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  1. Somewhat relevant to that, YRT 1430 was doing training with operators in the new station ( still closed to public ) around 14:00 today
  2. Hello, I am hoping to find some information regarding the costs and benefits/cons of operators seats in buses. Does anyone have info on the cost of the recaro seat, standard model with no arm rest vs the USSC seat? I've emailed both companies to no avail and would love to see if there's knowledge on this forum about it
  3. Large ad racks also will not fit on the TTC spec Nova, large rear doors take up majority of the real estate there if you compare it to the picture of a STM LFS A cheaper option and a more common option companies use these days are just to slap the ad to the bus itself and remove when the campaign is done ( see example below I just took. ) I can’t even remember the last time I’ve seen Pattinson bring ad racks into the garage
  4. Was informed today the 1900 novas also have the USB charging ports under most of the seats
  5. No, orders tend to not go into service until around September/October. This includes the 2019 nova order
  6. New flyer xcelsior charge 60ft and nova LFs electric are on sandalwood property for an upcoming announcement
  7. That’s correct, Brampton received funding both from their own budget and from the Trudeau government directly, the timeline for the arrival of the LFSe isn’t known but the new sandalwood extension will be equipped with chargers if it hasn’t already been
  8. It’s honestly a hit or miss right now, as it Stands now we will not be able to replace the 02/03/04 flyers with the amount of buses we’re getting and the expansion in service the city keeps wanting to implement, the original plan was to replace the worst of the 02s but that’s not happening yet as for repurposing the 2012s it can’t happen just yet, come September we are stretched to the limit and often times will have cancelled 501s due to lack of Zum buses, including the XDE40s the garages are empty once rush hour hits the fact that we only received 2 XDE60s this year is somewhat alarming, hopefully next year the order is reversed and it’s a large Zum order instead There are many many many service expansion plans on hold that the public doesn’t know about yet, simply because we don’t have enough buses
  9. I’ll have to take a look, right now they’re parked in maintenance getting prepped
  10. All 2019 Novas have been delivered going from 1901 - 1919 I believe ( I’ll have to double check ) as well as 2 xcelsior articulated Zum buses, unknown if XD or XDE60
  11. Seems to have been resolved, no longer redirecting me to spam sites
  12. This pop up ad keeps coming up and redirecting me when I log into cptdb for IOS on safari, cleared history and it was good for a couple minutes then it came back it’s only on cptdb.ca, I tried with about 5 other websites and this didn’t pop up might just be me I’m not sure but figure I’d share this
  13. 617 on the 511A - 06 nova lfs 1481 on the 53/57 - 14 XDE60
  14. 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..
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Thanks I’ll give them a shout, hopefully it’s soon and I can get the ball rolling on this
  22. 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
  23. 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
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