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Ohrn Words: Choice

Ken Ohrn:

People get around in Vancouver in lots of different (and changing) ways.  In this photo, we see what I think are several types of multi-mode trip. 109 more words


Quotes: "The Plot Against Trains"

A perhaps appropriate way to begin this day – with quotes from a New Yorker essay by Adam Gopnik.

The Plot Against Trains

Everyone agrees that our rail system is frail and accident-prone … And everyone knows that American infrastructure—what used to be called our public works, or just our bridges and railways, once the envy of the world—has now been stripped bare, and is being stripped ever barer. 245 more words


TransLink CEO apologizes for SkyTrain shutdown that caused chaos for commuters

The SkyTrain’s Expo Line is back up and running after a 12-hour shutdown that caused chaos for thousands of Metro Vancouver commuters Friday morning.

TransLink’s interim CEO Doug Allen apologized to transit users for the major service disruption that began around 11 p.m. 619 more words


Service restored after bird's nest fire shuts down SkyTrain in Metro Vancouver, TransLink offers free service Friday


In what transit officials call a freak occurrence, a bird’s nest caught fire underneath Vancouver’s SkyTrain late Thursday night, causing a shutdown and lengthy delays for tens of thousands of commuters during the Friday morning rush hour. 772 more words


Freak accident during maintenance leads to Skytrain shutdown

WATCH: A fire in a birds nest is being blamed for a 13 hour shutdown of a section of Vancouver’s Skytrain system. Ted Chernecki reports. 565 more words


Is Downtown bleeding jobs because of a 'War on the Car'?

You see it in the comment sections all the time – whenever a story is run on an item that gets cast as a ‘war on the car.’*  You know, bike lanes, street closures, the Viaducts. 468 more words


Nathan Pachal's Transit Report Card - 2015

Nathan Pachal has been writing, researching, and talking about issues that affect the livability of Metro Vancouver, with a focus on the South of Fraser, for over seven years.   196 more words