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    Milton, ON
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    trains, trains, trains, buses, trains; explaining to my wife why I need a SECOND digital SLR.......

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  1. BT 2152 (NewFlyer eBus) is on Route 26 (Block 2601, not that it matters since there's only one block right now...), for the first day of revenue service of eBus in Brampton.
  2. 2152 is on block 2601 today.
  3. There's only one block on Route 26 right now. Plan is to have it out there all day. Please remember social distancing and essential travel only. Oh, and post pics for me...
  4. NFI's are XE40 2007 - 2023. 2001-2006 were going to be eBuses, but those numbers will remain blank. The Nova eBuses are 2150-2151. 26-27 were interlined only on Saturday just prior to Covid. For now the test plan is limited to Route 26, but that could change.
  5. Check out Bulletin 20-350 next time you log on.... Yes, 501 will pickup and drop off at both VMC Rapidway Station and SmartVMC Terminal (Platform #9) starting August 31.
  6. 2075 and one other (2076?) are in service.
  7. City to hold Career Expo featuring jobs at Brampton Transit, Fire and Emergency Services Tuesday, February 25, from 3 to 8 pm at Chris Gibson Recreation Centre https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/News/Pages/Media-Release.aspx/706
  8. Absolutely! In most cases, doing more "studies" is just a way to say something's happening when in reality it's just putting off real action. The other phrase that applies is "NIMTOO" (not in my term of office...).
  9. MiWay would first have to tell BT that they want to extend 185 further south... but yes, it would likely look something like that (185A or something). As for the 177, the Reader's Digest version is the opening of the new Bramalea Terminal was delayed, so it was decided to delay the launch of 501 until the terminal was open, so the 177/177A was created as a stop-gap measure, with the September service changes were implemented in two phases. It wound up causing a great deal of confusion and is not an experiment likely to be repeated.
  10. Sort of... with 77 there was a full operating, fare and service integration agreement (such that it was) for cost and fare sharing. For 185 it's basically both sides contribute 3 buses and absorb the related operating costs and keeps the fare revenue. Not sure what the hell you are trying to say, but Dan has it right. In the lead-up to the launch of Zum Queen there was a great deal of discussion between BT and YRT about how to service the corridor, but the basic service design currently in place along Highway 7 has been there since day one (not counting the short-lived BT
  11. The final routing has changed from what was outlined in the study (see the Staff Report you linked) to run from Sandalwood Loop to Mayfield West via Hurontario/Mayfield/Kennedy. No impact or changes to BT Route 7. It wasn't included in the BT PIC's since the Caledon study hand't been finalized/approved yet.
  12. Turning movements and geometrics at Trinity are not an issue for artics and are not why 40' are used on 505... it's Malton GO station. Because of the location of the temporary stop, GO requested that 60' not be used so that other buses could manoeuvre around a parked Zum 40' bus.
  13. GM5000

    CP Power

    The CSX's are for parts then scrapping. There was a rumour that a fifth had been bought to replace 9538 in the AC4400CWM program, but it's not looking like that's going to happen. What CP did buy was a pair of UP SD90MAC (3551 & 3567) to bring the total number of cores for the SD70ACu rebuilds up to an even 60. The UP's are stored in Idaho right now, supposed to go to CP at St Paul, then to Progress.
  14. GM5000

    CP Power

    All of the GP40 variants are up for sale, except 4607 & 4608 (for now, anyway). DME 4001 sold to NRE. There are also 11 SD40-2 sold (unauctioned) that will be on the move soon.
  15. I can save you the email... since that announcement BT has been looking for another funding source (Feds? PTIF Phase2 maybe? Other Provincial programs?). There is still a desire to proceed with the program. It could potentially apply to both, but the first XDE40's are still a couple of years away from any kind of refurb. The current arrangement at the Downtown Terminal will not accommodate 60' on 561... 561 will need to stay 40' for the foreseeable future.
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