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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

    The woman on the left needs to justify her $200k+/yr salary...
  2. As mentioned in Today's Sightings, yesterday was the first day the 219XX went in service for the public on routes out of GASH division. 21901, 21902, and 21912 were personally spotted by me. These buses were pressed in to service to allay the cancellation fest that has also been plaguing us. In our 2019 series buses with 2018 VINs, for the moment there are no opus readers, fare boxes, GPS, or radios. So if you are frugal with your cash, hop on one of our buses ASAP. Our general manager said that these are expansion buses, so perhaps there is hope that our 2-00XX series buses live a little longer but time will tell...
  3. SMS

    Transit Model Thread

    This is why I am happy to have purchased from the first run; I bought blank sign buses, so that I could use decals from said first run.
  4. SMS

    Transit Model Thread

    After a slight hiatus, Rapido is back in full force with new liveries: TTC (via TTC SHOP online): 3 different liveries (CLRV, modern, and maroon) in both standard ($59.95) and deluxe ($79.95) formats, for all details and bus numbers (five of each!) visit: https://www.ttcshop.ca/collections/models GREYHOUND (via AWESOME DIECAST): 1964 New York World's Fair #236, limited run of 480 buses, not specified if the model is standard or deluxe, price $65.63 (unsure if USD or CAD), all details available at: http://www.awesomediecast.com/rapido-1-87-gm-new-look-transit-bus-greyhound-1964-new-york-worlds-fair/ MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT and HAMILTON STREET RAILWAY (via CVRCO): MSRP in USD standard $69.95 and deluxe $89.95, for all details and bus numbers (four of each), visit: http://www.cvrco.ca/Whats_Coming/ho#Rapmissbus I tried to look on the Rapido website as of this date for news of this, including the newsletters, but sadly there is no news for the moment. Happy hunting, everybody!
  5. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    Finally after decades of waiting!
  6. Two days ago, 22-400 was on the 168 during rush hour
  7. SMS

    CIT Sightings

    Perhaps October-November, definitely this past fall. I am downtown three days a week and I do not see the old V anymore sadly... I see the D40LF/R for Richelain much more often!
  8. SMS

    STS shebrooke rare sightings

    Thanks, but next time please post the above in Today's sightings. Thread closed.
  9. SMS

    Today's Sightings

    Turn and burn at terminals is not a big deal for a veteran operator. In either case, Roxboro has no facilities to speak of... I would take care of my business at Fairview before proceeding further. Your positive comments are appreciated... the culture of entitlement often demands premium service regardless of weather conditions or traffic! What else do you expect from a CLICKBAIT blog using secondary and tertiary sources
  10. SMS

    STM 39-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    Not anymore you're not!
  11. SMS

    Société de transport de Montréal

    They have no choice if Du Collège will once again become the temporary terminus of the Orange line, when Côte-Vertu shuts down for the garage construction in the arrière-gare.
  12. SMS

    CIT Sightings

    The last time I saw a V running for Ste-Julie, it was always during rush hour either on route 325 or 600.
  13. SMS

    STM 39-XXX Delivery Watch / Sightings

    On Friday night I saw 39-018 on 161W at Plamondon stn. Very ugly seats inside and some 37000 (or something) license plate at the rear. Not impressed at all if this is the future of buses in Montreal. And to think that Plante wants 300 more of these types of vehicles!
  14. Too difficult to crew out, so KISS method applies.
  15. SMS

    Société de transport de Montréal

    Farewell Saint-Denis, we hardly knew ye!