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Canada Line Bus Integration

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There was a bit of argy bargy in the comments section here not so long ago about this issue . I was being taken to task – but only being given examples in Vancouver.  Well maybe that is because the Canada Line bus integration plan was not then public but is now going to open houses. There is an advert in this weekend’s Richmond Review. I could find nothing on the Translink web site or in the Buzzer blog – and searches turned up nothing like this (except stuff a year old on the CMBC page) so I will have to do some copy typing. (Here is the public consultation page which may get updated by the time you read this). The Canada Line Current consultations page mentions them but provides no details at all. It is perhaps not quite as bad as being in a locked cupboard, in the basement, with a sign on the door reading “Beware of the Leopard” – but it is hardly up to current standards of openness.

Open houses on the Bus Integration Plan

Saturday Jan 31 10 – 4 at Brighouse Library, Richmond

Sunday Feb 1 10 – 4 at Steveston Community Centre

Saturday  Feb 7 9:30 – 5 at Oakridge Mall (Vancouver)

Sunday Feb 8 10:30-5 Vancouver Public Library

Saturday Feb 14 11-5  Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall

Sunday Feb 15 10:30- 4  Ladner Public Library

Saturday Feb 21 9:30 – 5  Semiahmoo Mall, Surrey

Monday Feb 23 2 – 8 Vancouver International Airport (“in front of Haida Gwaii”)

Written by Stephen Rees

January 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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  1. The print Buzzer published Jan. 23 has the info:

    http://www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/buzzer.asp

    Sungsu

    January 25, 2009 at 2:11 am

  2. Sungsu beat me to point out the meeting times are in the print Buzzer [pdf]. However, you’ve given a lot more dates than what was mentioned. The print Buzzer only listed Jan 31, Feb 1, 7, 14, 15. Space limitations? Maybe Jhenifer can shed more light on this.

    But this is definitely something TransLink/CMBC should put on their sites soon. If there’s still a chance to provide feedback, then these open houses should be promoted to the hilt.

    Eric

    January 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

  3. Isn’t it all like a ‘dog and pony show’? TransLink will divert buses to RAV/Canada Line and all the squawks from transit customers will not change their minds.

    TransLink has never listened to the public and under the current regimen, never will.

    Kevin Falcon said that RAV will take 100,000 cars off the road and TransLink will divert every bus (and bus passenger)it can to feed RAV to pretend this has happened.

    Malcolm J.

    January 26, 2009 at 8:34 am

  4. Hi Stephen, Sungsu, Eric:

    Some of these dates/times were not confirmed as of the Buzzer printing, so only the ones we knew about for certain went into the print issue. But yes, I was planning to put a reminder for the Jan 31 open house on the blog this week, along with the full list of open houses.

    Jhenifer

    January 26, 2009 at 10:49 am

  5. It’s up on the main TransLink page now, with a link to the details.

    http://www.translink.bc.ca/Projects/Richmond_Airport/default.asp

    Sungsu

    January 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

  6. The print Buzzer has the wrong location for the Jan. 31 open house (the location changed after publication).

    http://buzzer.translink.ca/index.php/2009/01/open-houses-for-canada-line-bus-changes-jan-31-feb-1-in-richmond/

    Sungsu

    January 28, 2009 at 8:40 am


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