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    STO 89xx-95xx Classic Spottings/Retirement Watch

    Nope; they were delivered that way. Here's 0203 in November 2002:
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    GOA transit news, info etc

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    OC Bus Spottings

    I spotted an artic today displaying "#Ottawa2021". Will this be as accurate as "OnTrack2018"?
  4. Here's 8222 in Jurassic Park in January 2009. It still had an RMOC sticker at the time:
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    CitiBus (Watertown, NY)

    CitiBus only need three buses to maintain service, so the extra two cutaways will maintain a good spare ratio. Service is every forty minutes on the Arsenal-Mall route, and every eighty minutes on the other four routes, which are interlined. http://www.watertown-ny.gov/DocumentView.asp?DID=1082
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    OC Bus Spottings

    Spotted 6662 running on route 23 this morning at about 8:35.
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    CitiBus (Watertown, NY)

    Interesting that CitiBus ordered a single-door El Dorado. Then again, the last time I rode an Orion V there, the back door wasn't used. It looks as if I've taken my last photos of the Orions, because I don't see myself being able to make it to Watertown by the end of this month.
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    Late 90s, transit funding sticker in buses

    There's a whole thread about this bus on the Urban Exploration Resource forum: http://www.uer.ca/forum_showthread_archive.asp?fid=1&threadid=36334&currpage=1&pp It looks as if someone had been living in it for years, but it was eventually towed away. It is visible in the aerial/satellite photos on GeoOttawa between 1991 and 2011, but it was gone by 2014. http://maps.ottawa.ca/geoottawa/ Lon: -75.639084 Lat: 45.130920
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    Late 90s, transit funding sticker in buses

    This photo is of the sticker on 7128, which was retired in 1989 and sat for years on a property on Rideau Valley Drive south of Manotick.
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    Celebrity Death Thread

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    Late 90s, transit funding sticker in buses

    I remember seeing the "NOT" on the funding stickers as well, shortly before they were removed entirely. I also remember when the Ontario stickers on the side of the buses near the front door were replaced by blue RMOC stickers in 1998, complete with a little ceremony for the news media. After amalgamation in 2001, the RMOC stickers were quietly replaced by Ottawa stickers. 1997 2000 2001
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Longtime radio personality Bobby Gale struck and killed on Highway 401
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    This article has been added to the news section on octranspo.com:
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    OC Bus Spottings

    Spotted 4606 on route 7 St-Laurent on St. Laurent Blvd. at McArthur Avenue at about 1:50 this afternoon.