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  1. MiWay

    You'd think that's what all drivers do, and I wish that was the case for me, but I don't know if its bad luck or not...every 1 in 30 buses that I take has the lights off. The only reason I brought it up today is because I was on an 08 on the 110 and the lights were off, which, like I said, is pretty rare for me. As for express buses, my opinion is the same. Especially in the morning, having just reading lights on is not only comfortable but, like you said aesthetically pleasing. And I think 99% of people will agree. I'd prefer not to be blinded by LEDs at 6am.
  2. MiWay

    Very nitpicky question: On a generally sunny, bright day, why do drivers keep the lights on inside? Is it for legal reasons? Not something the driver usually has to pay attention to during daylight hours? I've never understood. I was in an 08 today with the lights off, and its much nicer. Of course, on a rainy, cloudy day, of course the lights should be on, but on a sunny day it makes no sense to me. Even buses with darker interiors, like the 11s, seem fine with no lights on. And since I bring it up, what's the policy with reading lights on the express buses? It's nice to have just those lights on around 6am rather than be blinded by the usual ones (my opinion obviously; however, I'm sure alot of you agree). Is it just a driver thing or are there specific rules, by-laws etc.?
  3. MiWay

    The poster failed to respond or provide any sources/evidence to support his post, so I doubt it. There was another post that stated every unit from 1730-1740 had arrived (from the same poster), again with no evidence. I'm sure if some more Novas had arrived, somebody would have caught it. My opinion is its a false story.
  4. MiWay

    I take it that might be why 1731 is already here, if you look at the post on Sept 29th on pg329. Edit: 1730, not 1731 Cool. Will take a look, thanks.
  5. Hey guys, I scrolled through some of the last couple pages and couldn't find what I was looking for... Are there any plans for OC Transpo to get any new normal 40/60 footer buses? I know you guys are currently receving 2017 ADL E500s but I was curious about the fact that you guys hadn't purchased any standard single decks for the better part of 7 years. Is there no demand right now or do the new ADLs "go everywere" quite literally?
  6. MiWay

    Recall the issue of the bike racks on the TTC Novas when they first came out: https://www.ttc.ca/News/2015/May/051415NR.jsp https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/10/21/ministry_of_labour_orders_bike_racks_removed_on_certain_ttc_buses.html I don't remember hearing about a fix for this...I'm aware TTC has different racks than MiWay, but will we be having this issue as well?
  7. MiWay

    This is true, and I assume the same thing will happen when the 18s arrive.
  8. MiWay

    Better start prepping to get your pics of the 08 60s then...man I'm going to miss those things. I know 2 years is a long time, but before you know it they'll be gone... Its amazing how time flies, it seems like just a couple years ago when the brand new 10s were rolling out with the new liveries. You have to give New Flyer credit, their "R" suffix designs/models have aged really well. They look like they were designed just the other day.
  9. MiWay

    Isn't MiWay trying to get a 12 year lifespan now? If thats the case, these buses have around 2 years left no? Or am I completely wrong? The 03/05s are just here for support until the new units arrive.
  10. MiWay

    True...the 08 artics are nearing the end, and that is super super sad. Best buses in the fleet IMO.
  11. MiWay

    One would think so, however all the buses listed save 1 are 30 footers...so I can't tell, but my idea is that they aren't here just yet. Yeah I remember that...I didn't know it was that bad. Frame/chassis damage? I know that situation was serious, but I never thought it would be written off...
  12. MiWay

    Wow, didn't see that coming so soon...thought it would happen in the coming months. This must mean we have new units? Any specifics on 0879?
  13. GO Transit

    As you said, most of those steps don't take very long, and chances are the driver will let passengers on first (making sure the accessible area is vacant) and then assist the wheelchair passenger. Same for exiting when desperate passengers bolt it off the bus, the driver will end up dealing with the passenger last. Look, my point this whole time has been that it shouldn't amount to 15 minutes in delay for an operator to assist a passenger with a wheelchair. We've focused too much on a situation that rarely ever happens. Overall, the concept is a great idea because its benefits go beyond wheelchair passengers; however, due to the significant seating loss inside and lack of any storage, or any practical storage space, I don't think it is ideal for GO. Edit: Sorry couldn't join posts.
  14. GO Transit

    You can check that sort of stuff on Altoona's Bus Test Reports. They specify Urban, Suburban and Highway economy. I suspect GO may have better fuel economy than most since most of their operation is on the highway in 6th gear. It may have been biased a bit much on the wheelchair side, but it's something that can't be ignored because they need to accommodate for it, even if it happens once in a blue moon. My point on luggage bays was, okay, so they don't use them too often. That's fine, but when the time comes, somebody will have to go to the other side of the bus, which is usually exposed to traffic, especially in big bus terminals, where that can become a hazard. I also think that the seating loss is significant on that, even if there is a bump in standing room. It seems that if Go were to purchase units like this, they'd be advertising more standing room on their buses (not literally), and I don't think people would be impressed considering the vast majority of their routes are a sizeable distance. Nice design there, looks good. I think you're catching on to the idea Mercedes had in Europe with the Citaro LE/ U minus the rear door and nonexistent luggage space. Its a standard 40 footer but with normal low floor entry and exit and a raised rear area; something like this: It can be optioned with front facing, coach style seating as well. Just a comparison, not a suggestion.
  15. Today's Special Sightings

    I would assume that they had been sold, so I guess it is private property? Dunno...I did see a few GO MCIs there a few months ago.