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22 hours ago, Shakey077 said:

RFP 1899690 is now closed for bidding. SMART will evaluate all submissions and award to the best value bidder.

Thank you for your bids. SMART will evaluate both bids. Are we able to arrange a demo of your battery electric bus? Also please provide an additional information regarding specs & place of final assembly

Final assembly would happen in the USA with our Bellingham, WA area final assembly line. Buses fully meet Buy America guidelines.

Powertrain: SIEMENS ELFA2 Direct Drive Powertrain - 200kW

Batteries: 200kWh BYD cells, range up to 457km on our final model.

Demos are available only for the slightly smaller, 40ft model as the 45ft is a custom order for you

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1 hour ago, buizelbus said:

Final assembly would happen in the USA with our Bellingham, WA area final assembly line. Buses fully meet Buy America guidelines.

Powertrain: SIEMENS ELFA2 Direct Drive Powertrain - 200kW

Batteries: 200kWh BYD cells, range up to 457km on our final model.

Demos are available only for the slightly smaller, 40ft model as the 45ft is a custom order for you

Thank you for the added info. The 40ft demo will be perfect. We would like to run it through some simulated passenger loads and and service runs for a week if possible.

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3 hours ago, Urban_Monkey Transit said:

Are you really creating this system? Your posts look serious enough to make me feel like you are making SMART actually happen. If so, I am amazed, and proud. 

Trying to make it a real as possible. It exists on paper though, I want to get it into a mapping software of some type eventually to make it even more realistic.

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SMRT Bulletin

SMRT is calling on all bus manufacturers for an opportunity. We are launching the Electric Bus Test Program (EBTP), where we will be testing various electric buses over the course of 1 year. The buses will be heavily tested along various routes around the city and varying conditions. Requirements to participate:

  • Low Floor, Zero Emissions Bus running on battery power (no hybrid buses)
  • Buses must meet safety standards expressed under Canadian Law
  • Must provide one 40 foot (40') bus for testing; Any spec allowed.
  • May provide one 30 foot (30'), 35 foot (35'), or 60 foot (60') bus for additional testing; Any spec allowed. Not required but we will accept as part of testing.
  • Number of buses from each manufacturer must not exceed 2 buses. Each manufacturer will only provide one bus model.

Registration opens today (February 12, 2019) and closes March 30, 2019. Closing date may change, depending on circumstances.

Following our testing program, companies will have a chance to bid for a request for purchase to supply electric buses. RFP not guaranteed following program.

Companies that wish to sign up, please contact our procurement department at corporateRFP@smrt.gov.ca [PM in real life]

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:24 PM, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

SMRT Bulletin

SMRT is calling on all bus manufacturers for an opportunity. We are launching the Electric Bus Test Program (EBTP), where we will be testing various electric buses over the course of 1 year. The buses will be heavily tested along various routes around the city and varying conditions. Requirements to participate:

  • Low Floor, Zero Emissions Bus running on battery power (no hybrid buses)
  • Buses must meet safety standards expressed under Canadian Law
  • Must provide one 40 foot (40') bus for testing; Any spec allowed.
  • May provide one 30 foot (30'), 35 foot (35'), or 60 foot (60') bus for additional testing; Any spec allowed. Not required but we will accept as part of testing.
  • Number of buses from each manufacturer must not exceed 2 buses. Each manufacturer will only provide one bus model.

Registration opens today (February 12, 2019) and closes March 30, 2019. Closing date may change, depending on circumstances.

Following our testing program, companies will have a chance to bid for a request for purchase to supply electric buses. RFP not guaranteed following program.

Companies that wish to sign up, please contact our procurement department at corporateRFP@smrt.gov.ca [PM in real life]

Tri Star has sent you information regarding being a part of this test program.

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From Ai'a'ivea Railways, February 15th, 2019

The Lilly and Cities Line: A Rapid Link, downtown to downtown.

Of course you've seen it on all AOS maps, yet this isn't an AOS line. So what are we?

We're a rapid connecting line, connecting Lili Island (Floral Crescent, Saraberg and Sinaville), the Docklands, and Royal City (Victory Station and Le Terasa).

We are NOT an AOS line, HOWEVER, AOS-specific passes and tickets ARE honored on this line (ensure that it's for the correct zones!)

Both "Lilly" and "Lili" are correct for the first part of our name.

We are considered a "mainline" service, as we are owned and run by Ai'a'ivea Railways. That means that our trains are driven by ENGINEERS, not OPERATORS, and our trains do have bells that we ring when we leave or enter a station. And at either end of the route, the CONDUCTOR will yell "SAUNI!" and "ALL ABOARD!" Another important difference, is we have designated baggage areas, for those ending or starting or continuing an intercity journey.

We have a café car, it's the third one from the "Lili" end.

