After all, the past 12 months had more than a handful of memorable transit moments.
From the plebiscite and transit anniversaries to the Compass Card roll-out and fare structure changes, this year had it all!
So, in no particular order, let’s take a look at some of what made 2015 a year to remember:
Transportation and Transit Plebiscite
March 16, 2015 marked the beginning of the Transportation and Transit plebiscite.
Voting packages were mailed out and voters were asked to decide if they supported the 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax (in the form of a provincial sales tax). The tax would support improvements for better transit and transportation in the region.
On July 2nd, the results were announced— Metro Vancouver voted against the 0.5% tax.
Compass Card roll-out
Fare Structure Changes — Bus Anywhere with 1-Zone Fare
2015 also brought with it changes to our fare structure.
As of October 5th, all travel by bus became a 1-zone fare.
With the new 1-zone bus fare riders can now bus across Metro Vancouver with just a one-zone bus fare.
I Love Transit Week 2015
And who could forget I Love Transit Week 2015?
We even did a special I Love Transit print Buzzer!
If those brilliantly coloured print Buzzers aren’t a 2015 highlight, then I don’t know what is!
125 years of Transit, SkyTrain 30th Birthday and Transit Police 10th Anniversary
What a year for transit anniversaries!
The celebration continued on December 4 when Transit Police celebrated 10 years as a police service and 30 years serving the transit system!
Finally, in honour of the SkyTrain’s 30th Birthday, we threw back to more than a few hilarious 80’s videos and photos of SkyTrain’s early years.
All in all it’s been a busy year! Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments section!
Author: Laura Tennant