public transit

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

 

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

 

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river in Abbotsford, Nov. 30. Photo: Canadian Press

B.C. needs a province-wide public bus network — especially now

There should be frequent and affordable buses on routes connecting destinations in the Interior

  • Dec 13, 2021

 

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)
Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Part two in a series looking at transit issues in the west Kootenay.

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding
Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding

Part two in a series looking at transit issues in the west Kootenay.

Missing the Bus: Transit planners trying to fix overcrowding
A typical morning commute for Selkirk College students on their way to class in Castlegar aboard BC Transit.                                 Photo: Rasika Saxena

Missing the bus: Frustrations rise over crowded West Kootenay transit

Some buses are at capacity and leaving riders behind

A typical morning commute for Selkirk College students on their way to class in Castlegar aboard BC Transit.                                 Photo: Rasika Saxena