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armorand

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  1. Gotta admit though: at least compared to how bad Winnipeg Transit apparently is right now, I haven't seen any pass-ups much lately. Which is definitely a good sign. Even if CT refuses to run four-car trains & throws all their buses on school runs instead of assigning the extra service to normal routes to help people out around the city...
  2. With all of that transit way frequency, and pass-ups are somehow getting WORSE?!?!?! My god... Winnipeg Transit must be screwing up hard lately, especially compared to when I used to live there growing up. At this point, maybe they were better off building LRT after all. Especially with a vast majority of these pass-ups presumably involving the U of M, since Downtown Winnipeg's pretty much a ghost town after COVID, maybe they could cut their precious St. Vital services & send some of those buses onto the Transitway and towards the U of M.
  3. Questions: 1) what was the old Route 156 for? 2) can Route 156 be revived and revised to serve Tsuu Tina, along with Woodbine and the MY connection/transfer point as well? 3) can 56, MY and 125/126/99 etc, be timed so they can all feed the revived 156 route? 4) Route 150 currently terminates at Anderson... if it was extended west from Anderson, took over former 156 routing along Woodland Drive, AND also serves Tsuu Tina... would that not also boost ridership enough to give CT serious thought about extending the 150 further West, to make up for lost 156 service in Woodbine, serve Tsuu Tina & also help feed some service on the other SW feeders? Along with obvious employment benefits of being able to have direct bus service to the SE from Woodbine, also reducing traffic jams along Deerfoot/Anderson, and filling up the 150 to the point where it will finally get full sized buses as well? Win-win situation. CT needs to start thinking about more than just short loops and endless layovers lol, like what happened with the 111, if it exists - people WILL use it. And if it means getting to leave the car home in lieu of direct bus service from Woodbine to Douglasdale/SE via Anderson Station, it also reduces pressure on the 92/96, and speeds up transit as well to the point where it's actually attractive to bus to work. Other SW routes & route review opinion: I do like it, however the 78 really didn't need to be routed through the newer suburbs when it could've been serviced by the 102 (402) or a community shuttle route instead. A rush hour shuttle would've probably sufficed.
  4. At least in Winnipeg, WT ended some routes randomly so least people who couldn't get home/ Downtown could at least get halfway there... Calgary should start doing the same thing, ESPECIALLY with trains to the NW & West after 12:30am. If they can't go all the way there, why not short-term it at Brentwood, Westbrook or something? That way, basic CTrain coverage is maintained, and anyone going W/NW would just have to taxi/Uber/walk from Brentwood/Westbrook versus all the way from downtown or elsewhere. Would much rather pay for a $12 Uber from Anderson at 2am than a $40 ride from downtown, or walking a few hours after work to get anywhere... I'm sure people living west of Westbrook & north of Brentwood would agree as well, some service is better than none. I mentioned it on CPTDB years ago, but basically something like this: Basic CTrain service 00:00 to 05:00 - Brentwood to Anderson (Fish Creek alternative since there's no safe way to walk south from Anderson at night to Somerset?). Westbrook to Whitehorn. 45 & 60 minute frequencies on all MAX routes, the 1, 9, 23, 38, 43, the 300 and the 302 between 11pm to 5am when service resumes. Basic service achieved. Covers most of Calgary. Anyone in suburbia needing the bus/train would at least save Uber/cab $$$ and thus also retain some level of ridership overnight. It also wouldn't screw over people that need late night/overnight jobs, and gives them options off the train as well, so safety boost would also exist - especially at the overnight terminus points with the extra people & buses around, also reducing shady activity. It might actually be possible to pull off an overnight transit service plan with CT. Minimal resources, basic coverage, makes everybody happy. Why it isn't a reality in a city of 1.2 (maybe 1.3 by now) million people, in the pre-1970 urbanized sections of the city, or even just the main employment corridors, astounds me.
  5. Considering the extreme lack of mobility for cars in neighborhoods around the traps, along with pissed suburbanites complaining about commutes (and Uber lack of access = higher fares), I assume the Scenic Acres & Ranchland ones will be priority on the list. Those two have definitely been the most annoying. But the Center St one... that would be interesting. Traffic management perhaps?
  6. True, but even when I used to transitfan, either it was all public, or I snuck thru Osborne Station while it was under construction for pics when i was younger lol. Doing that thru "official" WT sites might get your dad in trouble with his job & potentially cost him his employment. Its safer to stick to the City Council meeting notes. But then again, been on here almost 10 years, what would I know
  7. Speaking of bus shortages... 7964-7980?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. And along with the safety issues on the trains & in the stations, exactly how will this all boost ridership...?
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. ? i don't get it. Unless its from a U2, a leftover GM/MCI seat or something?
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