Each month during 2013, we’re exploring a special topic in the Buzzer newsletter and blog. And for April/May, we’re encouraging you to Ask TransLink!
Ask four TransLink staff members about their work!
From April 15 to May 10, we’ll spotlight one TransLink staff member every week and invite you to ask them questions about their work. Here’s our schedule of fantastic colleagues:
- Week 1 (April 15-19): Peggy Gibbs, roads engineer
- Week 2 (April 22-26): Brian Revel, bus operator
- Week 3 (April 29-May 3): Jason D and Candace K from TransLink’s Twitter team
- Week 4 (May 6-10): Mary Riemer, transit planner
We think this is going to be a lot of fun and really informative for everyone!
How do you ask questions?
Here’s how the series will run:
- At the start of the week, we’ll put up a post introducing each staff member.
- You can feel free to ask questions in the comments of that post throughout the week, and we’ll get answers for you twice daily.
- On Thursdays, we’ll do something special if we can: a real-time chat on Facebook or another venue!
- And question time will wrap up on Fridays by noon.
And here’s some sample questions to get your wheels turning!
- How do you become a transit planner?
- Why is TransLink in charge of some roads and bridges and not others?
- What is the last project you worked on? What did you get to do?
- What’s your favourite bus route to drive? To plan?
Things to keep in mind
Let’s go over a few key items to ensure we’re all on the same page—especially if you’ve never commented on the Buzzer blog before!
- Remember to follow our participation guidelines when asking questions or making comments!
- You can ask anything related to the scope of the staff member’s work, as long as it follows our participation guidelines. We’ll do our best to answer as much as we can!
- Owing to limited time availability, we might not be able to get to every question—our staff do have their regular jobs to get back to! We hope you can understand.
- And last: let’s have fun! We’ve had so many great conversations on the blog over the years—so let’s keep that up and have a good time together :)
As always, we’d love your feedback to help inform our series! Write to us in the comments, or feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re also thinking of doing Ask TransLink again this year, so we’d also love to know who you would like to speak to in our organization. We’ll see what we can do :)