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#9361 Sugar baby watermelon

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

So a bus driver keeps closing the doors before I arrive at the stop but has a red light, why won't he open the door for me. A couple of days later, the same bus driver lets me on because other people are getting on too, I try to signal for my stop but the cords aren't working because the driver does not have them turned on. I go up to him and ask if I can have the next stop, he asks me if I am aware of what bus I am on? I tell him I have been taking this bus for two years. He then asks me if I am aware of what bus stop is next, being on an express bus, I tell him that is why I pulled the next stop. The bus driver pulls over just after cracktown on Hastings, and proceeds to call for translink security and VPD as a passenger is harrassing him. I tell him I hope you have your video footage working and audio to prove what you just said. He does not say an ything. I stand for five minutes by the open door, he apologizes to his two other passengers, I apologize and explain why he has pulled over and what he has done in the past. I step off and tell him I will wait right here so we can hash this all out. He closes the door, turns off the lights, smells and waves at me as he pulls away. I have to walk home at 645AM through cracktown to get to my apartment. I made a complaint online and called in a complaint. They will be getting back to me.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

This is why I love CDC, ask for some help or suggestions, you get a typical CDC answer.. what do you expect, I am not surprised, yes because I smoke crack, what an idiot
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

http://www.news1130....orridor-funding

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - UBC could end up being part of the solution to fund Vancouver's top transit priority.

City Hall and the university have been talking about money for rapid transit along the Broadway corridor.

Vancouver is continuing to try to shore up support for a plan to get SkyTrain service along Broadway right up to UBC; part of the challenge is figuring out funding.

The City's transportation director, Jerry Dobrovolny, says they've had discussions with the university. "We're committed to a connection, rapid transit subway connection to UBC... and they would have to comment on their potential financial contributions."

Dobrovolny has also told city council the solution to the Broadway corridor must be SkyTrain service, arguing other options like light rail would cause too many problems in the neighbourhoods.

"We tried very hard and we've looked at it for years to see if there was a surface solution west of Arbutus; our conclusion today is no there is not," he says.

The city has identified rapid transit along Broadway as key to a plan to get two-thirds of city trips by foot, bike, or transit by 2040.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

So a bus driver keeps closing the doors before I arrive at the stop but has a red light, why won't he open the door for me. A couple of days later, the same bus driver lets me on because other people are getting on too, I try to signal for my stop but the cords aren't working because the driver does not have them turned on. I go up to him and ask if I can have the next stop, he asks me if I am aware of what bus I am on? I tell him I have been taking this bus for two years. He then asks me if I am aware of what bus stop is next, being on an express bus, I tell him that is why I pulled the next stop. The bus driver pulls over just after cracktown on Hastings, and proceeds to call for translink security and VPD as a passenger is harrassing him. I tell him I hope you have your video footage working and audio to prove what you just said. He does not say an ything. I stand for five minutes by the open door, he apologizes to his two other passengers, I apologize and explain why he has pulled over and what he has done in the past. I step off and tell him I will wait right here so we can hash this all out. He closes the door, turns off the lights, smells and waves at me as he pulls away. I have to walk home at 645AM through cracktown to get to my apartment. I made a complaint online and called in a complaint. They will be getting back to me.

Any other suggestions??


From my six years of riding the bus, especially the 135, I believe you are in the wrong here. When there was a red light, has he moved away from the bus stop? If so, he cannot and should not open the doors for safety measures. But, if he was still at the bus stop not moving, he should just open the doors. Why don't you just show up at the bus stop earlier next time? Since you are on the Express bus, the 135 only stops at the main stops in Vancouver, which is why he did not pull over. Maybe your stop is at one of the main stops for Express? If so, you should of just tole him what happened. If you did, then he is an ass? But, if not, you missed your stop, you have to wait for the next one.The 135 does not stop at the "Cracktown" area usually. The stops they stop at is Victoria Street, then Main Street, then Homer Street. If you miss your stop, you miss your stop. You weren't harassing him.

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Why are you being such an ass? He was only asking for suggestions. How would you like it if someone acted that way towards you when you asking for advice?
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

http://www.news1130....orridor-funding

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - UBC could end up being part of the solution to fund Vancouver's top transit priority.

City Hall and the university have been talking about money for rapid transit along the Broadway corridor.

Vancouver is continuing to try to shore up support for a plan to get SkyTrain service along Broadway right up to UBC; part of the challenge is figuring out funding.

