daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 15th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #2281
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

I have to say that i really love new logo, very sleek......maybe a different brand from SkyTrain is a great thing, but i still think it should still be NAMED SkyTrain.











New Canada line trains unveiled with much fan fare
Dec, 14 2007 - 11:00 AM

RICHMOND/CKNW(AM980) - The new Canada line trains have been unveiled with much fan fare in Richmond.

It's the "Canada Line" but the trains are made by Korea’s Hyundai Corporation. The twenty trains have two cars each, carrying up to 400 people per train at up to 80 kilometres an hour. They are "driverless" trains, with next station signs on the insides, and destination signs on the outside.

The trains themselves have flowing blue, white and green bands of color along the sides.

Officials say the look was chosen to reflect the forest, mountains and the ocean.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 15th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #2282
a340
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 10
Likes (Received): 0

New ferry yesterday, new trains today...nice. are there any luggage racks on the train...can't see if there are any.
a340 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #2283
taiwanesedrummer36
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Little Taipei, Everett
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 0

Doesn't look like it; wonder how it'll serve airport passengers? Luggage will just start blocking people's way.

Man, you guys are on a roll! A new ferry, a new transit line; I wish Seattle was as productive...
taiwanesedrummer36 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #2284
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Quote:
Originally Posted by taiwanesedrummer36 View Post
Doesn't look like it; wonder how it'll serve airport passengers? Luggage will just start blocking people's way.

Man, you guys are on a roll! A new ferry, a new transit line; I wish Seattle was as productive...
hate to brag, but isn't it just awesome!


not to mention that in early-early-2008, plans to extend rapid transit (either SkyTrain or light rail) to the the northeast sector of the region will be announced.....another


but look at the bright side, Seattle recently opened their new downtown streetcar....and Vancouver has plans to do the same by 2010.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #2285
en
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 144
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by taiwanesedrummer36 View Post
Doesn't look like it; wonder how it'll serve airport passengers? Luggage will just start blocking people's way.

Man, you guys are on a roll! A new ferry, a new transit line; I wish Seattle was as productive...
Yeah, the 2016 timeframe for the University Link project seems way too long for a tunnel and a couple of stations

As for the logo, I am not impressed with it, they should have chosen to use the red color as the other colors already designate current and future lines.

Also to me, the font doesn't seem to match...at least its better than that horrible preliminary font.
__________________
http://ngaie.blogspot.com
en no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #2286
Daguy
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kamloops
Posts: 295
Likes (Received): 0

It's pretty hard to not to feel good about being from Vancouver right now

The trains look amazing; it's hard to imagine having to wait almost 2 years to ride them. I guess the good news is we should see them running around Sea Island sometime next year.
Daguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #2287
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

CANADA LINE TRAIN UNVEILING PICTURES by TAFRYN...i'm beginning to think he's a InTransitBC employee.
http://canadalinephotos.blogspot.com/









































































Looks like the reason why the train isn't fully painted is because they will be putting ads on it....lots of them.





























__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #2288
stanleycup
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 27
Likes (Received): 0

That is a very nice train. Really looking forward to ride on it.
stanleycup no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 15th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #2289
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Broadway SkyTrain needed: poll
Mayor's survey also suggests city residents don't want a repeat of the Canada Line construction fiasco

Frances Bula, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, December 15, 2007

Metro Vancouver residents desperately want a SkyTrain line along Broadway to replace overcrowded and perpetually delayed buses, an online poll conducted through Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan's website suggests.

But they don't want a repeat of the Canada Line construction fiasco.

Twice as many respondents said they would choose the route that is "least disruptive" compared with the one that is "least expensive." And 90 per cent said the city should be an active participant in the project's formal environmental assessment to protect the interests of businesses and residents.

"The Cambie construction has been horrible and businesses are failing because of it," wrote one.

Another said: "It should be a tunnel where businesses are predominant. The cut-and-cover process is too disruptive."

