Archive for the category "transit"

Handi Mobility Launches Next Bus for Translink

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Local mobile technology company, Handi Mobility, just launched Translink‘s new “Next Bus” service for the iPhone. “Every second person coming to TransLink’s mobile site uses the iPhone, so we had to create an amazing experience for these early adopters. Our goal is to make commuting even better – by providing complete schedule information, alerts, GMail-style […]

WTS – What the Surrey #32: Bus Service

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve written about the aggravation I have felt trying to catch a bus in Surrey, one that only comes every 45 minutes. I used to have to deal with that every day (during the work week) but somehow it seems even more annoying now that I know the difference in service between regions. When I […]

Get Me to the Airport on Time

Comments 19 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Despite going through a painless “random agriculture check” we’re soaking up some of the free public wifi here at YVR. It’s is a pretty great airport (actually it’s one of the best in the world) but getting here in the months before there Canada Line opens up is a bit of a challenge if you […]

Vancouver History: The Buzzer Turns 92

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

You always see it there out of the corner of your eye sitting in its little plastic box mounted by the windows and blowing in the breeze after that one passenger opened the window even though no one else wanted him to. It’s The Buzzer, Metro Vancouver transit’s free publication available on all transit vehicles […]

Summer Road Closures in Vancouver, June 2008

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’re a driver in downtown Vancouver the beginning of June might cause you a few headaches. Aside from the “usual” Canada Line or water main construction, June is “Bike Month” in the city and several events will be taking place that involve some major road closures. Triathlon Vancouver: The Triathlon events will cause a […]

Vancouver History: City Reflections, the Streetcar Ride of 1907

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It has been over a year since John and I received a preview copy of the 1907 trolley car footage of Vancouver on DVD. The film is the earliest footage of Vancouver and was shot with a hand-crank camera mounted on the front of a B.C. Electric Railway streetcar by William Harbeck of Seattle. Included […]