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  1. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Maybe with her being such an old coach, she's at the bottom of the priority list for major repairs? And now the boys at Surrey TC finally had a chance to get to her?
  2. Broadway SkyTrain Extension

    Political perception, maybe? There's already objections in the suburbs that Vancouver is benefiting disproportionately from TransLink capital investments.
  3. Next question: does it matter? Would they have any way of preventing TransLink and CFVT from doing this?
  4. That's the whole idea, though: build a small transit exchange at YXX, run the #503 between there and Langley Centre, and then merge CFV's #17 and the remnant of the #21 to provide regular service between the YXX exchange and Borquin.
  5. Ideally, you want rapid-transit stops every 800-1000 m through urban areas for maximum "city-building" potential. The distance from 148 St. to 152 St. along Fraser Hwy. is about 900 m, so that's just about right. That's about the same distance as you have between the #99 stops through Central Broadway.
  6. #345: reduce service to rush-hour only, B-Line stops only on Fraser Highway; make the #375 an FTN route #395: agreed re: B-Line stops only on Fraser Highway; make the #364 an FTN route (and extend the #96 to South Surrey Exchange at least!)
  7. Are you sure you're using the term "non-starter" right? Also, especially as the population south of Fraser grows, might it make sense to extend the #503 to YXX and make the interchange with Central Fraser Valley Transit there?
  8. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    So the new Novas will be painted rather than tinted and decaled?
  9. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    AIUI it came down to a choice between "order buses from both Flyer and Nova" or "spend another year or two deferring retirements en masse to have enough buses". Flyer couldn't deliver all the expansion coaches as quickly as TransLink needed. Also, TransLink wanted to order battery-powered buses from both manufacturers for testing purposes, and it's much easier to do that as part of a larger order.
  10. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Just in time for everyone to crack the windows open anyway. Either that, and/or for everyone living on the west side to demand the dieselization of the #4/#7/#10/#14/#16 so they get A/C.
  11. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    For some reason, the last few outbound Expo Line trips I've made, at Royal Oak the chimes haven't played before the doors closed. Has anyone else noticed this?
  12. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Why double-deckers in the West End, rather than artics?
  13. 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 trial

    Given that the ceiling upstairs is too low to allow standees, and therefore that the seating up there is 2-2, I can't see how there'd be room for large luggage up there.
  14. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Could that be one of the units being transferred from CMBC to WVMT, reconfigured and awaiting transfer?
  15. The B-Lines really should be using headway-based management, not running on a conventional paddle. If you need to use step-back operators to cover breaks, do it.