Category: Transit

TripEd: a common sense fare solution

When city librarian Shula Leonard noticed that elementary school classes were no longer dropping in because transit fares were too high, she turned anger into action. The result is TripEd, a grassroots campaign demanding that Translink create a… Read More

The Lo memo: more questions than answers, but a pattern emerging

The City of Vancouver last week released, under a Freedom of Information request, the one and only piece of correspondence the Clerk’s Office can find from former Chief Financial Officer Estelle Lo to anyone on the question of… Read More

$100 million for Translink turnstiles, none for U-Pass

[NOTE: a few days after this was posted, the BC Liberals promised to fund U-Pass if re-elected.] In the six long years since Vancouver’s post-secondary students began their campaign for a single universal pass across the region, Translink… Read More

Woodwards: “what dad built”

In a hectic 60-minute tour of the Woodwards project today, organized by developer Ian Gillespie and architect Gregory Henriquez for Premier Gordon Campbell, Mayor Gregor Robertson and city councillors, the most important speech was made by construction worker… Read More