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  1. Brando737

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    The suburbans are being delivered right now. They were spotted in Calgary. Link to photos in the random photos thread.
  2. As per the schedule, yes. However we have been directed to pick up and drop off at Park Royal both ways.
  3. Brando737

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    This was a planned fallback. And whenever the system is in fallback, either planned or not, there is no real time data. Not sure what the exact backup system is though.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    I believe the new livery on the incoming artics will only be for artics. I'm assuming 40 footers will be the current livery. I could be wrong, we shall see though.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Curious if they might run a few out of BTC to see how they are on the hills of North Van, but I doubt it.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    I think your refering to the "Not Serviced" card used to inform service personnel that a bus hasn't been fueld.
  7. Brando737

    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    It's a piece of paper they use for "bus held for.......". They do use it for a veriety of things such as retirement, long term BO waiting for a part, needing some sort of inspection, something new to be installed etc.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Derp, brain fart. Sorry about that.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Apparently 18001 is in Pork Kells at Cullen.
  10. Brando737

    Collisions and Incidents thread

    S531 most likely. However I don't think 16120 will be retired. I'll try to remember to check BTC tomorrow before my shift.
  11. Brando737

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    If this was to happen, I would assume all current employees at WVT would become a part of the Union local relating to thier position. I would hope there would be no layoffs as this could be a forced transition, not voted on by the employees. As for seniority, I'm not sure how that would be handled in this situation. I'm sure they would try to accommodate as best they could since this would be forced and not voluntary. The other factor in this is the city of West Vancouver itself. I've only heard rumours, nothing official, that West Vancouver wants out of managing its own transit system and its contract with Translink expires at the same time as the current collective agreement which is March 31st 2019 and that would be a perfect time for them to get out and transfer everything over to Translink and CMBC. For the shuttle routes, I would hope that the new North Van depot would accommodate the routes on the north shore as that alone might be enough for a shuttle base. If not maybe have the downtown shuttle routes operate from there as well. WVT does not have shuttle and conventional seperate, any driver can drive any route on any bus. On the topic of barriers, they were forced by WCB. Operators did not ask for them like they did with the AC.
  12. Brando737

    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    They should have better organized the current numbering system. Right now the numbers are in order of whatever type gets ordered first. Should have been kept to this best they could: YR000 for Artics YR100 for CNG YR200 for Diesels YR300 for Hybrids YR400 for Suburbans I realize some large orders may have made this somewhat difficult, but at least they would have some structure of numbers to type like the old system. If a certain type ran into anothers allocated number range and the other type was coming at the same time, they could've started that other type at the next 10 if that makes any sense.
  13. Brando737

    Ad-wrap reports

    There are plenty of other blank buses that could be put to use for advertising so I'm not sure this is the issue. It may not have been as affective as they wanted it to be so just decided to take it down. They should have 3 buses at each depot with these ad wraps to get the word out everywhere in my opinion.
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    New Flyer D40LF Retirement / Storage watch

    Usually at Amix in Surrey, you can see it from the north side of the Patullo bridge. Although more recently some have been scrapped at a place in Langley that you could get to by taking the 342 from Langley Center where it does that little loop around to get onto Hwy 10.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Depending on how many people sign that and it becomes a big enough issue maybe they will look at having an express from 22nd to Steveston via Railway. Routing should be 22nd Stn, Hwy 91 (Westminster Hwy if traffic is bad), Garden City, Granville and continue on 406 routing with limited stops. Limited stops should be 22nd Stn, Hwy 91 @ Westminster, Lansdowne, No 3 Rd and drop off only at all stops along 406 route. Same on the return, but pick up only along 406 route. Maybe route through Cook, No 3 and Granville if the demand requests it. Could be every 15 minutes during peak hours and 20-30 minutes any other time. Not likely to happen, but it would be a good option in my opinion.
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