Those opinions came from an unscientific but popular survey done through Sullivan's website on the proposed Millennium Line western extension. The survey drew 1,600 responses, half from Vancouver and half from elsewhere in the Metro region, over two weeks this fall.

Sullivan initiated the survey as a way of getting an early take on public opinion about the line. The planning process, which will be carried out jointly by city and TransLink staff, is expected to take three years.

The survey appears to have attracted a greater proportion of transit riders than exist in the general population.

The City of Vancouver's statistics indicate that about two-thirds of people travel along Broadway in cars, either as drivers or passengers.

Only 20 per cent use transit, 12 per cent walk, and three per cent bike.

But the survey results indicated that almost 60 per cent of those who responded use the current transit service four times a week or more.

Many of those indicated profound frustration with the existing bus service.

Some of the comments:

"Stopped using the No. 9 from Glen [Drive] to [Vancouver General Hospital] every day due to overcrowding."

"I see mounting frustration every single day as people people wait for, and squeeze into, over-packed buses."

"99-B is horrible. It takes me nearly three hours on the road every day."

About one in five people who said they use the 99-B express bus service on Broadway get passed up by buses at least four times a week.

Almost 70 per cent of those who responded said they think the Millennium extension should be built to protect the environment.

More than half said they'd prefer a tunnel, while a third said an elevated SkyTrain was their choice.

Another 14 per cent wanted a street car or light rail.

The Millennium extension had been a top priority for TransLink prior to 2003. Then the provincial government pushed hard to move the Canada Line, from downtown Vancouver to central Richmond and the airport, ahead on the priority list, while the federal government threw in a substantial amount of money for the project, making it financially attractive.

Councillors from the eastern suburbs supported the line on the condition that their rapid-transit extension, the Evergreen Line, got built next.

That project, projected to cost around $1 billion, doesn't yet have firm financing yet. TransLink has committed $400 million, but has been waiting for more than a year for the provincial government's response.

[email protected]
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 16th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #2290
Songoten2554
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Miami Florida
Posts: 1,063
Likes (Received): 87

wow man Vancouver is lucky to getting a new Metro line ready i wonder if other cities can do the same too

but i like the look of the rail cars now it looks pretty awsome and tacked on
Songoten2554 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #2291
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Raw footage of the Canada Line train unveiling:
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 18th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #2292
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

TransLink to protect tunnels from terrorists
Three sites part of $2 million upgrade

Damian Inwood, The Province
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

TransLink is launching a $2-million plan to try to make its transit tunnels terrorist-proof in the lead up to the 2010 Olympics.

"There's no doubt that the awarding of the 2010 Olympics has increased the interest in ensuring that our system is target-hardened against terrorism," TransLink spokesman Ken Hardie said yesterday. "That kind of event can draw unwanted attention to the region."

While the new Canada Line to Richmond isn't part of the plan, the 10 to 12 kilometres of tunnels on the route to Richmond will eventually use the same system.

A request for proposals has gone out for a consultant to examine the tunnels for areas of vulnerability and to do a preliminary design to help combat terrorism.

The request identifies three SkyTrain tunnels as needing protection. They are the Dunsmuir

tunnel under downtown Vancouver, between Waterfront and Burrard Stations, the Columbia cut-and-cover in New Westminster at Columbia Station, and the New Westminster tunnel, between Columbia and Sapperton stations.

It also plans to protect the West Coast Express at Waterfront Station.

TransLink plans security enhancements, which may include "smart" fencing, with an alarmed fibre-optic security system, plus barriers, gates and closed-circuit TV cameras. The systems would be monitored at the SkyTrain and West Coast Express operations and maintenance centres.

"The whole issue on security, and to consider target-hardening the system against terrorism, started after the Madrid bombings and the London Transport bombings going back to 2005," added Hardie.

The federal government gave TransLink $9.8 million as part of Ottawa's $37-million Transit Secure program.

Hardie said the tunnel program will eventually cost more than

$2 million, with $500,000 coming from TransLink and the rest from Ottawa. It will need to be mostly completed by March 2009 to qualify for federal funding, he added.

