2017 Feature Photo Archive

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Jan. & Feb. 2017 Calgary Transit 1625-a.jpg At the end of 2016, Calgary Transit placed their new Grande West Vicinity buses into service. Calgary awarded Grande West a contract to supply 10 30-foot buses.
week of February 26 Coast Mountain Bus Company 16101-a.jpg A 2016 New Flyer Industries XD40, one of 40 added to the Coast Mountain Bus Company fleet in 2016. Photo: Cathay 888
week of March 5 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8131-a.jpg An OC Transpo 2015 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 is seen here at Mackenzie King station. Photo: Youngjin Ko
week of March 12 New Orleans Regional Transit Authority 2008-a.jpg Pictured is a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority streetcar replica of their current oldest rolling stock, originally built in 1923-1924. Photo: Timothy Choi
week of March 19 Spruce Grove Transit 6901-a.jpg Spruce Grove Transit acquired 6 New Flyer XD40 buses to operate the commuter service between Spruce Grove and Edmonton, replacing ETS buses previously running this service. Photo: Theodore Leung
week of March 26 Société de transport de l'Outaouais 8202-b.jpg Ex-STO #8202, a 1982 General Motors T6H-5307N, is seen here posed at the Cogeco Amphitheater - special thanks to the owners. Photo: Alexander Ly
week of April 2 VIA Metropolitan Transit 409-a.jpg VIA Metropolitan Transit operates three VIVA routes, serving popular attractions in San Antonio, TX. #409 is a 2016 New Flyer XN40 wrapped for the service. Photo: transit addict 327
week of April 9 Community Transit 24402-a.jpg Community Transit operates 33 New Flyer D40i buses. The D40i, or Invero, was introduced in 1999, but never gained significant market share and was discontinued in 2007. Photo: Express691
week of April 16 Société de transport de l'Outaouais 1601-a.jpg STO #1601 is a 2016 Nova Bus LFS Artic HEV, one of the first such buses to operate in Canada. Photo: Anyfong
week of April 23 Calgary Transit 2256-a.jpg Calgary Transit #2256, a 2007 Siemens SD160 LRV, is seen downtown at 3rd Street West station. Photo: Nicholas Blonski
week of April 30 Toronto Transit Commission 8620 and 7401-a.jpg The Toronto Transit Commission has recently received the first of 342 buses that are to be delivered by the end of the year. They will be replacing the early batches of Orion VII buses. Photo: Jan Boic
week of May 7 VIA Rail Canada 907-b.jpg VIA Rail 907 is seen in a special livery celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. #Canada150 Photo: David Vincent
week of May 14 Collingwood Public Transit 708-d.jpg The Toronto Transportation Society organized an excursion to various transit agencies in south-central Ontario on May 13. One of the highlights of the tour was COLLTRANS 708, a former New Flyer MiDi demonstrator built by Alexander Dennis. Photo: Jan Boic
week of May 21 GO Transit 104-b.jpg May 23, 2017 marks GO Transit's 50th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they have acquired and restored one of their original cars built by Hawker Siddeley Canada in 1967. It is now part of the Toronto Railway Museum's collection and can be viewed outside the roundhouse on Bremner Boulevard. #GO50 Photo: Josh Anderchek
week of May 28 Fort McMurray Transit 2008-a.jpg May 30, 2016 and the work to reopen Fort McMurray after the wildfire is now underway. Fort McMurray Transit and their drivers were instrumental in transporting all of those who were helping to reopen the city to its residents. Seen at the Hanginstone camp are a pair of XD40s sandwiching a D40LF in the old livery. Photo: Martin Parsons
week of June 4 Société de transport de Montréal 36-903-a.jpg Société de transport de Montréal 36-903, a Nova Bus LFSe, with Fondation de l'héritage du transport en commun du Québec 14-008 outside UITP 2017. Photo: Alexander Ly
week of June 11 Brewster 528-a.jpg Brewster 528, a 1981 Foremost Industries Terra Bus, operates in the Columbia Icefields inside Jasper National Park. Admission to Canada's National Parks is free this year. #Canada150 Photo: A. Wong
week of June 18 GO Transit 8344-a.jpg GO Transit 8344, a 2017 Alexander Dennis Enviro500, sports a wrap celebrating Pride Month. Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 Photo: Jon Braniff
week of July 2 St. Albert Transit BYD-a.jpg St. Albert Transit recently put into service 3 BYD K9S units. The 35 ft buses are the first city-owned, battery-powered electric buses in Canada. Photo: Andrew Stott
week of July 9 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 780-a.jpg Metropolitan Transportation Authority 780, a 2017 New Flyer XN40, sits parked on a residential street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Photo: Around the Horn
week of July 16 Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3712-a.jpg SMART provides public transportation in southeast Michigan. Pictured is bus 3712, a 2017 Gillig BRT, one of the first vehicles to be built at Gillig's new plant in Livermore, California. Photo: 160 Downriver
week of July 23 Strathcona County Transit 924-c.jpg Strathcona County Transit 2005 Nova Bus LFS #924 has been wrapped for Canada 150 based upon material by CUTA and CTHF highlighting the evolution of public transit technology. Photo: Martin Parsons
week of July 30 Capital Transit System 6659-a.jpg Capital Transit System #6659, a Gillig Advantage is seen on Glacier Avenue at West Willoughby Avenue in Juneau, AK on May 31, 2017. Photo: Seashore_518203
week of August 6 Oakville Transit 1707-a.jpg Oakville Transit #1707, a 2017 Grande West Vicinity, is seen arriving at Clarkson GO Station. Photo: Noah H.