The City's transportation director, Jerry Dobrovolny, says they've had discussions with the university. "We're committed to a connection, rapid transit subway connection to UBC... and they would have to comment on their potential financial contributions."

Dobrovolny has also told city council the solution to the Broadway corridor must be SkyTrain service, arguing other options like light rail would cause too many problems in the neighbourhoods.

"We tried very hard and we've looked at it for years to see if there was a surface solution west of Arbutus; our conclusion today is no there is not," he says.

The city has identified rapid transit along Broadway as key to a plan to get two-thirds of city trips by foot, bike, or transit by 2040.


How about putting in that KIng George Bline first. Vancouver already has three skytrain lines. If UBC and City of Vancouver come up with two billion than I won't mind Translink putting in the third but I seriously doubt that will happen. Just more "funnel money here please" by the super entitled due to thinking they are so green Vancouver.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:00 AM

From my six years of riding the bus, especially the 135, I believe you are in the wrong here. When there was a red light, has he moved away from the bus stop? If so, he cannot and should not open the doors for safety measures. But, if he was still at the bus stop not moving, he should just open the doors. Why don't you just show up at the bus stop earlier next time? Since you are on the Express bus, the 135 only stops at the main stops in Vancouver, which is why he did not pull over. Maybe your stop is at one of the main stops for Express? If so, you should of just tole him what happened. If you did, then he is an ass? But, if not, you missed your stop, you have to wait for the next one.The 135 does not stop at the "Cracktown" area usually. The stops they stop at is Victoria Street, then Main Street, then Homer Street. If you miss your stop, you miss your stop. You weren't harassing him.

The 135 does stop in cracktown. The Main Street stop. Regardless of which direction you're heading, it will stop at Main Street, which is pretty much the heart of cracktown.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

Well yeah, but that's like maybe one person per bus.

I have another question for everyone:

So i was on the 49 today heading to metro and this very elderly chinese man snuck onto the back. A guy waiting in line (who actually didn't get to get on) told him to gtfo and get on through the front. Not only did the chinese guy prevent some people from getting on, he also stole a seat.

The guy was like 70? But i don't know, still don't feel like he had the right to do that. I would've called him out on it, but honestly i didn't wanna be that guy to yell at an old guy.

Perhaps i'm a minority, but does anyone think elders should be able to do that? I mean yeah there's the occasional teenager who does it but honestly i only mostly see old people do it these days.

It's just old Chinese men/women. Ignore them. Those are the types of Chinese people that people hate and just throws them in with all the other Chinese people in Vancouver. Those are mainland China people so they have no manners whatsoever and disregard what people think of them just cuz they want something. If you see an old Chinese person, most of the time, just ignore them.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

The 135 does stop in cracktown. The Main Street stop. Regardless of which direction you're heading, it will stop at Main Street, which is pretty much the heart of cracktown.


I did not say 135 does not stop at "Cracktown". I said it usually does not stop in that area. I further state that Main street is one of the stops 135 stops at during in "Cracktown"
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Really? Cracktown guys?
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

How about putting in that KIng George Bline first. Vancouver already has three skytrain lines. If UBC and City of Vancouver come up with two billion than I won't mind Translink putting in the third but I seriously doubt that will happen. Just more "funnel money here please" by the super entitled due to thinking they are so green Vancouver.


maybe because the 99 is the busiest bus route in north america that serves the second and third largest employment areas in the region and there is no way to further increase capacity without a desperately needed skytrain line that will benefit way more than just the people of vancouver ?
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

How about putting in that KIng George Bline first. Vancouver already has three skytrain lines. If UBC and City of Vancouver come up with two billion than I won't mind Translink putting in the third but I seriously doubt that will happen. Just more "funnel money here please" by the super entitled due to thinking they are so green Vancouver.

The Broadway corridor makes up some crazy amount (I forget the exact percentage... I want to say around 20-25%) of people commuting to/from work, school, etc. every day in Vancouver.

That's why it's such a big topic within the transit context... and it would be highly beneficial to the city, moreso than having a King George B-Line.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

http://www.news1130....orridor-funding

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - UBC could end up being part of the solution to fund Vancouver's top transit priority.

City Hall and the university have been talking about money for rapid transit along the Broadway corridor.

Vancouver is continuing to try to shore up support for a plan to get SkyTrain service along Broadway right up to UBC; part of the challenge is figuring out funding.

The City's transportation director, Jerry Dobrovolny, says they've had discussions with the university. "We're committed to a connection, rapid transit subway connection to UBC... and they would have to comment on their potential financial contributions."

