Category: Transit

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

Fassbender’s U-turn on vehicle levy signals continuing chaos in BC funding plans

It took Peter Fassbender, minister responsible for Translink, only a few hours yesterday to complete a double U-turn on Victoria’s transit funding policy, declaring first that a referendum would not be needed to impose a vehicle levy and… Read More