TransLink is Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority responsible for regional transit and Intelligent Transportation System programs. The agency is a long-term INIT partner recognized the Canadian Urban Transit Association for their outstanding management of transportation during the 2010 Winter Olympics. INIT shared that accolade having received the award for exceptional system performance for the reliable ITS technology used to transport 1.6 million people daily during the Games and beyond.

Scope of the project




water buses

The public transit system is scarily efficient.

Time Magazine 2/28/10

Project at a glance

  • Intermodal Transport Control System (ITCS)
  • Real-time passenger information (RTPI) at stops 
  • Extended Computer Aided Service Restoration (CASR) features such as Detour Management and a Real Time Service Control System (headway control)
  • Onboard next stop displays and announcements 
  • Harris digital radio system, the biggest digital radio based ITCS and fleet management system in North America (data radio and integrated voice radio)


Eric Linxweiler

COO, West

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