Mark Walton

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  1. Did they not have monthly passes then? If not, when did those start, and when did they drop the Zipcard name?
  2. Looks like if nothing else, at least the pantograph was salvaged.
  3. With participation from the National Capital Commission, which in the early 1970s helped broker the deal. The federal government was at the time going great guns on moving some federal offices to Gatineau, and wanted to beef up inter-provincial transit. The deal took effect October 1, 1973; the NCC subsidized the inter-provincial service until about 1995.
  4. You have to expect that with oddballs.
  5. Is either end of 2311 salvageable? Can it maybe be "2090'd" with a new opposite end, or one from another car?
  6. Day Pass from $7.50 to $10.00.
  7. What's the most creative excuse for not having a ticket or pass anyone has heard? Forget the usual I forgot, I didn't know, I dropped it, I can't find it...
  8. More detail in the Transcollines thread in the Quebec forum. BTW both threads should be merged in NCR Here's the second picture I tried to upload into that thread, but the 5 MB limit blocked me.
  9. Certainly the Canada Labor Code, governing OC Transpo, STO, and Transit Windsor for the above-stated reasons. For Transcollines and other strictly intra-provincial operators, the labor and other laws of their respective provinces govern. On another topic: one of 2 Transcollines buses at Place d'Accueuil, Maisonneuve Boulevard, during the last STO rotating strike March 21. The board won't let me upload the other; the limit is 5 MB. EDIT: I just uploaded that picture to the Transcollines thread in the NCR forum.
  10. Transcollines, being provincially regulated, is not permitted to operate into Ottawa; unlike STO and OC Transpo, both of which are federally regulated.
  11. The RTS back door was just ahead of the rear wheels - something I haven't seen since the 1950s Macks.
  12. Transcollines, being provincially regulated, is not permitted to operate into Ottawa; unlike STO and OC Transpo, both of which are federally regulated.
  13. In the late 1980s an Ottawa company came up with an interactive map. A rider could touch his origin and destination, the map would then calculate a route and, optionally, print it out. Unfortunately it never went anywhere, the company went out of business.
  14. I was on the farewell charter.
  15. That orange was "traction orange", specifically designed top make big interurban cars visible in the countryside. One of the objections to getting rid of it was that it would reduce visibility of buses on busy streets, or during construction. Over the years there have been many variations on it: the solid cream/orange; the wraparound orange stripe on the 1960 CanCar "Box Cars"; the solid orange front of the TDH5301s and 4517s; the cream windshield bib of later fishbowls (one of the spiffiest variations I ever saw); the orange sign surround of the D700s that was not carried forward to later Flyers. Finally came the "check-mark"; when was that first introduced?