week of August 13 Société de transport de Lévis 1604-a.jpg Société de transport de Lévis #1604, a 2016 Nova Bus LFS HEV, is seen on the Quai Paquet shuttle. Photo: eclair14
week of August 20 M-1 Rail 288-a.jpg Detroit's Q-Line streetcar, the city's first full-scale streetcar service in 61 years, opened to the public on May 12th. The service runs 6 Brookville Liberty LRVs which are equipped with batteries for sections of the line without overhead wiring. Photo: 160 Downriver
week of August 27 Canadian Pacific Railway Canada 150 Train-a.jpg Canadian Pacific Railway's Canada 150 train is seen at the Old Port of Montreal Photo: MTL66
week of September 3 Brampton Transit 1777-a.jpg Brampton Transit 1777 is a 2017 New Flyer XDE60, seen here operating on route 501A Züm Queen. Photo: BramptonTransitFan84
week of September 10 NYC Ferry Service 102-a.jpg Earlier in the summer, NYC Ferry Service launched their South Brooklyn route connecting Wall Street and various neighbourhoods in the south of Brooklyn. Number 102 was captured as it departs the Bay Ridge ferry landing towards Lower Manhattan. Photo: Around the Horn
week of September 17 Saint John Transit 52930-c.jpg The Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation chartered an MCI Classic from Saint John (New Brunswick) Transit. Bus #52930 just recently received a fresh repaint into the new colours. Photo: Kevin Nicol
week of September 24 Toronto Transit Commission 4500-b.jpg Toronto Transit Commission 4500 is a 1951 CC&F PCC A-8 streetcar, currently used by the TTC for historical purposes and special events. Photo: leylandvictory2
week of October 1 Niagara Falls Transit 5204-c.jpg Niagara Falls Transit 5204 is a 2012 Nova Bus LFX. Originally in the livery for their WEGO BRT system, 5204 was later repainted into the conventional livery. Photo: TTC 9701
week of October 8 Halifax Transit 1269-a.jpg Halifax Transit 1269 is a 2017 Nova Bus LFS delivered earlier this year as part of the single largest order of buses in the agency's history. Photo: Seashore_518203
week of October 15 Motor Coach Industries 2017 D45 CRT LE demonstrator-a.jpg At this year's American Public Transportation Association Expo in Atlanta, MCI launched their D45 CRT LE. Part of the next generation of D-Series coaches, it features a low entry vestibule near the middle of the coach to facilitate easy boarding of passengers who use mobility aids. Photo by: Allen Dicion.
week of October 22 Mississauga Transit 0710-b.jpg MiWay ElDorado E-Z Rider II MAX #s 0710 and 0939 are seen at Port Credit GO Station during a charter of 0939. All remaining ElDorado buses in the MiWay fleet will be retired by end of this year. Photo: Youngjin Ko
week of October 29 Lane Transit District 16204-a.jpg Lane Transit District 16204 is a 2016 New Flyer XDE40. Part of an order of 5, these buses are the newest in the LTD fleet and feature USB charging ports, rear windows, and a new paint scheme. Photo: OR Transit Fan
week of November 5 York Region Transit 307-e.jpg York Region Transit 307 is a 2003 Orion V, pictured here in its original livery. In October, the remaining buses from this order (including 307) were retired, marking the end of high floor buses in service in the Greater Toronto Area. Photo: Martin Parsons
week of November 12 Saskatoon Transit 573-a.jpg Saskatoon Transit 573 is a 1990 MCI TC40-102N. The Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation plans to charter a Saskatoon "Classic" in June 2018. Check out their newly redesigned website, which launched this week, at transitheritage.ca! Photo: Peter McLaughlin
week of November 19 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority 1726-a.jpg MARTA 1726 is one of 10 Grande West Vicinity buses recently delivered to Atlanta. This order was the first to be delivered to an American transit system. In October, Grande West launched their finishing facility in Atlanta allowing the Vicinity to be Buy America compliant, opening the door for more American orders. Photo: Seashore_518203
week of November 26 Lethbridge Transit 154-a.jpg Lethbridge Transit #154 is a 2005 New Flyer D40LF, seen here departing the CBD for the University on route 12. Photo: Ian Lynas
week of December 3 Metropolitan Transportation Authority R211 mockup-a.jpg A mockup of the new MTA R211 cars, due to arrive in 2020-2021, has arrived in the mezzanine of 34 Street-Hudson Yards station to receive customer feedback on some of its features which include open gangways between cars, improved dynamic interior signage, flip-up seating for wheelchairs and a new bonnet design which includes LED headlights, LCD screens for the destination and the correct colors of the route symbols. Photo: Around the Horn
week of December 10 Coast Mountain Bus Company 1009-a.jpg 1009, one of two 2014 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 units currently on trial with TransLink/Coast Mountain Bus Company. Photo: Jeffrey Ngai