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53 minutes ago, OCTranspo/STO Fan said:

http://www.sto.ca/index.php?id=285&L=en

STO is going to buy 27 hybrid 40 foot buses next year, according to the 2018 budget linked above.

The STO will also be raising fares by an average of 1.9% starting in January, along with introducing a new Social fare class based on income:

http://sto.ca/index.php?id=87&tx_ttnews[backPid]=2&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=15218&cHash=95a914ce6c77346e66a0b5ddb2bbee65 (in French only).

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On 2017-11-08 at 8:14 PM, JCL said:

All I've been told is that the purpose of the new buses is to replace the unrebuilt Inveros. I did not ask further whether the 80 new buses would replace all remaining unrebuilt units.

We won't be seeing the 80 new buses until sometime 2019. 

I actually did not know they were going rebuild the artics until I read the budget document earlier tonight. Sorry, I don't have answer for you. 

They're already starting to refurbish the D60LFs, which is what I had suspected due to those buses being slightly older, and only having 53 in the fleet.

 Two of them are in the process of being rebuilt as we speak.

 

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Has OC disabled anything on the 8000 series double deckers recently? Every single one I've been on in the past two or three weeks (that I can remember, at least) has been displaying the same warning light.

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8 hours ago, HB_1024 said:

Has OC disabled anything on the 8000 series double deckers recently? Every single one I've been on in the past two or three weeks (that I can remember, at least) has been displaying the same warning light.

Were exactly is the warning light? I always ride on the upper deck so I get a good view of the city.

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1 hour ago, ONQCBusFan said:

Were exactly is the warning light? I always ride on the upper deck so I get a good view of the city.

Solid yellow square, what looks like an "air poof" (sorry, no better way to describe it), and a big X through it. My guess is it has something to do with the exhaust regen.

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2 hours ago, HB_1024 said:

Solid yellow square, what looks like an "air poof" (sorry, no better way to describe it), and a big X through it. My guess is it has something to do with the exhaust regen.

You mean the Emergency button cover like on the New Flyer D60LFRs?

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6 hours ago, HB_1024 said:

Solid yellow square, what looks like an "air poof" (sorry, no better way to describe it), and a big X through it. My guess is it has something to do with the exhaust regen.

Which one would it be ??

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Engine stop button. Could also have been retarder deactivated, but I'd imagine that the green "retarder active" dash light wouldn't come on if the retarder is disabled.

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Exhaust regeneration disabled.

-mostly for when running indoors, or anytime the exhaust outlet would be near anything combustible.

Some operators will use it to stop a regen in progress, as sometimes unpleasant odours enter the cabin. 

 

 

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I have found this photo of an OC Transpo Transpass on Google. Can anyone explain what this is? I've never heard of it before. I've heard of a Presto, ticket, and a DayPass before, but never a Transpass.

What are the differences between this and a Presto?

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Found this. Similar to presto, however I think you load a fee for a monthly/yearly pass on it, and can use it as much as you want? Correct me if I'm wrong. 

Presto just uses the money you load onto it. 

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/OC-Transpo-TRANSPASS--1-yr-all-inclusive-travel-in-the-National-Capital-Region_26766552

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/OC-Transpo-Transpass---good-for-1-year-of-bustrain-rides_25893563

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1 hour ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

I have found this photo of an OC Transpo Transpass on Google. Can anyone explain what this is? I've never heard of it before. I've heard of a Presto, ticket, and a DayPass before, but never a Transpass.

What are the differences between this and a Presto?

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Transpass is included in new residential developments where it is one year of free transit. It works as a smart card like Presto where you have to tap on each payment device.

Presto card is where you load value or a pass. 

Final comments:

The goal of Transpass is to market transit. Though I think the cost is included in the residential development fees. Especially when working to expand into new areas of development such as the suburbs. 

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5 hours ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

I have found this photo of an OC Transpo Transpass on Google. Can anyone explain what this is? I've never heard of it before. I've heard of a Presto, ticket, and a DayPass before, but never a Transpass.

