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HB_1024

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  1. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5046, route 97 Airport, at Tunney's Pasture station 10:58. 5120, route 97 LeBreton, at Westboro station 11:01.
  2. HB_1024

    GOA transit news, info etc

    That is way too logistically complicated. How are passengers supposed to figure that out (since there are regular runs assigned double decker buses that do stop at these stations)? And further, how are things like 60/DD runs which may be assigned either, or reporters filling in for missing buses, supposed to be dealt with? Plus, what if the investigation finds that a serious design flaw with the station or its approach contributed to the collision? Most of the Transitway stations are (from purely an observational standpoint) designed in the same basic way, so such a design flaw may well exist at all of them, including those not being closed for LRT conversion. Do you detour around them all, or do you fix the problem?
  3. HB_1024

    GOA transit news, info etc

    Because it was an insensitive remark. Doesn't matter what the circumstances were. For whatever it's worth, this incident hits home in a big way: route 269 is (one of) my regular routes, and based on the time of the incident I could well have been a passenger on that bus if I was working today...
  4. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5078, route 252 Fernbank, on Cope drive 17:15.
  5. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    6519, route 161 Terry Fox, turning onto Eagleson road 19:34 last night (12/18).
  6. Doesn't seem to stop them from being in business, and seemingly doing decent business at that. I repeat what has been said countless times in slightly different words: no one wanted the Orion VII EPA10. What evidence is there that suggests anyone is going to want the same design but with a New Flyer badge on the front instead?
  7. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5101, route 94 Millennium, at Lincoln Fields station 12:14. 5073, route 62 Stittsville, at Westboro station 12:24.
  8. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Yesterday: 5089, route 62 Stittsville, at Bayshore station 18:24. Today: 6543, route 164 Hope Side, on Eagleson road 19:34.
  9. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Yesterday: 5114 on the 256 Mackenzie King run that starts at 6:23.
  10. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    6381 died in the left turn lane into Lincoln Fields last night around 18:00 or so.
  11. Good job derailing the whole topic. Like it or not, native English speakers or not, the vast majority of people don't read signs. And furthermore, you simply can't put up signs for each of the thousands if not millions of possible languages someone speaks.
  12. HB_1024

    GOA transit news, info etc

    Keeping in mind the original order was for 80 buses, and that was later increased to 82, I guess that confirms the extra two will be part of the first batch.
  13. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    Forgot about this spotting from yesterday (11:40 at Carleton): (since it seems to not be visible in the upload, the fleet number is 6384)
  14. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5041, route 62 Stittsville, at Bayview station 17:59. 5135, signed for route 231 Meadowglen, on Albert eastbound passing Bayview station 18:00. 8141, route 86 Baseline, at Bayview station 18:11.
  15. HB_1024

    OC Bus Spottings

    5072, route 256 Bridlewood, at Bayview station 17:50. 5070, route 97 Airport, on Scott street 17:54.
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