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  2. drum118

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    I don't what you call it for a car that runs around the system at all hours of the day after arriving and before entering service. That is what 4466 did like any new car in the fleet and under testing before been ship back to TB. It look like the problem was been fix in TO during the testing, but not the case
  3. The Canada Line will be unable to support ridership along it's current line for more than a few decades, much less extra growth from extending the line further south. Tsawwassen, Delta, and other SoF municipalities need a regional rail system that connects with the Canada Line (likely at Bridgeport) before continuing downtown. And has significant historical/heritage value and is a National Historic Place. Also, the bridge was significantly upgraded/refurbished in 2000-2001. There will not be any replacement or expansion of the bridge due to these factors and that the City of Vancouver has consistently rejected any possible increase in vehicles into downtown, including when the Lion's Gate was being looked at in the 1990's for possible replacement. A bridge would be insanely expensive, and quite possibly completely unworkable due to crossing a very active and busy port on both sides, as well as the very significant shipping channel. If Billions of dollars are going to be spent, it will be for a high capacity passenger rail crossing, not yet another road with vastly lower capacity.
  4. drum118

    TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    That would be the cheapest way of doing since it will be load and off load at the front door compare of sending a float to X RR yard to be loaded onto a flat that will interchange with other X RR, to the last RR interchange point to get to get it to the yard by float. Costly to ship by rail with all the interchange charges that could take weeks compare to days by truck. One only has to look at Brockville Equipment who has rail in their yard, yet has and is shipping new cars by float over a 1,000 mile and off loaded right on to the tracks they will be running on. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/03/26/first-new-milwaukee-streetcar-vehicle-rolling-into-downtown/458697002/
  5. Today
  6. LRT

    Calgary Transit

    I'm pretty sure the operator of the bus would love you to do that as he / she isn't allowed to touch it!😀
  7. West Island Transit Fan

    STM 38-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    Hybrids have started to dominate the West Island on weekends: 5/26 38-030 and 38-041 were on the 201. 38-006 and 38-015 were on the 202. Got on 38-006. 38-031 was on the 208. 38-012 and 38-016 were on the 217. Got on 38-012. 5/27 38-025 was on the 202. 38-006 was on the 205. 38-014 and 38-030 were on the 206. Got on 38-030. 38-029 was on the 207. 38-020 was on the 215. 38-031 was on the 217. 38-026 parked En Transit at Fairview. This is kinda sad because most West Island routes now exclusively operate with 2010+ buses on weekends. Before, most 2XX routes usually had at least one 2002 or 2008 on it.
  8. 1604

    General BRT discussion

    Looks like there are queue jumps now being installed at Heritage Dr / Blackfoot Tr SE in both directions, along with an extra lane extending quite a ways back. EB BRT station at Deerfoot Meadows looked to be going in near the northwest corner of the Superstore. Funny you mention that - the new crossing at 6 Ave SW seems to have used a similar red concrete as the bus queue jump at NB 36 St / 16 Av NE.
  9. Ontario is providing up to $13 million to Brampton and York Region to buy 14 electric buses and four charging systems over the next 2 years. Ontario's strategy to cut greenhouse gas pollution to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, 37 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050. SOURCE: Government of Ontario Climate Change Action Plan Regards, Harry, https://www.aztowing.ca/
  10. 1604

    Calgary Transit

    Don't think there's a rule against it/I've never had any issues. Asking the driver to turn the a/c on has always been successful for me too.
  11. West Island Transit Fan

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    22-270 was parked En Transit at Fairview yesterday afternoon. It ended up on the 64 this morning according to iBus.
  12. Viva5113

    YRT Retirements

    550 is currently using as public relation bus. 550 was displayed at Family Fun day Open House last Saturday. This brings 619-621 are renaming units that on unknown status.
  13. cprted

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    The LG Bridge is 80 years old ...
  14. School Bus 101

    Calgary Transit

    As a passenger, am I technically allowed to open the rear roof hatch for ventilation purposes? Or is there a concrete rule against this? It can get quite hot in the XD40s when the operator chooses to not utilize the A/C.
  15. TTC 9701

    GO Transit

    Sounds like GEXR
  16. Bus_Medic

    TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    Or, they could just call an outfit like Anderson haulage or Scott Woods transport and float trailer them down.
  17. TTC T6H-5307N 2252

    TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    How would 4027 & 4029 get to seashore? By CP Rail to buffalo then interchange with NS or CSX to Boston area I believe then a railroad to Maine.
  18. Yesterday
  19. Tom1122

    TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    Seashore's other candidate 4027 also lives as she was on the 501 yesterday.
  20. I’m not convinced they’ll even be visible from the driver’s seat. Their purpose is to inform other traffic and pedestrians.
  21. if the light actually glows in the dark, drivers will know where the mirrors are.
  22. dover5949

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Let's get those chain saws warmed up:P
  23. buizelbus

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Building a new bridge at Clark/Knight? And then designating Knight as a provincial highway similar to Granville?
  24. PCC Guy

    TTC CLRV/ALRV retirements

    4029 lives, snapped her pulling out of Russell and turning onto Queen eastbound about 20 minutes ago. According to the tracker she should be in the Kingston Road loop right now.
  25. How does this mitigate operator mistakes?
  26. OC Transpo/STO Fan

    OC Bus Spottings

    You could have put this in the Misc OC and STO discussion thread since it wasn't a sighting by you. Since you say that 6609's damage looked minor, it's almost certainly back in service. The video was uploaded on February 1st, which was almost four months ago as of now.
  27. Matt Dunlop

    OC Bus Spottings

    Not sure where to put this, 6609 got struck by a vehicle. Damage looks very minor.
  28. cleowin

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Any additional lanes for the lions gate would require substantial road expansion through stanley park, cutting down trees to do this would lead to public outcry, maybe double decking the existing bridge is a better idea?
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