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On 8/13/2022 at 8:01 PM, Chris W said:

You're really pushing to have transit fans feel unwelcome in Burlington aren't you? You don't brag about something like that. It gives us in the hobby a bad name.

I want to add on to this as I'm a bit late to this party.

 

Anyhow, I felt like something was going on going back to January or so of this year after not being able to receive information about replacement/retiring buses and it's numbers.

I've never had problems with operators in Burlington when I'm in the city.

Usually when I'm at my usual area around Burlington GO, sometimes I'd get a hint from a driver or two. Other times, I'd run into a familiar face behind the wheel. At no time does it feel as if things are changing.

 

But it does feel like that obtaining valuable information about its growing fleet would be harder to get. Even I'm beginning to wonder if/when the next BFAST  teleconference meeting with the new Transit director coukd have an impact on bus information. I don't know for sure, but it's a potential concern.

Dillon, thank you.😞

 

One last thing. The 722XX LFSs don't have the Class Rear door announcement system. The 721Xs I don't think have them.

The 22s also have those soft clicking back doors, similar to Oakville and MiWay. A welcome change.

I hadn't heard any information regarding the September increases/changes. Anyone know? 

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13 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

I want to add on to this as I'm a bit late to this party.

 

Anyhow, I felt like something was going on going back to January or so of this year after not being able to receive information about replacement/retiring buses and it's numbers.

I've never had problems with operators in Burlington when I'm in the city.

Usually when I'm at my usual area around Burlington GO, sometimes I'd get a hint from a driver or two. Other times, I'd run into a familiar face behind the wheel. At no time does it feel as if things are changing.

 

But it does feel like that obtaining valuable information about its growing fleet would be harder to get. Even I'm beginning to wonder if/when the next BFAST  teleconference meeting with the new Transit director coukd have an impact on bus information. I don't know for sure, but it's a potential concern.

Dillon, thank you.😞

 

One last thing. The 722XX LFSs don't have the Class Rear door announcement system. The 721Xs I don't think have them.

The 22s also have those soft clicking back doors, similar to Oakville and MiWay. A welcome change.

I hadn't heard any information regarding the September increases/changes. Anyone know? 

The 21s do have the CLASS rear door announcements. The 2022s have electric doors so there isnt that loud clicking sound every time the bus takes off or stops which is nice. Only thing i know is that theres another 7 units beling delivered in the fall, 3 for replacement, 4 for expansion.

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15 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

Anyhow, I felt like something was going on going back to January or so of this year after not being able to receive information about replacement/retiring buses and it's numbers.

I've never had problems with operators in Burlington when I'm in the city.

Usually when I'm at my usual area around Burlington GO, sometimes I'd get a hint from a driver or two. Other times, I'd run into a familiar face behind the wheel. At no time does it feel as if things are changing.

 

But it does feel like that obtaining valuable information about its growing fleet would be harder to get. Even I'm beginning to wonder if/when the next BFAST  teleconference meeting with the new Transit director coukd have an impact on bus information. I don't know for sure, but it's a potential concern.

Dillon, thank you.😞

I hadn't heard any information regarding the September increases/changes. Anyone know? 

 he has completely ruined any and all future information with his constant bugging of staff with his way of trying to get information. I am still waiting for him to be banned from this board and I would like to see him banned from the system. Perhaps at the meeting, you should bring up the issue of this Dylan kid who is going around causing nothing but issues and see if there is a way they can put a stop to him.

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4 hours ago, G.A said:

 he has completely ruined any and all future information with his constant bugging of staff with his way of trying to get information. I am still waiting for him to be banned from this board and I would like to see him banned from the system. Perhaps at the meeting, you should bring up the issue of this Dylan kid who is going around causing nothing but issues and see if there is a way they can put a stop to him.

Been watching all this from over the border, and understand one wanting to appear to have the inside track, or be an authority for their hometown agency(s).  But one may have gone a little too far in this circumstance.

Heed this all newcomers, as a learning experience of what NOT to do if you want the respect of your peers on here.

*jumps off soapbox*

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I apologize for taking this thread off topic, however, we must also look at the mental health aspect of it. 
 

Now, I do not know this Dylan kid. However, what I do know is he gets enjoyment out of the buses and his connections. From reading his posts, to me, that seems like his life. He might be a young kid who doesn’t know any better. That’s not an excuse for his conduct, just something to think about. Think back to when we were young. I can guarantee some were the same way. 
 

