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    Besides public transport, I am an information technology geek and have a fascination with the composition of popular music.

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  1. Transit geek

    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Last Tuesday I saw 3197 departing Finch Station signed as route 60 Steeles West. High tide that route made the switch to VISION at last.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Or maybe that's how the INIT sees it. I suppose when the garage does this kind of driver familiarization training they program the route in advance so the computer can alert when the bus goes off-route. A bonus is that there's no rush to ensure all vehicles are so programmed by the time revenue service commences.
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    Alexander Dennis

    Not to mention that Gemilang Coachworks of Malaysia has also bodied Volvos - but has not much international success until very recently. https://landtransportguru.net/kmb-volvo-b9tl-assembled-at-gemilang/
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    Today's Special Sightings

    It would be fun if the kids get to rev the engine of such a oldie, but most of us would agree it's a silly idea as it needlessly wastes fuel and other non-renewable resources. (P.S. especially with MtD being one of the pilot garages for the e-bus project)
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    Did anyone notice typos like this with the VISION: I hope there's a way to report this.
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    If You Could Restore 1 Bus, What Would It Be?

    Simply put, a PCC is not a bus, even though it might have a bus-like chassis. Perhaps we need to expand this thread to streetcars and other kinds of PTVs?
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    TTC's CAD/AVL "Vision" System

    A friend of mine has reported to me the presence of Wilson deploying VISION vehicles on route 169 Huntingwood. Can anyone confirm? (if so, I must definitely check it out soon because I would not expect VISION to come to Scarborough so soon!)
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    Cancelled TTC bus orders

    Side note: the 1998 Nova LFS demonstrator was a settlement from that cancelled RTS order.
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    Future TTC Bus Orders

    But I heard that Malvern won't be deploying VISION by year's end. Maybe Mount Dennis?
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    York Region Transit \ Viva

    Probably because the YRT app has access to up-to-date route maps. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=can.yrt.onebusaway&hl=en_US Since YRT is going paperless with fare media, it makes sense to go paperless in other ways as well, such as with the electronic signs replacing paper schedules.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Not till an en-route fast charging station has been installed, of which I have found no news of - unless this could be Nova's first extended-range e-bus.
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    Did you ever drop/break your camera?

    When I was visiting my grandma's flat in Hong Kong, that happened to my $150 Fujifilm Finepix. Its zoom lens broke and came off and we didn't bother fixing it considering its cheap price point. Since then, we have relied on our phones (though I am still aspiring to purchase a rugged point-and-shoot in the future).
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    Today's Sightings

    I caught GO F59PH 562 at ~10:40 departing Milliken GO northbound hauling a midday trip to Unionville. Of the six bilevels behind it, only one was in the same livery as the loco.
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    GO Transit

    So I take it that they've finally figured out a way to fit those things into York Mills (8100's or the SuperLo's?) Hang on, weren't the SuperLos designed to fit into York Mills in the first place?