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  1. 2017/2018 Service Plan is out: http://halifax.ca/transit/_assets/documents/2017-18AnnualServicePlan.pdf No ridership numbers for now, as they're changing their reporting processes and such. Planned Route/Schedule Changes - 2017/18: Route 6: Discontinued (Service area covered by NEW Route 9 + Route 22) Route 9 (Barrington): Replaced by NEW Route 29. Increased service, especially on weekends. Service added to Bayers Rd. Centre and removed from lower parking lot at Point Pleasant Park (all trips end at Tower Rd. Turning Loop). Will service Water St. Terminal via Hollis and Lower Water St. Routes 19/20: Replaced by NEW Corridor Route 9A (Greystone) and 9B (Herring Cove). Combined 10-15 min peak headway, 15-20 min off-peak, 30 min weekend/holiday. Current routing to be used, with shift in frequency (more trips between Greystone Dr. and Downtown, less between Greystone Dr. and Lancaster). No peak trips to Dockyard. Route 22: Service discontinued to Exhibition Park. NEW Route 194 - West Bedford Express: This new route will service Gary Martin Drive, Hammonds Plains Road, Innovation Drive, Broad Street, and Larry Uteck Boulevard West, with limited stops to downtown, ending at Summer Street at Bell Road Route 330: One additional AM and PM peak trip to and from Tantallon. Route 370 (Change Effective May 29th): Two new stops added on Main Street (Main near Major/Gordon. and Main near the Black Cultural Centre). Also, service to/from Micmac Terminal as part of a six month pilot program. Route 402: Discontinued (Low Ridership). Alderney Ferry: To be reduced back to pre-Big Lift levels of service upon completion of the project. (Didn't city counsel agree to keep the increased service for six months to see if ridership stayed as high as it currently is? Or did they vote that down?) In addition, if funding allows for additional changes to be made, then expect to see Route 86 converted into its Express Route version (Route 186, with increased service), and/or the introduction of Route 192 Southgate Express and/or Route 196 Larry Uteck Express.
  2. Spotted bus 1220 this afternoon on the Route 2 heading downtown. Not used to seeing bright white text on the destination sign. The new livery looks pretty snazzy on a 40 foot LFS, too.
  3. Service and Schedule Adjustments - Effective February 20th, 2017: Route 56: Service between Micmac Terminal and Penhorn/Portland Hills Terminals discontinued. Route will now begin/end at Bridge Terminal, travel to Micmac along the routing of Route 55, then regular routing through Dartmouth Crossing. Departure times adjusted to provide equal headway with Route 72 in Dartmouth Crossing. Route to run from 6am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 11pm on Sundays. This is the only one announced so far - will update if more are added. Also, any word on when those new Novas are scheduled to arrive? I thought the first batch was to have arrived by now - or did they get pushed back?
  4. Route, Schedule, and Rider's Guide Adjustments - Effective November 28th, 2016: Mackay/Macdonald Bridge Shuttle: Service reduced to Sunday to Thursday only. Route 1: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 10: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 14/61: Service between Bridge and Scotia Square reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 15: Departure Line stop # change @ Mumford Terminal (new number 8641). Route 19: Route start/end point changed to "Greystone before Cobalt Walk" (Stop # 6798) in Rider's Guide. Route 20: References to "Greystone (Turning Loop)" changed to "Greystone before Cobalt Walk" (Stop #6798) in Rider's Guide. Route 21: Departure Line stop # change @ Lacewood Terminal (Lacewood/Halifax bound only - new number 9109). Route 23: Departure Line stop # change @ Greenwood Heights (Mumford-bound only - new number 6624). Mumford-bound time point at "Hwy. 3 and Lakelands" changed to "St. Margaret's Bay & Lake Lands Park" in Rider's Guide - departs this point 2 minutes later on all trips. Route 32: "Dentith Rd. and South Centre Mall" time point changed to "Dentith and Herring Cove" in Rider's Guide. Routes 33/34: Departure Line stop # change @ Lacewood Terminal (Lacewood/Halifax bound only - new number 9113). Route 35: Lacewood-bound time point @ MSVU removed from Rider's Guide. Route 51: Time point at "Princess Margaret & Windmill" changed to "Windmill and Waddell. - Burnside-bound