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  1. 617 on the 511A - 06 nova lfs 1481 on the 53/57 - 14 XDE60
  2. That seems like a more than reasonable response, they don’t have the funds to upgrade that particular garage so they use what buses they can, as for “hand me downs” a bus is a bus and any time I’ve ridden a Queensway allocated bus I’ve seen no issue with them.. they get the job done and the provide service to the residences of Toronto/Etobicoke now if people are complaining that aren’t bus fans, it’s possible the older 7s may have been breaking down over a time or they aren’t happy with the service they’re getting but I can hardly see an issue with getting an old Orion 7 vs a new nova..
  3. 1901,1902 delivered to sandalwood garage, 2019 new flyer xcelsior with full roof fairings nah just kidding, Nova LFS diesels spec’d the same as the 2018s including the 1/3 doors and raised destination signs in the rear, I haven’t been inside but I’m assuming Allison transmission as well
  4. These images were provided by a coworker whose been getting shield buses pretty frequently The new flyer design is slanted and a two piece sliding panel giving the operator the choice of full enclosure or partial the nova design is a flat shield with the same functions as the new flyers - one note is 1404 was a demo shield and the final designs will not have the small rectangular window but everything else remains the same
  5. I can chime in a little bit as I failed my initial interview in I believe 2017 but passed this year ( March 2019) 1. The interviews are the same format and questioning but in a much more relaxed environment where you don’t feel like you’re being grilled over every answer you give 2. I provided a full reference list and history but it was not taken 3. Dress business casual, I saw some people there just show up in sweat pants and they didn’t seem to make it passed the final interview stage, whether they was appearance judgement or not qualified I’m not sure if you’re successful they bring you into a 3rd room and offer you a condition of employment which is dependent on your medical and any other qualifications they need you to get, once you’re done don’t expect to start ASAP, I finished the medical and job shadow within a week of the interview but got an email that it can be months before contact again due to the TTC waiting on the medical company submitting the results
  6. So then would you have an explanation as to why they’re coming in as 145 and leaving as 996 instead of just stating different divisions
  7. Is there a current route interline with the 145 and 996, lately I’ve been seeing a deadheading bus still signed up as a 145 Humber bay express at Humber college then leaving as a 996, today it was unit 3369. Or is this just something simple like covering a run for overtime edit: seems to be a signage error as I saw another coming in to Humber full of passengers
  8. Will there be penalties imposed by metrolinx on the TTC for excessive delays due to operation error and unjustified delays like their is for YRT contractors ( TOK, Miller, Transdev ) as said by bus medic the logo is simply just to state ttc is operating it and foamers can consider that lucky, they really only had to put it in text “operated by the TTC” as seen in this image of what YRT does As for the wording of a 10-year contract, that can mean anything with the way the provincial government is running and with future plannings, it very well could go to another operator in 10 years time, look at ION it’s being operated by a contractor completely separated from the region of Waterloo. Transit is unfortunately turning into a for profit business
  9. Thanks I’ll give them a shout, hopefully it’s soon and I can get the ball rolling on this
  10. Does anyone happen to know how long the police clearance checks typically take? I was one of those fortunate enough to go through the one day 7 hour process and get hired pending medical and police, medical was set up within a week and police check was submitted I’d say around a month ago now ( assuming ttc reps sent it the week of the interview ) im not in a rush but I’d like to set things up with vacation time with work to try and use it up for training in case I’m unsuccessful and all that fun stuff
  11. I’ve noticed this quite a bit at Humber with I assume are all the newer novas out of arrow, that alarm is used so often for such irrelevant things that I’ve just learned not to trust it, even with wave sensor doors (Brampton Transit ) it’s not as frequent but when it goes off it won’t turn off unless I turn off the bus and back on not to mention the dash then says my rear door is non operable yet it’s working just fine
  12. Prior to that however there were no plans to use articulated buses on the 505, the ridership just isn’t there and I believe the 5 had a higher ridership number compared to the 505, until the 505 goes to Pearson like is in future “plans” it’s 40ft buses
  13. More shields rolling out, 1100s seem to be the focus right now and some Zum buses either 12s or 1400s they also include a blue and black sticker stating the offence carries a 5000$ fine and potential prison sentence of 5 years
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