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The one time that I've been on a bus ever since a week after 3/11 occurred was on a 90 Whellams to Dairy Queen, and then right back. PM 90s to Whellams are almost always empty anyway. I haven't even bought an April monthly pass. (What's it look like by the way? I have a feeling it's just a standard seasonal image but if it's promoting BLUE then I might grab one anyway as a souvenir)

23 minutes ago, SirAndrew710 said:

WT is considering moving to an enhanced Saturday schedule effective with the schedule change. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/transit-changes-could-be-coming-to-winnipeg-1.4881495

Code for a Blue plan with modifications. Let's be honest, we don't need anybody crowding at major terminals unless its name is Unicity. But it's interesting that they say they'll go forward with it at the spring change. I still think it'd be a poor idea to go forward with the new routes on the 12th. Kick it down to mid-May (the Victoria Day long weekend would be good) and reassess in early May whether it's feasible depending on if we can actually contain and/or treat this thing.

Hey, they did pass that local state of emergency today, so now they're at least allowed to think about proper measures.

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21 minutes ago, ConnorsCompShow said:

The one time that I've been on a bus ever since a week after 3/11 occurred was on a 90 Whellams to Dairy Queen, and then right back. PM 90s to Whellams are almost always empty anyway. I haven't even bought an April monthly pass. (What's it look like by the way? I have a feeling it's just a standard seasonal image but if it's promoting BLUE then I might grab one anyway as a souvenir)

Code for a Blue plan with modifications. Let's be honest, we don't need anybody crowding at major terminals unless its name is Unicity. But it's interesting that they say they'll go forward with it at the spring change. I still think it'd be a poor idea to go forward with the new routes on the 12th. Kick it down to mid-May (the Victoria Day long weekend would be good) and reassess in early May whether it's feasible depending on if we can actually contain and/or treat this thing.

Hey, they did pass that local state of emergency today, so now they're at least allowed to think about proper measures.

The work drivers can sign will not be operating out of north and all drivers will be forced to sign a letter group instead of the option of X off 

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So will they be doing another sign-up? Also, what is a “letter group?” I’ve heard the term but have no idea what it means.

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26 minutes ago, SirAndrew710 said:

So will they be doing another sign-up? Also, what is a “letter group?” I’ve heard the term but have no idea what it means.

There’s A,C,D and f then x is weekends off and there will be another sign up 

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So, what constitutes “Saturday service with extra feeder service?” Would routes like, let’s say, 98 run?

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3 minutes ago, Wpgtransit11-25 said:

And no X group for the covid sign up 

So even the most senior drivers would have to work weekends?

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8 minutes ago, SirAndrew710 said:

So even the most senior drivers would have to work weekends?

Yes my buddy said it’s shitty, that everyone will be stuck doing weekend work and that there’s gonna be a lot of spare drivers 

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Aren’t there already more spare drivers than actual drivers? ‘Cause on 21-7 this change, there was an older gentleman who I saw every so often and one younger driver who did that work all of one week, but apart from that, there was a different driver almost every day.

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This was at about 10:30 in the morning.

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1 minute ago, SirAndrew710 said:

Aren’t there already more spare drivers than actual drivers? ‘Cause on 21-7 this change, there was an older gentleman who I saw every so often and one younger driver who did that work all of one week, but apart from that, there was a different driver almost every day.

Could be holidays could be some one who is on sick leave and they give the work everyday to someone who is booked ahead 

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If they’re booked ahead, that explains why one driver would make sporadic appearances throughout. Are there many pieces (if any at all) that go unsigned? Because this isn’t the only time I’ve noticed different drivers doing the same work pretty much every day.

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Just now, SirAndrew710 said:

If they’re booked ahead, that explains why one driver would make sporadic appearances throughout. Are there many pieces (if any at all) that go unsigned? Because this isn’t the only time I’ve noticed different drivers doing the same work pretty much every day.

Ya there’s pieces of work that don’t get signed then they end up on the spare board 

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6 minutes ago, Wpgtransit11-25 said:

Ya there’s pieces of work that don’t get signed then they end up on the spare board 

So it will be an enhanced spring Saturday schedule (BLUE will be running)?

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45 minutes ago, MMP15 said:

So it will be an enhanced spring Saturday schedule (BLUE will be running)?

Extra service to the hospitals and to major grocery centres, i presume? 

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7 minutes ago, armorand said:

Extra service to the hospitals and to major grocery centres, i presume? 

Nope Saturday schedule I looked at crews my buddy sent and it’s Saturday run numbers 

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15 hours ago, LilZebra said:

I agree with you. I firmly believe what President Trump says that this whole Wuhan Coronavirus "pandemic" is squarely due to China and US Democrats interfering in the 2020 US election to unseat Trump.

If you take reasonable precautiions such as handwashing,  taking Oil of Oregano first sign of scratchy throat, etc...

No need to literally shut down most of this planet Earth in order to stop or slow down Wuhan-originated virus.

It comes down to accusing China and US Demoratic Party of a Communist takeover. Is this the New World Order or the Bible's Revelations come true? I'm not 100% sure yet.

When I got the 1968 Hong Kong flu at age 2 1/2 in November 1968 my parents didn't take me to no Hospital. No, they looked after me at home. For one night I was really really sick. Diarrhea, etc... But I didn't die. I'm still here.

But yeah, no gov't is gonna tell me to "Stay in place". Apart from groceries, I just gotta get out. You can't tell LilZebra (my soul name means "Youthful individuality") what to do. If it comes down to getting shot and killed over it, then so be it. Rather leave this sorry world to the others to deal with.

At this point, after waiting 39 years for rapid transit to form here and be left with one half-assed Bus Rapi Transit line. At this point I don't give a s**t.

Yeah, I'm still planning on walking all the way to Balmoral for 5:30 AMish. If the weather is subpar, then Harkness or Fort Rouge, I'm not missing the first BLUE bus.

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45 minutes ago, Wpgtransit11-25 said:

Nope Saturday schedule I looked at crews my buddy sent and it’s Saturday run numbers 

So, what will be added? That article says there would be “added feeder service.”

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17 hours ago, SirAndrew710 said:

WT is considering moving to an enhanced Saturday schedule effective with the schedule change. https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/transit-changes-could-be-coming-to-winnipeg-1.4881495

Good move on Transit's part. With few non-essential businesses open during this pandemic, there is less demand for Transit. This will probably save money in the long run. I would like Transit to consider this for future stat hoildays as well.

 

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I was just looking at the fleet roster on the Wiki, and saw all the old 400’s and early 500’s have been retired. Does this mean there are no more buses on the road with those old destination signs? (I don’t know what they’re called, they just weren’t LED.)

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8 minutes ago, jhood135 said:

I was just looking at the fleet roster on the Wiki, and saw all the old 400’s and early 500’s have been retired. Does this mean there are no more buses on the road with those old destination signs? (I don’t know what they’re called, they just weren’t LED.)

The 1996 D30LFs also had the flip-dot signs (to answer your question about what they’re called), but according to the wiki, the last of those are retired as well. So, thankfully, all the buses that had the flip-dot signs are gone.

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Things are getting so empty these days that it seems 788 decided to give up on their 42 run the moment they hit Sanford Fleming. A figurative tumbleweed rolling all the way around Lakeside Meadows.

On 4/5/2020 at 10:29 PM, SirAndrew710 said:

The 1996 D30LFs also had the flip-dot signs (to answer your question about what they’re called), but according to the wiki, the last of those are retired as well. So, thankfully, all the buses that had the flip-dot signs are gone.

Ding-dong, the flip-dots are dead.

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