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  1. Fantastic photos of the ferries. They're so photogenic. Yes, it can be aggravating having to wait for the ferry to completely unload before they can start letting anyone on, you're sitting there behind the door and you think huh, that has to be it, howcome they haven't unlocked the doors yet.. then there's some mother with 5 kids, or a group of elderly people bringing up the rear. As I recall when they were thinking about buying the first new ferry back in whatever year it was, the Christopher Stannix, they were tossing around the idea of buying boats that had doors on both sides, simila
  2. Any idea how they're doing with the LRC rebuilds? Is that still ongoing?
  3. Anyone want to buy 1020? http://www.auctionad.ca/auctions/2017/06/governmet-and-etc-auction/ Click the link for detailed listing. Lot 134: 1 (One) 2002 NEW FLYER BUS, 36 PASSENGERS, ACCESS RAMP, VIN: 2FYD2LP1A2U024569 RUNS, BIKE RACK, WHITE, 1073 HRS, ENGINE/TRANSMISSION/FRAME REBUILT WITHIN THE LAST 3 YEARS, DIESEL, STOCK 1020
  4. So I was looking at the new schedules for the 56, 66 and 72. Now, I would've thought they would align the 66 and 72 with the 56 such that a person going from either Penhorn or Portland Hills could easily transfer to the 56 at Mic Mac, with a minimal wait. However, that doesn't seem to be the case... To Dartmouth Crossing only, all times based on mid-day schedules - not rush hour schedules. Route 56 departs Mic Mac @ :16 and :46 Route 66 arrives at Mic Mac @ :24 and :54 - 22 minute wait Route 72 arrives at Mic Mac @ :19 and :49 - 25 minute wait Yes I realize the 72 also services Dart
  5. It could've been worse. I don't know if you saw it or not, but in the original promotional material for the HRM rebranding to "H/\LIFAX", they showed a mock up D40LF with a proposed livery, much like what they ended up on but it had a third colour in the mix, purple. Unless they're trying to hearken back to the original Halifax Transit purple and orange days, I don't see where purple came from!
  6. Well, the coverings may be hard plastic, but at least they look like the same contoured seats on the other Novas, which I find much more comfortable than the more basic seats on the New Flyers and Classics.
  7. 2017/18 Electric Bus Pilot Project Anyone know anything about this?
  8. The CBC article indicates Via used the 2015 HRM report as its basis for its proposal. As a reminder, that report can be found here: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/SCtransp/documents/150924tsc913a.pdf If they're proposing service to Windsor Junction, and using that report as its basis, we can assume the same station stops are being considered: Halifax (train station), South End (looks like around Beaufort Ave and South St), West End (West End Mall), Rockingham, Mill Cove, Sunnyside, Bedford Commons (Rocky Lake), Cobequid. As well, new passing sidings near Rocky Lake, just before Cobequi
  9. http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax/2016/07/15/on-track-for-commuter-rail-via-eyeing-service-for-hrm.html This was unexpected.. and with Via Rail proposing it, this might actually go somewhere!
  10. So, I understand why the Halifax III and Dartmouth III weren't repainted in the new livery, as their days are somewhat numbered (although that hasn't stopped them in the past *cough* 512) but does anyone know why the Woodside I is still just plain white? It's been like that for probably close to a year, and as far as I was aware it's still got a few years left. I was just watching it come across the harbour, and it looks really.. plain.
  11. Well council debated the updated proposal today. I wasn't there nor did I watch any video of it, all I'm going by is the live tweeting in this CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-transit-new-plan-proposed-debate-1.3531617 It's been approved in principal, with 23 possible amendments going back for report. So what is the point in HRM asking Metro Transit to design a better and more efficient transit system, if council then sits there and asks that half of the proposed changes be rolled back to the status quo. All I'm seeing are councillors requesting to esse
  12. First, I'm going to assume the 61/68 switch was a mistake. There's no real reason to swap route numbers of two existing routes, especially where it seems in this second draft plan they're making more of an attempt to retain existing route numbers. Just a few comments.. so glad to see the 100-series routes called express routes now. The only comment I sent in on the first draft was that the term "link" today has become synonymous with a premium service with a premium price. I could see that causing a lot of confusion. I found it interesting that the points that seemed to garner the most com
  13. Considering all of the issues that need to be fixed, I don't think a beach bus should be much of a priority..
  14. Indeed they did: http://haligonia.ca/halifax-ns-news/columns/halifax-shipping-news/12331-new-ferry-craig-blake-arrives.html Also, in that picture it looks like the same terribly uncomfortable bench seats on the upper deck...
  15. Great photos, thanks very much for sharing these!
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