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I Love Transit 2014: Tell us why you love transit and you could win!

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Post-its from our enormous wall poster, asking attendees to let us know what they loved about transit!

Post-its telling us why they love transit!

Welcome to I Love Transit Week 2014, everyone!

Yep—it’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit! From now until Friday, your favourite transit blog will be serving up great interviews, essays, and rider submissions sharing all your transit love.

We want you to tell us why you love transit and by doing so you’ll have a chance to win one of three FareCards we have to giveaway! All you have to do is enter through Twitter, Instagram, or right here on the blog between now and Friday, August 29.

Step 1. Figure out why you love transit. Step 2. Tell us and you’re entered! It’s that simple!

How do I enter?

Enter through Twitter

  • Follow @TransLink and send a tweet to us that includes and completes this sentence:

@TransLink #ILoveTransit because…

  • An acceptable entry (on many levels): “@TransLink #ILoveTransit because it allows me to sleep more!”
  • But this is NOT acceptable as it has no hashtag: “@TransLink I Love Transit because it gets me where I need to go!” Neither is  simply “@TransLink #ILoveTransit” – you didn’t tell us why you love transit. =(
  • This is also NOT acceptable, because it doesn’t include the right hashtag: “@TransLink #iluvtransit because I don’t have to worry about driving!”

Enter through Instagram

  • Follow @TransLinkBC and post a selfie on transit or a great photo of transit with a caption that includes and completes this sentence:

@TransLinkBC #ILoveTransit because…

  • Please note that we’re @TransLinkBC on Instagram, not @TransLink—that’s somebody else’s account!
  • See the Twitter examples above for entries that will and will not work for the contest.

Enter through the Buzzer blog

  • Leave a comment on this post that completes the sentence:

I love transit because…

Rules and answers

Check out the terms and conditions, but here’s the skinny!

  • One entry per person per day for each channel. Yes, you can enter up to three times!
  • The FareCard will be for one, two, or three zones, depending on where the winner travels.
  • We’re going to do the random draws on Tuesday, September 2 for each channel. We’ll announce the winners on the blog, Twitter, and Instagram!
  • To be fair to everyone, one person cannot win all three draws. So, if we draw your name for one of the channels, you will be excluded from the other two FareCard draws.

Photos may be used in the print Buzzer, the Buzzer blog, tweeted by @TransLink, posted on the TransLink Facebook page and @TransLinkBC Instagram account.

Here’s a sampling of past entries!

 

Author: Allen Tung


66 Comments

  • By Paula, August 25, 2014 @ 3:07 pm

    #ILoveTransit because Carvolth park and ride is only 8 minutes away, and because parking at Carvolth is $2, and because I get the express 555 bus to Braid in 15 minutes or less, and because I transfer on to the Skytrain to Burrard Station, in less than 45 minutes, and because I can do the reverse, every weekday, and because during that time I can catchup with my reading, crocheting, napping. #ILoveTransit especially because the Transit Attendant who was there kindly assisted me at Braid when I fell on the escalator but everyone else ran for the train.

  • By Richard, August 25, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I love transit because…it works.

  • By Jeannie, August 25, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    #ILoveTransit because I don’t have to worry about battling the traffic or finding, then playing for parking! Transit gives me the chance to just enjoy the ride.

  • By Sheryll Mathesin, August 25, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I love Transit because I don’t have to deal with the crazy traffic on my commute.

  • By Andrew, August 25, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    I love transit because of the engineering required to build a skytrain station.

  • By ℬ, August 25, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    I love transit cause it’s easy and cheap! Yay!

  • By Andy, August 25, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    #ILoveTransit because it gets me to my destination with peace of mind

  • By Darwin, August 25, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    I love transit because it’s cheaper than driving my own car and I can get to my destination faster!

  • By Linda, August 25, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    I love transit because I don’t have to own a car.

  • By Jeannie, August 26, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    #ILoveTransit because my kids LOVE riding on the skytrain and bus and it actually keeps them quiet during our entire ride!

  • By Darwin, August 26, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    I love transit because I can get to work on time (sometimes even early) and don’t have to sit in traffic and experience road rage.

  • By Andrea M, August 26, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    I love transit because I can get anywhere I need to go….often times faster than a car! I’m a flight attendant and the Canada Line is a dream come true. I started taking transit at 7 years old, and 22 years later I still love it! I will never be a car owner because I love transit so much :) Go Transit, Go Green!!

  • By mike k, August 26, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

    I love transit because i can go from YVR to waterfront using the canada line in less than half an hour which i still find amazing.

  • By Andy, August 26, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    I love transit because I can take time to study and snooze

  • By sunshine H, August 26, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    I love transit because some days, I’m just too tired to walk, or it’s too far to walk, where I need to go. My DD also enjoys it, so it’s a nice ‘treat’.

  • By sue, August 26, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    I love transit because the transit operators do a fine job of taking passengers where they need to go :)

  • By Jeannie, August 27, 2014 @ 9:26 am

    I love transit because it’s fast! When I’m on the skytrain I feel like superman zooming in the sky.

  • By Barb W, August 27, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    I love transit because it makes life easier!

  • By Darwin, August 27, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    I love transit because I can drink my morning coffee and surf the web on the way to work!

  • By Lisa, August 27, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    I love transit because it can get me from Richmond to Vancouver and then to Downtown in no time!

  • By mike k, August 27, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    I love transit because the skytrain takes me to the movies on time and back home

  • By Jeff Hui, August 27, 2014 @ 3:43 pm

    I love transit because I can read 50 books a year on the bus alone.

