Links & Tidbits is our semi-regular summary of interesting feed on transportation and TransLink from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to donate, put them in the comments with a few sentences about what it’s about!
Kevin Kevin in the media
TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn began to take office after starting in July. He did the tours with Local average and national. If you’re really interested in getting to know Kevin, check it out The buzzer A podcast we did with it.
The first ever TransLink raffle takes over the Vancouver Metro media
TransLink has launched the first lottery ever with lots of fantastic prizes. The collection from the media has been phenomenal with articles published across platforms from Daily hive, Global news, Georgia Straight, Radio Spice, And Barnaby now. If you’re interested in a candid interview, listen to Kevin Quinn with Gloria McArenko CBC Radio here.
An unforgettable sunset
On November 4, 2021 Metro Vancouver won a once-in-a-lifetime sunset. Although it did not last long, thanks to one-eyed passenger photographers, we were lucky enough to get a variety of photos around the area.
Are electric bikes the future?
City Planning YouTuber A beautiful city It seems so, and so do we. Learn how we plan the future of cycling in the Vancouver Metro with the Major Bikeways Network.
How soon will driverless cars take over?
God North Shore News dismantled Transport 2050 And a chapter on what the future might look like. Their focus was on autonomous vehicles and how fast they could take over. Fortunately, we are helping to fund research that prepares us for this potential future.
Transition can save the world – if we allow it
Andrew Hawkins of the George made a tremendous connection On the need to return to the crossing following the plague.
A scream from a local city planning celebrity
Brent Tudrian Known in his previous role as chief planner in the city of Vancouver and as founder Canadian Urbanism. When he lets a transportation agency know they’re doing a good job, you know it’s the truth.
When you have 2 minutes of progress, i.e. the time before the next train arrives, you should never run to the train because the next one is a few minutes away. It’s freedom. That’s why my friend@Human transitSays “Frequency is freedom”. HT@TransLink #FrequencyIsFreedom pic.twitter.com/lm8sOiIdCT
– Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) 11 July 2021
The U.S. Infrastructure Act was signed
US President Joe Biden has signed a An infrastructure account worth more than $ 1 trillion per law. God A bill that received bipartisan support Proposed as a way to improve aging countries Roads, bridges, railways and Internet infrastructure. On top of the Impact that the bill will have on private individuals, It is also expected to help propel the nation onto the global stage.
Reliable public transportation brings health benefits
Speaking of infrastructure improvements, Research in Minnesota suggests that strong public transportation can lead to a healthier population. The study examined a major health center near a new transit line running between St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The data indicate that because of the new transition line, patients missed the appointments scheduled for them at a lower rate.
A driverless high-speed train completes experiments in Japan
A driverless train in Japan has successfully completed its initial trials. Over the course of eleven days the train was tested on a section of eleven miles of train in the city of Niigata. We know a bit about driving driverless trains through busy city centers, though this Japanese model reaches speeds of up to 110 miles per hour!
The New York MTA welcomes riders back
Moody Center station may soon have new neighbors
A 12-story apartment complex was set up in Fort Moody For the property directly across the elevated train tracks from Moody Center station. Currently, small industrial buildings occupy the space on Murray Street also known as the famous Brewers Row. The complex will be an excellent example of transition-oriented development – development where proximity to the transition is a top priority.
Sustainability bond for financing infrastructure
The Vancouver Municipality has established a A $ 100 million bond to fund environmentally friendly infrastructure. The bond premise is similar to our Green Bond program that helped raise $ 400 million in 2018.
Removal of parking spaces to preserve the environment
The Guardian has taken a deep dive into the effects of a driving incentive with free parking spaces. Removing personal vehicles from the road is one of the best ways to combat climate change and limit carbon emissions.
New TransLink holiday merchandise
Burnaby Now has submitted an article on the new festive merchandise In the TransLink Store. We are especially happy about the “ugly” holiday sweater and the very cute performance of the elk bus that you can find on cups and T-shirts.
California Highway Train Update
YouTuber The four legs Provides an in-depth look at the status of the California Expressway project currently underway.
Road 12 Lanes received an award, a counter-reaction provoking discussion about cars in the company
In Utah a highway was widened from four lanes in each direction to six. In turn, e The American Association of State Roads and Transportation Officials has awarded the project an award for “improving the quality of life.” The ensuing debate called into question our company’s dependence on cars and the necessity of adding more lanes and a driving incentive. Many argue that widening a highway is not the answer to our transportation woes.
Economic benefits may result from greener transportation planning
Colorado public radio broadcast a story Details a A study by the Colorado Department of Transportation Describes the potential economic benefits of eco-friendly transportation planning. The study examined, among other things, costs of air pollution, road accidents and delays.
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation pushes fewer cars
Similar to Translink’s new CEO Kevin Quinn, Alois Kalkali faces the challenge Of getting passengers out of their cars and into more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.