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Transit Problems Across The Pond

The metro Vancouver region is not alone with financial problems with public transit. Buses are very expensive to operate and U.K. planners and politicians have been very reluctant to fund modern trams which have proven to mitigate the high cost of public transport. Like Metro Vancouver, the transit authorities are finding it very difficult to [...]

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Solve bus problems: Make TransLink accountable

It takes a #49 bus driver to talk sense on the overcrowding issue, but is anyone listening? Note to TransLink: Being passed by by your bus makes the transit service seem customer unfriendly and unless one has a ‘cheap‘ bus pass, taking the bus becomes a second or thirdAi??transit option, with the car being the [...]

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Comparing Light Rail, Bus and Subway Costs

Two  reports on Canadian Light Rail systems The following link is to a report published in 2006 by Calagary Transit Light Rail Transit in Calgary  http://www.calgarytransit.com/pdf/Calgarys_LRT_1st_25Years_TRB_revised.pdf Currently, the average hourly operating cost of LRT is approximately $163, including operating, maintenance and utility costs. With an average of 600 boarding passengers per revenue operating hour, the [...]

A Fix for Fraser Valley Transit, or is the Fix In?

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‘AmfibusA?ai??i??ai??? gets tryout on the Clyde – You Think TransLink Will Order Some?

From the lighter side of transit, an amphibious bus. Maybe TransLink doesn’t need SeaBus anymore and will buy a fleet of Amphibious buses for a no transfer journey from the North Shore to Vancouver and no more worries about traffic gridlock at the tunnel or the Alex Fraser Bridge, just drive down a boat ramp [...]

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LRT – safer than buses and cars.

From the Light Rail Now Project Team Ai??Ai?? September 2007 US injuries + Fatalities per Passenger-Mile (2002-2004) Motor VehiclesAi??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??LRTAi??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? Bus 2002 647.4Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??390.0Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 552.8 2003 697.2Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??376.7Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??544.6 2004 597.1Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 415.6Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai??Ai?? 560.2 Sources: National Safety Council, Report on injuries in America, Selected Measures of Unintentional injuries, U.S., 2001-2005 http://www.nsc.org/library/report_table_2.htm US Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics [...]

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