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2 hours ago, LilZebra said:

Stop announcements work the best in the middle of Winter when it's dark out, the bus is crowded and you're in an area that you're not sure where you are. But I swear that some WT drivers turn the volume on Low or 0 sometimes.

On the new Winnipeg buses u can’t turn it down only on the LF and 101-136 and the 700s u can not the 140-199,300-399 and 800-888 

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On 8/11/2019 at 5:40 PM, armorand said:

No more pringles-can fareboxes? 😂

Seriously though, good to see Brandon transit staying on top of things. 

They didn't (at the time of my employment with BT) stay on top of the maintenance the current fare boxes required...this is why 99% of them do not work properly.

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Haven't posted in a while, but the new Info Centre downtown should be open now. Plan on getting some pictures at some point. Last I saw it, the wheelchair ramp looked like it took up too much of the sidewalk and actually wasn't wide enough for wheelchairs to pass.

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The drivers area in the basement at the comfort station is very nice, also very modern. There is also a training room in the basement.

I haven't been upstairs since completion in the office area but have been upstairs in the customer waiting area. The waiting area is small but nice, much more convenient for bus riders waiting for their buses to arrive.

I agree ,the sidewalk is narrow where the wheel chair ramp is located.

 

 

 

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On 2/28/2020 at 12:14 AM, BusRider said:

Haven't posted in a while, but the new Info Centre downtown should be open now. Plan on getting some pictures at some point. Last I saw it, the wheelchair ramp looked like it took up too much of the sidewalk and actually wasn't wide enough for wheelchairs to pass.

Can you post one or more to Wikimedia Commons?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

...for the Brandon Transit article on Wikipedia?

I see it on Google Street Maps, but Wikipedia policy says we can't use their photos.

People in Winnipeg are always talking about bus 369 having the white LEDs. While searching for photos of the Brandon Transit Information Centre on Google Street Maps, I saw this one from 2016.

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14 hours ago, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Brandon Transit (Manitoba) 1983 Flyer Industries model D901A #37 in the downtown core. Date unknown - My collection. Does anyone out there have any other photos of these Flyer's in the old green and cream like the one shown in this image? I would love to see them. Especially a rear shot too!
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There is a nice Pic of one of the Three D901A's Brandon had in the transit managers office. I'm currently laid off from BT but once and if I get back working there I'll take a picture of this picture and post it. I think the pic in the office is of bus #36

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On 5/1/2020 at 8:46 AM, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Brandon Transit (Manitoba) 1983 Flyer Industries model D901A #37 in the downtown core. Date unknown - My collection. Does anyone out there have any other photos of these Flyer's in the old green and cream like the one shown in this image? I would love to see them. Especially a rear shot too!
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I thought I actually had a photo of one somewhere, but I couldn't seem to find it. I did come across this from a 1982 Brandon system map.
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I still have yet to scan this one in, but I actually got this map as a gift! I did put the routes into this other map project I'm working on.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/drive?state={"ids"%3A["1GHiQnhN1dwNZkhZLzxUbEmdbDTJli8cI"]%2C"action"%3A"open"%2C"userId"%3A"107129476531906607937"}&usp=sharing

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1 hour ago, BusRider said:

@BrianD you might know someone more than I would. But would you have any insight of if the city ever intends to publicly publish their real time bus data along with locations? I see things like Google Maps are still using static schedules.

I could be wrong, but I think Google Maps uses static schedules for Winnipeg Transit too. For example, earlier the API showed a 66 Unicity at 21:11:36, a minute and a half late. Google Maps showed it as departed at 21:10, the scheduled time.

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18 hours ago, BusRider said:

@BrianD you might know someone more than I would. But would you have any insight of if the city ever intends to publicly publish their real time bus data along with locations? I see things like Google Maps are still using static schedules.

I have no idea...lol

This is so far above the driver level I doubt they would even say if a person asked.

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Looks like Brandon is intending to replace some of the older transit shelters.

Quotation - Transit Shelters.pdf Unevaluated_Bid_Results[1].pdf

Also forgot to include the info for the yet unnamed On-Demand Pilot Project in Brandon. Interesting that VIA (the company doing Winnipeg's) didn't bid on Brandon's project. Should be interesting to the see the differences between the two systems.

On-Demand Transit Technology System Pilot Project RFP.zip Unevaluated_Bid_Results[1].pdf

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On 8/22/2021 at 2:53 PM, BusRider said:

I don't have wiki access but if someone would like to update the current fleet, I've got that. 21, 25-28 are for Access Transit.
 

Thanks for the info! I've updated the Access Transit section of the Wiki with the new buses, and added the old buses (20 and 22-24) to the retired section, since those were also missing. I assume that 22-24 are the same model as 21 is listed (GC II) with the diesel Chevrolet chassis, based on previous posts in this thread.

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3 hours ago, Articulated said:

Thanks for the info! I've updated the Access Transit section of the Wiki with the new buses, and added the old buses (20 and 22-24) to the retired section, since those were also missing. I assume that 22-24 are the same model as 21 is listed (GC II) with the diesel Chevrolet chassis, based on previous posts in this thread.

Going by the tender that would be a safe assumption. They all seemed to be purchased at the same time.
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As of today, all buses have been fitted with an air purification system.

https://www.brandon.ca/public-notices-details?var=6183

 

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Transit Buses Now Installed With Air Purification System

 

August 25, 2021

Brandon, MB – Brandon Transit is excited to announce that all Conventional Transit and Brandon Access Transit buses now have an Active Air Purification system installed in the entire fleet.  

The Active Air Purification system eliminates more than 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses that may be travelling inside closed spaces. With this system added to the already rigorous cleaning procedures, including having all buses cleaned and disinfected each morning, Brandon Transit is proving to be one of the best ways to travel to work, home, or your favorite shopping centre. 

Active Air utilizes safe levels of naturally occurring hydroperoxides, increases air quality, and is safe for all passengers. Active Air Purification is installed through the HVAC system to ensure the best air quality possible. To learn more about how Active Air Purification works, check out this video

Brandon Transit provides excellent service to all residents of Brandon. By taking transit, riders can quickly and easily get to their location, have a safe commute, and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. To learn more about Brandon Transit, visit brandontransit.ca

 

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