Plastic Diver Guy

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  • Birthday 07/20/1980

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  • Location Dartmouth, N.S.
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  1. Interior shot suggests we're switching to passive restraint for wheelchairs on this model.
  2. The wrap on 716 looks great so I wouldn't worry about that. As for its uses, I'd expect to see them on the 1 more often than not. They get insanely busy on Saturdays (with only 15 minute service and no 20 to downtown), or any day for that matter. Lately, Saturdays have seen one artic on the 10, another on the 20, and one on the 80 for some odd reason.
  3. A driver friend of mine sent me these taken from his Blackberry. The bus is caked in salt from the drive here but you get an idea of what bus 715 looks like.
  4. Consider 511, 512, 513, and 871 retired. Someone updated the Metro transit page on regular Wikipedia, I forgot to check the cptdbWiki. Far as I can tell, everything pre-902 is retired. 902 now has the new livery on it. As for the artics, 701, 702, and 708 have been parked there for over a month but I have no idea what their plans are for those artics as of yet.
  5. The fishbowl pics were taken on 12/8/2009, I just didn't get around to uploading until now.
  6. They're already ahead of you, see the Metro Transit thread. In reality, I think those were to be retired when the last 6 buses came in but the URB gave them a temporary stay of execution that lasted until the next round of inspections.
  7. For those of you wondering about the Fishbowls, here's where they are now. Someone already updated the wikipedia page to relect the retirements. Here's 871, 512, and 511, with 919 in the distant background. I don't think that bus'll ever leave. As you can see, any "Metro Transit" logos have been blacked out on 513
  8. Speaking of the hybrid artics themselves, one has arrived at the garage with one more to come. I didn't have my camera with me last night so no pics until at least Saturday. They'll be buses 715 and 716 and likely won't see action until the new garage is up and running.
  9. It'll be a few years before they all get scrapped (706 just got rebuilt and is back on the road), but there are a few in the back now that I think might be done when the new buses arrive.
  10.,370364 The pic looks like a Nova artic to me. Interesting. Further digging, I saw this item mentioning they were made near Montreal. Definitely Nova. $600k seems cheap for artics.
  11. I can see it. Transit Cape Breton is very undersized for the population it serves and the buses look like they're being held together with paper clips at times. I would guess replacements.
  12. Got a pair more here. First off, for the Royal Canadian Mint. These have been popping up around Canada: And the english version of Not a great shot, and as the ad has been up a while, the wrap is showing wear. The full text reads, "Rate your record shop"
  13. As promised, here are the shots of 999. In shot #2, it looks like they might have renumbered bus 998. As bus 998 is still in service (parked around back when I took this shot), this is not the case, it was simply a sticker error.: And might this be the Mint bus?
  14. Yep, bus 999 is back and in new livery, and yes, I do have pics. I'll pop them up here tomorrow, as well as a shot of our latest wrap featuring the Royal Canadian Mint. The LFS is usually an ugly bus in my opinion, but it looks awesome in the new livery. Driving wise, I'm not a huge fan of the tail swing those things have, or the neck craning to see passengers. I do like that they are fast buses, but overall, not a fan of driving them.
  15. The MetroX is a rural express service MT is looking to launch this year, starting in Tantallon, then to Enfield and Musquodoboit. The buses are comfy for the passengers, with LINK-style seating (but no foot rests), and wheelchairs go in the back, like in an Access-a-Bus. Drivers putting said wheelchairs in will likely hit their head on the A/C unit overhead, if they haven't hit their head getting in the driver's seat first. There was a delay getting these because GMC temporarily shut down the plant that makes them due to the recession. I got to sit in the driver's seat, definitely not what I'm used to.