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Ask TransLink: welcome to our April special post series!


Each month during 2013, we’re exploring a special topic in the Buzzer newsletter and blog. And for April/May, we’re encouraging you to Ask TransLink!

Ask four TransLink staff members about their work!

From April 15 to May 10, we’ll spotlight one TransLink staff member every week and invite you to ask them questions about their work. Here’s our schedule of fantastic colleagues:

We think this is going to be a lot of fun and really informative for everyone!

How do you ask questions?

Here’s how the series will run:

  • At the start of the week, we’ll put up a post introducing each staff member.
  • You can feel free to ask questions in the comments of that post throughout the week, and we’ll get answers for you twice daily.
  • On Thursdays, we’ll do something special if we can: a real-time chat on Facebook or another venue!
  • And question time will wrap up on Fridays by noon.

And here’s some sample questions to get your wheels turning!

  • How do you become a transit planner?
  • Why is TransLink in charge of some roads and bridges and not others?
  • What is the last project you worked on? What did you get to do?
  • What’s your favourite bus route to drive? To plan?

Things to keep in mind

Let’s go over a few key items to ensure we’re all on the same page—especially if you’ve never commented on the Buzzer blog before!

  • Remember to follow our participation guidelines when asking questions or making comments!
  • You can ask anything related to the scope of the staff member’s work, as long as it follows our participation guidelines. We’ll do our best to answer as much as we can!
  • Owing to limited time availability, we might not be able to get to every question—our staff do have their regular jobs to get back to! We hope you can understand.
  • And last: let’s have fun! We’ve had so many great conversations on the blog over the years—so let’s keep that up and have a good time together :)

Suggestions welcome!

As always, we’d love your feedback to help inform our series! Write to us in the comments, or feel free to write to

We’re also thinking of doing Ask TransLink again this year, so we’d also love to know who you would like to speak to in our organization. We’ll see what we can do :)

1 Comment

  • By MR, July 28, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    When is translink going to include pregnant women stickers for priority seating? Or have a policy for drivers to help access a seat?

    This week I was on the 135 going to work around 9 am. I am over 7 months pregnant, it was very crowded and hot, no seat…. Moved to the centre door to get space and avoid backpacks and being pushed. Well, commercial drive stop on the way downtown there are over 5 officers that get in to check fares…one comes in front of me as soon as he is in through the centre door, asks for my ticket…as I fumble to find it, found the previous date then keep search – under a minute- he asks me to step out.

    Luckily I found my ticket and showed it, no apology nothing,could at least help get me a seat! And yes I am very pregnant. I ended up with tears on my face over everything….and then the bus broke down and I had to take another around the deastside.

    That was this Friday by the way. On Saturday I was put on bed rest.

    Thanks Translink and bus riders. So many developed countries have policies around this….guess not in BC…yet!

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