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KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News.

Four days after receiving their final six units of their batch (x30 total; x20 frame-slide windows, x10 frameless windows), a Nishinihon JR Bus driver took pictures of his frameless windows model, while by the Chinatown area in Osaka, including from above.

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Useless to say it caught so much attention, as this is a totally new highway bus concept which will certainly grip the pace early in 2019 side by it's cooperative manufacturer - Mitsubishi Fusou - Hino and Isuzu.

In the meantime in the US, Greyhound and Astro are interested in testing the 45" HD variant of the GALAXY (yet to be definitively codenamed) and the current GALAXY SHD, respectively.

As for ANDROMEDA, the Portuguese also called up for testing it, notably Resende (Oporto district), Barraqueiro (Lisbon district) and even Joalto and Berrelhas (both Guarda district), while Barraqueiro is also looking at the 12m GALAXY and the MAGELLAN.

This to say we decided to also provide ANDROMEDA for the international customers, including the Americas.


KAGUYA CRUISE News.

A contract has just been struck with Sumitomo Heavy Industries; through a deal made with the Meyer Werft Shipyards of Papenburg in Germany, we announce the new flagship to sail with the current GEM Class cruise ship「QUEEN EMILIA」; the EXCELLENCE/XL Class「FORTUNA」(vessel depicted is AIDA Cruises「AIDAnova」).

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Of the overall design, only the funnel encasing will be obviously modified, in order to reflect our own identity; passenger capacity however, will be downscaled from 6,600 to about 5,200, to give way to more entertainment/commercial facilities.

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Although I'm far from being done with it, as I haven't touched it in a few weeks I thought I would share a snapshot of the current state of Newman's downtown. The further north you go, the less complete it is (and some of it is straight up incorrect, for example none of this territory lands in the borough of Folkestone anymore... I just don't have the time right now to correct all the errors).

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It looks small, but the distance between High Street and Kipling Avenue (the unlabelled street that is on the east end of Kipling Park) is 4.06 km, and the distance along Davis between Lakeshore and the street at the north end of the non blurry area (Marlee Avenue) is 2.36 km, so there's a decent amount of area covered.

The history of how this part of town came to be is interesting. When I first started on this project, I was just a dumb teenager who didn't understand anything about urban planning, and I believe at one point I remarked in this thread how Newman has no real city centre. Well, in the months and years afterwards, I've travelled to a variety of different European cities and learned that was dumb, and this ended up taking form as the city's downtown core.

Although not as large as the cores of a city like Prague, there is nevertheless a ton of stuff packed into this area. Lakeside, as the borough is known, is Newman's center of culture and society. The area is clean and well maintained, and the city's residents are proud of their downtown. Transit service is provided by buses, trams, trains, and even trolleybuses from the west.

As for the blurry area, some of them are residential zones, while others are industrial ones, and neither is anywhere close to being finished or presentable so I thought it would be kinder to blur it out than to force you to look at it in this state :lol:

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

NEWSLETTER - December 14, 2018

12 Days of Free Rides!

Beginning December 21 at Midnight and running through January 2 at 11:59 PM, SMART will be offering FREE rides on all transit services. Bus and train services will be free to all passengers county wide during the 12 days of this holiday season. Fare collection will resume at Midnight on January 3rd. SMART wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.

New Downtown Street Car Service!

Starting January 7, 2019 the Downtown Street Car will enter full time service (it is running limited holiday service from Sierra Depot to the Coastland Center only from December 15 Through December 25). Rides will be Free during the holiday service run and for the first 90 days of service. April 1, 2019 regular fare collection will begin on the Downtown Street Car service. The DSC will provide service every 12-20 minutes from Harbor Transit Center - Cruise Terminal to Downtown Sierra Depot then continuing to Coastland Center, the Financial District, East Village,  Museum Row, and Delta Airlines Sports & Entertainment Complex at Sierra Marina.

Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative!

Phase 3 Public Hearing for proposed service changes.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, SMART will hold a public hearing to discuss potential service changes beginning in June. The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM in the Auditorium at Sierra Depot in Downtown Sierra Monrovia. We will present our planned changes and open the floor for public comments on the changes. The SMART Board will be present for this hearing along with senior SMART staff. Following the hearing the board will conduct their monthly meeting.

Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative

Simplify service

Buses more often and longer hours

Improved customer amenities at bus stops

Better regional connections

Reduce duplication of service

Improve safety and comfort for passengers

Our Approach

 The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond.

The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years.

The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year:

Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED

Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED

Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019

Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019

Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter.

We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future.

Visit us online at

www.SMART2020mobility.org

Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative

Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms

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KAGUYA/KASHIWAZAKI COASTER News.

Three customers in the UK are the latest interested in our Kashiwazaki Coaster vehicles; Red Rose Coaches and a newly formed thruway bus service of the Thames Turbo and also the English National Railways.

While the Thames Turbo is looking at 12-13 meter hi-deckers, the ENR is rather interested in 12-14 meter double decker.

Thames Turbo was also looking into low entry vehicles from us, but for the moment, we have no plans to develop a low entry vehicle, remarking also that Japanese companies very rarely use the kind of low entry vehicles as in Europe.

Red Rose in the other hand is obviously looking for high-end luxury vehicles as aforementioned, but they also point to a big probability of acquiring the Magellan as well.

More updates soon.

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 18, 2018

RFP 1899685 - Thirty Foot (30') and/or Thirty Five Foot (35') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - January 30, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899685 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Thirty Foot (30') and, or Thirty Five Foot (35') transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

75 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') length. For delivery in 2020

Options for an additional 175 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') lengths. Options to be held for 3 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 250. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on January 30, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 20, 2018

RFP 1899690 - Forty Foot (40') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - February 6, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899690 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 1125. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on February 6, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

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Here is all the new buses that Furbyville Transit has acquired within the past year as of December 2018!

 

2017 NovaBus LFS 60-Foot Artic (1701-1725)

Powertrain: Cummins L9 & Allison B400R6

2017 NovaBus LFS Diesel 40-Foot (1726-1795) 

Powetrain: Cummins L9 & ZF EcoLife 6AP1400B

2018 NovaBus LFS HEV 40-Foot (1796-1835) Powertrain: Cummins B6.7 & BAE HybriDrive System 

2018 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 SuperLo (1836-1845) 

Powertrain: Cummins L9 & Allison B500R6

 

 

 

 

 

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

NEWSLETTER - December 21, 2018

Holiday Greetings

The SMART Board of Directors, Executive Staff and the entire SMART Family wish you a Very Merry Christmas, a Joyful Holiday Seasons Greetings and a Safe and Happy New Year.

Holiday Services

SMART will operate enhanced service on several routes beginning today, Friday December 21 through 8:00 PM Christmas Eve, Monday December 24. Routes serving the Downtown area will have a min of 10 minute service frequency . routes serving major malls and shopping centers will have min of 15 minute service frequency from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM every day through this period. Please check online or call our SMART Information hot line for specific routes and schedules. In addition SMART will have extra buses on stand by to be used as needed for overcrowding and to maintain service frequency on heavy lines as well.

SMART's headquarters and offices will be closed during the holiday period from Monday December 24 through Wednesday January 2, however our customer service hotline will be operational as normal 24 hours a day. Smart stores and Kiosk's will also have normal staff and operations during this period.

12 Days of Free Rides!

The 12 Days of Free Rides is in effect, starting today and running through January 2 at 11:59 PM, SMART will be offering FREE rides on all transit services.  Fare-boxes and SMART Card readers have been covered. SMART fare machines at bus and X-Rides stations are still working though, you can load money or fares to your SMART card for use again January 3rd. Monthly pass holders have been issued a credit for 1/2 month cash value on your SMART cards. Bus and train services will be free to all passengers county wide during the 12 days of this holiday season. Fare collection will resume at Midnight on January 3rd. SMART wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.

New Downtown Street Car Service!

The New Downtown Street Car (DSC) is running limited holiday service from Sierra Depot to the Coastland Center only. This service has been extended to run through 9:00 PM Sunday January 6, 2019. Rides will be Free during the holiday service run and continue for the first 90 days of full line service. April 1, 2019 regular fare collection will begin on the Downtown Street Car service. The DSC will provide service every 12-20 minutes from Harbor Transit Center - Cruise Terminal to Downtown Sierra Depot then continuing to Coastland Center, the Financial District, East Village,  Museum Row, and Delta Airlines Sports & Entertainment Complex at Sierra Marina beginning January 7, 2019.

SMART Safety Team!

