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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:26 pm

While metro Vancouver can't raise the money to buy buses, India ...

"India is now home to the world's first fully solar powered airport"

http://www.straight.com/blogra/513931/i ... ed-airport
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:22 am

We had the money, the city govt just blew it on BS. :lol:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:09 pm

We had the money, the city govt just blew it on BS. :lol:
Another LIE. The added tax is meant to pay for new services; new buses and mass transit. :roll:

Consider your choices in terms of promises and reliability...

"Election 2015: B.C. candidates talk housing, affordability"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3208636
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:04 am

Translink gonna tailor the fares to the "technology"? or should we say lack of "technology"?
One zone fares cuz they cant get the Compass Card to work otherwise.

James, I guess that makes Gregor not a fare evader now? :mrgreen:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:40 pm

You hate Mayor Sunshine because he is a doer and a celebrity. :!:

Does anyone give Translink any credit?

"TransLink responded well to Vancouver windstorm

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has called extreme weather events the "new normal".

And it appears that TransLink responded reasonably well to the challenge posed by a powerful windstorm over the weekend.

While B.C. Hydro has come under criticism for website problems and lengthy delays in restoring power to some homes, the regional transportation authority managed to emerge without any damage to its reputation..."

http://www.straight.com/news/519541/tra ... -windstorm

While Hydro struggles ...

"B.C. storm: 'Largest outage event' in BC Hydro history

About 730 customers remain in the dark, but BC Hydro says they will have power by Tuesday evening..."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3210919

While Vancouver Tourism raises hotel tax by 1% to pay for the cost overrun at the Convention Center expansion! :!:

Got to wonder if the gutless critics are able to do half as well? :mrgreen:
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:44 pm

You hate Mayor Sunshine because he is a doer and a celebrity. :!:

Does anyone give Translink any credit?

"TransLink responded well to Vancouver windstorm

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has called extreme weather events the "new normal".

And it appears that TransLink responded reasonably well to the challenge posed by a powerful windstorm over the weekend.

While B.C. Hydro has come under criticism for website problems and lengthy delays in restoring power to some homes, the regional transportation authority managed to emerge without any damage to its reputation..."

http://www.straight.com/news/519541/tra ... -windstorm

While Hydro struggles ...

"B.C. storm: 'Largest outage event' in BC Hydro history

About 730 customers remain in the dark, but BC Hydro says they will have power by Tuesday evening..."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.3210919

While Vancouver Tourism raises hotel tax by 1% to pay for the cost overrun at the Convention Center expansion! :!:

Got to wonder if the gutless critics are able to do half as well? :mrgreen:

How is it fair to compare Translink and BChydro consider the only thing really effected by windstorm is the skytrain which runs on electricity, windstorm has no effects on the bueses. FYI Skytrain did stop the service due to the windstorm as my sister had to take bus to Richmond for work.
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:12 pm

Extract from article

"Today, TransLink revealed that it launched 16 bus shuttles on Saturday when a tree branch hit the SkyTrain, halting service between Metrotown and New Westminster stations.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, TransLink did a good job keeping transit riders informed of bus route changes as a result of falling trees and downed trolley wires.

As well, customers were notified about the temporary closure of King George Station.

It's due in part to TransLink's well-developed social-media networks..."


Let me offer a few insights into organizations. No organization can be perfect. Every organization has a bias, and inherent weaknesses as a consequence.

Large organizations have a high degree of organizational rigidity. It is necessary for consistency. Lacking leadership, large organizations also have institutional inertia. They cope poorly when the world changes and adaptation is needed.

For some organizations, they are confused outside their comfort zone. For others, they have gotten too comfortable hiding inside a corporate monolith.

In the case of Hydro, they were unable to adapt in real time to the storm. Senior management was focused on the technical issues of outage. Ignoring the real needs of customer interface. To reassure the customers. To record their complaints from Moment Zero.

In the case of Translink's woes, they are a reflection of the sloppy standards of British Columbia. Maintenance isn't done, People aren't trained and disciplined. Upgrades aren't done. Disgruntled employers/contractors take revenge etc.

Shock and surprise when there's a coincidence of failures. Why did they let it happen? Are they that incompetent?

My critique is to ask the complainers to look into the mirror. Translink was just an accident waiting to happen. That's why Victoria appointed a new Transportation Minister with a hands on approach.

However, Translink needs better organizational leadership and a change in organizational culture. Otherwise, it will revert to its old ways once the pressure is off.

Confusing? Means that it's above your pay grade. What you need to do is to respond rational. Don't mindlessly hit back at Translink. Don't listen to liars like whippy. Demand an open review and transparency. What's the real story behind the COMPASS cluster-fuck? Is there a Translink Ombudsman? Are there outside directors who are also professional managers? And so on and so on.
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:42 am

Good for translink to handle the situation well this time as they should; consider how many major service problems they had in past years and how badly they handled it.

There is key difference between BCHydro and Translink problem. This windstorm is natural disaster that effects 710k people in mass scale while Tranklink's past problems mainly due to management problem that could be avoided. If you really want to compare you should compare to the snow storms that effects east Canada early this year and how hydro companies handle the situation. Compare BChydro problem to translink's problem is an insult to all the ground workers whom work through strom, heavy rain to remove trees, derbies while repair dangerous power line and hope to bring the power back to people as soon as possible..

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Confusing? Means that it's above your pay grade. What you need to do is to respond rational. Don't mindlessly hit back at Translink. Don't listen to liars like whippy. Demand an open review and transparency. What's the real story behind the COMPASS cluster-fuck? Is there a Translink Ombudsman? Are there outside directors who are also professional managers? And so on and so on.

While ask people to respond rational you insult people first? Perhaps it is a waste of time to reply and best leave you to WhipMaster.
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:17 am

:roll:

Thank You Thank You for your mercy! :shock:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:54 am

Jim Tard? "Extreme Events" ???? Sorry dummy, there's nothing extreme here. We have windstorms from time to time.
Why are you saying the "old normal" is the "new normal"? We already knew that.
You must be a fairly new guy to this land. :lol:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:10 pm

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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:36 pm

That's ok. Here's some good "advises".... Suggest you learn how to speak English first. :mrgreen:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:25 am

Angry? Confused? Humiliated? Yes, you can thank me. :mrgreen:
 
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:23 am

Keep trying. Your imitation flatters me everyday.
Whereas my humour "flattens" you... :lol:
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Re: What now? Transit referendum says 'Non'

Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:57 pm

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