stop # change (new number 8511). Route 52: Service across Macdonald Bridge reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 54: Route start/end point changed to "Breeze and Appian Way" - new stop # 6460. Route 56: Departure Line stop # change @ Penhorn Mall (Dartmouth Crossing bound - new number 8941). Route 57: Departure Line stop # change @ Penhorn Mall (Woodside bound - new number 8941). Route 60: All weekday trips to depart Woodside Ferry Terminal 1 minute earlier (both directions). Route 66: Departure Line stop # change at Brownlow/Eileen Stubbs (new number 6326). Route 79: Departure Line stop # change at Portland Hills Terminal (Cole Harbour bound - new number 8957). Route 80: Departure Line stop # change at Cobequid Terminal (Halifax bound - new number 6297). Route 87: Departure Line stop # change at Cobequid Terminal (Bridge bound - new number 6297). Fixed typo where the 10:13 to 12:43 departures from Windmill/Wright were incorrectly listed as one hour later. Route 88: Departure Line stop # change at Cobequid Terminal (new number 6297). Route 89: Departure Line stop # change at Cobequid Terminal (new number 6297). Time point at "Innovation and Hammonds Plains" changed to "Innovation and Angus Morton". Route 320: Service between Bridge and Albemarle reinstated 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. Route 330: Departure Line stop # change @ Sheldrake Lake (Tantallon bound - new number 7618). Route 370: Departure Line stop # change @ Bridge Terminal (Porters Lake bound - new number 7609). Route 401: One-way trip times increased. Departures adjusted to compensate - some trips will now depart substantially earlier or later than usual, so check your schedules. Route 402: "Dentith Rd. and South Centre Mall" time point changed to "Dentith and Herring Cove" in Rider's Guide. Guess the all-weekend shuttle experiment didn't work...or they're preemptively pulling the shuttles so they're not running in January/February when they won't be needed anymore... Still not much for actual schedule changes, outside the timing changes to the 401, but there's still February, and they planned on re-routing the 56 to the Bridge Terminal this year, so we can start counting down to that, I guess.
  5. 59 new buses by New Year's, the replacement of both Halifax III AND Woodside I in the next two years (in lieu of biennial refits), a million dollar upgrade to the Halifax Ferry Terminal, a combined million dollars in bus stop accessibility, shelter replacement, and priority measure implementation (this year alone), not to mention post-Big Lift fleet expansion, more TPMs, beginning to look at electric buses, massive security upgrades, and other goodies next year? Damn, we hit the jackpot - thanks, Mr. Trudeau! (Still would have preferred more Xcelsiors over Novas, but that's just personal preference, yo!) Will be interesting to see how this pans out. Will it mark the beginning of a transition to an all-electric fleet over the coming decade, or will we just end up with a couple of random electric buses in an otherwise all-diesel fleet, like we did with a certain couple hybrids (looking at you two, 715 and 716...)
  6. Pretty sure that Dartmouth III is retired. It's been docked at the Dartmouth Coast Guard base (between Alderney and Woodside Terminals) since Viola Desmond came into service. Halifax III is being kept as a spare unit for now, and they do rotate it in and out of service every few days.
  7. Route and Schedule Adjustments - As of August 22nd, 2016: Mackay Shuttle - Service to run during weekend bridge closures. First trips depart Bridge/Scotia Square at 5:30am, then every 15 minutes to 1:15am. Macdonald Shuttle - Service to run if bridge remains open on weekends (same times as above). Route 20 - Now provides ALF service. Route 330 - Additional AM Peak trip departing Tantallon Park and Ride at 7:40am, arriving at Albemarle St. at 8:21am. Additional PM Peak trip departing Albemarle St. at 4:37pm, arriving at Tantallon Park and Ride at 5:22pm. The change to the shuttles irks me, if only because, when I work Saturdays, I usually would either take the detoured 52, or take anything else to Halifax, then get off at the bottom of North St. (which they were allowed to do). I'm not too happy about being forced to go all the way to Scotia Square, just to get to North St. Understandable since the bridge should be closed every weekend for the rest of the year, but I don't have to be happy about it.
