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  1. The restriction on the Candiac line is if there is very strong wind (85 km/h or + IIRC) they cannot use bi-level railcars on the bridge over the St-Lawrence
  2. STM 747 airport bus is the first victim of the pandemic, During daytime, all buses are shorturned at Lionel-Groulx, only late and overnight service continue into downtown core. This means much less buses are required to run that service
  3. While the last couple of storms have happened during the weekend, this time around they won't have the luxuary of pulling out the artics OOS
  4. Ménard coach #0341 bus was seen operating Rousillon Route 100 at TCV near 430pm this afternoon
  5. RTC released today their plan for a major network overhaul in the Beauport and Maizerets area You can check it there (in french) https://consultations.rtcquebec.ca/
  6. New buses use Luminator display instead of Axion, since Axion was bought out by Luminator and they discontinued the Axion series
  7. Could it be due to related work for the Côte-Vertu / Sauvé BRT OR REM project and a future detour that would be in place ?
  8. Not a OC / STO question, but still a GOA question I was treating a (long) backlog of pictures. In 2017 i took pictures of the "famous" tourist blue bird flatnose with half the roof missing that were operated by Downtown GO Tours, however in 2018 the same bus is now showing the Gray Line / Lady Dive logos What happen, is Downtown GO Tours got bought, bankrupty, was a division of Lady Dive all that time
  9. Guess they want to stick to the corporate branding of the STM (40-901 is also in std. STM livery)
  10. The city of Levis has announced a new reduced fare program (pilot project) for low income population. The 25 or so participating non profit organization in this program will be able to either offer free 4 tickets card or a significantly discounted 12 tickets card (16$ instead of 38$) to their customers up to a maximum of 185 000$ a year.
  11. RTC holded a press conference this morning, here what we learned... - Ridership is expected to go up 4.3% next year, however those number are to be taken with a truckload of salt since i must remember we learned a couple weeks ago that method to measure ridership for the last decade was kybosh. - Budget for 2020 is 238.5 millions roupies dollar, a rise of 3.5% from 2019 - In 2020, the north of Beauport will be the subject of routes changes and improvement. Two improvement that could happen is the extension of Metrobus 802 and an all-day service on the 59 route. Also the bus network in the east part of Limoilou could see some changes with the building of the new super hospital east of H-Bourassa
  12. Well like a plane crash, there is not a single point of failure but rather many factors IMO that causes the actual situation. - CT Saint-Denis temporary closure: That has an impact since that removes many lifts required to do maintenance on those buses. Also all SD buses went elsewhere in the meantime, however the others Garage might not be able to catch up with the extra works those buses bring to them. Also the 3 garages currently under extension (AN, SL, LE) removes some of the capacity. One garage that was hit hard was Stinston with the temporary "Stinston 2" garage, that added 50 buses to the maintenance duty of that garage). - New computer system: Not a big impact, yes there was headline of mechanics counting the rivets holding the roof since the new system was not able to furnish them with the parts they need to repair buses. However, the crisis has begun way before the new system was in place (Oct. 21 2019) - Novabus "recalls", based on what STM says, they have transferred up to 50 000 hours of work to Novabus for "recalls" to improve mid and long term longevity of the buses. This is a rather questionable issue, as far as we know those "recalls" are not urgent safety recalls that requires immediate action, so why send buses to Nova to do "recalls" taking off the line buses in working conditions. They should suspend this program until they can control the number of buses available then when they hit the target, restart the program. - New work contract: THIS is the biggest factor in the current crisis, let's remember that STM and the Union were at "war" late 2018/ early 2019 during the negotiation of their new agreement. STM relied heavily on overtime to get the job done, and they did not have a choice at that time since the convention would not allow nights and week-ends shifts, and you cannot hire mechanics during the dayshift since you might not have enough lifts to hoist buses, Union went to overtime boycott, the mechanics could not catch up to the pile of dead buses, and you have the beginning of a crisis. Now with the 80 new mechanics that will work nights and week-ends, this will help a lot to solve that crisis.
  13. Minors change for the winter period booking at the RTC, in addition of the temporary phase of the Saint-Augustin changes ... - Route 4 will see buses use de l'Espinay instead of Julien when heading to Place J-Cartier - Route 22 and 88 will use the Robert-Bourassa tunnel instead of passing over it, thus allowing use of the bus lanes, one stop removed - Route 64,74,82,84 and 86 will leave from a new start point at Charest / in face of Beenox due to work to be done to the Gabrielle-Roy library - Route 807 buses will no longer interline with other metrobus route, they will be "dedicated" to that route. They also proceed to add run time. This aims to correct the chronic unreliability of that route
  14. Could you just simply "duplicate" your website, replace the GTFS datafeed and just put a link on the original one to the new version
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