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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #2581
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My ringtone was "please stand back from the doors (with canto and mando) and that beep beep beep"

SkyTrain did have a message about garbage and recycling, but it was recorded (on like a tape) and played over like a skytrain attendant message. But I don't hear it anymore...

The MARK Is also have small ads (like one fifth size) about keeping the system clean.

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Yes like a crappy windows one. I hate the fact that the last word the "computer says" is so cut-off, Avenue sounds like Aven or Street souns like stree
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #2582
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My ringtone was "please stand back from the doors (with canto and mando) and that beep beep beep"
you mean "ching mut kow gun chei moon"?
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #2583
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yup yup yup =D
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #2584
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My ringtone was "please stand back from the doors (with canto and mando) and that beep beep beep"

SkyTrain did have a message about garbage and recycling, but it was recorded (on like a tape) and played over like a skytrain attendant message. But I don't hear it anymore...

The MARK Is also have small ads (like one fifth size) about keeping the system clean.

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Yes like a crappy windows one. I hate the fact that the last word the "computer says" is so cut-off, Avenue sounds like Aven or Street souns like stree
I'm actually using the Please Stand Back from the Doors as my ringtone currently and with stations from Prince Edward to Tsim Sha Tsui. I love the ringtone.

As for the 99 B-Line voices, I don't like it. The announcement for Macdonald sounds really slurred. I still can't make out the Willow St. announcement. It probably the worst announcement of them all. The once time that I went to Broadway Station on the new buses, they said North Grandview Hwy instead of Broadway or Commercial Dr. I wonder if others have heard this before too.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #2585
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The current automated messages only say the location of the bus stove relative to the map. I don't think the 99 B-Line bus stop @ Broadway Station is entered as "Broadway station" but instead "Westbound E Broadway @ Commercial Drive Bay 2"

I think they will change that as they want to "attract more tourists" using the transit system and "include attractions and destinations"
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #2586
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they would need to install switches to go directly from the tunnel to the bridge... but it could go to towards columbia and then back out?
I should have been more clear. It comes into Columbia Station Inbound track and says unloading only or something then goes to the switch just outside the platform and switches to an outbound train to King George. But now that I think about it, going back to VCC-Clark, Columbia Outbound would still be a transfer point (but only that platform). Maybe they already ran this senerio (SP) through before Millennium Line construction started.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #2587
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i didn't even know they had announcements on buses until i had to take the bus the other day and they announced some stops and the setup was so different. it had seats facing front and back and was just arranged really weirdly
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Old February 7th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #2588
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you mean "ching mut kow gun chei moon"?
Haha! I love that. I can still hear it in my ear. the entire thing. "ching mut kow gun che moon. qing bu yao kao jin che men. please stand back from the doors." and the ladie's cute british accent always gets me.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #2589
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #2590
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don't forget the BEEPS!!!!!!
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Old February 8th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #2591
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has anyone seen the skytrain rap on youtube? its a funny vid
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Old February 9th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #2592
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This is what our RapidBus transit system SHOULD look like. Maybe Kevin Falcon should visit Bogata.

Watch this video and experience art in reality/
http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/...ransit-bogota/

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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #2593
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #2594
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Here is an article from the CBC... and all i can say is wow, there is really a hidden agenda(quite literally) from this govt....

TransLink pay scale raises eyebrows in B.C.

Directors of the Greater Vancouver transit authority have raised eyebrows by voting to award themselves a hefty pay package.

Behind closed doors and without issuing a press release, the TransLink board approved a wage scale that pays six times more than what the previous board was being paid to do similar work.

As a result, TransLink directors will be entitled to $1,200 per meeting.

Chairman Dale Parker will make $100,000 a year, an amount that is double what his predecessor earned.

News of the increases come after the B.C. Ministry of Transportation restructured the TransLink board last year, replacing elected directors with appointed ones.

Former B.C. Premier Mike Harcourt chaired the steering committee that recommended the new pay scale, described as "unprecedented" by New Democratic Party critic Maureen Karagianis.

She said the money is going to a group that is using taxpayers' dollars and is supposed to be working in the best interest of the taxpayer.

Other municipal officials said the pay scale will spark a public outcry.

"I think the public is going to be outraged,'' said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan.

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson said she was disappointed to learn that the TransLink board had approved the pay increase.

"I don't know how they can justify those kinds of dollars,'' she said. "We are not in these positions to make money. We are in these positions to serve the public.''

But Harcourt took a different view, saying higher pay was needed to attract the type of people the committee wanted for the job.

"It was a big important role for the Lower Mainland and we wanted to attract some really good talent, which I think we did,'' he said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...translink.html

This is exactly what i mean of a hidden agenda. This was a closed door meeting with no agenda. It is clear WHY they didn't publish an agenda. They wanted to give themselves a huge pay increase and all the while raising the transit rates this past january. This Liberal government clearly has it priorities elsewhere and cannot be trusted to do what is right for British Columbians.

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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #2595
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^ that would certainly be an ideal suburban bus rapid transit system. i really do hope that Falcon and co. take a seriously look at that, rather than choosing only to purchase a few hundred rapid buses then jabbing a bus stop sign on the ground....and then doing the Falcon announcement thingy: "voila, your new rapid bus".
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #2596
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ok guys this is not an article from The Tyee but infact CBC

TransLink pay scale raises eyebrows in B.C.

Directors of the Greater Vancouver transit authority have raised eyebrows by voting to award themselves a hefty pay package.

Behind closed doors and without issuing a press release, the TransLink board approved a wage scale that pays six times more than what the previous board was being paid to do similar work.

As a result, TransLink directors will be entitled to $1,200 per meeting.
Well, you have to consider that the previous Board of Directors were politicians that were basically firing guns at random directions. The new Board of Directors are professionals with expertise in their fields...i think the pay raise is quite justified, and it is comparable to what YVR board of directors make. $7,200 for the 6 meetings they attend each year isn't much.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #2597
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Funny... weren't the NDP in favor of having a pay-raise when the Liberal Government purposely suggested a pay-raise in Victoria? Then flip flopping and didn't want the pay-raise because of the negative media attention and anger from the public?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #2598
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wow its progressing alot thats good Vancouver is lucky that its getting two new metro lines while Miami is getting none so ever its sad but good luck Vancouver
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I'm still in some degree of shock that the US government is pulling the plug on its support of the rapid transit lines/extensions in both Florida and Washington. The Federal component was not even that large in either event. What gives? Is it genuinely a case of there being no money left over because of Iraq or is it some sort of vindictive parting shot by the Republicans as they are about to be turfed out of office?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #2600
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but when the public were appalled, we agreed to donate it to charity. i know some mlas ( ndp) have created scholarships for students in their community and others have given to other needy causes like the food back et al.
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