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Cobourg Transit will be receiving 1 30' Grande West Vicinity bus at a total cost of $431,095. the bus is being purchased through Oakville's contract with City View/Grande West which allows members of the Metrolinx Consortium to also purchase buses using that contract. The 2003 Blue Bird (bus 905) was scrapped earlier this year due to maintenance issues and it appears this bus is a replacement for 905. 

https://cobourg.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/?preview=91889

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On 10/6/2016 at 2:35 PM, Silly Tilley said:

Cobourg Transit will be receiving 1 30' Grande West Vicinity bus at a total cost of $431,095. the bus is being purchased through Oakville's contract with City View/Grande West which allows members of the Metrolinx Consortium to also purchase buses using that contract. The 2003 Blue Bird (bus 905) was scrapped earlier this year due to maintenance issues and it appears this bus is a replacement for 905. 

https://cobourg.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/?preview=91889

MUST BE Vicinity again..............that seems to be the future trend of 30ft buses order in Ontario..............

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On 10/6/2016 at 1:35 PM, Silly Tilley said:

Cobourg Transit will be receiving 1 30' Grande West Vicinity bus at a total cost of $431,095. the bus is being purchased through Oakville's contract with City View/Grande West which allows members of the Metrolinx Consortium to also purchase buses using that contract. The 2003 Blue Bird (bus 905) was scrapped earlier this year due to maintenance issues and it appears this bus is a replacement for 905. 

https://cobourg.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/?preview=91889

Cobourg has also acquired an Arboc numbered 908 for WHEELS. It is plain white with just the lettering.

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Both their new Vicinity, numbered 909 and EZ Rider, numbered 907, were out in service on Friday. The Vicinity has what appears to be a white LED sign (that hasn't been programmed, bless them), a Voith D854.6 transmission and an updated paint job. You will notice that the paint scheme for the body itself is white, unlike the ElDorado which retains its grey body paint.

907 returned to service after a couple weeks away getting repaired. 906 may be the spare now. When both ElDorados were being repaired, the service ran with their ARBOC (908) and their Ford/Girardin cutaway that are usually reserved for WHEELS duty.

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Century Transportation has been awarded a new 3 year contract to operate both Cobourg Transit and the WHEELS paratransit service. The contract will begin January 1, 2020. 

Century was the lowest bidder, the other 2 bidders were Tokmakjian and 947465 Ontario Limited (Voyago). While Century currently operates Cobourg Transit, the WHEELS service has been operated by BTS Network.

Tender Award for the Town of Cobourg Public Transit and Wheels Services (CO-19-08 ENG)

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