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CTrainDude

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  1. I'm not sure CT would be making a decision like that alone - it's either going to come from the Province or passed as a bylaw through City Council (as noted by Nenshi last week at the MyFare press conference). If not enough people wear them voluntarily, then a bylaw would be put in place. As for "ripping people off" buses and trains, that's not something operators would be doing, and there's not enough peace officers for full constant monitoring and enforcement, especially on buses. I'm sure there's some people that may have some legitimate reason they can't wear a mask, but for the most part, it's just people not wanting to do it. CT has been handing out masks for free from the Province for the last few weeks, so there's really not much reason for people not to wear them.
  2. The minimum amount of turnaround time that can be given to a CTrain operator (at least by schedule) is 3 minutes - with the way the airport terminal is setup (dead-end), you basically have 3 spots where the operator would need to get up and switch ends of the vehicle in every trip - that's 9 wasted minutes compared to a driverless vehicle. You'd also have much more flexibility to simply bring extra vehicles out of the MSF if you experience larger than expected crowds; you wouldn't need to keep extra operators on standby waiting around, just bring it up on the computer and send it out. And like Jon mentioned, the human factor (washroom breaks, illness, etc.) always adds an element of unknown and possible delay.
  3. That car had a really bumpy ride...
  4. Anything is possible - all it takes is lots of money.
  5. In this case, OCS is referring to the Overhead Catenary System
  6. It may be a bit of an issue if trains don't run frequently and snow builds up, but there's a good example of low floor trains running in snowy conditions in Minneapolis/St. Paul. They actually designed a bit of a mini-plow shape on the front of the trains to help deflect snow.
  7. When functioning properly, the CAD system automatically sets the signs based on the buses’ schedule. When there’s issues with CAD, operators can manually set signs. So I guess the answer is usually supposed to be yes.
  8. Yeah, I'd say that on most of those buses, the driver probably represents 50% of the passenger load.
  9. It's easy to say from the outside that if you need Transit to get to work, you should just stay home - but the people that need Transit to go to work are some of the people we all need the most right now. It's the teenagers and lower income folks that stock shelves, deliver groceries, and clean hospitals - we need these people, and there's a lot of them that can't buy a car or afford taxis. If they stop Transit, you don't think they'd keep paying Operators, do you? There's nothing the government can do to stop them from laying off people, and wage subsidies will always run out. I'm thankful for transit operators all over that are currently at work - they do provide an essential service in very difficult times. And I know people working at Transit now that are thankful to be working.
  10. There will also be no bus service dispatched from Stoney - so enjoy spotting your Novas while you can!
  11. And here’s your mysterious Ramsay half of 2002: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5513891?__twitter_impression=true
  12. Please also remember that it’s PEOPLE that drive buses and trains - people that don’t want to get sick, so they don’t get their family sick. Operators interact with thousands of people in a day, and some may actually be ill. I get that your job and getting around is important, but please have a little compassion for the people that run Transit. If they run out of drivers, mechanics, Peace Officers, Supervisors, Controllers, etc., Transit can’t run. It’s not about being scared - this is the real world.
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