Is this the future of Seattle transit? A look at Vancouver, B.C. — a city that figured it out years ago

A SkyTrain heads from the Holdom station toward Brentwood Town Centre in Burnaby, B.C.  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
A SkyTrain heads west from the Holdom station toward Brentwood Town Centre in Burnaby, B.C. The line was built for Expo 86. Vancouver’s transit agency works with developers to get residential towers built near stations. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

With three fully-built light-rail lines and an interconnected bus network, Vancouver’s transportation system is like Seattle’s, just a couple of decades in the future. But the Canadian city differs in its rock-solid commitment to building housing right on top of transit.

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