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  1. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18380 in service today
  2. ThatBusGuy

    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    18013 now in service
  3. ThatBusGuy

    Broadway SkyTrain Extension

    They could always do similar to the Canada line and allocate space to build those stations in the future when the demand increases, rather than during the initial construction. Or they could put them in right away and hope that the existence of the stations/train brings in more traffic to and from those areas.
  4. ThatBusGuy

    2019 Garage Transfers

    It looks like yesterday it was on a 130 block until around 2200, at which point it got put on the 144 - presumably because a bus BO'd and they needed something to replace it. Then it just got brought back to HTC instead of BTC
  5. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18399 in service today
  6. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Lol, yet another that was in service quite a while ago, last seen Jan 3rd. There must have been some issue with a bunch of these for them to have been taken back out of service for a month. Edit: 18313 entered service yesterday
  7. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    According to the wiki it entered service on Dec 25th, according to tcomm it was last seen in service on Dec 24th. Not sure what's going on there but not its first time today
  8. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18473 in service
  9. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18469 in service today
  10. ThatBusGuy

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Spotted 7348 at RTC, presumably retired
  11. ThatBusGuy

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    18472 started service yesterday
  12. ThatBusGuy

    Community Shuttle Retirement/Storage Watch

    Were you on 7458? Saw that arrive at the intersection just as I was driving through
  13. ThatBusGuy

    2018/2019 Community Shuttle Procurement

    Didn't get pictures unfortunately, I'll try make do without. First of all, I'm not talking about "new technology," it's standard on all CMBC's buses and shuttles. It's how the bus knows where it is on the route so that it can update the interior sign and play the stop name audio. The contractor shuttles in Langley and on Bowen Island (and in New West until HTC took over those routes) don't use the system, which is why you can't see them on tcomm. It also means the interior sign doesn't have LEDs saying the name of the next stop - just a Next Stop sign that lights up when the stop cord is pulled. Basically, the shuttle I was on (18516) didn't have that sign, or any indicator at all that someone requested a stop. So, I'm wondering if they are considering installing the modern LED signs instead, which could mean the shuttle is being sent elsewhere or the contractor shuttles will be using location tracking which would allow them to use the better signs. Of course, they could just be slow at installing the old type for some reason.
  14. ThatBusGuy

    Community Shuttle Retirement/Storage Watch

    Spotted S357 on Highway 10 eastbound at 152nd St. Not sure who owns it at the moment, but it was painted entirely dark grey and for some reason they kept the original fleet number on.
  15. ThatBusGuy

    2018/2019 Community Shuttle Procurement

    Interesting side note: I took one of First Transit Langley's 2018 shuttles today and noticed it didn't have the traditional Next Stop sign inside, instead there were a couple of L-shaped bars that looked like they could be used to support one of the modern interior signs. I'm wondering if that's an indicator that either these shuttles will be moved to CMBC's fleet and replaced with something else, or that the contractor shuttles could be getting full gps tracking and stop announcements. Either way, seems like something that would happen soon because right now there's no indicator to passengers that the stop has been pulled.