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2 hours ago, MCW Metrobus said:

It replaced "GO TEAM GO".

I noticed all Surrey buses had that PR sign on yesterday, I tried to find the code but I couldn't.  

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032's were all cancelled today in the PM rush.

I noticed that a lot of rear door equipped buses are operating on the Hwy 99 Suburban Routes all day today & this evening. I'm speculating this could be the new temporary change to keep operators safe & social distancing.

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23 hours ago, dover5949 said:

 

I noticed that a lot of rear door equipped buses are operating on the Hwy 99 Suburban Routes all day today & this evening. I'm speculating this could be the new temporary change to keep operators safe & social distancing.

Hopefully get the rest brand new double deckers ready to service for those routes would be the best idea

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RTC has assigned Suburban Nova's to all runs on 351's & 601's for the 2nd day in a row. I'm speculating this is to provide drivers from exposures from passengers with the protective barrier?

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1 hour ago, dover5949 said:

RTC has assigned Suburban Nova's to all runs on 351's & 601's for the 2nd day in a row. I'm speculating this is to provide drivers from exposures from passengers with the protective barrier?

Considering there isn't a single Orion out I'm guessing you're right.

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Now that the R2 is up and running, are there any 180XX or 190XX still wrapped? Based on T-Comm it seems a few are still doing non-Rapidbus routes but I'm not sure if that's just due to a general shortage, since some seem to be doing a mix of both types of service.

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1 minute ago, ThatBusGuy said:

Now that the R2 is up and running, are there any 180XX or 190XX still wrapped? Based on T-Comm it seems a few are still doing non-Rapidbus routes but I'm not sure if that's just due to a general shortage, since some seem to be doing a mix of both types of service.

There's a bit more unwraps such as 18047 and 18061. There's also been mention of 19031 also unwrapped.

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Somewhat related but Admins should not allow this kind of advertising on our board. 
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Em NIMBY a**holes

This ad also shows they don’t even know what they are taking about and only care about a little parking. They wrote B-Line instead of Rapidbus. Rapidbus has been advertised quite a bit over the last year and a half. How could they mess this up.

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1 hour ago, Thomasw said:

Somewhat related but Admins should not allow this kind of advertising on our board. 
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Em NIMBY a**holes

This ad also shows they don’t even know what they are taking about and only care about a little parking. They wrote B-Line instead of Rapidbus. Rapidbus has been advertised quite a bit over the last year and a half. How could they mess this up.

If you don't like it just tap that X on the top right corner as this post is quite unrelated to this thread. Also I'm no expert with how ads are chosen and seen on the internet but don't they reflect upon what you search online ? Because you're searching up stuff like that is the reason why you received that kind of ad. 

Any who with whats going on in the world right now a simple ad like that should be the last thing you should be concerned about bud. 

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I've seen that ad so many times around the web it's not even worth worrying about, it was probably made before the RapidBus announcement last year.

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It is still a horrible ad to see. I believe they started putting it up as part of their campaign to stop the R2 going past Park Royal. Honestly I've gotta say it's ridiculous that someone would be so short-sighted to think that a few spaces of parking is more important than high-quality, high-frequency mobility for thousands of people.

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9 hours ago, Zortan said:

It is still a horrible ad to see. I believe they started putting it up as part of their campaign to stop the R2 going past Park Royal. Honestly I've gotta say it's ridiculous that someone would be so short-sighted to think that a few spaces of parking is more important than high-quality, high-frequency mobility for thousands of people.

That's rich people for you. Only caring about themselves.

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Walked past Brighouse Exchange this morning, it looks completely finished. It's still fenced off but I wouldn't be surprised if it opens up within the next couple weeks.

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According to the wiki, one time many moons ago, the 49 going towards Metrotown routed from Imperial up McKay and Maywood to Willingdon...

Well, somebody tried that today. The bus was headed NIS to Metrotown, and it passed me at 49th and Kerr. He must have missed the left onto Willingdon Extension, because I saw the back end of the bus just past Ocean View as I was passing Central Park. The next thing I saw was the bus making the left onto McKay.

It might have worked... except for the fact that McKay and Maywood is closed due to road construction. When I came back around, I saw the bus stranded on McKay with a supervisor van behind it, lights flashing, probably trying to help the operator back up. 😂

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1 hour ago, MCW Metrobus said:

According to the wiki, one time many moons ago, the 49 going towards Metrotown routed from Imperial up McKay and Maywood to Willingdon...

Well, somebody tried that today. The bus was headed NIS to Metrotown, and it passed me at 49th and Kerr. He must have missed the left onto Willingdon Extension, because I saw the back end of the bus just past Ocean View as I was passing Central Park. The next thing I saw was the bus making the left onto McKay.

It might have worked... except for the fact that McKay and Maywood is closed due to road construction. When I came back around, I saw the bus stranded on McKay with a supervisor van behind it, lights flashing, probably trying to help the operator back up. 😂

Oh man! Definitely not the first and last!

When I first started driving here I was doing a 130 to Phibbs Ex and as I crossed to the north side of the Second Narrows bridge I took the Dollarton hwy EB exit rather the Main st WB exit. Tcomm told me to wait for the supervisor to help me get out, but a passenger gave me directions and I told Tcomm and they said to go for it because he was right!

I should also mention too that I had a few screw ups at ETS.

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50 minutes ago, Express691 said:

Production Branch is now down to 6 trains per hour.

All mk1s are now 4-car formation. 

M-Line is running ~10 min frequency for most of the day now 🙄

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On 4/28/2020 at 5:14 PM, 99.bline said:

Excuse the terrible pic but the 95 B-Line is back! This one was doing all local stops between Downtown and Willingdon.

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The Earth is healing!

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18338 doing a 100 today. Instead of "Rear Door Boarding" on the sign it was displaying "DDR Vehicle". Not sure what that means?

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