Category: Transit

Translink CEO’s breakthrough pledge: keep those escalators moving

In all the good news that Translink CEO Kevin Desmond rolled out at yesterday’s Board of Trade lunch — more bus service soon, Compass working well, Evergreen ready to go — the pledge that leaped out at me… Read More

Tentative agreement with bus drivers signals better days for Translink riders . . . at last

Translink’s bus drivers, members of Unifor Locals 111 and 2200, will be voting Thursday on a tentative three-year agreement with Translink, the latest sign that the regional transit authority is finally into a stretch of good news. There are… Read More

Big loss for Uber, Lyft in Austin, TX, referendum on ride-sharing rules

Uber and Lyft are threatening to shut down services in Austin, Texas, this morning in the wake of a punishing referendum loss that saw overwhelming public support for regulation of ride-sharing, especially strong criminal record check rules. Despite being outspent by… Read More

Report on impact of self-driving cars could be before Vancouver council by fall

Vancouver engineering staff have recruited a researcher and begun preliminary analysis of the implications of driverless cars for the city’s transportation sector. A report should come to council as early as this fall. The project is in response to a motion… Read More