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51 minutes ago, RZ350 said:

It's also for UMO as the system would be "confused" by someone riding the 1 in Abby to get the 66 then board the 1 in Chilliwack

To the best of my knowledge, this was not actually a consideration -- Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the FVX are all considered "different" systems currently as far as funding and fare structure goes, and all plans for system integration at this time are purely for NextRide AVL purposes, and for internal use only.

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11 hours ago, RZ350 said:

It's also for UMO as the system would be "confused" by someone riding the 1 in Abby to get the 66 then board the 1 in Chilliwack

Now here is a really, really stupid hypothetical. Let's say someone starts in Abbotsford, boards the 66 to get to TransLink, gets to the ferry, goes into Victoria, then rides the 66 Duncan on the same day...

...or any other other various systems on Vancouver Island that connect to one another, like Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, and Courtenay-Comox/Campbell River. Or the increasingly useful connection between South Okanagan-Similkameen and Kelowna, or Vernon and Kelowna... I would expect that UMO will have unique route codes internally to avoid this kind of issue.

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I would be surprised if the above poses issues at this time. As far as fare structure is concerned, all BC Transit subsystems are independent and separated, with no current provision for fare integration. I see it more appropriate to describe the Umo system as similar to Presto system in Ontario (or many other electronic fare cards for that matter) that are used for multiple different transit systems, often with duplicating route numbers. 

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On 2/12/2022 at 11:53 PM, ephrex said:

To the best of my knowledge, this was not actually a consideration -- Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the FVX are all considered "different" systems currently as far as funding and fare structure goes, and all plans for system integration at this time are purely for NextRide AVL purposes, and for internal use only.

This is what we were told at the office, just reporting what they told us.

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On 2/13/2022 at 2:53 AM, ephrex said:

To the best of my knowledge, this was not actually a consideration -- Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and the FVX are all considered "different" systems currently as far as funding and fare structure goes, and all plans for system integration at this time are purely for NextRide AVL purposes, and for internal use only.

7 hours ago, RZ350 said:

This is what we were told at the office, just reporting what they told us.

They are all different "systems" (throw in Agassiz-Harrison and Hope Regional too while you're at it), but they are grouped together to be under the same operations contract. BC Transit does this a lot lately - for example, Whistler/Squamish/Pemberton are one contract, and all of the systems in northwestern BC (Burns Lake, Hazeltons, Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Skeena, Smithers, Terrace) are under one contract despite being separate "systems" operated out of separate facilities. Those systems also had the majority of their routes renumbered to reduce duplication, despite most of them being hours apart.

I don't think local riders care too much whether their bus is numbered 1, 11, or 21 - so long as it gets them where they need to go.

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On 2/19/2022 at 6:49 AM, Articulated said:

They are all different "systems" (throw in Agassiz-Harrison and Hope Regional too while you're at it), but they are grouped together to be under the same operations contract. BC Transit does this a lot lately - for example, Whistler/Squamish/Pemberton are one contract, and all of the systems in northwestern BC (Burns Lake, Hazeltons, Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Skeena, Smithers, Terrace) are under one contract despite being separate "systems" operated out of separate facilities. Those systems also had the majority of their routes renumbered to reduce duplication, despite most of them being hours apart.

I don't think local riders care too much whether their bus is numbered 1, 11, or 21 - so long as it gets them where they need to go.

If we eventually end up with province-wide transit, it would be nice to have TransLink-style triple digit routes with the first digit denoting region.

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13 hours ago, ThatBusGuy said:

It appears that 9206 and 9208 have been transferred to Chilliwack from CFV to help with the 66 expansion. Not sure yet about 9205 or 9207

I can confirm 9206 is transferred to Chilliwack. I am on it right now. What a lovely nr 2.0 time interface! Can't wait to see the rest of what it offers us passengers!

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7 minutes ago, Busmanic92 said:

I can confirm 9206 is transferred to Chilliwack. I am on it right now. What a lovely nr 2.0 time interface! Can't wait to see the rest of what it offers us passengers!

Soft launch in Abbotsford is on pace for late this week, so it's not much longer of a wait 🙂

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On 11/3/2022 at 9:57 PM, 2102 said:

I went to the Agassiz-Harrison page and found this map, how old is this image???

agh_map_chilli#0001.jpg

When did the FVX start up? That would be a good hint. I think (think) it's been running for almost ten years now, hasn't it?

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13 hours ago, InfiNorth said:

When did the FVX start up? That would be a good hint. I think (think) it's been running for almost ten years now, hasn't it?

First novas (from what i remember) were 94's new to Chilliwack for the 66. They came in 2015. So my guess is 66 is same age as those buses

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On 11/5/2022 at 12:12 PM, InfiNorth said:

When did the FVX start up? That would be a good hint. I think (think) it's been running for almost ten years now, hasn't it?

April 6th, 2015

 

As for the image in question I'd hazard a guess at circa 2009/2010. Honestly though, well before I became interested in that area.

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On 11/4/2022 at 12:57 AM, 2102 said:

I went to the Agassiz-Harrison page and found this map, how old is this image???

agh_map_chilli#0001.jpg

Might not be much of a help, but this routing structure was no longer in place by the time of my first visit to Chilliwack in March 2014, so it at least predates that.

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