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20 hours ago, SMS said:

I thought that it would be good to include the memo from the website, in case we wanted to search quickly re: COVID-19

 

There was since an updated memo:

March 25 Update:

Effective today, Cornwall Transit bus service will operate until 8:45 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Passengers requiring essential travel can contact Transit to make arrangements for bus service after 8:45 p.m.
Also, seniors can call Transit at 613-930-2636 to make special arrangements for travelling to grocery stores with seniors morning shopping hours.

 

Cornwall Transit is reducing its service schedule, effective Monday, March 23.

From Monday to Friday, an enhanced Saturday service will be implemented. Cornwall Transit is urging that passengers only travel when it is essential to do so.

Conventional frequency will be:

  • Every 60 minutes from 6:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Every 30 minutes from 10:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Every 60 minutes from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Service to the Cornwall Business Park will remain in place.

The Community Bus Service route will not operate on Wednesdays.

Handi-Transit will operate from 6:06 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and will accommodate all essential trips, including medical appointments, dialysis appointments, and travel to grocery stores and banks. To book a trip, call 613-930-2636.

On Saturdays, conventional bus frequency will be every 60 minutes from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., and there will be no community bus service.

There will be no charter service.

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Looking to get some information here, all regarding 0359:
 

  1. When was it put into service (as much of an exact date if possible)
  2. When was the wheelchair stickers removed (or when was the lift disabled, I've narrowed it down to 2015-2016 range based on people's photos)
  3. When was the exact date of retirement (I confirmed the January 10, 2018 report by SMS in this thread, I'd like to narrow it down to a exact last day of service, which clearly would have been between December 9, 2017 and January 10, 2018 when I got it confirmed)
  4. Not as critical, but primarily what services was 0359 assigned to throughout the years. I know after 8558 unfortunately retired, it took over the Eastern Industrial Services, but I would like a bit more information on that aspect of it.
  5. Any other interesting facts about 0359 (I believe they were the first accessible full sized conventional bus, which 0359 and 0360 were I believe the only conventional vehicles that were accessible up until the EZ-Rider's arrival in 2009, and the fact that they were unreliable for the most part. I know too they were joint ordered with Ajax-Pickering 2050-2055 (DRT 8050-8055), but I cannot think of anything else unique about the order. I did wonder if they were the last Orion Vs bought in Ontario, but GO Transit's Orion Vs were ordered after Cornwall's, so that is not a "claim to fame".)

I'm writing a background story of 0359 for the person who now privately owns it which will be displayed on the interior of the bus for people to read, so any details that can be provided on those 4 points would be greatly appreciated.

Also I'm sure if you can provide some information on 0360, I'm sure the owner of that unit would appreciate it as well.

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Hi. I spotted a Cornwall Transit Orion V a week ago Saturday in Ottawa near Thermo King. Do Cornwall still have an Orion V in service or is that the private owner?  Unfortunately I didn’t remember the fleet number. It was 03xx. 

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1 hour ago, 8792 said:

Hi. I spotted a Cornwall Transit Orion V a week ago Saturday in Ottawa near Thermo King. Do Cornwall still have an Orion V in service or is that the private owner?  Unfortunately I didn’t remember the fleet number. It was 03xx. 

It was 0359, and it is a privately owned bus. As my post directly above yours talks about it.

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19 hours ago, TransitfanJW said:

Are the VIs still running?

Yes, they still are. All three are expected to be around for another year.

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Cornwall Transit has announced the re-instatement of late evening service as of tonight.  Buses will run their hourly schedule as normal until 11:30 pm.

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Cornwall Transit posted their budget proposal on Facebook.  They're looking to purchase 2 40-ft buses from the Metrolinx program (I assume they still have the contract with Nova Bus), as well as an Arboc to replace the 2011 Crestline Handi-Transit bus.  The proposal also stated that they want to invest in bus stop upgrades including new shelters.

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From the May 25 council meeting, Cornwall Transit will be adding an additional 2 Nova buses to its existing order of 4 buses, for a total of 6 buses. 

With the change to the order, delivery of all 6 buses will be in April 2021, rather than November 2020 as planned for the original order of 4 buses.

The additional 2 buses ordered will replace 2 of the 2008 ElDorado buses.

Link to council agenda

 

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Once again Cornwall Transit seems to be waiting for the 11th hour to release any fall service changes compared to other systems.  Has anyone heard anything through the grapevine?

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Transit will going back to its regular schedule as of September 8th with the exception of 71 Express which is cancelled until further notice.

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Did Cornwall program some COVID-19 P/R messages on their destination signs?

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19 hours ago, SMS said:

Did Cornwall program some COVID-19 P/R messages on their destination signs?

No, they did not. Destination signs continued to show their proper route listing. No sign of COVID-19 P/R. Although there is a new destination sign listing, OLYMEL, alongside CORNWALL BUSINESS PARK.

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Thanks for the update. Sounds like Olymel has become an important trip generator. Perhaps a nod to SCM listed on 8558's roll sign?

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Does anyone know what's with these so called temporary adjustments on Saturday mornings?  Are they starting 30 minute service and Riverdale bus earlier....?

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18 hours ago, sdgta2008 said:

Does anyone know what's with these so called temporary adjustments on Saturday mornings?  Are they starting 30 minute service and Riverdale bus earlier....?

Seems to be an addition to the regular service on Saturday's. Possibly ridership has risen and Cornwall Transit has ramped up service to deal with it. Yes, they are returning to normal Saturday service, as well as adding :30 minute service starting at 8:45 for the 1, 2 and 3, and an hour earlier than normal for the 4. 

Quoted from the website is this segment regarding the ''Temporary Route Adjustments''.

Temporary Route Adjustments as of September 8:
  • New Saturday Hours:
    • 1) Pitt and McConnell - 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    • 2) Sunrise and Cumberland - 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    • 3) Brookdale and Montreal - 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    • 4) Riverdale - 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.
  • 71 Express Route temporarily cancelled
  • 61 Community Service not offered on Saturdays (only Monday to Friday)

 

On another note, Cornwall seems to have added another Business Park route, along with at least one new Route Destination Code. The new route in question seems to be 14 - Business Park to Olymel & RDC, as well as Second & Pitt. They've also seem to redo the Business Park by doing new routes and route listings. The 14 and 19 seems to be used for early morning Business Park routes and the midnight route, where 12 and 19 being used for the afternoon rush Business Park routes.  The 19 was always run, but the 12 has seemed to be added to expand ridership to the Business Park. Two routes in the afternoon, and two in the morning.

You can view the new routes on the online tracker at: www.waytogo.cornwall.ca , or as well as the Transit app.

As well as the new routes, one of the new route listings is: Business Park *flash* to Ridgewood. 

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Does anyone know if any of the Elderado buses are parked? I looked at transee and I've seen up to all three Orion VI's out but only 1-2 of 6 Elderados 

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5 hours ago, ViaRail6440 said:

Does anyone know the whereabouts of the City's Surplus Orion II's? Are they scrapped, privately owned, etc..?

All have been presumed scrapped.

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