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  1. Doesn't mean they pay attention to it....
  2. You have a point but I understand that they just weren't serviced before going out on the road
  3. Its sitting at Strasburg (Chandler) place holding.
  4. You would think that but somehow the 30footers ran out of fuel on the first day in service...
  5. Are they the LFSe? of the LFSe+?
  6. It nerver seems to nwork enough, especially on days like today after heavy snowfall where there is a ton of slush
  7. Hey all, Looking to start a thread for those of us who are in Operations who may have some trick or tips on how to troubleshoot issues we have found that come up a lot during the winter months. I'll start us off... Does anyone know a way to stop or limit the ramps on Nova LFS buses from filling with slush and freezing? This usually causes the door interlocks to stay active and stranding the bus. The only way to get the bus moving is to turn off the interlock and change off the bus. We nwere handed a hammer and a long stadard screw driver. There has got to be a better way!
  8. The Northfield garage will be their home.
  9. Has anyone seen this? Good video but far too much "just ask the Operator" No mention of trip planning with any Apps or the need to know where your going before the bus shows up. Oh, and please ask fopr the ramp or bus to be lowered or the Operator wont know of your need.
  10. The first 4 were 22016, 22017, 22018 and 22006
  11. It is visitor friendly, as long as you do a little bit of research before you go. I don't know about you but if I go anywhere that I plan on taking transit I look up the different and valid fares, some routes I may need and other stuff that I may need on my trip. All it takes is a little forethought.
  12. Well, I guess now its confirmed. Last noights Planning and Works Commitee was updated by Grandlinq. Ion has once again been delayed till April or May citing difficulties with Bombardier. I feel for the folks who are employees of Keolis and thos who are waiting for this thing to get going for their jobs to start.
  13. They are not discontinuing service to the area at all. They are adding 15 minute service and alternating a bit of an express service between Pioneer and Doon
  14. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Keolis.Canada/jobs/2058183834420200/?source=post_homepage_stream Keolis is now hiring for Operators if anyone is interested.
  15. The ION branded bus should not be used on the iXPRESS routes. They should only be used on the Cambridge only routes to get the residence used to seeing the buses.
  16. As some one on the inside, we are in dire need of P/T Operators. We usually run out of availability near the end of the week. I don't think that I have heard of some one not getting full or part of thier hours in every week. Also GRT pays their P/T Operators fopr 32 hour what it would take other jobs 40+ hrs a week to earn. Just an added thought.
  17. Please, don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.
  18. All employers check the Facebook and other social media of potential hires these days. It gives more of a real picture of who the person is. Most periodically re-check as well.
  19. Not 20... but I think ythe number was 6 for each model of bus to figure out the best placement. All should be installed by September. With an October roll out for the new fare media.
  20. This is a true statement. As of last week Voyageur has been awarded the bus plus contract, including the new 77.
  21. Actually for now the 20 will still be servicing that stop. There is some discussion about it's effectivness due to it's location.
  22. GRT is not planning any real expansion this year because Conestoga College turned down the u-pass program. The cut-away being used on the 77 belongs to Voyaguer and is contracted, for now, to operate the 77. You may not see any new buses this year. Even though there are rumours of a 2016 in the air they are not true, there are not 2016 buses on property.
  23. Info about the new proposed Waterloo GRT facilities The PCC will be held February 24, 2016 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Room 202, at the RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex, 2001 University Avenue East, Waterloo. I have a picture of the preliminary preferred design, but I can't seem to upload it at this point.
  24. Cambridge gets all Novas to make it easier for Fleet to repair them. There is more room for parts from different kinds of buses in the new Chandler garage than there is in the Conestoga garage. So Cambridge gets the same make of bus to make it easier for them to store more high use parts than if there were many different kinds of buses. It really is that simple.
  25. The last I saw we had 5 of the expansion New Flyers in the North Barn
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