Archive for the category "transit"

I Love Transit Week 2011, Two Prize Giveaways

Comments 130 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I Love Transit Week is back July 11 to July 15, 2011 as The Buzzer Blog and Translink will celebrate what people love about transit in Metro Vancouver. Throughout the week The Buzzer Blog will feature essays, stories, and submitted photos that all feature SkyTrain, buses, SeaBus and West Coast Express from the riders’ perspective. […]

Compass Card from Translink

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last October public were invited to submit names for Translink’s new electronic farecard. Nominations were made, votes were placed and we now have the Compass Card. Beating out starfish and Tpass, the winning name was submitted by Oleksiy Gayda from Burnaby. Bus operator Anthony Crann, TransLink VP Mike Madill, name contest winner Oleksiy Gaydaand SkyTrain’s […]

25 Years of SkyTrain Service

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I came across a post on The Buzzer Blog (via Vancouver is Awesome) that featured photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s ride on the SkyTrain during Expo 86. It was December 11th, 1985 that SkyTrain took its first run through the tunnels at Waterfront Station and throughout 2011, Translink will be celebrating SkyTrain’s […]

Name the Translink Electronic Fare Card

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

London has the Oyster and Hong Kong has the Octopus… what will Vancouver have? In 2007 I wrote a post about a lack of fare options (or rechargeable electronic fares) for visitors and residents alike, such as the Charlie Card that I saw in Boston. It looks like Translink has finally caught up with the […]

Ride-Share Week 2010

Comments 106 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though we have one of the largest bus networks in North America combined with rapid transit, there are still many who rely on our roads to get to and from work. TransLink and Jack Bell Ride-Share present the annual Ride-Share Week to raise awareness for commuting options in particular, carpooling programs. Across BC, commuters […]

Buses Return to Granville Street This September

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As of September 7th, trolley buses will be returning to their Granville Street routes that have been inactive for almost half a decade. Photo credit: Roland on Flickr The affected bus routes are: 4, 6, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, and 50 [download a PDF map here]. Note, the 5 will continue to be […]