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Do you guys know if they're going to be implementing those driver screens/windows like TTC has? Just curious, seems like a good idea.

They did for about a month on bus 1101. They decided not to pursue putting them in.

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I believe I read that video surveillance was being looked into, however. I guess it'll depend on how hard ATU pushes for it.

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I believe I read that video surveillance was being looked into, however. I guess it'll depend on how hard ATU pushes for it.

The fact that the city is finally looking into installing interior and exterior cameras finally spells forward progress for operator safety. The ATU has been pushing for it for at least five years, but council keeps rejecting it. I, for one, am all for the cameras, as I don't like hearing news articles about operators getting hurt or taking leaves due to assaults. They're a great idea that should have happened a while back.

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The fact that the city is finally looking into installing interior and exterior cameras finally spells forward progress for operator safety. The ATU has been pushing for it for at least five years, but council keeps rejecting it. I, for one, am all for the cameras, as I don't like hearing news articles about operators getting hurt or taking leaves due to assaults. They're a great idea that should have happened a while back.

Yeah I feel like there's only positives when it comes to cameras on board. I wasn't even aware there weren't any. Seems like HSR is a big behind in the operator safety category.

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They did for about a month on bus 1101. They decided not to pursue putting them in.

It's apparently on the table again. I think the shields are more effective then cameras are. Cameras are only good for possibly catching the guy after the assault all ready happened but the shield deters them from assaulting in the first place, and if they still attack, it gives the driver time to defend him/herself. Both should be installed.

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Had my interview this weekend...although it felt more like speed dating. Not sure how I did as the HR people looked pretty emotionless the whole time. Would of preferred the typical panel interview to be honest. Should know within a couple weeks they said. Next batch of trainees starts in Feb.

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Unconfirmed- There was a mention of some issues with the Novas. Apparently an HSR rep went out to the factory to inspect. They are said to be on the line right now. Can anyone confirm these rumors?

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Someone shared a photo yesterday of one of HSR'S Xcelsiors with a video ad screen in the ad space behind the driver. It is apparently powered by GEOSignage.

Does anyone know any more about this project? Is it a pilot? Are they being rolled out system wide?

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The first two Novas (1502 and 1510) of a 24 bus order (1501-24) arrived on the property Monday evening. They will most likely not enter service until January or maybe even February. The 24 bus order will include 7 expansion vehicles which means that 17 retirements will occur.The rest of the 0200 buses (10) and seven from the 0300s will be retired.

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The first two Novas (1502 and 1510) of a 24 bus order (1501-24) arrived on the property Monday evening. They will most likely not enter service until January or maybe even February. The 24 bus order will include 7 expansion vehicles which means that 17 retirements will occur.The rest of the 0200 buses (10) and seven from the 0300s will be retired.

Thanks for the update.

We now just need some pictures!

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I'm just curious what the rule is for HSR drivers wearing shorts. I swear I saw a driver on the 41 in shorts today, but I can't confirm because I was too far away. It's none of my business what the drivers choose to wear, I'm just curious.

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I'm just curious what the rule is for HSR drivers wearing shorts. I swear I saw a driver on the 41 in shorts today, but I can't confirm because I was too far away. It's none of my business what the drivers choose to wear, I'm just curious.

Drivers always wear shorts during the summer so It's allowed.

I saw a picture of Nova 1510 and they look practically identical to the 9700s, aside from the front door, the CNG tank on the roof, and the back of the bus. Nova's overall design really hasn't changed too much. In my opinion they are kind of ugly.

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Multiple 60-footers on Delaware, all branches, not just 5A/5C. I can't confirm it was all Delaware buses - of which there would be 12 - but I did not see a 40-footer. Don't know if something was going on in the west end, or this is a new regular thing (as Winter schedules began on Sunday).

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Speaking of the Novas, seeing they're all CNG as well as the XN60's, are there any restrictions in terms of how long they can be in service for on a typical day? I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the C40LFs did at one point which meant that there was a better chance of seeing a diesel bus operating on those 16+ hour shifts on a route.

Given that these newer CNG buses are well, newer, has the CNG fuel technology improved the reliability of these buses to be out on the roads longer on a day-to-day basis?

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That would be my shot of it. I took it on Christmas Eve.

One thing you will notice is that the stripes are actually a reflective decal, which makes for higher visibility at night. Our Novas are the only ones that have this striping.

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I saw 1513 heading towards the garage on Upper James around the noon hour today. I noticed that the yellow stripe is not quite the same colour used by the HSR. Wasn't that an issue with some of the New Flyer buses a few years back (ca. 2008)?

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