants to expand from their pilot electric buses (left) to a fleet of more than 600 in 10 years. On the right is an old-school electric trolley bus. (TransLink)
TransLink’s Mayors Council wants to expand from their pilot electric buses (left) to a fleet of more than 600 in 10 years. On the right is an old-school electric trolley bus. (TransLink)
The business case for bringing SkyTrain to Langley has been finalized but some are pushing for another rail method. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Rail expert continues to lobby for light rail over SkyTrain to Langley

SkyTrain the most expensive option for rail through communities South of the Fraser, writer argues

  • Jan 26, 2021
The business case for bringing SkyTrain to Langley has been finalized but some are pushing for another rail method. (Black Press Media file)
SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

‘Build it and they will come’: Canada’s public transit looks to rebound from COVID

There were fears transit agencies in Canada would have to make drastic service cuts

SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Artist’s impression of a possible future Langley City downtown core, near City hall (City of Langley image)

Study calls for Langley City performing arts centre and more

Key Directions Report identifies long-term goals

Artist’s impression of a possible future Langley City downtown core, near City hall (City of Langley image)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)

Aldergrove bus company lands compressed natural gas buses in Victoria

New buses hitting the road this year, lessening the transit fleet’s carbon footprint

New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)
Langley City CAO Francis Cheung described a staff proposal to borrow $50 million as a “bold move” that will make sure the community is ready when rapid transit arrives. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A $50-million plan is proposed to prepare for rapid transit in Langley City

Described as a ‘bold move’ to buy land, improve facilities, and make other improvements

Langley City CAO Francis Cheung described a staff proposal to borrow $50 million as a “bold move” that will make sure the community is ready when rapid transit arrives. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)