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28 minutes ago, Girardin71 said:

the wiki for the Nova LFS Artic was it listed has a 2013 Nova LFS Artic Hybrid. 

It's the one built for SEPTA. If one of the Windsor guys can get the full VIN, that would be much appreciated.

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On 2/7/2019 at 6:17 PM, Chris W said:

It's the one built for SEPTA. If one of the Windsor guys can get the full VIN, that would be much appreciated.

The VIN for the Nova artic in Windsor is 4RKYS92Y1D4500275, built  2/13, the number 7300 is seen inside above the front windshield, so what is shown on Wiki for SEPTA #7301 is not correct. As for it might be on the road that remains to be seen as it has to be safety and plated.

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4 hours ago, Bernie said:

The VIN for the Nova artic in Windsor is 4RKYS92Y1D4500275, built  2/13, the number 7300 is seen inside above the front windshield, so what is shown on Wiki for SEPTA #7301 is not correct. As for it might be on the road that remains to be seen as it has to be safety and plated.

Beautiful. Thanks Bernie. I'm planning to head there on Friday and hopefully 7300 is out.

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7 minutes ago, Chris W said:

Beautiful. Thanks Bernie. I'm planning to head there on Friday and hopefully 7300 is out.

Chris it most likely won't be out as it isn't plated yet.

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On 2/11/2019 at 1:10 PM, Bernie said:

The VIN for the Nova artic in Windsor is 4RKYS92Y1D4500275, built  2/13, the number 7300 is seen inside above the front windshield, so what is shown on Wiki for SEPTA #7301 is not correct. As for it might be on the road that remains to be seen as it has to be safety and plated.

The same bus (or at least a similar one) made an appearance just "north" of the border ~2 years ago. Here she is, inside and out:

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DDOT had just put 10 New Flyer artics into service, so not sure if there was serious interest in Nova products.

It's definitely SEPTA spec -- this same unit is likely the one now in Windsor.

I know ridership on the 5 Dominion has surged, but I have trouble picturing an artic on that route. 1C Transway and 2 Crosstown, definitely -- especially if/when they simplify the western end of those routes.

Keep us posted! Has Transit Windsor demo'ed artics before?

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TW has leased artics on many occasions for a month at a time, namely for race shuttles and fireworks shuttles. The info is on the TW wiki if you're interested. Also i found this as well in the news. The 5 and 7 ridership have doubled.

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Hopefully this will lead to other improvements aside from just increased frequencies. (Such as more lines, better routing, later runs)

 

When i lived in Windsor, and started my first job (about 6 years ago now) at a store on Walker road, i remember boarding the 7 bus at about 10pm and hearing the driver inform me it was the last time he was doing that run and going forward the route would stop just before 7pm. There’s no other east/west route in that end of the city and i had to walk home if i couldn’t get a ride, and none of the roads on the way home had sidewalks, which lead to a couple scary moments.

Definitely didn’t leave a great impression of windsor’s transit system for me, but maybe this is a turning point for them. Fingers crossed.

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Effectively doubling the 7's frequency to 30 minutes should help a lot with the ridership.

As for the doubling of ridership on the 5, I agree that it shouldn't get articulated buses at this point, not with its base frequency at 25 minutes. But it might be more useful to run an express route from downtown to St Clair College, instead of all the students stuck on a 35 minute local route. If they added 2 buses, they could have 15 minute service on the local 5, or have an express route operate with 2 buses every 20 minutes from downtown. Where do most of the students for the college come from - local stops along the 5, or from other parts of the city (transferring to the 5 at the terminal)?

Articulated buses would mostly likely go on the 1C or 2 - both routes are already at 10 minute frequencies, and adding more buses on those long routes would have a small impact to capacity.

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So the new west end terminal at the hospital been approved and is supposed to open in september.

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Transit Windsor's new plan will include On Demand Transit to North Talbot factories and South Windsor Detention Centre, The New Hospital Terminal on CR 42 is way far off from reality.    I like the plan but having 60ft buses will have to wait until the garage is expanded or other one built.  its too bad they didn't buy the land that the GM transmission plant was.  too explain on demand transit the bus will wait at a terminal waiting for a passenger to call for a ride, it will cost the same as if you are on regular transit.

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Well the information has been released.  LTW route 42, im guessing meaning Leamington To Windsor. Starts monday July 8th.

https://windsorite.ca/2019/07/transit-from-leamington-to-windsor-starts-next-week/

https://www.leamington.ca/en/our-community/ltw-transit.aspx

https://www.leamington.ca/en/our-community/schedule-and-map.aspx

Also on Transit Windsor's online tracker

https://windsor.mytransitride.com/Home/Desktop#

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The first day for bus service to Leamington didn't get a same news treatment that the LaSalle 25 got on its first day.  i'm surprise that AM800CKLW or WindsoriteDOTca  didn't have their reporters out for the first run of the LTW 42.  Not surprise that TW would use their 2018 Novas on this route.   don't know how long this route will last, i also wonder how the ridership is? Just checked the tracker and 8020 is on route 42.  

https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2019/07/08/new-bus-route-leamington-windsor-makes-history/

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/regional-bus-service-gets-rolling-with-windsor-leamington-run

Edited by Girardin71
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Just a thought if Transit Windsor wanted to standardize their fleet with Nova. the Problem with that is in 5-10yrs they will require 35ft buses for the feeder routes and Nova doesn't even offer it.

If they went with New Flyer than their fleet would in 5-15yrs would have 35-60ft buses by NFI.  If they stay with Nova then they would have to do with New Flyer just for the 35ft buses.  

Just my thoughts

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I dont think theyre going to standardize a fleet with anyone. Its whoever gets the lowest bid. I also doubt they would use a 35ft bus.

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