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This weeks column for 24HRS Vancouver: Oversight needed to fix Translink

This week’s topic: Do recent SkyTrain failures show TransLink is failing riders? With two massive SkyTrain failures and a couple of smaller system incidents creating commuter chaos in Metro Vancouver recently, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for TransLink … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: B.C. premier should get rid of referendum and work out a proper transit deal

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on marijuana laws was Laila with 61%. This week’s topic: Should the premier cancel the transit referendum and leave planning and … Continue reading

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“We don’t need more task forces, we need results” -Esmir Milavic

Strong words from Community Relations Strategist at @Surrey604, Esmir Milavic, on how to address the issue of violence and safety in Newton, as the community copes with the tragic death of Julie Paskall. I agree with Esmir completely. And this … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs: Taxpayers deserve better value for costly Translink Faregate system

This week, Brent and I take on the latest Faregate Folly…. the Compass Card fare evasion loophole. This week’s topic: Does the latest Compass Card loophole undermine the value of the new system? Taxpayers were treated to yet another in … Continue reading

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At what point is the government going to step in and say: “Enough is enough.”?

“…it is important that TransLink ensures that every dollar spent gets maximum value.  To do so, it should tighten budgets to encourage fiscal tension and discipline in how it delivers its services. It needs to become more cost focused by placing … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “People right to be wary of TransLink’s privacy promises “

This week’s topic: Is the ability to track your movements through the Compass Card an invasion of privacy? In an age when increasingly invasive technology is exposing people’s personal information, it’s no surprise that privacy issues are getting so much … Continue reading

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Translink #faregatefollies continue with revelations of $100,000 lease payments in Surrey.. and no one to take them over.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Come, take my hand… August 15th 2013, CTV News story by Jonathan Woodward: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/translink-nixed-9m-solution-for-double-charging-problem-1.1413423 “TransLink considered a second, much cheaper solution to avoid charging some  users twice but decided to let … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Compass system shows Translink has again lost its way

This week’s topic: Should TransLink retrofit buses to prevent the “double transit fee”? There’s nothing quite like waking up in the suburbs of Surrey and smelling the aroma of fresh steer manure that’s just been spread on the fields. Or … Continue reading

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Surrey transit after dark reveals ‘Boulevard of broken dreams’…( and they wonder why more people don’t take transit)

Come my friends, let me tell you a tale of harrowing adventure, for I have seen the dark side and survived to see the light… Last night, I took the #321 bus from Surrey Central Station down King George Boulevard … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: What should the parties in BC do about transportation ?

I’m running behind this week – this is yesterdays column for 24Hrs!! This week’s topic: What should the parties do about transportation? As we begin our election debate series on issues that matter to British Columbians, Kathryn makes a good … Continue reading

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