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  1. The transit and transportation committee has approved the purchase of an additional 6 S200 LRVs from siemens. A couple points that stand out to me. The cost of the 6 is 29 million total which is significantly more then the original order (4.8 each). Also, committee and Mac Logan stands firm that this brings the order to 70. I cant remember folks. I remember the original order going from 60 to 63 but i cant remember if/when there was a 64 car announced.
  2. 2416 offload thursday
  3. That is infact from Victoria Park Garage. They have the same rendering at Anderson Garage, as well one of Chinook, in the hall way from to the bus barns. Councillor Woolley and his office staff spent a good part of the morning touring Victoria Park.
  4. Buses showing as away for refurb as of March 1 7827, 7855, 7864, 7865, 7877 (2004 - Scheduled to leave any day for big rig), 7879 (2004 - Scheduled to leave any day for big rig)
  5. 1995s showing as active as of March 1: 7558, 7570, 7579, 7585, 7590
  6. A sign update was pushed out to the entire fleet friday morning to incorporate changes for the next signup. Per my post at the end of January, the Route 429 will be renumbered to 129 effective March signup.
  7. Yup. Flat wheel on the south car. Ditched at Somerset Station for recovery. Unknown at the time, the centre car had no functioning VIS so had to be centrally routed the whole trip south.
  8. Again, 1 typo in over 2000 posts in 5 years and a troll that obviously created an account to pick a fight.... Hey folks! Back to topic, I finally had the chance to drive 1627 with a training officer the other day. A fairly smooth ride with quite a bit of power. Handles alright. Brakes alright. Still a few minor electrical hiccups being worked out with a few of these units but otherwise, well liked by the operators that drive them. Although passengers don't typically use the wheelchair securement systems on other buses, if they do on this one, and it malfunctions, it can create a boatload of problems, as mechanics or trained supervisors have to show up with a key of some sort to override the malfunction and free the secured passenger.
  9. Ooo 1 typo. And eldorado arbitration instead of cba. Sorry for 2 mistake in over 2000 posts in 5 years... Not going to post links bus multiple training officers, multiple body shop foreman, multiple union executive board members all state breeching the allowable 30 feet as the reasoning. Debate in september was lead by the seniors, and the lead candidate for shuttle steward position, with 20 years experience. Bringing up Mckerness is where the debate stops for me, however. I never had any association with McKerness in my career so it would not be fair to the purpose or reputation of this forum for me to continue. Like I've told other trolls with agendas on this forum, you want to debate the ATU and bash the ATU, there are other channels to do so. I have too much respect for other members here not to engage in union debates. I treat this forum as an information fan/hobby/foamer forum, not an anti union/anti management /anti transit forum.
  10. It will be another targeted survey process, per my transit studies sourse. Although the survey will be online for everyone, they want to preech the folks that take this service or could potentially take this service to complete the survey.
  11. My track record and merit certainly speaks for itself on this forum and I will stand by posts day and night and have proudly done so since 2012... I don't know how CT's hiring practices over the last 2 years is relevant in this conversation. 40 some shuttle operators showed up at the union hall after these buses started showing up and a vast majority of them were double digit shuttle badges, with 10-15 years service, that helped instigate the 2007 Eldorado Grievance and eventual arbitration...Many of those members attended both the AM and PM union meetings....quite the meetings. I attended both, as a card carrying union member and witnessed the debate first hand. Also, do you have an explanation of why the bike racks removed from the Vicinity buses before going into service? We will compare your answer to the answer from the union and management.
  12. I don't think its as much short shuttle drivers as it is surplus of conventional operators when the spare work is distributed. Case and point, they managed to get a shuttle operator from standby to come out of vic park and finish the last trip and a half of a route 14 block on Sunday night. If they have a shuttle standby at that time of night, they can't be that short. These route 10s on weekends that they opted to keep spare have seen a conventional bus nearly every weekend this signup
  13. I'll double check but if I am not mistaken, this is an extra trip that was added effective monday due to overloads at Churchill. The demand for this will be better seen after exam period.
  14. Different scenarios different days. It could be man power shortages but it could also be fleet shortages where anderson and potentially victoria park are unable to meet or are right up against the service commitment due to change offs and or breakdowns. Given it was before 5am that this bus was dispatched, likely due to manpower and knowing they had limited bodies available and more than enough time to cover it from another garage.
  15. Looked into. For what ever reason, a usual anderson run dispatched out of spring gardens. Good catch.