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Before I start to mention any retirements or service entry's. I would kindly like to lay out a simple ground rule regarding information I share here.

 

Please DO NOT directly tag the City of Burlington/Burlington Transit accounts in any media posts directly regarding bus retirements or new bus arrivals that I may share as this information I would assume is treated as internal information. I ask this because the last thing I want is to get in trouble for sharing retirement or new bus arrivals so keeping that in mind if this could be followed that would be greatly appreciated.

Should I find another instance of the mentioned above I will no longer mention any more retirements/new buses in this thread anymore

 

Also 7044-08 is officially retired. It's parked next to 7005 with the fleet numbers sprayed out

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11 hours ago, BramptonTransitFan84 said:

Also 7044-08 is officially retired. It's parked next to 7005 with the fleet numbers sprayed out

Rest in Peace 7044-08. The last official D40LF bus, also the last with the small fleet numbers, and no rear destination sign...

I'll miss 7044-08 for sure. It was the 2nd best in the fleet. I can't believe it's gone..

 

(what I mean by official is an Actual Good Sounding Bus)

 

Also, I rode 7036-18 on the 2 yesterday, and inside, the NSS was white. It also was different than SUNRISE.

I rode 71904 on the 1 next, the driver was super rude to me. But the people on 71904 were nice.

Then I got off at Waterdown and walked to the GO Station. I decided to railfan while I wait for my MyRide-On Demand bus and...

I saw 256 :)

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11 hours ago, BramptonTransitFan84 said:

Before I start to mention any retirements or service entry's. I would kindly like to lay out a simple ground rule regarding information I share here.

 

Please DO NOT directly tag the City of Burlington/Burlington Transit accounts in any media posts directly regarding bus retirements or new bus arrivals that I may share as this information I would assume is treated as internal information. I ask this because the last thing I want is to get in trouble for sharing retirement or new bus arrivals so keeping that in mind if this could be followed that would be greatly appreciated.

Should I find another instance of the mentioned above I will no longer mention any more retirements/new buses in this thread anymore

 

Also 7044-08 is officially retired. It's parked next to 7005 with the fleet numbers sprayed out

Not surprised that its retired now. With 71904 and 72105 back, makes sense to retire it now.

And on another note 72203 is in service and on the 6

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7 minutes ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

Not surprised that its retired now. With 71904 and 72105 back, makes sense to retire it now.

And on another note 72203 is in service and on the 6

72203.. the bus I saw on my birthday. DANG IT.

71904 and 72105 are both back, so that means 7044-08 HAD to retire, it was old and very useful, but it will be missed.

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17 minutes ago, DiltonPlayzYT said:

Rest in Peace 7044-08. The last official D40LF bus, also the last with the small fleet numbers, and no rear destination sign...

I'll miss 7044-08 for sure. It was the 2nd best in the fleet. I can't believe it's gone..

 

(what I mean by official is an Actual Good Sounding Bus)

 

Also, I rode 7036-18 on the 2 yesterday, and inside, the NSS was white. It also was different than SUNRISE.

I rode 71904 on the 1 next, the driver was super rude to me. But the people on 71904 were nice.

Then I got off at Waterdown and walked to the GO Station. I decided to railfan while I wait for my MyRide-On Demand bus and...

 

I SAW 256! 

I had to call HSR 3 TIMES because my buses were wonky. The first bus just looped around the loop and left. The second never showed up... but the 3rd did, I got on at Aldershot GO and got off about a couple minutes later. 

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I dont know why you put 256 and HSR in the Burlington form..

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2 hours ago, DiltonPlayzYT said:

72203.. the bus I saw on my birthday. DANG IT.

71904 and 72105 are both back, so that means 7044-08 HAD to retire, it was old and very useful, but it will be missed.

Buses dont have to retire asap. 

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16 hours ago, BramptonTransitFan84 said:

Should I find another instance of the mentioned above I will no longer mention any more retirements/new buses in this thread anymore.

Get ready to be disappointed.   Now you know why many in the transit industry choose not to post anymore. 

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On 6/4/2022 at 7:21 PM, DiltonPlayzYT said:

7005-09 has been retired. Also, I informed Hamilton.Area.Transit that 72105 returned to service. I saw it a few weeks prior to him seeing it. It was OOS and the bottom panels were not grey, but actually white.  (And no, I don't have a photo)

 

 

Well.. I guess almost all the 2022s are in service, but a couple such as: 72203, 72204 and 72205 haven't entered service. Guess we can wait with some soda and chips, and wait for them to show up!

 

(Funny thing is, on March 27th, (my birthday).. I got a charter on 7011-09 before it retired and I saw 72203. The batteries weren't in it at the time.

 

I saw and photoed 72105 today and it does not have white panels.

