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      We are saddened by the loss of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine (Jubal) Fraser who was attacked while on the job and unfortunately passed away.
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  2. Funny. As did i
  3. The information coming out about future deliveries, comes from a Metro Fleet Projection spreadsheet which is always subject to change and is preliminary. The listing for 8300's doesn't actually say Rapid Ride, but says XDE60 3 door "BRT ready". That's leads me to believe it's Rapid Ride, and would make sense, given that the G and H lines will come online in the next couple years. Also, I think it's very possible, given the fact this spreadsheet is preliminary, that it could say 8300's, but should've said 6300's. 8100's and 8200's will replace 2300's, 2800's and begin to replace 2600's. As 8300's (likely 6300's) come in, and Rapid Ride lines replace existing routes, that'll replace more 2600's. That being said, they don't have to go to a base and directly replace an old bus. South, East get 8100's. Replace 2300's (South). And as those come in to East, enough 68/6900's with rotate to North, to replace 2300's. (North always get oldest equipment. Please don't ask why.... it just happens and I don't have a reason) Ryerson, Central will get 8200's, which will replace 2300, 2800's (Ryerson) and begin to replace 2600's (Central)
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  5. I don't think that makes sense, but normally they're there to replace D60 2300s, especially there were not just at Ryerson, but at North and South. It would make sense if they put some 8100s to North, South and some to either Ryerson or East Base if maybe possible. to be honest I don't think it would be possible for 8100s to go to East, since they have most of 6800s DE60LF and 6900s DE60LFRs were at East where were Hybrids.
  6. How come the next generation of Rapidride XDE60's are being numbered 8300-8321 instead of 6300-6321 when the Rapid Ride buses are easily known to be in the early 6000 series? I'm finally looking forward to having those 8100 series XDE60's at East instead of always having to only be able to ride those '08/'09 DE60LF's and DE60LFR's all the time. I am a frequent East Base rider who rides routes like the 252, 255, and 257, usually almost weekly, and I can't wait for those XDE60's to come in. What all the sudden caused East to get rid of most of their 40-foot buses? I remember back in the day when East had Orion VII's and more phantom 40's than they do now. When East is short on artics, I've seen East routes using Bellevue base phantom 40's occasionally. This must have led to some of the Sound Transit artics, phantom 40's and even 9126 one time (the last ST Gillig BRT diesel ) operate on routes like the 212, 219, 252, etc., which I've seen on Onebusaway. Also, will the new 8100 series XDE60's will be able to operate on the 255 in the transit tunnel with the BAE Hybridrive 300, or if they will only be used on the non-tunnel East routes? Also, going back to DE60LFR's, when will 6958 ever return to service? I know that ST D60LFR 9563C did even though that bus had a fire. Also for an update on the phantom 30's: 1108 and 1127 have been assigned as "inactive", but they are currently in service in the week daily. However, I have not seen 1101, 1174, or 1180 in service for at least two months. Are those now retired, or just being used as spares? I assume that they are either going under repairs or are being retired.
  7. Throwback Thursday! I am honored to have gotten the chance to photograph and ride this elusive bus several times prior to its withdrawal from the Calgary Transit fleet in November of 2013. Here #7001 is photographed on 5th Avenue in September of that year. IMG_4162 by TheNicholasBlonski, on Flickr
  8. Dear sir, What is your malfunction? It has been said multiple times that equipment is rotated based on the needs of the routes assigned, and overall capacity of the base dictates what and how many routes are assigned, which in turn again, dictates what equipment is assigned. In addition, as it has been said many times in the past fleets may get rotated from higher mileage bases to lower mileage ones to even out the mileage in-between a base that uses that fleet mostly in day base service, vs. a base that mostly uses that fleet in peak only no weekend service. As for overall capacity of the base, if you stick too many vehicles at a particular base and squeeze them in so to speak you increase the likelihood of accidents on the bus lot, the inability of maintenance to adequately service the vehicles on a nightly basis, and when other repairs are due. Not to mention other constraints such as operator parking, operator facilities, maintenance facilities, operator and maintenance training for all the various fleet types at a particular base, etc.
  9. Thats why I said it would be interesting. Also the LFS Suburban could replace the Orion Vs.
  10. The training is the hardest for subway, but once you pass I hear it's the easiest to actually operate. Anyways that's just what a few trainers said, maybe they don't even know how they choose applicants! Would not be surprised if that's the case.
