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Is this the first Ontario system (if not Canadian) to utilize a three-bike rack?

Yup.

They also have TwinVision sign, rear ramp only and no transfer as it's only a $1 fare!

That's the exact same paint scheme used on the 2006-2009 EZ-Rider IIs for the Los Angeles DOT, with a few modifications. Compare:

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Interesting! Eldorado may have gave some livery sample and they just take what they like!

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Didn't realize they had that cutaway. The cutaways that were replaced by the EZ-Riders were a different type.

Is Sinton still the contractor? Perhaps they transferred it in to Collingwood as a backup.

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Is this the first Ontario system (if not Canadian) to utilize a three-bike rack?

The only other system in Canada that uses 3-bike racks would be Codiac Transit in Moncton, NB. But it's definitely a first in Ontario.

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Digging up a really old thread ... it appears that Collingwood joined the Metrolinx consortium in July last year. See the link below for the report.

http://www.collingwood.ca/node/4642

According to a driver, the New Flyer XD40 is supposed to be delivered in March.

Well it looks like they will have a spare bus now, After looking at there roster they have three routes and just three Ez-riders.

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704, XD40, built March 2012:

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VIN: 2FYD8FV19CC040323

Plate: 878 1BF

Very nice! Was the rear sign working? It's hard to see when Twin Vision signs aren't so great with cameras when it looks like half working!

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Very nice! Was the rear sign working? It's hard to see when Twin Vision signs aren't so great with cameras when it looks like half working!

Thanks! The rear sign was working, and the bus was shut down at the time of the pictures.

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That interior "stop requested" sign sure reminds me of the ones on Winnipeg Transit D40 and MCI Classic buses. Thats awesome! Didn't know they still made them like that :)

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704, XD40, built March 2012:

704.JPG704b.JPG704c.JPGDSCN2599.JPG

VIN: 2FYD8FV19CC040323

Plate: 878 1BF

That paint scheme looks very familar to LADOT DASH 2006-2009! (Los Angeles Department Of Transportaion)

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That interior "stop requested" sign sure reminds me of the ones on Winnipeg Transit D40 and MCI Classic buses. Thats awesome! Didn't know they still made them like that :)

Common to see it!

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After issuing a RFQ for a new or used late model demo bus, Collingwood will be adding a XD35 to their transit fleet at a cost of $320,350. The bus is a 2012 model that was used by New Flyer as a demonstrator bus with 33,000 km on it. New Flyer also submitted a quote for a 30' Midi (unclear if new or demo) and City View submitted a quote for a 30' Eldorado (likely new given the price quoted).

http://www.collingwood.ca/files/2015-09-28_DevelopmentOperationsAgendaPkg.pdf

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After issuing a RFQ for a new or used late model demo bus, Collingwood will be adding a XD35 to their transit fleet at a cost of $320,350. The bus is a 2012 model that was used by New Flyer as a demonstrator bus with 33,000 km on it. New Flyer also submitted a quote for a 30' Midi (unclear if new or demo) and City View submitted a quote for a 30' Eldorado (likely new given the price quoted).

http://www.collingwood.ca/files/2015-09-28_DevelopmentOperationsAgendaPkg.pdf

what a good news! The 2nd XD35 is coming to ONtario!

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Anybody who follows Sinton-Landmark's Facebook page should check it out. Idk how to post Facebook links on here, and obvs some people don't have Facebook, but the latest post appears to show the interior of a MiDi from Collingwood.

The post is from yesterday morning, and shows a bunch of school kids taking a ride on the bus, to demonstrate public transit to them for Public Works Week in Thornbury, Grey County. I believe it to be an MD30 model, possibly the one that NFI tendered according to previous posts.

EDIT: Gotta wonder if they're buying more "big buses" so they can retire some of the interurban cutaways?

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9 minutes ago, MCI102A3 said:

Anybody who follows Sinton-Landmark's Facebook page should check it out. Idk how to post Facebook links on here, and obvs some people don't have Facebook, but the latest post appears to show the interior of a MiDi from Collingwood.

The post is from yesterday morning, and shows a bunch of school kids taking a ride on the bus, to demonstrate public transit to them for Public Works Week in Thornbury, Grey County. I believe it to be an MD30 model, possibly the one that NFI tendered according to previous posts.

Link to the Facebook post is here.

I agree, it doesn't look like a typical Xcelsior interior. Haven't been inside a MiDi so I can't comment on that. Wonder why the got Council approval for an XD35 bus but got an MD30 delivered, as they seemed very set on the higher capacity of a 35ft bus and the benefits of sharing parts with the existing XD40 buses.

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