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On 6/8/2022 at 12:19 AM, BramptonTransitFan84 said:

Also 7044-08 is officially retired. It's parked next to 7005 with the fleet numbers sprayed out

Wow, I saw it not long ago freshly wrapped for "SCOTT BENSON". Figured it would stuck around unless something happened to it.

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13 hours ago, BramptonTransitFan84 said:

Nope the wraps usually stay on until the person behind the wrap requests them to be removed

Also just an additional note 7002-09 is now retired.

 

Last bus awaiting a PDI and other service prior to going on the road is 72204

Well.. looks like BT wanted to get rid of the 09s fast, and boy, they're getting that task done. I have a feeling 7003 is next, along with 7001.

By the way, in somewhat unrelated news (idk if it is or not), I contacted one of my close friends who works at BT, as I was thinking about having more paper buses made, like the whole fleet in a pack. Because BT has paper Vincinity buses and I really want some paper D40LFs made by BT! Also, I was thinking of having the following buses in the pack (if it gets made): 

2003 Inverno: 7024-03

2006 D40LF: 7034-06

2007 D40LF: 7041-07

2008 D40LF: 7044-08 (of course 7044 because it is my 2nd favourite bus in the fleet, only 7011-09 beat it.

2009 D40LF: (This is obvious, everyone knows which 09 unit) -  7011-09

2010 D40LF: 7047-10 (my 3rd favourite unit in the fleet)

2012 Xcelsior: 7057-12

2015 Novas: 7017-15 and 7020-15 ( I put 2 due to 7020 having a amber rear sign)

2018 Grande West Vincinity:  7067-18

2018 Novas: *BOTH* 7033-18 and 7036-18

2019 Novas: 71902 and 71904

2021 Novas: 72101 and 72102

2022 Novas: 72201, 72207

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That's about it! 

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21 hours ago, DiltonPlayzYT said:

Well.. looks like BT wanted to get rid of the 09s fast, and boy, they're getting that task done. I have a feeling 7003 is next, along with 7001.

By the way, in somewhat unrelated news (idk if it is or not), I contacted one of my close friends who works at BT, as I was thinking about having more paper buses made, like the whole fleet in a pack. Because BT has paper Vincinity buses and I really want some paper D40LFs made by BT! Also, I was thinking of having the following buses in the pack (if it gets made): 

2003 Inverno: 7024-03

2006 D40LF: 7034-06

2007 D40LF: 7041-07

2008 D40LF: 7044-08 (of course 7044 because it is my 2nd favourite bus in the fleet, only 7011-09 beat it.

2009 D40LF: (This is obvious, everyone knows which 09 unit) -  7011-09

2010 D40LF: 7047-10 (my 3rd favourite unit in the fleet)

2012 Xcelsior: 7057-12

2015 Novas: 7017-15 and 7020-15 ( I put 2 due to 7020 having a amber rear sign)

2018 Grande West Vincinity:  7067-18

2018 Novas: *BOTH* 7033-18 and 7036-18

2019 Novas: 71902 and 71904

2021 Novas: 72101 and 72102

2022 Novas: 72201, 72207

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That's about it! 

What is the purpose of this other than being a pain in everyone else's ass?

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On 6/14/2022 at 8:40 AM, hamilton.area.transit said:

72205 is in service and on the 11/25 interline

I was unaware that the 11 and 25 interline. Do they interline at Appleby GO or at 407 Carpool?

 

City of Burlington selects Catherine Baldelli as new Director of Burlington Transit

 

Burlington, Ont.—June 23, 2022—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Catherine Baldelli as the new Director of Burlington Transit.

Baldelli began her career in 1994 working for the Region of Waterloo, moving quickly through the ranks of impressive roles in both the private and public sector over the next 25 years. In 2003 she made the move to The Town of Milton in a number of positions in their ITS department, including Manager, Enterprise Business Systems & GIS.

Baldelli joined the City of Burlington in 2018 as a Business Relationship Manager in the ITS Department where she served as the IT strategic partner to both the Transit and Roads, Parks and Forestry Departments. Her work with Transit lead to her current role as Manager of Transit Planning and Business Services for Burlington Transit.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo, a Diploma of Municipal Management from AMCTO, plus various training programs specific to Fixed Route Transit Planning and Business Relationship Management. Baldelli is a member of the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and was a former Director for the MISA Ontario (Municipal Information Systems Association) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association – Ontario Chapter (URISA).

Baldelli will start in her new role on July 18.

For more information about Burlington Transit, visit burlingtontransit.ca. 

