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21 hours ago, Chris W said:

I wonder if it'll be in iON colours or if it would be in generic grey as a leased spare.

Considering it's not too difficult to change the colours on it they are building it in ION colours. Plus it's likely to stay in the fleet after the warrantied repairs anyways.

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On 6/15/2020 at 1:54 PM, Silly Tilley said:

The tender for 4 30ft diesel buses was posted on Friday. Bids are due July 7 and the region is requesting delivery by April. https://regionofwaterloo.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/8806fdea-87b7-40e8-b689-dff5a80bb5c5

 

On 6/27/2020 at 7:34 PM, jmenard-cc said:

This tender is marked as cancelled now.

A revised RFP was posted for the 4 30ft diesel buses yesterday. Bids are due August 6 and the region still requests delivery by April. Optional pricing is requested for hybrid and electric buses.

https://regionofwaterloo.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/44340c8e-ca9d-41c3-bff8-8ef58c3a6250

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On 7/17/2020 at 11:11 AM, Silly Tilley said:

 

A revised RFP was posted for the 4 30ft diesel buses yesterday. Bids are due August 6 and the region still requests delivery by April. Optional pricing is requested for hybrid and electric buses.

https://regionofwaterloo.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/44340c8e-ca9d-41c3-bff8-8ef58c3a6250

Where would they use 30 ft buses in the region?  Cambridge?  "Plus" routes?  Route 21..?

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On 7/17/2020 at 8:00 PM, Zortan said:

It's not too hard to build charging stations relatively quickly and efficiently

The problem isn't building them.  The problem is finding locations to build them as many transit terminals are private property.  The respective property owner will probably not want to go thru the hassle.   Too much red tape and bureaucracy involved.

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2 hours ago, Transit 20 said:

the new 30 foot buses would be placed on the bus plus routes only

As far as I know, the 30 foot buses will be assigned for route 27. The BusPlus and 901 Flex routes are still under contract to Voyago. I'm not sure if they're going to extend that contract.

Speaking of the Flex project, did anything come of the 902 and 903 Flex experiment?

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chris the 27 is a normal GRT route with a 40 foot the bus plus routes are 72-73-76-77-901.902-903 died off because no ridership.

what i been hearing is GRT  wants to take over the bus plus  routes totally there has been many issues with the cutaways that Voyago got.

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GRT is going back to normal service September 7.

 

  • Routes 301 ION light rail and 302 ION bus: Increased frequency to every 10 minutes from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Routes 201, 202, 204, 205, 206: Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 203: Service reinstated between Sportsworld Station and Conestoga College during peak periods and midday.
  • Route 7: Increased frequency to every 7.5 minutes during afternoon peak between Conestoga Station and Waterloo Public Square Station.
  • Routes 1, 8, 12, 16, 20:  Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods
  • Routes 9, 13, 19, 110: Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 10: 10A service via Old Carriage reinstated. Combined 10/10A frequency increased to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday.
  • Routes 9, 13, 19: Increased frequency to every 30 minutes after 6:30pm and all day Sunday
  • Route 26: Reinstate the 10:57 pm trip from Block Line Station
  • Route 57: Increased frequency to every 30 minutes
  • Route 61: Reinstate additional services during peak periods between Conestoga College Doon Campus and Preston Parkway/Shantz Hill
  • Routes 73, 76: Reinstate busPlus service, every 30 minutes during peak periods
  • Route 110: Reinstate College Express service, every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 901: Reinstate Flex service, every 45 minutes from 11:15am to 6:15pm.
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On 7/17/2020 at 11:11 AM, Silly Tilley said:

 

A revised RFP was posted for the 4 30ft diesel buses yesterday. Bids are due August 6 and the region still requests delivery by April. Optional pricing is requested for hybrid and electric buses.

https://regionofwaterloo.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/44340c8e-ca9d-41c3-bff8-8ef58c3a6250

There is a report on next week's council agenda to purchase 4 30ft Vicinity diesel buses from Grande West. These 4 buses will be used on route 27 beginning in fall 2021.

Grande West and City View (Eldorado) were the only 2 bidders. While pricing was requested for hybrid and electric buses, there was only one bidder for hybrid buses and neither submitted a bid for electric buses. 

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I asked a few members who were not sure of the answer so Ill try here. Is the new northfield facility a replacement for strasburg? Or will this bring GRT up to 3 bus garages? Thank you!

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Any news regarding artics? I know they wanted 3 per year for 3 years starting this year. Would the order be placed this year for a 2022 delivery?

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