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Several routes are being reintroduced and trip time changes are being improved for BC Transit routes in Abbotsford, Aldergrove and Mission starting on Sept. 4. (File photo)

Bus routes being reintroduced for fall in Abbotsford and Mission

Several new seasonal changes, trip times also improved for region says BC Transit

 

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press)

NextRide launched in central Fraser Valley and Chilliwack transit systems

Transit users can now track buses from their cell phones, computers

 

Subway trains line up in a TTC yard in Toronto on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Canada’s big-city mayors are calling on the federal government’s help to make up huge shortfalls in transit revenue that threaten to derail the nation’s transit systems. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Future of transit at stake, Canada’s big-city mayors say in plea for federal funds

Pandemic has wrought havoc on transit revenues, with people working from home and avoiding crowds

 

The Fraser Valley Express, which travels Highway 1 from Langley to Chilliwack, is among the BC Transit services temporarily suspended Thursday (Jan. 6) in the Central Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press file photo)

Bus service temporarily suspended in Abbotsford-Mission due to weather

BC Transit says Fraser Valley Express to Chilliwack also impacted until further notice

The Fraser Valley Express, which travels Highway 1 from Langley to Chilliwack, is among the BC Transit services temporarily suspended Thursday (Jan. 6) in the Central Fraser Valley. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press file photo)
Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

Why Canada gets less for more when it comes to building transit

Political meddling by government — by all parties — can cause a knock-on effect on the price tag of projects

Construction of the future LRT line is visible from the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.The high cost of Canadian light rail compared to our European counterparts is often chalked up to weather concerns and construction costs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai
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Poll says 88% of South Fraser adults want passenger trains between Surrey, Chilliwack

The poll was conducted by Research Co. on behalf of the South Fraser Community Rail Project

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Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Suspect accused of ‘abhorrent’ assaults at Surrey SkyTrain stations

Transit Police say assaults were on April 9, 14 and 17

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
The new Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility opened in December 2020 on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. A virtual celebration was held on March 24. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

Virtual celebration marks opening of new transit depot in Abbotsford

Facility on Gladys Avenue currently has 35 buses in operation, with 10 more this summer

The new Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility opened in December 2020 on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. A virtual celebration was held on March 24. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

‘Build it and they will come’: Canada’s public transit looks to rebound from COVID

There were fears transit agencies in Canada would have to make drastic service cuts

SkyTrain in Whalley. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TransLink CEO asks riders not to enforce mask rules after Surrey bus punch-up

A fight broke out on a bus at 96 Avenue and Scott Road involving a man who refused to wear a mask

A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
FILE – Transit Police officers are in self-isolation after being coughed and spit at during an arrest on Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Metro Vancouver Transit Police handout)
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