eclair14

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  1. So let's say transit projects in the Quebec City area comes to a grinding halt this week. Tuesay Lévis mayor says it's city didn't not want anymore of the Bus Rapid Transit project. So with no partner to dance, the mayor of Quebec City has also scrapped today the BRT.
  2. This week-end is the Québec transit authority hockey tournament in Gatineau, so expect some transit buses from outside the region (stsherbrooke sends à 2016 hybrid)
  3. Two quick RTC news - New students at Garneau CÉGEP will get one month of free transit, a 300 000$ pilot project over 3 years - Maguire street business owner are not happy with the proposed change to route 11 since they would remove local service near their business.
  4. 21-252 on the 715 sunday
  5. RTC has unveiled their service change plan for 2017. Here are the highlights - The biggest change this year is the reorganization of service in the south of Beauport. Route 51 make a return in the RTC numbering scheme, this new route will travel from Terminus Beauport, then Mr. Gauthier, then up des Chutes hill, then serving the Villeneuve area (former route 53 area), a transfer at Cimenterie terminal then down a fast growing area in the former cement plan area to a terminal at the futur Ste-Anne park-n-ride. Route 53 will change, from terminus Beauport, it will travel on Ste-Anne all the way to Montmorency, then up St-Grégoire hill to des Français / de l'obiou, transfer at Cimenterie terminal, then back down on des Chutes to it's terminus at Montmorency waterfalls. There is also a new 253 eXpress bus route serving the cement plant area. This will bring much needed improvement in this area, with frequency no more then 60 minutes (was 90 minutes off peak on the 53) on both route. Patrons in Montmorency will also get a more reliable service in winter since in storms, bus cannot access sometime St-Grégoire hill. - Route 11 and 21 would merge to create a major east-west route. From the ferry, the bus will serve the old Quebec then Grande-Allée / Laurier all the way to Ste-Foy shopping area then to Pointe-Ste-Foy. What more surprising is the bus would convert to midibus operations in 2018 knowing that the 11 route is a 40 footer needed route. Making up for the reduced capacity, service would been increased on the 11. I'm not in favor of this merger as the 21 is a route often jam in traffic and frequently in detour, it could affect the punctuality of the whole line, they should keep those two routes separate. Route 1A and 111 would be abolished - Route 3 and 37 merger once again in the books, with some slights modifications from last year proposal (no more Old Quebec in rush hour, route change in St-Odile)
  6. Strike watch FINAL update : The driver have voted 85 + % in favour of the new work contract that extends until 2021. Drivers will keep their 12 hours amplitude and got retirement regime bonus. In exchange, RTC got the right to add more driver relieve point to the network.
  7. Remember what are the main customer base of the STO - Feds workers ... could solve very quickly IMO But rotating strike is not good for the STO, not good for the Union and of course, not good for the users. I would prefer the union to says "Ok, we are going full strike" instead of rotating strike that create a lot of instability for the riders.
  8. Snowstorm has caused some issues in the Quebec City region - RTC has cancelled all services late last night due to blizzard conditions - STLevis has cancelled service Wednesday morning only returning to the road after 10am - Due to a major power outage at des Rocailles garage, many depatures were cancelled in advance this afternoon
  9. Strike watch breaking news: Strike is avoided, the RTC and the union seems to have agreed on a principle argument. Drivers will vote on it Wednesday and Thursday next week. Nomade real time system will return to buses tommorow morning
  10. It may be cool this start - stop feature, but i found it pretty dump I.M.O especially when the engine stops for 2 seconds but restart immediately because it's only a passenger that was getting down and not stopped a a red light Instead, let the engine always run but at a slower RPM and use more the battery for starting up the bus from service stop / red light.
  11. Strike watch update: This is the "essential" services that will be offer is the drivers go on strike Monday Morning at 4am On weekdays, service will be offered on all routes except the 100 series from 6:15 am to 9:15am (based on the last stop of the line) and from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, NO other service during the day EXCEPT for school routes during midday On week-ends, service will be offered on the same time table (6:15 to 9:15 am - 3:00 to 6:00 pm) but only on these selected routes 1, 3, 4, 11, 13, 16, 21, 25, 31, 32, 36, 37, 64, 74, 75, 84, 800, 801, 802, 804, 807 Also note that this stike DOES NOT affect para transit services Comments At least they will operated a near normal service during rush hour and should be able to serve a good part of their customers. But the week-end service is weird, most routes are OK to be on the list but they are low ridership routes like the 31,32,37 that could be replace with better routes, route 4 is close to Metrobus 800 so it could be drop, route 3 is also close to the 801. They are no Metrobus 803 service for those working at Galeries de la Capitale would only be able to relay on the 75 and 64 to go somewhere. Also this left many parts of the city with no essentials service like Ancienne-Lorette, north of Beauport, Boischatel, Cap-Rouge, Champigny, Saint-Augustin. edit: The RTC says that buses that will offer week-end limited services needed to pass near an hospital or a CLSC to be considered in the service.
  12. Even worst, i heard number as high as 14 hours the RTC asked !
  13. Holiday feeling as RTC 0527 waits for departure on Route 21 near Place d'Youville Off the record: Wheelchair accessibility violation !
  14. Probably fell trough ...
  15. After collecting the dust at the Metrobus center since January 2015, RTC has given three ecolobus to a local mechanic school so mechanics of tommorow will have a chance to train on electric technology. The other 5 are gonna be recycled since no body want them's (obvious !)