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armorand

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  1. Speaking of bus shortages... 7964-7980?
  2. I presume theres no such thing as CPS/peace officer checks at 39 Ave anymore? The focus is always on the other stations, but rarely do I ever see any at 39 Ave. Its also why I purposely take the 10 between there & Downtown now, if I have to be anywhere in that area on foot. Its just not safe anymore.
  3. Considering Airdrie is quickly becoming twice the size of Brandon, MB & comparing the size/route coverage of Brandons transit system with one twice its size, 10-15x closer to the nearest major city... I'm surprised they aren't trying to make more of an effort to actually expand Airdrie Transit as opposed to 2-3 bus routes and an express service that somehow is "enough" for a city of almost 80,000 people, with extra thousands of workers & jobs nearby.
  4. I was referring to all the stabbings, roving gangs of junkies & scaring off any *remaining* potential transit riders left out there... the service issues, I mean, I grew up in Winnipeg & can waltz around buses if I need to. That's easy to do with Google & Transit55, now. Situation is workable, even though its now forcing people even more to avoid CT altogether... But the whole safety situation... like how hard is it to throw some peace officers on the trains, like olden times? I remember when there used to be two to three separate teams sometimes on the Red Line, hopping in between the cars checking tickets & clearing out stations for 8 hours straight. Or maybe actual cop patrols might help? Brentwoods pretty much a flop house, after 5pm, no sign of peace officers ANYWHERE in the NW at night. Me & my roommates have been forced to start getting rides & taking Ubers, JUST to get home safe lately. Why not do something about it, so whatevers left of ridership DOESN'T get decimated any more than it already is? At least in Winnipeg, the cops took it seriously... why can't they do that here? The "1400 cameras" can only do so much... and clearly, it doesn't deter shit from 99% of these people doing these things, either. Why can't security be taken seriously on CT? WT takes it seriously. Way less resources back home, as well... theres just no excuse for CT & the municipal govt to let it transform into 80s-era New York subway-level anarchy. I'm not arguing for 110% perfect safety, but when it gets to the point where someone with a train & 2 buses to work can BARELY get to/from work, especially without some sort of "CPS matter" making a near 2-hour commute to work even worse (especially since CT refuses to do crosstown routes from the NW up/down Sarcee to West & SW Calgary)... or when my roommate has to tip toe thru the needles at Brentwood after rush hour, then thats a massive problem for trying to get people to keep using public transit, let alone BACK onto CT for daily commuting.
  5. And along with the safety issues on the trains & in the stations, exactly how will this all boost ridership...?
  6. Winnipegs have barely left the garage either IIRC, minus Route 20 runs to the airport, all of that time as well... unless Calgary short-turns buses at SH, or builds a terminus charging station (MAX routes, Route 3 come to mind), it'll be kind of hard to maintain those buses in regular service, especially on random dispatches to places without charging stations. Unless thats the plan? Throwing charging stations at Whitehorn, Brentwood etc?
  7. Western Flyer, maybe? IIRC (since i haven't been on CPTDB regularly in years), these are potentially D700's from Western Flyer, before they came out with the more box-like D-800s & D-901s by the 1970s & 1980s (before the NFI rebrand in 1987). Compare features to the D-800s. http://www.busdrawings.com/Transit/manitoba/winnipeg/d80035/1976d8009635/080281-802winnipeg702.jpg More than likely a Western Flyer (or Flyer Industries) D-700 model bus.
  8. Considering the bottlenecks coming back... is it possible they're going to short-turn the northern section of Route 3 at Downtown, and implement something else entirely between Downtown & Heritage?
  9. ? i don't get it. Unless its from a U2, a leftover GM/MCI seat or something?
  10. "To ensure our revenues keep pace with city growth" So are they planning to start some route expansions? Maybe even a BRT down Sarcee, so i don't have to spend 3-4 hours a day on transit to Westhills & back, when its not even a 15 minute car ride from there to Crowfoot...? Big $$$ idea there, too: MAX BRT, from Crowfoot to Anderson, via Sarcee, Westhills & Tsuu Tina. Line it up with COP/Three Hills too & that would actually work out really well, using the new western Stoney section. Speed up transit considerably.
  11. 942 just drove right past me, 7th Ave & 5 St SW (Calgary). Apparently its now a party bus...
  12. "CPS matter" Honestly, Lions Park has been getting pretty bad lately. Maybe if there were more actual patrols & cops around there? Or maybe consider having security guards from the mall walk along the street at least at the property line, to deter these things? Because I think I saw what shut it down Tuesday afternoon when I was SB to Downtown (a bunch of druggies punching eachother), which could've obviously been prevented if CPS & others would do station patrols more than when they *have* to, and clear out whats looking more and more like homeless encampments & blatant drug use meters away from families & their kids waiting for the trains/buses at Lions Park station.
  13. Curious... what is the 47 ridership like, since it got extended to the U of M?
  14. Curious - does Wesman sell buses in running condition, if offered? Or strictly salvage work?
  15. 6061 on the 82, at 10am. Seems a little extreme, unless the 82 really does fill up those five-dozen seats like crazy, outside of rush hour...
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