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  1. There are incandescents on Maitland Avenue at Trinity United Church: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.3662542,-75.7510664,3a,75y,145.67h,79.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1st92s37nmgTIynJYfYTLIVg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  2. I thought the beacon on St. Laurent Blvd. at Sandridge Road might still be incandescent, but Google Street View shows that it's LED too: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4561399,-75.6554045,3a,75y,320.54h,92.34t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1seVLTiMAAd2V_x0ssHxogDQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Interesting thing about this beacon is that the lights facing St. Laurent and Sandridge are amber, but the ones facing the RCMP stables and curling club are red.
  3. 8311 was originally STCUM 25-058, one of seven ex-Montreal Fishbowls the STO purchased in late 2001. The layout of the STCUM headsigns (main rollsigns on the left with an auxiliary rollsigns on the right) presumably led the STO to install their destination rollsigns in the main slot on the left, with the numbers in the auxiliary slot. However, at least one bus, 8310, had the regular STO headsign configuration. Here are two photos of ex-STCUM Fishbowls I took in 2002:
  4. Bus stops for routes 51 Tunney's Pasture and 85 Gatineau are now being installed along EB Carling Avenue near Carlingwood.
  5. Bus stops along McArthur Avenue are now for route 14 Tunney's Pasture.
  6. There are still two incandescent traffic lights on Montreal Road at the Montreal Square shopping plaza: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4421138,-75.6442232,3a,75y,152.6h,86.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sTuAYfQPfcOwYAv4nvkGeJA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  7. Have the STM issued an updated system map for 2019 yet? The website still has the 2018 version, and the STM have usually updated the map by late summer.
  8. Advance greens are still used in Rockland and Hawkesbury, as I saw them at these two intersections yesterday: Laurier and Edward Streets, Rockland (all incandescent): https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5483669,-75.2916257,3a,75y,36.42h,78.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO8H5INhSqhLD8ETlWIzY8w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 John Street and Chenail Blvd., Hawkesbury (LED signals): https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6119247,-74.6047345,3a,75y,19.3h,79.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s64ukxtFW0gn77QKCI0YW3g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 They're also used in Lachute, Quebec, and at Highways 148 and 315 in Masson: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5452969,-75.4208936,3a,75y,354.67h,76.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0aojku3Wn9A-60gkEM86xg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  9. Crossovers are now being installed at all four exits of the roundabout on Trim Road at St. Joseph Blvd./Old Montreal Road.
  10. Route 221 stops in Cumberland village now have Blair and Cumberland as the destinations.
  11. That's the best photo I've seen so far of a pre-CTCRO Hull Fishbowl. Based on this photo and a few partial Fishbowl pics I've seen, the stripe and front end of the Hull buses were a smoke-grey colour, and the rest of the bus was silverside and white.
  12. Here a photo from the Ottawa Citizen on 11 May 1973, showing one of the proposed paint schemes for new OC Transpo buses. This is followed by two photos of a ceremony at the Chateau Laurier on 13 May unveiling the adopted design: Finally, here's an article from the 27 June 1973 edition of the Ottawa Journal, showing a new Tele Transpo bus being prepared for service:
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