Category: Transit

Fassbender’s “transit-supporting levy:” a new way to make municipalities pay?

Transportation minister Peter Fassbender’s latest musings about a new “transit-supporting levy” imposed on transit-oriented development sound like a complex new way for Victoria to impose the entire cost of transportation investment on municipalities. Says Fassbender: “If you build… Read More

Uber in damage control after NYC controversy about its reaction to Trump travel bans

Uber Canada president Michael van Hemmen was forced to blast out urgent explanatory messages to Canadian municipal officials yesterday as his firm encountered a firestorm of social media protest over Uber’s response to Donald Trump’s travel bans on… Read More

What transit fare is fair? Translink riders want lower fares, particularly for short trips

Translink’s comprehensive fare review, the first since the modern system was established a generation ago, is finding strong support for lower fares for frequent riders making short trips. But is such a fare system fair? As transit expert… Read More

More Translink service improvements coming soon as regional Mayors begin search for long-term funding solution

Just a few weeks after important service improvements to support the opening of the Evergreen Line, Translink is preparing to announce even more transit investments on top of the Dec. 16 decision to purchase 28 new Skytrain cars. Some… Read More