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Michel

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  1. That’s the beauty of deregulation - let the customers decide who they prefer more and may the best company win. I doubt we will see Greyhound ever run out of Ontario again. In fact their service reductions and eventual suspension was the main reasons Ontario Northland expanded their offerings. They are providing essential service to many small communities. I can actually see them reducing that service once other carriers startup and continue focus on those small communities and feed into the bigger cities where Rider Express and Coach Canada would be running.
  2. Target Date for planned expansion into Quebec is now April 2021: https://riderexpress.ca/2021/01/rider-express-expanding-to-the-east/
  3. Tisdale Bus Lines 315 (MCI J4500) spotted tonight at Hunt Club and Riverside in Ottawa.
  4. Wheelchair lifts are still considered an option on the MCI J4500 feature list . Now whether the coaches are new or used (TBD), if they are fully decaled at this point then I doubt there will be any retrofit.
  5. This is very surprising (and curious) to hear.
  6. I understand that the pandemic has changed everything and it will be interesting to see how the industry moves forward. When Greyhound went through that massive bus refurbishment program, while it modernized the coaches, I just thought that was a wrong move.
  7. I'm not sure I 100% agree with this. If I speak specifically about Greyhound, many routes were subsidized by the Government. I think they just failed to evolve - or at the very least show the Government that they deserved continued support. And when other transportation methods became available or more attractive that's when they began to decline. For only a few dollars more I could get direct service with ride sharing (even with an illegal shuttle service), Via Rail's high frequency corridor, or a quick hop on a airplane. Just a few idea off the top of my head I think that they maybe
  8. Michel

    Westjet

    That's exactly what I thought! The last 767 left Calgary 3 months ago and some (if not all) are already in the process of being converted to freighters.
  9. This article confirms the sale of 3 garages including the one in Ottawa - https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-scotland-scotland-business-55497587
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    Oakville Transit

    The seller is not the Town of Oakville. Chances are the bus was already purchased direct and is being resold.
  11. Rider Express has officially applied to run in Ontario and Quebec: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=2068031
  12. Couple of new photos posted yesterday. 6058 is one of them.
  13. Ottawa Metro Towing & Recovery has posted a couple of photos on their Facebook Page of some 102 DL3 buses being towed to the scrapyard.
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