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    Admin | STM MR-63 81-501 last day in service 21 June 2018

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    YHU (Longueuil, QC)
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    President and Co-Founder, YUL Bus Charters (established 2005, operational 2006)

    Bus driver with Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) since February 2011.

    RTL is my first interest, all other companies - including those that I have chartered from - are secondary.

    Various collections of schedules, reports, flyers, maps, signs, fare media, other memorabilia, bus model collecting.

    Research and photography of urban transportation for archival purposes.

    All opinions expressed are my own and do not represent those of the RTL.

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  1. SMS

    Société de transport de Montréal

    Farewell Saint-Denis, we hardly knew ye!
  2. SMS

    Bombardier Flexity Deliveries

    4512 seen testing on Queen West Saturday night!
  3. 3444 sighted Friday on Hwy 401 W in Prescott ON on delivery. Destination sign: 69 Warden South...
  4. We are shutting down for the year. See you in 2019!
  5. RTL slated to receive 5 of these BYD buses, to be based out of Longueuil bus garage. No idea of routes yet but let's hope not to see them on heavy 8 or 73 for instance.
  6. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    21844 often on the 44 in PM rush! I get a real kick out of this at RTL but the odds are easier for it. The bus routes here can have low numbers and every year we buy new buses, so the probability is pretty good for everything to line up. There is zero tolerance at (I suspect) most bus companies for jumping the gun ahead of time from a terminal. So either this driver was ridiculously late or the driver was an extra. Fairview usually has a CO to monitor the drivers, and even if no management is present, the technology is out there to describe everything. I do not see why the driver would risk a summons and possible suspension, even if he or she was doing the crappiest shift of all time. Please post RTL first gen sightings in its dedicated thread, thank you!
  7. SMS

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    I don't know why the usual posters in this thread did not comment, but I will offer the choice... the thread can be renamed if we have consensus. I personally have no vested interest since I don't care for most STM buses, least of all 2002 buses that I frequently drive at RTL... I thought that the reference for the retired buses was the first post on Page 1 courtesy of updates from Joseph and others. That being said, I do not think that the topic title is inaccurate. At the same time, if there are true fans of the 22-XXX series, they can converge of this topic and post here instead of wasting time and bandwidth in Today's Sightings thread.
  8. SMS

    Cornwall Transit

    Thanks for the clarifications, it's true that I missed the launch date posted above. Here is hoping that the modified network works out. However I was also curious to learn if and when the restructuring of the system will take place. Earlier, there was talk of eliminating the downtown transfer point with through service, and having the transfer instead at St Lawrence College. I guess that this is not what is happening in a week's time?
  9. There is a new dial-a-ride service in St-Bruno-de-Montarville: http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/fr-CA/services/alademande/ French only
  10. SMS

    Cornwall Transit

    Any ideas when the new network will be going live, please? We would love to do a Cornwall Transit fan trip with the old routes and the old system before they vanish. Here is hoping you can also be our operator.
  11. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    Today 21606 on the 6 and 21705 on the 5!!
  12. SMS

    Cornwall Transit

    Thanks for the update, 13382. Can you please tell us if a new system map will be printed?
  13. Note: I would like to apologize to FelixINX and other board members for accidentally deleting the original thread and posts. I had hoped to merge them as requested and sadly in the process they were lost. Please continue to post all questions and concerns here. Let's all wish FelixINX the best of luck for this great new app. I wish this was around ten years ago!
  14. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    0011 run had an LFSe last evening pm rush on the 36. Many years ago, I guided a driver on 216W who mistakenly took Pitfield Blvd at the A13-A40 junction.
  15. SMS

    STM 22-XXX Retirement Watch

    No problem finding 22-000 in Cité Multimedia during PM rush, in the past few days, I can attest to having seen these on 168, 178, and even on the 61.