I just found out the four finalists in the new smart card naming contest for TransLink’s new farecard to be available in 2013. Compass Card Otter Card Umbrella Pass George Card I think I remember the combos of the names correctly. I may have mixed up the card and pass portion for one of these. I’m sorry if I did. Out of the four finalists, … Continue reading Final Four for new smart card name
I think the general impression of the U-Pass is a positive one. Who could argue with giving post-secondary students cheaper access to transit? Not many. I personally would love it if I were a student. I wish I had something similar for work. [There is the Commuter Pass for some companies, but my workplace is too small for that and doesn’t qualify.] So what could … Continue reading The good and bad of U-Pass
A public school system going private: Choice of venue leads to decreasing enrolment east of Main Street. Pete McMartin has echoed what I have thought for a long time. So, if you are an east-side parent and your perception, for whatever reason, is that west-side schools have better teachers, or provide environments more conducive to excellence, or are less encumbered by ESL classes, or are … Continue reading East-side students going to west-side schools?