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  1. I think the interurbans in Silesia is the largest system still operating. There are some long ones in Japan too, and the Hersey line in Cuba.
  2. I think the Cornwall-Ottawa services are only available to passholders, you can't just pay a single fare.
  3. The 89/165 split is largely a legacy of the trolleybus system - the overhead ended at Wilson and it probably wasn't worth the money to extend it up to Steeles. The TTC rationalized a lot of routes in the west end when the trolleybus system closed so I guess the TTC thought extending the 89 didn't make sense. The only issue is that the 165 is effectively a branch of the 96, frequencies on Wilson would have to be increased to compensate for the removal of the 165. Service on the 96 alone is 8-9 minutes at peak which is not enough.
  4. It would be interesting to see similar data for the US. I suspect it would be >50% Gillig, though New York would be the major outlier.
  5. A lot of rural Greyhound service has already been cut in Ontario. Off the top of my head, Highway 69/TCH service is only 1x per day now. Highway 26 Owen Sound is only 1x per day, was 3x per day a few years ago. Highway 7 local is gone completely, used to be 4-5x per day in 2007.
  6. Any source/photos?
  7. I saw at least one CLRV on 514 yesterday. Nextbus is showing 2 CLRV and 2 flexity tonight.
  8. I'd assume it's a server on the plane's wifi network.
  9. I've heard drivers complain that the insulators on Spadina are too close to the intersections and hard to coast over. That street can be a real light show at night when drivers power Flexities through them.
  10. If the insulator is damaged or in poor condition the pantograph can snag on it. Though, Spadina has the newer K&M insulators that are supposed to be pantograph compatible, if the TTC wants to go all pan they're going to have to keep the streetcar overhead in much better condition than they have in the past.
  11. Specifically for transit buses, It's probably somewhere in South America. I know Buenos Aires has some very long bus routes.
  12. Getting presto to work with the multiple zone system would be pretty easy, GO handles it fine, though I don't know if the presto hardware YRT uses is the same as the system on the GO buses. It would require a tap on and tap off, and seeing how the majority of YRT trips are in one zone, they'd end up with complaints about people forgetting to tap off and being charged a three zone fare.
  13. Go Transit route 31, It's just under 100km from Union Station to Guelph, according to Google Maps. (edit, not sure this qualifies because it uses a motorcoach. It's operated by a transit agency and provides a local service between Brampton and Guelph though)
  14. Seeing how ubiquitous Ikarus buses were in the Soviet bloc these were almost certainly bought new. I think they were assembled in Cuba from CKD kits.
  15. Kingston Road is a mess, it's probably the only major commercial street in the city without a gridlined bus route. Maybe with the Eglinton LRT they can restructure the service.