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#MyTransLink – April 24

DOO DOO DOO, this is an Expo Line train to…. #MyTransLink! This week, our fun photo series was looking for your shots of Metro Vancouver’s first SkyTrain line, the Expo Line. Each week, we showcase your best shots of transit life in and around our region. Take a look at the week that was and scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

Lace up your runners for the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run

2018 Vancouver Sun Run

On Sunday, April 22, an estimated 40,000+ will lace up their runners and join Canada’s biggest start line for the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run. To help start your Sun Run on the right foot, we’re adding service to help get you to the event.

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#MyTransLink – April 17

Arguably one of the cooler and more non-traditional modes of public transportation, this week we were checking out your SeaBus perspective! Welcome back to #MyTransLink, our weekly photo series showcasing your best stills in and around transit in our region. Take a look at the week that was and scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

#seabus #seabusterminal #lonsdalequayseabusterminal #emptyseabus #focus

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The April 2018 issue of The Buzzer is now on the system

Welcome spring—and welcome to 2018’s first print edition of The BuzzerApril print edition of The Buzzer

This issue is dedicated in part to our annual Spring Service Changes, which include popular seasonal changes and a big change to community shuttle routes!

Stay tuned for upcoming Bus Route Buzz posts for a more in-depth look at everything Spring Service Changes.

Remember! Service Changes begin Monday, April 23, 2018.

In this issue, we also go full steam ahead with a funding plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision, take a look at the all new Metrotown Station, and remind you to tap your card, not your wallet!

As always, catch our favourites – Contest Corner, Back Issues and Coming Events!

Pick up your copy today on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express, or download the PDF from our website.

Happy reading!

Author: Sarah Kertcher

TransLink leads the charge launching new electric-battery bus trial

At TransLink, sustainability is very important to us and we are always exploring innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions while providing efficient travel for our customers. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Natural Resources Canada, Metro Vancouver and BC Hydro to bring four fast-charging electric-battery buses to the region starting in 2019.

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Make sail – construction progresses on TransLink’s newest SeaBus

As part of the Mayors’ Council’s Ten-Year Vision, TransLink’s delivering a new SeaBus, scheduled for delivery early next year! This means more frequent service will be coming between Waterfront Station and Lonsdale Quay with sailings every 10 minutes during rush hour.

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#MyTransLink – April 10

We asked and once again you provided! This week we were looking for your Canada Line photos and your point of view did not disappoint! If you’re new here, #MyTransLink is our weekly photo series showcasing your best pictures in and around transit in our region. Take a look at the week that was and make sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

Sunny Sea Island Sundays ☀️ #weekending #skytrain #canadaline #mytranslink #yvr

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#MyTransLink – April 3

The blooming of the Sakura (cherry blossom tree) is a welcome sign that Spring has sprung! In fact, Vancouver has a whole Cherry Blossom Festival taking place from April 3 – 29, 2018, which celebrates the reawakening in our community of all that makes us alive and human. This edition of #MyTransLink, our weekly photo series showcasing your best pictures of life in and around transit in our region, challenged you to capture the many cherry blossom trees around Metro Vancouver! Take a look at the week that was and make sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

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#MyTransLink – March 27

Here’s lookin’ at you Metro Vancouver—literally! We’re back with the latest edition of #MyTransLink, our weekly photo series showcasing your best pictures of life in and around transit in our region. This week, we challenged you to capture the Metro Vancouver commuter! We were looking for the hustle and bustle of people on transit, and you captured just that in the most beautiful of ways. Photos, pencil and ink sketches, and watercolour paintings filled the #MyTransLink feed. Take a look at the week that was and make sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

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A Conversation with Mia Pears, Manager, Transit Network Management

Photo of Mia Pears, Manager, Transit Network Management

Born and raised in coastal Vancouver, Mia Pears, Manager, Transit Network Management, had childhood aspirations of working with the ocean when she grew up… or becoming a hairdresser… or admittedly, hundreds of other prospective career paths. While deciding which path to take was a struggle for Mia, she’s learned over the years that very few actually have it figured out, and sometimes you just need to pick something, jump into it and it will most likely all work out.

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#MyTransLink – March 20

Hello again, and thank you for coming back for another edition of #MyTransLink. #MyTranslink is our weekly photo series showcasing your best pictures of life in and around transit in Metro Vancouver. Your theme this week was sun rise/sun set shots and this marks another week of amazing images captured in and around transit. Let’s take a look back at the week that was and make sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

#translink #skytrain #skytrainbridge#mytranslink

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Announcing one of the largest transportation investments in Metro Vancouver history!

Kevin Desmond speaks at podium during 10-Year Vision funding announcement

Today marks another big day for transit in Metro Vancouver as the Mayors’ Council and the Province of British Columbia have agreed on a funding plan for Phase Two of the 10-Year Vision. This announcement marks one of the largest infrastructure investments in Metro Vancouver’s history!

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Giving thanks for Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Sunday, March 18, 2018 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, or #TDAD for short, but we’re celebrating early on Friday, March 16, 2018 to give weekday commuters an extra chance to say “thanks” to their drivers.

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Not your parents’ garage – Microsoft Garage brings innovation to TransLink

Photo of participants of the Microsoft Garage Intern Program

TransLink is not just wheels, rails and propellers. Behind the scenes, we are teams of innovative creative thinkers constantly looking for cutting-edge ways to bring cool technology to our customers. To the hands of our customers in this case!

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#MyTransLink – March 13

Hey there! Thanks for joining us for another edition of #MyTransLink, our weekly photo series showcasing your best pictures of life in and around transit in Metro Vancouver. Your theme this week was reflections, and yet again, you wowed us with your breathtaking images in and around transit. Let’s take a look back at the week that was and make sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the theme for the upcoming week.

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