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  1. On 11/30/2021 at 2:04 PM, PrimeTio said:

    The procurement for 165 Next Generation hybrids just ended and here are the results.

     

    New flyer came in with

    $179,238,095.00 

    Nova came in with:

    $183,968,850.00

    New Flyer it is

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  2. 4 hours ago, MiExpress said:

    I did an update to the wiki pages to reflect buses that have been decommissioned over the last few months.

    To provide a summary of decommissioned in the last few months by fleet:

    2003 D40LF: 0324 is the most recent retirement from this series. This leaves 20/44 buses still active.

    2005 D40LF: 0512, 0520, 0527, 0540, 0565, 0570 

    2006 D40LFR: 0602, 0603, 0620 (collision), 0632, 0653

    2008 D40LFR: 0831 

    2008 D60LFR: 0866, 0876 and 0878 have been retired. This leaves 0862, 0880, 0883 and 0884 as the final 4 remaining buses from this series. There is no guarantee they will remain until the 5 XDE60 buses arrive in the fall.

    MiWay applied for federal infrastructure funding (ICIP program) which included funding to replace a large portion of the fleet but the funding still has not been approved almost 2 years after the fact which has put a wrench into bus replacement plans. It appears from here on out buses will be decommissioned based on condition, with both structural and mechanical issues being determining factors. Also, with MiWay's approach to doing major mechanical and structural work on an as needed basis rather than a scheduled rebuild/refurb the condition of buses in a subfleet can vary widely, especially structurally. Corrosion is a issue on many of the New Flyer LF/LFR buses. 

    Finally, there was some discussion of the MiWay Infrastructure Growth Plan on the last page and while the city council report only included the executive summary and some maps, the full report with all appendixes has been posted on the website (large 500+ page pdf): https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/miway/servicechange/MIGP_FINAL_with_Appendices_2020.pdf

    Wait hold on... What happened to 0831?

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  3. 1 minute ago, 2822 said:

    I thought the 1051-1071 series were to retire at 12 years in 2022? If they're investing money in repainting 11 year old buses now I wonder if they're going to keep some of them until its time to retire the 1351-1360 series around 2025? 

    Here's some pics my buddy sent me
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  4. Just a thought that ran through my head, why don’t transit agencies like MiWay just unscrew the seats that they don’t want passengers to sit on instead of putting caution tape or posters telling them not to sit on those particular seats?

    While I took MiWay I noticed under the seat was all screwed in place by nuts & bolts, which they could easily be unscrewed then put back when social distancing is over. 
     

    I’d understand the middle seat across the back doors plus the 5 back seats, but why not those individual seats? The ones attached to pole stanchions?

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  5. 20 hours ago, leniwy said:

    Noticed on Google Maps routes 2 & 17 on Hurontario .Still no schedules , but something might be coming.

    Same, nothing on their website or Twitter about Routes 2 & 17. Still says 19 Hurontario North & South.

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  6. 1 hour ago, TransferCutter said:

    Service changes effective April 27th sign up

    New route 2 will service Hurontario between the City
    Centre Terminal and Port Credit GO 

    New route 17 will service Hurontario between the City
    Centre Terminal and Hurontario & 407 Park and Ride 

    Route 19 will be replaced by two routes:

    • Route 2 servicing Hurontario between the
    City Centre Terminal and Port Credit GO

    • Route 17 servicing Hurontario between the
    City Centre Terminal and Hurontario & 407
    Park and Ride

    Route 19A and 19B are cancelled

    Where did you see that? I don't see it anywhere on the MiWay website or Twitter page.

  7. News that someone with the Coronavirus has travelled on MiWay on route 108 N meadowvale business express. He rode the whole route, anyone know what bus # he was on out of curiosity? They’ve said on their twitter that they will disinfect all MiWay buses too

  8. With all the coronavirus stuff happening, especially with the GO Bus incident, disinfecting the buses, TTC doing the same, just curious to know if MiWay has done the same as well as other GTA transit agencies, adding to that Mississauga having its first coronavirus case.

  9. On 2/18/2020 at 7:04 PM, Kelvin3157 said:

    I believe they are, although the Regional Roads retain the same design. Since the signal specs are the same throughout the Region of Peel, maybe it’s a little change because of the whole Peel Region separating fiasco? 🤔

    They’ve also put Fortran 12-12-12-12s along Centre View

    Glen Erin/Aquataine has the reflective backboards but retain their yellow housing, and there are some reflective backboards along Dixie between Bloor-Rathburn.

     

    Also, here’s a picture of the contractor (Guild Electric) installing the new lights at Dundas/Mississauga Rd (in case you were interested)

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    Update as of today February 20, Google Street View has updated their snapshots of the Rathburn road area as well as the entire Mississauga East and west. However, they only show up to July 2019 and not the new changes to Rathburn/Shipp. Still waiting on more areas to update, shouldn't take very long since most of Mississauga is now updated.

  10. 5 hours ago, Kelvin3157 said:

    The new ones at Rathburn/Hickory and the existing intersection at Rathburn/Shipp are now the Hamilton style signals, if that’s what you’re referring to. Same goes for Central Parkway/Wolfdale and Dundas/Mississauga Rd

    So all the other signals remain the same?

     

    2 hours ago, UrbanToronto said:

    Which was the Mississauga standard in the late 1960s through mid 1970s. There are a few of the older black casing/yellow backplate signals scattered around in Port Credit and in the Mississauga Woodlands area. Interesting that they've made a return, though Sudbury, Waterloo Region, and Sault Ste. Marie have all gone to that standard in the last decade or so. 

    The signals at Glen Erin/Battleford, Glen erin at the park, Dundas/Mississauga Road all have the black signal housing and reflective backplate. Also they changed the signals up on Mavis near Derry with same all yellow style, and at Mavis & Derry they now use the big 12x12x12x12 Fortran signals common in Toronto. Just curious if Mississauga is changing back to the black housing style signals.

  11. 3 hours ago, TransferCutter said:

    New Presto machines and readers starting to roll out on Miway and printers too

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    When tho?

     

    also when will presto be on your phone (like you can just use the Apple/Samsung/google pay instead of bringing the physical card)?

  12. On 11/3/2019 at 4:37 AM, Silly Tilley said:

    It remains to be seen how the final allocation will play out with only 4 in service and a lot of drivers still to be qualified on them, one of the main limiting factors right now. At least one of the Nova hybrids (1901) was operating out of CP the first week or two. 

    With the Nova hybrids slowly entering service more 2003 D40LFs have been removed from service. 0309, 0311, 0328, 0331, 0339 have been retired. There will be a few more retired by year end and 24 2003 D40LFs will remain in service until 2021.

    I wonder why it's taking them so long to retire all the 2003 D40LFs, they've been here since 2003! Longest buses in service for MiWay. I thought they'd retire in 2018... Yes I know there's other cities that keep buses for double that time but still...

    I've heard people complain about the noise and pollution it makes, and I can kind of side with them. They're very loud when they pass by, I could hear them from blocks away or in a building.

  13. On 10/24/2019 at 11:34 AM, drum118 said:

    They are doing the flyover so the LRT doesn't interfere with traffic getting to/from the 403 as well doing a T connection. Unless things have change, the flyover will go over Hurnontario Southbound lanes on the north side of 403 and slop to Kingsbridge.

    I still don't understand why they made the flyover, wouldn't that cost more money than to just build the city centre loop as originally planned?

  14. 1907 arrived sometime today, here are some interior pics my friend took:

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    The middle back seat is driving me CRAZY ALREADY. I don't know why they did that????? Someone please tell me why!!!! People will complain bet!!!!

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