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I'll reserve judgement until the trial is over and final verdict is presented. I'll only say it doesn't look good for the city, OC and the driver.

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The following units have been retired from service:

6390 due to a catastrophic engine fire

6405 (front end only) due to a major collision

6677 due to a catastrophic engine fire

6685 (rear end only) due to a catastrophic engine fire

The rear end of 6405 and front end of 6685 have been combined into new bus 6405 retaining its original VIN number.

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34 minutes ago, Enviro_1203 said:

The following units have been retired from service:

6390 due to a catastrophic engine fire

6405 (front end only) due to a major collision

6677 due to a catastrophic engine fire

6685 (rear end only) due to a catastrophic engine fire

The rear end of 6405 and 6685 have been combined into new bus 6405 retaining its original VIN number.

When did 6405 crash? I don't seem to recall that.

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2 hours ago, Loud-Invero said:

When did 6405 crash? I don't seem to recall that.

During last winter overnight in a snow storm

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Not sure if metioned before. This evening on my way home,  I noticed SB Merivale (between Caldwell /Baseline)  now has a Diamond lane (🚲/🚍

(Not sure if both directions or how far it goes) 

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It'll be interesting to see which buses get wrapped once the Hybrids with either full or partial ads   are retired? If a company has a contract with OC for those ads and the contract is not up yet OC will need to fulfill that contract with another bus? 

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On 8/23/2019 at 3:21 PM, Enviro_1203 said:

6405 (front end only) due to a major collision

 

6405 returned to service (currently on the 62 St. Laurent )

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1 hour ago, Oc4526 said:

6405 returned to service (currently on the 62 St. Laurent )

It went in service last week, I thought I posted

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Para Transpo needs to increase its bus fleet. My mother takes Para and at times its worst then OC.

 

True they have cabs(regular & accessible but those are only so many that are aside to Para in a given shift(Eastway,Capuial & Blue Line))but either more cabs or more Para buyses are needed.With Para Transpo now excepting more users with more disablities(not excepted before)ridership has increased.

 

With the majority  "Baby Boomers" will be in their 'Golden Years' in less then 10 years, demand will increase  at least 25% or more. Yes they can take regular transit, but OC does go to every single place riders want to go and don't offer door to door service. Those who are are elderly and use mobility aids can tell you just walking from the bus stop to their appointment can be tiresome . Oc needs to at leasrt double their Bus fleet.

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On 9/16/2019 at 1:52 PM, STO_1601 said:

Of course, there are two sides to every story:

Trains received positive reaction, bus connections not so much

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2 hours ago, tomsbuspage said:

Of course, there are two sides to every story:

Trains received positive reaction, bus connections not so much

Here's my theory:

Because connexion buses still run from downtown, many are choosing to get on the bus downtown. By the time the bus gets to Blair/Tunney's, it's already loaded and there isn't enough room for the folks riding the train to get on.

Once the "Really Big Service Change" happens on October 6, everybody will have to get on at Blair/Tunney's, where buses will be showing up empty, ready to take on a full load of passengers instead of already being half full and being passed up won't be an issue anymore (or won't be as much of an issue at least).

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Except ?

 

All those presently taking the bus will ned to transfer>It'll be the same amount of peiole wanting to get on that same bus as before.

 

It doesn't matter if the bus shows up empty, if you got 200 people wanting to board the same bus at the same time the bus wil get full before it can take all those witng for that bus route.

 

You can't change the lawsof physics.

 

So instead of having have 80 people on the bus and 100 people waiting to get on, you'll have a empty bus with 180 people  waiting to get on. So your back to here you started. Not enough room to get onn because to many people are tring to get onm at the same time.

 

Also there short of drivers, they want to lay off drivers and still there going to have issue even worst then they dso now in tring to get people home.

 

I TOLD YOU SO THIS WOULD HAPPEN!!!

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3 hours ago, MCIBUS said:

Except ?

All those presently taking the bus will ned to transfer>It'll be the same amount of peiole wanting to get on that same bus as before.

It doesn't matter if the bus shows up empty, if you got 200 people wanting to board the same bus at the same time the bus wil get full before it can take all those witng for that bus route.

You can't change the lawsof physics.

So instead of having have 80 people on the bus and 100 people waiting to get on, you'll have a empty bus with 180 people  waiting to get on. So your back to here you started. Not enough room to get onn because to many people are tring to get onm at the same time.

Also there short of drivers, they want to lay off drivers and still there going to have issue even worst then they dso now in tring to get people home.

I TOLD YOU SO THIS WOULD HAPPEN!!!

On October 7th, there will be the same number of buses, if not more, leaving Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman and Blair as there were on September 13th. The drivers and buses that are being laid off and retired are because there won't be 80 buses stuck in a line on Albert and Slater streets anymore.

All of these people were getting on the buses downtown before. Ridership will probably increase slightly with the train, but thousands of people didn't switch to transit over the weekend.

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Ever thought about this? You have all of these buses still getting delayed in the same traffic in the core, only to get slammed by a large amount of people waiting for the buses that got delayed in traffic. If there was proper traffic flow in the core, there wouldnt be people waiting at the end of the train for their bus. Should be less of an issue come Oct 7.

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