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On 11/14/2021 at 4:45 PM, MiExpress said:

Sault Ste Marie will be getting 3 Nova LFS next year using the Metrolinx Transit Procurement Initiative. Due to the fact that pricing came in higher than budgeted, the procurement of one parabus will be deferred.

https://saultstemarie.ca/Cityweb/media/City-Clerk/Council-Agendas/2021/2021_10_25_Agenda.pdf?ext=.pdf (pages 96 and 97)

Update on the 2022 bus orders for Sault Ste Marie:

  • 3 Nova LFS: $592,307 + HST (as mentioned above)
  • 1 New Flyer XD35: $573,640 + HST
  • 2 ARBOC Freedom (parabus): $172,790 + HST
  • 1 ARBOC Freedom (community bus): $182,444 + HST

https://saultstemarie.ca/Cityweb/media/City-Clerk/Council-Agendas/2022/2022_02_22_Agenda.pdf?ext=.pdf (pages 65-69)

 

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On 2/18/2022 at 5:18 PM, MiExpress said:

Update on the 2022 bus orders for Sault Ste Marie:

  • 3 Nova LFS: $592,307 + HST (as mentioned above)
  • 1 New Flyer XD35: $573,640 + HST
  • 2 ARBOC Freedom (parabus): $172,790 + HST
  • 1 ARBOC Freedom (community bus): $182,444 + HST

https://saultstemarie.ca/Cityweb/media/City-Clerk/Council-Agendas/2022/2022_02_22_Agenda.pdf?ext=.pdf (pages 65-69)

 

Will the Novas/XD35 replace the ex TTC Orions?

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On 3/2/2022 at 10:12 PM, Tom1122 said:

Will the Novas/XD35 replace the ex TTC Orions?

I believe they want rid 131-132 and 159-164 since they did rid all ex-OC Transpo (141-153) gone, I don't see any 141-153 ex-OC Transpo anymore, all ex-OC Transpo buses already gone but I noticed 131 or 158 been not run around since month or 2 months, I am not sure but I see 132, 159 and 160 still running then I thinking they are on work to get rid 131-132 and 158-164 quick like 8 bus since 131, 132, 161, 162 and 163 (5 fleet) like 18 years old, 131-132 or 161-163 is 2004 but 158-160 (ex-Thunder Bay Transit) was like 2006, been 16 years, I know they want keep 133-140 for 5-10 years because 133-134 is 2010, 135-139 is 2011, 140 is 2013, 156 is 2016, 165-166 is 2019 then 167-176 is 2021 whatever answer is yes, we will see ex-TTC gone soon like 1-2 years from now, ex-TTC won't be alone, we already know that ex-OC Transpo already gone but we will know that 131-132, ex-Thunder Bay (158-160) and ex-TTC (161-164) will be gone in 2023-2025 around for sure so we will know that 133-140, 156 and 165-176, 177-178 (Mini Bus) and add new 179-182 on ordered, what fantasy! I forgot to say about 164, 164 is worthless to this Transit company since they not happy with this 164 because of high cost of maintenance, blah blah blah because one of my friend work at bus garage, they really want 164 to go soon since 164 been parking in garage like almost 2 years like a ghost abandoned bus!!!!! my last time saw 164 running in street was June 2019

If anyone care about new livery paint bus? I have update for anyone to know about new livery paint, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171 and 172 already paint new livery, 173 with Arby's livery and 175 with GFL livery, 174 or 176 still white bus non-paint but 177-178 mini bus already have new livery paint long time ago, we have 8 bus with new livery and we have 3 mini bus with new livery 

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176 New Flyer XD40 did add new paint "21 Century" then 174 should be already paint but what is it? I'll find out if is new livery or what? since all 4 XD35 (167-170) already new livery paint but 2 XD40 (171-172) already new livery paint then 173, 175 and 176 just use business ad just like 156 did with EXIT paint, same idea 173 with Arby's, 175 with GFL and 176 with 21 Century, one left is 174 and if anyone know what 174 got new paint? or still non-paint running around?

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1 hour ago, Sooguy2022 said:

176 New Flyer XD40 did add new paint "21 Century" then 174 should be already paint but what is it? I'll find out if is new livery or what? since all 4 XD35 (167-170) already new livery paint but 2 XD40 (171-172) already new livery paint then 173, 175 and 176 just use business ad just like 156 did with EXIT paint, same idea 173 with Arby's, 175 with GFL and 176 with 21 Century, one left is 174 and if anyone know what 174 got new paint? or still non-paint running around?

Not paint they are decals. It seems the buses are being wrapped up for advertising.

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2 hours ago, G.A said:

Not paint they are decals. It seems the buses are being wrapped up for advertising.

It’s a wrap or decals. Only thing that gets painted these days is the base colour. It’s all in what the company(that’s on the ad) wants to spend. A wrap is way more expensive than just a ad sign. 

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2 hours ago, PHATMATT51 said:

It’s a wrap or decals. Only thing that gets painted these days is the base colour. It’s all in what the company(that’s on the ad) wants to spend. A wrap is way more expensive than just a ad sign. 

