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1 hour ago, Articulated said:

Thanks for the update. It's interesting that Sudbury went back to Allison, shortly after they became a 100% Voith fleet.

Have there been any retirements from the new Novas, or are these planned to increase the spare ratio/service improvements?

At the time it is cleary unknown if any retirements were made but I'm definetely sure that these were for service improvement/spare ratio as you mentioned.

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Figure I'd list what buses have full body wrap advertisments 

  • 862 is now sporting an Advertisement for Delta Gaming in Sudbury & Val Caron
  • 861 is wrapped for HSA.ca (Work Safe For Life)
  • 853 is wrapped for College Boreal 
  • 854 is wrapped for 2018 Municpal Election
  • 855 carries an advertisement for Sudbury Healthy Kids

Now I would like to point out another change with Greater Sudbury Transit buses is the new voice for the bus stop callout system. Now when it calls out the stop it will say  "Next Prochain Arret: New Sudbury Centre" However on the display it will just read out the name of the bus stop. Some of the buses don't have the stop requested sign anymore since the LED sign inside the bus will say "STOPPING" I have noticed on a few of them it will say "STOP" then it just reads out the name of the bus stop. 861-865 have green LED signs inside the bus while all the other buses in the Greater Sudbury Transit fleet have the orange LED display inside.

 

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Apparently Greater Sudbury Transit is being renamed GOVA as of next month when the new routes come into effect. A brand new livery was unveiled on Tuesday. Check the link from Sudbury.com for all the details: https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/gova-thats-the-new-name-for-greater-sudburys-transit-system-1577548?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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Greater Sudbury Transit #752 (2005 NovaBus LFS 2nd Generation) is seen here parked at the Transit Terminal this afternoon. 751-753 are now the oldest series of buses in the city’s transit fleet. It’s unknown how long these 3 are going to stick around for. 

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On 7/11/2019 at 7:59 PM, Michel said:

Any objections to having this topic re-named to "GOVA - City of Greater Sudbury" to mark the service change?

Topic title changed.

SMS

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On 7/10/2019 at 12:32 PM, BlueBirdVision said:

Apparently Greater Sudbury Transit is being renamed GOVA as of next month when the new routes come into effect. A brand new livery was unveiled on Tuesday. Check the link from Sudbury.com for all the details: https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/gova-thats-the-new-name-for-greater-sudburys-transit-system-1577548?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

That logo is kinda ugly tbh

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August 26 marks the day that Greater Sudbury Transit becomes GOVA Transit. Changes are beginning to happen at the transit terminal. All of the current route signs have been replaced with new route signs. Exterior signage has been replaced in the past couple of days. One of the NovaBus LFS’s was repainted into the new GOVA livery. 791 is the first bus to have the new scheme. No word on new buses yet but 751-753 are still active. 

 

Most of the bus stop signs are beginning to be replaced and a new fleet of Handi-Transit buses have hit the road. I will have a list of all the routes and the current fare structure coming soon. 

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I wonder if implementing a fare zone system would be beneficial to the transit? Basically Sudbury proper is a separate fare than the other parts.

This might cause transit users to move into the areas they work/commute to.

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Some recent photos of GOVA Transit as of late 2019. 
 

There has been lots of mixed reviews on the changes that happened on August 26, 2019. I have heard from several people that they have screwed up GOVA Transit for everyone. Few people said it was good but in my own perspective they need to fix the routes and have smoother times for people that want to transfer on a bus travelling from outside the city limits for example if you are travelling out to Capreol or Naughton plus Chelmsford including areas in between the those areas that the buses run far as transit goes. GOVA has been currently repainting some of the buses into the GOVA scheme. A scheme with bright colours and it stands out more than the previous dark green and gold scheme. 

Buses repainted into the GOVA Livery as the list follow: 

770

791

812

852

855

873

881

883 

 

 

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