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  1. The Official Transit Thread

    oh wait... The line not only serves Vancouver but connects people who transfer from the skytrain coming from Burnaby, Surrey, New West and Richmond, and soon Coquitlam and Port Moody.
  2. The Official Transit Thread

    It's really not worth the money if you compare the time it will take for a LRT train to go down Broadway compared to 99Bline. The times are quite similar. If UBC is willing to contribute a substantial amount of funding, I don't think they'll be a problem having RRT all the way to UBC. RRT to UBC would definitely be built if Translink had unlimited funds. Even if they don't build all the way to UBC, it's still a step in the right direction in connecting and improving the transit network. Nevertheless, biarticulated buses will never ever happen down Broadway unless all the lanes are designated for BUSES only, but that won't ever happen until the day Skytrain runs through every street in Vancouver or we are able to teleport... from say Surrey to UBC in the blink of an eye... Everyone knows it's going to be RRT, just whether it's going to be a combo or all the way to UBC.
  3. The Official Transit Thread

    How about get the councillors to learn to drive a biarticulated bus.. and then make them drive down Broadway during rush hour... or how about from an automobile driver's perspective. Have them trail a bi articulated bus during rush hour down Broadway. It'll be hell. Imagine if the bus changed lanes on the already cramped Broadway streets. I'll tell you what's a long term solution Tim Louis, RRT under Broadway. Any combo involving RRT also works. Frees up all those bline buses to serve other areas.
  4. The Official Transit Thread

    Problem with best bus is it doesn't work long term. In 20 years, when even more people use the service, you'll be running buses every minute or more. Also, if RRT is built, they won't be looking at doing anything to improve transit on Broadway. Whereas with best bus, they'll have to revisit this issue in the future and who knows how long that'll take?
  5. The Official Transit Thread

    I'm sure some of the posters who post in this thread might be on this other forum that extensively covers infrastructure in Vancouver. They discussed this and it has to do with maximizing the time between trains. The forum that talks about this is probably googleable.. (if that's a word)
  6. Kevin Bieksa you are really...

    I'll take a 40 year old Bertuzzi over CANUCKLELION anyday.
  7. Attn: Invalid Sources

    I didn't change the meaning of what I quoted above, I just shortened it to the quoted parts that I'm replying to. Since you guys insist on linking anything related to removing Eklund as a source to this thread, let's discuss Eklund. I think the first thing that needs to happen is to revise/edit the 2nd post in this thread, the outdated post by bieksa3- on why Eklund is still a credible source. Does Eklund still have credible writers? How can a rumour filled blog by Eklund be "credible" when it's wrong 99% of the time. There's a difference between a "credible source" and a rumour. I personally wouldn't label someone who posts rumours 24/7 as a "source". People like Darren Dreger no longer believe he is credible. Explanation needs to be improved. Saying some "people" don't mind it is like saying, "some people don't mind the Bloc Quebecois to win the election" It doesn't say much. It's not possible to conclude that the majority of people don't mind Eklund's sources. Just because people post and view the threads, doesn't make him credible. At the end of the day, the argument should be over whether he is a credible source or not. It shouldn't be about whether people like him or not, or the amount of views or popularity he has. We are arguing whether he is a credible "source". Posting rumours doesn't make someone "credible". He has made some correct trade predictions, but whether he is "credible" is up for debate. The mods have all the power, but even though it may be repetitive, at least try to answer the questions instead of directing people to this thread without any explanation.
  8. The Official Transit Thread

    There's no need for sarcasm. I was responding to you who suggested that the express bus run all day. I didn't suggest that, you did. Obviously we're never going to agree on how Translink should spend their money, but we can agree that Translink has lots of projects and improvements they could be doing if they had the funding. And I rather not start the "how we should fund Translink" debate again.
  9. The Official Transit Thread

    The 43 express bus doesn't even run all day...
  10. Peter Dinklage is so good in his role as Tyrion Lannister.. his acting is so captivating.
  11. The Official Transit Thread

    Yep I agree. Similar to how the 480 runs down 41st Ave and turns at Granville, so in other words, someone could take that instead of waiting for a 41 or 49 bus. I understand what you're saying. Problem is, all the bus routes are busy and I'm not here to argue whether or not something is considered "bline" or not. That doesn't matter. What matters is that we can the right infrastructure to move people around the city of Vancouver and its suburbs both efficiently and effectively. I have no problem with expanding into Surrey, the problem is, you're suggesting we add even more buses to the 99Bline route. They're running every 2 minutes at peak times and the buses are still all full. Do you recommend they order more buses so they run every minute? UBC is an educational institution that will be there for years to come. The student population is getting bigger and bigger. The skytrain line will provide service to UBC for many many years. The buses can then be placed elsewhere, say Surrey... I'm pretty sure Translink has already planned for a skytrain to UBC by bored tunnel. There's just no funding and they need to go over the specifics. Please don't ever suggest cut and cover near busy parts of the city ever again.
  12. The Official Transit Thread

    There is no bline on 41st avenue. There's an express bus. Pass ups if departing from Joyce station start at Main Street. So people on Main Street don't get to get on half the time. 480 from Richmond is another route to UBC but it's a long trip. Every bus route is busy and that's expected, but the demand is there, but not enough buses. Why do you insist on expanding outwards when essential service can't even be maintained and the demand is definitely there. If translink had enough funding, this shouldn't even be a problem. UBC, extension in Surrey, and whatever south of fraser stuff you want should be all built.
  13. The Official Transit Thread

    If they are extending the skytrain west, it'll be going all the way to UBC. That's the plan and that's what they are trying to budget for. That will be the terminus station and where many rush hour users will be arriving/departing from. They aren't going to be doing it in segments. The line is long overdue. Just take a 99 bus any time of the day and you'll understand.
  14. The Official Transit Thread

    That doesn't work for 99 bline.. it's always busy. Leaving earlier doesn't help since people have have classes 30 mins earlier will be on those buses.