Links and tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to contribute, put them in the comments, or email us .
» HUM Canada recently orchestrated a music flash mob singing songs such as Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” to spread joy and happiness on the Canada Line.
» Anat found this pin in a consignment shop in Vancouver and tweeted it to @TransLink . Fred Cummings, President and General Manager, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company says the pin was made in the early 1990s , but was not made for a specific event. It was a standard lapel pin for visitors.
— Anat (@Kissless) May 15, 2014 
» @WeAreHub  noticed there are 86 spots in the brand-new Secure Bike Parking  facility at Main Street-Science World Station. The facility is of course located close by to the Expo 86 grounds. Coincidence?!?
» Nethangi lost her Samsung Galaxy S3 on the bus so she contacted our folks at the Lost Property Office. There she was reunited with her phone ! Her friend, Nadheera, snapped the photograph.
» Speaking of the Lost Property Office… Oh, look, an old farebox!
» Our West Coast Express signage at Waterfront Station caught the eye  of George Takei, better known as Hikaru Sulu of the USS Enterprise!
» Krumbach, a small town in Austria, has some of the coolest bus shelters you’ll ever see ! In total, there are seven of them and each was designed by an international architect. (Thanks to @heyrickie !)
» In Sweden, researchers are proposing water buses  as a way to ease congestion in Stockholm and other waterfront cities.
» China is contemplating building a high-speed railway  that will connect China to North America. The line would would start in northeastern China, travel over Sibera towards the Bering Strait, travel underneath the Pacific Ocean through a tunnel to Alaska, to Canada and then continental United States.
» Everybody knows the rules on transit — you don’t talk or make eye contact with strangers. Two behavioural scientists in Chicago did an experiment and asked a few commuters to break these rules in exchange for a $5 Starbucks gift card . The results? Those who talked to a stranger had a more positive experience.
» A heart-warming moment as a bus driver in Sweden stopped his bus to comfort a crying girl .
» This is what happens  when Árstíðir, an Icelandic band, sings an 800-year-old hymn in a train station. (Thanks Jennifer S.!)
» Somebody made these hilarious fake signs for the London Underground . (Thanks to Jennifer again!)
» Miss 604  shared this video, “Commuting Over the Years: A Brief Introduction to Surrey’s Transportation History,” from the Surrey Archives:
Author: Allen Tung