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  1. MiWay will be adding additional service to Cooksville GO for the April 26 service changes. This follows route 53 being extended to the station effective yesterday (February 22). Route 4 will be extended to Cooksville GO via Mavis Road and Hillcrest Avenue, replacing route 91 service along Hillcrest. The route will no longer serve Huron Park Recreation Centre. In addition, route 38 will operate to Cooksville GO via Dundas, Confederaton and Hillcrest. Having routes 4 and 38 serve Cooksville GO gives a proper terminal point for both routes without a on-street loop and better driver wash
  2. Google maps gives 46 minutes to travel the proposed routing of route 6 by car; with bus speeds and dwell times at stops it's likely that one trip will take over 50 minutes to complete end to end. Add in layover time at each end and that amounts to a 120 minute round trip with 60 minutes frequency using 2 buses. Having the route extend to Huronia Mall would mean a 3rd bus to maintain the 60 minutes frequency, this is also the reason Port McNicoll isn't being serviced. Huronia Mall already has 4 different bus routes serving it (LINX 1, Midland bus Penetanguishene bus, Chimnissing) with not
  3. Simcoe LINX staff recently gave a presentation to Tay Township council regarding the launch of route 6 (Orillia-Midland) this summer. There were requests to divert the route to serve Port McNicoll as mentioned above but staff do not support that as the devation would take too long and require a third bus. Route 6 will operate between Lakehead University in Orillia and Georgian College's Midland campus via Highway 12. Stops will be at West Ridge/Monarch (Orillia); Highway 12 near Warminster Sideroad (Warminster); Coldwater Rd/Michael Anne Dr (Coldwater); Sturgeon Bay Rd/Pine St (Waubaushen
  4. CyRide is purchasing 2 Nova Bus 40' electric buses using the State of Virginia contract. No indication if they are LFSe (short range) or LFSe+ (long range) https://www.cityofames.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=60203
  5. Grande Prairie has 2 XD35's on order after a procurement for 2 35' buses which was awarded to New Flyer: https://cityofgp.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/2900b59d-9cb2-4266-a005-1746fd52aea8/#Awarded
  6. MiWay will be purchasing 5 more XDE60s for delivery this year. They will be in MiLocal scheme and replace the remaining 2008 D60LFR buses. The purchase is being made by an extension of the existing contract for the previous XDE60 buses. New Flyer has also offered significant price reductions for orders placed in Q1 of 2021, resulting in these buses costing $56,000 less than the 2020 XDE60s. -Delivery of buses in 9 months (fall 2021) -Base price reduction of $13,000 -Provide 2021 Cummins engine at no additional cost $11,000 -Waive all inflation related costs $32,000 Total sa
  7. February 22, 2021 service changes Route Changes 44 - long term detour routing due to watermain construction on Mississauga Road. Detour via Burnhamthorpe, Erin Mills, and Eglinton. Schedules will be revised to accomodate the detour and buses will serve all stops along the detour routing (note: will not service Erin Mills Station) 53 - extended to Cooksville GO Station via Hurontario Street. Route will access Cooksville GO via Hurontario entrance and exit via Hillcrest. Deviation to Paramount Centre during off peak periods is eliminated. Slight changes to frequency to accommodate
  8. This is the original Vicinity prototype (and BC Transit 7130). It was modified as a concept for the Vicinity LT platform and was displayed at APTA Expo 2017 in Atlanta, although not on the show floor. Seeing as this was a concept modification where GW probably just retrofitted things to test it out (gasoline engine, axle, etc) I would not expect production Vicinity LT to look exactly like this. The overall dimensions are supposed to be different as well. Images of the bus in this state have appeared in past GW company presentations.
  9. In my opinion the 48 Erin Mills is a terrible candidate for overnight service, it's a low ridership route and north of Eglinton the configuration of Erin Mills Parkway and the surrounding residential streets makes the 48 hard to access by foot. Most of the residential streets are a easier walk to Glen Erin, for this reason the 13 Glen Erin is probably a better choice for overnight service. The 13 would still provide service to all the major retail/employment areas as well as providing service along Southdown to Clarkson GO. Given the choice to expand overnight service, my choices would b
  10. Another round of bus retirements to round out 2020 - 0316, 0327, 0329, 0340, 0512, 0520, 0540, 0565, 0570, 0603, 0620, 0866 have been retired. 0620 was the unit involved in a major collision about a year ago. For those keeping track, that leaves 21/44 2003 D40LFs still active as of right now.
  11. 2003 MCI F3500 https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=2&acctid=19955 The same entity also has a 1999 MCI 102-DL3 up for sale https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1&acctid=19955
  12. Cobourg Transit plans to convert their existing fixed route service into a on-demand system in early 2021 for a one year trial period. The one year pilot will be conducted in 3 phases building up to a full implementation of on-demand service. RideCo software/booking app, vehicles operated by Century Transportation (current contractor) Phase 1 - switch to on-demand after 6:00pm Monday-Saturday, and all day on Sundays. Phase 2 - switch to on-demand for Saturday service. Phase 3 - move to full on-demand service. Existing bus stops will be used as pickup/dropoff loc
  13. The page https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/PASS_Transit needs to be deleted. PASS Transit was never a actual transit system, just a branding name used by Beaumont and Banning when the two cities coordinated service. The buses were always owned and maintained separately between the two cities and all the info is on the Banning Transit and Beaumont Transit (CA) pages. I've corrected any links to the old PASS Transit page. Edit: This page can be deleted as I should have put the state in the title https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Beaumont_Transit_2823 Also, https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index
  14. Latest word on Kipling is that it will indeed open on January 4 but the tunnel connection to the subway will not be complete. There is talk of a shuttle bus service to transport people to/from the terminal.
  15. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Huntsville_shuttle_bus to Huntsville Transit (AL). All necessary links have already been changed.
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