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  1. Changes are coming to Vernon Transit. 7000 hours are being added within the city, which will add a new route and modify others. Plus 1100 hours for Route 90, which will add 4 additional runs during the summer and four trips on Saturday. https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/big-bucks-for-vernon-transit/
  2. It would appear more ElDorado Aero Elite's are being purchased next year. https://www.bclocalnews.com/news/larger-buses-planned-for-hwy-16-bus-system/
  3. BC Transit - Chilliwack

    I'm the one completing the Phase 1 list, and Chilliwack is indeed getting 3.
  4. Just an update if anyone's curious; All Dennis Darts have been retired from Vernon's active roster & all Grande West Vicinity's are active. 4007 - 4016. - 4 Dennis Darts will remain in Vernon as contingency buses. - The rest will be scraped, with a few being sent to other systems. Most likely as back ups until the entire order of Vicinity's have been delivered system wide.
  5. CP Power

    The beaver is back! The CP Beaver Returns! - Relco - Albia IA by B-Rad G!, on Flickr
  6. - Jerky acceleration? That's unique to that unit then. - Jerky braking? Yes, that's on every Vicinity. However it gets much better with use. The problem arises from the engine brake activating whenever the brake is applied over 20 kph. It really should be optional. - I've actually found the seats to be pretty comfortable. Perhaps it was installed incorrectly? - The rear door could be faster, but it's fine as is. The ramp however is not. It's electric instead of hydraulic. Which causes it to operate a lot slower then a traditional hydraulic ramp.
  7. Cowichan Valley should have received 6 Grande West Vicinity's. 4017-4022. Also, a very stupid opinion about the system. https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/opinion/cowichan-valley-will-never-support-transit-system/
  8. I went ahead and created a wiki page for the first order of Vicinity's. I'll continue to update it as more information becomes available. But of course, feel free to contribute. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/BC_Transit_4007-4061
  9. As of yesterday, 5 of 10 Vicinity's were in service. The rest will be rolled out this week. In service: 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010 & 4014 Not in Service: 4011, 4012, 4013, 4015 & 4016
  10. With a bit of research, I believe the Vicinity's will be numbered as follows. I have updated the BC Transit "On order" section to reflect this. Order #1: 41 30ft Vicinity's. 4007-4045 & 4060-4061** Order #2: 14 30ft Vicinity's. 4046-4059 3 35ft Vicinity's. Numbers Unknown. Order #3: 39 30ft Vicinity's. 4062-4100 ** 4060 & 4061 were incorrectly numbered 4005 & 4006. Only after the order for 14 buses was put into the system was the mistake realized. Which caused the jump in numbers. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victoria has taken delivery of 4060 & 4061. Vernon has taken delivery of 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012 & 4014. Buses 4013, 4015 & 4016 are still coming. Two additional buses will arrive in September for service expansion, for a total of Twelve Vicinity's.
  11. Vicinity's 4007, 4009, 4010, 4011 & 4012 all arrived in Vernon this week. 9917 has been taken off Vernon's active roster.
  12. I had heard about this. Apparently they're using old Translink software? BC Transit, I think it's time to update your software. Get with the 21st century.
  13. No, they're 30 ft. The two 35 footers will be delivered after the initial order of 41 30 footers.
  14. As of today, five. By Wednesday it will be seven.
  15. Yes, but on shop vehicles. To me it makes more sense to renumber those instead. Vernon's start at 4007, and to my knowledge, they're not being renumbered. Something I don't understand is why they're being renumbered so high. Vernon's initial order will go from 4007 to 4017. So why not renumber 4005 & 4006 to 4018 & 4019?