Burlington is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

Quote

Brynn Nheiley, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility

“We are delighted to have Catherine step into this role permanently and continue her leadership of Burlington Transit. Her wealth of experience and past work on the strategic directions outlined in the City’s Vision to Focus, Vision 2040 and the Integrated Mobility Plan for Burlington Transit will help important work such as the Transit 5-Year Plan and Fleet Electrification continue. Her ongoing leadership and innovative spirit will lead Burlington Transit into the future. I want to thank Neal McDonald for his interim co-leadership of the department with Catherine since May. We are all excited to have Catherine join the Burlington Leadership Team next month and continue her work in transit for the City of Burlington.”

Links and Resources

www.burlingtontransit.ca

 

I am very happy to see this news as I think that the reputation of the new director towards council will continue to help BT to build and improve their network.

I have also begun noticing, more so today that many buses are beginning to have external announcements  when the front door open, to announce the route number, name and its destination.

Meanwhile, while at the origin or terminal location for the route to begin, that on the inside of the bus, that an announcement would be made to say that this bus wil be departing as such a route number, to destination.

Id been asking BT for quite awhile, during various BFAST during varous teleconferences about how long that function of the Trapeeze system would be launched. Glad to hear that they're being installed.

 

 

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16 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:


City of Burlington selects Catherine Baldelli as new Director of Burlington Transit

Burlington, Ont.—June 23, 2022—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Catherine Baldelli as the new Director of Burlington Transit.

Baldelli began her career in 1994 working for the Region of Waterloo, moving quickly through the ranks of impressive roles in both the private and public sector over the next 25 years. In 2003 she made the move to The Town of Milton in a number of positions in their ITS department, including Manager, Enterprise Business Systems & GIS.

Baldelli joined the City of Burlington in 2018 as a Business Relationship Manager in the ITS Department where she served as the IT strategic partner to both the Transit and Roads, Parks and Forestry Departments. Her work with Transit lead to her current role as Manager of Transit Planning and Business Services for Burlington Transit.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo, a Diploma of Municipal Management from AMCTO, plus various training programs specific to Fixed Route Transit Planning and Business Relationship Management. Baldelli is a member of the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and was a former Director for the MISA Ontario (Municipal Information Systems Association) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association – Ontario Chapter (URISA).

Baldelli will start in her new role on July 18.

For more information about Burlington Transit, visit burlingtontransit.ca. 

Burlington is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

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Brynn Nheiley, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility

“We are delighted to have Catherine step into this role permanently and continue her leadership of Burlington Transit. Her wealth of experience and past work on the strategic directions outlined in the City’s Vision to Focus, Vision 2040 and the Integrated Mobility Plan for Burlington Transit will help important work such as the Transit 5-Year Plan and Fleet Electrification continue. Her ongoing leadership and innovative spirit will lead Burlington Transit into the future. I want to thank Neal McDonald for his interim co-leadership of the department with Catherine since May. We are all excited to have Catherine join the Burlington Leadership Team next month and continue her work in transit for the City of Burlington.”

Links and Resources

www.burlingtontransit.ca

 

I am very happy to see this news as I think that the reputation of the new director towards council will continue to help BT to build and improve their network.

I have also begun noticing, more so today that many buses are beginning to have external announcements  when the front door open, to announce the route number, name and its destination.

Meanwhile, while at the origin or terminal location for the route to begin, that on the inside of the bus, that an announcement would be made to say that this bus wil be departing as such a route number, to destination.

Id been asking BT for quite awhile, during various BFAST during varous teleconferences about how long that function of the Trapeeze system would be launched. Glad to hear that they're being installed.

 

 

Nice. I wonder what is going to happen next with the new director! I wonder what she is going to do for us in the future, time can only tell...

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On 6/23/2022 at 8:30 PM, newflyerinvero said:

I was unaware that the 11 and 25 interline. Do they interline at Appleby GO or at 407 Carpool?

 

City of Burlington selects Catherine Baldelli as new Director of Burlington Transit

 

Burlington, Ont.—June 23, 2022—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Catherine Baldelli as the new Director of Burlington Transit.

Baldelli began her career in 1994 working for the Region of Waterloo, moving quickly through the ranks of impressive roles in both the private and public sector over the next 25 years. In 2003 she made the move to The Town of Milton in a number of positions in their ITS department, including Manager, Enterprise Business Systems & GIS.

Baldelli joined the City of Burlington in 2018 as a Business Relationship Manager in the ITS Department where she served as the IT strategic partner to both the Transit and Roads, Parks and Forestry Departments. Her work with Transit lead to her current role as Manager of Transit Planning and Business Services for Burlington Transit.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo, a Diploma of Municipal Management from AMCTO, plus various training programs specific to Fixed Route Transit Planning and Business Relationship Management. Baldelli is a member of the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and was a former Director for the MISA Ontario (Municipal Information Systems Association) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association – Ontario Chapter (URISA).

Baldelli will start in her new role on July 18.

For more information about Burlington Transit, visit burlingtontransit.ca. 