  8. Not only is Dartmouth III's days numbered, they may be over for good once Viola Desmond goes in service (Monday?), as they didn't bother doing any touch up work on it all winter - it's the saddest sight of the three old ones. They might keep Halifax III for a bit just to have a spare boat on hand for when the others need maintenance, if I had to guess. As for Woodside I, they'll probably wait until the next time they pull it for servicing to repaint it, if at all. They were as of yesterday. They're pretty much only seen on the 41/42 shift these days - even seeing one on an Urban Express route in Halifax has become a rarity. Other than the three mentioned, I have seen 978, 983, and 985 on the 41/42 as well.
  9. The updated Moving Forward Together Plan has been released, along with this year's service plan: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/SCtransp/documents/160324tsc1213.pdf Of note, what were referred to as Link Routes in the original draft have been re-named Express Routes, so any confusion should be removed. Changes to the System Redesign: (Route numbers are those of the original draft plan) Route 1: Will still travel the current routing from Mumford Terminal to Oxford Street via East Perimeter and Bayers Road. Until Transit Priority Measures are implemented on the Bayers Road corridor, PM peak trips will travel to Oxford via East Perimeter, Connaught, and Roslyn Street to avoid traffic congestion. Route description also indicates that the proposed two-way service on Gottingen Street has also been removed. Route 4: Routing changed to improve connections between Clayton Park/Fairview and the universities/downtown. Now travels from Lacewood Terminal to LeMarchant Street via Lacewood, Main, Windsor, Cunard, Robie, Spring Garden, South Park, and South. Route 5: Peak extension between Scotia Square and Bell Road to be numbered 5X. Route 7: Two-way service added to Kencrest Avenue and Glebe Street to improve accessibility. Current service on St. Paul Street and Vestry Street to be removed. Loops to be numbered 7A (Gottingen to Robie) and 7B (Robie to Gottingen). Route 8: Has been returned to Route 80's current routing between Scotia Square and Bedford Highway. A new Local Route - to be numbered 93 - will be added to provide AM/PM rush service from Bridge, Nottingham, and Union Streets to Scotia Square via the Bedford Highway, Lady Hammond Road/Duffus Street, Devonshire Avenue, and Barrington Street. Route 9: Routing restored to that of the existing route 20. Route 10: Branch to Montebello demoted to Local Route 54 (see below). Branches now 10A (Mic Mac Terminal), 10B (Westphal), and 10C (Bridge Terminal Only). Route 15: Service between York Redoubt and Williams Lake Road to be retained. Route to be re-designated as a Rural Route - to be numbered 415 - and will provide peak service only. Route 28: Removed (now redundant with re-route of Route 8). Route 34: Loops to be numbered 34A (Dunbrack to Thomas Raddall) and 34B (Thomas Raddall to Dunbrack). Route 37: Re-numbered to Route 32. Service restored between Highfield and Bridge Terminals. Route 39: Re-numbered to Route 90. Service restored to that of existing Route 90. Will service new West Bedford Park & Ride lot to be opened approximately 2020. Route 51: Peak extension between Princess Margaret Blvd. to Wrights Cove Terminal to be numbered 51X. Route 53: Route extended to service Alderney Landing via King, Queen, and Alderney to the Bridge Terminal (services one of the Southbound bays). Route 54: Route re-added to the system. Will travel between Bridge Terminal and Alderney Landing before following its existing routing. Route 56: Proposed route extended to service Wrights Cove Terminal. Routes 61 and 68: Numbers switched. Route 61 to service Cherry Brook. Route 68 to service North Preston [Possible that this was a big typo, but the Express Routes match, so not sure why they did this...] Route 67: Proposed route extended from Tacoma Centre to Mic Mac Terminal. Route 81: Re-numbered to Route 91. Proposed route truncated to start/finish at West Bedford Park & Ride. Route 84: Peak extension between Scotia Square and Bell Road to be numbered 84X. Route 121: Timberlea Link re-numbered to Route 123. (NEW) Route 137: Regency Park Express - Lacewood Terminal to University Ave. via Lacewood, Regency Park, Washmill Lake, Northwest Arm, Main, Lady Hammond, Kempt, Young, Gottingen, Cogswell, Hollis, Morris, and University. PM trips to travel to Cogswell via Lower/Upper Water, Duke, and Barrington. Travels from Fairview Overpass to Main via Joe Howe, Dutch