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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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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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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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Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure that as long as there is a NovaBus LFS, they will all be Nova LFS'... 😁

Kind of makes sense though: the reasoning is to have uniformity in order to minimize the variety of parts needing to be inventoried, suppliers to be dealt with AND training to be done with both drivers and service staff.

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I think the main reason that 507 was renumbered to 508 is that the bus directly hit a pedestrian. In this case, it was a vehicle collision that eventually turned fatal, but after injuries.

Also, I distinctly remember the last collision being in the news for weeks, while this one gets a bit of a mention but that was it.

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Is it safe to say that 514-516 are retired?

Does anyone know the VINs or License plates for 818-821, 822-825?

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818 is the only new bus I know of (I think the most recent order of "5 buses for Moncton, 1 for Riverview" was split up amongst 818 delivered a couple years ago, 831 from 2018, and these 4 new buses).

I'm keeping an eye on the Codiac Transpo website to see if any new bus numbers pop up

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All four of Codiac's brand-new buses are out this morning, according to their bus tracker map. 820 and 823 are on route 51 (Green Line), 821 is on route 61 (Elmwood), and 822 is on route 65 (Killam).

The wiki will need to change; the current 818-821 listing is just 818, and 822-825 will need to become 820-823.

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