Translink released data in April 2019 which showed that ridership increased by 18% between 2016-2018.
In that report, Translink revealed plans to add 620,000 bus service hours to improve frequency and increase capacity over the next three years. Plans include 350 additions to the bus fleet, including four electric buses, 32 double-deckers and 56 HandyDART vehicles, and add 56 cars to Expo/Millennium and 24 cars to Canada Line to increase capacity.
The city is looking for sustainable solutions, and Desmond admits “we have a lot of catching up to do south of the Fraser River”. In spite of population growth throughout those communities, there’s still a notable lack of transportation.