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I Love Transit Week 2018


I Love Transit Week: Connections is October 1–5! Since 2009, we have shared interesting stories celebrating our riders, transit enthusiasts and all the things we love about transit over the course of a special week dedicated to just that, our love of transit!

This year’s I Love Transit Week theme is Connections—the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver! Here’s what we have in store for K-12 teachers and everyone else:

Free bus travel for students, Oct. 1-5 (K-12)

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will eligible for free bus travel during I Love Transit Week, Oct. 1–5 (you may have taken advantage of this in previous years at TransLink as iWALK).

DayPass contest (K-12)

Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

Eleven randomly-selected Metro Vancouver school classes will win Compass Cards loaded with a DayPass for their entire class to travel on a day of their choice during the rest of the school year. Winners will also receive a TravelSmart Transit 101 workshop, I Love Transit Week swag and more! Learn more »

I Love Transit Camp contest (Grades 3–12) 

Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 4 p.m. 

One winning class will be selected for an all-inclusive field trip to attend I Love Transit Camp (date will be determined with the winning teacher)! This is a unique opportunity for students in grades 3 through 12 to get a behind-the-scenes look at TransLink operating companies’ facilities, tour the bus and SkyTrain yards, and much more! Learn more »

Share your transit love and win! 

If you love transit and you know it, clap your hands… and then enter the the I Love Transit contest! Tell us why you love transit and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Monthly Pass on your Compass Card. Learn more »

Tell us (and read!) transit stories

We’ll be showcasing transit stories on the Buzzer blog all week! Send yours to thebuzzer@translink.ca with the subject line “I Love Transit Stories” or tweet it using the hashtag #ILoveTransit. Learn more »

Colouring contest

Be on the look out for the special I Love Transit issue of The Buzzer on the system starting on Friday, September 28. Colour the illustration and you could win a Monthly Pass on your Compass Card! We’ll draw one for those 15 years of age and under and one for ages 16 and over. Stay tuned for contest details.