The SkyBridge over the Fraser River between Surrey and New Westminster may also be included.

Security expert John Thompson, president of the Toronto-based Mackenzie Institute, said the proposed system is not the perfect solution."It's a start," he said. "The first principle in counter-terrorism is that perfect security is impossibly expensive."

[email protected]
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #2293
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

posted by officedweller:

For Vancouver:

Additional buses, SkyTrain cars to come
December 19, 2007

More buses and SkyTrain cars are the big ticket capital items TransLink will spend money on in 2008.

The budget approved this month earmarks $81 million to order 40 new alternative fuel standard buses and 31 more articulated electric trolleys.

The additional buses are to be in service by 2009, although 11 of the trolleys are to increase the number of spares available.

A further 32 standard buses are also being ordered using $27 million in savings TransLink officials managed to find from the 2007 budget.

TransLink is also ordering 14 more Mark II SkyTrain cars at a cost of $17.5 million from Bombardier to try to keep pace with growing ridership.

They’ll arrive in 2010, after an initial order of 34 cars that are slated to arrive and bolster SkyTrain service in 2009.

TransLink also plans to order 19 new community shuttles to expand service in Langley.

Those are expected to be larger capacity than the traditional 24-passenger shuttles.

Officials want to find an intermediate-size vehicle for Langley that can hold more people but is still smaller than conventional 40-foot buses.


Also budgeted are 55 new HandyDART minibuses—more than half to replace aging ones.

The twin SeaBuses are also slated for a mid-life retrofit. The $14.7-million worth of work is to upgrade or replace several systems, allowing the Burrard Beaver and Burrard Otter to run for another 30 years. They’ll also get replaced passenger seats and new floor and wall colours to match the third SeaBus, due to arrive in 2009.

Another $50 million is earmarked as TransLink’s contribution to building nine new overpasses to separate road and train traffic along the Roberts Bank rail corridor from Delta through Langley.

The $314-million capital budget doesn’t include the planned $1-billion Evergreen light rail line, but TransLink officials say that will be budgeted separately after full project funding is confirmed.

Officials are still waiting for the provincial and federal governments to step up and bridge a $400-million funding shortfall.

Also budgeted are:

•$25 million in upgrades for Broadway and Main Street SkyTrain stations.

•$6.7 million for security cameras on buses and other safety improvements.

•$10.3 million for new bus loops at Marine Drive, Bridgeport and Brighouse along the Canada Line.


TransLink is projecting transit ridership will grow at a slower 2.2 per cent pace in 2008 because of the effect of the fare increases that take effect Jan. 1.

“The dampening effect of the fare increase is expected to be short-lived,” according to a report that projects ridership growth will rebound by 4.5 per cent by 2009.

The projections are contained in TransLink’s 2008 budget, approved by the outgoing board Dec. 12.

The transportation authority expects to take in $924 million in revenue, mostly from fares, fuel taxes and property tax.

Nearly $675 million will go to transit spending, another $142 million will go to debt servicing and $96 million will go to roads and bridges and other TransLink spending.

An $11.5 million surplus is forecast, which should increase the accumulated surplus to $408 million.




Metrotown pedestrian bridge gets $1m boost
December 14, 2007

The upgrading of the pedestrian footbridge that connects Metrotown SkyTrain station to Metrotown and bus transportation will be partially funded by a $1 million cheque from an area developer.

The cramped footbridge, or passerelle, will be expanded and made wheelchair accessible and is one of several future improvements to Metrotown identified in a recent Transit Village Study. Other expected upgrades are an extended SkyTrain platform, a new roof for the station, and a new transit exchange below for buses off Central Boulevard.

Under an agreement with Burnaby and TransLink, Ivanhoe Cambridge, developer of the proposed 425,000-square-foot, 27-storey Metrotown III office tower, will pay at least $1 million, or one-third, of the cost for the passerelle.

Burnaby and TransLink will pick up the rest of the tab.

