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  1. translink

    Ad-wrap reports

    8061 has a brand new Telus wrap. Think of it as a very long Telus service vehicle. Was on the 99 as of 8am.
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    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Currently no train service north of Marine Drive to City Hall. So far seeing 8069, 8074 and 12007 as bridge shuttles.
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    2018 Standard 40' Bus Procurement

    Don’t be a jerk just cause you live somewhere where you can walk outside and catch a bus and not even think about it.
  4. translink

    Vancouver general sightings and notes

    Wow that’s different! I thought y’all were talking about the temp paper signs. But this is impressive! I get the lack of stop number... but at the same time... eh if it’s a temp thing it’s a temp thing. I do wish they didn’t have the part about texting bus times if they don’t have a stop number.
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    2018/2019 Electric Bus Project

    It’s 42’ and has a tag axle. It’ll have the same turning radius as a motor coach. Even then, if you’ve got a lifting tag; it’ll be about the same as a standard 40’. If you’ve got a turning tag then it’ll be even tighter like 35’.
  6. With every plan, you’re gonna have to make sacrifices. $7bill for a tunneled extension plus LRT as well as rolling stock, plus LRT ops isn’t cheap. In all honesty phase two for billions is a hell of a steal. Look at the costs associated with LRT expansion in Seattle or to the Red Line extension in LA. Contrast that to what we’re getting with approval and you tell me. I give it till phase 3 or 4 before we see expansion to UBC. You’ve got to get past all the rich point gray NIMBYs first. Based on the last ex I had from that neck of the woods... good luck.
  7. How much more work do you think phase 2 needs to justify the $7.3 billion price tag?
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    As a former regular commuter through the downtown core, I’ve got a better feel for downtown after 9pm. Assuming nothing has changed since 2015/2016. I found the crowds stopped at Nelson. So personally I’d rather Granville NB from Nelson be turned into Transit/taxi only. Leaving SB Granville from Smithe be open to regular traffic. Till about 9pm before closing Granville NB from Nelson. Instead of having the full shutdown from Drake. In an idealistic world, I’d like to see cameras positioned at intersections be able to sense when a regular driver enters the bus and taxi zone and be able to take a license plate photo to fine the driver/rental company. Or use license plate recognition software/toll tags.
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    Vancouver Special Sightings

    The regular locomotive is down for maintenance over the weekend, should be back in service by Monday.
  10. S I L V E R T R E E Nimbys will whine about anything and everything. They’ve been whining about the automall and they’ll forever whine about a bus depot bringing down their property values.
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    2018 60' Articulated Bus Order

    Surrey just happens to have 11 artics... and is also CNG fueled... could it be surrey?!
  12. translink

    Marpole - Silvertree Transit Centre

    With the planned order for double deckers is it too early to ask if silvertree will be designed for it?
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    West Vancouver Blue Bus

    Had a west van driver come through work; apparently the current rumour is that when CMBC gets the 257, West Van picks up the 240. Thoughts?
  14. translink

    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Because of the stations design; no. They would have to destroy part of the parkade to do so. From the last open house meeting at YVR; as far as I know the plan is to wait till the adjoining parkade is being rebuilt in order for a second platform to be built. I don’t believe that a second track is in the works or planned. However, there are plans for a second YVR station. As the terminal is expanded eastward.
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    TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    http://infomaps.translink.ca/System_Maps/Frequent_Transit_Network_Map.pdf Closest one dude, go nuts. Has all the FTN routes and skytrain plus roads.