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Jesus... Hopefully they don't buy that waste of money.

Lol..............

I was looking at the Eastway Orion VI loaner at Peterborough together with the ones at Cornwall, doesn't look like they did a good job on the bodywork especially some rust have already re-appeared back around the window............

well you get what you paid for at the end of the day...........maybe Midland should consider the $8000 a piece super deal used transit bus from London Transit? But then it's not refurbished.........

and i am surprised that MTB didn't submit an offer for their refurbished LFS...........maybe their LFS doesn't meet Midland's requirement? Interesting

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Meant to post this a few days ago, in a report to Midland council, it appears the bus Eastway proposes to refurbish for Midland at $155,000 is a 30' 2002 Eldorado EZ-Rider. Interesting, given the many Orion VIs Eastway has. The only bus that comes close to matching that description (through my research) is the ex-demo that used to run in Timmins. I believe Eastway also has some ex-Timmins Classics so it's possible they picked that bus up too. Also of note, apparently they plan to tender for a second refurbished vehicle if all goes well.

PDF file took a long time to load and scroll through so for convenience I'm attaching screenshots of the report here:

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03 February 2015
Penetanguishene moves closer to creating transit system
Town council votes to investigate link to neighbouring Midland

Midland Mirror
By Jenni Dunning

Penetanguishene council approved a recommendation Jan. 28 to support a transit program and investigate connecting it to Midland Transit.
[...]
The Town of Penetanguishene has included $195,000 in its 2015 budget to cover initial costs for a transit program. These include $160,000 for one refurbished bus, $10,000 for signs, posts and installation, and $25,000 for operating costs for the fourth quarter of 2015 the earliest transit could start running.
[...]
Based on a transit study and public input from last year, Penetanguishene council approved a plan that would link the two towns by Fuller Avenue and County Road 93.

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Can anyone tell me roughly what Midland Transit's annual ridership is? I've tried finding it in Council reports, but with no luck.

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The seats appear to be the version of the 6468 which was used in Timmins when their 1998-99 Eldorados and Orion VIs were delivered. The tint on the sign appears to hold a smaller sign too, so I think it could be ex-Timmins. Seems logical to me, Idk if anybody else knows if Eastway has any other Eldorados, I thought this was the only one.

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The seats appear to be the version of the 6468 which was used in Timmins when their 1998-99 Eldorados and Orion VIs were delivered. The tint on the sign appears to hold a smaller sign too, so I think it could be ex-Timmins. Seems logical to me, Idk if anybody else knows if Eastway has any other Eldorados, I thought this was the only one.

any VIN on the bus that you can obtain and verify? Just wondering if the bus is already in service or not, thank you~~

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any VIN on the bus that you can obtain and verify? Just wondering if the bus is already in service or not, thank you~~

to answer my own question again, the Midland Transit Eldorado #69's VIN # is confirmed to be 1N9FLAD431C084304, a 2001 Eldorado EZ rider II bus ex-CNG demo, which was later sold to Timmins Transit as #74. Please update the Wiki for that thank you

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seems they are happy with the refurbished Eldorado that they have and want another one~~ and this will most likely replace the remaining International IC bus in the fleet.

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Maybe they are planning on chopping it down as part of the refurbishment ... :wacko:

30ft Orion VI, good luck with that..................they rather go with another Eldorado instead.............

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The tender for another refurbished bus was awarded to Eastway. They were the only ones to bid again at a price of $169,635.58. It will be another Eldorado bus.

http://www.midland.ca/Shared%20Documents/Council%20Agenda%20July%2027.pdf (page 101)

much more making sense than getting a "30ft Orion VI" as they intended to..........very curious to know the background of this second Eldorado bus this time, can it be one of the ex-Owen Sound unit?

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