The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Saturday, May 24, 2003

More RAV progress

The proposed Vancouver rapid transit line cleared another hurdle yesterday. Directors at TransLink, the regional transportation authority for Vancouver, voted in favour of a privately built and operated line from Vancouver to Richmond with a spur to Vancouver International Airport. The decision to go with a public-private partnership (P3) means that roughly $300-million in capital costs will be assumed by a private bidder, along with some of the risk for the line's contruction and operating costs.

Quite how the partnership works is confusing to an ignoramus like your scribe, but you can try to figure out the report on the recommended financing model (PDF) for yourself.

The TransLink Overlords also formally approved allowing bicycles onto the existing SkyTrain rapid transit system at yesterday's board meeting. Bikes will be allowed on Skytrain on weekdays between 9:30 am to 3:30 and after 6:30 pm on weekdays, and all day on weekends. The one-year trial program begins June 1st.
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