public transit

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is offering free transit service on the city’s new West Bench bus route. (Photo: Black Press File)

Regional District offering free public transit rides in West Bench to start the spring

The RDOS is offering free service on the region’s newest bus route

 

Mountain Man Mike’s bus service started in 2019 after the owner, Mike Hathaway, participated in rideshare programs for 12 years in B.C. (Photo courtesy of Mike Hathaway)

Grassroots bus service offering free rides from Osoyoos to Kelowna

Travellers can ride for free from Feb. 15 to 28

 

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

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
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)