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  1. Adding onto the sightings: A diesel 40' Nova (from either Eglinton or Birchmount - couldn't see the number) was on the 953. 3130 was also deadheading north on Don Mills near Steeles this afternoon just before 5pm - it's now tracking on Steeles at Middlefield, so likely also joining the battle on the 953.
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  3. Watson and Ash, the contractor for Campbell River and Comox Valley, has recently been purchased by Pacific Western Transportation. A new operating contract for the two systems (plus Port Alberni) has been awarded to PWTransit Canada Ltd, starting date effective April 1, 2020. The press release does not state the length of the operating contract. https://www.bctransit.com/media/releases-and-advisories?nid=1529707635545
  4. Watson and Ash, the contractor for Campbell River and Comox Valley, has recently been purchased by Pacific Western Transportation. A new operating contract for the two systems (plus Port Alberni) has been awarded to PWTransit Canada Ltd, starting date effective April 1, 2020. The press release does not state the length of the operating contract. https://www.bctransit.com/media/releases-and-advisories?nid=1529707635545
  5. Title has been changed, and the links have been as well.
  6. Greyhound has started wrapping a new group of buses for Gray Line Sightseeing service. So far I have spotted 1273 and 6226. It wouldn't surprise me if a few of the other all-white D4505s have also been wrapped, or will soon be (1287 comes to mind). 6226 is most interesting, as this coach has been used exclusively as an election charter bus since it was transferred from the US back in 2012. With the wrap, it is now being used in regular service. I am not sure if this means the previous generation of buses (1298, 1299, 1302) have been retired, as I have not seen or photographed them since early last year.
  7. 54 was the only D40LF that did not receive a midlife refurbishment, and was scheduled for retirement upon the two ElDorado buses being delivered in early 2018.
  8. Artics are more maintenance-intensive than other buses. Few places keep them longer than 12 years, and the ones that do need a significant rebuild/overhaul at the 12 year mark. Best local example is MiWay - they had to rearrange their fleet plans in 2017 to keep the 03xx and 05xx buses longer, because the 08xx artics were starting to have a lot of difficulty.
  9. Looking back at the history on Transsee, it looks like it first entered service on Friday January 3rd around 8pm on route 35 (which is probably why we all missed its first day).
  10. Wilson's fleet numbering system goes by the format AABB, with AA standing for the unit number, and BB standing for the seating capacity. So the fleet number of 5320 would indicate it's unit 53, with a seating capacity of 20 people. Five-digit fleet numbers operate in the same fashion: Prevost H3-45 10056 is the 100th vehicle with a seating capacity of 56. So just because a unit ends in "20" doesn't automatically mean it's assigned to a specific contract.
  11. Wasn't aware that this shuttle service existed, thanks for bringing it up! Looking on Google, it appears the shuttle service first started in 2014, using what must have been a used cutaway bus (looks like an E-550 with Goshen GC II bodywork). There are plenty photos on news articles of that vehicle, but the only other vehicle I can find is a Twitter post with a picture of Arboc cutaway 5520. 5520 has legals for Wilson's Transportation, so no surprise they must be the contractor for this operation.
  12. Like the Orion VII hybrids, they are based out of a garage that does not open on weekends.
  13. These two requests have been completed.
  14. No. Barrie also does not support Presto (despite connecting directly to GO, and having a co-fare agreement with them). Both systems have their own independent farecards.
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