Dobrovolny has also told city council the solution to the Broadway corridor must be SkyTrain service, arguing other options like light rail would cause too many problems in the neighbourhoods.

"We tried very hard and we've looked at it for years to see if there was a surface solution west of Arbutus; our conclusion today is no there is not," he says.

The city has identified rapid transit along Broadway as key to a plan to get two-thirds of city trips by foot, bike, or transit by 2040.


If Ubc wants a skytrain to go to them they should charge everybody 50$ a semester
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

It's just old Chinese men/women. Ignore them. Those are the types of Chinese people that people hate and just throws them in with all the other Chinese people in Vancouver. Those are mainland China people so they have no manners whatsoever and disregard what people think of them just cuz they want something. If you see an old Chinese person, most of the time, just ignore them.


Oh my... They are the worst! So annoying how they just cut to the front of the line and push you out of the way.
Once on the bus they cant seem to talk to the person next to them without yelling so the whole bus can hear.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

oh wait... The line not only serves Vancouver but connects people who transfer from the skytrain coming from Burnaby, Surrey, New West and Richmond, and soon Coquitlam and Port Moody.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

The King George B-Line is set to open next year, perhaps as soon as April once the new articulated buses arrive.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

If Ubc wants a skytrain to go to them they should charge everybody 50$ a semester


So students fully pay for a service that everyone else (think 55,000 people and increasing) uses?
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

From my six years of riding the bus, especially the 135, I believe you are in the wrong here. When there was a red light, has he moved away from the bus stop? If so, he cannot and should not open the doors for safety measures. But, if he was still at the bus stop not moving, he should just open the doors. Why don't you just show up at the bus stop earlier next time? Since you are on the Express bus, the 135 only stops at the main stops in Vancouver, which is why he did not pull over. Maybe your stop is at one of the main stops for Express? If so, you should of just tole him what happened. If you did, then he is an ass? But, if not, you missed your stop, you have to wait for the next one.The 135 does not stop at the "Cracktown" area usually. The stops they stop at is Victoria Street, then Main Street, then Homer Street. If you miss your stop, you miss your stop. You weren't harassing him.



Why are you being such an ass? He was only asking for suggestions. How would you like it if someone acted that way towards you when you asking for advice?


I was on the 135 express, the same one I have been taking to get to/from work and my next stop was the Commercial Drive stop, the driver then asked me two dumb questions and when I answered him correctly thats when he stopped about ten-fifteen blocks after the Main St. stop. I do know it is not legal for a bus to stop after they pull away from a station. This driver recognizes me and when I wave him down from the crosswalk he closes the doors when I arrive at the door then pulls up to the light, I know there is a bus every five minutes but it's more the principle here. Anyways I made a complaint online at Translink and phoned in at 8AM regarding this issue and the very next morning two translink officers and a translink superviser were speaking with said very confused bus driver before I even arrived and when I came to the bus stop, he looked a little stunned to be honest. When I spoke with the superviser and the officers, they were a little intimidating but after telling my side of the story, they apologized for the drivers behavior and said that starting next week that the driver would be on a new route. Later on at home, I recieved a call from Translink, and they said they would be looking at the video of the 'incident'. I thanked them for being very fast in their response.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

I was on the 135 express, the same one I have been taking to get to/from work and my next stop was the Commercial Drive stop, the driver then asked me two dumb questions and when I answered him correctly thats when he stopped about ten-fifteen blocks after the Main St. stop. I do know it is not legal for a bus to stop after they pull away from a station. This driver recognizes me and when I wave him down from the crosswalk he closes the doors when I arrive at the door then pulls up to the light, I know there is a bus every five minutes but it's more the principle here. Anyways I made a complaint online at Translink and phoned in at 8AM regarding this issue and the very next morning two translink officers and a translink superviser were speaking with said very confused bus driver before I even arrived and when I came to the bus stop, he looked a little stunned to be honest. When I spoke with the superviser and the officers, they were a little intimidating but after telling my side of the story, they apologized for the drivers behavior and said that starting next week that the driver would be on a new route. Later on at home, I recieved a call from Translink, and they said they would be looking at the video of the 'incident'. I thanked them for being very fast in their response.


At first I was like Commercial stop? I mixed up Victoria with Commercial, my bad. After reading your response, you are clearly not in the wrong here bud. It's great to hear that everything worked out for your so far. Good luck!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

maybe because the 99 is the busiest bus route in north america that serves the second and third largest employment areas in the region and there is no way to further increase capacity without a desperately needed skytrain line that will benefit way more than just the people of vancouver ?


