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3 hours ago, ROSeaboyer said:

Teleportation? It’s amazing how backed up it gets going towards Dieppe but how fine it is the other way

Evening tends to be that way, and the morning is the opposite... Maybe by the 1000 Series our fleet will be capable of teleportation. Maybe busmosis?

They've experimented a bit, but so far it's a no-go...

 

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Even in the morning, traffic isn't backed up THAT bad; I believe the 52 can still make it to 1111 Main in 15 minutes. Although, that might be as a result of it not having to loop around to face the proper direction on Main, or get into the Champlain Place parking lot

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That's definitely part of it: Champlain to 1111 Main involves a right turn onto Champlain/Main St. and that's it, while you have to loop around Weldon, Gordon and Highfield to get turned around and then deal with the left turn onto Paul and another left to get into the parking lot at Champlain on your return trip.

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On 11/8/2017 at 10:29 PM, ROSeaboyer said:

Might also explain why the Green Line has an extra 5 minutes scheduled going towards Plaza Blvd compared to the return trip downtown

Quite likely, because you have to make your way up Weldon and then turn left from Weldon onto Mountain Rd, which is just about the worst position to be in when it comes to rush-hour/peak times. And then, the angles at which the two streets intersect leave you with wonderful sight lines, too...

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Oh yeah, very true; I'm a bit surprised they shifted the Green Line back there from Vaughn Harvey, but I suppose there is more potential customers in this area. I could honestly see that intersection getting some sort of transit priority measures to keep the Green Line on time.

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Vaughn Harvey would make sense as far as it being a major thoroughfare, but it's purely commercial and somewhat limited access. It would be out of the way as far as serving passengers along the way. Also, the 60, 64 and 67 run along different stretches of Vaughn Harvey in their respective loops, too...

Again, the main premise of the new system was that nobody should have to walk more than x meters to catch a bus, and that they wanted service to be on a 15 or 30 minute interval. Dieppe and Riverview have some room for improvement as far as frequency goes... the small time increases in Moncton routes at peak times was to allow for delays, unfortunately, due to traffic issues and was in response to increasing "the bus is routinely 3-4 minutes late" complaints. Funny that when a city more than doubles in size in a decade or so, that you get congestion issues.

Ideally, there are a couple problem intersections that could use some sort of measure to prioritize transit. Not to mention we should probably adopt a "yield to transit" policy like a lot of cities, as that's another issue downtown.

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