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The app I have for miWay shows a different schedule than the one posted at Islington or the website. The app said Sunday 3 was due at 4:45 while the schedule said 5 pm or 4:38, yet the bus arrived at 5:08. These days I have an 98% chance of not catching a 3 at the schedule posted time regardless the time of the day or the day of the week. In the past the 3 left 2 minutes ahead of schedule.

I saw a white 109 bus, not once, but 3 times in a row. Seeing one would be par, but 3 in a row on Sunday is new.

Shot 1905 on 3 this week as I was walking to Sq One. and the first time seeing one

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On December 22, 2019 at 9:14 AM, transitfan100 said:

down since 11:35pm last night

 

On December 22, 2019 at 8:41 AM, soo8513 said:

seems no MiWay buses are tracking on Transitt55 or Transsee this morning.

 

On December 22, 2019 at 1:06 PM, TTC 9701 said:

 

Trapeze update perhaps.

Now that I think about the last time it went down it was around the same time in November. If it's a scheduled update, it seems odd to do it during the day.  The outage on November 22 from the chatter from dispatch was the iBus system going down. Drivers were having to radio their positions and when they were going into and out of service.

Dispatch was also pleading with drivers to follow their manual run guides to stay on schedule. I happened to be on one bus where the driver was essentially speeding along the route if the bus couldn't be tracked there'd be no penalty. Eventually someone figured out how to manually sign into the iBus system. How long it took to disseminate that information probably explains why a lot of buses were still not connected past midnight. (First image is a screenshot from 9pm the second from 1am)

Have they become so reliant on technology that drivers can't figure out how to pace themselves on their routes without a display? It's not like it's the first time they've ever driven those routes. I guess it's a little trickier if you don't wear a watch to gauge your time!

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Happy New Year everyone!

Tonight could be the last time the 7 AIRPORT and will be the last time 34 CREDIT VALLEY will be offering New Year's Eve service with it being slated to be truncated or eliminated in 2020.  If they replace it with the 35 EGLINTON will they force people travelling from Celebration Square to Malton to transfer at Islington/Kipling unless they add the 107 MALTON EXPRESS or 42 DERRY.

Why is the 23 LAKESHORE split into two different routes at Port Credit GO?  Due to the road closures around Celebration Square, the 26 BURNHAMTHORPE is effectively running on the weekend/holiday routing.  Technically, New Year's Day is a holiday so do they switch the routing over?

Route

Direction

Departing From

Stop Number

Last Trip

1 Dundas

East

Vega Boulevard

1661

2:52 am

West

Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform E

1303

4:05 am

3 Bloor

East

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform G

1403

3:15 am

West

Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform B

3150

4:05 am

5 Dixie*

South

Eglinton Avenue at Dixie Road

2008

2:45 am

North

Long Branch GO Station - Platform A

0446

3:16 am

7 Airport

South

Westwood Square Bus Terminal – Platform C

2853

3:35 am

North

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform K

0766

3:37 am

10 Bristol-Britannia

South

Meadowvale Town Centre – Platform J

2266

4:09 am

North

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform O

0597

3:55 am

11 Westwood

South

Westwood Square Bus Terminal – Platform J

2848

3:34 am

North

Islington Subway Bus Terminal – Platform B

3150

4:08 am

13 Glen Erin

South

Meadowvale Town Centre – Platform F

0780

2:59 am

North

Clarkson GO - Platform 5

0101

3:23 am

19 Hurontario*

South

Hurontario Street at Britannia Road

1968

4:35 am

North

Port Credit GO – Platform 6

0342

4:37 am

23 Lakeshore *

East

Clarkson GO – Platform 7

0139

3:41 am

West

Port Credit GO – Platform 7

0314

3:48 am

East

Port Credit GO – Platform 8

0348

3:56 am

West

Longbranch GO – Platform A

0446

2:48 am

26 Burnhamthorpe

East

South Common Centre – Platform K

1089

3:32 am

West

Islington Subway – Platform D

1306

4:18 am

34 Credit Valley

East

Erin Mills Town Centre – Platform B

3402

4:05 am

West

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform K

0766

4:47 am

61 Mavis*

South

Mavis Road at Derry Road

1138

4:53 am

North

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform I

0664

5:19 am

66 McLaughlin

South

Sheridan College Davis Campus (Brampton)

6624

3:48 am

North

City Centre Transit Terminal/Square One – Platform H

0364

3:48 am

 

Work is already underway for the next round of MiWay5.  Currently there's a public survey seeking input.  Here's their timeline to getting it out for implementation:

  • Study announcement

    MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 has finished this stage

    Oct 2019

  •  

    Data collection/existing system evaluation

    MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 has finished this stage

    Oct to Dec 2019

  •  

    Public input survey: What would make you take transit more?

    MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025 is currently at this stage

    Available until January 20, 2020

  • Development/evaluation of strategic directions

    this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025

    Jan to Feb 2020

  • Plan development

    this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025

    Feb to Mar 2020

  • Public Information Centres

    this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025

    Mar/Apr 2020

  • Recommendations to Council

    this is an upcoming stage for MiWay Five Transit Service Plan 2021 to 2025

    Spring 2020

 

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An overnight fatal accident has closed the intersection of Eglinton and Mavis.  Along with the ensuing traffic spilling over onto Creditview and McLaughlin routes 34, 35, 61 and 87 are being detoured.

The Alert page is only specific for the 61 southbound detour routing:

  • Route 61 (South)
    Attn all OP due to a road closure on Eglington and Mavis Please use the following detour Route 61 South From Eglington Right on Winterton Left on Hetherleigh Ave. Cross Eglington onto Sandford Farm Dr. Left on White Clover Right on Mavis
  • Route 61
    Due to road closure on Eglington and Mavis all routes are detoured from area,,,affected routes are 34, 35, 61 and 87 all direction...no bus stops serviced in the intersection due to road closure...Please go to previous intersection.
  • Based on tracking from Transit55.ca the affected routes are using some combination of Guildwood, Winterton, Heatherleigh, Sandford Farm, White Clover and Huntington Ridge. Why isn't this information posted as well? (Side observation, Guildwood and Winterton are the only streets that don't change names when crossing an arterial road.)
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On 1/28/2020 at 5:22 PM, mikenoza said:

I thought the 08 artics were supposed to retire this year? I saw 0884 a week ago

Replacement of the 2008 D60LFRs was deferred until the delivery of new buses in 2021 in order to take advantage of federal/provincial infrastructure funding. It looks like 2021 will be a big year with over 100 buses purchased and the remaining D40LF buses as well as the 2008 D60LFR being replaced.

The tender for 11 MiExpress articulated buses was awarded to New Flyer. These buses will be hybrid (XDE60) with the BAE hybrid system. At this point these 11 buses will be expansion buses to help with overcrowding on the transitway. The city requested delivery of all 11 buses by September 30 but given how long the tender took to close and award that's a tight timeframe.

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5 hours ago, Silly Tilley said:

Replacement of the 2008 D60LFRs was deferred until the delivery of new buses in 2021 in order to take advantage of federal/provincial infrastructure funding. It looks like 2021 will be a big year with over 100 buses purchased and the remaining D40LF buses as well as the 2008 D60LFR being replaced.

The tender for 11 MiExpress articulated buses was awarded to New Flyer. These buses will be hybrid (XDE60) with the BAE hybrid system. At this point these 11 buses will be expansion buses to help with overcrowding on the transitway. The city requested delivery of all 11 buses by September 30 but given how long the tender took to close and award that's a tight timeframe.

Wouldn't be the first time MT has got buses before Sept with short time between contract and delivery. It boils down to finding slots in the production runs, pushing another order back.

I said to the GM over a year ago that it was time to replace the 40's with 60's on 109 mostly and some on the 107, as well reducing the headway.

Given the fact NovaBus finally got their foot in the door, NFI is going to do what it can to close that door, since MT has been one of their better customers ordering their buses all these years. By signing the contract with that delivery date and no foreseen issues, should happen.

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Are the stop announcements tied to GPS or something else like mileage or time?  I was on a bus last night (Wednesday) that was announcing the stops in order but at the wrong point along the route.  The bus was not tracking on Transit55, so I'm wondering if they're not GPS based unless they were having issues last night.

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9 hours ago, Gil said:

Are the stop announcements tied to GPS or something else like mileage or time?  I was on a bus last night (Wednesday) that was announcing the stops in order but at the wrong point along the route.  The bus was not tracking on Transit55, so I'm wondering if they're not GPS based unless they were having issues last night.

