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Happy birthday: the Buzzer blog turns one

The Buzzer blog turns one year old today – can you believe it?

After just one year, this blog has over 400 posts, over 3,500 comments, and a community of sharp readers who are a genuine pleasure to connect with.

So on this occasion, an enormous thanks to all of you for reading, commenting and otherwise coming here to share. (Remember, there’s a birthday meetup on Thursday, so we can celebrate together!)

For my part, I really must say I’m proud of the blog we’ve built together. Every day, I’m glad to help you find out what’s new and where you can learn more about us and our region’s transportation issues.

Plus it’s always great to listen to what you guys have to say about everything, and it’s super nice when the blog gets a compliment or two :)

OK now, cue up a nostalgic song, and let’s take a tearful look back at some notable posts from this past year.

Thank you again for everything, and I hope to see you on Thursday!


  • By Rob P, October 6, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    This blog has fast become part of my daily reading in case something important or neat transit related has occured, I really feel like I’m informed when things are happening at translink, keep up the good work =)

  • By Jamey, October 6, 2009 @ 9:45 am

    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday to you
    happy birthday, dear buzzer blog!
    haaaaappy biiiiiiirrthdaaaaaaayy to yooooouuu!! :)

    (now who do I make the royalty cheque to?)

  • By David, October 6, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Congrats Jhenifer.

    Your blog has become one of the sites I visit daily. The open forum you’ve fostered has put a friendly face on the big corporation and on more than one occasion has actually influenced the people in charge. From that perspective I think the Buzzer blog has done more than all the TransLink Listens polls put together.

  • By Andrew S, October 6, 2009 @ 11:04 am

    yea! happy birthday! :)

  • By Henry, October 6, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    Happy birthday. I also find myself coming to the Buzzer Blog daily for updates. Just can’t get some of this info or pics elsewhere.

    Jhenifer, you’ve done a good job of connecting with your audience and providing inside info on the workings at TransLink. Thanks for the work.

  • By CJ Stebbing, October 6, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

    Happy birthday to you!
    The skytrain missed u!
    Your stuck taking the buuuuuuuuuus
    All the way to the seabus!

    Lol…..I call claim to that song….from my mind to the buzzer blog via Blkberry…lol:p

  • By Tsushima Masaki, October 6, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

    Happy birthday to the Buzzer Blog. This blog really made me realize that I am actually interested in public transit.

  • By Shane, October 7, 2009 @ 11:23 am

    Congratulations Jhenifer. You have done an excellent job with this blog. It helps me feel a sense of ownership over our transit system because you share a lot of information with us.

    Although I am not an engineering or mechanical guy, but I think some of the best sharing was the series you did on what it takes to maintain and operate a bus fleet. It is a huge team of professionals that work behind the scenes – I was impressed.

    I also loved getting sneak peeks at the new trains and SeaBuses.

    Thanks – and I hope to keep reading the BuzzerBlog for a long time in the future. If you get promoted in your department – make sure you get the new blogger trained up well!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, October 7, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Aww… thanks, you guys!

  • By Stefan, October 8, 2009 @ 11:22 am

    Happy birthday, Buzzer. I was disappointed when you went to monthly print runs, but you’ve realized your full potential now by going online. Congratulations to your editor for a top-notch job and making you all you can be!

  • By ;-), October 8, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

    Hope no one showed up in their “Birthday suits”. ;-)

  • By Jot, November 13, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    Really fantastic blog, warms my heart public transit has a blog like this.

    Do you when Translink is going to publish its live data so ordinary folk can use it for websites or mobile apps? Is there anything we can do to help that along?


  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, January 4, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    Jot: Our GTFS data is available now!

  • By ;-), January 5, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    Wow, it’s hard to believe that tiny little 29mb zip file has the entire system schedule on there.

  • By ;-), October 6, 2010 @ 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, October 6, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

    ;-) You’re always ten steps ahead of me. But I’ve made a 2-year birthday post now!

  • By ;-), October 6, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    Happy 5th Birthday!

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