Village, and Alma. (NEW) Route 138: Parkland Express - Dunbrack at Wentworth to University Ave. via Parkland and Lacewood. Route 154: Removed (Express to/from Montebello unneeded) Route 161A/168: Numbers switched. Route 161A to service Cherry Brook. Route 168 to service North Preston. Route 190: Re-numbered to Route 194 - West Bedford Express. To start/end at West Bedford Park & Ride. Route 191: Re-numbered to Route 192. (NEW) Route 196: Starboard Express - Starboard Drive to Summer Street via Highway 102, Fairview, and downtown. Route 259: Re-numbered to Route 179. Route 263: Re-numbered to Route 178. (NEW) Route 310: Middle Sackville Regional Express - To use new Margeson Park & Ride in Middle Sackville, to Albemarle St. via Hwy. 101, Bedford Bypass, and Mackay Bridge. Route 726: Adjusted to begin/end at North Park Roundabout. Route to run as a one-way loop via originally proposed routing. Now, on to this year's service plan... The big thing for this year will be the retirement of ALL remaining non-accessible buses - the Classics, old LFSes, D30LFs, as well as some of the oldest MetroX buses. All told, this will involve 35 new vehicles. By the end of this year, we will be 100% accessible. Despite The Big Lift causing traffic chaos, overall ridership only dropped by about 0.5%. Ferry ridership has been reported to have gone up over 26%, due to the Big Lift project (including daily boardings on the Alderney route DOUBLING over last year). Proposed Adjustments: Route 20: To provide ALF service. Once retirements are complete, all remaining routes will also become ALF routes, though many stops will remain non-accessible. Route 56: Service to Penhorn and Portland Hills Terminals to be removed. Route shifted to Bridge Terminal via Thistle and Critchton. Routing in Dartmouth Crossing adjusted to provide two-way service on Countryview Dr. 30 minute headways 6am to midnight Monday-Saturday. 30 minute headways from 7am to 6pm, then 60 minute to 11pm on Sundays (first route to be adjusted under the Moving Forward Together Plan). Route 330: One additional AM and PM peak trip to be added to address overloading.
  10. For those who haven't yet voted, the finalists for the new ferry have been named: Vincent Coleman Private John Curwin Viola Desmond Major Gavin Rainnie Ron Wallace You've got until the 15th to get your votes in: https://fluidsurveys.com/s/FerryNaming2016/ EDIT 2/5/16: I can confirm that bus 740 is the first Artic in the new livery. Spotted it pulling into Scotia Square yesterday afternoon.
  11. Service Adjustments Effective Monday, November 30th, 2015: Route 18: Final weeknight trip from Lacewood to MSVU to run 6 minutes later. Route 20: Revisions to certain bus stop Go-Time phone numbers. Route 22: All weekday AM/PM peak trips to service Ragged Lake Transit Centre in both directions. Route 52: Weekdays: (to Bayers Lake) First 5 AM trips from Highfield Terminal + final PM trip from Burnside Transit Centre adjusted to start across street from 200 Ilsley Ave (bus stop # 6973). Saturdays: (to Bayers Lake) First 2 AM trips from Highfield Terminal adjusted to start across street from 200 Ilsley Ave (bus stop # 6973). Sundays: (to Bayers Lake) All trips adjusted to start across street from 200 Ilsley Ave. (bus stop #6973). (The following revisions may have already been in place for a while, just not updated in the Rider's Guide - I don't use Go-Time often, so I can't comment) Revisions to Bus Stop Numbers at Portland Hills Terminal: 56 Dartmouth Crossing - old number 8048; new number 8953 57 Woodside, 72 Dartmouth Crossing - old number 8049; new number 8953 59 Colby/Portland Hills, 61 Auburn/North Preston, 68 Cherry Brook - old number 8048; new number 8951 59 Bridge Terminal/Halifax, 61 Halifax, 68 Bridge Terminal/Halifax - old number 8049; new number 8955 65 Astral - old number 8048, new number 8952 79 Cole Harbour Express - old number 8049; new number 8956 79 Woodside Ferry Express - old number 8049; new number 8957 159 Downtown Halifax Link - old number 8049; new number 8949 401 Porter's Lake - stop numbers not listed in Rider's Guide Revisions to Bus Stop Numbers at Woodside Ferry Terminal: 57 Portland Hills - old number 8606; new number 8964 60 Eastern Passage/Heritage Hills - old number 8605; new number 8962 60 Bridge Terminal - old number 8606; new number 8963 78 Mount Edward Express - old number 8605; new number 8965 79 Cole Harbour Express - old number 8605; new number 8966
