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  1. While I’d usually jump on the people-blaming bandwagon, I can’t blame people for holding the doors open on the Canada Line as it has long had a problem of the doors closing prematurely. I don’t know how the door timing works, but it frequently does not provide enough time for the exchange of passengers getting off and on. I’m baffled that this problem continues to exist.
  2. It makes no sense to retire a bus because of a pedestrian fatality. It’s likely being withheld from service for investigative purposes.
  3. That’s messed up. We were so close to having a standardized fleet, and now we have to start all over again. 😩 Seems to me like someone working in a cubicle somewhere is just making stupid decisions to try to prove their worth in whatever capacity they work in.
  4. They’re just getting everyone fired up in anticipation of 500 imaginary buses so that they can have an opportunity to write another article in two years criticizing TL for failing to deliver on their promises.
  5. That’s correct, but I don’t feel there’s any reason to doubt that they will fix it.
  6. Looks like 8104 is getting transferred to PTC while still logged in on the 95... 😛
  7. I was mostly joking, but what you say does make some sense; maintenance would be easier if their fleet was more standardized. However, West Van's fleet isn't particularly varied as is. With the D40LFs being phased out, they'll soon have just two different types of conventional buses, and when the Novas are swapped out, they will have just one type. Given that the powertrain is very similar (if not exactly the same) among LFS's and XD40s, and that West Van has had Novas for well over a decade, I'm not sure I understand the necessity of this change (at this point, they know how they operate).
  8. Don't they know we don't want them either? 😒
  9. I really dislike this statement. Firefighters are not more qualified than paramedics; there’s simply more firefighters than there are paramedics, which is why they are able to respond sooner.
  10. Thank you for being receptive and implementing my suggestions. I recognize that the italics are a bit less noticeable, but I think that's acceptable because the vehicles in question follow a defined and sequential range (9277-9285), so anyone who notices one ought to recognize the others around it (I'd like to think that most are familiar with these few units as well). Further, the 2008 order isn't really relevant to this discussion anyway as there is no evidence to suggest that they will be put out of service anytime soon, so including them in your chart isn't entirely necessary either (except for the sake of completeness, which I can understand).
  11. I like what you did, but I don't see a need to make active units green; I say keep it the standard black (I think that red and black contrast each other better, thereby making it more clear). I'd also prefer the 2008 units be italicized as I find the bold font a bit too distracting/overpowering (maybe that's just me).
  12. Nobody told me that; it was just a mistaken assumption that I had. Nevertheless, thank you for enlightening me on this.
  13. Pardon the change in topic, but I was wondering why TL/CMBC opted for diesel suburban buses. I understand that the parallel hybrids we’ve had up until recently require stop-and-go driving to enable regeneration through braking, but the series hybrids we are currently receiving don’t seem to require this at all. To my understanding, the engine in a series hybrid provides a contestant source of power regardless of braking, meaning that a hybrid should perform just as well as a diesel (or am I mistaken?). Any insight into this would be appreciated.
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