Then they want 173-176 to be as sign just like 156 did? then 174 still unavailable because I did saw 174 running like 2 days ago and it's was non-paint, still unknown and I know 174 is last bus left with non-paint

Today, my first time to see 176 with new paint is 21 Century (ad sign) but soon I'll take a picture of all 167-176 (each fleet) 

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On 4/7/2022 at 5:24 AM, Sooguy2022 said:

I believe they want rid 131-132 and 159-164 since they did rid all ex-OC Transpo (141-153) gone, I don't see any 141-153 ex-OC Transpo anymore, all ex-OC Transpo buses already gone but I noticed 131 or 158 been not run around since month or 2 months, I am not sure but I see 132, 159 and 160 still running then I thinking they are on work to get rid 131-132 and 158-164 quick like 8 bus since 131, 132, 161, 162 and 163 (5 fleet) like 18 years old, 131-132 or 161-163 is 2004 but 158-160 (ex-Thunder Bay Transit) was like 2006, been 16 years, I know they want keep 133-140 for 5-10 years because 133-134 is 2010, 135-139 is 2011, 140 is 2013, 156 is 2016, 165-166 is 2019 then 167-176 is 2021 whatever answer is yes, we will see ex-TTC gone soon like 1-2 years from now, ex-TTC won't be alone, we already know that ex-OC Transpo already gone but we will know that 131-132, ex-Thunder Bay (158-160) and ex-TTC (161-164) will be gone in 2023-2025 around for sure so we will know that 133-140, 156 and 165-176, 177-178 (Mini Bus) and add new 179-182 on ordered, what fantasy! I forgot to say about 164, 164 is worthless to this Transit company since they not happy with this 164 because of high cost of maintenance, blah blah blah because one of my friend work at bus garage, they really want 164 to go soon since 164 been parking in garage like almost 2 years like a ghost abandoned bus!!!!! my last time saw 164 running in street was June 2019

If anyone care about new livery paint bus? I have update for anyone to know about new livery paint, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171 and 172 already paint new livery, 173 with Arby's livery and 175 with GFL livery, 174 or 176 still white bus non-paint but 177-178 mini bus already have new livery paint long time ago, we have 8 bus with new livery and we have 3 mini bus with new livery 

They’re really not in a position to complain about 164, it was practically donated to them for scrap value- as a body part donor for their other NG units.
 

The fact that it actually turned a wheel is simply a surprising bonus.

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22 minutes ago, DiltonPlayz said:

So 153 is retired?! There goes the last Orion VIs in Canada..

They were retired last year. Cornwall is the last one how to operate the VI in Canada unless they are retired.

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I just got news today when I was downtown that one of our Novabus LFS Diesel Units that we ordered has arrived equipped with a REAR DISPLAY Marking it as our First Bus To Be Equipped With a Functional Rear Display

2 minutes ago, SaultTransitBuses said:

I just got news today when I was downtown that one of our Novabus LFS Diesel Units that we ordered has arrived equipped with a REAR DISPLAY Marking it as our First Bus To Be Equipped With a Functional Rear Display

my guess the Novabus LFS  179-181 The XD35 Will be numbered 182 And the Community bus Numbered 183.

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On 4/25/2022 at 2:35 PM, SaultTransitBuses said:

I just got news today when I was downtown that one of our Novabus LFS Diesel Units that we ordered has arrived equipped with a REAR DISPLAY Marking it as our First Bus To Be Equipped With a Functional Rear Display

my guess the Novabus LFS  179-181 The XD35 Will be numbered 182 And the Community bus Numbered 183.

DSC02858.thumb.JPG.75bbb6e255f939e55ea551cb872c5f53.JPGDSC02859.thumb.JPG.3cf33107eff7330dabce8291f525c3e3.JPGJust spotted 180 On Route 7 Tonight. this marks our first bus with rear displays and our first nova buses with the Curtesy exterior lights

On 4/10/2022 at 4:27 PM, Bus_Medic said:

They’re really not in a position to complain about 164, it was practically donated to them for scrap value- as a body part donor for their other NG units.
 

The fact that it actually turned a wheel is simply a surprising bonus.

They have been mostly retired and i think will be finished off with this novabus order that we just Received 

The LFS's are also very similar to MiWay Spec LFS's

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On 4/10/2022 at 4:27 PM, Bus_Medic said:

They’re really not in a position to complain about 164, it was practically donated to them for scrap value- as a body part donor for their other NG units.
 

The fact that it actually turned a wheel is simply a surprising bonus.

Only about money issue, I know 164 still in garage and maybe this summer, will be gone who know since I saw new 179-181 2022 Nova LFS now, I saw them running now, garage will get full, 164 will be gone for sure

On 4/9/2022 at 3:14 PM, G.A said:

Not paint they are decals. It seems the buses are being wrapped up for advertising.

For 156 (EXIT), 173 (Arby's), 175 (GFL) and 176 (21st Century) ...of course they are wrapped but rest new livery of 3rd SSM Transit Service is real paint whatever 174 is new SSM Transit Livery then 9 Big Buses already with real new Livery of 3rd SSM Transit Service and 3 Mini Buses already with real new Livery of 3rd SSM Transit Service because I been in Sault Ste Marie since 1990, I do remember I saw bus was first livery Blue/Red then 2nd livery was green/white then Now new livery is white/red/orange/blue/green, that why I called 3rd Livery whatever thank you for let me know about business AD was wrapped and oh yeah I should know that 👍

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On 4/25/2022 at 2:35 PM, SaultTransitBuses said:

I just got news today when I was downtown that one of our Novabus LFS Diesel Units that we ordered has arrived equipped with a REAR DISPLAY Marking it as our First Bus To Be Equipped With a Functional Rear Display

my guess the Novabus LFS  179-181 The XD35 Will be numbered 182 And the Community bus Numbered 183.

sound like 160-164 will be gone? you did correct about 179-181 and 182 but I didn't know about 183 then they gonna to have 3 mini buses like 177-178 and now 183? my first time to see "3rd Mini bus" wow

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