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  1. MiWay charter - August 19, 2017

    Thanks to all that attended the charter today! Here is the group photo!
  2. MiWay charter - August 19, 2017

    Just a quick reminder that the MiWay charter starts at Erindale GO at 10:30. Cost will be $40, if you can bring exact change that would be great. Please also try to show up around 15 minutes early so we can get payment out of the way and leave on time. There is no lunch stop however one of our stops about a hour in has the option of Tim Horton's and a hot food counter serving pizza slices nearby.There is no access to the washrooms at Erindale GO on weekends so please ensure you take care of your needs before hand, near the GO Station there is a Tim Hortons at the southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe and Creditview and a McDonalds not too far down the street. I still have some room so if you want to come just let me know or show up tomorrow morning. Thank you!
  3. MiWay

    The damage is too extensive and it has been retired. Thanks for the update, there are 27 blue buses in this order so they will go up to 1727. According to twitter the CCT closure is postponed due to rain forecast, the closure will likely take place next weekend. It could have been a very minor issue that did not take long to fix.
  4. Société de transport du Saguenay

    https://sherbrooktimes.com/new-buses-for-the-transit-company-of-the-saguenay/27034 An article appeared in the local press recently which provided some details on recent transit funding, mostly from the federal government (PTIF). On the fleet size 4 Nova LFS Hybrids will be delivered in a month and 8 30' buses in Spring 2018. The reference to 8 30' buses is interesting, there is a good chance they could be Vicinity buses? If I recall correctly Saguenay did demo one a few years back.
  5. MiWay charter - August 19, 2017

    The MiWay 2003 D40LF charter will start at Erindale GO Station at 10:30am, returning at 3:00pm. Parking is readily available at this location. For those taking transit, MiWay route 20 westbound serves the station directly from Islington Subway via Square One. GO Transit route 21 from Union Station also serves the station. On the way back, a dropoff can be offered at Square One around 2:55pm should people want this option. Please note there will be no lunch stop on this charter, however there will be a bathroom break a hour in with limited options (Tim Horton's, Convenience Store, etc.). There will be the opportunity for a bathroom break near the end of the charter on request only. Please plan accordingly and take care of your needs before the charter - there is a Tim Hortons and McDonald's a short distance away from Erindale GO. You are welcome to bring food onboard the bus. Note that the bathrooms at Erindale GO are not accessible on weekends. Cost: Tracking in the $40-45 range per person. I will follow up next week with the firm price as I am still waiting to hear back from some people. The cost will be split evenly between all participants. Please let me know if there are any questions, there is still space so if you want to come drop a email to mississaugacharter@gmail.com. Thank you!
  6. MiWay

    That parking lot is part of the Malton Garage and is the employee parking lot, I would do some research before making erroneous statements like that. Please do not trespass again, it is not worth the risk and certainly not a credit to the reputation of transit enthusiasts.
  7. MiWay charter - August 19, 2017

    Hi all, Thanks for your interest in this charter, I should have finalized details such as start/finish time by the end of next week. Sorry for the delay in responding.
  8. MiWay

    The September service changes will see service improvements along the transitway to align with the opening of Renforth Station. Transitway routes 107 and 109 will begin serving Renforth Station along with MiLocal routes 7 and 39. Routes 21, 24, 35, and 43/87 will serve the station on street without entering. There are corresponding service increases as detailed below: Route 107 - Malton Express Improved Weekday frequencies: Peak - 8 minutes from current 10 minutes Midday - 12 minutes from current 15 minutes Evening - No change NEW Sunday service - every 21 minutes from 716am to 1031pm. Route 109 - Meadowvale Express Improved Weekday frequencies: Peak - 8 minutes from current 10 minutes Midday - 11.5 minutes from current 15 minutes Evening - No change Route 110 - University Express Route 110 will be revised to serve Erin Mills Station. Schedules have been revised to allow for additional runtime required to serve the station. Supplementary short turn trips on weekdays between City Centre and UTM will continue Peak - 15 minutes (7.5 minutes average between City Centre and UTM) Midday - 33 minutes (16.5 minutes between City Centre and UTM) Evening - No change Saturday - 24 minutes from current 28 minutes Sunday - 24 minutes from current 28 minutes
  9. Grande West Transportation

    Vicinity - A Mid-Size Bus Success Story (National Bus Trader)
  10. If anyone could get photos of the builders plate for Victoria 4060 and 4061 specifically or just write down the VIN it would be appreciated. Keeping track of Vicinity serial numbers.
  11. MiWay

    A recent update to the MiWay Five map on the website (effective July 2017): https://www7.mississauga.ca/Documents/miway/miwayfive/MiWay5-2020-Proposed-Routing.pdf I have generally been disappointed by many things about MiWay Five and this recent update only reconfirms that disappointment. Not only are there significant gaps in the grid as discussed at length in this thread before, they have also reverted back to the existing 43/87 peak only combination which means Matheson west of Kennedy and Argentia will only have one way, peak only service instead of proper two way service a grid system should have. Also, there is no service on Bancroft. What's also disappointing is they seem to have gone back on their pledge to have routes serve GO Stations all day and are instead bringing back the GO shuttles, which are peak only and often duplicate large parts of existing routes. As well, some of the low ridership industrial area loop routes are starting to creep back into the plan. MiWay Five is a disappointment and is turning into nothing more than a marketing plan rather than the complete system redesign/overhaul it was supposed to be. The 3% annual growth in service hours talked about is also the same level of growth that would happen in any other normal year.
  12. York Region Transit \ Viva

    It seems like York Region may be out of the Metrolinx consortium for their next round of bus purchases and have chosen to tender on their own. Anyways... BID NUMBER: T-17-52 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF CONVENTIONAL 12 METRE BUSES Tender calls for a total of 78 buses to be delivered over a 3 year period from 2018-2020. 35 in 2018, 24 in 2019, and 19 in 2020. The tender document can be downloaded at the link above.
  13. MiWay

    Let's put the speculation to a stop right now, there is no indication that the axle snapped, just that a set of rear tires came disengaged from the unit causing an incident. We don't know exactly what the cause was, it's important not to speculate about things like this as that's how bad rumors begin.
  14. MiWay

    To put it simply, there's no need to squabble about spotting certain buses all day....if you want to find out whether a particular bus has been in service just go to https://transit55.ca/mississauga/ and enter the bus number (omitting the '0' if it is the first digit so 0701 becomes 701 for example) and it will show the bus service history. The info comes straight from MiWay's own data logging and is as accurate as you can get. Some of the posts in this thread over the past few days show little thought process and are an embarrassment to the board.
  15. MiWay

    Why would we need to confirm anything when you just confirmed it in your other posts? Please....your lies aren't even that good. So much nonsense posted in this thread lately