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  1. That's probably it - I knew I had seen at least Greenboro before.
  2. I seem to recall some of those being done a year ago, I don't think it's that new.
  3. That location actually has really good Streetview history, with one pass last year and two passes this year. The shelter is there in August 2017, then disappears in May 2018, with the outline in the grass clearly visible. By July 2018, the grass has grown over where it used to be. This is a good example of why those shelters can be tough to replace; a quick glance at the side of the road there makes me think there's likely a utility easement down that side of the street. While the old shelters could be dropped on top of this, a new one is permanent, and would have to be removed if the utility ever needed access underground. It's also nowhere near the stop, so removal without replacement is the eventual outcome, as seen here.
  4. OC knows exactly where every old shelter is, and they went on a replacement binge a number of years ago. The ones that remain are there for very specific reasons, unique to each location.
  5. Flalex72

    GOA transit news, info etc

    Clearly a technology demonstration. Interesting to see it happening though, the transition to LRT will eliminate a lot of the high speed long distance routes and make electric buses more feasible in the future.
  6. Flalex72

    OC Bus Spottings

    There's always a chance that a previous wrap caused paint damage. Why bother repainting when you can just cover it with another wrap?
  7. I don't expect markings at most Transitway stations like Walkley or Heron, but Greenboro is a train station and better signage serves a purpose there.
  8. I've noticed the "R2" on every stop flag except that one actually. I haven't seen the little sign, or anything similar at Greenboro yet, but I may have missed it.
  9. Purple is a notoriously difficult colour to print, it has a tendency to fade quickly.
  10. This is true, the stop announcements are triggered by GPS, but it's not used outside of that system. The trains lack a cellular data connection like the buses have to transmit a signal. Emergencies are handled like any other railway, by calling in the location via radio. It's not really an issue of the trains, but rather the signalling system. The LINTs aren't that old remember, they could have been delivered with tracking if it was feasible. Stage 2 may bring this functionality with an upgraded signalling system.
  11. Trillium line trains aren't monitored by GPS. You can monitor the Trillium line just like OC does if you buy a radio scanner. The signalling system is monitored by a third party and only provides a rough, block by block location of the trains. Reprogramming the bus stop countdowns to use GTFS is a pretty simple task. If it were difficult for some reason, they could just maintain two separate APIs, one internal and one external.
  12. Flalex72

    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I seem to recall riding American systems where the operator is on a plaque on the front bulkhead. The operator slides it in and out on each shift. There are certainly smaller systems and coach buses where driver name tags are installed in such a fashion.
  13. Flalex72

    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    Yes, but other routes do, and if South Keys is labeled as serving route 2, then it follows that Heron and Walkley should get the same treatment. This is obviously confusing. The simplest answer is likely the correct one here: someone made a mistake, or got confused with the planned extension. South Keys should not be labelled as serving route 2.
  14. Flalex72

    STO and OC Transpo Routes

    It still seems like a mistake. Leaving it there would require that Walkley and Heron also be labeled as serving route 2, while the bus will be "R2".
  15. Facilities to install a machine are on the southbound platform at Walkley, covered up by a cardboard box.
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