  • By Janet, August 27, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    I love transit because I can get to where I want without driving while helping the environment at the same time!

  • By Andy, August 27, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    I love transit because I can text and talk on phone on the ride

  • By Kevin, August 27, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

    I love transit because I can take my bike on the bus or skytrain whenever I get tired of biking!

  • By Mishaela, August 27, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

    I love transit because it allows me to be independent despite not being able to drive.

  • By Jeannie, August 28, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    I love transit because my kids loves the bus and skytrain so much they are constantly distracted and entertained that they don’t keep asking, “Are we there yet?” We are usually there before they know it.

  • By Tom H., August 28, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    I love transit because it has gotten me to school, work, friends, fun and play, and even to the airport – Everyday! :)

  • By Harran, August 28, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    I love transit because it connects our beautiful Van city, it takes us where we wanted to go. Plus instead of waiting in traffic, I can just use the SkyTrain!! It’s way faster!! I think I will never buy a car, cars are no fun!! I memorized all the train stations and bus routes just for fun and it went very handy!!

  • By Karen Larson, August 28, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    I love transit because I am disabled and it is easy to brd the bus using my walker

  • By Andy, August 28, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

    I love transit because I can look out window and see city better on my ride.

  • By Melanie E, August 28, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    I love transit because I don’t worry about parking the car and paying for a parking spot!

  • By Michelle W, August 28, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    I love transit because it is an efficient, reliable, cost effective way to get wherever I need to go! I find transit to be an easy worry free way to get around the city and its also a green way to travel!

  • By Adrian Wu, August 28, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    I love transit because it’s cheaper than driving my own car, helping me being green towards environment, relaxing, and gets me to my destination.

  • By Benjamin Segall, August 28, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    I love transit because it allows me independence

  • By Anna, August 28, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    I love transit because it can get me anywhere I want to go!

  • By Darwin, August 28, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    I love transit because it’s a great way to get around town while helping out the environment.

  • By Kim, August 28, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

    I love transit because it’s the only practical way for me to get to my job and school without having to worry about gas or parking fees!

  • By Linda, August 28, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    I love transit because I can get everywhere I want to get to quickly.

  • By Kevin, August 29, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    I love transit because it allows me to sleep a little longer on the way to work!

  • By Janet, August 29, 2014 @ 12:04 am

    I love transit because I don’t have to worry about finding parking in downtown!

  • By Rory, August 29, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    I love transit because the drivers take me where I want to go.

  • By Jeannie, August 29, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    I love transit because it allows my mom to get around town and go grocery shopping on her own. It gives her a sense of independence! I love Transit because it allows me to catch up on my reading.

  • By Darwin, August 29, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    I love transit because my son loves riding the Sky Train!

  • By mike k, August 29, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    I love transit because the canada line staff at marine drive station are friendly and informative!

  • By Barry, August 29, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    I love transit because at lunch I can randomly get on a bus or the ALRT near where I work at Burrard & Pender. Then ride it for awhile, and get off to find some restaurant or deli or foodtruck that I haven’t eaten at before. Much more interesting than eating at the same nearby places every day.

  • By Andy, August 29, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    I love transit because I don’t have to go through frustrations of winding through busy traffic and finding parking spots.

  • By Luke, August 29, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    I love transit because it connects both people and places! I love transit because it is founded upon righteous and noble ideas! I love transit because you can get everywhere is our beautiful cities! I love transit because the SkyTrain and buses are so darn cool! I love transit because TransLink has such great people!

  • By Bonnie, August 29, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

    I love transit because it helps keep cars off the road and keep the air cleaner.

  • By sunshine H, August 29, 2014 @ 8:57 pm

    I love transit b/c sometimes talking to the driver or another passenger is all the ‘adult’ conversation I will get for a day.

  • By Kim, August 29, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    I love transit because it gets me to school!

  • By Bianca, August 29, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    I love transit because it helps take me wherever I want to go!

  • By Janet, August 29, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    I love transit because It allows me to read the daily newspapers on the way to work!

  • By Debra Derosier, August 29, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    i love transit cause it takes me to see my 95 mother in new westminster

  • By Brian, August 29, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    I love transit because it gives me two hours of the day where I can nap instead of being in traffic.

  • By Kevin, August 29, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    I love transit because it saves me more money than driving a car.

  • By May, August 29, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

    I love transit because it brings me to work, shopping and everywhere else

  • By Linda, August 30, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    I love transit because the bus drivers say good morning.

  • By mike k, August 30, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    I love transit because i can take a snooze on the bus on the commute to work

  • By mike k, August 31, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    I love transit because it takes me to metrotown and back home pretty easily

  • By Rory, September 1, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    I love transit because I prefer cozy tootsies on rainy days.

  • By mike k, September 2, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    I love transit because i can take the bus to stanley park when im free on the weekends

  • By Rory, September 2, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    I love transit because there in no need to find parking spots or pay parking tickets.

  • By Iva, September 10, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    ILoveTransit because it helps me to travel conveniently thanks to what we can see all those beautiful places in Greater Vancouver. It is so comfortable and easy.

  • By Miranda, September 22, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    I LOVE TRANSIT because it takes me everywhere I need to go, like to work or shopping for groceries, and takes me anywhere I want go, like restaurants or clubs, friends’ and family’s houses and just exploring the lovely area I live in!

    I also love transit because the riders and drivers are usually very friendly and considerate. It provides a safe and convenient way of travelling.

    <3

  • By Jessica Wong, January 21, 2015 @ 9:35 pm

    I love transit (especially Canada Line) because it can get me to Richmond a lot quicker than before!

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