It’s always greatly appreciated when your colleagues lend a helping hand. At TransLink, we have some great colleagues who you’re going to hear more of on the blog in the near future. Communicating with our riders is a constant job and one that we want to do well. Part of our commitment to always trying to improve how we communicate is having Jhen work on a special project for roughly six months or so. That project is our regional transportation strategy for 2045. It’s a big job and one that determines our priorities for the region well into the future. It demands a full-time communicator, and Jhen is taking it on with gusto!
While Jhen is focused on this new project, I’ve been asked to help out with more communications planning for TransLink. With Jhen being seconded from the blog for this short time, I’ll be the main editor of the blog. However, with more of my time being devoted to non-blog matters, I want to make sure we continue to have regular content on the blog and answers to your questions. This is why we’ve asked our ever-talented colleagues to help us out. Here’s our star Buzzer blog lineup!:
Tina Robinson – Regulars to the blog will remember Tina’s introduction  to the blog last December. They’ll also remember her post about Bus Driver Appreciation Day  (she’ll be blogging about this year’s event as well), and more recently, her contribution  to the Managing the Transit Network series  and the UBC community shuttle consultation  and others content. Tina is a big fan of the blog and is more than excited to be contributing.
Pamela Findling – You may have noticed that Pamela has already contributed  to the blog. Pamela joined us in April of this year, and she’s turned out to be a jack-of-all communicating trades. Pamela’s a great writer, and I’m sure you’ll love to read her posts.
Stefanie Lee – I asked Stefanie to introduce herself. She’s going to be great addition to the blog! “New to the Buzzer Blog scene, I have transit know-how from working at Coast Mountain Bus Company, and blogging experience from Canadian non-profit OpenMedia.ca . You can read my tweets on @TransLink  and @TransLinkMedia , and soon you’ll read my blog posts here!”
As always, we love to hear your feedback and ideas for the blog. We have some fun things planned for the holiday season which our Buzzer blog team is already working on. Stay tuned!!!