New Flyer D40LF 964
Location: Bay Street at Keith Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Operator of Vehicle: West Vancouver Blue Bus
Date of Photo: August 6, 2007
West Vancouver Blue Bus has the distinction of being the oldest municipally operated bus system in North America, having been founded in 1912. Although they are operated under contract to TransLink (which is the primary transit operator in the Vancouver area), the dozen or so West Vancouver Blue Bus routes certainly have their own identity. After all, no other buses in the Vancouver region are running around with the West Vancouver seal above their headsigns. It’s been nearly 10 years since I was in Vancouver and I still don’t think I’ve seen an agency before or since that trip to stick something on the roof of the buses like that before. Has anyone else seen anything like it elsewhere or know why West Vancouver Blue Bus does this on all their buses? It is certainly unique.
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