We continue to salt and sand bus loops and SkyTrain stations, but please use caution in these areas and remember to dress warmly in anticipation of potential delays.

Expect extra crowding on some routes To provide improved traction, many articulated buses have been switched with standard, 40 foot buses. This will mean some modified service, with increased crowding and the possibility of passups in some areas.

HandyDART is currently operating regular service.

Road Network Operations & Maintenance

Photo of a construction crew working on road maintenance

As part of its mandate, TransLink contributes to the annual upkeep and maintenance of all 600 km of the Major Road Network (MRN). This Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation (OMR) funding helps keep the Major Road Network in a good state of repair, ensuring that people and goods can move efficiently and safely across the region.

The work on the roads is planned and performed by municipalities, and includes activities such as street cleaning and snow removal; maintaining streetlights, traffic signals and signs; patching potholes; and repaving.

From 1999 to 2017, TransLink has provided municipal partners with more than $540 million to operate, maintain and rehabilitate the Major Road Network. Each year, municipalities receive an amount that is proportionate to the number of Major Road Network lane kilometres within their community.

Infographic of Operations and Maintenance

TransLink also provides funding to municipalities for projects to expand and enhance municipal road, cycling, and pedestrian infrastructure throughout Metro Vancouver.