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      We are saddened by the loss of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine (Jubal) Fraser who was attacked while on the job and unfortunately passed away.
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  1. 6900 entered service on Thursday, February 16. 6900 taken that morning. 6902 on the afternoon of Feb 17.
  2. Nothing. I've been watching the news portion of St. Albert's website and so far nothing. I thought I read that Denver RTD's order was taking longer... and... LA Metro returned 5 BYD's.
  3. There was a public copy I made that was watermarked, but, the thread it was in got deep sixed.
  4. Unfortunately, those particular versions were not for public consumption! I'll have to see about uploading the watermarked versions.
  5. Why isn't there an option for both singularly and in multiples?
  6. First day of expected use of Spruce Grove's buses and it's been interesting... 6901 and 6902 came out for the morning 562's, pretty much as I expected. The 560 and 561 had their usual assortment of regular ETS highway equipped buses. This afternoon though, it was all ETS buses on all Spruce Grove runs. I did see a Spruce Grove XD moving around inside of Mitchell about the time the 562 should have been pulling out, but, instead 4822 ended up on the run. Since I've actually been studying the Spruce Grove schedule the last day... It's worth noting that with the 3 routes now, Spruce Grove needs 7 buses (3 560, 3 560/561, 2 562). I believe currently they only plan to have the 6 40' buses. 6901, first 562 into Edmonton at South Campus this morning.
  7. New Flyer simply isn't winning the orders. Thanks everyone for prior comments, I've updated as needed.
  8. Edmonton: http://atu569.serveftp.com/testing-of-new-mirrors-on-buses/
  9. Maybe it has something to do with the size of Cherriots vs. TriMet? I kind of suspect that TriMet buses see a lot more service, heavier loads, longer days etc. than the local buses in a small city like Salem. I see that Salem has no bus service on President's Day? A quick check of routes, and they seem to end at 21:30 on weekdays? Do better next time when trying to compare buses between two completely different transit systems. Can you provide sources for this apparent dislike towards bus riders?
  10. I guess replace all except the Passport HD's. The funding is coming from the recent Federal announcements.
  11. Not that I'm aware of. It's sort of crept in starting with a rumour of sorts and "Services" showing up in council documents in Fall 2016, and continued on with the ETS website early this year. I suspect ETS has quite a supply of "Edmonton Transit System" decals and signage on hand. Indeed, there's a signage tender out right now which the associated signage guide hasn't been updated to reflect the chance to "Service". The tender itself also uses "System" in some places, and "Service" on only 1 document in it.
  12. Those are probably Lethbridge buses.
  13. Nonsense like this?
  14. The Vicinity is 12 year Altoona tested. For all intents and purposes it is a heavy duty bus. It is advertised as a heavy duty bus, although, it certainly has won tenders that were geared towards lighter duty buses. If US agencies are awarding orders based upon lowest bid, then Grande West will give Gillig a run for their money by the looks of it.
  15. There will be 3 Spruce Grove XD's out of Mitchell. The way things were worded before, the Spruce Grove buses will be used on the 562. However, I suspect they could turn up on any Spruce Grove route. Apparently the other 3 XD's will be here in the next few months at which point most Spruce Grove runs would be with their own buses.