Beginning February 1, 2019 SMART will be deploying our new SMART Safety Team. The Team will be introduced and fully sworn into service at our Board Meeting that day and ultimately will be a 1000 member strong fully trained, licensed, sworn peace officer team that will provide round the clock safety and security for SMART bus and rail lines, stations, and facilities. They will be uniformed and armed and fully empowered to conduct law enforcement and security functions county wide for SMART, however we will take an approach of education and information in most instances. The team members will also act as ambassadors to the public for SMART and be available to answer customer service questions, provide directions and customer assistance as well. Deployment of the SMART Safety Team fulfills a promise and goal of the SMART 2020 Initiative to provide a safer system for all. 

Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative!

Phase 3 Public Hearing for proposed service changes.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, SMART will hold a public hearing to discuss potential service changes beginning in June. The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM in the Auditorium at Sierra Depot in Downtown Sierra Monrovia. We will present our planned changes and open the floor for public comments on the changes. The SMART Board will be present for this hearing along with senior SMART staff. Following the hearing the board will conduct their monthly meeting.

Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative

Simplify service

Buses more often and longer hours

Improved customer amenities at bus stops

Better regional connections

Reduce duplication of service

Improve safety and comfort for passengers

Our Approach

 The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond.

The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years.

The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year:

Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED

Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED

Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019

Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019

Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter.

We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future.

Visit us online at

www.SMART2020mobility.org

Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative

Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms

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It's been a while but I'm back with another station guide:

Station Guide:

Name: 21 Street-West Market

Location: Market Street between 20th and 21st Streets

Service: Market-Frankford Line

Type: Underground

Depth:

platforms: 20 feet

mezzanines: 45 feet

Staffed?: Yes, including ticket agents, and information.

Transfers?:

At 20th Street: bus routes 17, 31, 33, 38, 44, 48, 62, 78, and routes 124 and 125 Direct Buses

At 21st Street: bus routes 7, 31, 44, 48 and 62

General Layout: Side platforms with exits at either end of the platform and mezzanines below the tracks

Exits: 2

-21st and Market Streets (main entrance)

-20th and Market Streets

Elevators: One from each platform to each mezzanine and one for each exit.

Escalators: None

Mosaic/Tiles:

trimline: two tone blue

Name tablet: light blue border, navy blue background, “21 STREET” in white, “WEST MARKET” in white on black tiles underneath the tablet

Tracks: 2. Electrified with underrunning bottom contact third rail, at 600 volt

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NEWMAN TRANSIT NEWS
JANUARY 3, 2019

 

SERVICE CHANGES

The following service changes will be enacted as of January 7, 2019:

 

Tram routes

Due to a very high number of trams passing through Lakeshore Avenue, and the decreasing reliability of all tram routes along that corridor, routes 7 and 10 will be rerouted.

Route 7, heading eastbound, will be rerouted from Lakeshore Avenue & High Street via eastbound on Lakeshore, northbound on Strausberg Street, eastbound on May Street, and southbound on Lumber Yard Road to Lakeshore Avenue, from where it will continue on its regular routing to Newman Falls station.

Route 7, heading westbound, will be rerouted from Lakeshore Avenue & Lumber Yard Road via northbound on Lumber Yard Road, westbound on Richmond Street, southbound on Strausberg Street, and westbound on Lakeshore Avenue to Lakeshore Avenue & High Street, from where it will continue on its regular routing to Water Street.

The following new stops will be introduced on route 7:

Eastbound:

Strausberg Street at Lakeshore Avenue
May Street at Davis Road
May Street at Bratislava Road
May Street at Victoria Avenue
May Street at Creekbank Road
May Street at Cummins Avenue
May Street at Flatbush Avenue
May Street at Revúca Avenue
May Street at Fairport Road
May Street at Briar Hill Drive
May Street at Wicksteed AvenuE
May Street at Lumber Yard Road
Lumber Yard Road at Lakeshore Avenue

Westbound:

Richmond Street at Lumber Yard Road
Richmond Street at Wicksteed Avenue
Richmond Street at Briar Hill Drive
Richmond Street at Fairport Road
Richmond Street at Revúca Avenue
Richmond Street at Flatbush Avenue
Richmond Street at Cummins Avenue
Richmond Street at Creekbank Road
Richmond Street at Victoria Avenue
Richmond Street at Bratislava Road
Richmond Street at Davis Road
Strausberg Street at Kenworth Street
Strausberg Street at Lakeshore Avenue

The following destination signs will be displayed:

Eastbound between Water Street and Strausberg Street:

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Eastbound between Strausberg Street and Newman Falls Station:

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Westbound between Newman Falls Station and Richmond Street/Lumber Yard Road:

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Westbound between Richmond Street/Lumber Yard Road and Water Street:

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Route 10, heading eastbound, will be rerouted via northbound on Creekbank Road, eastbound on May Street, and southbound on Lumber Yard Road to Lakeshore Avenue, from where it will continue on its regular route to Kittiwake Road.

