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  1. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Isn't using the barrier optional?
  2. Meraki

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Assuming you're talking about the Luminator Horizons, they did a trial a few years back where the 'Not In Service' part was changed to the same font as 'Express' for a while, but decided to switch back. Has it shown up again?
  3. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Baby steps, at least they remembered to put the charcoal on this time. 😝
  4. Meraki

    Transit in Vancouver: Questions and Answers

    I tend to give thanks when I board, particularly if they greet me or make eye contact when I get on. I think it's appropriate to give appreciation for good customer service. Now on the other hand, when a bus arrives and the operator doesn't kneel it, is staring straight ahead and doesn't say a word. Yeah I'm not saying anything to them.
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    Canada Line

    2 fits with the narrative of "any possible corners were cut and everything was made to be as cheap as possible" so yeah that's probably the one. My cynical side says it's not going to be any better, because ProTransBC has no profit motive to make improvements to the quality of the system. They'll run the A/C of the new trains at whatever they can get away with, same temperature but with cost savings for themselves.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    I don't fault them for temporary signs, but I will poke fun at the useless text to use Next Bus (with no stop number) or to contact Transit Information (with no location information.)
  7. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Who cares, they should look good during their active service.
  8. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Great the Novas are finally getting charcoal, their current livery looks like a cheap knock-off.
  9. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    😝 I didn't notice the headlights or bike rack either. It's sneaky in there among the pictures!
  10. Meraki

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Am I seeing things or does the window after the driver's not match between these two buses. The bus on the left has a window that opens, and the one on the right doesn't.
  11. Meraki

    The Compass Project

    Phase 5: Recover everybody's hands. 🤣
  12. Meraki

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Probably. I was there yesterday and it was roughly 50/50 between buses with working signs and blank.
  13. Meraki

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    Yeah he's still there as of now. It's been like 6 hours, poor guy. 😢
  14. Meraki

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    A general question that I've been wondering about: How does the numbering of lanes work? Riding the 9 WB every day there's now a sign around Prince Edward that says something like "Switch to lane 2 and go slow or you'll de-wire" It's correct, previously it felt like half the time the bus would de-wire going through that bend on Broadway. With the latest thing on Commercial where someone posted instructions were given to "run in lane three" I'm curious how that's determined.
  15. Meraki

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    They've never had a standard for elevator/escalator models up to even the latest things placed in, so I can imagine the pain and heads exploding. They haven't been able to deal with the existing headache of models and parts inventories, whatever has been put in Metrotown will probably just make things worse.
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