March 14 or 3/14 marks International Pi Day. Pi Day is not just an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of π (pi) and talk to their friends about math, it’s also a great day to stuff your face with all of the pie!
While Pi may be irrational, our love of pie is not, so we’re giving you a list of 7 transit-friendly stops to get pie this Pi Day.
Metro Vancouver’s regional transit system is full of employees who have dedicated their careers to helping keep the region moving. Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we recognize some of the amazing women on the front lines and behind the scenes.
The date was September 25, 2009. The time was 2:39 a.m. Michael was heading home after a night out in downtown Vancouver. The N19 pulled up, and Michael piled on with the rest of the late-night crew. The bus was packed and everyone was feeling chatty after a night on the town. Michael joined a conversation with a few people he didn’t know — one of whom was Crystal, a woman who would later become his wife. Read more »
Vancouver and snow might not be the best of friends, but you can call them long-lost friends. They meet occasionally and everyone is pleasantly surprised. Until snow bids adieu and heads to its favourite friends on the North Shore.
So, what do Vancouverites do when they want some snow? They head to the mountains that offer breathtaking views – and of course, there’s snow! Read more »
Vancouver-based artist Diyan Achjadi is a known name in the local art scene. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia to a West-Javanese father and an English-Canadian mother, Diyan grew up moving between Jakarta, Hong Kong, London, and Washington DC.
Diyan’s work will now be adding a vivid visual experience to your commute!
As 2018 ends, The Buzzer blog takes a look at some of TransLink’s milestones from the year that was!
Improving the customer experience was a big focus for us this year.
We made paying for transit even more easier with the roll-out of Tap to Pay. For customers without Compass Cards such as tourists, this feature means no more ticket line-ups, digging for exact change, or worrying about pre-calculating zones — just tap your Visa or Mastercard contactless credit card or mobile wallet, and be on your way. In less than two months of its launch, Tap to Pay hit a milestone with more than one million taps. Read more »
It was a beautiful downtown Vancouver morning, when Sparky the Elf, alongside Mr. & Mrs. Claus, delivered a promissory note of 3,000 new, unwrapped toys on behalf of TransLink and its operating companies to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau (LMCB).
Each year, students from the Summit program at the Vancouver Technical School brave the early morning cold to show appreciation to their bus drivers by hand-delivering sweet cups of hot chocolate and a little gift to each passing bus.
We know transit takes you to school, work, and everywhere in between. To help make Metro Vancouver’s transit system a little more convenient, we’re introducing Compass wristbands. A wearable Compass Card made of food grade silicone that you wear on your wrist!
To gauge public interest in Compass wristbands, we’re doing a limited release of 1,000 adult wristbands and 1,000 concession wristbands starting December 3. Compass wristbands work the same as Compass Card—tap in and out when travelling on transit and reload online, at a Compass Vending Machine, by phone or in person.
There’s no cost for the Compass Wristbands, however just like a Compass Card, your Compass Wristband includes a $6 refundable deposit that will live on the wristband. Remember to tap the part of the wristband that displays the contactless symbol or your tap won’t work. Read more »
A round of Santa-plause because The Buzzer blog is back with some cool things to do this weekend – all of which are transit-friendly! We take you from Vancouver to Surrey, from New West to Langley – because, Xmas has us feeling extra santa-mental!
Read on, you snow the drill!
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