Vancouver transit plebiscite set for spring

Voters in the Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area will vote by mail between March 16 and May 29 on a half-per-cent sales tax proposal, which would be used to fund several transit projects agreed to by regional mayors.

Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018

Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia’s second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.

Vancouver Skytrain refurbishment under way

British Columbia’s TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since late 1985.