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Old June 12th, 2008, 04:10 AM   #2981
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Old June 12th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #2982
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lol, years ago Translink reports called the smart card program "ORCA: One Regional Card for All" but since, Seattle has stolen that name for their own system.

I'd go with Otter.
I don't see why we could not still use the "ORCA" moniker in reference to our smart card system. I really don't give a shit if Seattle stole the idea from us.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #2983
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Well, I'm sick of acronyms - does everything have to mean something to the letter? I'd rather have Otter.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #2984
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How about: I live in Vancouver plus you did. Nuffin' said.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #2985
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Hrmmm...

Hong Kong = Octopus
London = Oyster
Montreal's is called OPUS -- by the sounds of this two-week-old launch here, it's gonna be right pussy, infectious from inflicting hefty travel delays from the way the new system's devised for (many, many) infrequent transit users here . . .
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Old June 13th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #2986
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Just call it Smart Card.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #2987
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How about: I live in Vancouver plus you did. Nuffin' said.
I don't get it....lol.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 07:48 AM   #2988
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From the Busby website:


Busby Perkins+Will has been commissioned to design three stations for the Richmond portion of the new Canada Line transit system, an elevated line running parallel to No. 3 Road. Aberdeen Station, Lansdowne Station, and Richmond-Brighouse Station will be designed as a family, united by similarities in structure, glazing, and roof elements.

The stations will be fully glazed to encourage inward and outward visibility. Platforms will be accessible primarily via stairs and escalators, with transparent elevators providing wheelchair access. On the platforms, extensive use of glass will create a visual connection with the surrounding area. Distinctive wooden roofs will provide weather protection for the length of the platform, and will clearly identify the stations as part of the Canada Line's Richmond segment.

Each station has been concieved as a catalyst for future development, and has been designed to complement its envisioned surroundings. Aberdeen will support mixed-use commercial development, Richmond-Brighouse will serve a large-scale urban project, and Lansdowne will be surrounded by a large-scale park and plaza. Strategic daylighting will ensure that future development does not reduce the level of daylight brought into the stations, and rooftop rainwater collection will be incorporated into landscape design features. Other opportunities to incorporate sustainable principles are being pursued as designs progress.






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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #2989
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City eyeing digital billboards
By Matthew Hoekstra - Richmond Review - June 18, 2008


The city is eyeing 13 digital advertising displays for the downtown core to complement the reinvention of No. 3 Road and generate cash for the city.

IBI Group, the consultant heading the city’s No. 3 Road restoration project, is recommending one large-format LED screen for the exterior of each downtown Canada Line station and 10 freestanding wrap-around displays along Richmond’s main drag.

In his report, the city’s Amarjeet Rattan said the technology could be “aesthetically pleasing, engaging and informative without creating a sense of visual pollution or overload” and generate revenue for the city.

“Many other public transit systems around the world have successfully introduced similar types of advertising at stations and other prime locations,” he said.

On Monday, staff’s recommendation to kick-start a pilot program for the displays was set for a council vote, but it was pulled from the council table.

City spokesperson Kim Decker said staff are folding new technical details into the report. She said it’s not clear when the recommendation will go to a council vote.

The LED screens, similar to big-screen TVs, would be attached to the Aberdeen, Lansdowne and Richmond-Brighouse stations. The 10 360-degree displays would be located at various points on No. 3 Road between Cambie and Saba roads, under the Canada Line guideway.

The proposed technology is said to offer images as sharp in daylight as they are in darkness, can withstand weather and be connected to the Internet.

According to Rattan’s report, the project could net the city $400,000 a year in revenue, based on a sharing agreement between the city, InTransitBC and a partner that would pay for the capital costs of installing the technology.

The city would also have access to portions of the displays for use by city departments at no cost.

The cash could go to the city’s public art reserve, leisure facilities development reserve and general revenue, according to Rattan.

Coun. Rob Howard called it a “pretty significant opportunity” for the city to generate revenue from a source other than property taxes.

“We talk all the time about property tax being an inappropriate in some instances, source of revenue for for a bunch of different city programs. This is an opportunity to generate some additional revenue, while we’re enlivening the street.”

In January, council voted to explore opportunities with InTransitBC for multimedia technology along with Canada Line on No. 3 Road that could be used in providing public information, visual displays, audio and advertising.

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No. 3 Road displays considered:

•Interactive projection technology: images projected onto sidewalk surface

•Revolution 360-degree high resolution displays: standalone wrap-around virtual content panels with built in computer, media player

•Interactive kiosks: users can access information, download videos and ring tones, take and send photos and shop online

•LED screens: flat screens at Canada Line stations attached to guideway and around guideway pillars







Meanwhile, some new renderings are also out for some of the stations:



Broadway-City Hall Station
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Marine Drive Station
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Yaletown Station
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #2990
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #2991
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I will stop using transit if I have to give my personal information to get a ticket. What the f%&k are they thinking?
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Old July 6th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #2992
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Guess that means you'll walk and bike everywhere, last I checked you need to give up your personal info to get on a plane or get car insurance or even a drivers license.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #2993
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I will stop using transit if I have to give my personal information to get a ticket. What the f%&k are they thinking?
Most people are willing to give up a great deal of privacy as a trade off for security.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #2994
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Most people are willing to give up a great deal of privacy as a trade off for security.
...and will get neither.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 05:08 AM   #2995
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...and will get neither.
Why not give a fake name instead? They won't verify it.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #2996
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I don't see what's wrong with giving them your "personal information." They have better things to do than tracking where "Person X" goes around everyday. The London Police force was able to track the terrorists because they used smartcards to enter and exit the system (and with the help of many security cameras throughout the tube).

Anyways, here are a few Mark IIs from Yongin's Everline (Blue/White/Green) and Beijing's Airport Express (the red ones):


From Bombardier


From Bombardier


Credits to andomano from urbantoronto [trains at the Bombardier Thunder Bay Plant

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Old July 7th, 2008, 02:02 AM   #2997
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It's entirely possible to track a terrorist without a mass surveillance state, and those London terrorists could have just used paper tickets instead. In fact even if they were required to register they could just give their name as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon and number as 778-555-1234.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #2998
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Translink would have to know your name if you needed to top-up your Otter Card by debit or credit card, as well as access your balance with your online account, right?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #2999
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Translink would have to know your name if you needed to top-up your Otter Card by debit or credit card, as well as access your balance with your online account, right?
According to my knowledge, yes...
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More updates by Tafryn, June 30:
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MARINE DRIVE STATION






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