In 2011, when the U-Pass system was expanded to 11 post-secondary schools in Metro Vancouver, TransLink was estimated to have lost $15 million to $20 million because of U-Pass fraud. Eight years later, and this problem persists.
TransLink’s transition to the Compass Card system hasn’t stopped Langara students from trying to sell their U-Passes on a Facebook group dedicated to buying and selling used textbooks.
A hotly contested plan for a North Shore express bus is getting a late wave of support from a group of young West Vancouver residents, many of whom appeared at a lengthy council meeting Monday that heard over four hours of public testimony.
Langara students are hopeful that the proposed SkyTrain extension from Arbutus to the University of British Columbia will relieve overcrowding on the busy 49 bus route.
Public art has a cost to taxpayers, but projects that feature the art of students in busy places like SkyTrain stations can be a huge opportunity, said a former Langara art student.
Langara College gives students the opportunity to create a public art project as part of the fine arts program in partnership with InTransit BC.
Reported by Cloe Logan Students need to have a voice in transportation decisions in the Lower Mainland, says one University of B.C. representative who is working with the new TransLink mayors’ council to ensure that. “The is working to…
Reported by Austin Everett The promise of free transit in Vancouver’s election campaign is something that might turn heads at Langara, but free comes at a cost, according to a local urban planner. Right now Langara students pay a discounted…
Langara students voted last week in favour of continuing the U-Pass BC program beyond the current Dec. 31, 2019 program expiry date.
TransLink will experiment with four fully electric buses in south Vancouver as part of the company’s plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.