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  1. I received word that four new buses, numbered 8171 through 8174, have arrived in Fredericton. No word yet on what RTS's they will displace.
  2. How does one attend one of these charters? Is there anything to purchase or sign up for?
  3. In Saint John!?
  4. 8072 is back in service, after being sidelined for two years due to a transmission issue. I was on it tonight and it seemed to be working as normal. TheDuke sent me a video earlier today of 8013 driving into the garage, under its own power, to be dismantled for parts.
  5. Funny you bring that up. I know one of the early 3rd-gen low-floors (either 8111, 8112, or 8121) have doors that move so slowly, that you're sometimes 100m down the road before they finish closing and you can ring the bell!
  6. I have received word that Transit will indeed be getting the funding to purchase four buses next year, and four more the year after. This will wipe out all buses up to and including 8042.
  7. Wiki pages have been updated. Thanks to TheDuke for the shot of 8162!
  8. Fredericton Transit 8161 and 8162 have gone into service. 8013 and 8984 have been retired. 8981 is the last remaining RTS with the original "tape strip" stop calling mechanism in place.
  9. Saint John Transit heads toward deficit as ridership shrinks:
  10. $17.3 million allocated for public transit upgrades in Fredericton and other cities:
  11. Two buses were ordered a few weeks ago; no ETA on them yet. I've received word that Transit aspires to order 10 new buses in the next three years - enough to retire all buses up to and including 8041 and 8042 (as those two buses also don't have wheelchair ramps). It's a very ambitious goal, one which would require a good deal of federal funding to achieve.
  12. Two new buses have been approved for order. This summer's road construction affects routes 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, and 17. Details:
  13. I assume you're talking about St. Johns, Newfoundland and not Saint John, New Brunswick? I know nothing about any system in any town in Newfoundland, sorry.
  14. Someone familiar with this system needs to update its Wiki page. It still lists several Classics as being in service, but a friend of mine spoke with the system's fleet manager a few weeks ago, and he said the last Classic was retired last year.
  15. In November I reported about Transit exploring upgrading the system with GPS tracking and electronic fare payment, and it looks like that plan is moving along well. A group of UNB students have started a company called ReadyPass, and by the looks of it Fredericton Transit will be their first customer (or guinea pig, at least). In the past few months I've occasionally seen tablet computers on the bus, and the driver has to open a program and select the route they're on when they change routes.