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Individuals in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authority regions could soon be provided with a free TransLink shuttle service to COVID-19 vaccination sites. (Black Press Media/Lauren Collins)

TransLink devotes 10 buses to use as free COVID-19 vaccination site shuttles

‘If you know of a group of individuals who are having trouble accessing their clinics, we want to hear from you,’ says interim CEO

 

Starting July 1, passengers taking public transit in Metro Vancouver will have to pay 2.3% more, garnering an additional $4 million in fare revenue for TransLink. (Black Press Media files)

TransLink approves 2.3% fare increase to go into effect this July

Adult one-zone fares slated to jump to $3.05 from $3, monthly passes from $98 to $100.25

 

A pigeon was seen flying into a SkyTrain car on the morning of Monday, March 23 and then waddling off at its New Westminster stop. (Screen grab/Courtney Matthews)

VIDEO: Early B.C. bird catches the SkyTrain, not the worm

The pigeon decided to get a ride to its New Westminster destination instead of flying

A pigeon was seen flying into a SkyTrain car on the morning of Monday, March 23 and then waddling off at its New Westminster stop. (Screen grab/Courtney Matthews)
TransLink directors plan to mull over a 2.3 per cent fare increase at a board meeting this Thursday (March 25) to keep up with service costs amid declined ridership and COVID-19 space restrictions. (TransLink)

TransLink contemplating 2.3% fare hike to account for lost ridership

If approved, adult one-zone fares would jump to $3.05 from $3, monthly passes from $98 to $100.25

TransLink directors plan to mull over a 2.3 per cent fare increase at a board meeting this Thursday (March 25) to keep up with service costs amid declined ridership and COVID-19 space restrictions. (TransLink)
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Transit Police have handed out more than $74K in COVID fines since masks became mandatory

Sgt. Hampton said transit police have received verbal and physical abuse in return.

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The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)

VIDEO: TransLink testing out air-sanitizing technology to kill COVID-19 germs

The month-long pilot program launched Saturday using three buses, two being double-deckers

The one-month pilot will begin March 6 on a 60-foot articulated bus and two double-decker buses. (TransLink)
A bus rider uses a support bar with an anti-microbial copper coating, newly implemented as part of a TransLink pilot program. (TransLink)

‘Self-disinfecting’ copper coming to more of TransLink’s fleet to fight against COVID-19

The transit authority says tests showed the surface was 99.9% effective in killing pathogens

A bus rider uses a support bar with an anti-microbial copper coating, newly implemented as part of a TransLink pilot program. (TransLink)
A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TransLink slow to reveal crucial details about ransomware attack, says union

Union says company took months to admit what info was stolen, including SIN and bank account details

A woman boards a transit bus through rear doors, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond (centre) spoke during conference in New Westminster last year. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Upset arises over TransLink using B.C. restart funds to reinstate pay cut of CEO, executives

‘Why was program money to support struggling Canadians funnelled to gold-plated executive pay?’

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond (centre) spoke during conference in New Westminster last year. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UPDATE: Some TransLink services restored as others remain down due to ‘suspicious network activity’

Customers cannot use credit card or debit card at fare gates or Compass card vending machines

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Nov. 1 is the 25th anniversary of the West Coast Express. (Special to The News)

West Coast Express has been running for 25 years

Commuter rail service marks silver anniversary this Sunday

Nov. 1 is the 25th anniversary of the West Coast Express. (Special to The News)
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in relation to a disturbing incident which occurred in the Metrotown area in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2020. (RCMP handout)

Burnaby RCMP search for suspects after man racially abused, has coffee thrown on him

Police treating the incident as a hate crime and assault

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects in relation to a disturbing incident which occurred in the Metrotown area in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2020. (RCMP handout)
A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory on public transit, ferries in B.C.

BC Ferries, TransLink and BC Transit require masks to board

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation

Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation

Bus operator Ramgoat Buckaman said he was “dumbstruck” by the passenger’s words

Bus driver allegedly threatened with noose; TransLink, police launch investigation
Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. transit agencies encourage face masks, step up sanitizing as Phase Two begins

TransLink, BC Transit will both begin to collect fares again on June 1

Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vinyl (left) and plexiglass (right) barriers shown on a TransLink bus. (TransLink)

TransLink, BC Transit to resume collecting fares June 1 after installing new barriers

Temporary barriers will allow for front-loading on buses

Vinyl (left) and plexiglass (right) barriers shown on a TransLink bus. (TransLink)
The man picture here is wanted in connection to an alleged assault on a SkyTrain Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)

UPDATE: Suspect ID’d after woman punched in face multiple times on SkyTrain

Woman’s head was also violently slammed into SkyTrain seats

The man picture here is wanted in connection to an alleged assault on a SkyTrain Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police)
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TransLink to lay off nearly 1,500 workers, cut service further as ridership down 83%

Metro Vancouver transportation authority says its losing $75 million a month due to pandemic

(Black Press Media files)