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Announcing I Love Transit 2014: August 25-29!

 

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Announcing – I Love Transit Week!

If you haven’t heard about I Love Transit, you’ve been missing out! Now in its sixth year, I Love Transit is the one week where we celebrate what we love about transit!

From August 25-29, the blog will be packed with interviews, essays, submissions from Buzzer readers sharing just why they love transit! In the past, we’ve had haikus, reflective essays, pictures, stories about finding love on transit, and even a song!

An example of one of the buses we might use for the week!

An example of one of the buses we might use for the week!

During the week, we’ll also have a vintage bus in Downtown Vancouver from TRAMS with a vintage bus operator for you to see. There will be buttons, contests, and more to thank everyone for riding transit! There will be a contest with the chance to win a three-zone FareCard too.

Not only that, we’ll be holding our first-ever I <3 Transit Camp on Tuesday, August 26! A small group of young riders will have an opportunity to visit the SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre by Edmonds Station.

What’s in store? A chance to get a behind the scenes look at how we keep the system running! To top it all off, we’ll head to Waterfront Station for a tour of the SeaBus facilities, jump on a 40-foot bus and talk to Transit Police! It’ll be a fun day with food, games and hands-on activities.

“Sounds great, but how do I get into the camp?!”

We will be announcing an application process for children aged eight to 12 for a chance to win their way in! People say I have a good hunch and it’s telling me it will have something to do with telling us why you love transit. ;)

And as always we want to give you a platform to share your transit love! Send your submissions to thebuzzer@transink.ca and we’ll feature as many as we can on the Buzzer blog.

Feel free to be as creative with form and content as you like—haikus, essays, photos, videos, songs, podcasts, and the like are all fair game! We look forward to seeing your submissions.

More details about the vintage bus and I <3 Transit Camp will be announced very soon!

Psst…tell your friends! 

It's that time again!

It’s that time again!

Author: Allen Tung


11 Comments

  • By Elfren Ordanza, August 8, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    A trip to the SkyTrain OMC, I’d be interested! :D

  • By Angela, August 8, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    So there’s nothing for adults ?

  • By Ric, August 8, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

    Why is there nothing for adults? When is I love transit night?

  • By ;-), August 9, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    Perhaps send in one of the Translink staff with a video camera for YouTube the experience for those unable to make the Top 20?

  • By Allen Tung, August 11, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    Hi Angela, Ric, and ;-), we’re going to be doing things a little different this year. Rather than having a single I Love Transit Night, we’re going to have the I Love Transit Camp and a vintage bus in Downtown Vancouver for everyone to see during I Love Transit Week (details will be announced very soon!). Also, we will be having photos and video from the I Love Transit Camp to share with everyone! We’ll be live tweeting the event, just follow along on the day with the hashtag #ILoveTransit.

  • By Ric, August 11, 2014 @ 10:21 am

    Will there still be i love transit night this year?

  • By Allen Tung, August 12, 2014 @ 9:50 am

    Hi Ric. Like I said in the earlier, we’re going to be doing things a little bit different this year, so there won’t be an I Love Transit Night. Instead, we’re going to have the I Love Transit Camp and the vintage bus from TRAMS in Downtown Vancouver. We’d love to have you at our vintage bus event! =)

  • By Ric, August 12, 2014 @ 4:41 pm

    Since there’s no I love transit night this year, why can’t I love transit camp be for all ages like I love transit night is instead of just for kids?

  • By Allen Tung, August 13, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    Hi Ric. Last year, we had over 130 of you come to I Love Transit Night! The SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre is a functioning facility with people working while we are there – maintaining SkyTrain is a 24-hour, 365-day job! Unfortunately, we couldn’t bring 130 people there. =( We will have video and pictures to share from the camp on the Buzzer blog so you and everyone else will be able to participate in the I Love Transit Camp, right from the comfort of your home!

  • By Ric, August 13, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    Any chance that there will be a chance fo adults to visit the skytrain operations and maintenance facility? As a transit enthusiast, I would like to visit the skytrain operations and maintenace facility. The public was invited to visit VTC after the AGM in 2012 so why can’t they visit the skytrain yard?

  • By Allen Tung, August 14, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    Hi Ric. Like you said, we’ve done a tour of Vancouver Transit Centre before and we’re doing SkyTrain Operations and Maintenance Centre (OMC) for I Love Transit Camp, so of course there’s a chance! =)

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