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M. Parsons

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  1. 8041 was delivered today, complete with white LED signs, so, it seems ETS is moving to white from amber.
  2. But parts supply problems for BYD operators existed before the pandemic.
  3. Clearly, the conductor rail systems that are a component of overhead catenary systems are completely different than the 3rd rail being discussed.
  4. Oh hell yeah! I remember December 1992! Riding into Union Station on GO Transit from Scarborough. Near Christmas with my Grand Mother. Using the underground pedway. Don't remember the specific building, but I sure remember visiting her floor of the offices of CIBC... Looking out the window an wondering: "Why the hell are trolleybuses from Edmonton down there?" At the time I honestly thought that just meant any trolleybus, in any City looked like Edmonton's BBC's. My exposure to trolley buses at this point was Edmonton and Toronto, so, I think you can forgive my assumption!
  5. As one of the webmasters of Barp, it would preferable that you just linked back to the original image instead of uploading it separately to this board. It's small, the but for the person who supplies the hosting for this board, it means they don't lose storage and bandwidth to an image this is already hosted on the internet. Thanks.
  6. ETS's are not necessarily older. I'd have to look at some slides in my collection to try to narrow down when, but the original mirrors on Edmonton's cars were more of an oval compared to the mirrors that were retrofitted that are a rectangle with rounded corners. They did use the original mount and arm.
  7. We'll what comes of this. Clearly ETS hasn't taken it seriously. https://globalnews.ca/news/8544152/edmonton-bus-blind-sports-review/?utm_source=%40GlobalEdmonton&utm_medium=Twitter
  8. That link has a second Tweet that says service will run as usual.
  9. Do you really think a nicely restored vehicle like that is going to get scrapped?? Why even make a stupid post like that?
  10. Clearly you haven't looked beyond Winnipeg? Like, 300 km north to Edmonton where electric buses have run as long as 15 hours on a single charge and only have deport recharging?
  11. That's a pretty minor downside. How about, where do you realistically get the close to, if not more than, $200 million to replace fare and advertising revenues? Where does the funding (capital and operating) come from for all of the new service created by free transit?
  12. You are perhaps jumping to conclusions. Wait for the TTC's final report. Edmonton's Proterra's have had some teething issues which did look pretty grim at times. Right now there's about 5 MIA buses. That is a SIGNIFICANT improvement from 1 year ago. Longest block we are aware of was 15 hours long. There might have even been a 16 hour block, so, as they've learned more about the buses the utilization has improved. I would imagine the same thing will play out with the TTC with improvements over the first report.
  13. What profit? Virtually all transit service nation wide operates at a loss and is subsidized by taxpayers. There is no profit to be made in transit.
  14. Mine usually don't last long enough to make it to the fridge.
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