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Canada and British Columbia support more than 31M$ in upgrades to onboarding computer systems and equipment for Vancouver-area bus fleet

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 2021—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and British Columbia. Investments in public transit during this extraordinary time help support regional economies, and make our communities more inclusive and resilient.

Today, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable George Heyman, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment, and Michael McDaniel, President of the Coast Mountain Bus Company, announced funding for upgrades to the onboard bus systems and security systems.

These updates will improve onboard safety for passengers and drivers and will enhance Vancouver’s transit system by supporting easier route planning, faster communication between dispatch and drivers, and access to up-to-date information. Onboard computer and computer-aided dispatch systems will be replaced, and touch-screen computers and new radio systems will be installed on up to 1,200 buses. In addition, approximately 1,100 vehicle communication routers will be installed, and up to 920 bus security camera systems replaced with higher resolution digital systems.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $15.7 million in this project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. TransLink is also contributing over $15.7 million to this project. 

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