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October 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Vancouver is scheduled to begin construction on a new subway in 2020, and planners are laying out a vision for the neighborhoods surrounding the new line, including turning Broadway into a "Great Street."
Georgia Straight
July 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named TransLink in Vancouver the best transit system in North America.
Vancouver Sun
July 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Along with new, improved bus service, Vancouver's TransLink launched some snazzy promotional materials.
Vancouver Sun
February 14, 2019, 2pm PST
While ride-hailing is on the horizon for the Canadian city, the experience so far without the mode provides useful insight into its effects on regional mobility.
Slate
September 18, 2018, 6am PDT
Streetsblog readers have decided to cross the border in selecting this year's "Sorriest Bus Stop in America."
Streetsblog USA
July 30, 2018, 9am PDT
Canadian actor Seth Rogan will record messages for TransitLink BC train lines.
CBS
June 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The regional transit authority for metropolitan Vancouver is crediting high gas prices, growing employment, and system improvements for a new record in transit ridership.
Vancouver Sun
June 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver is developing a plan to weaken the impacts of real estate speculation along the route of the Millennium Line Broadway Extension.
The Georgia Straight
May 25, 2018, 7am PDT
More study is needed, but the concept of driving people to drive around metropolitan Vancouver has passed its first test.
CBC News
April 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Vancouver's success in growing its ridership of public transit is thanks, in no small part, to large investments in rail and bus service.
Vancouver Sun
December 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A transit funding formula, courtesy of Vancouver, British Columbia: Sell 13.8-acre property for $440 million; use cash to finance transit improvements.
Business in Vancouver
Blog post
March 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Planners can do a better job communicating the benefits of high quality public transit and transit-oriented development. We can learn from marketing professionals—it's time to channel Don Draper.
Todd Litman
February 10, 2011, 6am PST
The city of Burnaby, near Vancouver, may soon approve a proposed gondola line connecting university students to rest of city.
The Vancouver Sun
March 15, 2009, 11am PDT
This video takes a look at what may be the world's best subway system - Hong Kong's MTR. Riders hold shares in the public-private entity. And, as the video explains, it is profitable.
World Focus