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Matt Dunlop

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    Victoria, BC, Canada
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  1. Matt Dunlop

    2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    The city is revealing new details about $90 million in funding from the province for for transit through the Alberta Community Transit fund. The city says the funding will be used for upgrades to the Stadium LRT station, planning and design of a new transit garage, purchases of additional electric buses, improvements to Park & Ride facilities, design for a new LRT station and upgrading Terwillegar Drive to an expressway. “We’re excited with this investment. It allows ETS to purchase more electric buses, make transit centre improvements and, most importantly, build for the future,” said Eddie Robar, Branch Manager of Edmonton Transit Service in a written release. “The planning and design of a new transit garage is a critical step for ETS to grow our service, and would give us added flexibility and efficiency at other garages as well.” The $90 million is part of an overall spend of $215 million in ACT funding for transit initiatives across the province. The province says the funds will be paid from the Climate Leadership Plan for the first three years. https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/city-reveals-how-90-million-in-transit-funding-will-be-spent-1.4326793
  2. Have your say on upcoming transit future plans (Jubilee OR Burnside/Gorge). https://www.bctransit.com/victoria/news?nid=1529703351505
  3. 8113 is retired after 23 years of service.
  4. Rumour is that this is replacing the Arbocs
  5. A Grande West Vicinity CNG was spotted at Victoria Transit garage last Monday (Feb 18).
  6. Matt Dunlop

    Portland TriMet

    I just saw the post on Facebook and posted it here...
  7. Matt Dunlop

    Portland TriMet

    TriMet is rolling out their 3900-series Gillig BRTs along with a new livery. Built-in driver barriers on these.
  8. Ditto, saw 9047 along Old Island Hwy as a 50. I could only assume all 9040s will have exterior cameras.
  9. Matt Dunlop

    What are you eating right now?

    Pork chops and rice
  10. Just saw 9049 in LTC garage and it has CCTV cameras mounted outside the bus.
  11. Matt Dunlop

    Community Shuttle Retirement/Storage Watch

    I've seen buttons in Arbocs (Calgary has them), it just looks odd. The pull cords for the stop request makes sense, since everybody is seated in the Arbocs (at least in Victoria). Hopefully Vancouver's Arbocs won't have cloth seats, vinyl is easier to clean and more comfortable... these are very uncomfortable, at least the first two rows. The back three rows are alot more comfortable.
  12. 8098 was out yesterday (Wednesday). Could be in the shop today though.
  13. Matt Dunlop

    Last bus ride of 2018. And First of 2019

    Last ride of 2018 (New Years eve at 6pm) was a 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35-footer. First ride of 2019 was also a 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35-footer.
  14. Matt Dunlop

    BC Transit - Nanaimo

    Yeah, I agree with you, it says nothing about two new buses being purchased, it just says two new buses will be allocated to Nanaimo's Frequent Transit Network. New could be "new to Nanaimo" for all we know. https://www.bctransit.com/nanaimo/news?nid=1529702654924
  15. Updated some of the Victoria wiki with which buses have Nextride installed so far. IMPORTART UPDATE: BC Transit has locked the Victoria Nextride page *Here* until further notice. It's not going to be fully operational until closer to April.