Archive for the category "transit"

Celebration of Light Fireworks: Best Viewing, Road Closures, Transit

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Celebration of Light fireworks kick off tonight presented by Team USA. While hundreds of thousands will make their way through the West End and down to the shores of English Bay here are some tips for a fun and safe evening that can be enjoyed by all. Celebration of Light Fireworks: Best Viewing, Road […]

I Love Transit Week 2010

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Translink is celebrating its second annual I Love Transit Week with a meetup event tomorrow night for all transit enthusiasts. It’s our yearly chance to celebrate transit—because while there are many things we don’t like about transit, there are still many things that we do like! So come out for some food, fun and games […]

Archives Photo of the Day: July 7, 2010

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s Archives Photo of the Day features two streetcars (the number 6 and number 3) destined for Davie Street passing by what appears to be the Hudson’s Bay Company downtown. Description: Streetcars downtown, 1944 Photographer: Don Coltman, Steffens Colmer Archives item#: CVA 586-1873

The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-Appropriation Project

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project or V-TARP is an art-in-transit installation that “intends to reclaim the highly sought after mindspace used by corporations to communicate with the public, by collecting artworks from across the globe and installing them in the transit adspace.” Photo credit: Jerm IX on Flickr You’ll notice overhead pieces on buses […]

Transit Fares on the Rise

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When you head down to 7-Eleven Thursday morning to purchase your monthly transit fare card don’t be fooled — Translink’s fare hikes kick into effect April 1st bumping up pre-paid fares by at least 10%. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr I put a reminder out on Twitter and @reneestephen replied saying it now costs […]

Metro Vancouver History: SkyBridge

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On this day in Metro Vancouver history the SkyBridge, connecting New Westminster and Surrey (Columbia and Scott Road SkyTrain stations), opened to the public. The $28 million transit-only structure was built by Kerkhoff Bridge and Industrial Division Ltd., of Chilliwack, and Hyundai Engineering and Construction Division Co. Ltd. of Korea. Construction had started October 28, […]