Route 10, heading westbound, will be rerouted from Lakeshore Avenue & Lumber Yard Road via northbound on Lumber Yard Road, westbound on Richmond Street, southbound on Creekbank Road, and eastbound on Lakeshore Avenue to terminate at Lakeshore Avenue & Creekbank Road.

The following new stops will be introduced on route 10:

Eastbound:

Creekbank & Lakeshore loop (cars will no longer service the stop used by southbound route 8 cars)
Creekbank Road at May Street
May Street at Cummins Avenue
May Street at Flatbush Avenue
May Street at Revúca Avenue
May Street at Fairport Road
May Street at Briar Hill Drive
May Street at Wicksteed Avenue
May Street at Lumber Yard Road
Lumber Yard Road at Lakeshore Avenue

Westbound:

Richmond Street at Lumber Yard Road
Richmond Street at Wicksteed Avenue
Richmond Street at Briar Hill Drive
Richmond Street at Fairport Road
Richmond Street at Revúca Avenue
Richmond Street at Flatbush Avenue
Richmond Street at Cummins Avenue
Richmond Street at Creekbank Road
Creekbank Road at Lakeshore Avenue (this stop is shared with southbound route 8 cars)
Creekbank & Lakeshore loop

The following destination signs will be displayed:

Eastbound between Creekbank Road/Lakeshore Avenue and Creekbank Road/May Street:

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Eastbound between Creekbank Road/May Street and Kittiwake Road:

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Westbound between Kittiwake Road and Lumber Yard Road/Richmond Street:

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Westbound between Lumber Yard Road/Richmond Street and Creekbank Road/Lakeshore Avenue:

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The following is a map of the new routing for routes 7 and 10:

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Routes 2 and 11 will also service the new stop at Strausberg Street and Lakeshore Avenue.

37

To deal with reliability concerns, and varying levels of demand east and west of Newman Station, this route will be split in two:

The western portion of this route, between Clair & River, and Newman Station, will continue to be the 37

The eastern portion of this route, between Newman Station and Cliffside Junction, will be broken off into route 39

The routes will operate with the following branches:

37A Clair & River – Newman Station

37B Clair & River – Newman Station via Sunrise

37E Clair & River – Newman Station EXPRESS (rush hour service only)

 

39A Newman Station – Cliffside Junction

39B Newman Station – Southwell (limited service)

39E Newman Station – Cliffside Junction EXPRESS (rush hour service only)

 

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CCD of New Harmony

Okay; Today Coughlin

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This one was ready a while ago. Coughlin, another northwest concession community is one of the busiest suburban communities in the district. Home to a large retail complex and theatre and grocery stores and several amenities including 1 of the 2 major highways into the district from the mainland. The Coughlin shopping Center features service and grocery amenities to the community and its surrounding ward and the Northwest Crossing Mall in which the Coughlin Transit Terminal is located. 19 routes service this location including 1 500Express route and 5 mainline primary routes. Additionally, there will be school routes included once they are determined.

Coughlin is a High to Medium density suburban community with a mix of medium rise residential structures (Apts/Condos), town houses, semi-detached and detached dwellings, and commercial properties. To the north is future district expansion lands for rural-suburb development. To the west is the district communities of West Coughlin and Westside (seen in earlier posts), to the south across the BSR (Black Sturgeon River) is Bord de Leau (seen in earlier posts), and to the east is Birch Meadows and Sturgeon Point.

Coughlin:

2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 23, 27, 28, 117, 124, 127, 128, 208, 513

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CCD of New Harmony

Well I’ve been toiling away slowly on Community maps. They haven’t all been posted but I took all the ones that are tentatively complete to tie together for a trial run at the full system map. Other than Simpson Island this is all of ward 1 in the west division along with parts of ward 2 and 3 in the west division. In this area Community routes are primarily numbered in the 20s with the corresponding community secondary routes in the 110s-120s.

