Exploring Transit Service Data: Translink's 2016 Transit Service Performance Review, in MAPS

Translink Data Explorer

This map displays data pertaining to Translink’s 2016 service review. The intent of the map is to show the geographic variation of various service metrics and to stimulate discussions with regards to transit planning.

Use the layers button to switch between different service metrics. A list of routes can be shown using the route buttons, and each route can be clicked on to obtain detailed information in the route summary box. Alternatively, a route segment can be clicked on and an individual route can be selected from the popup.

Data Source: 2016 Transit Service Performance Review

Route and arrival data used in this product or service is provided by permission of TransLink. TransLink assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or currency of the Data used in this product or service.

Icons sourced from the Noun Project. Credit:
Nicole Macdonald
Cody Lawson
Gregor Cresnar
ProSymbols
Creative Stall
Navigation layout inspired by Robert H. White

Legend

Layers


Description

The average cost to Translink for a passenger to make one trip.

Route List

Route Summary

HOW TO USE THE MAP

When viewing the interactive map, use the layers button to switch between different service metrics. A list of routes can be shown using the route buttons, and each route can be clicked on to obtain detailed information in the route summary box. Alternatively, a route segment can be clicked on and an individual route can be selected from the popup. The works great on desktop computers, but we are having a bit of issue on touch with mobile.. Bear with us!!

UNDERSTANDING THE MAP

Ride Cost: Blue are cheaper lines to run per passenger and yellow are the most expensive. It's cool to note where there are geographies of great high costs per passenger and where there are lower costs. It's neat to see what is going on in Surrey, for instance.

Service Cost: This is annual total cost, so it is unsurprising that areas with the most transit service show up as the highest values... it costs a lot of money to run frequent transit as the layer clearly portrays.

Peak Load Factor: Expressed as percentages,  these data show routes that are well or poorly utilized during rush hour.  Take a look at the commuter busses, they may have lower service hours but they are dialed for occupancy

Boarding Per Hour: This layer shows average boardings per revenue hour.  It is a good measure of transit use. Check out the bright yellow routes of the number 20 and the 99/9/14/16 corridor.

Bus Speed: My favorite layer! If you spend a lot of time on the bus and wonder if it is going slow, well now you know.  It's not all Vancouver for slowness check out the North Vancouver slow down as well. good times!