  11. Wow really? I figured bus and streetcar would be more difficult than subway lol that's surprising
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  13. Thank you! I actually wouldn't mind subway but they keep saying they mainly need bus operators lol I'm assuming subway would have less requirements as opposed to bus or streetcar maybe then?
  14. Good luck. I've heard they will be hiring lots of new subway hires this year, but also heard not all applicants are eligible for all three modes, not sure what the requirements are though.
  15. 1,500 more hours are coming to Campbell River: https://bctransit.com/campbell-river/news/article?nid=1403647223618
  16. Newflyer won the CNG order of 300 buses Arriving Mid-March 5 diesel Gillig buses 10 more Hybrid Artics are due from Newflyer later this year and then we make the transition over to CNG
  17. well, then when they get retired, they can send it randomly through any base based on needs and doesn't have to match 3700s? is that how it is? also when 100 of 7300s come next year to be in Bellevue, then will some or couple of 7200s and 3700s be moved to other bases since there's 60 of 7200s and 14 of 3700s? 3600s are at Ryerson and North. Also was wondering how come North doesn't have a blue color 3700s and Bellevue doesn't have any green color 3700s? that probably wouldn't really make sense? what do you think?
  18. TTC: 1138 On 38A To Rouge HIll GO Station 7466Sked, 7530 On 34A To Eglinton Station 7575! Had a medical emergency onboard and had to be shut off 7662PRESTO On 185 To Steeles 7664 On 190 To Scarborough Centre Station 8169 On 12A To Victoria Park Station via Brimley Rd. and Variety Village PRESTO-The PRESTO machine wasn't working on that bus, but the driver allowed me to go ahead and take a seat. Sked-This bus ran 53 minutes behind schedule, according to TransSee
  19. But who? Are there even any other major manufacturers of heavy-duty transit buses for the Canadian market anymore? Gillig doesn't sell to the Canadian market at all; Van Hool has several models approved in Canada, but doesn't have any facilities up here and doesn't get many orders; I don't know if Alexander Dennis has any models approved up here apart from the Enviro500, which is not what TransLink has in mind for this order.
  20. They also had a serious injury on the Broad Street Line and other remarkable delays plaguing some of the Regional Rail Lines all within hours of each other. SEPTA couldn't catch a break.
  21. Left-turning MCI tour bus in Honolulu hits and kills a pedestrian crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Driver said he did not see her which is a more than familiar reply that comes from just about all drivers involved in these left-turn-pedestrian accidents. MCI coach involved has a large left mirror mounted at driver eye-height level. Pedestrian, 65, dies after struck by tour bus near Ala Moana Tour bus fatally strikes 65-year-old woman on her birthday Bus blind spots: Isn't a life worth $300? Transit agencies always pin the blame on bus drivers for design flaws
  22. We're going to go through this again? Why do you think that the numbers of the 7200's have to match the numbers of the 3700's at a base?
  23. My observations --and I'm not as astute as a lot of you are when it comes to bus details-- are that the Advantages with the round wheel wells are 30 and 35-footers. All the 40-foot Advantages I've noticed, including the ones with the BRT-front cap and the new BRT+, all have the "half-octagon wheel arch" moldings. On the Phantoms, I think they all have the half-octagon. I don't think I've ever noticed a round arch on any length. The 30 and 35-foot Phantoms as well as the 40-footers that I've seen all have the "half-octagon wheel arches." Please post any photos that are contrary to this as I'm curious if my observations are correct or not. Thanks.
  24. Depends on the circumstance. I needed something to wet the spinach but not overpower the hot sauce !!!
  25. The goal is when 11 of 3600s D40LF retires within next year from North and or Ryerson Base, they should send 14 of 7200s to North such as the following 7228, 7236-7248, since the 100 Gilligs of 7300s will be taking over to be in Bellevue Base! And have 32 of 7200s to either South or Ryerson as the following 7200-7201, 7208-7214, 7221-7222, 7224, 7226-7227, 7229-7235, 7249-7259 if might be possible!
  26. After just finishing an Italian sub from Walmart, I have to read this?? Now, I am hungry again!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW, a "drizzle"? Ranch dressing demands a bucket!
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