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A call for submissions: I Love Transit Week, July 12-16

I’ve set a date for the next I Love Transit Week: July 12-16, 2010!

Yes, summer, when nothing else is happening (or so I think)! And let me just refresh everyone on the aim of the week:

While there are many things we don’t like about transit, there are still many things that we do like. And there just hasn’t been an official opportunity to celebrate what we like – until now!

So now that we have a date, I’d like to to put out a call for submissions. During I Love Transit Week, the Buzzer blog will showcase essay, photos, podcasts, discussion posts, and more from everyone, talking about just why you love transit. And I’ll transfer as much of it as possible into the August Buzzer!

Your deadline for content is Thursday, July 8: feel free to be as creative with form and content as you like—poetry, songs, and the like are all fair game—and feel free to e-mail me if you only have a vague idea of something, and we can work together to make something great. Please do have a look at last year’s posts for some inspiration!

Also, if you’re wondering, we will indeed do I Love Transit Night again this year, which is a live meetup of all who want to have some fun celebrating transit. Last year’s meetup was a great deal of fun!

I’ve scheduled it for the evening of Thursday, July 15 — we are still mucking out the specifics, but part of the plan already involves chartering a bus, and of course we’ll play some transit games. I’ll have more details as the date approaches!

RSVP if you know you’ll come, so we can get a sense of the numbers—as well, please do suggest ideas for games, activities, giveaways, and whatever else might make a fun evening based on transit. Just remember to suggest things that will be fun for all levels of transit interest :)


14 Comments

  • By ;-), June 7, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Hopefully “punch buggy” isn’t one of the bus trip games.

  • By Eugene T.S. Wong, June 8, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    Maybe you could pick people up at different spots for the bus ride, so that it would be like a regular bus ride? Also, please consider picking people up at a SkyTrain Station.

  • By Ric, June 8, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Maybe you could perhaps use one of the trams buses as the charter bus for the bus ride? How about the MCI classic or perhaps a Brill trolley?

  • By Daniel, June 8, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Argh! I can’t make it on a Thursday!

  • By Daniel, June 8, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

    Hey jhen mind sending me any left over cutouts, buttons, etc?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 10, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    Daniel: We’ll see what’s left over!

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 10, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Eugene: That’s what I’d like to do, so we can collect people from across the region.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 10, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    Ric: I don’t think we will charter a TRAMS bus for this event, as it would be nice to involve our current fleet.

  • By Ric, June 10, 2010 @ 11:00 am

    Jhen, if you don’t thein that you we will charter a bus from TRAMS for the event, as you think it would be nice to use the current fleet you think that perhaps you could charter a highway coach, or perhaps a nova hybrid or perhaps a 2006 New Flyer D40LFR?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 10, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    Ric: you’ll have to leave the vehicle selection to me, I’m afraid, as it will mainly depend on what’s available.

  • By Ric, June 10, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    Ok well, I’ll leave the vehicle selection all up to you then. One things for sure, I am definitely going to attend this event. I’ll see what bus shows up on the day of the event.

    Although, do you have any idea as to where the bus will be going yet? You think that perhaps we could go to the transit centers for a tour of them?

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, June 10, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    Ric: Nope, no tours, as it’s not an evening about transit tours.

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