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  1. the Princeton units are listed on that system's wiki page, the Tulane units were from a Google search and the Calgary ones are from a VMC press release
  2. Princeton has ordered an unknown number of NFI XE35's for delivery in 2022; the only electric VMC bus orders I know of are 14 30' units on order for Calgary Transit and 5 30' units for Tulane University in New Orleans
  3. I assume they'll keep the WEGO branding, still no word whether the currently-at-refurb 5204 will remain in conventional service or return to WEGO livery
  4. NFT capital for 2022: - refurb of all city-owned WEGO units -refurb of 2013 Nova LFS units 1396 and 1397 - one replacement paratransit vehicle, two expansion driver shuttle vans and one replacement supervisor van also, 3 expansion LFS 40' are due by the summer and OG Orion VII units 2368,2470, 2577, 2679, 2780 and 2781 remain active
  5. quoting a release on the VMC website , Yellowknife will be receiving eight(8) clean-diesel Vicinity Classic 35' coaches later in 2022
  6. of the OG VII units, 2368, 2470, 2471, 2577, 2679, 2780 and 2781 are still active
  7. Niagara Falls Transit's newest 40' units came from Plattsburgh, some other Ontario-bound units may be coming from there
  8. Blacksburg got XE60's last year
  9. Orion units 2369, 2576 and 2678 were retired in march 2021.
  10. Latest update: on order: 4 Nova LFS 40' and 4 Nova LFS Artic due at the end of 2020 (replacing Orions 2368-2369, 2470-2471, 2576-2577 and 2678-2679 in early 2021) retirements: paratransit unit 1024 retired in Spring 2020, also all leased ex-Mississauga D60LFR units were pulled in March 2020 due to pandemic service reductions and the last unit left NFT property in July 2020 WEGO: 40' units 5301-5305 are now being used on routes 106/107 to keep them active during the off-season
  11. February 13, 2019 - 3:38pm We'll soon see electric transit buses on the streets of Grande Prairie. Today city councilors took a ride on the city's first electric bus. Manager of Transit Services Steve Harvard says the city currently owns two electric buses, which will begin their regular service in the coming weeks. “We’re expecting the first bus to be on the road next week, then the second one shortly after that. The second one is currently just getting the decals put on it,” says Harvard. “This bus should last 15 to 18 years, and the battery itself is actually designed to have a longer lifespan.” Harvard notes the city plans to acquire up to three more busses and the cost of each is about $640-thousand. The Alberta Government is paying for two-thirds of the cost of all the electric busses. How soon the city sees the three other buses depends on how long manufacturing takes, but Harvard predicts it’ll be about six months. In the spring, solar panels are going to be installed at the service centre which will be used to charge the buses. Harvard explains the new buses can operate in extremely cold weather, but for a reduced amount of time. “Temperatures have not made any significant difference. It does reduce the amount of time that the bus can be on the road because a lot of the systems are working. The heater is working a lot more, etc. – but in terms of functionality, they haven’t experienced any issues, any breakdowns or whatever because of the weather.” Harvard adds the motivation for buying electric buses was reducing emissions and making transit more efficient and cost-effective. He says although the front-end cost for these buses is higher, the operating costs significantly make up for it. courtesy everythinggp.com
  12. Wed, Feb 6, 2019 8:45 AM WEGO Blue/Green Line Service - Suspended Until Further Notice Due to the ongoing freezing rain weather event, and the closure of the Table Rock Welcome Centre, WEGO Blue service has been suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. UPDATE 9:10 AM: At this time, WEGO Blue Line and Green Line service have been suspended, Red Line service will remain but may be reduced along sections of the route in the tourist core (Murray Hill/ Clifton Hill areas).
  13. we'll know more when the proposed 2019 capital budget comes out later this month
  14. Duke going green... DUKE UNIVERSITY ADDS PROTERRA CATALYST® BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUSES AND CHARGING STATIONS TO ITS FLEET October 30th, 2018 As part of its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2024, Duke begins to electrify campus transportation Burlingame, Calif. – October 30, 2018 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Duke University is adding two 40’ Proterra Catalyst ® E2 electric buses to its fleet. Duke is the first university in North Carolina to purchase electric buses, and expects to deploy the buses on campus in 2020. “Using electric buses is a big step toward reaching our goal of being carbon neutral by 2024,” said Jason Elliott, assistant director of Sustainable Duke, part of the university’s Office of Sustainability. “The buses will be a great way for students, staff and faculty to experience the impact of the work Duke is doing in sustainability.” Since initiating the University’s climate commitment in 2007, Duke has reduced the campus greenhouse gas footprint by 24 percent. However, in the same timeframe, Duke has seen a 9 percent increase in total emissions from employee commuting, air travel and Duke-owned fleets. In order to address the impact transit has on its carbon footprint, Duke plans to phase out the purchase of hybrid and diesel-hybrid buses and will buy electric buses moving forward. The new zero-emission buses will replace two diesel vehicles from the university’s 24-bus fleet, which currently consists of hybrid-diesel and diesel vehicles. The battery-electric buses release zero tailpipe emissions, require no oil changes and use no liquid fuels. Duke expects to save approximately $924,000 in maintenance, fuel and vehicle costs over the lifespan of the two buses. As replacements for diesel vehicles, the Proterra Catalyst electric buses can also save more than 5 million pounds of carbon emissions over their 12-year lifespan. “This was an easy decision to make,” said Carl DePinto, director of Duke Parking and Transportation Services. “The buses are clean, quiet and support our goal of becoming a climate-neutral institution.” In addition to the two battery-electric buses, Duke will install two Proterra 60kW plug-in charging stations with standardized charge ports that can also be used to charge other electric vehicles in the fleet. “Duke joins a growing list of forward-thinking educational institutions implementing Proterra electric vehicle technology and creating healthier campus communities,” said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra. “We are proud to provide the Duke community with Proterra Catalyst electric buses, supporting the university’s sustainability initiatives with clean, quiet campus transportation.”
  15. still got 10 of the old first-gen VII's in Niagara Falls
  16. 2368-2369 still remain active and have at least 2 years left as their Eldorados are the next to be retired
  17. paratransit unit 2723 was retired this past January, next to retire are 2621 and 1024
  18. paratransit additions: 1730-1731 2018 Ram Promaster 2500 ; licence for 1730 is AV 26010 as for the conventional units, all are expected to be on the road late may, still awaiting Clever Devices installation
  19. delivered February 2018, to be on road in May: 1805-1808 2018 Nova LFS 40102 1809-1810 2018 Nova LFS Artic 1811 2018 Nova LFS 40102 (branded for Niagara Region Transit)
  20. Arboc SOM26D, Chevrolet chassis
  21. Welland's two newest cutaways are now in service, 1165 was sighted this morning on the Port Colborne Local
  22. on order: 4 units 2017 Nova LFS delivery TBD, all expansion 2 units 2017 Nova LFS Artic expansion, to be dedicated to route 21 2 units Ford E-450/Glaval Titan II paratransit replacements
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