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      Saddened by loss of Winnipeg Transit driver   02/15/2017

      We are saddened by the loss of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine (Jubal) Fraser who was attacked while on the job and unfortunately passed away.
      A GoFundMe page has been set up by Winnipeg Transit colleagues to help Fraser's widow and family. We wish to extend our condolences to family and friends affected by this tragic event. View CBC News Article: Man charged with murder in attack on Winnipeg Transit driver
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      Upcoming Server Move   02/18/2017

      Hello everyone! Please be advised that CPTDB and CPTDB Wiki will be unavailable starting the evening of February 25, 2017. We will be moving to another server. Users will be unable to view or post content during this time. We expect it to be up sometime on Feburary 26, 2017. A new announcement will take the place of this one, so you will know when the site is online and you are accessing it from the new server. Thanks! -A. Wong
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DavidW

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  • Interests Canadian Transit, past and present, including what cities have or had transit, what companies and agencies operated transit, and what transit modes operated where and when. Interest spans transit buses, suburban and commuter buses, streetcars and light rail, trolley buses, subways, and commuter trains, and in fixed infrastructure like terminals, exchanges, shelters and stops.

    Also have a general interest in other modes of surface scheduled passenger transport, including Canadian and international long distance trains and buses, and ocean liners.

    I collect ephemera (maps, schedules, fare media) for any of the above.

    I belong to CPTdb, the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation, the Manitoba Transit Heritage Assoc., the LRT Assoc., the Trolleybus Museum Co., the Canadian Railroad Historical Assoc., the Edmonton Radial Ry Soc., the Bus History Assoc., and the Toronto Transportation Soc.

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  1. Was there an official date for the name change? Saskatoon changed "System" to "Service" several years ago. A few years later they dropped "Service" and went with just "Saskatoon Transit". I guess this is a "thing" now.
  2. Update for 2pm. Spotted 997 in service on route 20.
  3. 11:30 am on an ordinary Wednesday and there are zero XE40s in service. I wonder what happened...
  4. I don't know anything about 918 in particular but I have heard that Transit is considering retiring some of the D30LF's and cannibalizing them to keep the remaining units on the road. 911-925 (15 units) were purchased in 1996 and are now 21 years old. 930-949 (20 units) were purchased in 2001. These are now 16 years old. Bigger picture issues are that New Flyer doesn't build a 30-foot heavy duty transit bus anymore (the MiDi is considered medium duty) and Transit is having some doubt that they really need 30-footers anyway. In my opinion the only services that could not reasonably be operated by a 40-foot bus are the several dial-a-ride services. The downtown shuttles and the light-ridership feeders where the 30-footers are usually found could all be operated by 40-footers. I believe under one circumstance or another, all of the regular routes have been. (The downtown shuttles have occasionally gotten air conditioned 40-footers when the weather was especially hot.) Two things to keep in mind are [1] that the driver costs the same whether the bus is 30ft or 40ft, and [2] the cost of a heavy duty 40-ft is not much different from a heavy duty 30-ft. The 30-ft is essentially the same vehicle as the 40-ft, with the least expensive 10 feet of the vehicle left out. Same engine, drive train, suspension, electronics, etc...
  5. New transit system unveiled for Grimsby First year of service to costs town nearly $2 million in capital investment, $650,000 in operating costs Grimsby Lincoln News By Alexandra Heck 01 February 2017
  6. I thought this was close but now that I see both buses side-by-side I realize they are not a match...
  7. Ride Norfolk disruption By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:06:39 EST PM
  8. St. Albert mayor confident major strides can be made on joint transit Scott Johnston CHQR 770AM January 09, 2017 06:00 am I get the impression that St. Albert is interested in a combined transit system for Edmonton and St. Albert but Edmonton has countered with a suggestion to create a regional-level entity to handle inter-municipality routes only...
  9. I spotted an xCalgary unit in service today. Saturday, on the 17, so at least one of them must be out of FRG.
  10. It's a kind of disorganized mess. I'm not sure what it was intended to show. It looks like it originated as a map of opening day changes. I think mostly it reveals that the Transit staff responsible for printed materials including the map aren't able to keep things up-to-date. More staff, maybe?
  11. 27 December 2016 Grimsby council hears details from first phase of transit study Early vision calls for five buses on three routes Grimsby Lincoln News By Alexandra Heck
  12. New Flyer test platform. I've seen it in BG on occasion.
  13. 1768 is indoors in North Garage. The similar unit in the back lot at FRG is 747, a CanCar gas bus. And P.S., the sign from the front of 1768 on the last day of trolleybus operation is in the MTHA artifact collection. It was discovered a few years ago behind furniture in a retiree's office at Transit. It had probably been there since the previous occupant retired...
  14. 692 has new exterior signs for its last day...
  15. Info from Transit