The forecast for the rest of August is looking a lot brighter than our soggy summer so far and with that, more people are taking to the beach to enjoy picnics, sunbathing, swimming, and strolls. One thing I noticed this weekend was a lot of traffic congestion downtown and in West Vancouver near the beaches. […]
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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. […]
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 SkyTrainâ€™s […]
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 […]
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 […]