On June 10, I went on a tour that was about the transit designs and Asian American community. During the tour, I learned about the history of Asian civilians in Vancouver. In the 1970s, many Chinese railroad workers and shipmen immigrated to Vancouver. New immigrants had to pay fifty dollars as an admission to enter Vancouver. As the number of Chinese immigrating to Vancouver increased, the admission payment went up to one hundred dollars and then five hundred dollars. Once the Chinese settled in Vancouver, they faced many Anti-Asian right and relocation. Around that time, many white locals disliked Asian people. They wanted to show their anger towards the Asians. One day, a large crowd of white civilians ran to Chinatown and Japantown and attacked the people who lived in Chinatown and Japantown. After that incident, white civilians displaced many Chinese people and incarcerated Japanese Canadians. Thus, Japanese Canadians never got back their properties that were taken away from white Canadians.
After the tour, I rode on different transportation like the Skyline trains, Translink trains and SeaBuses in Vancouver. I felt that Vancouver has many transits that were available to Canadians living in Vancouver which reminded me of San Francisco since San Francisco has transits like Muni buses, underground trains, cable cars and BARTs. However, what made me differentiate the difference between the transportation in San Francisco and Vancouver was the passenger transit system. In Vancouver, I had to line up whenever I waited for the train or bus to arrive. In contrast, I rode on the bus and train without lining up in San Francisco. This indicated the dissimilarity between San Francisco and Vancouver transits. Despite how Vancouver and San Francisco has contrasting ways for passengers to wait for transits, the transit systems distinguished their similarity.