  12. Been meaning to address this for a while, but the benches on the Craig Blake are actually much better than on the Stannix - the bench backs are pretty much vertical, so they don't force you to slouch while you're sitting on them. Speaking of the ferry service, the safety videos have just been updated in the last day or two. The footage seems to have been filmed while the Craig Blake was still tied up next to Alderney Landing (where Halifax III is now). Also noticed Monday that bus 521 (one of the MetroX cutaways) no longer has the MetroX livery on it. Instead it now has a scheme more like the conventional HT livery - plain white with the blue and yellow 'X' toward the back of the unit. Bus 1141 suffered what appears to have been an engine fire in the toll plaza of the Macdonald Bridge yesterday (Oct. 21st). From pictures posted on Haligonia's Facebook page, it's hard to say when, or even if, it'll be back on the road. 10/30/15 EDIT: Not sure if this is the wave of the future or just a test, but one of the XD40s (didn't think to catch the number - it was running on Route 2 this afternoon) has had its "Stop Requested" sign changed to a scrolling Luminator-esque sign.
  13. Route and Schedule Adjustments Effective August 24th, 2015: MacDonald Bridge Shuttle: -Sundays: Two additional Bridge-bound trips to depart Scotia Square at 1:00am and 1:30am. -Shuttles to run Sunday-Friday. Mackay Bridge Shuttle: -Sundays: Two additional Bridge-bound trips to depart Scotia Square at 1:00am and 1:30am. -Shuttles to run Sunday-Friday. Route 2: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood at normal time (both directions). Return trips arrive downtown 2 minutes earlier. -Saturdays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 5 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood 4 minutes earlier (both directions). Return trips arrive downtown 2 minutes earlier. -Sundays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood 2 minutes earlier (downtown-bound only). Return trips arrive downtown at normal time. Route 4: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood at normal time (both directions). Return trips arrive downtown 2 minutes earlier. -Saturdays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood 2 minutes earlier (downtown-bound only). Return trips arrive downtown at normal time. -Sundays: Trips depart Water St. Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Depart Lacewood 2 minutes later (downtown-bound only). Return trips arrive downtown at normal time. -Sundays: Final 12:20am trip from Ross/Dunbrack extended to service Mumford Terminal - arrives at 12:46am. Route 16: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays/Saturdays: Trips depart MSVU 2 minutes earlier (both directions). Route 17: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Trips depart Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Return trips arrive to Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes later. Route 18: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays: All trips arrive and depart Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes earlier. First Lacewood-bound trip departs MSVU 4 minutes earlier. -Saturdays: All trips arrive and depart St. Mary's 2 minutes later. Return trips arrive to Lacewood terminal 4 minutes later. -Sundays: All trips depart Lacewood 2 minutes earlier (last trip 2 minutes later). Return trips depart St. Mary's up to 5 minutes earlier (check specific trip times). Arrive at Lacewood between 3 minutes earlier and 5 minutes later (check specific trip times). Route 21: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays: Peak AM trips depart Alma/Dutch Village 4 minutes earlier, Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes earlier (both directions). Off-peak trips unaffected. PM peak trips depart Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes later (Timberlea-bound). -Sundays: All trips depart Lacewood Terminal 1 to 4 minutes later (check specific trip times). Route 22: -Weekdays: Trips depart Ragged Lake 4 to 7 minutes later (both directions). Final PM trip from Mumford will not service Ragged Lake. -Saturdays: Final PM trip from Mumford will not service Ragged Lake. -Sundays: All Exhibition Park-bound trips to run 8 minutes later. All Mumford-bound trips to run 6 minutes later. Route 31: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -AM trips depart Lacewood 2 minutes earlier. PM trips arrive 2 minutes later. Route 33: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -AM trips depart Lacewood (both directions) and Tantallon 2 minutes earlier. PM trips depart Lacewood and Tantallon 2 minutes later, terminates at Lacewood 4 minutes later. Route 