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  1. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Once queensway’s supervisors have vision running inside the division building itself, sure.
  2. Bus_Medic

    Manitoba Transit Heritage Association

    Well said. Guys, take some initiative if you want to see them, pitch in and volunteer. Doesn’t get much more up close and personal than getting some dirt under your fingernails. Who knows, it might even lead to a decent paying career in the transit industry. It did for me. Volunteering in any organization looks good on a résumé.
  3. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Queensway and eglinton are next. Whichever crew finishes first will go to queensway. Mount Dennis has roughly 100-110 complete, ( they had at least a month’s head start) my crew at Wilson has almost caught up with @85 complete. Move should happen just before the snow flies. Hopefully the mount Dennis guys move west, as about 70% of my crew commute in from Scarborough or Durham region.
  4. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    It does. I’ve heard of no plans to convert them.
  5. Installation of the vision system in malvern’s allocation of hybrids has not been budgeted for, either in materials or manpower. Even if money was freed up today, the lead time to manufacture, assemble, test and ship the extra 200 odd kits to malvern (going by the Q/C stickers on wilson’s kits- may/June 2018, so 4 months at the absolute fastest)-makes it wasteful at the least. A bus can be transferred clear across the city in forty minutes, the proximity of mcnicoll to malvern is not a factor whatsoever. I’m biased, but it has more to do with the skill level of the technicians who work there. Malvern has consistently had the lowest MDBF of all the hybrid divisions. That’s not random coincidence.
  6. Early indications are pointing towards malvern.
  7. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Wouldn’t call them reassignments, if they can live with 2 or 3 being absent for 24-48 hours, they can be driven out and returned completed. A couple of days is all we need maximum. Like being sent out to Duncan for brakes.
  8. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    The artics would be rotated through another division that we are already stationed at. Same for the low number hybrids that are yet to be crossed off the list. For the record, I do hope we get assigned there, as it’s 8 km home from there and the rest of my tool kit is in mothballed in the corner. In either case, it will be last to be completed.
  9. Bus_Medic

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Were looking at probably November for eglinton, birchmount to follow. Malvern may not be an install location at all.
  10. Bus_Medic

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Kudos for you. Pedantics is key to success in life. Glad you figured that out.
  11. Bus_Medic

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    And that GM was crushed over a decade ago. ...actually, forget it- it’s my fault for responding to somebody like you anyway. I’ve only myself to blame. I’ve got to try harder to step over this crap and not post at all.
  12. Bus_Medic

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    Why is this such a difficult concept to grasp? The pcc is not used in regular service. The carhouse and maintenance department can manage. Improvising solutions to random problems is one of the core skills required to survive in that end of the industry. It’s not like there’s a paradox in the space-time continuum. move on.
  13. Bus_Medic

    Gillig product discussion

    Effective how? Because that’s certainly not my experience.
  14. With this many equipped, I don’t think it qualifies as “unusual” anymore. Just an observation.