It looks like I was a part of a study and didn’t even realize it. Back in January, I had arrived at Broadway & Commercial as a part of my daily commute and was greeted with the bright yellow tape on the sidewalk leading up to the 99 B-Line stop. Signs were posted saying that it was part of queuing study for the B-Line. The B-Line has over 50,000 riders every day. It claims to be North America’s busiest bus route. I can believe that given the long lines that form every morning for the bus. The long lines persist even though the buses are as frequent as 2-5 minutes during rush hour.
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I had a chat with a bus driver the other day. I noticed he had a new screen for his cash box. He said that drivers won’t be managing any of the Compass Card fares. He says that many of the readers are pointed away from the drivers. Drivers won’t be able to know what kind of Compass Card a passenger is using. So drivers … Continue reading Compass Card Chat
Miga and Quatchi behind the wheel of a bus. This just makes me smile 🙂 Continue reading Does Miga have a drivers license?
Here’s a simple idea for the folks at TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company to mull over. How about higher headrests on our buses to make the commute more comfortable? In rush to get out of downtown today, I managed to luck out and get a highway coach that was going my way. The highway coaches, as I call them, are the yellow buses that … Continue reading Higher Headrests on Buses
Translink news release – Largest service increase Another September and another round of bus improvements to “try” and keep up with demand. Now that Langara College is on the U-Pass program, expect heavy, heavy ridership along 49th Avenue to be absolutely crazy. It was already crazy without U-Pass; imagine with U-Pass. Labour Day marks the traditional end of summer vacation, and for commuters in Metro … Continue reading September bus improvements