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  1. Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    I couldn't find any info on if he still has the bus in his possession, sorry. I also don't know him. It was definitely sold to him, though. That's all the info I have.
  2. Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    Ex OC Transpo 7757 has been sold to a collector, back in 2010. The other one was scrapped.
  3. New and retired vehicles of 2017

    With 2018 just starting, did your transit agencies get any new buses last year? Which buses did they retire in 2017? What's to come for your respective transit agencies in 2018? I'll start off with mine. OC Transpo: New vehicles: 17 new 2017 Enviro 500 double decker buses that are still in the process of being delivered. Only a few are in service so far. Retired vehicles: A few Inveros that caught fire. Pending: LRT transit cars. LRT opening this or next year. Our hybrids will get retired either this year, or next year at the most. ----------- STO new vehicles: 30 brand new 2017 LFS hybrids, half 60 foot, and the other half being 40 foot. Retired vehicles: More Classics. Only 23 buses are left. Pending: 27 brand new 2018 LFS hybrids, all 40 foot buses. Retirement of the remaining Classics.
  4. OC Bus Spottings

    8159 on 103 Moodie @ 8:10AM.
  5. Four classics have been retired recently. These Classics include 9106, 9404, 9410, and 9413. Their driver equipment and fareboxes were gone.
  6. What are you eating right now?

    Eating spicy nacho Doritos, and also drinking a Pepsi.
  7. OC Bus Spottings

    Spotted 8152 doing down near Glebe Collegiate. I only saw it from the side, thus I couldn't determine the route. It was around 8:20-8:30 AM. I am assuming a Moodie route.
  8. Misc. OC Transpo & STO Questions & Discussion

    I have a question regarding when the Classics got rebuilt. Why is it that most of the '93s stayed in the stripe livery, and only five were repainted? Did only the ones in the maple leaf livery get rebuilt? This also applies to most of the other Classics.
  9. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Ah, thanks for clarifying.
  10. Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Forgive me for asking this, but why does TTC keep the old livery on some buses after they get rebuilt, and repaint others in the new livery? Let's take the 1200-1423 series of hybrids, for example. Half were repainted into the new livery and rebuilt, and the other half were rebuilt, but repainted back into the old livery instead.
  11. OC Bus Spottings

    Forgot to post: 6613 was being towed yesterday at 12:25 PM. It was going down Baseline, close to the Wal-Mart there.
  12. Fare changes for 2018

    My bad, typo. I was half asleep when I wrote that and didn't pay attention. Corrected.
  13. Duplicate accounts

    I agree with you. It seems that he manages to find a way back on here each time. One of his accounts have been banned, as I have reported it. As for the other ones that I reported, some are still on here and active as of now. It's about time the admins made some changes. Even an IP ban isn't foolproof, because he can get a VPN. We know it's not working because he seems to have made around ten accounts (I have lost count of this guy's accounts at this point)... Reporting is not going to work, as he will come back. The admins could try stricter requirements for being a member on here, and it may or may not work. This guy has got to go. He already proved how immature he is by making that many accounts. If he was mature, he would have not created another account. He's making this board go even more downhill. Instead, he's just trying to create as many accounts on here as he can. His posts have been blatantly not true, such as saying that TTC 8573 was sent out, when in reality, it was in an accident. He backtracked when he said that he didn't say anything about 8573. He also said he saw a retired scrapped bus going down a highway, which I got one of his accounts banned for that. So there's pretty much no way of getting rid of him, for now. I have sent complaints to the admins numerous times, however the issue is still going on with him. He has made it REALLY obvious that it's him, because He Still Types Like This. The false sightings are another giveaway. The fact that this guy uses TTC buses as his background or avatar photos also gives us a clue. If he was playing smart, he would have at least changed his posting style, change the photo to something not TTC, and he would have had a lesser chance of being caught. I have messaged an admin, hopefully we'll have a solution to this. EDIT: A.Wong has messaged me saying thanks for the heads up. He has enabled admin approval for all new registrations.
  14. STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    The ones in the old livery are 9117, 9204, 9216, 9401, 9403, 9411, 9419, 9421, and 9516. The ones in the new livery are 9108, 9114, 9512, and 9519. *9117 and 9216 have white fronts, but the body is still in the original livery.
  15. OC Bus Spottings

    5117 (white wrap) was on the 112 today, at around 8:55 this morning.
  16. General WTF Moments

    This happened back in spring, when I didn't join yet. I was walking outside, and I suddenly see a car facing the opposite direction on a road, with the driver inside. Everyone else was honking at them as soon as they passed by. How he did that, I don't know. I didn't see what happened before. Fortunately, there were no accidents.
  17. STO bus spottings

    I created a STO Classic thread that has the list of remaining Classics. You can go look there if you want to. So far, there's 23 different Classics that have been spotted. This includes the remaining Classics, as well as every single one that has been spotted.
  18. Transit Related Dreams

    This was another recent dream. I had just exited my school. I was waiting at my bus stop, and suddenly, I see a OC NovaBus Classic with a bike rack on it (in the older livery). It was a 176, and I rode it home. That's where the dream ended.
  19. Regrets in transit fanning

    Not riding the remaining STO Classics when I was able to. Due to some medical reasons I'm not getting into, my doctor has advised me to avoid buses for a little while. By the time I recover, it'll be way too late to ride one. At least I rode a OC Transpo Classic, though... I also spotted lots of them, at least.
  20. Own any bus

    If I were to get one of the active TTC buses, it'd either be a OG diesel/hybrid, or an NG below 8219. The newer 8300's have really ugly backs.
  21. Fare changes for 2018

    OC Transpo has raised the cash fare by 10 cents, from $3.40 to $3.50. Tickets are no longer sold, but are still valid until April 30, 2018. Adult monthly passes go from $113.75 to $116.50. The EquiPass (pass for low-income riders) is going to cost $58.25, an increase of $1.25 over last year.
  22. The Random Thoughts Thread

    Why does YouTube always have to show me the same exact ad before a video? It's also rather long.
  23. What are you eating right now?

    Nacho Cheese Doritos.
  24. Ever get on the wrong bus in your home town?

    I have not taken the wrong bus, but it felt like it. I was waiting at my school, when suddenly, a 176X OC Transpo bus shows up. I used to take the 176 every day. This was back from when I didn't know X meant it was a shorter version of my route. I was wondering if it was going to go to my stop, and it did. The normal 176 (No X) showed up every other day. I was kind of panicking at first, but I asked the driver, and it was a shorter version of my route. The driver either changed the sign to 176X for some reason, or it was actually a 176X that day.
  25. Big No No'es

    Another thing I dislike is the rear of the EPA10 VII. I don't really like it. They should've kept the old rear. This is why I prefer TTC's slightly older 81/82xx diesel NG or their hybrid VIIs. I even prefer the ISL/hybrid OG models over the newest VIIs.