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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Have any of the XE40s or LFSes arrived yet? If I remember correctly the XE40s were scheduled to arrive around December 2018 and the LFSes are scheduled to arrive sometime between now and the end of February.
  2. This RapidBus livery thing is going to end up being a repeat of the B-Line livery on the D60LFs, they'll realize it was a bad idea having different liveries on the exact same bus model and repaint all 63 XDE60s to the standard charcoal livery. I read that these B-Lines are supposed to have updated seating yet these new XDE60s have the exact same Aries seats as every other conventional bus from 2005-present.
  3. I'm pretty sure that the whole RapidBus name is just going to be used to distinguish B-Lines as a different service type, similar to how ExpressBus is used on Suburban/Highway routes. We don't see "351 Crescent Beach ExpressBus" or "555 Port Mann Exp - Carvolth Exchange ExpressBus" on the destination signs and I have high doubts we'll see "95 SFU RapidBus" or "96 Guildford RapidBus".
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    No, 18005 has one of the other wraps.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Because both BTC and VTC are near capacity and do not have space for the 41st Ave B-Line.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    There are also trips on the 95 that terminate at Waterfront Station and turn into the 44 now, although having RapidBus artics on the 44 makes more sense than NightBus routes since it is a somewhat frequent express service.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    I feel like it's wrong for me to say this but I'd rather see the terrible RapidBus livery than this cover-up wrap on the 30 XDE60s. Also, how do we know that TransLink is actually scrapping the B-Line name entirely and not just branding the buses similar to how the Nova Suburbans are branded with ExpressBus?
  8. Burnaby/New West is being renewed after Maple Ridge so I'd assume after Burnaby.
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    2018 SkyTrain Procurement

    Have the interior destination signs on the other Mark 3s been updated with the "Next Station" feature yet?
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    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    Perhaps the 257 is going back to West Van when the Marine Dr B-Line starts service? I can't think of any other reason why West Van would add the new lift for artics.
  11. Way to drop the ball TransLink... West Van gets low-floor shuttles and some of RTCs XD40s, oh well.
  12. If the 301 was to be made into a FTN route would it be best to convert it into a B-Line/RapidBus route with less stops and shortened to end at Scottsdale rather than Newton to reduce duplication with the Scott Road routes (B-Line/RapidBus and 319)?
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    They're supposed to begin retirement sometime between 2022 - 2024.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I heard some time in January but they seem to be pretty much ready for service