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The January Buzzer is out today!

The January Buzzer is out today!

Get the latest Buzzer on all our buses, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express today!

This issue has a feature article on the annunciators, the voice-announcement system now playing on all our buses. (A heads up: I’m planning an extended edition of that article for the Buzzer blog, since there was much more detail to the system than could be written in the print edition!)

There’s also a feature on the Main Street public art program, for those haven’t heard about it yet. As well, the Back Issues history item is from 1976, discussing the unique naming & numbering conventions for buses in the City of Vancouver at the time. Plus there’s news and notes from the Coast Mountain Bus Company, a list of open houses for Canada Line bus changes, and much appreciated commendations for our service during the snowstorm!

And last but certainly not least, the Buzzer is going back to its roots and is featuring a Canadian illustrator on the cover. Our lovely cover image is by local designer/illustrator Vincent de Vera. I think it looks great!

As always, if you can’t get the Buzzer on the system, you can always read it in PDF form on our website. Visit our Buzzer PDF archives, which stretch back to the heady days of June 2006. (Here’s the direct link to the January issue PDF.)

Don’t forget to enter the FareCard contest too: you can win a free FareCard in every issue of the Buzzer. Read the issue, then answer the question right by Monday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. to win!

Enjoy the latest Buzzer: comments are welcome below!