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I Love Transit Week 2010: interviews from last week’s meetup (and a few links!)

Michelle Babiuk, intrepid interviewer, speaking to an attendee at I Love Transit Night.


OK — one more thing from I Love Transit Week!

During I Love Transit Night, I asked my colleague Michelle to roam around with a voice recorder and chat with people about transit for the blog. I narrowed the audio down to about 15 minutes of stories and perspectives, so press play on the player above and have a listen to some of the fine folks we met last Thursday! Thanks Michelle for doing an excellent job, and thanks to everyone interviewed for sharing your stories!

I’d also like to point out a couple of links to wrap up the I Love Transit Week coverage:

  • Eric made a wrapup post for I Love Transit Week. Let’s take I Love Transit international!
  • Did you know St. Albert, AB did I Love Transit Week in May 2010? It’s true!

If I haven’t said it already, I really want to send a sincere, heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in I Love Transit Week — whether you submitted essays, came to the meetup, or simply read along and enjoyed the ride. This whole week was phenomenal thanks to you. Next year, we’ll make I Love Transit even better!

(By the way: there’ll be just one more post next week about I Love Transit, and then I’ll hold my peace until next year. More photos are arriving from our photographer next week!)


  • By Elfren Ordanza, July 26, 2010 @ 5:40 am


    It looks like that people in the event are saying nice things about our transportation service, especially the SkyTrain system. That’s what I heard from your podcast above. They said that it’s more convenient and more quicker too. We as Vancouverites should be proud of Translink for giving us a safe ride to our closest destinaion as close as possible. Operators of TransLink, give youselves a pat on you back for all the great hard work you have done for us. Congratulations TransLink. :)

  • By peter b, July 26, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    Tx for including that great transit adventure tip in the podcast — sorry if this is a spoiler — but I’m definitely putting a return trip on the N19 on my need to do soon list — as a transit junkie, I don’t know how I could have missed it. Looks like it can be combined with the last/first rides on the expo line for a truly epic trip. Is there anywhere good to eat near Surrey Central at 4:30 in the morning? I hope so.

  • By C.Cassidy, July 27, 2010 @ 12:22 am

    Peter: My recommendation is to do an N19 from Surrey Central at either 1248am, 118am or 148am and go all the way downtown. Then take the last N9 from Downtown to Coquitlam which leaves at 309am. This follows the Millennium Line route and travels where no other buses generally do. When you arrive at Coquitlam you get to relax for a couple of minutes before the first 97 B-Line to Lougheed or the first 160 Vancouver shows up. Either way, it’s a fun trip!

    Just a side note, the story about the hydrogen bus in Victoria has photos too. Here’s the photos I took (I was the one passed out on the Empress lawn)

  • By Dawn Fedorvich, St. Albert Transit, July 27, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks for the plug Jhennifer about our I Love Transit week in St. Albert. It went great and was a lot of fun. We’ll definitely do it again.


  • By Jhenifer Pabillano - Buzzer Editor, July 27, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    Dawn: that’s awesome! Glad it went well. By the way, if you have any photos and such to share from I Love Transit Week, I would love to see them :)

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