Vancouver Transit Ridership Surges to a New High

The regional transit authority for metropolitan Vancouver is crediting high gas prices, growing employment, and system improvements for a new record in transit ridership.
June 18, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Harrison Mooney reports from Vancouver: "Data for the month of May shows unexpected growth across all types of public transportation, with monthly boarding up nine per cent over May of 2016, TransLink said in a statement.'

The strong growth on ridership for the TransLink system was evident on train and bus lines, and in aggregate, the ridership figures set a new benchmark for the city. "According to the transit authority, ridership numbers have only been higher once before  — during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, when Vancouver hosted the world," reports Mooney.

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Published on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Vancouver Sun
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