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Get ready: transit changes coming starting October 22

Get ready for the Evergreen Extension
Justin Trudeau, Christy Clark, TransLink, SkyTrain, Burnaby

Trudeau and Clark announce big transit dollars after epic SkyTrain entrance

The dramatic entrance was paralleled in awesomeness by the $460 million in federal investment for public transit that came with it.
Lorena Christensen, Evo, car sharing, Vancouver transit,

Car owners dish on Evo Car Share

Eco-friendly, low cost convenience. Get to know Evo!

Weaving a web of safety in Metro Vancouver

“I’m going to grab you by the scruff of the neck and take you up to the Transit Authority, when we get to Lougheed,” I heard the man behind me threaten.  It was early evening on January 5, 2016...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits near Victoria, felt across Metro Vancouver

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported the earthquake as 5.1 magnitude, according to initial information from the federal Earthquakes Canada agency. The number has been changed to 4.9...

Update: Expo SkyTrain fully restored, transit free for rest of today

UPDATE 12:19 p.m. The Expo line has been fully restored, according to a TransLink news release.  "As a goodwill gesture to our customers, TransLink announced this morning that transit would be...

Mayor Gregor Robertson promises expanded bus service and late-night transit

Vancouver Civic Election 2011: Mayor proposes a choice for voters: more late-night buses, or a downtown streetcar?

Susan Heyes "shocked" by "travesty of justice" after Canada Line appeal rejected by Supreme Court

Susan Heyes expressed her disappointment that The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal in her fight against the Canada Line SkyTrain builders. "The legal system has let us...

I’m not a hippie but I’m hopeful

Walking to the Broadway Skytrain Station, on my way to check out Occupy Vancouver on Saturday morning, I noted that it was a beautiful day. I recall thinking the same thing about 9/11 and the October...

Sexual assault near 29th Ave. Station

 Vancouver Police are issuing a public warning after a young woman was sexually assaulted while walking home from the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station late Saturday night. Shortly before...