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  1. Winter Tires! When the Brill and Fageol's were roaming the streets of Vancouver the rear tires were always something that resembled a snow tire. From what I recall they were usually some form of recap / Bandag. In the snow mess a few days ago I pulled up beside the rear tire of a Nova at a stop light. So here is a bus plowing through the slush and muck, with what appeared to be a summer tire that was probably 60% worn. From a legal point of view is this acceptable? What is the take by ICBC, and the police. When did the tire standard change? Are today's drivers comfortable being on the road with junk tires like these? I'm sure there are many other questions that come to mind, but this will give you folks something to think about the next time you board a local bus on a snow day.
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    2019 Double-Decker bus Procurement

    With the horrendous crash of a Alexander Dennis in Ottawa, it's clearly evident that the crash worthiness especially of the upper deck appears to be lacking. I wonder if translink has approached the manufacturer with concerns? I for one have always been an upper deck front row person, but no more as your legs are obviously sacrificial in a minor accident. Also, why are there no seat belts for the front row passengers on the upper deck? I maybe the only one, but It seems Alexander Dennis should seriously consider product improvement in the form of greater structural strength of the upper deck forward cabin. Just sayin!
  3. YVR

    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Do we have the manufacturer and model of this "incident bus"? Supposedly it was being transported from California.
  4. YVR

    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Do any members have more detail on this incident. It would be nice to know which manufacturer, and when the unveiling will occur. Perhaps someone has a couple of photo's of the accident!
  5. YVR

    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    Hello members, my first post so if I'm not in the correct thread or if someone posted this elsewhere, please go easy on me. Heard this story today from a driver. A battery powered 60ft articulated bus was en-route from California to Vancouver for a type trial. The bus was being carried on a semi with a very long trailer that accommodates the vehicle. Everything went well until they were a couple of blocks from the transit center and a corner was cut to sharply, the bus hit something and was knocked off the trailer and landed wheels up on the ground. Immediate panic, as the bus is supposed to be front and center for unveiling in front of Horgan and Moonbeam in a few days. Trolley wires had to be lowered to allow cranes and wreckers to pick up the bus and put it back on the trailer. Parts including a windshield had to be Express shipped in, as well the bus has to have body repairs and paint work before the unveiling. I imagine the semi driver is looking for a new job.