A detailed design for the new passerelle is expected to be completed by TransLink in 2009, with construction to start in the spring of 2010.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #2294
Vancouverite
Registered User
 
Vancouverite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 399
Likes (Received): 11

^ Now those are some good news stories.

31 additional articulated trolleys is very good news. I'm looking forward to seeing those in regular service.

That's also good news about the order for 14 additional Mk2 SkyTrain cars (7 more trains). I think we had better start getting ourselves ready to see four-car Mk2 trains as the norm.

That's nice news about the SeaBus upgrades too. 30 more years of life does not surprise me at all. Once we're up to four SeaBuses the conversation will start about what will replace them (SkyTrain/Canada Line) under Burrard Inlet would be my hunch. However I'll be taking my grandkids on the SeaBus before we're likely to see a tunnel to North Van.

Bring on the fare increase if this is what they're spending it on. I think the 2.2% increase will be smashed, especially with Langara getting the U-Pass in the fall (that is still on, isn't it?)

Good posts mr.x2
__________________
Vancouverite in SSC | SFUVancouver in SSP

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Athlete's Village | 1.4M sqft, LEED GOLD

Vancouver | Beautiful, Multicultural | Canada's Pacific Metropolis
Vancouverite no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #2295
splashflash
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Puddle, BC
Posts: 52
Likes (Received): 0

#33 33rd/16th Ave bus route

Does anyone know when the new #33 bus route between UBC and 29th Ave Station will commence service? It is supposed to start in 2008 according to the 2008 Service Plan, but does not state whether that would be in January or September.
splashflash no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #2296
mr.x
Ex-mod
 
mr.x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: █♣█ Vancouver
Posts: 7,931
Likes (Received): 486

Quote:
That's nice news about the SeaBus upgrades too. 30 more years of life does not surprise me at all. Once we're up to four SeaBuses the conversation will start about what will replace them (SkyTrain/Canada Line) under Burrard Inlet would be my hunch. However I'll be taking my grandkids on the SeaBus before we're likely to see a tunnel to North Van.
lol, well i doubt the Canada Line actually has enough clearance or depth to dip under CPR Station to go any further north. i was at the SeaBus terminal yesterday, and i was amazed at how busy it was...if they built rapid transit, who knows what kind of ridership it could get.



Quote:
Does anyone know when the new #33 bus route between UBC and 29th Ave Station will commence service? It is supposed to start in 2008 according to the 2008 Service Plan, but does not state whether that would be in January or September.
I think it'll be 2008...that could mean anytime next year, even December.
__________________
"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is NOT a porn star." - Abe Simpson

"Preparations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are progressing so well, it's boring. We'd like there to be some challenges, so we [the IOC] could shout at them." - IOC (Sept. 2007)


"In medieval Europe if you didn't like somebody's argument and couldn't think of a real response you called them a witch and demanded they be burned at the stake. In the US you call them unpatriotic, and in Canada you call them racist."
mr.x no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 12:16 AM   #2297
worldwide
Registered User
 
worldwide's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: vancouver
Posts: 855
Likes (Received): 3

they really need a bus on 33rd, and E 1st but that will never happen.
__________________
SEND IT BACK MAN! THAT MUST BE LIKE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY BUMPS.
COME ON GUYS!!! WE NEED TO OBJECTIFY MORE WOMEN!!!
worldwide no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 05:01 AM   #2298
officedweller
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,379
Likes (Received): 98

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.x View Post
lol, well i doubt the Canada Line actually has enough clearance or depth to dip under CPR Station to go any further north
The line is alligned with the elevated parking garage of Granville Square, not the CPR Station. An extension may be able to tend over the Skytrain tracks through the garage then dive down underwater in a concrete structure on reclaimed land located near the seabus terminal. Maybe that's why the stadium was nixed for over the seabus?
The City was also studying the Granville Street end and one option was demolition of the Granville Square Plaza. (i.e. garage).

