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  1. Screw that. Seabus is one of the best things that Translink has going for it. People need to learn to slow down, stop being in such a rush and just enjoy a 15 minute trip across the water.
  2. I drive them and I still haven't figured that demonic HVAC system out 🤣
  3. Oh goodness Brian, we have soooo much to catch up on 🤣 Yeah, First is only doing the CNRL contracts at Horizon and the Albian part that they bought off Shell a few years back. After we lost the contract for FH and Kearl to Diversified, Imperial gave the contract to Diversified under the agreement that 80%(?) of the current First drivers there were to be retained so they're pretty much all up there still. The Fort Hills contract is completely gone and after the layoffs back ion 2018 some went over to Diversified and others started doing shutdowns at CNRL which became more permanent, so some of us are up there. First does have the contract for the LNG plant up at Kitimat, quite a few up there, supposedly its starting to look like Fort Hills 2.0 LOL! The last month of Fort Hills was pretty cool, just drove buses down to Edmonton, mostly to get auctioned off, flew back, and took another bus the next day. Good times man, good times. I sure miss it.
  4. 1) I'm not familiar with the 175, but passenger dynamics have changed with the pandemic so maybe they've been seeing extra demand on it. 2) Using a shuttle instead of a conventional bus is a big savings in fuel and labour costs. 3) 350 is running out of RTC because they have buses allocated for that run where STC may not have extra capacity for extra buses.
  5. Oh yeah, I use the PA quite a bit, as long as its working OK lol. Don't like the canned announcements, to soulless and generic. I liked the Seth ones better. They should seriously consider getting Ryan Reynolds to do them, the current ones are like fingernails on a chalkboard 🤣 Was on a 41 a couple of weeks ago, every time the dude stopped he'd play some announcement, God it was just down right unpleasant.
  6. Same here lol. I'm not a big "PR" kinda person anyways, so 🤷‍♂️😂
  7. Wonder why they did that? Could be that the new mask PR message wasn't updated.
  8. Seeing that none of the paddles are built to access and depart the loop, I find that unlikely especially since the new sheet starts only a few days later.
  9. I can think of a few along Macdonald and Cornwall that are within spitting distance of each other.
  10. The 354 saw a quarter million rides in 2019, while that may not seem much, if a large part of that ridership is within a small time window throughout the day, there could very well be a need to add a decker onto that run even if its only really needed between Bridgeport and the P&R.
  11. They wanted to put the deckers on the 354 but the City of White Rock doesn't want to prune the trees in order to clear the decker, so maybe thats why they put the decker on the 311 to test it out, could be why the test bus was at RTC the other week. Just a thought.
  12. They've been pulling poles at Oakridge for a couple of weeks now.
  13. Bus stop bulbs, extending the sidewalk at bus stops out so the bus doesn't have to pull in to the stop and merge its way back into the traffic.
  14. Told y'all there'll be Federal funding. Any word on how much of the $7 billion will be going to transit? BC is getting $2B with $600M ear marked for transit.
  15. Always keeping an eye on FR24, not that I can usually make it out to the airport thought lol Maybe, just maybe, Air Tahiti will like YVR so much that they'll make it a permanent fuel stop with bookable tickets for us in the future. I know, unlikely, but hey, crazier things have happened 🤣
  16. I see Matt add a "confused" emoji to my post. What confuses you about my post?
  17. I think this is the hardest 747 retirement for me to take, something about BA and the 747 especially in the Landor livery. So many memories trekking across the North Atlantic in their -200s and -400s from the Landor, thru the World Tails and the current Union Flag. So very sad.
  18. ^^^ Transit is very reliant on peak times which are very short, they need the capacity for a brief period of time during the day and it would cost more to keep the bus out on the road then it would to deadhead back after a trip or two.
  19. $600 million in Federal aid for transit in BC to start off with.
  20. ^^^ I was hoping to get a glimpse of her yesterday at work, fortunately, the flight had a slight delay in departure time so I managed to see her climbing over Richmond on my layover. So, now Air Tahiti, Air France and French Bee are using YVR for a fuel stop, pretty cool 👍
  21. BA Long haul flights re-start out of LGW this month.
  22. Lots of "transfers" get a route book and thats it.
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