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I Love Transit 2018: Tell us your transit stories, share your love and win a Monthly Pass!

These students from SFU's School of Contemporary Arts love transit because it gets them to dance!

These students from SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts love transit because it gets them to dance. Stay tuned for our “I Love Transit” video!

I Love Transit is upon us! It’s the one week we take out of the year to celebrate what we love about transit.

We want you to tell us why you love transit! 

Write an essay, snap a photo, shoot a video, write a Haiku, draw a picture, perform a song, or however you want to show transit some love then share that on social media with our hashtag, #ILoveTransit.

You can also email them to thebuzzer@translink.ca and we might feature it on our blog during the week.

Feeling lucky? Why not enter the the I Love Transit contest?!

Step 1. Figure out why you love transit.

Step 2. Tell us and you’re entered to win a Monthly Pass on your Compass Card! It’s that simple!

Read on for all the details.

The Prize!

  • A Monthly Pass on your Compass Card

How do I enter?

Twitter

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

Hey @TransLink, #ILoveTransit because…

  • An acceptable entry (on many levels): “Hey @TransLink, #ILoveTransit because it means I don’t have to worry about finding parking!”
  • Be sure to include the correct #ILoveTransit hashtag and complete the sentence to be entered
  • Accounts must be public to participate

Instagram

  • Follow @TransLinkBC and post a selfie on transit or a great photo from anywhere across the system with a caption that includes and completes this sentence:

Hey @TransLinkBC, #ILoveTransit because…

  • Please note that we’re @TransLinkBC on Instagram, not @TransLink—that’s somebody else’s account!
  • Remember to use the hashtag and not just tag us in your photo
  • Accounts must be public to participate

The Buzzer blog

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

I love transit because…

Rules

Check out the I Love Transit 2018 contest terms and conditions, but here’s the lowdown:

  • The Contest will open on September 25, 2018 and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on October 5, 2018. Late entries will not be considered.
  • One entry per channel, per person so make it count! You can enter up to three times in total.
  • The Monthly Pass will be for one, two, or three zones, depending on where the winner travels.
  • We’ll announce the winners from a random draw 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 Monthly Pass draws.

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

Entries from last year

Good luck!


31 Comments

  • By Diana, September 25, 2018 @ 5:33 pm

    I love transit because there’s no rush hour driving stress

  • By amfriesen, September 26, 2018 @ 1:04 pm

    I love transit because it is plentiful in Metro Vancouver, I don’t have to drive or deal with a car and it’s endless issues (gas, traffic, parking, maintenance, etc.) and I can appreciate contests like this for products and services I use.

  • By Melida, September 26, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    I LOVE transit because I can still get to my job, that I love, working with some amazing kids in Vancouver even though I had to move to Coquitlam because rent in Vancouver is bonkers! I also LOVE transit because I feel I am doing my part (as small as it is) for the environment, car free!

  • By Kai, September 26, 2018 @ 4:13 pm

    I love transit because it lets me get everywhere I need to go without the stress and hassle of dealing with other drivers!

  • By Deanna Patrick, September 29, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

    I like the transit because I can go and look at everything in the city love how it looks in the day and night and all the big buildings.

  • By Ed, September 29, 2018 @ 1:28 pm

    I love transit because its cheaper than owning a car.

  • By Alice, September 29, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

    I love transit because I can relax on my way to work and back home and go to different places without a car.

  • By Coral, September 30, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

    I love transit because I can spend some quality “me” time alone with my book. No work, no dog, no kids. And I save a ton of money on gas and parking. The environment is hopefully a little happier too.

  • By Grace, September 30, 2018 @ 11:07 pm

    I love transit because it’s a greener way to commute.

  • By Tyronn, October 1, 2018 @ 1:01 pm

    I love transit because it is very interesting. It also gets you to places faster. Plus, it connects Vancouver with its surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • By Sally, October 1, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    I love transit because it’s how I get to work without worrying about being late!

  • By Matt, October 1, 2018 @ 6:04 pm

    I love transit because it gives me time to myself between work and home with toddlers!

  • By Megan L., October 2, 2018 @ 1:57 am

    I love transit because it is a convenient and cheap way to get from point A to B. The monthly pass would be really helpful to me because I want to have more opportunities to visit my grandma. I want to spend time with her but circumstances make it difficult. She’s in Vancouver and I’m in Richmond. With transit and the potential monthly pass, I can visit her as often as I like. Transit allows me to do this at an affordable cost versus a car.

  • By Melodie, October 2, 2018 @ 10:06 am

    I love transit because it allow me to sleep on my way to work =)

  • By Shelley, October 2, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

    I love transit because I can get more reading in on my way to my destination.

  • By Winnie, October 2, 2018 @ 3:09 pm

    I love transit because it’s better for the environment than driving! :)

  • By Jasmine, October 2, 2018 @ 8:15 pm

    Hey @TransLink, #ILoveTransit because
    “When I get on bus/skytrain/seabus, I feel I’m travelling around the world.”

  • By S. Rose, October 2, 2018 @ 8:32 pm

    Hey @TransLink, #ILoveTransit because I can read a book or listen to a podcast on the way to my destination instead of fighting traffic and being part of the congestion and climate change problems.

  • By Ankur, October 3, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    I love Transit as its a best way to support the country to be green and also support the transit system.

  • By Vanessa, October 3, 2018 @ 7:28 pm

    I love transit because there’s literally a bus stop in front of my house and a skytrain station 5 mins away which is easy access, and it is environmentally friendly meaning I don’t need a car to get from place to place.

  • By Jennifer, October 4, 2018 @ 9:08 am

    I love transit because I get to have some ‘me time’ before and after work! I actually can sit down and read my book with no distractions!I love the West Coast Express!

  • By Uma Kumar, October 4, 2018 @ 9:47 am

    I love Transit because I can get to work without having to drive a car and look out of the window and admire the greenery or the amazing views when I take the scenic route (44).

  • By John, October 4, 2018 @ 1:16 pm

    I love transit because it takes me quickly to where I want to go.

  • By Susan L, October 4, 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    I love transit because it helps with the environment. I can also enjoy my audiobooks since I do not have to worry about driving.

  • By Mike L, October 5, 2018 @ 7:12 am

    I love transit because it saves me time to find parking and reduces carbon emissions.

  • By Swapnil Shah, October 5, 2018 @ 11:02 am

    Hey @TransLinkBC, #ILoveTransit because I do not have to be Alert in driving to and from work every day, or worry about being stuck in Traffic. I don’t have to worry about finding parking and taking transit is environmentally friendly.

  • By Sophia, October 5, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

    I love transit because…it takes me from Coquitlam to Surrey in 5 stops! Wow!!

  • By Peter L., October 5, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

    I love transit because it is cheaper than a car. It is an awesome way to save money. Thanks Translink

  • By Tina, October 5, 2018 @ 8:21 pm

    I love transit because it’s less stressful and cheaper than driving.

  • By Sylvia, October 5, 2018 @ 9:03 pm

    I love transit because it’s good for the environment and I don’t have to deal with other drivers.

  • By Yuk K., October 5, 2018 @ 11:39 pm

    I love transit because it allows me to travel long distances at a lower cost.

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