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  1. Express691

    2018 Garage Transfers and Storage Reactivations

    HTC got 9452 9498 7308
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Back on track: 7254 was not at the VPD Tactical training centre when I passed by this evening. 7196 seems to be having an ongoing TMAC glitch
  3. Figured, because theres a tripper for my old high school in the PM, 160th to Brooke, then NIS to Scottsdale. I wonder if that's getting changed (or if a morning trip will be added).
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    2019 Community Shuttle Procurement

    Scope of work JUST put up: https://service.ariba.com/Discovery.aw/ad/viewRFX?id=6109714 Apparently 5 HF shuttles are part of this first order. BASE ORDER: 49 Low Floor and 5 High Floor. 2020 option: 9 shuttles, high and/or low floor 2021 option: 73 shuttles, high and/or low floor
  5. http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/skytrain-nanaimo-station-bus-loop the closest I could find Also the website for TransLink's Skytrain station improvements is down
  6. There's also word of a temporary extension and dieselization of the 7 going to 29th Avenue Station for the upgrade of Nanaimo Station. From Nanaimo, directly to 29th. I also don't know which transit centre the upgraded 388 will be operated from.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    So you mean to say yes. I double checked the VIN identification page. 18367 -> Hybrid -> 2NVY -> St. Eustache 18471 -> Suburban -> 4RKY -> Plattsburgh Sorry if our fleet numbers got you there 😕 our 18xxx's are novas, xcelsiors, and ARBOCs at the same time.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Everything's right as far as I'm aware. I bet all the suburbans were built in Plattsburgh.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    For me, the sideways seats over the wheel well are really interesting. Idk how TransLink let that slide thru, but I think it's a fall waiting to happen should a bus take a tight corner too fast (unless you're like 6'8"). I also think it's a potential impediment for passenger flow within the bus. Not worth the safety for the 2 extra seats in my opinion.
  10. Miscommunication on my end. You can help out by quoting the right text. Almost thought you advocated for shuttles on the 408 because it wasn't FTN yet, based on the text you quoted.
  11. Can we agree that it will work on the 160? I hardly see it get used nowadays, and it will open up some space in PCT.
  12. Yeah it really is a gray area - like I said. There are routes that don't really need conventional buses every 30 minutes which at the same time would get overcrowded using shuttles at the same frequency. I think the upgrade from shuttle to conventional is a bit more abrupt unlike from conventional to articulated. At least run the shuttle every 20 minutes before giving the upgrade to conventional. Then there's the gray area of licensing versus running an efficient service, like you mentioned. I'm hinting at word going around of the 388 using standard buses at the conclusion of the Christmas sheet (that's all I know at this point). I guess at the end of the day it all comes down to cost. It would still be nice to see 30" buses (Yaxings or ALX200s) on the lower end of the conventional routes (134, 136, 110, 183, 191, PoCo In general, 314, 329, 391, 418).
  13. I think 30" is a better middle ground - same seats as a shuttle bus except now you can allow standees.
  14. While there is a dreams and aspirations thread (which I cannot link right now), I do want to suggest the 329 as a potential downgrade. Service in NW Delta does need a bit of restructuring, 314/329 seem to have been buried as far as priorities. I just wish there was a middle ground between 30 minute shuttle service and 30 minute 40" service. Risking overcrowding for 1, inefficient use of resources for the other.