Last night Danielle and I went to the downtown Transit Windsor terminal to install the first five test panels we had printed for Text In-Transit. The panels read: everything is possible, YOU MADE MY DAY, YOU ARE THE CITY, YOU CHANGED EVERYTHING, and changing the world starts by changing this city. We had to install these panels while the buses momentarily stopped at the terminal, so it was pretty quick. When we install the rest of the panels later this month, we’ll do it at the garage.
We were going to install these panels on three buses—the Transway 1C Westbound, the Transway 1C Eastbound, and the Tunnel Bus.
First panel up was YOU ARE THE CITY on the Transway 1C Westbound.
I hadn’t perfected the installation technique yet.
The on-duty supervisor who organized us getting onto the buses to do this gave me a hand.
The next panel, YOU MADE MY DAY, was installed on the Transway 1C Eastbound, it went a lot smoother.
I also installed YOU CHANGED EVERYTHING on the 1C Eastbound.
I wish we had been able to stay on the buses to see if people noticed the signs.
Next up was the Tunnel Bus.
It was parked for a while, so it was a bit easier to get on and install and find a good place for the signs. On the other buses, because it was so quick, I just had to find any open space.
I installed two panels near the back of the tunnel bus.
First I installed “everything is possible”.
I really liked that this one will be going across the border.
Second was “changing the world starts by changing this city”.
I’m really happy the first five panels are up. We still need to go through the submissions, but the remaining 95 panels should be up by the end of April. Let me know if you see any of these panels up while on your public transit travels.