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  1. Peterborough Transit

    Speaking of buses going to the scrappers, going past the works yard on the weekend noticed one the handivans sittings there without any Peterborough Transit decals. Friends who use the van service haven't heard of any units being delivered (new vans had been rumoured/promised for 3 years now) so does that mean the vehicle in question is going?
  2. Peterborough Transit

    Talking to a few drivers and they seem to like what they've seen so far and think he's going to give things a much needed shake up. Have heard that under Noakes the supervisors were getting fulltime pay for part time work (doing 4 hours a day) and had gotten quite comfortable with that arrangement. Having to work full time to earn their pay check isn't sitting too well.
  3. Peterborough Transit

    Seems the new replacement for Gary Noakes is shaking things up already. He's implemented a system where supervisors are now having work rotating weekends and split shifts and it's not sitting well with some. One supervisors who's been with transit for many years has handed in their notice. Sounds like this guy could be just the broom Peterborough transit needs.
  4. Peterborough Transit

    Guess you could turn off High Street at the entrance where the Monaghan comes in and then back out where there the lights are (I guess you could call it the Keg Entrance). It be looping a bit but only a few dozen metres. Don't know if there would be enough slack in the timetable to allow it though. Major Bennett is quiet passenger wise but it's still got distance.
  5. Peterborough Transit

    That seems to be trend now for the long weekends in summer. Lansdowne Street goes from mad to totally nuts and it throws things off with the buses. Then again Thursday wasn't much better. Wonder how viable a direct shuttle would be for Lansdowne Place. Most people to the mall seem to get off a the stop outside Sears on Monaghan Rd then back on at the food court stop with seemingly little in between. There's also the Lansdowne and Major Bennett buses which go past. In theory the later could be utilized for mall shoppers but practicality is another matter.
  6. Peterborough Transit

    Vassilidais might want it in place but whether Jones can deliver is another question. I'm waiting to see if the low income earners ticket makes it into the budget for 2018. Jones didn't have the documentation etc. ready in time for it go when council was doing the budget for 2017 so it didn't start this year. Given what I've heard on another transit matter involving documentation that's coming up on 12 months late I'm not going to hold my breath.
  7. Air Canada

    next time she's up for a major check (C Check?) they'll probably send to the Arizona boneyard prior to be turned into scrap. Though in terms of years she's not much older than the ex-QANTAS 767s WestJet bought but I guess it comes down to the cycles.
  8. Air Canada

    No an unknown incident but it's a worry (same for the reverse where pilots have to taken off from the taxi way) given that taxiways don't have landing lights, threshold markings etc etc have to wonder how pilots manage to line up with them - especially with instruments and navigational aids in a modern aircraft. Perhaps additional markings are required (say a big red cross at the end of the taxi way)
  9. Peterborough Transit

    . redundant.
  10. Peterborough Transit

    have heard comments that transit hasn't replaced gary noakes yet and generally seem very quiet on the issue that at least 4 drivers submitted job applications for the position. rumors still going around about the possible departure of kevin jones.
  11. Peterborough Transit

    transit management really doesn't instill me with much confidence.
  12. Peterborough Transit

    Given there was no screaming sirens etc and the bus could be scene as we pulled out of walmart the bus could be seen sitting on chemong road without emergency services in attendance. Secondly notifications of delays due to MVC involving buses have been sent out in the past such as a couple of months back when the a bus hit a pedestrian. No quite a MVC but notifications were sent out twice last week when there was medical emergency on two difference buses at two difference times.
  13. Peterborough Transit

    Anyone know who's responsible for sending out mybeats on transit issues? Waiting for the Chemong bus at Walmart this afternoon and 2 buses were a no-show. A person who'd been waiting since 3:15 said the 3:20 bus didn't show up and neither did the 3:40 but what was believe to be a #2 went down Chemong Road at 3:52. The driver who on the bus that stopped at 4:00 said the other bus had been involved in an accident but there was absolutely no mybeat message about the situation. Given that weather/road works and mechanical issues are playing major havoc with the transit at the moment, maybe management should pull the finger out and keep the riders better informed. The facility is there but they aren't using it fully.
  14. read the report on the Aviation Herald and was dumbstruck. How in the 7 hells do you have procedures that don't require pilots to monitor distance and altitude on final approach? Heads need to roll at Air Canada and I'm not necessarily talking about the flight crew's Airbus is being sued by Air Canada over the accident with claims about not having particular equipment aboard and it's also being sued by the passengers. Given that the lawsuits from the passengers is probably following on from Air Canada's it will be interesting to see where things go. Other than points 6,7 & 8 under section 3.2 I'm not seeing anything that really supports legal action against the manufacture. Point 6 about impact absorption could applied to just about any aircraft from any manufacture and something I don't know if we currently have the designs or technology to do anything about.
  15. Peterborough Transit

    not related to the acceleration problem the TTC experienced with their articulated fleet?
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