34: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -AM trips depart Parkland/Kearney Lake 2 minutes earlier. PM trips depart Lacewood 2 minutes later. Route 35: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -AM trips to run 2 minutes earlier between Parkland/Farnham Gate and MSVU. PM trips to run 2 minutes later between MSVU and Parkland/Farnham Gate. Route 41: -Returns to service for academic year. Route 42: -Returns to service for academic year. Adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -All trips to depart Lacewood Terminal 2 minutes earlier. Return trips arrive to Lacewood 2 minutes later. Route 52: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Weekdays: Trips depart Bayers Lake and Lacewood 2 minutes earlier (Burnside-bound). Return trips arrive in Bayers Lake 2 minutes later. -Saturdays: Burnside-bound trips depart Bayers Lake 2 minutes earlier. Return trips arrive to Lacewood and Bayers Lake 2 minutes later. -Sundays: Burnside-bound trips depart Bayers Lake 2 minutes earlier. Return trips arrive to Lacewood and Bayers Lake 2 minutes later. Route 78: -AM trips to depart Gregory/Flying Cloud 11 minutes earlier. Trips arrive at Woodside Ferry Terminal 13 minutes earlier. -PM trips to run 13 minutes later. Route 79: -AM trips to arrive at Woodside Ferry Terminal 2 minutes earlier. -PM trips unaffected. All Route 78s and 79s now depart at the same time. Route 80: -Now provides ALF service. Route 81: -Now provides ALF service. Route 82: -Now provides ALF service. Route 83: -Now provides ALF service. Route 89: -Route adjusted to service new Lacewood Terminal. -Lacewood-bound trips to run 2 minutes later between Innovation/Hammonds Plains and Parkland/Kearney Lake. -Cobequid-bound trips to run 2 minutes earlier between Parkland/Kearney Lake and Innovation/Hammonds Plains.
  14. This year's Service Plan is out. http://www.halifax.ca/transit/_assets/documents/AnnualServicePlan2015-16_Web.pdf Daily ridership was up just a tick this year (now sitting at 99,000 daily boardings), but the overall increase in service has led to a decrease in passengers per service hour and in cost recovery. Nothing fancy in terms of proposed service adjustments. Routes 80 and 81 will become ALF routes, and once the new Lacewood Terminal opens, all routes servicing it will see routing changes to accomodate it. Transit also appears to be looking into renovations to the Halifax and Woodside Ferry Terminals (though the work on Woodside has been underway for a while, this year will see work move inside), as well as launching a study into a possible expansion of the Burnside Transit Centre. The new AVL system is set to be installed sometime this year, and a vendor for new fare management systems will be selected. Looking at the ridership numbers: -Route 1 has cracked 12,000 passenger boardings per day (next closest is Route 10 at just under 6,500!) -Route 7 reported nearly 700 more daily passengers than it did in 2012/13. -Routes 78 and 79 reporting 10 and 20 passengers per hour respectively, so the 79 isn't doing too bad, but the 78 isn't getting much use. -Route 90 reported over 300 more daily boardings than a year ago, so strong gains there. -Route 370 slowly making gains (reports just under 30 more daily boardings than a year ago). -Woodside Ferry reporting over 650 more daily boardings than a year ago, and is now outperforming the Alderney route in daily boardings!
  15. Huh...odd that they would do paint and deck work on a boat they're retiring in a few months (and none as of yet on the one they're keeping). Is it possible they changed their mind since the document was printed two years ago? Wouldn't be the first time... In other news, the "Make Destination Signs Wordier" initiative has reached Routes 20 and 80: "80 Sackville" is now "80 Sackville Terminal" (I would have suggested "80 Sackville Term'l via Bedford Hwy" myself...) "80 Halifax" is now "80 Downtown Halifax via Spring Garden" (again, would have swapped "Spring Garden" for "Bedford Hwy" myself...) "20 Downtown" is now "20 Downtown via Spring Garden" Haven't seen a 20 heading for Herring Cove yet, though one might not need to change that one. (EDIT: Saw one, and it's sign has indeed not changed.) EDIT: Downtown-bound 2s and 4s now read "Water St. Terminal via North". Lastly, Wilson Hum notes in one of his recent photos that there are now just 20 Classics left at Ragged Lake, of which only 11 are still in active service. Next year's Xcelsiors will most certainly wipe them out, so enjoy them for the next 18 months or so, while you still can...