Transit Life

What to Do When You Lose Something on Vancouver Transit

Have you ever hopped off the bus, SkyTrain, or SeaBus, checked your pockets and realized you lost your Compass card, keys or even your wallet? It happens to the best of us. Before you chase down the SkyTrain or jump in a cab and tell the driver to “follow that bus!”, take a deep breath. There are some pretty specific protocols that TransLink has put in place to help you recover lost items. The first step you should take when you lose something on Vancouver Transit  Believe it or not, people lose things on Vancouver Transit all the time.

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

What to Do When You Lose Something on Calgary Transit

Have you ever hopped off the bus or the CTrain, checked your pockets and realized you lost your phone, keys or even your wallet? It happens to the best of us. Before you chase down the CTrain or jump in an Uber and tell the driver to “follow that bus!”, take a deep breath. There are actually some pretty specific protocols that Calgary Transit has put in place to help you recover lost items. The first step you should take when you lose something on Calgary Transit  Believe it or not, people lose things on Calgary Transit all the

By |March 10th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Practice Kindness on Public Transportation

Appreciation seems like an appropriate word for 2021. Over the last year, you’ve probably come to appreciate a lot of things that you’ve taken for granted. Something as simple as going outside, seeing your family and friends, or even commuting to and from work all feel like privileges now. And as cities and communities across Canada begin to reopen, they’re privileges we surely won’t take for granted again.    Why thanking the transit driver will make their day and yours This is why for Transit Appreciation Month, we want to talk about something else we’ve taken for granted. For those

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|0 Comments

New in Rocketman: Real-Time Passenger Occupancy Levels for TTC Buses

Avoid busy buses with the free Rocketman Transit App 🚀 📲 🚌 The Rocketman team is always working to create a positive transit riding experience. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've pivoted our focus to help you manage the parts of your commute that are the hardest. Right now, that’s being around other people in a small space. Our latest feature has been designed to make your commute a bit less stressful, helping you understand whether approaching buses are busy and giving you the information you need to make an informed decision.  In partnership with the Toronto Transit

By |March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

Riding Public Transportation in Winnipeg

The Canadian city of Winnipeg, located in the province of Manitoba, attracts many newcomers due to its diversity and lower cost of living compared to other major Canadian cities. Upon moving to Winnipeg, all newcomers must figure out how to get around in their new city, especially if they don’t plan to drive a car. This article will explain everything newcomers will need to know about public transportation in Winnipeg to feel confident and at-ease while riding around the city. Winnipeg Transit is the primary transit authority in Winnipeg. Transit information pertaining to all of their services is available on

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|0 Comments

Getting Familiar with the Calgary Transportation System

The multicultural city of Calgary welcomes thousands of newcomers each year. One of your first priorities as a newcomer is to understand how to get around your new city. Calgary’s frequent and inexpensive public transportation system is a convenient way to travel while cutting down on car costs and reducing your personal carbon footprint. This article was original published by Arrive. Arrive helps newcomers reach life, career and financial goals in Canada. Getting familiar with the Calgary transportation system Calgary’s new transit innovations, such as the My Fare app for contactless payment, make its transit system advanced and user-friendly.

By |February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

Using Public Transportation in Vancouver

When newcomers first move to Canada, transportation is one of the first aspects of their new life that they need to figure out. In Vancouver, you can get to work, school, community centres, or the beautiful parks and beaches by using public transportation. This article will cover Vancouver’s easy-to-use public transit options and describe how to start riding public transportation throughout the city and the surrounding area of Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver is a broad term that describes the city of Vancouver and many of its surrounding municipalities including Burnaby, Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, and more. Translink is the transit authority that services Metro Vancouver, in conjunction

By |January 27th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments
  • An Ottawa bus in Canada's capitol

How to Use Public Transportation in Ottawa

For newcomers to the city of Ottawa, navigating the city’s public transportation system is one of the most important tasks of your first few months in Canada. If you choose not to purchase a car or get a driver’s license, public transit will be your primary mode of transportation. This article will explain the Ottawa public transit system so that you can easily travel within the city. This article was original published by Arrive. Arrive helps newcomers reach life, career and financial goals in Canada. The primary transportation agency in Ottawa is OC Transpo. Gatineau, a city just across the river

By |January 27th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|0 Comments

Getting Around by Edmonton Public Transit

For newcomers to Edmonton, transportation is one of the primary needs to address in the first few weeks of living in the city. Neighbourhoods in Edmonton are large and spaced out, so public transportation can help you cover the potentially long distances you may need to travel to get to work, school, or any other destination. Through this article, we hope to provide you with all the information you’ll need to access the public transit in Edmonton. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the main transit authority of Edmonton. The city has both buses and a Light Rail Train (LRT)

By |January 27th, 2021|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments

Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for Calgary

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on Calgary Transit over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know. Like many major transit agencies across Canada, Calgary Transit will have adjusted holiday service. On New Year’s Eve, they offer extended evening service on the CTrain, MAX routes and some bus routes. For all CTRiders, a reminder that face coverings are now mandatory.  Calgary Transit Holiday Schedule Dec 21 - Winter service changes begin. Dec 21 - Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 All school trips are cancelled as schools close

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Transit Life|Tags: |0 Comments