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TransLink sending transit maps to California boy with autism

TransLink is sending a California boy with autism a collection of transit maps. (Source: Twitter/@cityjada)
Summary

The boy's family reached out asking for one of TransLink's transit maps because he loves memorizing maps

Stevens said TransLink has collected maps from all over the world and she decided to send them to the boy

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A transit enthusiast in the U.S. is receiving a special package from Metro Vancouver’s transportation network.

Jada Natalie Stevens, a designer for TransLink, posted to Twitter on Aug. 15 saying a California family had reached out to the organization asking for one of its transit maps. Their son, who has autism, loves memorizing them.

Stevens said in a tweet that TransLink has collected maps from other systems all over the world, and decided to send them all to the boy to inspire his “young curious mind.” She said: “There is little else that pulls my heart strings more than a kid who loves transit maps.”

In the Twitter comments, other transit companies jumped in to offer additional maps and commenters posted links to transit blogs.