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  1. Unfortunately, that definitely ventures into non disclosure agreement territory.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    The mature response would be silence. If you’re confident in your position and sources, you’ll realize you’ve nothing to prove to others. Especially foamy children. If they believe you, fine. If they don’t, that’s not your problem.
  3. All remaining orions in the fleet are to be retrofitted with front door sensitive edges, and associated brake interlocks. Campaign should be completed by December.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    What the hell is this? A schoolyard throwdown?
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    Are there transit systems you're jealous of?

    ^I can confirm that as true. It took a lot of reverse engineering to tweak them into something that resembled reliable during their overhaul.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    They had to severely amputate what was left just to free it from the stump of the pole to re open the intersection in a reasonable timeframe, so the scope of work would be even larger than just what was sustained in the collision. To a point this is true. NATSCO has made quite a niche buisness out of precisely this. Fibreglass and windshield parts at the time could still be obtained, the rest can be handled be a mitre chop saw, and proper grade stainless tubing and skilled welder. That’s what happens in the factory anyway. Just more labour intensive because you’re working without a jig. some electrical harnesses are divided into zones and can be purchased as well, but can be made in house if absolutely necessary, the commission has accounts with the same suppliers that the OEMs use.
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Only 3 days?...wouldn’t it be 4 days of 10 hours for compressed work as a serviceperson?
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    I’m busy at malvern, and being a husband and father the rest of the time. Anyone else want to go, have at.
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Depending on the subject, absolutely.
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    So let me get this straight. They’re supposedly an operator who: -has access to the fleet management spreadsheets at Hillcrest -has access to the materials and procurement invoices for 5H6 and 5H7 -has access to all divisional fleet status spreadsheets. -frequents at least Russell carhouse enough to be chummy with the brass and have their ear regarding CLRV preservation. and seems to have the ability to cross the city of Toronto like Mary Poppins, posting in real time, all the while performing whatever job they were hired to do in the first place?
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Time well spent, methinks. Uh huh.
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Does he actually accomplish anything in between?
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    Speaking of wasted time, how do you actually get any work done at the ttc, given all the energy expended in knowing the status of the entire fleet at any moment? That is if you are indeed on the payroll.
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    TTC NovaBus LFS Movement List

    https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/chooseyourwords/bazaar-bizarre/
  15. Not really, but whatever helps you rationalize your frustration..
  16. And it’s spelt praising. If you’re going to get pedantic, you better make sure your own posts are flawless.
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    TTC Retired Bus(es) Whereabouts

    And you’re the one lecturing me about derailing threads.....
  18. I should have prefaced my post that I’m biased. My stint at Halton ended on a very sour note, and left an indelible mark. Call it personal grudge if you like, because on it’s face, basically it is.
  19. I’ll buck the trend and say that specifics or minutiae don’t matter, so long as one or two get saved. Therefore, it would simply be most cost effective and expedient to retain the one or two in the best structural condition. Mechanical cherrypicking can be done as the final dozen or so get disassembled. The goal is to provide a tangible snapshot of the past to the residents of Toronto at large, not the safety vest brigade. They’ve never heard of the terms L1 or L2, nor do they care to. The museums can squabble over the remainder.
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    Alternative Fuel Fishbowls

    At least I think that was the case then. There have been some more recent implementations in Scandinavia, that may be 80 to 100% pure methanol primarily to take advantage of the abundant timber resources locally that can make wood alcohol. Same rationale as using locally mined methane in the prairies I guess. according to this article I found from California, the Detroit’s were running on 100% methanol, with modded blowers, higher compression ratios, and modified injectors, either to lower the pop off pressure or maybe the internal tolerances to mitigate the lack of lubricity of pure methanol. https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/902161/
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    Alternative Fuel Fishbowls

    To add, I don’t think they functioned on 100% methanol at any time. I think it was as a supplement to a reduced diesel ratio.
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    The original plan was for six units assigned to training at any given time, but that might translate into a few more for maintenance rotation. a rough figure given out anecdotally by upper brass during a vision wrap up luncheon was that the training has such a glut of new trainees to get through, that up to 100 buses are out on the road between rush hours (up to now...sounds like an overestimate to me but whatever) I can say that the demand is large enough to throw a monkey wrench into the preventative maintenance regimen
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