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Fun poll results: 50% have turned a lost item in, 50% have not

Wow, I don’t think a poll has ever turned out this way before!
Last week I asked if you’d ever found a lost item on transit and turned it in. And after 102 votes, the poll was split right down the middle: 50% have turned a lost item in, and 50% ha…

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Rider alerts for UBC buses, the 135, and New West Station, Jan 29 and 31, 2011

A couple of key transit updates have crossed my desk. Spread these around if you know people who might be affected!

Saturday, Jan 29, 2011: one

Last day to vote on the smartcard name, Friday January 28, 2011

A ticket vending machine on the Canada Line. In 2013, we'll be using electronic fare card instead!

Reminder: today, Friday, January 28, 2011, is your last day

CUTA BC Youth Summit application deadline extended: Mon Feb 21, 2011

Update: we’ve extended the deadline for applications for the CUTA BC youth summit! The new deadline is now Monday, February 21, 2011, not Monday, January 31 as previously

Developers: iBusVan is now open source and the code is available now!

A screenshot from iBusVan, the now-discontinued Vancouver transit iPhone app.

Good news: developers can now download the source code for iBusVan, the excellent-but-now-retired iPhone app for Vancouver

More historic SkyTrain photos from Alan M

A couple of interesting SkyTrain ads! Photo by Alan M.

SkyTrain’s 25th anniversary celebration continues online!

After providing such a wonderful flashback to SkyTrain in 1986, Alan M

Quick note: Buzzer blog outage for upgrades, Wed Jan 26, 2011, 9-10am

Just a quick note to let you know the Buzzer blog will be down for an hour tomorrow morning: that’s Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 9-10 a.m. Scheduled

Smart card contest voting ends on Fri Jan 28, 2011

Smart card technology will replace our existing ticketing system in 2013.

Just a reminder that voting in the smart card contest ends on Friday, January 28, 2011.

If

Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

Donated: a 1929 Buzzer and some classic tickets!

Just want to point out something I got a while back: a 1929 Buzzer! It actually describes the discovery of an old document showing the state of Vancouver

Jan Gehl lectures in Vancouver, Jan 24 and 26, 2011

Ooo—sorry for the short notice, but I just got a note that Jan Gehl, the world famous urban designer who helped reorient Copenhagen toward walking and cycling, is

Friday fun poll: have you ever found a lost item on transit and turned it in?

During the Olympics, the Lost Property office at Stadium had a copy of Back to Back, the Bobcat Goldthwait/Michael Rooker star vehicle, on VHS!

This poll is

SkyTrain historic photos: Princess Diana visits SkyTrain and more

Princess Diana and Prince Charles at Patterson Station. Photo dated May 6, 1986. Click for a much larger version!

Prince Charles and Princess Diana with

Come to a Mia Birk cycling talk from the SFU City Program, Wed Jan 26, 2011

In case you’re interested, the SFU City Program is hosting a talk by Mia Birk, who helped develop the City

Links and tidbits for Thu Jan 20, 2011

Bob sent along a snapshot of his collection of farecards dating back to 1990! Thanks Bob!

A roundup of interesting tidbits and links about transportation from the

SkyTrain history tidbits: memorabilia!

The certificate given out for riding the prebuild, Main Street SkyTrain demonstration line! Scan kindly provided by Rob Chew.

SkyTrain tickets from 1983, 1986, and 1996!

Allison Koberstein: Buzzer illustrator interview!

Allison Koberstein with her lovely cover illustration for the January 2011 Buzzer!

Ack: I kind of fell off the wagon with interviewing our Buzzer illustrators last year, but

Guest post: Average Joe Cyclist on becoming a bicycle commuter – if I can do it, so can you!

With my own winter-ready bike parked nearby, I realized that I have become one of those fearless bicycle commuters – and also reflected on what a long

Friday fun poll results: 83% have carried something cumbersome on transit

When your transit vehicle is empty, it makes it easier to get heavy luggage on board :)

Last week, I asked if you had ever carried something

Smart card naming contest vote now open, January 14-28, 2011

Validating your ticket will just require a tap of the smartcard come 2013.

OK: voting is now live for the smart card contest finalists!

Visit translink.ca/contest

The January 2011 Buzzer is now out!

The January 2011 Buzzer is now on board all buses, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express!

This issue talks about the 25th anniversary of SkyTrain, which we’ve been celebrating

Smart card finalist names released: you decide the winner starting Friday, Jan 14, 2011!

Smartcards will eventually replace all forms of tickets and passes on our system.

As you may have heard already, we have released the three finalist names for

Video: On Track, a SkyTrain project video from 1983!

At the end of December 2010, I posted the fantastic Going To Town 1985 SkyTrain documentary—well, since then, more classic

Links and tidbits, Tue Jan 11, 2011

Daryl Claudio took a picture of all his saved transit passes and tickets, collected since 2006! Sent in via Twitter.

A roundup of interesting tidbits

Heads up: possible snowfall Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 11-12, 2011

A photo of a snowy #130 from March 9, 2009.

The meteorologists are predicting snow flurries today, Tuesday, and Wednesday (January 10-12, 2011), so I thought it

Friday fun poll: ever carry something really cumbersome on transit?

A suitcase can be stowed under a seat on the Canada Line.

It’s the first fun poll of 2011! And we’re going back to our roots with a

9 and N9 stops at Commercial-Broadway will go back to normal, Mon Jan 10, 2011

Good news: the westbound bus stop for the 9 and N9 buses at Commercial-Broadway Station is scheduled to return to its normal spot on Monday, January 10, 2011!

iBusVan iPhone app now discontinued (unless you can take over the project!)

Arrr! iBusVan, a really good Vancouver transit iPhone app, is sadly no longer available.

Zhenwang Yao, the developer, has let me know that owing to limited time

Updated Central Valley Greenway maps are now available

A quick note to let you know that an updated Central Valley Greenway map is now available!

Since the Greenway made its official debut in June 2009, the 24-km

Updated Central Valley Greenway maps are now available

A quick note to let you know that an updated Central Valley Greenway map is now available!

Since the Greenway made its official debut in June 2009, the 24-km

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