Overview

TransLink was created in 1999 and we deliver our services through our operating companies, subsidiaries and contractors. Together with our partners, stakeholders and operating companies, we plan and manage the region's transportation system as a strategic whole. The information below provides details on how services are managed and where responsibilities lie.

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TransLink Corporate

TransLink Corporate is the parent organization’s head office, responsible for: organizational leadership and oversight; development of TransLink’s strategic transportation and financial plans; capital project approvals; legal services; marketing; public affairs; government relations and much more.

Transit Police

The province established the Transit Police designated policing unit in 2005 as the first dedicated transit police service in Canada. They are employees of TransLink, and are not considered a separate operating company.

Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd. (CMBC)

CMBC operates 95.5% of the bus service. The fleet includes conventional buses, electric trolleys, community shuttle minibuses and SeaBus passenger ferries. TransLink contracts with independent operators for delivery of West Vancouver Blue Bus services, HandyDART services and certain community shuttle services, and supplies vehicles used by these operators.

BC Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC)

BCRTC operates SkyTrain and West Coast Express (WCE) services. BCRTC operates the Expo and Millennium Lines; InTransit BC (a TransLink contractor) operates the Canada Line under a 35-year concession agreement with TransLink. WCE (an operating company of BCRTC) contracts out the operation of the WCE service.

Roads and Bridges

In partnership with the municipalities, TransLink is responsible for the Major Road Network (MRN). In general, ownership of and operational responsibility for the MRN remains with the respective municipalities. TransLink provides funding for the operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the MRN, and shares in the cost of eligible capital improvements. TransLink owns and operates the Knight Street Bridge, Pattullo Bridge and Westham Island Bridge. The operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Golden Ears Bridge are contracted to the Golden Ears Crossing General Partnership until 2041.