We use ex-Metro North M6y's, as well as a handful of M4y's. The "y" means that it's modified to run on the four-rail system we use, y stands for Yerkes, the company that first used this standard of electrification in London, England.

We also have First Class seating, mostly for the benefit of first class passengers switching train stations in Nu'u-Sara.

So whether you are simply commuting in Nu'u-Sara, or continuing a journey, get aboard the Lili and Cities! ALL ABOARD!

Since that time, things have changed. They switched to One Person operation pretty quickly, with the conductors being assigned to more appropriate trains. Less than a month after this notice, the café cars were abolished, with units having them being switched for M4ys that didn't. Small ca Limited service of other trains on that line, particularly of UPA "Union Electrics" during rush hour, started. And the First Class service was also abolished, not too long after, to encourage more of an integration of this service with AOS lines.

At times it was proposed that the Lili and Cities should just be absorbed into the AOS, but this never was to be. Interestingly, though, the trains used on this line are mostly serviced at AOS facilities.

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MetroTech Systems

  • Production of the MT-3 series has ended. We will no longer be offering it for purchase. In replacement, the M7 family will be fully available.
  • The LFT Series 1 will be discontinued in favor of the LFT Series 3, offering the highest quality of product.

We are excited to launch our brand new line of rail units, called the D-EU Family!

The D-EU Family is an all new generation of Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) and Diesel Locomotives. Since 2010, we have been undergoing research and testing to provide improvements to the DMU and locomotive market. Through our R&D program and our collaborative work with Tri-Star to develop the IBES-RD1 engine, we have learned and tested various different configurations of engines to reduce carbon emissions from diesel engines. All DMUs and locomotives will come equipped with our new DieselDrive Series 1 engines. These engines have been rigorously tested and not only meets, but exceeds the EPA and European requirements. They are rated as EPA Tier 4 for Line-hauling units (including switch units) and European standards for locomotives. Starting with this family of units, all trains are custom specific for all contracts, meaning customers are not restricted to specific layouts for DMUs and locomotives (they are still subject to the manufacturer's platform for assembly, but exterior and interior specs are custom made). This will also be rolled out to the M7 family. (The LFT family will not be receiving this change, due to the nature and design of the trams)

DE-MU (Diesel Efficient Multiple Unit) - Supports all safety systems, including CBTC and in-house DCTO. Perfect for clients who are looking to introduce a new DMU line or update their existing fleet.

D-EL (Diesel Efficient Locomotive) - Supports all safety systems. Perfect for replacement of existing locomotives. All locomotives are suited for both shunting and pulling operations, but can be customized to fit a specific role. Please inquire for more details.

D-EH (Diesel Efficient Hybrid) - Supports all safety systems. Similar to the smaller scale hybrid buses, these units are available as DMUs only. Please inquire within.

All platforms are available for purchase starting today! Contact MetroTech systems for more details and a quotation.

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On 2/15/2019 at 8:54 PM, JohnFedorchak said:

I finally created a map and routes for my fake city.

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Looks good. What are those letters meaning? (I assume the numbers are bus routes....or do these bus routes have multiple branches? Take a 25A instead of a 25B, for example?)

Also, what is faint blue on the right-hand (east?) side of the river? Looks like either a rail line or light rail. I'm curious.

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Forgive my double post, but I felt enough time passed that simply adding stuff to the other one wasn't appropriate.

 

On 2/15/2019 at 9:30 PM, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

MetroTech Systems

  • Production of the MT-3 series has ended. We will no longer be offering it for purchase. In replacement, the M7 family will be fully available.
  • The LFT Series 1 will be discontinued in favor of the LFT Series 3, offering the highest quality of product.

We are excited to launch our brand new line of rail units, called the D-EU Family!

What does D-EU stand for?

On 2/15/2019 at 9:30 PM, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

DE-MU (Diesel Efficient Multiple Unit) - Supports all safety systems, including CBTC and in-house DCTO. Perfect for clients who are looking to introduce a new DMU line or update their existing fleet.

D-EL (Diesel Efficient Locomotive) - Supports all safety systems. Perfect for replacement of existing locomotives. All locomotives are suited for both shunting and pulling operations, but can be customized to fit a specific role. Please inquire for more details.

D-EH (Diesel Efficient Hybrid) - Supports all safety systems. Similar to the smaller scale hybrid buses, these units are available as DMUs only. Please inquire within.

Are they straight DMUs, like, say, RDC, either Diesel-Hydraulic (like RDC) or disel-mechanical (like trucks and buses)? Or are they DEMUs....Diesel-ELECTRIC MUs?

Also you say that D-EH is only available as DMU, and the others.....are there dual-mode variants or something?

 

 

On 2/12/2019 at 12:06 PM, buizelbus said:

Final assembly would happen in the USA with our Bellingham, WA area final assembly line. Buses fully meet Buy America guidelines.

Powertrain: SIEMENS ELFA2 Direct Drive Powertrain - 200kW

Batteries: 200kWh BYD cells, range up to 457km on our final model.

