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  1. OC Bus Spottings

    5004 on Route 268 Kanata, at Lebreton Station at 15:51. For this booking, Route 61 is suppose to get artics, save an except for any 40-foot runs that may have a trip interlined with Route 61 (if any). The only time you'll see double deckers on Route 61 are those three weekday afternoon trips, while doing the 61C pattern.
  2. OC Bus Spottings

    There are three double decker tripper runs doing a westbound trip on Route 61C Stittsville. That would be the last of the three PM trips.
  3. GOA transit news, info etc

    Ken Gray (formerly from the Ottawa Citizen) posted the actual memo on this matter on his web site: http://bulldogottawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Railway-Safety-Memo_-FINAL_EN.pdf
  4. OC Bus Spottings

    To avoid a trip cancellation on Route 88, and the Reporter that is available happens to be a DD - then yes, the Supervisor would assign it.
  5. OC Bus Spottings

    Reporters are there to cover any trips when required by a Transit Supervisor/Transit Control where there are no available extras. Any operators who finishes a tripper wishing to voluntarily extend to do extra trip/extra work can cover trips where needed - typically after the AM rush hour or PM rush hour. If an operator driving a DD wants to extend as a Reporter, and there is a trip on Route 88 (or any route) needs to be covered, it'll be assigned accordingly by the Supervisor. There is no automatic guarantee that a DD who are reporters would be assigned a trip to Route 88 - if that is what you're thinking.
  6. OC Bus Spottings

    There are no DD runs with scheduled trips on Route 88 this booking. Judging by the time of Oc4526's sighting, I'm confident it's a Reporter.
  7. There is one DD tripper that has a scheduled school trip on Route 80 in the afternoon. If you do see a DD on Route 80, these are the possible reasons: 1) The DD run is covering an existing scheduled trip (either as a "reporter" or being pulled from its regular assignment) 2) A run out of Industrial Garage that has a trip on Route 80 was assigned a DD instead of an artic.
  8. I saw one Route 104 Carleton (an Invero), trying to "cheat traffic" by deviating from the detour that Transit Control gave out by turning left onto Cummings from Ogilvie westbound - presumably from there he went on Labelle, Lemieux Street (i.e. 417/St. Laurent westbound off-ramp) to St. Laurent Blvd.
  9. This morning, there was a major traffic accident on RR174 westbound between Blair and St. Laurent Blvd. As a result, buses coming from Orleans heading to Downtown were required to make the following detour: From the "temporary" Blair Station, continue going through the lower level roadway at Blair Station, right Gloucester Centre roadway, right City Park drive (though I saw some operators making a left-turn instead), left Ogilvie, left St. Laurent to St. Laurent Station.
  10. OC Bus Spottings

    Correct. There is one afternoon PM DD tripper that does two southbound trips on Route 4 from Rideau Centre to Carleton.
  11. For OC Transpo: 1991-92 Orion V's. I love the sound of the Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engine with the Allison HTB-748 transmission combination.
  12. OC Bus Spottings

    5027 on Route 232 Albert/Bay, at Place d'Orleans Park and Ride at 7:52am
  13. OC Bus Spottings

    5093 on Route 64 Innovation, at Mack Bridge at 16:18 starting its trip from there.
  14. OC Bus Spottings

    5106 on Route 237 Albert/Bay, seen at Jeanne d'Arc Station westbound at 7:56am. In fairness to @OCTranspo/STO Fan, this is a bus spotting thread. Technically, one could post any OC-related bus sightings as they please (provided it's not false). Now, had that member posted the exact same sightings on the under-utilized 'GOA Special Spottings' thread (https://cptdb.ca/topic/10965-goa-special-spottings/) when it's not a rare or unusual occurrence, that'd be a different story. Just my personal opinion.
  15. OC Bus Spottings

    5146 on Route 264 Kanata, see on the Ottawa River Parkway at 15:40 5148 on Route 268 Kanata, seen on Scott Street between Bayview and Tunney's at 15:50