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  1. Reviving an old thread but I just got a good look at bus # 1901 today. Oddly it has a rear destination sign (which was not in use).
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    Cornwall Transit

    Some ex-Cornwall Eldorado buses are for sale on Facebook Marketplace.
  3. Spotted former Greater Sudbury Transit buses 761, 762, and 763 on flatbed trucks heading eastbound on Highway 17 at Deep River. There's a few scrapyards closer to town so I'm thinking these are going to have a second life or be used for parts.
  4. Sorry I don't agree. It's checking ID and that's it. "Oh it's SUCH a hastle to take the train because I have to take 5 seconds out of my time to show my ID...." If you want to think of something shameful then you should worry about them not putting everyone's bags through a metal detector. You also can't compare verifying identification with wanting to improve service in an area. If VIA restores or improves service to areas that previously had cutbacks, then people will take it regardless of whether they have to show ID or not.
  5. Saw an advertisement on my Facebook feed stating Rider Express operations to Ottawa and Toronto starts June 28th and to go to their website for more info. But I am unable to find more info on their website or book a trip to those destinations.
  6. A variety of carriers will fill the void, some of who have already started in the West. For Ontario and Quebec we'll find out starting July 1st. I doubt one company will ever provide coast to coast service like Greyhound did.
  7. While we're all sure this has/will happen, it would be nice to see a source.
  8. A city of Ottawa perspective on deregulation as well as the names of four companies that are looking into a coalition that will run coast to coast: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-ottawas-future-inter-city-bus-service-more-players-in-deregulated-world
  9. Exploring options for Greyhound service in Ottawa: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/egan-bus-station-gone-greyhound-eyes-link-with-lrt-transitway
  10. Just to clarify, you're speaking of what's left of the Canadian operations only right?
  11. 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.
  12. Target Date for planned expansion into Quebec is now April 2021: https://riderexpress.ca/2021/01/rider-express-expanding-to-the-east/
  13. Tisdale Bus Lines 315 (MCI J4500) spotted tonight at Hunt Club and Riverside in Ottawa.
  14. 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.
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