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A. Wong

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  1. I managed to get a photo of that one by Chinook Centre last time I was in Calgary:
  2. Please refrain from going off-topic, the posts above relating to COVID will be removed shortly.
  3. Here is a photo I got of 101, same unit above already posted by @T6H-5307N
  4. I went to track down 2032 since I was in the area. Unfortunately 2022 was running in its place! Even though Transit 55 said it was 2032. I also saw handibus 6016 and its license plate is BRT-7274
  5. I suspect PWTransit as well, however I don't know for sure.
  6. I did manage to snag a photo but the license plate was not clear enough. I am pretty sure it is CHM-4391 - may want to await another confirmation though. It looks like they are following the order.
  7. 8002 working route 413 on Baseline Road, heading into Edmonton 2021 departing Bethel Transit Terminal 2030 and 2031 at Bethel Transit Terminal 2030 departing Bethel Transit Terminal on route 432 Summerwood 2031 parked at Bethel Transit Terminal One of the oldest LFSes in service, 926 SCT 6021 License Plate BZD-4495
  8. ETS 7135 entering Manning Town Centre retail area. This road was previously served peak hours only by route 184, now has service all day on route 107.
  9. 2031 out on the route 420 this afternoon: License plate CHM-4392
  10. To continue on my analysis on my neighborhood route, evening service is indeed 4 units assigned. This evening, it was 12 minutes between a northbound bus and a southbound bus. I looked again at the peak hour service and added 4 minutes from a timing point to get the following numbers... 27 minutes to get to Belvedere 18 minutes to get to Clareview It would be 9 minutes extra on the Belvedere trip, but it does get one LRT station further south. The wait for the next bus would be 12 minutes. After the local service ends (last bus approximately 10:00PM through the neighborhood in either direction), there is a route serving the previously closest bus stop I mentioned (about 500m away) until just after midnight on an hourly frequency. So there is a bit of a later option too. Overall, again, I am impressed with the new service and I think the community will benefit from this.
  11. For the first Monday of the new system, I am very happy with the bus service changes to my neighborhood. For context, it did not have any bus service running through it previously. Being a newer suburban neighborhood, there are many young families. I will occasionally see people walking from the closest main avenue, and I assume that many times it is someone who took the bus to the closest stop and is walking home. Having lived here for almost 4 years now, I have taken the bus home to the closest stop a grand total of 2 times. I primarily drive everywhere. It was previously about a 500m walk for me to the closest bus stop with service, and I consider myself fairly close to the main avenue. Others could easily add another 1000m to their walk home if they lived further north in the neighborhood. Now, I just have to walk less than a block (~100m) to a bus stop in either direction to connect me to an LRT station. I monitored the activity periodically today through transit55.ca and watched the buses rolled by. In the morning peak, there were 8 assigned units. This provided frequent enough service for me to watch one bus go by northbound, and two southbound within several minutes of one another. The schedule is 12 minute frequency during this time. In the mid-day, 4 buses were assigned to the route when I checked. This makes sense since the demand is less, and still provides a consistent 30-minute frequency. For the afternoon peak, again, 8 assigned units provides for 15 minute service. Then for the evening it goes to 30 minute service again. For what it's worth, most of the units I saw today had bike racks. Not sure if this is somehow assigned in the new system, or if most of the fleet running out of Kathleen Andrews Garage now has bike racks. With this level of service in the peak hours, I would absolutely consider taking the bus to commute to/from work again. I am sure many people in the neighborhood are happy to have fixed route service to their homes, except for those who were parking their vehicles in the bus stops which are now active. EDIT: As a follow up, looks like the fleet is all bike rack equipped: https://bikeedmonton.ca/bikes-on-transit
  12. @Nick B Thanks to @awstott for the information on the setting, I've disabled that side panel from displaying. We'll see if anyone misses it!
  13. I haven't found it useful and usually just scroll right past it without a second glance. I haven't looked for a way to disable it so not sure if it is a theme setting or a board setting, but I think it was part of the forum software upgrade.
  14. Cool, thanks for sharing that! I would have thought that it was for SmartFare as they are looking to roll it out soon (at discounted prices too!), and the requirement to install an application seems about right for that. The buses already have the readers. The "original" smartcard pilot with the Cubic Systems equipment was limited to a small group as well, involving University of Alberta students.
  15. Sorry, could you clarify what you are asking for? This photo could be added under unit 377 on the page https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Winnipeg_Transit_371-398 Our general guidelines on photographs are located here: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/CPTDB_Wiki:Photographs#Photo_Quality
  16. Hi all, sorry for the delay in processing the Wiki applications. We were behind about 6 months (my fault) and are catching up now. Thanks for your patience!
  17. I've added the image to the CPTDB Wiki!
  18. Thank you for the tip @T6H-5307N! Here we are with 2033 on the 443/451 at Ordze Transit Centre! License plate CHM-4394 Some interesting features to note compared to previous orders (wow, first new Novas in about 10 years!): smaller driver window Mobile Climate Control HVAC illuminated STOP sign on the rear fleet number font is different between driver side + front / door side + rear I think they are Luminator Titan destination signs And here's a bonus shot of double double deckers 8007 and 8023:
  19. Here is the one you were probably looking for: http://etspe.ca/glc/2002/glc1213intr.jpg
  20. I just heard about this today from others and just experienced it myself. I'm going to see if I can turn it off - we did not change any settings. Thank you for bringing it up. UPDATE: I made some changes - there are some different settings but hopefully those intrusive ones won't display any more.
  21. This one is already on the Wiki!
  22. https://globalnews.ca/news/7670577/edmonton-metro-lrt-alstom-signalling-system/
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