The point I’m trying to make here is maybe he feels targeted. Maybe he feels harassed. Maybe in his mind buses are life and buses are his life. He could feel like some are purposely trying to ruin his hobby. Again, I understand the way he has behaved is not proper, and I agree. We still need to be compassionate and help one another, though. Could there be some way to help? Very likely. However, I think a break from the board and a break from the system would benefit him. 
 

Mental health is a serious issue and needs to be taken into consideration as well as addressed, but addressed by him, outside of this board. 
 

Mods. Please feel free to delete this post or warn me or whatever you want to do. Please just understand mental health is an issue that no matter where you are, what forum you’re in, should be talked about. 
 

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. 

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At this point, I've been wondering where 7048-10 could be.. 

I have NO ABSOLUTE IDEA where it could be, as when I was at the garage a few weeks ago, it wasn't there. It hasn't ran for over 3 months now. 

No idea where it is, I think it could be retired or be somewhere else in the GTA, anyone seen it?

I checked Transsee and it says 7048 hasn't ran since June 10th.

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On 8/21/2022 at 7:39 AM, JRM1000 said:

I apologize for taking this thread off topic, however, we must also look at the mental health aspect of it. 
 

Now, I do not know this Dylan kid. However, what I do know is he gets enjoyment out of the buses and his connections. From reading his posts, to me, that seems like his life. He might be a young kid who doesn’t know any better. That’s not an excuse for his conduct, just something to think about. Think back to when we were young. I can guarantee some were the same way. 
 

The point I’m trying to make here is maybe he feels targeted. Maybe he feels harassed. Maybe in his mind buses are life and buses are his life. He could feel like some are purposely trying to ruin his hobby. Again, I understand the way he has behaved is not proper, and I agree. We still need to be compassionate and help one another, though. Could there be some way to help? Very likely. However, I think a break from the board and a break from the system would benefit him. 
 

Mental health is a serious issue and needs to be taken into consideration as well as addressed, but addressed by him, outside of this board. 
 

Mods. Please feel free to delete this post or warn me or whatever you want to do. Please just understand mental health is an issue that no matter where you are, what forum you’re in, should be talked about. 
 

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. 

I see where youre coming from but the fact is that he was already banned and he made a new account just to keep postinf the same stuff that he was originally banned for is dumb. Plus he was already banned on his new account but not permanently. (i have proof)

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1 minute ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

I see where youre coming from but the fact is that he was already banned and he made a new account just to keep postinf the same stuff that he was originally banned for is dumb. Plus he was already banned on his new account but not permanently. (i have proof)

Can we get back to topic, please?! 

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1 hour ago, hamilton.area.transit said:

I see where youre coming from but the fact is that he was already banned and he made a new account just to keep postinf the same stuff that he was originally banned for is dumb. Plus he was already banned on his new account but not permanently. (i have proof)

My apologies. I did not realize this. I should have done my due diligence to read more into this. 
 

Thanks for pointing that out. Have a great day!

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4 hours ago, Train and Bus fan 20 said:

I got note from a friend that 7052-10 is MIA and 7006-09 is retired.

I can understand with 7052-10 being M8A.Could be long term repairs.

But 7006-09 being retired. May I ask whom this friend is?

Unless he/she is a mechanic, I wouldn't put too much stock into its retirement.

It could very well be like 7052, that it might just need long term repairs.

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12 hours ago, Train and Bus fan 20 said:

I got note from a friend that 7052-10 is MIA and 7006-09 is retired.

Whats your source? Anyone can say "a friend said it", but who knows how true it is. I doubt that BT will retire a bus with no new buses here. Only thing i can think of is a major issue that they dont want to fix

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On 11/25/2022 at 9:54 PM, hamilton.area.transit said:

Whats your source? Anyone can say "a friend said it", but who knows how true it is. I doubt that BT will retire a bus with no new buses here. Only thing i can think of is a major issue that they dont want to fix

I'd have a feeling it's the latter.

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3 hours ago, The Squishy Bus said:

Starting as of today, you can now tap your presto card on Burlington Transit, HSR, Durham, and most 905 Transit Agencies! 

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To clarify, as per the Twitter post, Burlington Transit now accepts contactless credit card as payment.  PRESTO cards were always accepted as part of the changeover introduced by Metrolinx.  Contactless debit cards are still pending but are expected in due time. 

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