Demos are available only for the slightly smaller, 40ft model as the 45ft is a custom order for you 

How many seats does your bus have?

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Ok, now it's time for another......Station guide.

Name: Rosa Parks/Paka Rosa

Location: 1955 Rosa Parks Street, Nuevas Angeles, Nu'u-Sara

Origin of name: (English version) Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, civil rights activist from the United States (Ai'a'ive version) misunderstanding of the English name, and assuming it was a "rose park." There's actually now the "Rosa Parks Rose Park", or in Ai'a'ive, "Paka Rosa Rosa Parks", very close.

Operator: AOS

Rail Service: AOS subway trains, on the Sara line. UPA "Union Electric" commuter trains, an SNW train runs during rush hours.

Type: Underground (Tube, cave)

Staffed?: Yes, two ticket agents, one at the main entrance, one at the secondary entrance in the Rosa Parks Rose Park. UPA provides an additional ticket agent during rush hour at the main entrance, and LePasi provides one at another secondary exit.

Gates?: Yes. Mostly "London" type "pad" gates that swing open. At one of the exits, the one that is usually not staffed, instead the doors are full height and slide to the side.

Fare Area: Zone 2-NAN

Transfers: Served by LePasi buses and streetcars, including the #90. Also has a bus loop, that additionally connects to a bus garage, and an underground "street" and parking garage.

Stores and services: Connected to the Nuevas Angeles Norte underground shopping center. Also has a LeLulu convenience store at ground level in the building with the main entrance. There's a cafetaria in the Rosa Parks community center at one of the secondary entrances.

There's also restrooms at the top of the main escalators.

General layout: The main entrance is in a building that resembles a cottage, sandwiched between two medium-rise apartment buildings. Here is the convenience store, as well as stairs and an escalator down to the main ticket hall. A passageway to the Nuevas Angeles Norte mall is at the bottom of this, as well as the line of gates. From this line of gates is a passageway, which connects to the secondary exits. The "main secondary" is built into the Rosa Parks community center, and has two elevators, as well as stairs. There are ticket gates here as well, as another ticket agent at all times. The passageway is T-shaped, the "bottom" of the T has access to a tube that goes upwards, on a ramp, and it ends at another tube, that has a road going through it, this is a bus loop. At the other end of said tube is where there is an "automatic entrance", there's only an agent there at rush hours (but there's a phone on either side by the gates) From here, travolators connect to the "secondary secondary", on Wilson Drive. It should be noted that the bus tube is one-way, but with room and provisions for making it two-way in the case of blockage. The entrance to the tube is through a private road that goes into Rosa Parks Rose Park. The other end goes to that "underground street", Lower Harrison, which has connections to a bus garage, a parking lot, and there are "addresses" down here. Another oddity is, once the buses exit the bus tube into this road, they are on the wrong side. As Upper Harrison, which it connects to, is a one-way street, it was decided it would be simpler to have vehicles drive on the wrong side down here, on the left. Back in the station, from the main tube, there are escalators down to the train level, which has two main tubes with platforms and a track each, and a few cross platforms, most with stairs, escalators, or in one case, elevators. A cave takes up the southern end of the platforms, and a small distance beyond (before the tracks head into tubes)

Art: Flower beds (roses, naturally) around the primary entrance. In both the Main Tube, and the platform tubes, there are former bus seats in use as benches. A statue of Rosa Parks, sitting on a seat, is at the bottom of the primary access, sitting between the two sets of ticket gates. Much of the station has decorations related to roses, as well as rose-shaped lamps. Many areas are painted in shades of rose and pink. A plaque, giving the history of the person after whom this station is named, can be found at the bottom of the main secondary entrance, near the elevators. Works of art showing the diversity of Nu'u-Sara are on either side of the "transition" from tubes to the cave. Grating with rose-shaped symbols covers parts of the cave that go out from the sides of the station. Quotes of Rosa Parks, in the original English, and translated, into both Spanish and Ai'a'ive, are painted on the walls in many places in this station. Most prominent, by the bus tube, is her quote "I did not get on the bus to get arrested, I got on the bus to go home."

Escalators: Seven. And two Travolators at one exit.

Elevators: Four. Two between surface (secondary entrance) and Main Tube. Two between Main Tube and platform levels.

Tracks: Two. Both electrified to 900 volts total (600 volts positive in 3rd rail, 300 volts negative in 4th rail)

This is part of the Sara line, but UPA trains, and a dew others, also use it. Of special interest is the practice for loco-hauled trains, of which there is only a handful, stopping so that the locomotive is in the cave area, and all the cars are at the platform. For this reason, there are "repeater" signals AFTER the main signals at this station, for those particular trains, as well as a second set of monitors, for "door-checking", although the loco-hauled trains all have a conductor who makes the final call about when to start the train.

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