 This map includes; North Cove, West Coughlin, Coughlin, Birch Meadows, Sturgeon Point, Timberlea, Warehouse District, Bord de Leau, Riverside, Westside, Northaber, Quayside, Delaney City, French Village, Dutch Village, Baptist Town.

I'll have to figure out a way to sharpen it up so that its readable.

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8 hours ago, busdrivahman said:

CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CCD of New Harmony

Well I’ve toiling away slowly on Community maps. They haven’t all been posted but I took all the ones that tentatively complete to tie together for a trial run at the full system map. Other than Simpson Island this is all of ward 1 in the west division along with parts of ward 2 and 3 in the west division. In this area Community route are primarily number in the 20s with the corresponding community secondary routes in the 110s-120s.

 This map includes; North Cove, West Coughlin, Coughlin, Birch Meadows, Sturgeon Point, Timberlea, Warehouse District, Bord de Leau, Riverside, West Side, Northaber, Quayside, Delaney City, French Village, Dutch Village, Baptist Town.

I'll have to figure out a way to sharpen it up so that its readable.

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Fantastic work!!! I really enjoy your drawing style.

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TMD - Transport Municipal de Devonshire

Map, specs and garage included

Enjoy!

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CCD of New Harmony

The NHTA two bases of conventional operations in the district. The larger of the 2 is the Bayview Garage located in the Leaborough area. It is the older of the two. It has a capacity of roughly 334 buses of 86 are 60’ articulating bus. Plus maintenance bays for repairs to tires, electrical and inspections and space for defected buses and a facilities maintenance shop in a standalone building for bus shelter and bus stop maintenance.

 

The “Bogs” garage located in The Bogs near the airport holds usually 133 buses or so, and is home to the majority of the administrative officers and training department. Maintenance wise, the Bogs garage does a lot of routine work with buses as well as Major body work, paint, overhaul and rebuilds and refurbishments, engines and transmission. Though only 130+ runs are out of the Bogs garage, it is similar in size to Bayview because of all the extra offices and maintenance shops.

 

I have yet to formally draw out the Bogs depot

 

In informal layout; Bayview

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CPTDB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CCD of New Harmony

The NHTA will be ordering five, 2019 Ford Responder Hybrids to replace the remaining three 2007 Dodge Magnum along with the two older 2008 Chevy Impalas which are all currently spare supervisor vehicles.

 

These new hybrids will be assigned to the Zone 1 & 2 Lead Mobile Supervisors and Mobile Supervisor in Divisions 4, 5 & 8. Their current vehicles will be reassigned to spare or another transit official.

 

The 2019 Responder is a “pursuit rated” hybrid police car that the district’s Fleet Services coordinators believe will better handle the workload and equipment that comes with level of use and mileage that is put on these vehicles.

 

The use of police and special service vehicle is common in the transit system for other mobile employees such as the supervisors because of the heavier construction that holds up to the long shifts and high mileage required by the operations department.

 

There are 6 Mobile Service Supervisors that rotate 12 hour shift from 0400hrs-1600hrs & 1600-0400 seven days a week and an additional 2 supervisors on weekdays 0600-1800.

Two Lead Mobile Service Supervisors rotate 10 hour shifts 0500-1500 & 1500-2500 seven days a week.

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On 12/18/2018 at 2:35 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 18, 2018

RFP 1899685 - Thirty Foot (30') and/or Thirty Five Foot (35') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - January 30, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899685 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Thirty Foot (30') and, or Thirty Five Foot (35') transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

75 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') length. For delivery in 2020

Options for an additional 175 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') lengths. Options to be held for 3 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 250. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on January 30, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

RFP 1899685 is now closed. SMART will determine the best value bid by February 15, 2019 and award the contract thereafter.

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

January 30, 2019

RFP 1900195 - Forty Five Foot (45') low floor zero emissions transit buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - April 1, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1900195 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Five Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

105 Forty Five Foot (45')Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, for delivery beginning in January 2020 and running continuously through 2020 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week, until fully delivered.

