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  1. There's also new Priority Seating decals like they have on GO Transit. Maybe they should colour code the seating like what TTC did
  2. I've also noticed a big decal on the front windows where the Priority Seating is, it says "SHOW YOU CARE" ".......persons with disabilities......." Overall lmao it looks like an STM bus
  3. The HVAC on the Orion VII EPA10s are hydraulic. Here's a link to the ones used on the buses: https://www.na.thermoking.com/content/dam/tki-na/pdf/brochures/bus/55861_Athenia_AM_II Brochure.pdf In other news, 1731 and 1734 were spotted at Central today. Photos by Theontariotransit fan Also cute snapshot from his YouTube video: 1711 and 1734 together.
  4. I've heard places where MiWay buses are auctioned off to the public. Ones that are probably still in the best conditions...
  5. I doubt it would be the panel. Like I said to @MiWay0310 It could likely just be the sticker. The panel looks somewhat newer in the pic, so I'm likely saying that they took off the sticker from the D60LF and put it on 0727
  6. I wouldn't think that MiWay would use an older model bus to rebuild one of its newer buses... Like I'm pretty sure they use new materials to rebuild them. It would probably be a sticker that they just randomly put on
  7. Those are stuff for the Next Stop system! The cabinets are in every bus including the older D40LFs and LFRs
  8. Apparantly 1730 one of the brand new LFSs has been spotted at Erin Mills Town Centre. Here's some photos: Sorry for blurriness, my friend sent me these photos which were really small so I enlarged them
  9. Next year we will be saying goodbye to these babies
  10. Would MiExpress or all buses benefit from having WiFi and USB charging ports like MTA Buses?
  11. When will MiWay experiment with electric buses such as the New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE and the Nova Bus LFSe?
  12. When it's sunny, the driver likes to turn the interior lights off because there is already bright light coming from the windows. It wouldn't make sense if they have interior lights on when it's bright as heck out, but some ops forget and leave the lights on. On most buses I've been on, especially during the summer, the interior lights are off. I've been in some cases where the lights are on, but I'm just assuming that they forgot to turn them off. For the reading lights on the express buses, they are more dimmer than the usual interior lighting. Especially at night, where people just wanna rest, they prefer more dimmer lighting since they would spend longer times on the express buses than the local buses. I think it's also aesthetically pleasing to have just the reading lights on, and customers prefer it better for the same reasons. These are all my assumptions.
  13. Yes, the only buses that have the 15 year lifespan are the 40 footers. The rest have 12 years
  14. The 2008 D60LFRs aren't going to retire until 2020, with the last of the D40LFs. You'll still see them around a lot. On the other hand, the 2010 MiExpress D60LFRs are starting to show their age as well as with the 2010 EPA10s.
  15. I've wondered for some reason... Would MiWay or any transit agency like GO Transit ever serve the Toronto Premium Outlets? It's a busy mall close to Mississauga and Milton and the only way to get there is by car, or walk/bike.
  16. For the 126, there isn't really much demand for an express route on Burnhamthorpe, through my point of view and experience riding the 26 during rush hour (which isn't really that crazy). I saw 60 footers on the 26 with not much people on it around 5:30, both going west and east. Say MiWay did implement a 126, the 26 would have to go back serving Square One and have the 76 eliminated, and the 126 would have to take over the current 26 route (bypassing the Square One Terminal, you could still go to the mall via the South Expansion/Holt Renfrew!). As I mentioned before, the 35 is reaching its capacity. I've noticed every bus passing by on the route FULL, no matter if it's a 40 or 60 foot. I've also heard Crombie saying she might implement LRT on Eglinton (as she said on Derry and other streets too) or extending the Crosstown Line into Mississauga. But what about the Transitway? It is close to Eglinton. so why not people use the Transitway?
  17. For the 60 footers on the 35, I've noticed an increase in ridership during weekdays since I've been seeing the artics quite full during rush hour. It would probably be high demand from customers. For 1020, it could have been budget reasons, or equipment shortage at the Orion factory, leading them to use 12XX specs. Or maybe they wanted to test out new specs on a bus.
  18. So apparently if you look closely at the photo, we see that these models have a Quad-Headlight projection system just like on some of the Translink buses in Vancouver. It would've look a lot better with just a dual headlight halogen system, and maybe with a wide rear door like TTC?
  19. The bus would have looked far nicer if it has flush windows...
  20. I find flush/frameless better than framed. It looks more attractive on a bus.
  21. I find it better having news about new buses on routes on this chat board, breakdowns, seems interesting to hear. We can also learn on updates on any of the buses to see if they've been taken out of service, etc. The Sightings board would usually be meant for random pictures of MiWay buses. This is just my opinion.
  22. Orion had 2 plants, with first assembly in Mississauga, then transported to Oriskany, NY for final assembly. I saw a lot of Orions on flatbed trucks so I'm assuming they carry them over flatbed trucks
  23. 1707 at Square One Transit Terminal Photo by Lex Reid
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