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  1. After much hesitation and some doubt about making my Flickr page more visible, I now have the urge to share my Flickr page on this board. I've used Flickr for almost four years now, and it's very nice looking and easy to use. I originally created my Flickr to share photos of my high school trip to Greece & Italy in 2012 with Earl Haig, as on the photo gallery of that trip website, I realized that they (the trip organizers) did not upload photos on there anymore (eventually the whole gallery page disappeared). So I decided that I shall share the trip photos not only to my classmates of the trip but also to show my passion in photography. At the time of Greece & Italy I did not have much of an interest in public transit, and my only transportation-related pictures were of airplanes. It was in 2013 when I started studying at the University of Ottawa (I no longer study there) that I became interested in public transit. uOttawa had a U-Pass for OC Transpo and even though I lived very close to campus, I travelled on OC and the STO once in a while. I researched about the bus models of these two systems and came across CPTDB and saw many transit photos and decided I should upload transit pictures onto my Flickr. From the albums tab on my Flickr, one can probably see that my favorite bus model is the Nova Bus LFS. Its appearance looked really nice and attractive, and with the recent 4th generation redesign of it, I took even more photos of it. With the large LFS hybrid order coming into different transit agencies of Quebec I also have several collections dedicated to the new hybrid buses of STL Laval, RTL Longueuil, RTC Quebec (including hybrid bus 1499 demo), STO Gatineau, and STS Sherbrooke. Personally my favorite LFS photos are those of the LFSe prototype displayed in CUTA Trans-Expo 2015 in Montreal. Outside of Nova Bus, I also have collections of some other bus models, like the New Flyer Xcelsior and MiDI, the Alexander Dennis Enviro500, and some other motorcoach models, like MCI J/E4500, and Prevost H-series. Being a fan of Autocar Préférence as well, I also have a large collection of photos of coaches from that company as well, as I've frequently been on them during the winter on trips with the McGill SSMU Ski & Snowboard Club to places like Mont-Tremblant, Bromont, Mont-Ste-Anne, Jay Peak, Stowe, etc. In rail rapid transit, I also have collections of pictures from the Montreal Metro, Toronto Subway, Hong Kong MTR, and Singapore MRT. I also extensively covered the debut service of Montreal's MPM-10 Azur, which I think, is the most aesthetically best looking train I've seen. In aviation I've made collections of different plane models, with my favorite being the Boeing 777, 787, and Airbus A350. I also have a few cockpit pictures. Personally my favorite aviation photos are of Iron Maiden's Ed Force One 747, of which I have a picture of it in my forum signature. So here it is, here's my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalung1/ * You do need to log in to see my full username; my short user name is Kalung1. Here's my album page, and do scroll down and into the second page as well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalung1/albums Here's my most recent album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalung1/albums/72157667104929126 Here's the Greece/Italy trip website I talked about (I do not own it): http://greeceitaly.earlhaig.ca/ Enjoy my photos!
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    Herbert's Flickr page

    Count Me In 2019 video is now up! Enjoy!
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    Herbert's Flickr page

    Count Me In Summit photos are up! https://flic.kr/s/aHsmyowAN1
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    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    The "BatteryBus" would be a great brand alongside Express Bus and RapidBus.
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    FYI: that's a photoshop. The Proterra buses for TTC haven't been built yet. But I do agree, it's a very nice bus.
  6. That hasn't been decided yet. See here, fast forward to 12:10.
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Here. Looks like the suburban express livery has been applied instead of the regular livery. Strange, since the 100 isn't considered a suburban route.
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    Today's Sightings

    I notice destination signs on some buses on the 80 started displaying as "80 Du Parc" rather than "80 Av. du Parc", omitting the "Av." This all started about 2 weeks back. Anyone know why?
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    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    I think that's only a service center, it's there only for repairs. They don't produce full buses there I think.
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    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    They didn't post any picture, just text. The TransLink units haven't been produced yet. They'll probably spend 1-2 months in transit from Scotland to Vancouver anyway (cargo ship to Halifax then drive to Vancouver is my best guess for their route).
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    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    I saw a post in a Facebook group that someone saw a double decker test bus on Marine Dr in Vancouver. Can someone confirm this?
  12. This is how progress looks like. The rest of the world, look to Victoria BC as a role model. https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/free-transit-plan-gets-nod-from-victoria-council-1.4396674
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    4606 dead, why?
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    2019 Transit Fanning goals

    So far, I've booked on British Airways and Finnair between Toronto and Hong Kong, stopping at London and Helsinki on the way. The trip will take place May to August. Have not booked any flights to New Zealand yet. A few more goals I haven't mentioned yet, some of which are not transit related: Count Me In summit, May 17-20 (https://www.countmeinsummit.com/) Given the ORR's recent conditional approval of the Overground Class 710, they will likely enter service next month, so I'll definitely be filming them (https://twitter.com/railandroad/status/1116693293931421698) Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10. Between Hong Kong and Auckland I will book on SQ with a short stay in Singapore. New Zealand: Will likely book on at least one trip with Haka Tours, one of which will explore all ski resorts in the South Island between Christchurch and Queenstown. U-Fly Wanaka October onwards: British Airways Airbus A350-1000 December: TfL Rail will begin Class 345 operation between Paddington to Reading, before the main tunnels open between Paddington and Stratford/Abbey Wood. Here were my goals mentioned previously:
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    YYZ Spottings

    Cathay will finally be starting A350-1000 service to YYZ starting this October! This is really awesome!
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    I heard there's a NFI service center in Renton WA, so most likely it will be fixed there.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Do you have a link to that?
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Casual news/blog sites like Daily Hive, Urbanized Vancouver, blogTO, Narcity, and MTL Blog needs to be read with caution (or better off, avoid them entirely). They don't take journalism seriously and don't care about editing out incorrect facts.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    The BC Transit units are all diesel. They have a different steering system that is not affected by this issue.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    And probably JetSet parking as well.
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