Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan has formally asked local taxi license holders and Translink to extend transportation services to 3:00am in the downtown. Mayor Sullivan is following through on an April 5, 2007 City Council resolution.
â€œWe greatly appreciate the integral service Translink and Vancouver taxis provide,â€ said Mayor Sullivan. â€œExtending transportation services to well-meaning downtown patrons from various regions of the Lower Mainland will help us address issues of street disorder, improve safety and enhance the credibility of all transportation operators.â€
The April 2007 City Council resolution regarding late-night taxi and bus service was part of an progress report on Project Civil City.
The City of Vancouverâ€™s Project Civil City builds on the Four Pillars policy and outlines an ambitious framework for action to address the issues of public disorder in the City of Vancouver. More announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
â€œWe have a tremendous opportunity to use the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as a catalyst to solve the public disorder problems that affect our cityâ€ said Councillor Kim Capri.
Mayor Sullivan sent letters to taxi license holders and Translink yesterday.