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Chris W

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  1. I believe they retired them due to the contractor change and the uncertainty surrounding it. I could be wrong though.
  2. I can do those if you wish. If they haven't been done already.
  3. Does anybody know if Ontario Northland has received their order of MCI J3500s?
  4. http://bus.gl/en/about-us/fleet/ They actually posted a fleet list on their website. This is a neat thing.
  5. They have been less than satisfied with the XD40s from what I've heard.
  6. I think it's either a Superior, a Champion or a Coachmen on what appears to be an old Dodge chassis. I may be wrong.
  7. I forgot to mention this earlier but when @Seashore_518203 and I were driving back from Ottawa, we passed a Red Deer D40LFR being trailered on the 401 near Belleville. I'm not sure where that particular unit is off to but I'd have to guess Cape Breton or perhaps one of the Exo properties.
  8. It takes time to commission a bus and prepare it for service. Multiply that by 17 and that's why it is taking so long.
  9. Chuck is on the rear of the Van Hools. On the way back from Ottawa, we followed one along the 401.
  10. HSR, where I'm from, has had a mix of Compressed Natural Gas powered buses from 1992 onwards. Our first were the converted GM New Looks, then the 9100/9200 Orion Vs, 1999 Orion VIs, 2002 Ford ELF cutaways and 1996, 1998 and 2002-03 New Flyer C40LFs. In 2015, HSR overhauled the CNG fuelling facility and currently we have 29 New Flyer XN60 artics, 11 Grande West Vicinity CNG 30 foot buses and 97 NovaBus LFS Natural Gas 40 footers. We're locked in with CNG until at least 2021 because of the work on the fuelling station. We re-invested in CNG at the time when the price of CNG was less than the price of diesel.
  11. From my understanding, members can submit a short survey which will be available within a few weeks with suggestions and feedback for future conventions. That's what was voted on during the annual meeting.
  12. Having rested after the convention, I can tell you that was an excellent convention. Credit for the success of this convention rightfully goes to OC Transpo, STO, Cornwall TransIt, Leduc Bus Lines, 417 Bus Lines, Brockville Transit, Transcollines and Kingston Transit and, of course, the executive board of the BHA. I look forward to Iowa in 2020.
  13. 438 is, I believe, the WEGO shuttle to Niagara-on-the-Lake from the Bridge Street VIA Station that operates during the weekends in the summer. The route is run by Niagara Parks and it's unconfirmed but they purchased five ex GO Transit MCI D4500CTs for it.
  14. Have these units actually been confirmed as retired? Until I hear from a trusted source, I'm still putting them as active.
  15. How about you not try to burn bridges with administrators? You should count yourself lucky you haven't received a reprimand. You're not an admin. Stop acting like one!
  16. I wonder where it is going. Did you happen to see what colour it was?
  17. It's 21118. It's getting some work done.
  18. 1. No it isn't. As I have explained, the fluttering is the CNG pressure release. It has nothing to do with the cooling fans. All CNG powered buses have that. 2. You obviously don't know how a procurement process works.
  19. That fluttering is the CNG pressure release when the operator lifts off the throttle if memory serves me. Those that are more mechanically inclined can would know more than me on this.
  20. Tell us how you really feel. Don't sugar coat it or anything.
  21. 8475 was spotted today in Hamilton. Any particular reason why Hamilton division is getting the newest DDS buses?
  22. This vehicle was their display model at OTE. It's a TEMSA TS 35E with the number L1907. I'm wondering if Ontario Northland is still planning on getting the J3500s that are on order. Would anybody know if/when they're due to show up?
  23. The cutaways are ARBOC Spirit of Freedoms by the look of it. Interesting that they got those.
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