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  1. 2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    The cameras are only used for collisions, incidents. The driver can tag the date/time with a button so they know where to view the footage when they pull the cameras.
  2. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Yes! At ETS the number 1 lane starts from the left (inside) and goes right! Actually almost every where in Canada and the US the lanes are numbered from left to right. CMBC is the only company that I know of that numbers the lanes from right to left.
  3. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Yes at CMBC at least, however according to ICBC the number 1 lane starts from the inside (left) lane and goes out. Most places goes by that, confusing hey?
  4. 2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Judging by the photo I wonder if the driver side mirror is electric controlled? The Novas at CMBC has electric driver mirrors and looks like the same type as this. The new Xcelsior's at CMBC are manual driver side mirrors. If you look above the driver window that's an external camera by the unit number just in front of the 7.
  5. Collisions and Incidents thread

    At least it happened by a hospital
  6. 2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    Yes 6005/06 they had A/C when I drove it a few years but I never figured out how to use it Well it only makes sense to fit 4880-88 with A/C now that all the XD40's are getting it now. I don't know if they did came with A/C but I doubt they did.
  7. 2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    I'm not sure about ETS but CMBC does a 5000 km vigorous testing of each bus before they are placed in service to check for any defects.
  8. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I'm not sure it didn't specifically say that but here's what it said in the post for specs: Cummins L9N 8.9L CNG engine with increased emissions controls Seating capacity for 35 passengers and 77 total ZF EcoLife Transmission Vinyl seating for passengers Improved ergonomic operation of the wheelchair restraining strap Stainless steel structure Operator barrier pre-installed Bus is very quiet and AC equipped
  9. 2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    The 106 XN40 CNG's are expected to start arriving in late March early April and throughout 2018, they will come with operator barriers installed, all are going to STC. This was posted on the employee site today!
  10. Edmonton BBC's

    I wonder if that's why it said BBC and not GMC on the front?
  11. Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I wonder if it's a training vehicle doing revenue service. They do 41's between Joyce stn and Crown
  12. ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    Nice! But I don't like how you can't see the full destination sign display. The black outside border kind of blocks the corners. You can barely see the 1 in 126 in that picture.
  13. ETS Grande West Vicinity Buses

    Well I would love some pics of them in service. I guess they would have trained the Community and Spareboard drivers. That's one thing I can look forward to on my next visit.
  14. ETS Electric Bus testing

    Any idea when the battery buses will start to arrive? The XD40's should start to arrive soon too! Probably won't be ready when I visit in May though
  15. Vancouver: T-Comm "E-Sightings"

    I drive with my schedule adherence turned off because I find it stressful when that positive or minus number is there. And just as captaintrolley said, it can pressure drivers into doing unsafe actions such as speeding, running yellow/red lights, ripping through busy intersections jeopardizing everyone's safety. Some drivers has that attitude were they gotta get to the terminus on time or early to have that washroom/coffee break. Just relax, drive slowly and safely, forget the schedule and take a break at the end even if your late. If you get late enough tcomm will short turn you.