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  1. I've added a new article that I'm working on (and encourage others to, also) regarding COVID-19 and the effects that it has on transportation-related agencies. Anyone as an editor on the wiki is welcome to add (actually encourage!). I've decided to separate the agencies according to country, so to not have one long table. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Transportation-related_agency_responses_to_COVID-19_pandemic
  2. IF Greyhound manages to find a way to fold, I wonder if member agencies of the National Trailways bus system could step in and start bidding on individual routes. When Susquehanna and Bieber discontinued their line run services, Fullington stepped in, growing their agency by quite a bit. My only concerns are the costs associated with intra-agency fare coordination, which I don't see happening. Megabus as of right now doesn't have through fares between two different line runs. That could drive up the costs of riding considerably. On that subject, I'd be SUPER interested in seeing a state like New York (or even Pennsylvania) have a state-operated bus and rail system similar to GO Transit stitching smaller communities together with denser urban areas with inter-city service. GO, in my opinion, would make an excellent model for agencies to learn from, since they have both bus and rail services. A state agency would have a better chance of opening up a number of since-abandoned rail corridors with new ones.
  3. Well, I can speak for a number of the Toronto-New York runs. Those (during most summer months) are operating at capacity by the time they arrive Syracuse, especially during overnighters. I don't see too much of a trim there. The few Buffalo-Cleveland trips I've been on were also heavily traveled. Change could certainly help on the overall schedules, too, if they make better connection times possible at hub cities.
  4. Question, are these "abolished" run schedules PERMANENTLY discontinued, or "furloughed" until a later date? You're making it sound like the Titanic is sinking. Sensationalism of a delicate nature like this is how misinformation is spread. I feel this is temporary, since the government (if not mistaken) has to approve the discontinuance of the routes. I think the possible discontinuance of routes will at least force franchise runs in the interim. Can we please make sure "abolishment" is based on facts, instead it looking like it's happening, especially during unprecedented times?
  5. Last time I remember the United States did something this drastic was 9-11-2001, due to the attack on our country. All in all, I think it's necessary.
  6. Looks like Greyhound US and Canada has begun the process of drastic cuts to present service levels. Didn't notice, however, updated on the bulletins. Just caught the schedule for table 170. The schedule normally cuts across six pages, and is wrapped up into two, as follows: 1: Cleveland to Buffalo, three trips. 2: Buffalo to New York City, two trips. 3: Syracuse to Boston, two trips. Eliminated cities: Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Grimsby, St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Geneva, Ithaca, Scranton, Newark. Also, table 152: 1: New York to Albany, one round trip.
  7. Many of the services to casinos and vacation spots are directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The "select" seating...I've not heard about that. My assumption is making it where buses and trains can't be overbooked. NYC-TOR runs used to be notorious for that. Maxxing out at 20 or so passengers should allow gap seating, and maximum width between the passengers, window to window.
  8. Note: Many of these schedules are likely to return as previously operated. Most of them are cancelled due to driver shortages and low ridership (this latest round affected direct service to the Atlantic City casinos). Regrettably, I can't guesstimate when the services would likely return, since the COVID19 spread is somewhat unpredictable.
  9. https://globalnews.ca/news/6301405/hamilton-lrt-announcement/
  10. Most are still running, assigned to Cold Spring terminal.
  11. Anyone notice that the BC Transit website is down? Or---have they changed to a new website location?
  12. Another accident involving a Metro Bus this morning at E. Delavan at Bailey. Trying to find the fleet number. Right now, all I can see is that it's a 2000-series Nova Bus, possibly a #26 or #12 bus. https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/several-injured-in-accident-involving-nfta-metro-bus/71-e6228f01-d97e-45ab-a8ec-ef8bbc448f75 https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/buffalo/nfta-bus-2-other-vehicles-involved-in-crash-that-hospitalizes-driver-and-passengers/?utm_source=newsfore&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1977&tqid=iqGvaWI2WVcBvA56ZQvbeVmaySdPE6fNObzq_phT https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/several-people-injured-in-crash-involving-nfta-bus https://buffalonews.com/2019/09/20/bus-driver-passengers-hospitalized-after-buffalo-collision/
  13. CitiBus buses are up for auction. https://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/city-of-watertown-ny-18979-18979
  14. That's what I had said. In the "active" roster, 201901 is listed as an active coach now. In the "on order" roster, there's a listing "TBD", and am asking if this is the same bus. The line shows a 2018 bus, and am questioning if it is an additional bus that hasn't been delivered, or if it's the same coach. It's duplicitous and should be removed if the "on order" status is not correct anymore. (Asking for clarity, since I don't know much of the goings on, other than what I read. I like to keep abreast of the rosters over the border, since I'm in Buffalo).
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