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https://vancouversun.com/news/translink-names-gigi-chen-kuo-its-interim-ceo

Replacement of Kevin Desmond as CEO of TransLink continues, interim CEO appointed.

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TransLink names Gigi Chen-Kuo its interim CEO

TransLink is promoting Gigi Chen-Kuo to interim chief executive officer as it continues to search for a replacement for CEO Kevin Desmond.

Chen-Kuo, who takes over the head job on Feb. 5, has been with TransLink since 1999 and is the transit authority’s general counsel and executive vice-president of corporate services.

Desmond, who took over Metro Vancouver’s regional transit authority in 2016, announced in October that he’d be leaving the job in February and returning to the United States. Before arriving in British Columbia, Desmond was the general manager for King County Metro Transit in Seattle.

TransLink says the search for his replacement will continue through the first half of 2021.

 

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King George and Nanaimo remain as the only stations without new real time displays.

Waterfront's Expo Line platforms has theirs all installed but only the ones at the Howe Street side (west side) are activated.

The samsung TV that has been there for years is now gone.

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17 hours ago, Express691 said:

King George and Nanaimo remain as the only stations without new real time displays.

Waterfront's Expo Line platforms has theirs all installed but only the ones at the Howe Street side (west side) are activated.

The samsung TV that has been there for years is now gone.

Is it just me, or do I still prefer the graphics on that Samsung TV. They just felt more elegant than the new signs.

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57 minutes ago, buizelbus said:

Is it just me, or do I still prefer the graphics on that Samsung TV. They just felt more elegant than the new signs.

Probably because they had more pixels on the screen and not as bulky as the new signs.

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20 hours ago, 8010 said:

Not necessarily related but I found images of D60LFs used by Rutgers University, definitely not a rip-off of our old pre-refurb B-Line livery.

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Take this with a grain of salt, but I've read somewhere that this design was a generic one created by NFI and picked out of a catalogue by the customers (BCT and Academy in this case) who specified their own colours. Apparently common practice in the coach industry but less so in transit. Again, take this with a grain of salt because I've been unable to find any supporting evidence.

It could also be possible that Academy saw photos of BCT-liveried D60LFs when ordering these and requested the same design in their own colours, but this is just my speculation.

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I’m fairly certain that the destination codes for the 10 haven’t been updated  to the new stacked destinations as I’ve seen a couple training trips display the standard “10 Downtown” or “10 Granville.” I hope that they forgo the stacked destination signs and update the signs similar to the Express and RapidBus routes that aren’t using stacked signs (eg. “10 Granville St/To Waterfront Stn” and “10 Granville St/To Marine Dr Stn”). IMO that’s the best way to tell people who don’t know the system very well which area the bus will primarily run along and where it’s going while being able to read the sign from a further distance away.

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3 hours ago, 8010 said:

I’m fairly certain that the destination codes for the 10 haven’t been updated  to the new stacked destinations as I’ve seen a couple training trips display the standard “10 Downtown” or “10 Granville.” I hope that they forgo the stacked destination signs and update the signs similar to the Express and RapidBus routes that aren’t using stacked signs (eg. “10 Granville St/To Waterfront Stn” and “10 Granville St/To Marine Dr Stn”). IMO that’s the best way to tell people who don’t know the system very well which area the bus will primarily run along and where it’s going while being able to read the sign from a further distance away.

Agreed the stacked signs suck. Especially when you get an LFR with half the display dim, or burnt out. 
 

Not a huge fan of the RapidBus style either, never really understood why Destination via Main Route/Point of Interest can’t continue to be used.

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Any reason as to why 40’ were still on artic routes today? Saw 9669 on the 20 and 9563, 9678 and 16114 on the 49. I didn’t see any artics on both routes. There was no snow on the road and it was way above freezing all day.

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2 minutes ago, Thomasw said:

Any reason as to why 40’ were still on artic routes today? Saw 9669 on the 20 and 9563, 9678 and 16114 on the 49. I didn’t see any artics on both routes. There was no snow on the road and it was way above freezing all day.

wasn't really the case in the morning and it's not like they are/were needed anyway

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The system maps are updated: Dated January 4, 2021. However because of the hack, we only have access to the physical version.

The broadway detours are shown.

All the covid-university routes are completely erased from the map.

Edit: looks to be no change compared to september according to archives

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On 2/19/2021 at 6:13 PM, Express691 said:

Edit: looks to be no change compared to september according to archives

Has someone been archiving all of TransLink's maps publicly or is this a personal collection of yours?

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On 2/19/2021 at 6:13 PM, Express691 said:

The system maps are updated: Dated January 4, 2021. However because of the hack, we only have access to the physical version.

The broadway detours are shown.

All the covid-university routes are completely erased from the map.

Edit: looks to be no change compared to september according to archives

Physical map can be gotten at Stadium?

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