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    Winnipeg and Artic Buses

    That does not need to be true, it could be just to raise capacity. Did Winnipeg use theirs to reduce schedules? That would be annoying & disappointing.
  2. Brandon Bus Lines shutters scheduled Winnipeg - Brandon service after a couple months of service following Greyhound leaving. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4978983
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    Broadway SkyTrain Extension

    Vancouver builds new trolley infastructure, where's all the users that six weeks ago said the system gets no support 🤷‍♂️
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Sometimes, albeit rarely, Metro Vancouver residents are known to cross municipal lines.
  5. I don't think that's what most of us take issue with. It's that a successful brand, which is REALLY rare to have in transit, is being dumped for no discernable reason. And adding a sub-scheme back into the mix which had already been stopped because it didn't make sense. And honestly, the buses just look bad. A sharp contrast to some of the best branding in Canada which other CMBC vehicles carry.
  6. Dane

    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    No, it doesn't. Because that RFP asks for the supplier to sort that out. But I would hope they keep experiences similar.
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    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    I can only speak for BC but the two laws that apply would both require re-platong or a provincial bus operator plate, minimally. Alberta may be more liberal?
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    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    Is that a Alberta plate?
  9. Dane

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    But just speaks to the limitations of a specific livery vehicle. I don't oppose the branding name at all, and really at the end of the day I don't actually care about the livery either, but - all things being equal it muddies a branding image of bus service that was Sooooo close to being standardized. And the Night Bus point is interesting too, like the exact opposite of RapidBus. Maybe they could have like a little "#LOL Not Really" they could apply after the RapidBus name for night runs 😂
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    GO Transit

    Why did GO sell them? Just saw a couple here (in Victoria). Looked like training going on with them. They sure cleaned them up nicely!
  11. Dane

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    I agree with you. What I think is unfortunate is: 1. TransLink has huge, positive, brand recognition with B-Line. I've not seen a compelling reason to change this to the generic, clearly Washington-inspired RapidBus branding. They're renaming a successful product. That seems wasteful. 2. TransLink stopped the B-Line livery because any bus in Vancouver can end up on a myriad of routes. So it made no sense. Now we are going back to the futute, and no doubt the RapidBus vehicles will quickly make their way to routes like the 620, just as an arbitrary example. And the next generation of management will probably undo this decision. I think the intent is good - and ultimately I'd guess, like the quoted post, that this is being done to amplify recognition of improvements. But at significant cost, and the absolutely absurd wrapping of new buses.
  12. 8099 / 8110 yes to Victoria. I've seen them recently-ish.
  13. Can you guys start a post on administration if you're going to critique every thread. It's getting tiring to think there's new content, but it's just someone unhappy with post content.... Or maybe at least revive the applicable thread.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    … maybe just relax? 😜
  15. Dane

    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    The little crests almost always go on late, leading to discussion about whether they're to return. The Nova's, I think it was them at least, were really delayed. When I was working in North Vancouver planning, by happenstance, was the figurative beginning of the reduction of West Vancouver autonomy, that was about a decade ago now. The 255 was the first planning / procurement battle that West Van & CMBC waged. CMBC won. I don't follow local politics there now so I can't speak to the flavour of the day. However, I'm going to assume that the improvements are being paid for by West Van... So that doesn't suggestion amalgamation. Or, the thing was ordered before the 257 change, and now it's here.
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