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J. Bullock

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  1. Not much of a priority at this point. Seaton development needs to build up more before DRT could feasibly start serving the terminal. Rumours of the 915 serving Cornell have been circulating ever since the terminal was planned, but I can't see that happening before Seaton development. The 915 is better suited to extend to Markham and Steeles before Cornell. That being said, there was a proposal of a DRT route along Highway 7, but with GO service along that corridor, I can't say for sure how much of a priority that is either.
  2. I suspect the high winds, poor road conditions, and the overall design of the bus contributed to the crash, as opposed to some sort of technological flaw. Yes, 40km/h in manual mode.
  3. The attendant isn't permanent, just temporary until the trial run is done, this is to ensure safety and reliability, in case the vehicle malfunctions and manual control is required. The child limitation also has to do with liability. The Region doesn't want the onus on them, and rightfully so. Children on public transport can sometimes be a handful... I'm sure these regulations will be dropped when the trial period is over.
  4. It's also because of some runs interlining with Pulse/Non-Pulse routes, in particular N1.
  5. Lower fares and enhanced service is a bit of an oxymoron. A lot of service enhancements are costed by farebox return. Subsidized costs on monthly passes and single ride tickets are more obtainable. Free service for those under 12, the U-Pass program and Access Passes already break down barriers to access when it comes to public transit. DRT fares are on par with the rest of the local systems under the Metrolinx umbrella.
  6. A simple solution to this would be introducing service on Dryden Boulevard. The long awaited bridging of the gap between Anderson and Thickson was completed several months back, enabling continuous service along the corridor. A loop around 605 Rossland, and heading east along Dryden to Thornton, straight down to Thornton Corners. Peak directional, with limited midday service between Thornton/Dryden & 605. A case could also be made for bringing back the old 469/470 School Trippers, and repurposing them as GO Shuttles. Bi-directional in peak periods, northbound to serve MCVI and Paul Dwyer in the morning, returning south to serve Thornton Corners... vice versa in the PM Rush. Most of the ridership on the Thornton corridor were students.
  7. Is this confidential information supposed to be shared with the general public?
  8. Except that the TTC is already broke! With the Durham College/UOIT Bus Loop closed for commencement ceremonies today + tomorrow, all 52 trips will service temporary stops along Simcoe Street.
  9. Durham College Loop is closed today and tomorrow for commencement ceremonies, all buses are serving stops on Simcoe Street only. https://bit.ly/37WLK3P
  10. Would that happen to be on Wednesday? I saw it fly past me eastbound around Liverpool.
  11. 9101 was out for training yesterday.
  12. My step mom's family used to own Dagmar Resort before they sold it off in the late 2000's. They were consulted on a similar concept pitched by APTA. Dagmar put out a survey that garnered little support, causing the service to never get off the ground. It's an interesting idea, and while I support it, I don't believe it's feasible at this point in time. Most people that ski + snowboard tend to prefer driving their own vehicles.
  13. They are the new decals used for fleet numbers when the old ones peel off. Various D40LF units have them.
  14. 7100 was out today for driver training.
  15. The Service Plan was designed to be altered as development progresses. A great example is the booming Windfield Farms neighbourhood in Oshawa's north end. The service plan incorporated service to this area but didn't forecast development to excel at the rate it currently is. The PIC's are an opportunity for the general pop to voice their concerns pertaining to the areas they use transit.
  16. Peel Region also includes Caledon...
  17. The new garage will be in North Whitby, not North Oshawa, it is being constructed on already-owned municipal land.
  18. Pulse is using the "Centennial Circle" bus loop, nothing big in terms of changes, however, i've noticed that buses will get backed up trying to turn left onto Ellesmere off S/B Military... there's no left turn advance, but I seem to suspect that one will be put in soon. A cardboard box in Scarborough? Must've run you 1,500 w/o utilities... my dumpster behind the Food Basics at Morningside and Lawrence is 1,200 in lot fees... parking extra.
  19. DRT hires part time to start, after 2 years, you can expect to be full time. PT pay tops out around 32 (w/o benefits), not sure about FT. Pension is run through OMERS... Hope that helps.
  20. TTC and GO still serve the bus loop, the loop they are using at Centennial is for DRT only.
  21. Multiple injuries reported after TTC bus slams into hydro pole, police say
  22. Here's the live GTFS feed: https://transitfeeds.com/p/durham-region-transit/642 It's public forum (or "Open Data) under the Region of Durham's MFIPPA act: https://www.durham.ca/en/regional-government/open-data.aspx (you can search the keyword "transit") Where did you get the impression that the data has not been published..?
  23. DRT's live data is a GFTS feed, which is public forum.
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