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The April Buzzer is now out!

The April Buzzer is now out!

The April 2010 Buzzer is now on all buses, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express!

Did you notice that the logo has changed, and there’s a new swoosh? It’s an updated look to match the rest of our printed materials and our website. The Buzzer blog will eventually transition to the new logo too.

(The swoosh on the newsletter will go all the way down to the edge in future issues — we’re still getting used to it!)

The issue’s main feature is on the first Great Rides bike ride of 2010, which is a Bike the Blossoms event on Saturday, April 17, 2010. It’s a great excuse to get on your bike and explore the cherry blossoms in Vancouver!

There’s also a lovely story about a grade four class whose field trip was rescued by our transit service, an interview with a CMBC maintenance planner who happens to be a childrens’ book author, and travel info for the Sun Run and BMO Vancouver Marathon. Plus there’s info about the new Coast Meridian Overpass, which opened in Port Coquitlam just after the Olympics!

And there is info on the new fares starting April 1: and please note that we got the concession FareCard price wrong! The price is actually $46.50!

As always, we are happy to have a cover from a local illustrator: this time it’s Tobias Ottahal. Super job Tobias, and sorry the colour wasn’t pink for the blossoms!

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. (Here’s the direct link to the April issue PDF.)

Remember to enter the FareCard contest too! You can win a free FareCard in every issue of the Buzzer: read the issue, then email in your info and the answer to the trivia question by Thursday, April 22 at 9 a.m. — we’ll pick a winner from all the correct answers.

Enjoy the latest Buzzer as always! Comments are welcome below.