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Links and tidbits – November 22, 2012

Links and tidbits – November 22, 2012

A great viral video with a great message from Metro Melbourne about dumb ways to die, many of which involve transit!

Our friends at the TransLinked blog posted this fabulous Get on the Bus jinglefrom the 1970s. I have to say that I love this song. Thereare so many interesting facts in it, and it gives a really great glimpse into what Vancouver and transit used to look like.

Here’s Part 1 of the Get on the Bus jingle

Here’s a brilliant exercise in editing. A fun TransLink and very Coca-Cola-centric video (no, we didn’t commission this). Thanks Vancitybuzz for the link!

  • One of our transit pet peeves is to not play music too loud on transit. This may not be a transit pet peeve in Norway, especially for the music group known as Pelbo. Check out their video on a bus!


  • The Ubyssey talks transit issues at UBC with a special “Transportation Supplement“. You’ll find links to various stories coming off this main link.



  • This certainly isn’t fun, but it needs to be noted. A STM (Société de transport de Montréal ) agent in Montreal punches a passenger! Here’s another story about the incident.


  •  The MOV (Museum of Vancouver) is selling merchandise and some of it has old trolley scrolls woven into rugs, pillows and other fun stuff.








Derek Cheung's image of the front of one of our new artics!
Derek's image of a new artic in action!

Derek Cheung sent us these images of his visit to New Flyer factory where the first of 25 hybrid Coast Mountain Bus articulated buses were ready for inspection.




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