Options for an additional 595 Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, in Forty Five Foot (45') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 600. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on April 1, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

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SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

NEWSLETTER - January 31, 2019

The SMART Board of Directors, Executive Staff and the entire SMART Family wish everyone a happy 2019

Board meeting

SMART's board will meet for the first time in 2019 tomorrow, February 1 at 1:00 PM in the auditorium at Sierra Depot. Following the board meeting will be a second presentation and hearing on our SMART 2020 Initiative and the introduction of our SMART Safety Team. First hearing is at 10:00 AM.

Board Agenda highlights include -

New Fare Box purchase, SMART is requesting board approval of fund to purchase new fare-boxes to replace the current ones in our buses.

Discuss ongoing bus and rail projects and upcoming bus purchases.

Non Revenue fleet upgrades and replacements. 

X-Ride BRT Electrification project updates

Downtown Street Car (DSC) - review first month of service

Fare Changes - discuss potential fare changes needed to meet budgetary levels in fiscal year 2020 and beyond

Service Changes

SMART will have minor service and schedule adjustments to numerous routes effective February 10, 2019. Several routes will see minor adjustments to schedules. No route changes, additions or cancellations.

New Downtown Street Car Service!

The New Downtown Street Car (DSC) is running at full service levels. Rides are Free for the first 90 days of full line service. April 1, 2019 regular fare collection will begin on the Downtown Street Car service. The DSC provides service every 12-20 minutes from Harbor Transit Center - Cruise Terminal to Downtown Sierra Depot then continuing to Coastland Center, the Financial District, East Village,  Museum Row, and Delta Airlines Sports & Entertainment Complex at Sierra Marina beginning January 7, 2019.

SMART Safety Team!

Beginning February 1, 2019 SMART will be deploying our new SMART Safety Team. The Team will be introduced and fully sworn into service at our Board Meeting that day and ultimately will be a 1000 member strong fully trained, licensed, sworn peace officer team that will provide round the clock safety and security for SMART bus and rail lines, stations, and facilities. They will be uniformed and armed and fully empowered to conduct law enforcement and security functions county wide for SMART, however we will take an approach of education and information in most instances. The team members will also act as ambassadors to the public for SMART and be available to answer customer service questions, provide directions and customer assistance as well. Deployment of the SMART Safety Team fulfills a promise and goal of the SMART 2020 Initiative to provide a safer system for all. 

Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative!

Phase 3 Public Hearing for proposed service changes.

On Friday, February 1, 2019, SMART will hold a public hearing to discuss potential service changes beginning in June. The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM in the Auditorium at Sierra Depot in Downtown Sierra Monrovia. We will present our planned changes and open the floor for public comments on the changes. The SMART Board will be present for this hearing along with senior SMART staff. Following the hearing the board will conduct their monthly meeting. A second presentation and public hearing will follow the SMART's board meeting at 5:00 PM

Proposed Changes:

 Enhance service on major corridors to provide 15 min or better service frequency - Create a network of routes that provides min 15 service frequency on major streets too link communities together and to X-Ride BRT and Rail options. This network would consist of local service plus a limited stop, faster service as well.

Community focused neighborhood routes - Create a network of community friendly calculator routes that link the neighborhoods to the higher service level corridors. These routes would use smaller capacity buses with frequency between 20-30 minutes and link to major streets.

On Demand service - Create a network or partner with existing ride share companies to provide on demand transit service.In some places this would replace bus service and others it would be an enhancement to bus service.

X-Ride Service - Build a series of Express bus routes to compliment the existing BRT and Rail network. Maintain service levels at 15 min or better on the X-Ride network and use the highest capacity vehicles

Wifi Service - SMART has already implemented Wifi service on buses and trains and in large transit centers and facilities. Add wifi capability to as many bus stops as possible

Consolidation - Consolidate several divisions to streamline operations and lower no revenue overhead. Reduce 3-5 operating divisions, shift the funding saved to increase and enhance service

Integrated countywide service - Parts of the county are service by locally controlled smaller agencies. These agencies are all funded by SMART but ran separately. SMART will integrate these agencies into 1 single countywide agency. This will reduce duplicate service and offer a single streamlined systems for all. The agencies that would be integrated are

Golden North Transit, Montebello Transit, Walnut Lakes Transit, Ocean Point Transit, Cerritos Area Transit, and Weyland City Transit.

Bus Stop Upgrade -

Safety- SMART will begin installing cameras at bus stops county wide. This will coincide with wifi installation. These camera will be monitored in a new safety center.  In additional LED lighting will be installed at these stops. This along with the added 1000 member strong Safety team will increase safety for our passengers.

