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So much is in store for APTA’s Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Workshop. Look forward to learning sessions, networking, committee meetings, and technical tours, which you can preview below.

Technical Tour Previews
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Board the SeaBus and experience the crossing of Burrard Inlet that 17,000 customers make on the average weekday. The passenger-only ferry connects downtown Vancouver with the North Shore and travels at a speed of approximately 12 knots. The double-ended design of the vessel eliminates turn-arounds upon departure, improving safety and reducing travel time.
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This tour will showcase the Expo Line and Operations & Maintenance of the SkyTrain rapid transit system in the Vancouver region. The SkyTrain is the oldest and one of the longest fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world, and it started with the Expo Line, which opened in 1986. During peak times, trains operate every 2-4 minutes, and the closest headway that can be continuously operated is 75 seconds.
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See the Hamilton Transit Centre, TransLink’s new transit bus operations and maintenance centre located in Richmond, B.C. The facility serves three primary functions: bus dispatch, bus service (fuel and wash), and bus maintenance. Expected to receive a LEED Silver rating, the facility design incorporates energy efficiency measures and many sustainability features including radiant floor heating, the use of recycled pine beetlewood, LED lighting, and a heat reflective roof.
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Join us as we travel the Evergreen Extension along the Millennium Line where we will stop and walk through some of the key stations highlighting West Coast architecture and fully-integrated transit connections. The 11-km extension is a combination of elevated, at-grade, and tunneled track with six new stations serving three municipalities. The SkyTrain can operate with speeds up to 80 km/h on this extension, offering fast, frequent, and direct service.
Translink-logo-1-18-2018.jpgOur host, TransLink, has arranged the informative technical tours on Wednesday, August 1. Please sign up on site for the tour(s) of your choice at the TransLink information desk in the APTA registration area in the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

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