A great viral video with a great message from Metro Melbourne about dumb ways to die, many of which involve transit!
Our friends at the TransLinked blog posted this fabulous Get on the Bus jinglefrom the 1970s. I have to say that I love this song. Thereare so many interesting facts in it, and it gives a really great glimpse into what Vancouver and transit used to look like.
Here’s Part 1 of the Get on the Bus jingle
Here’s a brilliant exercise in editing. A fun TransLink and very Coca-Cola-centric video (no, we didn’t commission this). Thanks Vancitybuzz for the link!
- One of our transit pet peeves is to not play music too loud on transit. This may not be a transit pet peeve in Norway, especially for the music group known as Pelbo. Check out their video on a bus!
- The Ubyssey talks transit issues at UBC with a special “Transportation Supplement“. You’ll find links to various stories coming off this main link.
- Here’s a fun link about biking-related songs that was discovered during some research about Bike to Work Week. My favourite is “Bike” by Pink Floyd!
- This certainly isn’t fun, but it needs to be noted. A STM (Société de transport de Montréal ) agent in Montreal punches a passenger! Here’s another story about the incident.
- The MOV (Museum of Vancouver) is selling merchandise and some of it has old trolley scrolls woven into rugs, pillows and other fun stuff.
- Toronto has some new snazzy streetcars. Check ’em out!
- Edmonton is also raising some transit fares.
- The South Fraser blog chimes in about TransLink service optimization.
- In Waterloo, being left behind is the biggest complaint of them all.
- Alex Samuel talks about how smartphones have eradicated the “third place” of the bus.
- Some interesting and graphically sound non-official stickers on London’s Central Line.
- Jason Vanderhill of Illustrated Vancouver let us know about these great images by university students in North Vancouver. Here’s a neat one of buses, Granville Street with the #6 riding down it, Gas Town with the #50… oh just check the Reflections blog out for more!
Derek Cheung sent us these images of his visit to New Flyer factory where the first of 25 hybrid Coast Mountain Bus articulated buses were ready for inspection.