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  1. I'm sure they expect said route to capture many of the current 41 riders, and the 41 is 4th on the list! Also, the 41 is the only option on 41st Avenue during the weekend, so it makes sense that the 43 isn't top 10. I think it's fair to say that 41st Avenue is the busiest transit corridor in the system that isn't already a B-line.
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    New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Lol I actually rode it on the 12th, I got a video out the back of it UBC -> Dunbar, my first time ever videoing a ride. RIP. Not many d60lfs left on my commute now.
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    I think RTC might have a couple to send to WVMT still
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    I did spot 7257 outside of that warehouse about a week ago
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Yes please: 25, 319... even the 84 weekdays
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    No visible effects so far. Still lots of BAEs about, so if they're fixing stuff, it isn't impacting service. Since we're this far in, I don't expect anything dramatic.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Well, except for the artics, and except for the orions, and except for that C40LF...
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    New Flyer D60LF Retirement / Storage watch

    I just used a luggage rack for the first time ever, on a crush loaded nova 601 - I wasnt the only one either. Never thought to use them over many Orion commutes...
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    And therefore, we have reached the strange juncture whereupon the B-line scheme buses have a 0% chance of appearing on any B-lines. Our B-line painted vehicles will now be running exclusively on non B-line routes...
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    I sort of hope, although it's a longshot, that by installing these new trolley wires TL might get some experience with it and maybe will be more open to extending the trolley network... I think it remains a good investment. For new routes, a few seem like low hanging fruit: - Replicating the old 15 is obvious from 12th (soon) to marine stn, wires at both ends. Also, the 50, which has wires already throughout... these routes dont have as much ridership though. -The 2 would be nice, also wires at both ends plus they'll be wiring MacDonald from 4th to Broadway. I don't know what the future holds for the 2 post-Broadway subway, but the demand for the northern part might even increase! This would be NIMBY central though. - The 119 or 130 would be neat and achievable, and there are already wires to metrotown and kootenay loop, but it seems like in the past Burnaby hasn't been so keen. The 130 could link up with a 9 extension from boundary (wires could even run to BTC)... (Longer term, if the north shore is keen (and they have their hills and busy routes), stanley park wires are just a bridge away. So is the 4 terminus, but we would have to have highway speed trolleys then)
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    2001 Orion V Retirement

    Which means... the entire CMBC fleet now has next stop displays.
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    9215 stalled out in the right lane on the approach to the tunnel NB
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Oops, yup. My bad. Hasn't been out in a while though.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18337 in service on the 41 this morning
  15. While I can see what you're saying, out of all the bus systems ive ridden the TTC sure is strange about this. Why not allow direct pedestrian access to bus loops? Is crossing a street with a bus route obtuse? Is crossing at an intersection while a bus might turn right entitled? Bus and pedestrian both have the right of way there and its up to good judgement not to collide. All metro Vancouver stations and exchanges have no pedestrian restrictions, they often have a few crosswalks across the bus areas for better visibility. I understand that less risk of incident is better, but where do we draw the line? Especially if people are prone to doing it anyway. The only big difference is that most TTC bus loops are fare paid, so I immediately assumed it was just a fare evasion thing. When I lived there, holding a metropass, I didn't think twice about walking right on into sheppard yonge when it was dead quiet, the few times I visited. I had paid my fare, and I looked both ways like any other street.
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