__________________
officedweller
officedweller no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 06:32 AM   #2299
deasine
=)
 
deasine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,452
Likes (Received): 57

Interesting discovery/find. I was just looking back at the archives of the City of Vancouver and they wanted the future rapid transit line from Richmond to be able to go to the northshore.

In the 2002 TransitPlan Vancouver Report by the City, they were hoping to complete this by 2021.
deasine no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2007, 06:33 AM   #2300
deasine
=)
 
deasine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,452
Likes (Received): 57

From TransLink:

Quote:
TransLink’s 2008 transportation plan signals more road and transit expansion for Metro Vancouver

The largest bus expansion in 31 years will be the centrepiece of TransLink’s 2008 transportation plan, which will deliver transit service expansion, road improvements and progress on major road and transit projects. Chair Malcolm Brodie said the 2008 program would maintain the momentum of road and transit improvements TransLink has built up during its current Three Year Transportation Strategic Plan, which wraps up at the end of December.
“From 2005 through to the end of this year, TransLink added over 200 buses to the fleet and over half a million annual service hours, resulting in more routes and more frequent service to more parts of the Metro Vancouver region,” he said. Improvements in 2008 include the new 95 B-Line on Hastings Street from downtown Vancouver through Burnaby to Simon Fraser University. There will also be expansion of the ‘Frequent Transit Network’ in the South of Fraser region on Scott Road, the King George Highway, the Fraser Highway and 152nd Street, offering a service at least every 15 minutes, 15 hours a day, every day of the year.

Construction of the Canada Line guideway should be completed by April of 2008, with work then focused on the stations in Richmond, Vancouver and at the airport.

“We have to recognize that increasing transit ridership continues to put pressure on every part of the system in spite of the expansion we’ve introduced,” he said. Transit ridership in 2007 will be over 291 million passenger boardings, up from 275 million recorded in 2005.

Brodie said transit service expansion will continue into 2009. “Our Board has approved the purchase of 336 more buses, 34 more SkyTrain cars and a third SeaBus, all of which will enter service over the next two years,” he said, noting that TransLink’s budget for transit operations in 2008 will be $675 million, up from $506 million in 2005.


In 2008, TransLink will fund $55 million in road improvement or expansion projects and provide municipalities with close to $30 million to operate and maintain the region’s major arterial roads. 2007 marked the completion of the David Avenue Connector in Coquitlam and the 204th Street Overpass in Langley.

In 2008, construction will continue on the $800 million Golden Ears Bridge and its network of connector roads that will open in 2009. There will be further progress on the Fraser Highway improvement project, while design work will conclude in advance of construction of the Coast Meridian Overpass in Port Coquitlam and the Murray-Clarke Connector in Port Moody.

TransLink has allocated $50 million to partner with senior governments on the construction of nine overpasses in Delta, Surrey, Langley City and Langley Township along the 70 kilometre rail corridor to the Roberts Bank Terminal. The total cost of the initiative will be over $300 million and all are expected to be completed in between five and eight years.

TransLink’s $314 million capital program in 2008 will include the approved bus purchases. The budget will also cover $26 million in upgrades to the Broadway and Main Street SkyTrain Stations and a further $12 million to develop the new Maintenance and Transportation Training Centre in Maple Ridge.

The capital program includes $6 million for Metro Vancouver’s cycling network and another $7 million to install video security cameras on 460 buses in 2008.

Chair Brodie commented, “TransLink continues to move forward on all fronts to improve, modernize and expand our road and transit system as well as to offer real travel alternatives to take the pressure off our commutes. 2008 will be a transition year as TransLink prepares a 30 Year Strategy and establishes a rolling Ten Year Plan that will move our transportation network forward.

“As a Board, we’re proud of what TransLink has accomplished in its last Three Year Plan and since it became responsible for Metro Vancouver’s transportation network in 1999. Still, with so much demand still unmet and with the growth and environmental challenges on the way, much will be expected of the organization in years to come,” he said.
deasine no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
british columbia, canada, vancouver

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium