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4 hours ago, G.A said:

I would have thought the conventional Van Hools would go before the 03 Flyer's.

The A330 Van Hool buses were purchased in 2005/2006 as part of the base order to launch Viva in September 2005. Plus they have been refurbished in 2012/2013 to extend their lifecycle to 18 years instead of 12 years. Being retained until most likely 2024 at this rate to ensure service needs are covered. 

Especially with the logistical challenges of support such as getting parts and other support is difficult due to Van Hool being based in Belgium. I would think they want to remove any Van Hool buses from the fleet as soon as they can, but it isn't possible if they don't have enough replacement buses to bridge the gap. 

3 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

Someone here said YRT has a pretty flexible retirement policy...

You are referring to this comment here:

Especially since YRT may not need as many buses with the direction of how much they need in peak service (AM/PM peak). At the same time, the contracts they issue for bus replacements and expansion units are usually issued for x amount of years with y amount of units. Some transit agencies have an annual budget cycle replacing the oldest buses before reliability is impacted to a severe level while others may simply hold on a bit longer to maximize the lifecycle and service needs. 

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57 minutes ago, menath said:

Southwest Maintenance is quite poor...

thats a pretty empty statement. Got any supporting facts on that to justify your allegations?

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1 hour ago, Ber said:

thats a pretty empty statement. Got any supporting facts on that to justify your allegations?

I often do see buses with bald tires.  That's about it.

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2 hours ago, Ber said:

thats a pretty empty statement. Got any supporting facts on that to justify your allegations?

6 of their XD60S went MIA also there was a 2008 D40LF with no sign. Also 579 had a broken sign

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13 minutes ago, menath said:

6 of their XD60S went MIA also there was a 2008 D40LF with no sign. Also 579 had a broken sign

TTC is worse if that’s your yardstick.

For the record, destination signs are not a criteria for an MTO inspection sticker.

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59 minutes ago, Bus_Medic said:

TTC is worse if that’s your yardstick.

For the record, destination signs are not a criteria for an MTO inspection sticker.

...but destination signs are more so a accessibility concern...

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53 minutes ago, Gamer Studios said:

...but destination signs are more so a accessibility concern...

Broken signs won’t downgrade your CVOR rating.

I worked there for the final 2 years of my apprenticeship. Their maintenance practices are in line with any other municipal outfit.

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49 minutes ago, Bus_Medic said:

Broken signs won’t downgrade your CVOR rating.

I worked there for the final 2 years of my apprenticeship. Their maintenance practices are in line with any other municipal outfit.

I think you misread @menath as the bus in question (a SW 8xx) was completely missing their sign

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Someone was stabbed on a VIVA bus at Yonge and Royal Orchard which is right near me. I saw the bus surrounded by emergency vehicles.

Bus involved is #1390.

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7 hours ago, Gamer Studios said:

I think you misread @menath as the bus in question (a SW 8xx) was completely missing their sign

Typically the rear signs are the last ones to get replaced when they go down. Front and side are much more important for AODA, back signs are an optional spec order for a reason and if the unit is pulled out to replace/repair it’s better than pulling a bus from service over a sign

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11 hours ago, ZümmyZüm said:

Typically the rear signs are the last ones to get replaced when they go down. Front and side are much more important for AODA, back signs are an optional spec order for a reason and if the unit is pulled out to replace/repair it’s better than pulling a bus from service over a sign

This was the side sign.

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From VivaNext on Facebook. Testing and training of operators to navigate around Cornell Transit Terminal. 

https://www.facebook.com/vivaNext/posts/10159046455377967

Looks like they borrowed e2105 from North Division as part of the testing to ensure it can navigate and get around the terminal. Still planned for summer 2022 opening. 

Exact date still to be confirmed. 

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1 hour ago, GTAmissions1 said:

From VivaNext on Facebook. Testing and training of operators to navigate around Cornell Transit Terminal. 

https://www.facebook.com/vivaNext/posts/10159046455377967

Looks like they borrowed e2105 from North Division as part of the testing to ensure it can navigate and get around the terminal. Still planned for summer 2022 opening. 

Exact date still to be confirmed. 

I doubt it was borrowed to test or for navigation/clearance; more probably for PR since they're the Region's newest buses. Too bad nobody informed them that they will never show up at this terminal outside of this photoshoot.

But at least it makes for a pretty picture, I guess...

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On 5/10/2022 at 6:06 PM, Articulated said:

I doubt it was borrowed to test or for navigation/clearance; more probably for PR since they're the Region's newest buses. Too bad nobody informed them that they will never show up at this terminal outside of this photoshoot.

But at least it makes for a pretty picture, I guess...

It depends whether or not the region decides to outfit depots around cornell terminal to full electric

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yrt.ca will be getting a new refreshed look and feel effective June 7th.

Breakdown of the changes below:

  • Improved menu and content layout to make it easier to find the information you need
  • Schedule and next ride search added to Trip Planner tool on the homepage, so you can quickly find schedule information
  • A new dedicated webpage for Mobility On-Request service, containing both on-request service and Paratransit information

 

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1 hour ago, GTAmissions1 said:

yrt.ca will be getting a new refreshed look and feel effective June 7th.

Breakdown of the changes below:

  • Improved menu and content layout to make it easier to find the information you need
  • Schedule and next ride search added to Trip Planner tool on the homepage, so you can quickly find schedule information
  • A new dedicated webpage for Mobility On-Request service, containing both on-request service and Paratransit information

 

It's too bad that they can't put the same amount of effort into improving the on-street service that they do into revamping their website.

 

Dan

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