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1 hour ago, 110B West Pickering said:

 

Despite being used on the Special Olympic Shuttle last week in Whitby, the Novas weren’t ready for paying passenger service, however finally after arriving in late October, the 6100’s at Westney have entered service with 

6101, on the 915 at 17:30 and 6102 on the 224B  20:05

6100 is on the 225

6104 is on the 110B

Are those the new Nova's?

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3 minutes ago, Ultimate said:

Are they the Pulse ones?

If you do your research and see the 7100 series is the BRT and the 6100s are the conventional. Also the routes they are on is a give away.

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Few updates here.

1. A congratulations to Richard Oldfield for becoming part of the Transit Advisory Committee which was recently assembled.

2. The 7100's are not in service

3. D40LF's have begun retirement, 8423, 8427, and 8428 as well as 8417 (obviously) are at the back of westney with no fare box, PRESTO, or bike rack.

4. Six new PULSE Buses this year, they will be the first articulated buses in the fleet.

5. Four PULSE XD40's will be converted to conventional service. in all the PULSE fleet with be 26+4+6-4 = 32 total vehicles.

6. 4 Growth conventional buses this year, no replacements.

7. Theres a bunch of service changes coming in the budget, its worth looking at (https://calendar.durham.ca/default/Detail/2019-03-06-1330-Transit-Executive-Committee-Meeting/198ea386-d9b3-4288-b75c-aa0300be86ae)

8. $50.5 Million for a new facility next year

9. $375,000 for "Destination sign upgrades"

10. $210,000 for terminal amenities

11. $96,000 for bus decal refresh (Yay!)

12. 333,000 for smart technology upgrades.

 

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Seeing as the last few years that DRT has had a 10- year Service Plan, I guess that with even one year that there updates and changes from the plan, that it was shelved, in favour for these PiC's to create a new 10 year Service Strategy, with all feedback to be used to shape a new Service Plan?Is this correct?

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On 4/1/2019 at 4:23 PM, newflyerinvero said:

Seeing as the last few years that DRT has had a 10- year Service Plan, I guess that with even one year that there updates and changes from the plan, that it was shelved, in favour for these PiC's to create a new 10 year Service Strategy, with all feedback to be used to shape a new Service Plan?Is this correct?

The Service Plan was designed to be altered as development progresses. A great example is the booming Windfield Farms neighbourhood in Oshawa's north end. The service plan incorporated service to this area but didn't forecast development to excel at the rate it currently is. The PIC's are an opportunity for the general pop to voice their concerns pertaining to the areas they use transit.

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DRT has actually begun the installation of on board security cameras on the rest of the fleet that didn’t have them.

8401, and 6111,6112 have them that I’ve seen so far.

these new cameras are only placed in four spots throughout the bus rather than 9.

front facing exterior

rear facing exterior

front to rear interior and

rear to front interior.

 

 

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On 4/24/2019 at 11:27 PM, Ultimate said:

Any notice on when the pulse Nova's will go into service?

“May” is all I know

On other news

2009- 8977 is now retired, first 30” to go 

8975 and 8976 are still active

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https://www.durhamregiontransit.com/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=14632ce7-a448-49b1-a99c-206a36d7500d&feedId=fcda21e8-a0d7-4bbe-9955-c4e9163cc1fd

Its official, Novas are ordered, I've seen a few people so far shocked by the 2021 date, considering the 7100 PULSE Novas still aren't in service after 7 months on property, im not too surprised.

especially considering that these buses will require some modifications to bus stops and driver/maintenance training upon arrival. 

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On 6/5/2019 at 6:46 PM, 110B West Pickering said:

https://www.durhamregiontransit.com/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=14632ce7-a448-49b1-a99c-206a36d7500d&feedId=fcda21e8-a0d7-4bbe-9955-c4e9163cc1fd

Its official, Novas are ordered, I've seen a few people so far shocked by the 2021 date, considering the 7100 PULSE Novas still aren't in service after 7 months on property, im not too surprised.

especially considering that these buses will require some modifications to bus stops and driver/maintenance training upon arrival. 

Any reason why the 7100s are taking so long to enter service

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Yet again, 8409 is on PULSE according to Transee.

 

also regarding my previous posts about 7100-7103, two weeks ago at Raleigh, they appeared complete, but still have “danger do not drive” on them.

 

 

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2 hours ago, 43 Kennedy said:

Any reason why 8409 keeps appearing on 900, of all buses? Shortage?

Turns out 8409 is in fact retired

its INIT somehow made it inside of 8616 and has been operating like that.

according to Transee, 8616 was last in service on July 15th.

i though 8409 was retired, but was surprised when it popped back up on the map.

(photo from July 3rd)

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