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  1. I saw a brand new xd60 delivered in front of FRG today possibly 373
  2. While I was by FRG today I saw that transit had put a 9 in front of 425 which makes it 9425, does anyone know why?
  3. Found an interesting piece of winnipeg transit history today, an old supervisor shack trailer
  4. Something interesting today: I was riding 55-17 tonight bus 109 and at around 7:40 2 police officers got on the bus at SB St. Mary’s at Marion and said we are just here to help, they remained on board until St. Vital centre and I don’t know what happened after that, they were pretty quiet other then asking when the driver finishes work. I was wondering is it just me that has seen this or has transit started asking police to be on board buses, I mean this is not like 1 or 2 stops downtown. Also has anyone else seen similar things?
  5. Another problem with loading peggo cards is that transit shut down the fare loading system after a certain time, lets say someone gets off work at 9 or 10 PM and want to load their peggo cards, they are out of luck. I'm not sure if other transit systems do similar things but that's really inconvenient for some people to get their peggo loaded. something else they should do is that since 7/11 and some shoppers drug mart is open 24 hours they should make a sign saying no peggo card will be loaded past a certain time
  6. can someone make the following changes to the Winnipeg transit page: 1. list 193 as equipped with wifi 2. fix that 419 retired in May 2018 and scrapped in September 2018 instead of retired in March 2019 3. list 425 as stored and write converted to ideas in motion bus in April 2019 in notes 4. list 461 as retired May 2018 and write used for Winnipeg fire department training at 2546 Mcphillips street in notes 5. list 551 as retired 6. in retired pile, write that 685 is used for Winnipeg fire department training at 2546 Mcphillips street until May 2018 in notes 7. list 925 as retired in 2018 8. list 932 as retired in September 2017 9. add that 971-983 and 984-990 can be found on route 35 as well 10. and since that someone wrote 971-983 and 984-990 can be found on route 160, why not update the route 160 page saying d60lfs are used
  7. I find that transit doesn't do a good job at replacing damaged signage either, the stop at SB mcphillips and logan has been damaged from a car crash months ago and all they did was take out all the route information leaving only the top part saying logan, that would confuse a lot of riders and they even took out the part that said the stop number. I figured if something like that happens they should at least put a tag on the damaged bus stop sign saying the stop number and routes that stop there
  8. From my recent visit to minot eldorados: Retired 1005 or 1006 is parked by minot auto mart on burdick expressway just west of the turnoff from US-2
  9. it may be faster but it's a safety issue what if the driver slams on the brakes or the bus got into a crash where would the bike go unless you are ok with holding both brakes the whole time
  10. the times on the stops are only an estimate, there are other things that would make the bus late for example traffic and lights which the times on the stop wouldn't tell you about, there were times when I was waiting for the 58 at Osborne junction the stop says its going to come in 7 minutes and when it got to 3 minutes it suddenly went back to 7 minutes, things happen and so does the times on the stops.
  11. 655 finally got the T logo in the front
  12. Spotted 901 on the 12 during afternoon rush today
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