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Fun Poll wrap up: Most riders spend their time on transit listening to music

pie chartA few weeks ago we asked how you spent your transit time. A noble quest to find out if you were more of an old school bibliophile or more of a modern day mobile game master.

The votes are in and the riders have spoken!

There were a total of 246 votes and the winner is Listening to music with 65 votes with a huge lead over the runner up, Reading with 46 votes.

Following behind our leaders with 45 votes is Zoning out in third and Playing games or browsing the internet with 44 votes is fourth.

The Other category garnered 27 votes, Sleeping got 10 votes, only a lonely five votes for Meeting/chatting with other riders and finally four votes for doing the Crosswords and Sudoku puzzles.

So… looking at those results what I want to know is, for those 27 votes for the other category, what DO you do on transit??

*Please say magic tricks. Please say magic tricks.*

Stay tuned for our new poll coming at you next week!

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By Kelly, October 21, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    If only all transit vehicles are equipped with wifi and dont use internet it would save us allot of money.

  • By Ric, October 22, 2016 @ 11:53 pm

    If only the buses/trains had power outlets on board so we could charge our electronic devices while on board, would be a lot nicer and we could have more choices to what we can do while on transit

  • By ???, October 23, 2016 @ 9:15 am

    Outlets means more things to maintain and is likely to increase fares. When on the bus and needing a charge on my phone…. I get myself one of those affordable portable chargers. Not only does it charge on the bus, it charges at the bus stop, when I transfer to the Skytrain and when I’m walking. Dual outlets means I can charge a buddies device too.

    BTW…. what’s the average time on the bus? 15 minutes? Not enough charging time for most devices.

  • By Ric, October 23, 2016 @ 11:07 pm

    ???, portable chargers are completely useless. I’ve seen buses in the US with outlets on board for passengers to charge up phones while on board. With the days of electronics these days charging is getting more and more common in public areas. Just look at malls, restauraunts, etc where there have charging charging stations/ outlets set up for you to charge up your devices.

    BTW, even if the average time on the bus is 15 mins or less, my phone charges up quite fast and 5 minutes of charging can give my phone a 10% boost. A 15 minute bus ride means it can almost give my phone a 50% charge which is not bad.

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