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  2. general682002

    Milton Transit

    Guess where the Orion VI sold to, which also another subject when it comes to plane news..... https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/01/20/250-passengers-stranded-aboard-airplane-in-frigid-labrador-for-16-hours.html And pics from Twitter!
  3. Ultimate

    Today's Special Sightings

    TTC 8943 Is on the 54
  4. Matt Demers

    Today's Sightings

    Frontenac's 31-156 and St. Laurent's 30-243 were on the 139 today. Other buses on the 139 were 2nd gens among them 24-202. 24-202 was the first of 6 buses to come at the same time because a snow clearing op delayed them all. 30-015 went to the 470. Anjou's 30-098 was on the 67.
  5. Meraki

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    Yeah, this. Fire can arrive sooner and provide basic medical attention until paramedics arrive.
  6. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Anyone have a copy of the RFP, I recall it saying LED wherever possible.
  7. Someguy3071

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Anything BYD is just a bad idea.
  8. Community Shuttle

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    It was an option. Option is the key word. I'm guessing the all-LED headlights were extra cost at the time. They are only on the Rapidbus XDE60s because NFI made them standard equipment and discontinued the old ones.
  9. Transit geek

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Frankly speaking, I don't think the current fleet of 150~ LFS artics is sufficient enough for current service levels. To that end, I would love to see TTC try a XE60 or BYD K11 and see how much more energy they could save by harassing the full potential of electric power. I suggest that is among the reasons why the TTC is not opting for LFSh Artics at this time (which would be cool since articulated hybrids are rare in Canada - even the STM doesn't have them).
  10. Rob's Transport Hub

    Golden Gate Transit

    Golden Gate Transit 1575 on Route 30 (Taken 1/19/19)
  11. Buzz2kb

    Escambia County Area Transit (Pensacola, Florida)

    The Orion I's in my gallery are all pictured in August 2009.
  12. Jaymaud0804

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    Red- Retired/decommissioned Black- Active Skinny- 2000/2001 order Italicized- 2007/2008 order (92)01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85
  13. Phillip

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    Confirmed! I saw it there as well.
  14. Frozen Yogurt

    Today's Sightings

    Today's 165 is really not bad, no problems from my both rides. I caught 37-045, its front door makes a very loud psst noise when it opens. (also surprised by the usual gigantic lineups at plaza CDN) Also of note is that I haven't seen any third gens on the 165 at all during the whole day. Also, it seems like that no electric buses made it out either. Probably they're also ordered to be grounded. Finally, from the tracker, it seems that Legendre did sent out a few artics.
  15. Orion6025

    Escambia County Area Transit (Pensacola, Florida)

    How old are the Orion 1 shots?
  16. M. Parsons

    CTrain - S200 (series 9) cars

    Edmonton's solution: https://www.edmonton.ca/ets/lrt-accessibility.aspx
  17. Rob's Transport Hub

    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    There are no plans to have unwired extensions of any trolleybus route. They are testing the batteries to make sure they work during the acceptance testing. And the location, Geary Blvd and 6th Avenue out in the Richmond District. and as of right now, no battery electric buses being ordered.
  18. popillil

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Probably wasn't an option when the XN40's were ordered?
  19. MCW Metrobus

    2001 Orion 5 Retirement

    Paying a quick visit to RTC last night, I spotted what looked like 9268 at the front of the retirement line.
  20. FlyingPig

