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#5921 Cats4Hire

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

I'm not sure if we've seen one before but there's a electric bus with the BC Transit deisgn https://twitter.com/...336883134246912



#5922 Nparker

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

I'm not sure if we've seen one before but there's an electric bus with the BC Transit design...

Well I've seen it...about 5 minutes ago as it drove past me on Pandora.


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#5923 Cats4Hire

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:37 AM

Looks like the NextRide thing will be slowly rolling out around BC and launching here the end of this year or early next year. https://bctransit.co...d=1403649662279



#5924 malahatdrive

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:10 PM

Looks like the NextRide thing will be slowly rolling out around BC and launching here the end of this year or early next year. https://bctransit.co...d=1403649662279

Looks like Nanaimo is first starting next month.



#5925 Linear Thinker

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

Looks like CEO Manuel Achadinha has left BC Transit.

https://bctransit.co...about/executive


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#5926 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

Looks like CEO Manuel Achadinha has left BC Transit.

https://bctransit.co...about/executive

 

He was swiftly disappeared.


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#5927 Cats4Hire

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:41 PM

Not sure why but the 8 will be leaving 5 mins earlier towards Oak Bay from Tillicum Mall on Saturdays than the schedule says. They don't say what this means for the rest of the route either https://bctransit.co...d=1403649688292



#5928 sdwright.vic

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

^5 minutes later... and I guess every bus all day?
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#5929 vortoozo

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:46 PM

Looks like CEO Manuel Achadinha has left BC Transit.

https://bctransit.co...about/executive

 

Here's the news release: https://bctransit.co...d=1403649685229



#5930 Cats4Hire

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:41 AM

Why are there now 2 alters for the 8's Saturday schedule being delayed that are just worded slightly differently? 

https://bctransit.co...d=1403649679134

https://bctransit.co...d=1403649688292



#5931 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

Here's the news release: https://bctransit.co...d=1403649685229

Pretty certain he was pushed rather that "left". Manny was not particularly beloved by many in that org.....


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#5932 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:09 AM

I really wish they'd separate the 75 from the 30/31 before July. Today I was on a 30/75 and all seats were already filled by Pandora (mostly with pretty obvious tourists that probably got on right at the start of the route) with people just trying to get to Carey/Vanalman left cramped and it only gets worse come June (especially on sunny days).



#5933 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

Does transit like the cash fares from the 75? It seems the only good reason to serve Butchart. Few pass holders, lots of cash.
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#5934 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:45 AM

Does transit like the cash fares from the 75? It seems the only good reason to serve Butchart. Few pass holders, lots of cash.

I assume it gets pretty good ridership to Butchart. 75s seem pretty busy from early May to mid/late September.



#5935 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:50 AM

As I recall from my past history with the #75 route, it is never busier than during the May-September period mostly because it is the cheapest way for tourists to get to the Butchart Gardens. I imagine it must make $$$ for BC transit.



#5936 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:56 PM

Be thankful we have BC Transit and not Rome's bus service:

 

ATAC, the company for bus and rail transport in the city of Rome, has a national reputation for passengers who fail to buy tickets — and jump off as soon as ticket collectors, who are rarely spotted, come on board. Drivers, many of whom have little problem multitasking on their cellphones, are not asked to check tickets. The company’s employee absence rate is well beyond the national average.

 

 

Oh, and did I mention Rome's buses are exploding and burning to the ground?


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#5937 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

View Royal wants to clamp down on hospital workers using the park and ride lot.

I guess the ministry owns it and nobody really has bothered much with the hospital worker misuse.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

It seems the Nanaimo tracker is up. I tried going to the URL listed (https://nextride.nan...om/Home/Desktop) and it seems pretty neat at least so far. Tells you the scheduled time and about how far behind it currently is as well as other buses that stop there and where they are. Could be useful if you're somewhere like Fort and trying to decide if you should get on the 11 here now or wait for the 15 that was supposed to be here a minute ago and is no where in sight. For some reason some buses show if it's low/medium(and I assume high) density while others don't which I guess could be nice for "do I want to rush out to have to stand all the way to Sooke or will the next be a doubledecker and have more room".



#5939 Cats4Hire

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

After playing around some more it seems I was wrong in relation to the time thing. First time is when the next bus should arrive based on where it currently is and traffic, where it should be, etc. The second is the bus after that. It also seems to give you notifications when routes are on detour even actually showing the detour route which will be very handy. 



#5940 Bob Fugger

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

Does anyone here remember (Cats4Hire, I’m looking in your direction) B.C. Transit last year making a big deal about changing the front and rear bus route indicators to read OFF instead of NOT IN SERVICE or NVC on the back? Something about better indicating the status of the bus for customer service reasons (or something vapid like that)?

It seems like they have quietly gone back to the previous model. I can’t find anything online anywhere and I could have sworn that I read about it in the Tiny Colonialist.

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