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Some transit history and a thank you card

A 1990 brochure featuring the transit system!

Every once in a while, myself and my colleagues receive some interesting content from readers in our email and snail-mail inboxes. Friend of the blog Jason Vanderhill sent me a few images of transit past. The first is of a 1990 brochure, the year of BC’s public transit centennial. The next is an image of a weekly transit pass from 1947.

Public Information Officer for TransLink, Drew Snider, received this photo and a card from the participants in last year’s Shinerama. Shinerama is a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. Volunteers, like the ones in this photo, shined one of our community shuttles at UBC as part of the activities.

I always love getting transit-related photos/images. If you have some and would like to share them, please send them to me at

Shinerama 2011

A weekly transit pass from 1947.


  • By Jas, January 17, 2012 @ 12:28 am

    Thanks for the post! I just can’t quite guess what the PDF URL is supposed to be…

    The centennial brochure is currently 404…

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, January 17, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Well that doesn’t help very much. I’ve fixed the link to the Transit Centennial Centre brochure.

  • By Jas, January 17, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Interesting; that’s a different brochure than the one I sent! ; )

  • By Robert Willis - Buzzer Editor, January 17, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    It’s true.

  • By Donald, January 17, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Whoa 6 MPH, slow down! lol.

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