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It’s I Love Transit Week again in Metro Vancouver! Every year TransLink devotes a week to why we love/like transit. Do you like not having to drive and enjoy the free time you have on transit to read or use your phone? Perhaps you love transit because it’s good for the environment? Or maybe you […]
For the seventh year in a row, Translink is dedicating their digital channels, the print Buzzer, time and thoughts to the love of transit! I Love Transit Week will run between August 31st and September 4th, and in the past it has featured haikus, reflective essays, pictures, stories about finding love on transit, a wedding […]
The first tourist bus service began running in Stanley Park in 1908 but it wasn’t until the 1920s that a public bus service “challenged the supremacy of the electric streetcar”1 in Vancouver. 1940s: Grandview Hwy & the Bus Stop Coffee Shop. Archives# CVA 1184-3267. Photographer: Jack Lindsay. On March 19th, 1923 under BC Electric Railway’s […]
The launch of our region-wide transit fare card is almost here! But first, some testing needs to take place and that’s where you could help make sure things are running smoothly. The Compass Card will eventually match up with fare-gates that have been installed at SkyTrain and Canada Line stations and tap pads on buses. […]
I remember a time when I could ride the SkyTrain for 75 cents. Mind you, the SkyTrain ended at Scott Road and there was only one line, not three. Fare hikes are an inevitable part of life in a major metropolitan area with the last one around here taking place April 1st, 2010. The Translink […]