What are the differences between this and a Presto?

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5 hours ago, MiWay0310 said:

Found this. Similar to presto, however I think you load a fee for a monthly/yearly pass on it, and can use it as much as you want? Correct me if I'm wrong. 

Presto just uses the money you load onto it. 

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/OC-Transpo-TRANSPASS--1-yr-all-inclusive-travel-in-the-National-Capital-Region_26766552

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/OC-Transpo-Transpass---good-for-1-year-of-bustrain-rides_25893563

 

4 hours ago, GTAmissions1 said:

Transpass is included in new residential developments where it is one year of free transit. It works as a smart card like Presto where you have to tap on each payment device.

Presto card is where you load value or a pass. 

Final comments:

The goal of Transpass is to market transit. Though I think the cost is included in the residential development fees. Especially when working to expand into new areas of development such as the suburbs. 

Interesting that OC Transpo are reusing the Transpass name for this card.  Back before April 2001, the Transpass was OC's regular-fare monthly pass, the name dating back to the introduction of bus passes in 1976.  The express pass was called the Unipass, while during the two-tiered fare system of the 1980s and 1990s, there was an Econopass which was valid for off-peak fare only, requiring a top up during peak periods.  Each pass had a distinctive colour, along with a different coloured section to indicate the month and year:

  • Adult Econopass: Yellow
  • Adult Transpass: Red
  • Adult Unipass: Blue
  • Student Transpass: Green
  • Student Unipass: Orange
  • Senior Pass (Unipass): Brown

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I have a question regarding when the Classics got rebuilt. Why is it that most of the '93s stayed in the stripe livery, and only five were repainted? Did only the ones in the maple leaf livery get rebuilt?

This also applies to most of the other Classics.

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I know in 2009 STO had four fishbowls: 7742, 7757, 7901, and 8202. Of the four, only 7901 is still with STO as it's originally from the area. I know 8202 is owned by someone, but if I recall correctly, didn't someone buy at least one of the ex OC Transpo 7700s? Or were they both scrapped?

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24 minutes ago, Tom1122 said:

I know in 2009 STO had four fishbowls: 7742, 7757, 7901, and 8202. Of the four, only 7901 is still with STO as it's originally from the area. I know 8202 is owned by someone, but if I recall correctly, didn't someone buy at least one of the ex OC Transpo 7700s? Or were they both scrapped?

Ex OC Transpo 7757 has been sold to a collector, back in 2010. The other one was scrapped.

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1 hour ago, OC Transpo/STO Fan said:

Ex OC Transpo 7757 has been sold to a collector, back in 2010. The other one was scrapped.

Any idea if this collector still has 7757?

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9 minutes ago, Tom1122 said:

Any idea if this collector still has 7757?

I couldn't find any info on if he still has the bus in his possession, sorry. I also don't know him.

It was definitely sold to him, though. That's all the info I have.

 

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Are there any bus trackers out there for STO that display the bus number?

Does the bowl do daily service? And if yes, what routes does it tend to run on?

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Would someone be able to give me a general route description of routes 306 and 316, the downtown local routes? Cannot seem to find anything on the wiki. 

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1 minute ago, OCtranspo10 said:

Would someone be able to give me a general route description of routes 306 and 316, the downtown local routes? Cannot seem to find anything on the wiki. 

Carleton U Library's online maps would be a good place to start cc @tomsbuspage

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16 minutes ago, OCtranspo10 said:

Would someone be able to give me a general route description of routes 306 and 316, the downtown local routes? Cannot seem to find anything on the wiki. 

They are on the Wiki, just hidden.

https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Ottawa-Carleton_Regional_Transit_Commission_route_153_'Lebreton/Somerset'

https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Ottawa-Carleton_Regional_Transit_Commission_route_306

https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Ottawa-Carleton_Regional_Transit_Commission_route_316

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