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Its soooooo nice to have full buses on the 406 - for one, my ass doesn't go flying out of my seat, the second it hits a bump at full speed (example: near Bishop O'Byrne). But secondly, reminds me of Winnipeg, where every single route had a full bus at all times. Kind of reminds me of home, in a weird way...

That being said, seems the 406 is a hotspot for D40LFR's. I've barely seen any since leaving Winnipeg, and now every single day... theres always one on the 406. 

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This is only out of the ordinary in the context of Calgary Transit's COVID-19 service, but I noticed a 40-footer operating on Route 1 earlier. Transit55 shows two of those (7794 and 7937) are on the route today. Route 1 has been typically an articulated route all day since the April 6 service change.

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So this is kind of interesting. 

I was browsing T55 a few minutes ago and noticed 7763 as the 153 on the segment of Stoney that isn't even open yet. Maybe a GPS glitch but it was heading north as you see by the screenshots. It's now travelling EB Fish Creek Blvd after getting off the NB ramp of the unopened Stoney Tr lol.

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Quite a sight for sure! This is the first time shuttles ran in Bridlewood since the March 2012 signup when shuttles were tested and failed miserably (overloads) on the 14 during weeknights. Prior to that was likely the mid-2000s when the 15 served this community.

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22 hours ago, R. Meu said:

6024 was out on the 28/83 this afternoon, and 6042 did the 150.

Over the past few weeks, artics have also been dispatched on the following 40 foot blocks: 

17, 37, 56, 93, 153

And for school service:

706, 786, 796, 799, 827, 892, 894

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8 hours ago, Blake M said:

Most artics aren't out this morning and the ones that are are mostly on the 10, 302, Max Yellow, and Max Teal

Adding on to that ... the 12, 52, 125 and 178 have artics on them this PM rush.

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