It’s GPS, and they probably haven’t re-synced the iBus or had the tracker had an issue 

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3 hours ago, TransferCutter said:

New Presto machines and readers starting to roll out on Miway and printers too

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When tho?

 

also when will presto be on your phone (like you can just use the Apple/Samsung/google pay instead of bringing the physical card)?

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16 hours ago, mikenoza said:

General inquiry, did they replace all the traffic lights on Rathburn road east where the 20 runs? I heard it looks different now

The new ones at Rathburn/Hickory and the existing intersection at Rathburn/Shipp are now the Hamilton style signals, if that’s what you’re referring to. Same goes for Central Parkway/Wolfdale and Dundas/Mississauga Rd

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2 hours ago, Kelvin3157 said:

The new ones at Rathburn/Hickory and the existing intersection at Rathburn/Shipp are now the Hamilton style signals, if that’s what you’re referring to. Same goes for Central Parkway/Wolfdale and Dundas/Mississauga Rd

Which was the Mississauga standard in the late 1960s through mid 1970s. There are a few of the older black casing/yellow backplate signals scattered around in Port Credit and in the Mississauga Woodlands area. Interesting that they've made a return, though Sudbury, Waterloo Region, and Sault Ste. Marie have all gone to that standard in the last decade or so. 

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5 hours ago, Kelvin3157 said:

The new ones at Rathburn/Hickory and the existing intersection at Rathburn/Shipp are now the Hamilton style signals, if that’s what you’re referring to. Same goes for Central Parkway/Wolfdale and Dundas/Mississauga Rd

So all the other signals remain the same?

 

2 hours ago, UrbanToronto said:

Which was the Mississauga standard in the late 1960s through mid 1970s. There are a few of the older black casing/yellow backplate signals scattered around in Port Credit and in the Mississauga Woodlands area. Interesting that they've made a return, though Sudbury, Waterloo Region, and Sault Ste. Marie have all gone to that standard in the last decade or so. 

The signals at Glen Erin/Battleford, Glen erin at the park, Dundas/Mississauga Road all have the black signal housing and reflective backplate. Also they changed the signals up on Mavis near Derry with same all yellow style, and at Mavis & Derry they now use the big 12x12x12x12 Fortran signals common in Toronto. Just curious if Mississauga is changing back to the black housing style signals.

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2 hours ago, mikenoza said:

The signals at Glen Erin/Battleford, Glen erin at the park, Dundas/Mississauga Road all have the black signal housing and reflective backplate. Also they changed the signals up on Mavis near Derry with same all yellow style, and at Mavis & Derry they now use the big 12x12x12x12 Fortran signals common in Toronto. Just curious if Mississauga is changing back to the black housing style signals.

I believe they are, although the Regional Roads retain the same design. Since the signal specs are the same throughout the Region of Peel, maybe it’s a little change because of the whole Peel Region separating fiasco? 🤔

They’ve also put Fortran 12-12-12-12s along Centre View

Glen Erin/Aquataine has the reflective backboards but retain their yellow housing, and there are some reflective backboards along Dixie between Bloor-Rathburn.

 

Also, here’s a picture of the contractor (Guild Electric) installing the new lights at Dundas/Mississauga Rd (in case you were interested)

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On 2/18/2020 at 7:04 PM, Kelvin3157 said:

I believe they are, although the Regional Roads retain the same design. Since the signal specs are the same throughout the Region of Peel, maybe it’s a little change because of the whole Peel Region separating fiasco? 🤔

They’ve also put Fortran 12-12-12-12s along Centre View

Glen Erin/Aquataine has the reflective backboards but retain their yellow housing, and there are some reflective backboards along Dixie between Bloor-Rathburn.

 

Also, here’s a picture of the contractor (Guild Electric) installing the new lights at Dundas/Mississauga Rd (in case you were interested)

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Update as of today February 20, Google Street View has updated their snapshots of the Rathburn road area as well as the entire Mississauga East and west. However, they only show up to July 2019 and not the new changes to Rathburn/Shipp. Still waiting on more areas to update, shouldn't take very long since most of Mississauga is now updated.

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