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I've been starting to notice more and more different transit in the media, either in the background of tv shows or movies, or in the forefront and featured, such as the GM Fishbowl in Speed or an HSR Classic in a commercial for ING Direct. Where have you seen transit in the media lately?

In last week's issue of View Magazine, a comic called Weltschmerz takes place on a TTC streetcar.

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There was a Montreal Gazette commercial of a woman reading the paper while driving by people in misfortune situations. The bus used was a STM 12-xxx with the original fleet number font on the side.

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Criminal Minds had an RTS blow up from 'Seattle Municipal Transit'. Outside, it was numbered 563? but the number above the driver was 1003.

Casino Rama commercial shows at least 1 CLRV/ALRV pass by.

ING commercial has at least 2 HSR buses shown, a Classic and a VI.

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The Edmonton Radial Railway Society will be featured on Global TV at 6pm in Edmonton on Friday for a bit on their High Level Streetcar Line!

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I've been starting to notice more and more different transit in the media, either in the background of tv shows or movies, or in the forefront and featured, such as the GM Fishbowl in Speed or an HSR Classic in a commercial for ING Direct. Where have you seen transit in the media lately?

In last week's issue of View Magazine, a comic called Weltschmerz takes place on a TTC streetcar.

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I'm impressed with the detail put into the CLRV!

Latest media I've seen with transit: a comercial for Restylane that has a TTC PCC running in the background, Diet Pepsi Max commercial with LACMTA Neoplan, and as mentioned already a DRT Classic has appeared in a Casino Rama commercial and Hellmann's commercial.

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When I was in Seattle I saw a commercial with a D901 in it (Or some other bus that looks exactly like it). It had a black front and the rest was baby blue with a red stripe around the middle stretching lengthwise IIRC.

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I like the commercial of the lady who takes a photo of a tourist couple and she gets their LRT / Subway into the photo. I can't remember the name of it at all right now, I'm having a grey moment. But very cool commercial.

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I like the commercial of the lady who takes a photo of a tourist couple and she gets their LRT / Subway into the photo. I can't remember the name of it at all right now, I'm having a grey moment. But very cool commercial.

I chuckle at that commercial, just thinking that maybe some people on this board would actually do that in real life! :unsure:

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On the front page of today's Hamilton Spectator there is an article about a couple that took the bus from their wedding to the reception instead of taking a limo. The couple took the 'Route 5 Delaware' from Westdale to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Can't really tell from the photo which bus it is, only that it is a 2005 New Flyer D40LF. The last two numbers are missing on the internal coach number. It's coach '5105xx.'

Read the article here.

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My wife chartered a bus for me to take us from the wedding to pics to reception..

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On the front page of today's Hamilton Spectator there is an article about a couple that took the bus from their wedding to the reception instead of taking a limo. The couple took the 'Route 5 Delaware' from Westdale to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Can't really tell from the photo which bus it is, only that it is a 2005 New Flyer D40LF. The last two numbers are missing on the internal coach number. It's coach '5105xx.'

A few years ago a man look an Oshawa Transit bus (a Nova LFS) downtown to propose to his girlfriend at work. They met on a bus coming to and from Durham Collage, and even got the same driver to charter him downtown.

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A few years ago a man look an Oshawa Transit bus (a Nova LFS) downtown to propose to his girlfriend at work. They met on a bus coming to and from Durham Collage, and even got the same driver to charter him downtown.

IIRC that was somewhere around Yonge & Finch in Toronto not Downtown. Correct me if I'm wrong :unsure:

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IIRC that was somewhere around Yonge & Finch in Toronto not Downtown. Correct me if I'm wrong :unsure:

Ah it was Yonge and Lawrence. Here's the newspaper article.

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Have you seen your hometown transit in commercial or have you seen transits that you know in commercials wif so which ones

I've seen

DRT 1989 MCI Classic # 8125 in Hellman's Commercial with the rabbit

DRT 1987 GM Classic # 8119 in Casino Rama Commercial

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STM 15-008 in a Reitman's commercial about dress for the city bus.

does it have a channel it is usually on those 2 with DRT are usually on

City TV, TLN and Weather Network

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IIRC that was somewhere around Yonge & Finch in Toronto not Downtown. Correct me if I'm wrong :P
it was 8156 or 156 at the time and i knew the bus driver her name is Ann-Marie
Criminal Minds had an RTS blow up from 'Seattle Municipal Transit'. Outside, it was numbered 563? but the number above the driver was 1003.Casino Rama commercial shows at least 1 CLRV/ALRV pass by.ING commercial has at least 2 HSR buses shown, a Classic and a VI.
the Classic was DRT 8119 I could tell because 8119 is the only GM Classic that doesnt have rust anywhere it is the best GM in Durham

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