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and it's likely going to be Out of service for a bit as it is involved in a crash on Esna Park/Steeles

1502 back today on the 90.

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Viva Yellow will begin operations this Sunday.

First trip will be operating at 6:52 AM from the park and ride at the 404. I'll likely give the route a check on Sunday.

EDIT: Busy on Sunday, will check it out Monday afternoon.

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well congrats to YRT and the contractors for finishing 2 days (albeit 1 years behind the original estimate) early :)

now if TTC can keep their schedules........

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well congrats to YRT and the contractors for finishing 2 days (albeit 1 years behind the original estimate) early :)

now if TTC can keep their schedules........

Well they DID open phase 1 of the Highway 7 rapidway about 2 weeks early...

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Well they DID open phase 1 of the Highway 7 rapidway about 2 weeks early...

Well they are built under P3 so obviously they should have a few weeks of leeway just not to get screwed over for being late.

The project doesn't end run after opening either, they still have cleanup, tree planting, etc which might last till Spring.

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Well they are built under P3 so obviously they should have a few weeks of leeway just not to get screwed over for being late.

The project doesn't end run after opening either, they still have cleanup, tree planting, etc which might last till Spring.

Indeed, there is still a lot of clean-up to be done. They had to drastically change Davis Drive, and once spring comes around, they can finalize all the cosmetics.

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Well they are built under P3 so obviously they should have a few weeks of leeway just not to get screwed over for being late.

The project doesn't end run after opening either, they still have cleanup, tree planting, etc which might last till Spring.

Phase 1 of the Hwy 7 rapidway had all the cleanup, tree planting, etc. finished before the rapidway itself. It was phase 2, 3, plus the Davis Drive opening where it's the other way around.

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Can't blame them, the minor visual aesthetics don't affect transit function, may as well get it running now and take care of the minor details later. With winter here too, may as well wait until spring.

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Can't blame them, the minor visual aesthetics don't affect transit function, may as well get it running now and take care of the minor details later. With winter here too, may as well wait until spring.

Well...maybe once there's snow on the ground.

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There's no point in putting anything green into the ground now, there's almost nothing that they could plant that would be hardy enough to survive the winter without proper rooting - including grass.

As for the rest of the clean-up - I guess that depends on how much exactly there is to do. Stonework/pavers can be done, but may need to be heated depending on the cementing compound. Concrete can be done throughout the winter, provided it is mixed for the conditions and kept properly while setting. Asphalt too, but it needs to be clean and dry.

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I can't help but notice that the DAR North pilot project map has the unbuilt 404-400 link highway and Doane road interchange on it. :huh:

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I saw a YRT 30x orion v turn right frim leslie onto finch. Does anyone know which unit I saw? On the left side of the bus, it had an ad with a real estate guy on it.

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I saw a YRT 30x orion v turn right frim leslie onto finch. Does anyone know which unit I saw? On the left side of the bus, it had an ad with a real estate guy on it.

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The only Orion out this afternoon was 306.

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The only Orion out this afternoon was 306.

The only Miller Orion out today was 306?

Edit:Guess that means it was 306.

309 was on the 23.

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Does anyone have the promotional document from before 2005 where they planned to name Viva's lines after fruits?

It was something bizarre like

Viva Blue was Viva Blueberry

Viva Purple was Viva Plum

Viva Green was Viva Lime

Viva Orange was Viva Orange

Viva Pink was Viva Cherry

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Both holiday bus (5131, 5147) and 707 has been unwrapped.

If 325 is also unwrapped, rivalda is gone.

For tiles and stone, 326 and 725 is still wrapped.

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Exterior cameras have begun to be installed at Southwest with the 300 series Flyers. Off hand, 311, 312, 316, 317, 318, 319, 331, & 333 have been done.

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Any timeline for Viva to be converted to LRT? I know that is the plan.

They do have a provision to convert the rapidways to LRT, but currently there is no timeline which would require additional funding commitments and enough passenger demand. Light Rail Transit can carry a lot more than buses, but you also need to ensure there is enough demand to support it or else it would simply be a waste of money like the Sheppard subway.

Right now, they are just simply building out the network on Highway 7 and Yonge Street.

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They do have a provision to convert the rapidways to LRT, but currently there is no timeline which would require additional funding commitments and enough passenger demand. Light Rail Transit can carry a lot more than buses, but you also need to ensure there is enough demand to support it or else it would simply be a waste of money like the Sheppard subway.

Right now, they are just simply building out the network on Highway 7 and Yonge Street.

Right now, they could keep adding bus frequency to meet demand. How many buses per hour would be the max before LRT becomes feasible?

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