Just a couple of tidbits and links rounded up about transportation in the past week!
- Emily Carr University students passed a referendum to implement the U-Pass at their school, under the new U-Pass BC program introduced this year.
- A couple of articles arose around West Coast Express’s 15th anniversary: this Province article talks about the costs for the system, and the Maple Ridge News talks about possible expansion of service.
- Edmonton is considering installing annunciators in its buses—also, yes, that is a TransLink trolley bus in the photo! We loaned that bus to Edmonton as a trial in 2008.
- A strike has shut down transit in St John’s, Newfoundland.
- A Montreal subway car was captured travelling with its doors open.
- Jason Vanderhill passed along a song called Bus Stop by local artist Asha Diaz! (Click the song in the playlist.)
- Look: the world’s first transit appliance! Thanks to Eric for the link :)
- Nathaniel sent along a lovely transit story: “My bus driver reads Whoopi Goldberg.”
- Richmond has added a new bike trail that connects to the Canada Line bike and pedestrian bridge.
- The Canada Line wins a national engineering award!
- Audacity has launched Priority Seating, a new blog about riding transit, with a focus on passengers with disabilities.
- Ric asked to share these WCE photos with everyone.
- Go Transit is implementing a new passenger charter: here’s a review of its main points from the National Post.
- Human Transit has some great posts as always: Guangzhou abandons its free fare trial, and a post about bus stop spacing.
- And last but not least: Valley Metro in Phoenix has a project where they ask local bands to perform songs about how to use transit. Here’s how to ride the bus, and how to ride light rail! Thanks to BC Transit for the link :)
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