Burlington is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

Quote

Brynn Nheiley, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility

“We are delighted to have Catherine step into this role permanently and continue her leadership of Burlington Transit. Her wealth of experience and past work on the strategic directions outlined in the City’s Vision to Focus, Vision 2040 and the Integrated Mobility Plan for Burlington Transit will help important work such as the Transit 5-Year Plan and Fleet Electrification continue. Her ongoing leadership and innovative spirit will lead Burlington Transit into the future. I want to thank Neal McDonald for his interim co-leadership of the department with Catherine since May. We are all excited to have Catherine join the Burlington Leadership Team next month and continue her work in transit for the City of Burlington.”

Links and Resources

www.burlingtontransit.ca

 

I am very happy to see this news as I think that the reputation of the new director towards council will continue to help BT to build and improve their network.

I have also begun noticing, more so today that many buses are beginning to have external announcements  when the front door open, to announce the route number, name and its destination.

Meanwhile, while at the origin or terminal location for the route to begin, that on the inside of the bus, that an announcement would be made to say that this bus wil be departing as such a route number, to destination.

Id been asking BT for quite awhile, during various BFAST during varous teleconferences about how long that function of the Trapeeze system would be launched. Glad to hear that they're being installed.

 

 

Both. A example is a driver does a 11 to 407 Carpool then a 25 back to Appleby or Vice versa

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On 6/11/2022 at 8:49 PM, PrimeTio said:

Are buses unwrapped before being sent for scrap?

A little bit of yes and no. 7007 and 7004 had the old Scott Benson rear wraps left on however the remaining retired buses (7044, 7002, 7005, 7010, 7011) have had all of their ads removed

On 6/23/2022 at 8:30 PM, newflyerinvero said:

I was unaware that the 11 and 25 interline. Do they interline at Appleby GO or at 407 Carpool?

 

City of Burlington selects Catherine Baldelli as new Director of Burlington Transit

 

Burlington, Ont.—June 23, 2022—The City of Burlington is pleased to announce Catherine Baldelli as the new Director of Burlington Transit.

Baldelli began her career in 1994 working for the Region of Waterloo, moving quickly through the ranks of impressive roles in both the private and public sector over the next 25 years. In 2003 she made the move to The Town of Milton in a number of positions in their ITS department, including Manager, Enterprise Business Systems & GIS.

Baldelli joined the City of Burlington in 2018 as a Business Relationship Manager in the ITS Department where she served as the IT strategic partner to both the Transit and Roads, Parks and Forestry Departments. Her work with Transit lead to her current role as Manager of Transit Planning and Business Services for Burlington Transit.

She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo, a Diploma of Municipal Management from AMCTO, plus various training programs specific to Fixed Route Transit Planning and Business Relationship Management. Baldelli is a member of the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) and was a former Director for the MISA Ontario (Municipal Information Systems Association) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association – Ontario Chapter (URISA).

Baldelli will start in her new role on July 18.

For more information about Burlington Transit, visit burlingtontransit.ca. 

Burlington is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

Quote

Brynn Nheiley, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility

“We are delighted to have Catherine step into this role permanently and continue her leadership of Burlington Transit. Her wealth of experience and past work on the strategic directions outlined in the City’s Vision to Focus, Vision 2040 and the Integrated Mobility Plan for Burlington Transit will help important work such as the Transit 5-Year Plan and Fleet Electrification continue. Her ongoing leadership and innovative spirit will lead Burlington Transit into the future. I want to thank Neal McDonald for his interim co-leadership of the department with Catherine since May. We are all excited to have Catherine join the Burlington Leadership Team next month and continue her work in transit for the City of Burlington.”

Links and Resources

www.burlingtontransit.ca

 

I am very happy to see this news as I think that the reputation of the new director towards council will continue to help BT to build and improve their network.

I have also begun noticing, more so today that many buses are beginning to have external announcements  when the front door open, to announce the route number, name and its destination.

Meanwhile, while at the origin or terminal location for the route to begin, that on the inside of the bus, that an announcement would be made to say that this bus wil be departing as such a route number, to destination.

Id been asking BT for quite awhile, during various BFAST during varous teleconferences about how long that function of the Trapeeze system would be launched. Glad to hear that they're being installed.

 

 

Ah so that's what that is. So many times there are buses in the garage that are still announcing routes even though they are signed out and off lmao. Although to me they sound a bit too quiet though

 

 

 

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I just want to make it apparent that I will no longer be active in this thread.

This is the second time despite my efforts to hopefully keep the wiki as updated as possible, because of some people who don't know how to not throw others under the bus now get closer to putting the system at risk with the city in regards to sharing fleet information.

 

So from this point on DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT attempt to contact me at all regarding anything with the system as I will no longer respond

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