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  1. BYD will not be participating in this. It will be a split between New Flyer and NovaBus. Last I heard an update was these would be leased vehicles. Maybe it changed. Oakville is also supposedly part of this as well but I haven't heard of any recent news.
  2. I haven't paid much attention to the tranistway lately but noticed the winson churchill GO carpool/transitway station is now fully open. Looks good!
  3. Oh god...transview. We use that at Oakville Transit still. Pain in the ass. We are doing a project with RouteMatch currently.
  4. Nothing has been sent out for rebuild to New Flyer. Engine rebuilds are happening first in Mississauga.
  5. Anyone is free to post pictures on any thread. There is no limit within reason. Its not just a chat forum.
  6. 9105/9110 were sent off to MCTB for engine rebuild prior to receiving full body refurb in Arnprior under the current contract with New Flyer.
  7. No, it was probably on route 3 and got stuck in front of it all. Orion VII 4103 was towed off property yesterday in tact condition. I assume its been sold off to someone.
  8. This was a joint agreement within the town and some companies (company), being privately "funded" if you will, to see how it will attract riders. I don't expect it to last long but thats just my personal opinion. I was the first driver to operate this route last tuesday and used Vicinity 1608. Only got one person in the two hours of service in the morning.
  9. Nova LFS 8563 arrived to Oshawa division today. 5 more left to arrive this week apparently. Built November 2016. Only difference i'm seeing is no rear window for this batch.
  10. There were retirements and some fired. Interviews/Hiring has begun for 2017.
  11. Not all drivers are trained yet so they haven't been put into regular rotation for dispatch. That was me (Tuesday). 6101 and 4104 have been retired. We are more short of drivers than buses these days. We have another batch of Novas coming this year. 6 or 7. Didn't get the final number count. 3 more Vicinity buses coming around April of this year also. D40LFR 9110 has been sent to New Flyer for refurb.
  12. We don't paint rims. Its just a brand new one. It was probably rusting out. Some New Flyers have a different door interlock setup.
  13. Oh you pay taxes! Orion's fold has nothing to do with politics but rather the incompetence of Daimler AG who ran their Orion brand straight into the ground. They felt the North American market wasn't so "competitive" for them and closed up. In a nutshell, they didn't lose much money getting rid of it if you really think about it. No loss to the Daimler brand in the mind of the executives. Competitors exist weather you like it or not. Thats business. "Quality" and "Success" will never be perfect, at least not in the transit industry. Buses break down. Just like cars, trucks, trains, etc.. Thats what preventative maintenance is for, although it doesn't always rectify future problems. Public services will continue to see "crappy times" in North America. Its only going to get worse. Trust me. Buses go out of service for various reasons. What "problems" does the D40LFR and Nova LFS have that concern you? I'm very curious. If you want "that" image to change, contact your local city or town councillor. Thats the way it works in municipal government unfortunately.
  14. Interesting... thanks! I'm sure theres a lot of teeth sucking from this though.
  15. I meant fleet variety.