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  1. Also, @M.Wright told me that the lack of A/C made the buses very hot and humid in the summer, like a tropical swamp.
  2. Two TBT posts from OC Transpo's Twitter account:
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    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The map has been updated to reflect the upcoming changes in Barrhaven, adding route 275 and changing route 278, along with any route changes since September.
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    Hamilton Street Railway

    The Hamilton Spectator: Hamilton’s HSR testing first battery-powered bus
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    Réseau de transport de Longueuil

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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    Ah, I see the error now, in the zoomable version only. The pdf map appears to be fine.
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    Nope, not happening on my copy: I'm using Firefox Quantum and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. What are you using?
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    There's a new version of OC Transpo's future system map available on their Ready4Rail website: http://www.octranspo.com/ready4rail/system_map_zoom full_map.pdf
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Not exactly, but here are two articles from the Montreal Gazette: Quebec blasts Ottawa over $1B Via Rail contract to Siemens Free trade means Via Rail can't favour Bombardier for new trains: Garneau
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Sacre bleu! 'Erratic' STO driver arrested in Gatineau for drunk driving, assault
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    RPI student credited with stopping runaway Amtrak rail cars
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    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    Winter service starts Sunday, December 23: http://www.octranspo.com/routes/winter_service_starts_sunday_dec_23
  13. Yup, the sign would have said "61 ELMVALE ACRES", as shown on the rollsign of bus 5931:
  14. Not quite. Route 62 was created in 1974 from the Alta Vista branch of route 61, but the two coexisted for years as separate routes. Route 62 became route 8 in 1984, then route 44 in 2017. Route 61 was created in 1959 as an amalgamation of the Alta Vista, Carling and Coronation routes. The Elmvale branch, which continued to operate as route 61, became a peak-period route in 1984 and was renumbered as route 45 later the same year. It became route 84 in 1989 and was cancelled in 1990. Route 60 was created in 1974 as a limited peak-period route to supplement route 62. It became route 47 in 1984 and route 82 in 1986. Route 82 was cancelled and replaced by route 41 in 2011, which became route 291 in 2017. As for "route 23", that was the Riverview Park route which began operating sometime between 1951 and 1954. Ottawa bus routes did not have numbers until 1959, so the route "number" simply told the map user which route to look up on the back of the map.