Bus rapid transit routes in Metro Vancouver promise swift commuting through dedicated lanes, signal priority, high-capacity buses and rail-like stations equipped with real-time information and convenient amenities.
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London's red buses are turning green as TfL achieves a significant milestone with over 1,000 zero-emission buses, in line with its goal of a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2034.
TransLink's new report urges immediate investments in bus priority measures to combat the effects of mounting traffic congestion on bus speed and reliability in Metro Vancouver.
By providing free Wi-Fi on RapidBus vehicles, TransLink hopes to elevate the customer experience and make commuting more enjoyable.
TransLink's new express bus service, Route 80, addresses the transportation needs of growing communities, such as the River District, and is expected to serve 400-500 customers per day.
TransLink's Municipal Funding Program will fund 106 infrastructure projects, including upgrades to greenways, cycling paths, pavements, bridges and roads in communities across Metro Vancouver.
Once all 15 battery electric buses are in operation, they will help TransLink reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 1,000 tonnes per year, in line with the actions outlined in the authority's Climate Action Strategy.
The wayfinding tool will allow TransLink customers with sight loss to easily navigate the transit system independently by providing them with real-time information through audio instructions.
Building on its Climate Action Strategy that had been released in January 2022, TransLink's new plan focuses on short-term actions that can be taken to address the climate crisis and advance the implementation of the overall strategy.
In line with its commitment to achieve a more sustainable transit system within the next 30 years, TransLink aims to introduce 400 new battery-electric buses to its fleet by 2030 and to fully transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
Transport’s journey to net zero: Electrification will drive our transition to a carbon-free future, says TransLink
In the latest instalment of Intelligent Transport’s exclusive sustainable transport Q&A series, Ralf Nielsen, Director – Enterprise Sustainability at TransLink. TransLink is Metro Vancouver’s integrated, multimodal transportation authority, unique as both a transit operator and responsible for planning the regional transportation system. Ralf discusses the key challenges that the authority…
As part of a one-year pilot, TransLink will provide subsidised transit at the new King George Hub development to determine whether participants were more likely to use transit as a result.
In line with its commitment to provide sustainable transportation throughout Metro Vancouver, the new funding will allow TransLink to invest in cycling paths, pavements, safer streets and bus speed upgrades.
TransLink’s new report details the network's 2021 ridership trends and reveals that bus ridership is leading the return to transit, as it reaches 71 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in May 2022.
The Transport 2050: 10-Year Priorities plan identifies Metro Vancouver’s top priorities, including the need to address climate change, housing affordability and traffic congestion by increasing and improving transit services.