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It's not clear what they did exactly. Some of the pictures seem to show a more reasonable wrap like this:

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So what is real and what is just Photoshop? :)

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An update for Codiac Transpo as they are called now... The 2 new 3rd gens #720 - 721 are in the new livery along with a 2nd gen #508 in a simplified verson of the new wave 2 tone green livery. Other buses of interest are 8 ex-STM used 1st gen LFS's now with Codiac. They are all in the new Codiac Transpo livery as well. Only #530 ex-STM #17-127 is in service so far assigned to the Town of Riverview for rtes 12/14. All the others are pending other 'issues'. Codiac Transpo want to use them for expansion and details with the city have to be worked out before they see service. Stuff that's retired is the remaining 1988 MCI Classics and the first 1990 ex-UTA classic #310 is done. One of the 40ft RTS buses is retired #400, which only leaves one odd ball 40ft RTS active #401.

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So the city and drivers/mechanics are still without a new collective agreement. The city won't hire any new mechanics or drivers pending the new contract so in a move Codiac claims is for "safety" reasons, they've decided to pull roughly half the fleet off the road. In doing so they've cancelled a lot of routes for at least the rest of the summer, leaving many people without transportation and without much notice. Whitefrost and Pinetree minihome parks continue to get service yet they dropped the Lakeside Estate run out the Shediac Road. And they cut service to Magnetic Hill/Magic Mountain for the summer. Just when you think Codiac management had taken a turn for the better :( Of course Codiac management isn't affected by this, they don't ride public transit as it's for the "common people".

Here is the list:

Service Cancellations -Sunday, June 17th

A) These routes will be out of service until further notice.

• #1 Downtown Malls/Northwest Centre – alternate route suggestion: the revised #2 Downtown Malls/Northwest Centre

• #6 Elmwood – alternate route suggestions: #5 Elmwood or #23 Pinetree on Elmwood Drive.

Harrisville/Lakeside

• #8 Harrisville/Lakeside

• #12 Riverview East – No evening service.

• #16 Riverview Express – alternate route suggestion: #14 Riverview West, which will now travel to Riverview Mall first.

• #17 Crandall

• #19 Royal Court

• #21B Amirault – alternate route suggestion: #21 Amirault

• #22 Université

• Casino

• Magnetic Hill: No service this summer

B) Reductions on Sunday service include cancellation of the following routes

• #3B Hildegard – alternate route suggestion: 3A

• Express 1 and 3 – alternate route suggestion: Express 2 or 4

#11 Whitefrost

• #13 Moncton Industrial Park

• Casino

*Please take special note that evening and Sunday service hours on remaining routes have been reduced.*

C) Customers are advised to review significant map or destination changes to the following routes:

• #2 Northwest Centre

• #12 Riverview East

• #14 Riverview West

All transit route time tables have now been changed . Some routes now have reduced hours of service. Customers are advised to carefully review the new time tables listed below:

I deleted the actual list of page links, main webpage is: http://www.codiactranspo.ca/Home.htm

I'm not saying their union president is 100% in the right on all the issues but the city is shortsighted in their handling of the matter. It will give Codiac a chance to permanently reduce service levels and go back to the service offered 10 years ago.

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From cbc.ca

Moncton has locked out Amalgamated Transit Union 1290 bus drivers, service workers and mechanics, which means Codiac Transpo bus service will halt starting Wednesday.

The city said in a statement that the decision was made following approval from Moncton City Council.

The move will suspend service "indefinitely" the city said Tuesday night.

"Codiac Transpo service will only resume once a settlement with the union has been reached," the statement said.

"The city feels this is the only way to force both parties back to the negotiating table and work towards a settlement," a statement posted on the Moncton website said.

The statement said officials felt it "makes more sense to suspend service now, when the weather is nicer and it’s easier for people to get around."

Mayor George LeBlanc said the council considered the decision carefully and regretted the inconvenience caused to Codiac Transpo customers.

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Get this thread back on topic, no need for off topic conversation about disabilities. Take it elsewhere, please and thank you.

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Kevlo, thats why i just stopped answering his comments..

anyways, on to more immediate stuff,

Codiac Transpo stuff..

there is a rally planned for next week at city hall, is on a few of the advocacy groups twitter feeds i read, so I was thinking of going myself, just to support the people I care about, so might be able to do some tranit fanning near the garage, not sure if I'm going, but will definitely take my big camera if I do..

Also heres some interesting tidbits on the lockout:

http://atulocal1290....ation-time-line

http://carlbainbridge.ca/437/

http://carlbainbridg...quences-for-it/

http://atulocal1290.webs.com/

http://atulocal1290....wage-comparison

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I think I already clarified the strike vs lockout issue for vivablue5215, but....

