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6 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

9101 - The first articulated DRT PULSE Nova LFSA was delivered two weeks ago.

9102 - was seen at the Nova factory.

9100,9103-9105 location unknown

Any photos?

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On 3/28/2020 at 7:57 PM, 110B West Pickering said:

Yes, these photos are courtesy of Richard Oldfield

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Interesting they went with the extra vents found on 6113-6116

There has been a couple of conventionals lately on the 900 Pulse. This past week saw 6107, 8571, 8426, 8527, and a few more on some runs.

8432 was one of the notable units.

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53 minutes ago, Gamer Studios said:

Interesting they went with the extra vents found on 6113-6116

There has been a couple of conventionals lately on the 900 Pulse. This past week saw 6107, 8571, 8426, 8527, and a few more on some runs.

8432 was one of the notable units.

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The vents are standard on Novas as of mid2019

as for conventional units it’s because currently with a reduced work for staff, they’re trying to give everyone as much work as possible, this may include having buses from other route interline with PULSE

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On 1/3/2020 at 2:31 PM, 110B West Pickering said:

I should clarify that I checked with DRT and the 902 will not be a PULSE route

only the 900 and the 901 for now

910, 915 and 916, 922 and 950 are just the weird ones out of the bunch to start with a "9" prefix.

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3 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

910, 915 and 916, 922 and 950 are just the weird ones out of the bunch to start with a "9" prefix.

The 9 is given to regional routes...

not just PULSE, the 901 is the weird one. But that’s because it’s pulse.

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I wonder if there is any developments recently in regards to the service changes that Durham Region Transit that is going to implement back in April 2020 - but got postponed due to the pandemic?

Also, I want to know if some of the DRT's fleet is equipped with the new PRESTO readers - yet?

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48 minutes ago, FutureHeartsJunkie said:

I wonder if there is any developments recently in regards to the service changes that Durham Region Transit that is going to implement back in April 2020 - but got postponed due to the pandemic?

Also, I want to know if some of the DRT's fleet is equipped with the new PRESTO readers - yet?

Last I heard, DRT intends to implement the April 6th changes with the September 8th changes.

9100-9105 likely won’t enter service on time in September as there is currently no driver training on the artics.

9 operators at Raleigh Division and 6 operators at Westney division have been switched from full time to part time

as for PRESTO, I know for sure there’s at least three vehicles in service at this time

8512, 8577 and 8981. 
by now 15 buses should have them installed. The instal order is Wentworth, Westney finishing with Raleigh
9100-9105 will enter service with them

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11 hours ago, FutureHeartsJunkie said:

Also, I want to know if some of the DRT's fleet is equipped with the new PRESTO readers - yet?

Those are the 2 I’ve seen

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12 hours ago, 110B West Pickering said:

 

9100-9105 likely won’t enter service on time in September as there is currently no driver training on the artics.

I've seen one few days ago on Military Trail by U of T Scarborough. It had a training bus sign up. 

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On 5/10/2020 at 5:25 PM, Gamer Studios said:

Yes

What’s your source? The specifications I listed I’ve made mention that the specifications are presumed but not confirmed? Are you actually sure of that statement?

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14 hours ago, J. Bullock said:

9101 was out for training yesterday.

 

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I saw it a couple days ago training on the 401. 

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5 hours ago, TTC Guy said:

I saw it a couple days ago training on the 401. 

Would that happen to be on Wednesday? I saw it fly past me eastbound around Liverpool.

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22 hours ago, J. Bullock said:

Would that happen to be on Wednesday? I saw it fly past me eastbound around Liverpool.

No, it was Friday at the Toronto-Pickering border

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Here are the following routes being cut temporarily (mainly in Pickering and Ajax) starting June 8th until further notice:

103-Glenanna

111-East Pickering

193A-Pickering Community Route

193B-Pickering Community Route

219-Ravenscroft

225-Audley North

226-Westney South

232-Church

301-West Lynde

303-Garden

312-Central Whitby

406-Wentworth

 

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ICAMI (In Case Anyone Missed It), DRT will be resuming fare collection on July 2nd, 2020. 

With the ongoing pandemic - comes the need to offer contactless options (not just PRESTO) and electronic ticketing. This was mentioned in details on a news release: https://www.durhamregiontransit.com/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=b27d5e84-98b6-42f2-a042-7cc647edf90b&feedId=fcda21e8-a0d7-4bbe-9955-c4e9163cc1fd

I've also read that a "digital version" of the U-PASS (Universal Transit Pass - a special transit passed issued for students who attend Durham College, OTU (aka Ontario Tech University, OnTechU) - please don't ask me why I classify OnTechU as "OTU" (and pronounced as "O2"), and Trent University's Oshawa Campus) will be introduced. It would have make sense to have the UPASS offered on PRESTO, but I don't know why DRT has chosen not to go to that route (pun intended).

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On 6/3/2020 at 5:41 PM, Ultimate said:

Seen 9101 training this afternoon at UFTS. Looped once and left

9101 was back in Scarborough today on a training run. Spotted it around 3:50pm northbound on Morningside, then southeast on Military Trail and into Centennial Circle.

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It appears that fare collection - will resume on July 2nd, 2020. In addition, Durham Region Transit will be resuming front-door boarding (and implementing rear door exiting) to allow one-way entry and one way exit to allow the flow of pax to/from the buses.

Still with fares, ticket sales will be scaled back to community and social agencies (that means, you will no longer buy 10-ride tickets) and paper-based passes will be eliminated (other than the Access Pass - this type of pass is only for eligble recipients who are on ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) and other-related programs such as Ontario Works). Paper transfers (for those who pay with cash or a ticket) will be suspended. Cash fares will be up $0.25CDN and Presto single-taps by $0.05CDN

With the new PRESTO Card readers coming in gradually, it will definitely allow more flexibility and enable the acceptance of contactless payments such as debit and credit cards (and mobile wallets). Don't forget about the so-called QR-code reader as well.

Source: https://www.durhamregiontransit.com/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=5528f7f2-87c7-4dc8-9397-36a24c4c2287&feedId=fcda21e8-a0d7-4bbe-9955-c4e9163cc1fd

FYI, CDN = Canadian Dollars

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