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9 minutes ago, OCSTOFan said:

Are there any 2016 RTC Novas in service yet? I've seen photos of 1601, 1602 & 1603 sitting idle in plain white.

None of the 40 footers are in service yet. Of course most of the 2016 artics are in service by now.

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39 minutes ago, eclair14 said:

RTC was expected to receive 36 std. hybrids and 23 articulated hybdrids based on the published 2016 budget

I put 1601-1612 on the wiki because I saw the VIN's on this website and it only listed 1601-1612: http://busfanplace.com/stcuq_list/stcuqlis.htm

**though at this moment the website seems to be down, this happened when they added the VIN's for the artic hybrids, so they're probably adding VIN's for 1613-1635.

12 minutes ago, FlyerD901 said:

Was that TTC 8638 in the photo? if so are 2017 buses will be delivered ahead of time. If my eyes are still good, it looks as if we are still getting these damn backwards seats.

 

That was TTC 8608. The seating arrangement won't change because they wanted every unit to be consistent. I don't really mind the backward seats since this layout allows more seats as well as much better legroom than the Orion VII in the rear, although to me this arrangement here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalung1/23175942352/) towards the back looks better than that of the 40ft LFS and the artics.

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On ‎12‎/‎10‎/‎2016 at 2:37 PM, anyfong said:

I put 1601-1612 on the wiki because I saw the VIN's on this website and it only listed 1601-1612: http://busfanplace.com/stcuq_list/stcuqlis.htm

**though at this moment the website seems to be down, this happened when they added the VIN's for the artic hybrids, so they're probably adding VIN's for 1613-1635.

That was TTC 8608. The seating arrangement won't change because they wanted every unit to be consistent. I don't really mind the backward seats since this layout allows more seats as well as much better legroom than the Orion VII in the rear, although to me this arrangement here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalung1/23175942352/) towards the back looks better than that of the 40ft LFS and the artics.

The seating arrangement is horrible. Its awkward, I rather the perimeter seating the Brampton LFS has, it encourages people to move back, something people don't do enough of. And I can't blame them, especially with the current layout. Hopefully the 2017 buses are rearranged. TTCs LFSAs are better.

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1 hour ago, MTL66 said:

STO 1725 to 1730 were sitting out front of Nova Bus ready for Delivery. 40 Ft Hybrids

Saw that as well last week. Also there was an all-white artic hybrid with STO specs sitting in front of the plant.

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