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How will anti-TransLink vote influence transit referendum?

June 25, 2013 |

A comment on the recent Price Tags article on the upcoming November 2014 TransLink Referendum (TransLink Referendum: Can It win? What do we need to know?) strikes a chord on the instruments of an upcoming transit expansion funding referendum. Commenter “David” … Read More

The case of the disappearing bus stop

November 30, 2012 |

As we reported last week, unbeknownst to many, the planned Surrey bus stop for the Port Mann Rapid Bus no longer exists. The service, which begins December 1st, will only run from the new Carvolth Exchange at 202 St in … Read More

Hwy 1 Rapid Bus skips Surrey

November 20, 2012 |

Last week, the provincial government and TransLink proudly boasted about the impending arrival of the Hwy 1 Rapid Bus – now named route #555 – with service beginning December 1st. While it’s been long known that the route was slashed … Read More

Dear Mayors: Road pricing is dead on arrival

September 18, 2012 |

With all the talk of the impending Port Mann tolls, the concept of fair tolling has been hitting the airwaves recently. This alternative would have $1 tolls on all the bridges instead of $3 tolls on two. While … Read More

B-Line finally comes to Surrey under new TransLink plan

September 17, 2012 |

First, the good news: Surrey’s long promised King George B-Line will soon be in service, according to TransLink’s new 2013 Base Plan. The route, originally planned to travel from Guildford, through City Centre, to White Rock, will now end at … Read More

The case for building a replacement four-lane Pattullo Bridge

August 8, 2012 |

Something needs to be done about the Pattullo Bridge. Constructed in the 1930’s, it was the first “modern” road bridge to cross the Fraser River (the first being the New Westminster Bridge which had a lower rail deck and upper … Read More

SkyTrain connection key to downtown plaza success

August 6, 2012 |

With the completion of the new City Hall in late 2013, Surrey will finally gain its first ever public square. With activation by the Library, City Hall, and 3 Civic Plaza, the square is arguably designed for success. However, it … Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Surrey sends 2/3 of transit money to Vancouver

June 14, 2012 |

Two years ago, Mayor Watts leaked how much money Surrey contributes to TransLink: $144 million annually. That included $44 million in property taxes and $100 million in gas taxes – fares weren’t accounted for. Around that same time, Delta was … Read More