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  1. Some photos of Yellowknife Transit: In addition, 2486 (2004 Thomas, listed as retired on wiki) was spotted in service on New Year's Eve, as there was not enough Midis for both regular routes and the NYE Free Event Shuttles.
  2. Market-Post Vivastation (at Birchmount & Enterprise) will open in 2017:
  3. Barrie Transit has a new real-time bus tracking map, which shows the bus number as well as crowding information (one of the first in Canada in believe):
  4. The Novas are now in service - here's 1722 on its first week on service:
  5. Barrie Line changes are now up: Starting December 31: Trains terminating at Aurora GO will meet with route 68C (Aurora-Newmarket GO-East Gwillimbury-Bradford-Barrie). There will be no bus service to Newmarket Bus Terminal on weekends. When trains are not running, train-bus services will be provided on routes 65C+68C (Union-Aurora-Barrie), 65G (Union-East Gwillimbury) and 63A (Union-King City). Between Dec 31 and Jan 2, special bus services will run to help transition to the new service patterns. These routes will not run starting Jan 7. 65S Aurora GO - Wellington/404 68S Aurora GO - Newmarket Bus Terminal - East Gwillimbury GO In addition, late night trains will run on all lines except Richmond Hill Line for New Year's Eve.
  6. GO Transit Winter service change will include 19 new weekend trips on the Barrie Line (6 to/from Allandale Waterfront and 13 to/from Aurora), plus 2 new peak trips for Stouffville Line (1 morning/1 afternoon). Bus changes include Barrie Train-bus (65/68) modifications to support the weekend trains, and Routes 25/29 diversion to Winston Churchill Station on the Mississauga Transitway.
  7. New Cambridge Centre Terminal will open December 19:
  8. More details on Milton Transit service expansions in 2017: Route 9 Britannia - Milton GO/Ontario St/Farmstead/Britannia (April) Route 1C Industrial (Saturday service)- Milton GO/Hwy 401 Carpool Lot/High Point Dr (April) Modifications to route 5, 7, 8 (April) Late evening service on weekdays until 11pm (September) Good to finally see Saturday connection to GO Transit routes 25 and 29. 2017 Milton Transit Service Plan.pdf
  9. Have a read yourself then. Page 17. 18 expansion + 39 replacement + 9 ION = 66 vehicles total, 57 will be XD40s. ION vehicles is a separate tender (see above link).
  10. Zum Airport Road (505 extension) Public Information Centre: Airport Rd Proposed Route-Nov2016-Web.pdf Potential terminus includes Bramalea GO, Westwood Mall, Airport LINK Station and Pearson Terminal 1, with a potential diversion to Malton GO (RER).
  11. New buses for 2017 will include 57 New Flyer XD40s for regular service (18 expansion + 39 replacement). There will be an additional 9 vehicles for ION aBRT service, which will be a separate contract (P2016-05). New Flyer and Nova have both bid on the proposal.
  12. Gormley Station on the Richmond Hill Line opens December 5, 2016. Schedule: Note that the first and last afternoon train will end at Richmond Hill, with train-bus connection to Gormley.
  13. Orillia Transit 1724 has been spotted in Quebec -
  14. Was my post above not clear enough?! Simcoe County Transit will start rolling out routes to Midland/Penetanguishene in 2017, Orillia in 2018 and Wasaga Beach/Collingwood/Blue Mountain in 2019. Other than that, Greyhound and Ontario Northland has services up Highway 11 and 400, and Muskoka District runs the Corridor 11 route up to Huntsville. Parkbus offers direct services from Toronto to Algonquin, Killarney, Tobermory and Honey Harbour. I'd rather see these services connect with the train in Barrie than GO starting its own routes.
  15. Simcoe County's 2017 Budget passed this morning. Transit portion includes $895,000 for the purchase of six cutaway vehicles plus $644,000 operating budget for the Barrie-Midland route.