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  1. On 1/5/2022 at 7:24 PM, brianc1981 said:

    So has there been anymore news or updates regarding when things would get up and running?

    Looking at start up by March 2023. In the meantime have contracted WSP to do a network and bottom up costing analysis building on the work that EY did in 2019/2020. The WSP report will then feed an ETS analysis of what it means to them in terms on routes, assets and most importantly costs. Edmonton Council is having trepidations on the true costs of the EMTSC service, and rightly so. The EY report had Edmonton subsidizing many of the commuter services as the regional municipalities were informed that they would receive the same or more service for no additional costs. Nothing is free so not sure how a municipality, like Beaumont, could get more service without additional costs, unless Edmonton is footing the bill. 

  2. 17 hours ago, ZümmyZüm said:

    The greyhound ( and old voyageur) line via highway 7 was the typical routing anyway as it cut down on fuel and some kilometres but the buses would often have one stop in between in a town I honestly can’t remember, however even the “milk run” would be a full load since even with multiple stops it wasn’t much slower vs express and certainly wasn’t worth waiting another hour for the next trip 

    Not sure about that… those express trips were 5 hrs vs the 6 to 7hrs long local trips.  First bus out is not always best. Locals were always integrated into the Toronto-Peterborough service. The local portion of the trips between Peterborough and Ottawa kept running for two reasons: protecting the operating authority and freight. 

    Running hwys 7-37-401 when you pay mileage makes sense.  

  3. 1 hour ago, Shaun said:

    The local route from Toronto to Ottawa was more popular than the express route. 

    I don't understand why there is no highway 2 service east of Newcastle. 

    Can you share some insight here?  Based on historical scheduling from Greyhound and Voyageur Colonial, the express services have always been the bread and butter.

  4. On 8/27/2021 at 8:43 PM, M. Parsons said:

    Who dreamt up that steaming pile of a rumor? 

    I heard someone had some false information on Facebook.

    Anyways, no, still ETS operated, including into next signup starting on Sunday.

    PWT is operating Spruce Grove's on-demand service.

  5. On 8/15/2021 at 1:49 PM, T6H-5307N said:

    Presumably. IIRC those buses are owned by the City of Beaumont, so even if the operators end up being PWT contract drivers rather than ETS employees it will still end up being the same buses. It will be interesting, however, to see where the buses end up as right now they are allegedly stored and maintained through ETS.

    The Beaumont buses were stored at the PWTransit site around Roper Road since January. PWT will store and maintain the buses. ETS took their fareboxes out.

  6. 11 hours ago, yrt1000 said:

    I was on the bus tracker website today and saw some new(?) schedules that I had never seen before. Not sure how new they are and was looking on the Greyhound Timetable website and didn’t see them there. If I recall correctly, these lower numbered 5000 schedules were previously used out West

    These are the only ones I don’t ever recall seeing, but there may be more

    Schedule 5000: London 4:45am -Kitchener 6:15am

    Schedule 5001: Kitchener 9:40pm-London 11:10pm

    Schedule 5003: Windsor 7:30pm- London 9:35pm (however, I couldn’t find any London-Windsor runs)


    Looks like those could be converted deadhead movements.  Unsure about the Win-Lon trip though.



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  7. 9 hours ago, canuck600 said:

    Kind of hypocritical of them to apply for more service when they couldn't even do what they originally applied for & they took their own sweet time applying to reduce service while running that reduced service.

    Too little too late.  They didn't know the market they were getting into and now seeing how others are thriving on the same corridors and want in.  

    They won't get the accelerated application for the proposed Merritt-Kelowna and Kelowna-Vernon-Kamloops routes and at least three carriers will oppose.  Their track record in BC will hopefully speak to what to expect if they are granted more operating authorities.


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  8. 16 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

    I saw a Maritime Bus on Rene Lesvesque in Montreal Quebec over the weekend, does anyone know why a Maritime Bus would be in a Montreal? Since I thought they would be as far west as New Brunswick?

    On charter?  They dual brand their coaches and usually dispatch whatever is available for runs.


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