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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Does anyone have, or know where i can see, any picture of the OCS at a switch? Specifically the wire that goes between the 2 tracks.
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Might be referring to these buses being 4th gen LFS and not 1st gens like the last ones?
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    STO bus spottings

    can't say yet, didn't really take notice of it, and i'm not sure if that picture is just my phone or what.
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    STO bus spottings

    On 1904 route 33 to cité at wellington and bank as I post this (18:55ish). It's got that new bus smell.
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    Any idea on if they'll continue doing the 2 line system they have on the current buses, or if it'll be like STO's and just have a single line (also the Trillium line does that as well)?
  6. Really? I've used an STO monthly pass on them before, and i went by fine. If they were only charging direct fare, then i wouldn't get a green, since the eWallets aren't compatible. Can anyone else give some infomation to than? (i know the readers are currently down at the station, so i went by it today).
  7. Isn't the normal day pass a family pass on the weekend? I think that's what this person is asking about.
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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    40s (and 50s) serve Aylmer, it's 20s and 30s for hull, (and freeman POB), though i do believe there is one 6X bus that does go to freeman.
  9. Ottawa (and gatineau) use A LOT of hydro-electric power. I'm not sure of the exact ratio, but it is by far the highest source of electricity. Plus even if we did fully use coal (or something else) it'd still be better to use electric buses on the pollution side, because a full scale power plant burns its fuel much more efficiently than a bus does.
  10. severity of the accident. Both the 269, and 76 made national headlines. While it is unfortunate the death happened, if we renumber a bus for each death the happens we'd run out of numbers quickly (especially if OC transpo wants to keep the regional numbering system). It make sense to only retire route numbers for the most severe cases.
  11. While it is the future of buses, we still need to be ready for them, need to build the charging stations (will we have only long distance, charge only at night batteries, or do what Montreal does, with charging stations at the end of lines, with shorter distance buses). Will we retrofit a current depot for electric buses, or build a new one for them (especially if we go with charge at night buses)? Also, how long do batteries expect to last? will we need to replace them halfway through the bus' life? How much will that cost in total, and would that off set the cost of diesel throughout the life of the bus/battery?
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    Aren't the Freedom what's being used as TTC's Streetcars as well?
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    You can say the some thing about STO's liveries. Currently have 3, the older White with blue and pink. The Rapibus one, and then the current green one. All would look like they're from a different agencies if you like at them side by side, but it's what you have to do if you want to change it up, just need to phase it one over time.
  14. There are no vending machines for STO things currently. All our hour based. Also it mainly has to do with the provinces. Like the monthly pass for STO is just under 100 (97 or 98 i believe) while OC Transpo is 116 a month. Though for STO you need to be a gatineau resident (Photo ID pass). It's just the way the systems work. All passes (day, multi day, monthly) and transfers work on the other system. Just not tickets and eWallets from the different cards.
  15. http://www.sto.ca/index.php?id=rechargement&L=en you can go here for a list of places that sell tickets (also if you're in ottawa, depending on how much oyu're planning on using transit, you can get a multi day pass from OC Transpo, they do work on STO, believe they have 3, 5, and 7 day passes).
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