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    By the way, why aren't Surrey's XN40's headlights the new styled ones? I'll be very salty if Hamilton's order comes in with the new headlights - the design is just so much nicer.
  21. OK, I've been looking at everyone here argue back and forth about the colours, branding and whatnot. So now I will add some fuel to the flames. First: Which bus looks the most rapid to you? (Yes, these are the Mendoza Flyers) Green: Red: Blue: Orange: Purple: (I'm not going to create a poll for this. Sound off below.) Second: Branding Honestly, as for branding I really want B-Line to stay, but as far as the passenger experience goes, I'm willing to completely refresh the brand into a generic name if it means more frequency, better stop facilities, better transit priority, and more. And the truth is, maybe it is time to switch names and start anew with a clean slate. Sometimes when I think of the B-Line I think of crowded vehicles, three D60LF's coming down Broadway (in a row), 10 buses showing up as blue on T-Comm, and so on. But don't get me wrong - if after this 30-bus art project finishes and the buses come back with B-Line instead of Rapidbus - I'm all for it. Third: Sub-Fleet Doesn't really matter to me if a Rapidbus gets onto the 44 or the 143/145. As long as they don't put the Rapidbuses on the 319, 502, 49, or the Nightbuses, I'm fine. Honestly Translink should be able to take care of this - a 257 should stay on its run all day, same with 143/145, the 44, or 49. There are enough older buses to fill in the gap for these non-Rapidbus routes.
  22. Yeah you're right, I didn't think of that...
  23. Maintenance has to be a 24/7 operation to stay on top of the workload. Using those bays for other purposes, even for a few hours would have a ripple effect in less than a week. Besides, cars laid up there may be disabled with running gear in various stages of disassembly, and can’t simply be pushed out the door, delaying completion even if they could....and bringing us full circle back to that ripple effect I just mentioned. Basically cutting off one’s nose to spite their face. leaving them inside would only delay pneumatic freeze ups by by like, an hour if they’re lucky anyway.
  24. Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT), based at Pensacola, is Florida's westernmost transit agency. I had the chances to fan on the agency 3 times; in August 2009 on my way from Palm Beach County, Florida to my current job in Mississippi and during the Memorial Day weekends of 2011 and 2017. The oldest buses I have pictured were 1992 Orion I 30ft. buses with "hammerhead" fronts, as illustrated by bus 9209 pictured at the Pensacola Junior College/PJC (since renamed to Pensacola State College) transfer point. ECAT's next buses were 1996-99 Gillig Phantoms. The thirteen 1996 and 1998 buses were 30ft. variants, as depicted by buses 9619 (at ECAT's transit center-cum-garage in 2009), 9618 (at the downtown Pensacola transfer point in 2011) and 9825 (at downtown Pensacola in 2009). The five 1999 buses were 35ft. in length, as depicted by buses 9930 (near the ECAT transit center in 2009) and 9929 (at downtown Pensacola in 2011). They were ECAT's final 35ft. buses for now. 9930 was also ECAT's final Gillig Phantom. Then ECAT has gone through 7 years before buying further new buses. They are six 2006 Gillig Low Floor 29ft as depicted by buses 0635 carrying the then-current blue and yellow swoops (at the PJC transfer point in 2009) and 0633 (in an all-green livery at downtown Pensacola in 2017), The next six similar 2007 buses are illustrated by bus 0742 carrying the livery they were delivered in (near the ECAT transit center in 2009), the same bus in green livery with panther graphics (at downtown Pensacola in 2011), green bus 0739 with out panther graphics (same location and date as bus 0742 in green), all-white bus 0737 and the same bus featuring the latest ECAT logo (at downtown Pensacola in 2011 and 2017 respectively). The ten 2010 sister buses are ECAT's first EPA-2010 buses and the only buses delivered in the green livery when new. Examples depicted here are buses 1046 and 1052 (at downtown Pensacola in 2011 and 2017 respectively). Bus 1052 is also ECAT's final Gillig for now. ECAT then switched to Eldorado National EZ-Rider II BRT 30ft. buses in 2014-15, as illustrated by buses 1453 (ECAT's first Eldorado bus out of seven) and 1556 (the only 2015 bus of the batch). They are the first buses delivered new with the current ECAT logo, and are both pictured at downtown Pensacola in 2017. One final ECAT bus featured here is Chevy/Champion cutaway 1001 pictured at downtown Pensacola in 2011. Bonus pictures here are Trolley replica's 107 and 1967 on Pensacola Beach and University of West Florida trolley services respectively. Here is my ECAT gallery: Escambia County Area Transit And the trolley replica's are part of my miscellaneous Florida Panhandle transit vehicles gallery: Various Transit Vehicles in Florida Panhandle
  25. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I believe it is a continuous order. Maybe it's been arranged to have the delivery of the rest of the XN's held off a bit while the artics are being delivered as well as the XE's shortly (according to planned delivery). So many buses coming in right now that it wouldn't surprise me especially if New Flyer has the room. Or maybe a break in manufacturing for the order.
  26. I wonder if they actually might try storing some of the CLRV's in the heated service bays, the ones that have to leave early morning.
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