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  1. Seashore_518203

    TTC Trolley Coach reminescing

    The drawing of a proposed TTC E40 appeared in the June 1987 issue of "The Coupler" which was the publication for TTC employees. As mentioned above though, TTC never went to tender for new trolley buses.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    As per a previous Council report, HSR is committed to CNG until 2020. An electric bus purchase will not happen until at least 2021 and possibly longer, depending on the results. The XE35 will be at HSR until Thursday of this week. The Training Department is simulating revenue service with the vehicle and they do 1 or 2 trips on a route. No schedule has been set, so it is hit and miss in terms of tracking it down. The Vicinity buses are in the process of getting all the required hardware installed (farebox, AVL, Ranger, etc.). They should be in service by mid to late December.
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    Peterborough Transit

    Seeing as how the bus only debuted in the second half of 2018, there are only a few properties that have them in operation (Omaha, NB and Grand Forks, ND are two). I take it that the "crap" analysis that you refer to was from one of these two companies that have the new Alexander Dennis model. However, I suspect your "crap" analysis was referring to the New Flyer Midi. Although it is basically the same model, it is an entirely different manufacturer so you can never assume the buses will be the same. The reviews on the Midi are mixed. Some systems actually have had good experiences with them, while others have not. I really wish transit fans would leave vehicle opinions to people who have either driven them (drivers), fixed them (mechanics) or operated them (management). As for the 15 to 20 years life cycle that you mention, no bus built nowadays is designed to last that long, including Novas. The AD Enviro 200 bus is defined as a mid life cycle vehicle meaning 7-10 years.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    There have been numerous overloading complaints on route 21. You may see some allocated there at peak times.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    To confirm, 11 New Flyer XN60 buses have been ordered for early 2019 delivery. These buses will replace all of the remaining 0600 artics (6 units) as well as 5 40' buses to be determined.
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    TTC Electric Buses Orders and Deployments

    It is most likely in town for the CUTA Trans-Expo next week and TTC probably just asked for a few days to look at it.
  7. 3411 now has a green environment wrap on it, similar to what is proposed for the electric buses.
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    Feature Photo Submissions

    Metro Area Transit (Omaha, NB) # 9407, a Flxible Metro, is seen on N 31st Avenue after just having departed the North Omaha Transit Center. Twelve Flxibles are still active in Omaha but are expected to be retired by the end of the year when 12 new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 buses arrive.
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    CK Transit(CitLink)

    That is good to see that the bus is still around. The Fitzjohn is owned by Reg DeNure.
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    Feature Photo Submissions

    Regional Transit of Washoe County (Reno NV) recently took delivery of some 40' Proterra Catalyst electric buses. Electric bus # 319 is seen leaving the downtown transit terminal recently.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    The wording could have been a little better. While it states extended service during peak hours, it does not apply to every route. The route listed have some kind of a schedule change, but not necessarily weekday peak periods. Most of the changes on the routes occurred during Sunday evenings, which is why the route is listed in the change list. The only weekday peak period schedule changes are on 5, 6, 7, 8, 20, 25, 26, 56. The changes on 6/7/8 are due to one bus being added during the peak periods with more running time allocated on route 6 which should help drivers to keep to schedule better.
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    2018 TTS Fan Trips

    Please note that the start point for the ALRV charter has been revised. Streetcars are currently not operating on Victoria due to the condition of the track so the start point has been moved to Church Street southbound, south of Queen. The start time is still the same at 10:30 AM.
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    2018 TTS Fan Trips

    The ALRV charter is now sold out. If you wish to be added to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation, please let me know. There is still plenty of space left for the Saturday Eastern Ontario highway coach charter.
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    2018 TTS Fan Trips

    http://www.torontotransportationsociety.org/documents/transportation weekend 2018 flyer.pdf The TTS website has information on Transportation Weekend. As mentioned in the previous post, the Sunday will be an ALRV charter. Tickets are going fast though.
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    CTHF 2018 Fan Trips

    EVENT CANCELLED. As a result of the limited response to date for this charter, CTHF has regrettably had to cancel this event. Payments made by registrants will be refunded as soon as possible. The CTHF is hopeful of having an event in conjunction with Halton County Radial Railway, one of our Heritage partners, at some future date.
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