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Just to clarify, this is a service improvement? Because 4 - Riverdale service ends earlier than the other routes?

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11 hours ago, SMS said:

Just to clarify, this is a service improvement? Because 4 - Riverdale service ends earlier than the other routes?

Yes, this is a service improvement.  The Riverdale bus normally ends at 7:25 pm on weekdays, and 6:15 pm on Saturdays.  For scheduling purposes it won't cover the whole neighbourhood, but it's better than walking from the Benson Centre.  And best of all, they won't need an extra bus.

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On 9/4/2019 at 2:40 PM, sdgta2008 said:

I'd say the 71 EXPRESS routing would be a good model for Sunday Service (for one day when/if the city decides to implement Sunday Service).  Add that with a Pitt/McConnell route running every hour, only 2 buses will be needed.  

From what I heard, only 5% of ridership would use the Sunday service. The story got overtaken in the latest news cycle by the fire pit ban and the proposal for more Sunday service was inadvertently brushed aside.

On 10/4/2019 at 8:11 AM, sdgta2008 said:

Yes, this is a service improvement.  The Riverdale bus normally ends at 7:25 pm on weekdays, and 6:15 pm on Saturdays.  For scheduling purposes it won't cover the whole neighbourhood, but it's better than walking from the Benson Centre.  And best of all, they won't need an extra bus.

According to Mr Tapp, the demand for service in Riverdale after route 4 service ends could be as much as 1-2 persons per trip and as little as one request per evening. He says it is a great use of available resources and time. It is only a five minute detour vs the 3 Brookdale bus sitting on layover and being unproductive. Cornwall Transit might have taken inspiration from the successful on demand service successfully undertaken by Belleville Transit.

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On 6/14/2019 at 7:27 PM, sdgta2008 said:

Anyone able to tell me what 71-EXPRESS is...?  I've seen the signs popping up on Brookdale.  According to the tracker it's Route 3....

I asked Mr Tapp about the backstory since there doesn't appear to be a press release anywhere. As surmised earlier in the thread, the idea is to connect major trip generators together on one route. The advantage is being able to ride the 71 on both Montreal Road and Second Street without having to transfer downtown. Ridership is low in the morning but picks up in the afternoon. It is a hit with the St. Lawrence College students! A new network map should be printed in December 2019 to show the changes.

Bus procurements: between 2020 and 2024, Cornwall Transit hopes to acquire 2 diesel LFS (as part of Metrolinx procurement initiative) and 1 handi-trans vehicle per year. The remaining 1998 Orion VI will be phased out progressively, followed by the El Dorado buses (assuming the E-Z Riders do not have major failures before then). So, we will not host a Christmas Lights charter this year in Cornwall sadly but rest assured we will be back to give the Orion VI a fond farewell charter. Note to interested parties wishing to acquire the used Orion VI buses must go to govdeals auction website.

Cornwall Transit is not expecting any new Nova deliveries in 2019. They are waiting for confirmation of federal funding before putting in the order. Queen's Park has already ponied up the cash.

Finally, Mr Tapp expects to retire in Nov 2020 after several decades on the transit scene in both Calgary and Cornwall.

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Sara Lauzon posted this on Facebook on Saturday:

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A bus on the corner of Sydney and Second Streets.

In the background: Knox Church is to the right, and the houses in behind it have been torn down.

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48 minutes ago, SDGBusFan said:

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what routes the Orion VI's are assigned to? I'm hoping to get a few last pics before they're retired?

They've often been found on the business park runs at rush hour.  Sometimes they'll assign one of them to Route 1 as well.

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On 11/27/2019 at 12:35 PM, sdgta2008 said:

They've often been found on the business park runs at rush hour.  Sometimes they'll assign one of them to Route 1 as well.

What route would the 'business park" refer to?

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2 hours ago, Orion VI said:

Yeah, I already looked at that, didn't really help.

Then read it again. The page very clearly says, in big bold text, Cornwall Business Park.

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On 4/23/2019 at 1:01 PM, operator13382 said:

Here is the full list of the codes and signs as of March 30th just after the new system was implemented:

 

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Dean

Is a driver able to put a custom slogan/ or word in this type of destination sign?

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Some photos and videos from December:

 

 

 

 

49289793568_4f173c062c_c.jpgIMG_3434 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49290483412_6c0beaa340_c.jpgIMG_3435 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49290482922_34df12e820_c.jpgIMG_3437 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49293368937_5aa67d13e2_c.jpgIMG_3442 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49292683028_9ccc798152_c.jpgIMG_3443 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49293366057_56e88e845d_c.jpgIMG_3447 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300676172_076ebdaf13_c.jpgIMG_3499 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300470191_6d18dee3ec_c.jpgIMG_3509 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300800368_9a6d438612_c.jpgIMG_3541 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49301495127_9723c0ce1e_c.jpgIMG_3547 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300799798_af6f89806d_c.jpgIMG_3551 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300799608_caaa349991_c.jpgIMG_3556 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49301494417_dd37086a85_c.jpgIMG_3562 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49300799118_8418271366_c.jpgIMG_3563 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49301832486_c5fd38d7c9_c.jpgIMG_3581 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49306762251_d4ccf898d1_c.jpgIMG_3610 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49306762151_ccb5a73a09_c.jpgIMG_3612 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

49306267033_fdc968852f_c.jpgIMG_3618 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

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I can sure appreciate the cleanliness of those vehicles, both inside and out.

9887 would be an interesting charter contender given its relative one off livery. Time will tell when we actually do this though. Stay tuned.

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1 hour ago, SMS said:

I can sure appreciate the cleanliness of those vehicles, both inside and out.

9887 would be an interesting charter contender given its relative one off livery. Time will tell when we actually do this though. Stay tuned.

9887 sure is an interesting vehicle,  with many features of its past life with Missisauga Transit! It's one off livery is Cornwall Transit Nova LFS inspired, and still has a few interior decals from predecessor MiWay!

Last Wednesday and Thursday,  was supporting the Cornwall Business Park S2.

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Cornwall Transit posted on their facebook page indicating that they are reducing service as of Monday.  Looks like it'll similar to Saturday service levels, plus the Industrial runs.  There was no mention if 71-Express will be suspended....

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On 3/19/2020 at 9:22 PM, sdgta2008 said:

Cornwall Transit posted on their facebook page indicating that they are reducing service as of Monday.  Looks like it'll similar to Saturday service levels, plus the Industrial runs.  There was no mention if 71-Express will be suspended....

Cornwall Transit is scaling back service further than initially planned.  Saturday service will run Monday to Saturday until 8:45 pm.  An on-demand service for essential travel only will be available after 8:45 pm.  The Business Park routes will continue to run; however 71-Express is suspended for the time being.

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