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  1. Miller will now have most out in service by tomorrow so you dont need to rush out and track those 2 down.
  2. 1412 is on 90/90B run this afternoon... Should anyone wish to track it down. Cheers!
  3. Because GO Train passengers are "special".
  4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Dude seriously.. stop riding transit....
  5. LOL.. " Well what did they EXPECT!? You keep pushing cash fares up so OF COURSE people will use tickets/presto/passes which are CHEAPER! The constant "presto is cheaper and easier" and "your best option is tickets or pass" probably helped with that too! So they basically screwed themselves by pushing so much Presto, Ticket and Pass use, that now they are blaming that for the fare increase? What a load of bull! And then with the increase they will once again make a big push that passes, and Presto are your "best value", and then once again in 2015 or 2016 will probably see yet ANOTHER increase blaming "Lower Average Fare". Oh lordy lordy... I for one have given up any sort of "fare enforcement". I just don't care anymore.. they keep acting stupid with all their little cutbacks and fare increases and multi-bilion dollar "rapid ways". York Region, you are really dissapointing me!
  6. Some of the YRT branded van hools were being used for the special olympic charters today. Spotted the following on Don Mills Road -> 501, 503, 504, 505, 508, 514... seemed to all be travelling to/from Seneca Newnham. Some of the signs saying "Richvale CC"., "Special Olympics"., "Charter"., and "Not In Service" with a window sign such as Seneca and Ray Twinney.
  7. The entire fleet has been setup that way for at least a couple of months now (unsure about the Viva's though). However, it's whether or not the external speaker is actually audible. So if you are just starting to hear them now, it could be they are starting to slowly "fix" them. There was a survey that went out to drivers a couple of months ago internally from YRT about them and most of the comments from drivers were along the lines of "what external announcements?".
  8. You are coming from Brampton off the 501? The TTC 165 will still shoot into Wonderland. Perhaps that routing may interest you.
  9. Was only giving my own opinion. The Millway/Edgely routing doesnt swing completely offroute like that Wonderland off-shoot. And for the most part there are only a few trips in the morning and few in the evening with large loads going to/from wonderland. Rest of the day is pretty dead (at least it was when I was driving it about 4 years ago). But go ahead, keep complaining to YRT. Perhaps you guys will end up getting your own special bus like that route 85A lady who gets her own bus from Rutherford GO (and she only pays 75cents GO co-fare).
  10. I'm sorry, but as someone who at one point drove the 20 with the detour into the park, this "detour" removal is long overdue. All of the passengers that have ever boarded my route 20 bus at the Wonderland stop have been young and very able bodied to be able to walk at most 5 minutes to Jane. The "detour" can take as much as 10-15 minutes sometimes when you consider going into the park, looping around that loop, sometimes getting stuck in by other buses and large crowds and other cars, in addition to loading the bus and waiting to make that left or right back onto Jane. Keeping the bus out of Wonderland is a blessing and I wish it never did go in there to begin with. Wonderland employees have simply been spoiled IMO.
  11. No, No, No. Don't listen to what others are saying. Be prepared for anything. Best to start training now. Goto the gym. Run a few kilometres a day. Maybe run up and down the CN tower stairs a few times. I'm serious. You will be thanking me later.
  12. Some major changes taking place the June 30, 2013 board period. A few points: Route 85 - will be renumbered to route 16 and service 16th/carrville from Markham Hospital to Bathurst Street (operated by South-East division). Route 85A will service Yonge to Napa Valley and be operated by South-West division Route 85B wil be cancelled and replaced by route 244 - Beaver Creek shuttle in the east end. Apparently (not confirmed) the west end will be replaced by new route 21-Vellore Local from Vaughan Mills Mall into the Vellore community (244 by SouthEast division, route 21 by South West division). Route 87 - will be operated by South-West division Route 90 - will service Don Mills/Leslie from Don Mills Subway to Richmond Green High school. New route 80 will service elgin mills from Elgin west community centre to Woodbine cathedral community. (both serviced by South-East division) Route 91 - will be operated by South-East division Route 4A will be operated by south-east division, be renumbered to route 25 and operate from Markham Hospital to York Central hospital, peak hours only. Route 4 will operate from Vaughan Mills to either Yonge/Bayview area or woodbine and still operated by South-west division Route 1 and 2A will start/end in the east end at the Walmart and Copper creek and donald cousens parkway. 2A will be renumbered route 14. Route 9 will end at Boxgrove and Copper creek for south end and Walmart for north end. Only entering parkview twice
  13. True. They are also at Richmond Hill Centre, although one would never know they existed.. lol.
  14. Ummm, those have been there for a while now. I would guess at least 6 months, Mr. GRT man.
  15. Small presentation by YRT for Cornell area...... 1, 2(weekends/holidays), 2A, 9 rerouting does start July board period --> june 30 to be exact. So much for Cornell being "transit friendly". That's now 2 routes they have pushed right out of their neighbourhood. (Opens in PowerPoint, or powerpoint viewer) http://www.mycornell...%20Meeting.ppsx
  16. I've heard for the July board period as well... and as far as I've heard it is definitely going to be happening. 85 from MS-Hospital to Bathurst 85A from yonge to Napa Valley (Transfered to SW Division) Elimination of 85B 4A from Ms-Hospital to RH-Go/Yonge (not completley clear on termination point yet) (Transfered to SE Division) 4 from Vaughan Mills to Yonge/RH-Go/Bayview (not completley clear on termination point yet) 90 from Don Mills Station to Richmond Green High School 80 Elgin Mills from Elgin West CC to Woodbine introduced 2A terminate at Wal-Mart on Copper Creek 9 terminate at Wal-Mart on Copper Creek or Riverwalk (not clear yet) 1 terminate Copper Creek Area? <--- Rumours.. unsure if true or not.
  17. http://twitter.com/VisitGeorge/status/297444725043118080
  18. Yes it can be and yes it is .... Derp.
  19. I haven't posted on the board for yeons (but I do occasionaly "lurk").. but reading these posts I just HAD to chime in. You are all partly right or partly wrong. I make it a point to make myself known to all laws/rules etc. When it comes to railway crossings, the ONLY ones that are required to stop at ALL railway crossings BY LAW are school buses. Other "public transit vehicles" are required to stop at UNGATED crossings ONLY! Most transit agencies require as their own policy for all drivers to stop, but it's not the LAW. I refer you to sections 163, 174 and 175 of the Highway Traffic Act (http://www.e-laws.go...tes_90h08_e.htm) Cheers!
  20. They could also use the money saved to pay the drivers operating on the front lines on their behalf, an equality rate and make them happy and end this strike... although benefits and work conditions are still an issue (the main issues!)
  21. ^^^^ THIS. Stop believing all the false information everybody. Of COURSE the contractors are going to try to make them not look like the bad guy... but apparently all bus drivers are greedy, selfish people who are uneducated, should sit in their seat for 9 hours a day straight with no break, not use the washroom, get paid minimum wage and have no benefits at all.
  22. http://www.yrt.ca/en/serviceupdates/futureservicechanges.asp
  23. Are some people really that unaware/uneducated in this thread? During a labor strike similar to the one being experienced with YRT/Viva, Buses will not and cannot be transferred between divisions. As well routes that are included with the contractors whos employees are currently on strike, cannot be operated by any other person or division.
  24. that's what i meant.. was just shortining my response to the bad reply from the vans driver.
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