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  1. Hey. So I was just out in Kelowna last Thurs/Fri/Sat and got to experience the 97 “RapidBus”. Today, I watched a video that claimed there were queue jumps on the route. Are there queue jumps or other forms of bus priority (other than HOV) that exist along Hwy 97/Harvey?
  2. Maybe if it’s really urgently needed but getting RB branded buses would be better. I fear that VTC is getting too many buses but we soon will see. If that’s the case then sure, we could use some more for routes like the 319, 321, 502/503 and maybe the R1. On another note, if VTC doesn’t need all the artics it gets, HTC could use some as well. The 410/100/106/119 could all use some more capacity.
  3. Oh man I wish that happened later in the day so I could see it. However I 100% get your point. I believe that the schools could use some extra capacity and even diverted trips especially because there are lots of Surrey residents going to Delta schools. Maybe it’s just my school but I’m pretty sure it’s not. But if that’s the case those people would need to get to Scottsdale to make transfers to Surrey routes or to walk home.
  4. That makes total sense. Those would be a way better replacement for the E60s than 40 footers. I like that there are more deckers but what’s the logic in this move other than more decker runs on the 311?
  5. Once VTC gets these new buses, do we think they’ll JUST be running the 84? 25 buses for one route seems quite excessive.
  6. Freshened up my page a bit! I hope to be  more active on CPTDB. 

    Happy Holidays! 

  7. I’m thinking this has already been talked about, but I’ve heard that the 340 will be deckers. Is this confirmed and if so. what are all your opinions on that? i never imagined it would be necessary but it should be helpful to increase capacity and comfort. Hopefully the trees along Kittson Parkway don’t give it too much trouble!
  8. I haven’t been on one either, as I just watched them at the Exchange. I’m sure you’re joking about moving to Abby. There are so many XN40s in Victoria, and I’m sure you’ll be on one soon.
  9. I find it interesting that the STS has destination signs (similar to the ones at the back of the bus) INSIDE the buses (close to the front). I noticed that in YouTube videos. I think they have it there to ensure customers know the route the bus is on, but why can't they do it some other way? One option that may work would be using LCD screens similar to what the TTC, MTA/NYCT and NRT use on some buses to display not only the next stop, ads and other info, but also the route and destination of the bus. I mean, it seems like it could be costly.
  10. Ah. I understand that part. I know that TransEd will be operating buses at some point, because Fort Sask wouldn't have joined (https://www.fortsask.ca/en/living-here/rtsc.aspx). I'd love to make the trip from Vancouver when TransEd is operating rail and bus. Thanks for the info!
  11. When does the new Regional transit Authority (TransEd) officially start? Is TransEd the network redesign. or is that another change taking place later?
  12. Could I please get a username change to Urban_96? That would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  13. Thanks! I really do think that every system should have screens similar to this.
  14. I’m interested in the screens inside the latest LFS order. What do they display? Just weather/news etc., or do they also show the next stop and things like that like they do in Toronto and NYC?
  15. I don’t know much about this subject, they might be doing both Hill Testing AND Operator Orientation at the same time. Maybe they are training operators in the BYDs while mechanics from the depot are tracking how the bus performs on hills.
  16. I would think that it is in order to comply with Physical Distancing regulations like you mentioned, and also to hold more passengers. As well, because it is longer, it is easier to stay 6 feet away from others in an artic.
  17. I’m pretty happy about the 368. I live close to the proposed routing (as in Scottsdale Exch)!
  18. Yep. The XDE60s (2012 and 2016) are on the 403 sometimes.
  19. I got photos. Not sure if they are good. @Chris W has some good Ion Bus pics on his Flikr.
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