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  1. Construction at Bronson and the Queensway off ramp means some or all of the lights (couldn’t tell last night from the highway) are now temporary wire lights. It’s possible that the 1960s era 8-8-8 with the double pole with cross support is now gone. The only other remaining one is the 12-8-8 on Queen at Metcalfe, which to my amazement was not replaced during the Queen St. renos for the train.
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    4637 spotted deadheading on Mackenzie Bridge yesterday afternoon.
  3. That roughly matches the number of Novas currently in service. Other than 4201, were any of the others retired due to accidents or fires?
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Agreed. Thankfully it’ll be broken up once the east-west trains are rolling (with actual passengers, lol)
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    Welcome to Ottawa growing up/becoming a big city. While the entire NCR is now 1.4 million, sometime this year the city itself will surpass 1 million in population. I’ll gladly take more transfers if the overall system reliability improves. The days of waiting 30 minutes downtown for an unreliable 94 to show up will soon be over. The length of the 94 in its present state is beyond ridiculous. It would be like having in Toronto a single bus route from Scarborough to Etobicoke.
  6. A few of them have been around since the 1980s. I remember as a kid seeing one in Hunt Club on Paul Anka getting installed circa 1988. They were rare back then though.
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    GOA transit news, info etc

    My apologies if this has already been provided, but what are the changes to each route? There was a pamphlet I grabbed with the old-new routes, but no details whatsoever. For example, I get the impression the 14 (the route I use wnd most often) is being split into 3. Where are the splits and what will the post-Confederation 14 look like?
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    OC Transpo 2019 40' bus order

    Saw 4629 twice yesterday on the 18 and 20 respectively.
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    STO bus spottings

    Even though the 1900s have been in service for about two months now, yesterday was the first time I ever saw one. 1901 on Rideau.
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    2019 Nova LFS Order

    I saw 4631 yesterday in service.
  11. I was in Renfrew on the weekend for the first time in almost a year. All of the downtown lights have been replaced and the crosswalk signals are fully yellow just like the old steel yellow ones...that are now becoming somewhat rare in the city, but these are LEDs and clearly plastic. There’s one other place where those exist in Manotick (but even those are slightly different): https://www.instantstreetview.com/@45.233882,-75.676182,297.64h,2.66p,2.93z
  12. I don't get it either. The Donald and Elaine wholesale change last week did not result in countdowns, but LED hand/walk signals. Another question: Does anyone know why perfectly functioning traffic lights get replaced (i.e. doesn't break and there's no rebuilding of the intersection/street)? I know the gradual switchover to LEDs is a reason, but old lights can and have been retrofitted.
  13. Wow I didn't know any of those still existed in the city as they were very rare to begin with. Same with this, which were really unique (front): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Greenfield+Ave+%26+Main+St,+Ottawa,+ON+K1S+1A9/@45.4144353,-75.681082,3a,15y,186.76h,98.4t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7Ww2YqnhdTdu56Y1tuifUg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce05a474858b85:0x9b167c929496e049!8m2!3d45.4143417!4d-75.6811099 (and back): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Greenfield+Ave+%26+Main+St,+Ottawa,+ON+K1S+1A9/@45.4141798,-75.6809403,3a,16.7y,301.39h,99.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sclePQXuRbQLyAtyVammCyg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce05a474858b85:0x9b167c929496e049!8m2!3d45.4143417!4d-75.6811099 That's true eh. Baseline and Woodrooffe was also a late changeover until the whole intersection was changed in I think late 2017. I know there is still at least one 12-8-8-12 steel light. It's at Nicholas and Daly: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nicholas+St+%26+Daly+Ave,+Ottawa,+ON+K1N+9M7/@45.4260235,-75.6881646,3a,75y,14.97h,91.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWPh7a7pbQ7_Qsj4zYPfHAw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x4cce0501423eb997:0x852b8de923202ded!8m2!3d45.4254879!4d-75.6894408 Does anyone know whether Google has gotten rid of Street View History? I seems to have disappeared or is there a new way of accessing it? EDIT: Apparently it's a temporary bug with google street view.
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    TTC GM Fleet Reminiscing

    Perhaps the 10,000th Canadian built GM bus? It would have been a very late New Look delivery...must be '83. Weren't there around 25,000 New Looks in total built?
  15. Lights at Donald and Elaine were completely changed earlier this week. Here's a pic as to how it used to look: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4290775,-75.6371978,3a,75y,105.4h,91.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOFws_ffWd_KERfFP8tnTOQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Also St. Laurent and Hemlock were fully changed about a month ago. Here are the oldies: https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4497652,-75.6521659,3a,75y,64.18h,96.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNvH3Xomra_-U5YokO6XIrA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656