Real Time bus information. - Stops getting Wifi and Cameras will also have live, real time bus information monitors showing you in real time where your next bus is and an eta to your stop

Benches - SMART will roll out new, more comfortable seating options at our stops. Bus shelters and benches will be at 98% of all our stops that are not within a transit center. 

Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative

Simplify service

Buses more often and longer hours

Improved customer amenities at bus stops

Better regional connections

Reduce duplication of service

Improve safety and comfort for passengers

Our Approach

 The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond.

The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years.

The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year:

Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED

Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED

Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019

Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019

Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter.

We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future.

Visit us online at

www.SMART2020mobility.org

Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative

Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms

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On 12/15/2018 at 12:48 PM, CanadianTransitTycoon said:

SMRT:

The RFP for regional buses have been extended to January 31, 2019.

MCI has been awarded the contract for the new coaches. They will be the first CNG coaches in our fleet. 40 coaches have been ordered.

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On 1/30/2019 at 3:48 PM, Shakey077 said:

Request for Proposals

 

January 30, 2019

RFP 1900195 - Forty Five Foot (45') low floor zero emissions transit buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - April 1, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1900195 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Five Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

105 Forty Five Foot (45')Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, for delivery beginning in January 2020 and running continuously through 2020 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week, until fully delivered.

Options for an additional 595 Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, in Forty Five Foot (45') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 600. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on April 1, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

UTC is willing to bid on these if the initial buses is increased to a minimum of 125 buses, to cover model extension costs.

105 Forty Five Foot (45')Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, for delivery beginning in January 2020 and running continuously through 2020 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week, until fully delivered. - C$470,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E45XR

Options for an additional 595 Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, in Forty Five Foot (45') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract. - C$425,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E45XR

Bus frames would be manufactured in China, shipped to Taiwan, assembled, and then shipped to North America.

On 12/20/2018 at 1:07 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 20, 2018

RFP 1899690 - Forty Foot (40') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - February 6, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899690 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 1125. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on February 6, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

If the request would be extended:

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

  • C$425,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E40XR

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract

  • C$405,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E40XR

The buses would have the same manufacturing line.

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On 12/20/2018 at 1:07 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 20, 2018

RFP 1899690 - Forty Foot (40') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - February 6, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899690 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 1125. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on February 6, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

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

On 2/9/2019 at 12:11 AM, buizelbus said:

UTC is willing to bid on these if the initial buses is increased to a minimum of 125 buses, to cover model extension costs.

105 Forty Five Foot (45')Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, for delivery beginning in January 2020 and running continuously through 2020 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week, until fully delivered. - C$470,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E45XR

Options for an additional 595 Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, in Forty Five Foot (45') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract. - C$425,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E45XR

Bus frames would be manufactured in China, shipped to Taiwan, assembled, and then shipped to North America.

If the request would be extended:

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

  • C$425,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E40XR

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract

  • C$405,000/bus (Battery Electric), 250km range under urban conditions, comes with 7 year premium warranty - model E40XR

The buses would have the same manufacturing line.

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

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On 12/18/2018 at 2:35 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 18, 2018

RFP 1899685 - Thirty Foot (30') and/or Thirty Five Foot (35') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - January 30, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899685 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Thirty Foot (30') and, or Thirty Five Foot (35') transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

75 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') length. For delivery in 2020

Options for an additional 175 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, either Thirty Foot (30') or Thirty Five Foot (35') lengths. Options to be held for 3 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 250. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on January 30, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

RFP 1899685 - Thirty Foot (30') and/or Thirty Five Foot (35') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART staff have come up with 4 finalists for the RFP. The finalist will be contacted to provide their last, best and final offer for SMART to consider. List below based on current scoring. 

New Flyer (85)

Tri Star (84)

ENC (82)

Proterra (81)

Finalist have 5 days to submit the last, best & final offer for consideration.

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On 12/20/2018 at 1:07 PM, Shakey077 said:

SMART

Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit

Request for Proposals

December 20, 2018

RFP 1899690 - Forty Foot (40') low floor zero emissions buses

SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department

Closing Date - February 6, 2019

 

SMART RFP 1899690 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows

550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week.

Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract.

The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 1125. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on February 6, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.

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. 

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