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Shaun

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  1. So is there any chance of greyhound coming back?
  2. The VIA station in Ottawa already has a shuttle stop in front for some flight crews before the pandemic. I'm sure they could make space for a few buses to load at a time. With the Toronto terminal closing I wonder where they plan to pick up passengers from Toronto? Did they make an agreement to use the new GO Terminal? I dont remember if anyone said if ONR is planning on using it. Did can-ar move to the new terminal?
  3. I wanted to ask if replacing the batteries on the hybrids with Lythium accomplish resolving the problems that the TTC was experiencing with them? Were the issues with the electronics fixed during the rebuild process? I guess that with newer Hybrids being so reliable and efficient it doesn't make sense to keep the NG's running.
  4. Do you have any idea the logistics required to pull off a project that size? How many major intersections are in the city? And having it or it having it at one effects another. It's not as easy as you think.
  5. I think bus priority signals would be cheaper. Plus you would only need it in the fleet of busses using that route, plus the other buses that use that road so maybe 100? Plus you have two years to install it and test it.
  6. Is it normal for two geeps to carry a train of that size without any problems? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/runaway-train-in-goderich-ont-leaves-significant-damage-1.5896558
  7. I'm not sure why a Public Transit Agency like ONR would order buses without Wheel Chair lifts. Is accessibility not a mandate?
  8. Is one SRT car have the equivalent capacity of a hybrid bus? With 28 SRT cars would be 28 buses required at a 1 to 1 ratio. 60 buses should be enough. It depends on how reliable or frequent the service would be.
  9. I wonder how far into the future they will be able to 3D print body panels instead of having to build a mould and then have them in stock and ship them. You could even pick the colour of plastic you want rather than having to paint it
  10. Wonder why they would order non accessible buses. Unless they got them for a bargain because someone cancelled their order.
  11. I have noticed that there are trucks carrying polished wheel sets to Wilson yard. Are they taken offsite for maintenance? Do they swap the set with a spare and then send out the wheel set they took off for refurbishment?
  12. Frankly they held up better than the H5 and H6 cars that they replaced.
  13. Shaun

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    Does anyone know if those well cars are going into storage? Or dead heading somewhere?
  14. https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/national-unifor-president-warns-that-thunder-bays-bombardier-plant-faces-closure-3270041 Building streetcars in Thunder Bay makes a lot of sense, since it's a very unique situation. In terms of the subway cars, are they just going to order more TR's for line 2? Don't they have to put that to tender? Are they going to keep the same design? Are there improvements in technology since they where designed? Is there any other company that could be a contender in building subway cars for Toronto? I guess the major hurdle would be finding a
  15. Why didnt they just retrofit them with lifts? I dont think they build new buses without lifts, and that would not be ADA compliant. Unless they where used.
  16. There are still some PLCL bus stops out there around Caledon.
  17. I think it's bases on the total revenue for the entire day for that route. There are runs that require overflow buses, like the overnight bus between Toronto and Ottawa usually leaves people waiting for an overflow bus (if one shows up at all). During the week the mid day runs may not be as busy. I was also thinking that it's a shame that in Ontario PMCL was a good carrier until it got absorbed into Greyhound. If greyhound doesn't come back, PMCL will die with them.
  18. Megabus and Greyhound already have routes to NYC. Do we really need a third carrier?
  19. I wonder if they where sold off or moved to the US?
  20. I passed by the Toronto greyhound yard. Looks like some buses are missing. If this continues, it becomes less likely that they will return in Canada. I bet if there was money to be made with greyhound, some investment company would have picked it up already. The fact that they haven't probably means either the owners actually plan on returning to service or, can't find a buyer. They sold the terminal to a developer. It would likely result in enough money to pay to lease a terminal for ten years. Possibly buy some buses. Or take the money and go bankrupt.
  21. I passed by the Toronto greyhound yard. Looks like some buses are missing. If this continues, it becomes less likely that they will return in Canada. I bet if there was money to be made with greyhound, some investment company would have picked it up already. The fact that they haven't probably means either the owners actually plan on returning to service or, can't find a buyer.
  22. Also they have those 4 middle seats reserved for families, and the aisle seat is blocked off. There is no assigned seating in the corridor and you pick your own seat with social distancing in mind.
  23. No they don't. They only ask you if you have symptom's or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had covid 19.
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