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20 hours ago, Cityflyer said:

Nice looking rendering of the LRT.

I was surprised they're doing the huge flyover bridge for the LRT over Hwy 403. Looks really nice though.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/10/new-lrt-brampton-and-mississauga-will-look/

They are doing the flyover so the LRT doesn't interfere with traffic getting to/from the 403 as well doing a T connection. Unless things have change, the flyover will go over Hurnontario Southbound lanes on the north side of 403 and slop to Kingsbridge.

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On 10/24/2019 at 11:34 AM, drum118 said:

They are doing the flyover so the LRT doesn't interfere with traffic getting to/from the 403 as well doing a T connection. Unless things have change, the flyover will go over Hurnontario Southbound lanes on the north side of 403 and slop to Kingsbridge.

I still don't understand why they made the flyover, wouldn't that cost more money than to just build the city centre loop as originally planned?

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1 hour ago, mikenoza said:

I still don't understand why they made the flyover, wouldn't that cost more money than to just build the city centre loop as originally planned?

The loop is a waste of money along with extra travel time for most riders, as well transferring one section to the other, considering not everyone is go to the mall in the first place. The 19's added 13 minutes to my travel time compare to using the 103 and the loop will do the same thing, if not more.

The flyover deals with the issue how to get on/off Hurontario as well not having traffic interfere with the quality of service for the LRT. You have to build a new bridge over the 403 in the first place and adding the other sections is a wise move even though it will add to the cost of the line.

The line should be 100% on Hurnontario with a new Transit Terminal next to it to support 150,000 daily riders. The BRT section could be underground as original plan that will speed service up for all buses that use the current Transitway. This will allow riders a faster trip to/from Cooksville GO Station and Dundas from the north to allow riders to leave their car at home.

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7 hours ago, soo8513 said:

lots of confusion and delays - Islington Station bus bay closures + re-paving of South Common Bus Terminal

I just completely avoid Islington since I already know that area is a completely zoo with the construction there. The only way i step foot around there is during the off peak periods.

I was waiting for the day where the bus bays would be forced to closed for years now due to it's crumbling nature, and that day has finally come (albeit just for a few months for now).

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21 minutes ago, lip said:

I was waiting for the day where the bus bays would be forced to closed for years now due to it's crumbling nature, and that day has finally come (albeit just for a few months for now).

Heck the buses were trying to close the bays off themselves lol. First that 08 that slid into the wall, then the 17 that tried to set fire to the structure...

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20 hours ago, soo8513 said:

I see the new NOVA Hybrids get the weekends off with the ORION Hybrids. I assume the 1901s are at CX garage

It remains to be seen how the final allocation will play out with only 4 in service and a lot of drivers still to be qualified on them, one of the main limiting factors right now. At least one of the Nova hybrids (1901) was operating out of CP the first week or two. 

With the Nova hybrids slowly entering service more 2003 D40LFs have been removed from service. 0309, 0311, 0328, 0331, 0339 have been retired. There will be a few more retired by year end and 24 2003 D40LFs will remain in service until 2021.

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5 hours ago, soo8513 said:

Oddity today; On both Transit55 and Transsee route 57 doesn't appear on trackers yet others do: 13, 45, 48, 90.

The route 57 is the only route with this problem. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but the GTFS-Real Time trip IDs that route 57 buses are putting out do not match the trip IDs for the 57 in the static GTFS file for this board period. Transit55 and TransSee reference the static GTFS file, whereas your typical prediction apps simply rely on the GTFS Real Time output. 

The 57s are putting out trip IDs through Real Time beginning in 190xxxxx, whereas every other route is putting out trip IDs beginning with 187xxxxx. Indeed in the GTFS static file for this BP all weekday service trip IDs begin with 187xxxxx, including the 57.

 

I'm going to reach out to MiWay tonight and hopefully this issue can be resolved quickly enough. 

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On 11/3/2019 at 4:37 AM, Silly Tilley said:

It remains to be seen how the final allocation will play out with only 4 in service and a lot of drivers still to be qualified on them, one of the main limiting factors right now. At least one of the Nova hybrids (1901) was operating out of CP the first week or two. 

With the Nova hybrids slowly entering service more 2003 D40LFs have been removed from service. 0309, 0311, 0328, 0331, 0339 have been retired. There will be a few more retired by year end and 24 2003 D40LFs will remain in service until 2021.

I wonder why it's taking them so long to retire all the 2003 D40LFs, they've been here since 2003! Longest buses in service for MiWay. I thought they'd retire in 2018... Yes I know there's other cities that keep buses for double that time but still...

I've heard people complain about the noise and pollution it makes, and I can kind of side with them. They're very loud when they pass by, I could hear them from blocks away or in a building.

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10 hours ago, mikenoza said:

I wonder why it's taking them so long to retire all the 2003 D40LFs, they've been here since 2003! Longest buses in service for MiWay. I thought they'd retire in 2018... Yes I know there's other cities that keep buses for double that time but still...

I've heard people complain about the noise and pollution it makes, and I can kind of side with them. They're very loud when they pass by, I could hear them from blocks away or in a building.

They're no louder than the 05/06 counterparts. You sure you didn't hear those and mixed them up?c

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22 hours ago, mikenoza said:

I wonder why it's taking them so long to retire all the 2003 D40LFs, they've been here since 2003! Longest buses in service for MiWay. I thought they'd retire in 2018... Yes I know there's other cities that keep buses for double that time but still...

I've heard people complain about the noise and pollution it makes, and I can kind of side with them. They're very loud when they pass by, I could hear them from blocks away or in a building.

How many NEW buses have been bought to replace them in the last 2 years as well for expansion??? How many are on order for 2020 at this time???

If one listen closely, you can hear a bus behind you, regardless if it is an Orion, NovaBus or NFI. Some have a higher pitch than others, regardless who made they.

All buses pollute and more so by age. One reason for moving to E Buses, but they cause issues as well.

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