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1 hour ago, Silly Tilley said:

Orangeville will be receiving 1 30' Grande West Vicinity in December 2016 after the tender results. Staff report recommends award to Grande West Transportation.

Grand West Transportation (Vicinity) - $382,850. 2016 model bus with December 2016 delivery date.

Girardin (New Flyer distributor) - $395,419. 2015 model bus with October 2016 delivery date.

http://orangeville.ca/get-file/4170 pages 69 and 70.

 

MUST BE Vicinity again but not Midi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT FINE!

For only $10000 more you get a Canadian built, local content bus instead of a cheap Chinese product with no Canadian content, people in Orangeville doesn't know how to do the math?

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43 minutes ago, Cimon8000 said:

MUST BE Vicinity again but not Midi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT FINE!

For only $10000 more you get a Canadian built, local content bus instead of a cheap Chinese product with no Canadian content, people in Orangeville doesn't know how to do the math?

The Midi is built in the US at the St. Cloud plant. In fact, if you read the report linked it lists the percentage of Canadian content for each. The Vicinity had 21.1% Canadian content while the Girardin submission (most likely the Midi) only had 8% Canadian content. Note that Canadian content is not just strictly labour to build the bus, it also counts as components and material used in the bus.

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Just now, Silly Tilley said:

The Midi is built in the US at the St. Cloud plant. In fact, if you read the report linked it lists the percentage of Canadian content for each. The Vicinity had 21.1% Canadian content while the Girardin submission (most likely the Midi) only had 8% Canadian content. Note that Canadian content is not just strictly labour to build the bus, it also counts as components and material used in the bus.

Yup just read it thank you for pointing that out~~ very surprised about the fact that the Vicinity had more Canadian content than the Midi, as the bus is completely built up in China, unless some components like A/C are shipped from Canada to China to do the assembly....................

anyway it's still NOT FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 8/12/2016 at 6:25 AM, Cimon8000 said:

finally a "real" bus for the town, congratulations!

From my understanding, Durham Region Transit will be selling our 8975-76 this year. if they are looking for a used bus maybe they could take one of ours.

whoops didnt see the post about the vicinity, nevermind

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12 hours ago, 900 Highway 2 said:

From my understanding, Durham Region Transit will be selling our 8975-76 this year. if they are looking for a used bus maybe they could take one of ours.

whoops didnt see the post about the vicinity, nevermind

DRT selling their Eldorado already?!?!!?!

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we are replacing them with 8982 and 8983 30" Vicinity's this year

from what drt has been saying when I asked them on Twitter, while they are planning to replace 75-76  they still may not, but if they do, they said they are very interested in selling them

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13 hours ago, Silly Tilley said:

The Vicinity bus is being delivered this week and will be on display this Saturday (December 3) from 9 to 11am in front of city hall as part of Orangeville Transit's 25th anniversary celebration.

There will be 2 more Vicinity buses purchased in 2017.

http://orangeville.ca/news/2016/11/29/orangeville-transit-celebrates-25-years

 

I'm glad to see that they're going to expand their service hours.  All that's missing now is GO service on Saturdays.

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3 hours ago, sdgta2008 said:

I'm glad to see that they're going to expand their service hours.  All that's missing now is GO service on Saturdays.

GO Service on Saturdays would be nice. I see this will be where I have the last trip until February March.

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