Coquitlam is served by various transit routes including the 97 B-line and West Coast Express commuter rail. In partnership with TransLink, the City promotes convenient, comfortable and efficient public transit service for people of all ages and abilities.
TransLink is responsible for transit services in the region and is guided by the Northeast Sector Area Transit Plan for the Coquitlam area. All conventional bus services in Coquitlam are provided by Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) – one of TransLink’s subsidiary companies.
City of Coquitlam and TransLink share the responsibility for the passenger facilities and pathways to access transit. CMBC is responsible for the transit exchanges and park & ride lots, and all facilities within them. They are also responsible for the location of bus stops, in consultation with Coquitlam, and the bus stop poles and signs. All other bus stop amenities and accessibility, including benches, shelters and sidewalks, are the responsibility of the City.
TransLink's HandyDART provides a door-to-door customer transit service to carry passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use public transit without assistance. Program registration and a small fee are required to ensure that each eligible passenger's travel needs are considered.
Public transit is an effective alternative for commuting in reducing public reliance on vehicle use and consequently, greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Coquitlam supports public transit as a key element in building a liveable and economically vibrant community.
Upcoming initiatives include construction of the Evergreen Line. This rapid transit line will connect Coquitlam’s City Centre to the Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines.