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On 10/5/2021 at 11:48 PM, brianc1981 said:

Talking to a driver that I know, what apparently they are planning to do, is not actually retire any buses yet until some other buses get a midlife refurbishment. The other plan is to potentially keep buses for a possible expansion. There are plans to add more service sooner rather then later. So retiring buses now is not in the best interest. They will be doing that next year according to the driver I know, as more buses come in. 

I'll not be attending the teleconference in the 28th between BFAST and the Transit Director. However, I did email her and she responded pretty quickly :

They're looking at expansion budes in the 2022 budget, pending council approval,, so at this time, there's no need to refurbish buses.

In the future, be careful of reporting information from drivers as it's more likely than not as the best sources of information.

 

 

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5 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

'll not be attending the teleconference in the 28th between BFAST and the Transit Director. However, I did email her and she responded pretty quickly :

They're looking at expansion budes in the 2022 budget, pending council approval,, so at this time, there's no need to refurbish buses.

In the future, be careful of reporting information from drivers as it's more likely than not as the best sources of information

The driver that I know happens to also have close ties to management. The info I got came from this driver who had received it from the higher ups in management. I consider my source pretty informed and have got lots of information before. If I didn’t trust the source I wouldn’t have said anything 

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I dont know why but i have a feeling 71904 is retired because 4 of the new LFS' were suppose to replace 4 buses which would be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08. 7044-08 is still roaming the streets and theres no sign of 71904 anywhere. So they couldve used one of the 2021 Novas to replace 71904. This isnt confirmed this is just a odd thought

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2 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

I dont know why but i have a feeling 71904 is retired because 4 of the new LFS' were suppose to replace 4 buses which would be 7037-07, 7039-07, 7043-08, and 7044-08. 7044-08 is still roaming the streets and theres no sign of 71904 anywhere. So they couldve used one of the 2021 Novas to replace 71904. This isnt confirmed this is just a odd thought

It is not retired unless it was involved in a serious collision which they deemed unrepairable or a fire which would be deemed a write off..

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29 minutes ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

It was in a accident on October 5, 2020 and aparently the engine was pushed back so maybe BT wants to keep 7044-08 running instead of fixing 71904.

Another possibility is that they could be keeping 7044-08 around temporarily until 71904 is back from repairs. Consider it as a "self-loaner".

To be clear, I don't have any information regarding the status of 71904, so I'd prefer to wait for some official word before declaring it retired.

 

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6 hours ago, Articulated said:

Another possibility is that they could be keeping 7044-08 around temporarily until 71904 is back from repairs. Consider it as a "self-loaner".

To be clear, I don't have any information regarding the status of 71904, so I'd prefer to wait for some official word before declaring it retired.

 

that too. like i said in my first message this is just a "odd thought"

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A new, modified transit service schedule will take effect tomorrow, Sunday, January 9th , until further notice due to operator shortages caused by Omicron/Covid-19.

Route 1 - Plains-Fairview:

Base frequency is 15 minutes. Peaks 10 minutes.

Routes 2 - Brant/3 - Guelph:
Base frequency 30 minutes, 7 days a week.

Route 4 - Central:
Hourly 7 days a week.
 

Route 6 - Headon:
Hourly 7 days a week.

Route 10 - New-Maple:
30 minutes 7 days a week.

Route 11 - Sutton-Alton:
30  minutes 7 days a week.

Route 12 - Upper Middle:
30 minutes Mnday-Friday; Hourly on weekends and holidays.

Route 25 - Walkers:

30 minutes 7 days a week.

Route 48 - Millcroft:

 Assumed to not be running until in-erson class sessions resumes at high schools.

Routes 80 - Harvester/81 - North Service:
30 minutes during the day, Monday-Friday.

Route 87 - North Service-Aldershot:
45 minutes during peaks.

Route 101 Plains Express is still temporarily suspended. To be honest I'm not sure if i should use teh word "temporarily' in describing the 101 not running.





 

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Burlington Transit sure Had some bad luck Monday. Saw 2105 all smashed up sitting in the ditch at walkers line and north service road. Front end smashed and front door all mangled. They left it there overnight.

 

I saw 2104 today for the first time in service.

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1 hour ago, ORION said:

Burlington Transit sure Had some bad luck Monday. Saw 2105 all smashed up sitting in the ditch at walkers line and north service road. Front end smashed and front door all mangled. They left it there overnight.

 

I saw 2104 today for the first time in service.

Is 72105 still there or is it back at the garage now? Sad to hear that, hopefully everyone got out safe and no injuries reported

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15 hours ago, ORION said:

Burlington Transit sure Had some bad luck Monday. Saw 2105 all smashed up sitting in the ditch at walkers line and north service road. Front end smashed and front door all mangled. They left it there overnight.

 

I saw 2104 today for the first time in service.

Man that's unfortunate. Hoping the operator is ok and wasn't seriously hurt. BT at this point is down 2 LFSs on long term repair, assuming 72105 will be fixed up.

Wondering.. for quite awhile now, the conventional Arbocs, #s 7060-13, 7061, 7062-14 & 7063-15, the ones which have destination signs, bike racks and the curved livery stripes at the back, have been essentially been used as either Driver shuttles , would they still be identified as conventional byses on the roster based on those features described above, or to become Handi-Van buses?

Lastly, a good cash infusion from the Gas Tax program, $2.3 million.

https://www.insauga.com/burlington-receives-more-than-2-3m-from-province-to-expand-improve-public-transit/

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5 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

Just saw a picture of 72105 and the damage on it is VERY minor. The photo im about to send ISNT my photo, its from a facebook group

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Cosmetically it appeared the windshield was cracked and the front door panes and glass destroyed.

 

it’s what you don’t see under the bus that’s a concern…

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3 hours ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

Well 71904 looks like its getting fixed if it isnt already. I just saw a pic of it sitting at the BT garage with plates looking like its about to be ready for service. Bus has been MIA since late October 2020 when it got into a crash (rear ended i believe) and the engine was pushed towards the passenger area.

Getting more info now. Yes the bus was rear ended and it has a brand new rear end. Its getting its "final touches" done and should be back on the road soon

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