Archive for the category "transit"

Translink Schedules by Text

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

People have been trying to revolutionize the way get our Translink bus schedules for a while now because, let’s face it, they weren’t exactly cooking anything up themselves until recently. Yesterday they announced the new “Next Bus” service, where you can get instant schedule information for your bus stop, straight to your mobile phone by […]

Miss604 Poll: Skytrain Fare Enforcement

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since the last two Miss604 Polls [1][2] were transit related, why not continue the theme. In the news this morning is the subject of turnstiles at Skytrain stations. I don’t know about you but two things I always thought were pretty cool were a) the honor system on Skytrain and b) there’s no one driving […]

Sunday Morning Link Fest

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I hope everyone around here remember to set their clocks back so they’re not unnecessarily early to any events this morning. Here’s a quick news roundup. CKNW has been spreading rumors about the Surrey murder and taking shots at the justice system. Naturally, the RCMP isn’t pleased. CKNW…. they’re so badass… News1130 teases us with […]

Miss604 Poll: Would Skytrain Radio Fly?

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I enjoy comparing our region’s transit options to other cities’ when it comes to fares and donuts in their stations. More than half the time I’m using the other systems as examples of what we should be doing but I think the latest developments in Boston have stopped me in my tracks. The MBTA has […]

Miss604 Poll: Coffee and a Skytrain

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The smell of roasted nuts and hot chocolate mixed with exhaust is what I would experience every morning at Harvard Square T station. Sweetness combined with mechanics mmmm good morning!. A friend of ours who just recently moved to Canada from England pointed something out on her blog: One thing we have noticed, bus stations […]