TransLink has released new numbers, and they show more Metro Vancouverites than ever opting to take transit to get around.
The strong trend seen last year has carried through the first quarter of 2017, with significant growth compared to the same period of 2016.
The transportation authority says individual boardings are up 5.6 per cent, with the biggest boost on SkyTrain.
TransLink says the Expo and Millennium Lines have seen ridership climb by 13.8 per cent, while the Canada Line is up seven per cent.
Bus ridership is up 4.6 per cent, while SeaBus has climbed 3.6 per cent.
TransLink says there appear to be several reasons behind the jump, including the opening of the new Evergreen Line, the high price of gas, and a cold and wet winter.
However, numbers weren’t up across the board.
TransLink says the delay-plagued West Coast Express has seen ridership drop, with weekday boardings down nearly six per cent.