The lockout was by the City of Moncton, not Codiac Transpo.

Codiac employees receive their paycheques from the city, under the city's name. Codiac Transpo is nothing more than a brand name for operations, billing and purchasing. It shouldn't take 3 weeks to get up and running since management had been running buses to NB-licensed safety inspection facilities to keep inspections up to date during the lockout.

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That article also says something about changes to routes, that the drivers will need to learn? Anybody have any information about what sort of route changes are being made?

I guess the transit planners must not have had anything better to do while everyone was on strike.

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You mean locked out, right Chris?

Codiac has been sitting with a consultant's report under their butts for the last 5 or 6 years. The report stated the obvious - there is no reason for the #1 or #2 routes to play leap frog with the Express runs alongs the Main St. & Mountain Rd corridors. Take the 1 & 2 and allocate the buses and driver hours to areas where service is needed. Better transfer system, adjust route frequencies to be a simple 15, 30 or 60 minute schedule, none of this bs of the industrial park routes doing the next run in 53 minutes or something like that.

Why they used a lot of the federal money to go out and buy beat up Classics formerly operated in Utah is beyond me. Yes they needed buses for concert shuttles but many of the buses sat idle otherwise. Contract out of the local school bus contractor for concert stuff and spend the grant money on regular transit services.

I'm done my ranting for the night!

JC

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Yeah locked out, that's probably what I meant!

I'm not familiar at all with Moncton routes. Interesting information; I'm not at all familiar with Moncton routes. My trips to that city are never long enough to do any sight seeing, let alone transit fanning.

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Around 2 years later, the wiki should probably be updated to list all of the new routes and stop listing the old routes; all routes were renamed after the lockout due to Moncton routes being redone as soon as service resumed and the Dieppe routes being redone about a year and a half ago.

In addition, bus 508 is missing from the wiki (no idea about what year it is or anything)

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In addition, bus 508 is missing from the wiki (no idea about what year it is or anything)

You're right about it missing and its also missing from the street side guide too. I have a photo of it and it's a 2006 Novabus LFS.

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You're right about it missing and its also missing from the street side guide too. I have a photo of it and it's a 2006 Novabus LFS.

Interesting stuff ... this bus was not listed in the CUTA fleet survey that was done by Codiac Transit in 2009, 2011 or 2013 for the respective "Street Side Guide" issues.

This begs the question, is it a used bus? If so, is there a bus 509?

I will be getting a fleet survey from Codiac for their 2015 fleet so I will try to find out the answer to the questions in the next few months.

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I first noticed it in Moncton around May of 2012.

Also, I've noticed that the bus catcher page on the Codiac website has a list of all buses embedded in the page source; there's no entry in that list for 507 (which was a 2006 LFS). It might just be that, for whatever reason, 507 was either replaced or was renumbered as 508 at some point in 2011/2012.

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I was looking on the Codiac Transpo website for possible bus routes for my youtube, and I noticed that they have Route 52 at 4:30, 5:15 and 6PM departures have no wheelchair symbols, so which bus runs these departures? http://www.codiactranspo.ca/SCHEDULESMAPS/52_Blue_line.htm

They run a third bus for those runs only; this is because Main Street in Moncton heading towards Champlain Place gets really backed-up in the late-afternoon and I'm guessing that Codiac found that those runs were getting really backed up in the late-afternoon timeframe

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They run a third bus for those runs only; this is because Main Street in Moncton heading towards Champlain Place gets really backed-up in the late-afternoon and I'm guessing that Codiac found that those runs were getting really backed up in the late-afternoon timeframe

But they don't have a high floor bus run those trips? if not then i'll just wait til May for the STO buses

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But they don't have a high floor bus run those trips? if not then i'll just wait til May for the STO buses

Most routes are served by low-floor buses. However, I think the issue is that most of their low-floor buses are early LFS models (some from STM, some original purchases) that don't have spots for wheelchairs on board. Granted, they still have about a dozen RTS buses in the fleet as well as about 5 or 6 Classics still active, but it looks like they're going to be trying to retire those soon

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there's no entry in that list for 507 (which was a 2006 LFS). It might just be that, for whatever reason, 507 was either replaced or was renumbered as 508 at some point in 2011/2012.

I received a fleet list from Codiac Transit a couple of weeks ago and it was complete with VINs. Bus # 508 is indeed the same bus as the former # 507. I am not sure as to the reason why it was renumbered but my guess would be that it was involved in a fatal accident. Quite a few systems have renumbered buses when they were involved in fatal accidents.

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