I don't disagree that a Broadway skytrain would be at capacity the day after it opened much like the RAV line was.

I am saying that if you want the south of fraser tax dollars to help you should consider throwing them a bone once in a while. You can't make every improvement north of the river.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

The King George B-Line is set to open next year, perhaps as soon as April once the new articulated buses arrive.


I have heard that before.

And if it does it's only going to go as far as Newton.

Provide at least Bline service to the south of Fraser regional town centres. THEN we can talk about putting a three billion dollar skytrain line out to UBC.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

The Broadway corridor makes up some crazy amount (I forget the exact percentage... I want to say around 20-25%) of people commuting to/from work, school, etc. every day in Vancouver.

That's why it's such a big topic within the transit context... and it would be highly beneficial to the city, moreso than having a King George B-Line.


The south of Fraser region makes up a crazy amount of the property and gas taxes (and soon to be tolls) that fund all this stuff. It would be nice to at least give that area the basic service Vancouverites complain about.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

The south of Fraser region makes up a crazy amount of the property and gas taxes (and soon to be tolls) that fund all this stuff. It would be nice to at least give that area the basic service Vancouverites complain about.


You keep saying that but never provide proof it's true.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

You keep saying that but never provide proof it's true.


Then drop that rump of a cost burden and go it alone then. Go ahead and prove how wrong those south of fraser mayors and residents are.

It's hard to deny that with half the residents they pay plenty in property taxes and while they may pay less in fares (due to less transit) there's way more driving to contribute to the gas taxes. Has anyone done a detailed cost study to see if south of fraser residents are getting value for their money?
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Ride TransLink free on New Year's Eve, but be prepared to dish out more tomorrow:

First, for the good news.


Starting at 5 p.m. today, bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express fares will be waved until 5 a.m. tomorrow, meaning New Year’s Eve revellers will have plenty of free options to choose from while party hopping and, later, while making their way home.


The offer is in addition to TransLink’s extended holiday services, which includes additional bus service for tonight only. Check out www.translink.ca for full details, including bus times, and to plan a trip using the trip planner option.


Now, for the bad news.


At just about the same time the memories from last night become clear, transit users will discover that fares have gone up. The fare increases — effective Jan. 1 — are to cover inflation costs and to help fund past service improvements, TransLink says.


The main changes are as follows:


1 Zone (adult): $2.75 from $2.50


2 Zone (adult): $4 from $3.75


3 Zone (adult): $5.50 from $5


Monthly passes:


1 Zone (adult): $91 from $81


2 Zone (adult): $124 from $110


3 Zone (adult): $170 from $151


The cost of Faresaver cards is unaffected. A full list of details can be viewed on TransLink’s website.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

SkyTrain maintenance worker accused of slashing nearly 500 seats, causing $45,000 in damages:

One man has been charged after 480 SkyTrain seats were slashed over a four-month period.


Terald Nicholas Gorecki, 63, has been charged with mischief over $5,000. Gorecki was a contract maintenance worker for SkyTrain.


The damage, estimated to be about $45,000, is believed to have been done with a box cutter between August and November.


Transit Police Crime Reduction Unit reviewed hundreds of hours of video tape during the investigation.


Gorecki was released with the following conditions:


He is not to be found on any SkyTrain or B.C. Transit property and not to possess any knives or sharp instruments except for the preparation and consumption of food while in residence,


He is not to possess any tools outside his place of employment.


Gorecki will make his next court appearance in February.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/SkyTrain+maintenance+worker+charged+after+nearly+seats/7761284/story.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Then drop that rump of a cost burden and go it alone then. Go ahead and prove how wrong those south of fraser mayors and residents are.

It's hard to deny that with half the residents they pay plenty in property taxes and while they may pay less in fares (due to less transit) there's way more driving to contribute to the gas taxes. Has anyone done a detailed cost study to see if south of fraser residents are getting value for their money?


What about all the bridges that go pretty much solely to help south of the Fraser commuters and do nothing for people north of the Fraser?

In Toronto, the TTC used to be funded entirely from the fare box when it was limited to just the central core. When suburbia wanted service and the subway expanded, that is when it started needing extra funding.
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:44 PM

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Transit Police report a broken power rail has suspended SkyTrain service between Columbia and Edmonds. Bus service is being set up.
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

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What's this? An acquaintance posted it on facebook. (Click image)

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

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For the compass cards; swipe to refill it with one of the 3 options shown.

Edited by Dellins, 27 April 2013 - 03:13 AM.

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