Jennifer Saltman, The Vancouver Sun

Jennifer Saltman

The Vancouver Sun

Surrey, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

Constantly on the move, homeless camps difficult to track in Metro Vancouver

The transient nature of those who live outside means municipalities and service providers can't get a good idea of how many camps there are. → Read More

By the Numbers: Canada Line turns 10

Find out more about the cost of the Canada Line, ridership and planned improvements. → Read More

Surrey Police mental health team would have 11 officers, down from 20 with RCMP

Coun. Brenda Locke says if Surrey reduces the number of mental health officers in a new force, it will set the city back over a decade. → Read More

B.C. Corrections looks at how to prevent contraband drops by drones

Airspace over corrections facilities is already protected, but that doesn’t stop people from using drones to deliver phones, drugs and more. → Read More

Can TransLink adapt to ride hailing? Uber, Lyft

Uber and Lyft have been teaming up with transit agencies and are hoping for similar arrangements with TransLink → Read More

Committee recommends money for HandyDART, affordable transit fares in 2020 B.C. budget

A legislative committee made six transit and transportation-related suggestions for the 2020 B.C. budget. → Read More

Insurance changes for ride-hailing approved

Companies like Uber and Lyft will pay for the blanket insurance that covers their drivers. The new insurance goes into effect Sept. 16. → Read More

Higher pay ranges approved for TransLink executives

The board of directors and Mayors’ Council spent months reviewing executive pay, which had not been looked at in almost four years. → Read More

Access to data needed for seamless mobility in Metro Vancouver

With ride-hailing on the horizon, now is the time to plan for moving people using mobility as a service. → Read More

Province says Metro Vancouver garbage plan, bylaws need work

Environment Minister George Heyman had almost two years to review two bylaws, and has delayed his decision about whether to approve them. → Read More

Kater to add traditional ride-hailing services to its repertoire

The Vancouver-based company plans to keep its 35 Kater cars, but add ride hailing when new regulations go into effect this fall. → Read More

Metro Vancouver to look at taking more organics at transfer stations

Staff are expected to come back with a business case and a recommendation in early 2020. → Read More

Fraser Valley Regional District advocates for more highway lanes, not rail line

While FVRD board members see the value in rapid transit, widening Highway 1 is a priority. They also have unanswered questions about the Interurban line proposal and were reluctant to support it. → Read More

Public consultation on Burnaby Mountain gondola to start this fall

TransLink staff will also look at funding sources, and do detailed design and technical work. → Read More

Mayors' Council votes to proceed with planning for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain

The region's mayors stipulated that the project must not go outside of the $3.5 billion earmarked for South of Fraser rapid transit. → Read More

Mayors' Council looks at advancing Burnaby Mountain gondola planning

Next up in the gondola project planning process is public consultation, seeking out potential funding and doing design and technical work. → Read More

TransLink unveils new RapidBus service to replace B-Lines

The RapidBus service will cover five routes — three new, two upgraded — and link 11 communities in Metro Vancouver starting in January 2020. → Read More

Stop-work order lifted for North Shore sewage treatment plant project

Work on the multimillion-dollar plant was stalled for three months because the contractor didn't comply with a building-code requirement. → Read More

New Canada Line cars headed for Vancouver

TransLink ordered a dozen new two-car Canada Line trains as part of the first phase of its 10-year transportation plan for Metro Vancouver. → Read More

Mayors' Council shortens time for public delegation presentations

In a closed session following last month’s meeting, TransLink’s Mayors’ Council members approved a new public delegation policy, which reduces the amount of time delegations will have to address the region’s mayors from five minutes to three. → Read More