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  1. MiWay

    It's become so rare that I post on the CPTDB but I read this and just have to applaud the post, I agree with everything on the list especially the lack of leg room and neck issues. I can't believe it's 2017 and Nova STILL hasn't fixed those two issues. It's as if they've decided to negligently ignore the feedback from thousands of transit operators across the continent for the past two decades. A class action lawsuit might scare them into finally doing something about it (even if the lawsuit goes nowhere), but I seriously doubt that will ever happen. The dashboard I'll admit doesn't bother me, although I much prefer the New Flyer Xcelsior one, mirrors don't bother me but I'm also tall enough (6'5") that I never have blind spots (although looking left on the Nova and seeing the panel is irritating). The passenger view mirrors that were originally delivered with our (Brampton) 2014-17 Novas were insanely small and operators complained enough that they've been exchanged for ones very similar to those on the Xcelsiors. Suspension is very bad as well but I've noticed an improvement in the 16s and 17s BUT that also could be just because they're newer so time will tell. Everybody's entitled to their own opinion, and I totally respect that, but IMO other than the wider turning radius, there is NOTHING a Nova LFS bus has that is better than an New Flyer Xcelsior, NOTHING!!!
  2. Brampton Transit/Züm

    The 505 extension was always planned for September 2018, never this September.
  3. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Yes, they are all retired.
  4. Brampton Transit/Züm

    9969 and 9972 have been retired, leaving 9970 and 9971 as the last two active Vs. Both are due for MTO in February.
  5. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Not yet, not that it matters anyways because they would be parked outside until the Sandalwood expansion is complete as there's no space for them in the current facility.
  6. Brampton Transit/Züm

    The majority of which do make a huge difference though, easily saving ten or more minutes per one way trip if you add up all the red lights avoided.
  7. Brampton Transit/Züm

    The Sheridan College terminal was expected to be built and operational for September 2015. However, construction has yet to commence and I presume the college is responsible for the delay as any other major Brampton Transit project has at least started construction on time and been finished within reason of the estimated completion date. I personally don't see the need for a terminal there as the walking distance from even the westbound Steeles stop to the campus is extremely minimal.
  8. Brampton Transit/Züm

    9849, 9855, 9856, 9860, 9861, 9862, 9863, and 9864 have been retired.
  9. Brampton Transit/Züm

    9851, 9852, 9853, and 9857 have been retired.
  10. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Just letting everyone know I will not be editing the wiki anymore if people keep changing "98xx, 98xx, 98xx-xx etc retired" to "some retired" and "02xx, 02xx-xx, 02xx" to "most refurbished". And also, 1401-10 are Clark, 1411-15 are Sandalwood, I know I've put that in twice and it's been removed.
  11. Brampton Transit/Züm

    The 03s are not and approximately half of the 02s. I'd be very surprised if the 35 change happens, especially with the routing shown in the proposal as currently no buses travel westbound on Ebenezer Road. That doesn't mean it can't be changed but there's no benefit to it.
  12. Brampton Transit/Züm

    This seriously has to be one of the most laughable "solutions" to anything I've ever seen in my life. In the event of a sudden stop, passengers have milliseconds, if that, to brace themselves and that's assuming they're aware of their surroundings and not sleeping, texting, eating, etc. Having those bars there will rarely change the outcome of the accident mentioned above or similar falls/incidents. The real solution is to eliminate those seats entirely and place a barrier between the next row of seats and the side facing seats with the wheelchair lock/seat belt attached to the front of the barrier. But again, accidents can happen on a moving vehicle anywhere at any time so this whole issue is redundant.
  13. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Exactly, you're in danger no matter where you sit or stand.
  14. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Must have been some intense braking, that or it was Mr. Burns in the seat.
  15. Brampton Transit/Züm

    Rush hour only but it's not unheard of to see them off-peak.
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