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  1. Updates from May Mayor's Council meeting agenda https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/about_translink/governance_and_board/council_minutes_and_reports/2019/may/Agenda--Mayors-Council-PUBLIC-MTG--May-23-FINAL.pdf
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    I saw B18051 at VTC, not sure why it's there.
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    It does say it'll get a TransLink look soon
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    2019 60' Articulated Bus Procurement

    I'm more inclined to think that at least one other depot will get these buses, and that BTC is just getting them for the time being. My guess is that the buses will eventually be split between HTC/STC, with STC getting between 13-17 for the 96, and the rest going to HTC for the 41st Avenue B-Line. In the May Translink Board Meeting report, there is a line which strongly hints at this, on page 5 of the CMBC report (page 14 of the PDF). Link to file: https://www.translink.ca/-/media/Documents/about_translink/governance_and_board/board_minutes_and_reports/2019/march/2019_22_03_Open_Board_Meeting_Report.pdf
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    104. https://buzzer.translink.ca/2018/12/a-look-at-the-new-translink-buses-entering-service-in-vancouver/
  6. Every day at around 6pm when I walk by the 5 at Robson/Burrard, the inside looks completely packed. Also, the 43 itself (at 2,595,000 boardings) might not be the busiest route, but the 41+43 together is at 11,199,000 boardings, which tops the 49 by nearly 2 million. The 41st Ave B-Line/RapidBus is planned to take over some of the capacity of the 41. Source: https://public.tableau.com/profile/translink#!/vizhome/2018TSPR-BusSeaBusSummaries/TheWorkbook
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    To be fair before the RTC transfers, there were 8 D40LFs (971, 990, 992, 994-998) in service (or 9 if 991 counts, but it was retired Feb 2018)... Transferring 8 XD40s while retiring 8 D40LFs would break even, and transferring the other 2 would mean a net gain of 2 buses. (I'm ignoring 712-714 and 801-803 because that was transferred out for 257 going to BTC.) On a related note, 16137 has not been in service for a while (and I saw it sitting at HTC yesterday two days ago), I wonder if it's going to WVMT soon or if it was just some maintenance.
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    H19303... I thought the electric buses were for VTC? Given that they're to be operated on the 100, and HTC operates the 100, it makes more sense that HTC gets the electric buses compared with VTC getting the 100.... Edit: given that there are 4 buses arriving this year (the other 6 recently approved are probably for 2020), the numbers are probably 19301-19302 for the Nova LFSe and 19303-19304 for the NFI XE40
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    8119 back to PTC
  10. I was under the assumption that there aren't enough of the 18000/19000 XDE60s to operate every single current + planned B Line route. By my count, during peak hours, the 95/99 together need around 55 buses, the 96 needs around 10, the 43 currently operates with 17 (but with the 41st B Line being more frequent, the number will increase to at least 25). When you add the Lougheed and North Shore new B Lines (each operating with around 10 buses at peak, given announced planned travel times and frequencies), that number will be just about 110, which leaves 0 spares. Unless some existing B Line routes are not getting the new branding and livery, that points to a high chance of existing buses being repainted or wrapped into the green livery, so if my numbers are correct I would not discount the possibility of DE60LFRs (in green) at HTC. As for the November start date for the B Lines, that was announced as a possibility in March, during either the board meeting or the mayor's council meeting. I know that Daily Hive is not the best source, but here is a link: https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/translink-b-line-launch-delays-2020
  11. Hmmmmm maybe new B Lines start Nov 25.......
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    Looks like PTC is putting more artics on the 701 these days. Instead of 1-2 a day there's 5 artics on the 701 right now. I assume this is to boost capacity on the route until the Lougheed B-Line begins?
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    Collisions and Incidents thread

    I think 18358 and 18391 had a minor collision with each other at Burrard station just now
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    2019 Garage Transfers

    15018 is back to BTC too.
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