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#6181 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

I'm not sure how to post images properly but according to the tracker there's currently a 75 going up May so I guess this system isn't without its flaws. 


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#6182 Mike K.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:32 PM

Like May Street down in Fairfield?


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#6183 Cats4Hire

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:35 PM

Like May Street down in Fairfield?

yup, now it's on Foul Bay just passed Oak Bay so the have a 3 labeled as a 75



#6184 Nparker

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

...now it's on Foul Bay just passed Oak Bay so the have a 3 labeled as a 75

Either that or someone took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.  ;)



#6185 Cats4Hire

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

Service seems to be down. Just went to check if the bus coming happens to be tracked so I can test that aspect and the site just gives a "coming soon" message

#6186 Mike K.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

Oops, lol. Looks like they forgot the public has had access to the test environment ever since they began testing systems elsewhere in the province. VV strikes again ;)


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:48 AM

I've noticed them installed on a few buses since I think August but they haven't been on (as far as I've seen) until now so that is new. Do you know if it gave any extra information? Like say "Douglas at Finlayson - Mayfair Mall" or just the stop name?

It gave intersection information.


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#6188 Bob Fugger

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:54 PM

Either that or someone took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.  ;)

 

Or Cucamonga!  :banana:


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#6189 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:11 PM

bad bus crash in Ottawa today. 3 dead.

#6190 Cats4Hire

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:46 AM

Why are the 4s scheduled so poorly this year? Almost constantly I'm in a standard bus that's doing the full route and already pretty full by TC and then by the time we're at the mall there's an almost empty doubledecker that I assume started at TC. Why not have the DDs do the full routes and the standards start at TC or schedule them so the one starting at TC is 3 mins earlier than the one from the start.

There's also a few places with 10 minute gaps then 3 come within 8 minutes (nit delayed or anything that's actually how the schedule has it). Mix in with the 9 and Hillside gets really crowded with just buses.

#6191 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:05 AM

- Automatic bus stop announcements and displays a step forward in plan to enhance technology within the Victoria Regional Transit System -

VICTORIA – Transit riders within the Victoria Regional Transit System may start to notice improvements to how vehicle location information is being announced along their route. Buses in the Victoria fleet are currently being equipped with on-board enhancements that will allow customers to see and hear upcoming bus stop information upon approach. This will replace the existing announcement system in the Victoria fleet.

It’s all part of BC Transit’s broader strategy to develop and install technology initiatives that will improve efficiency and enrich our customers’ overall experiences. The on-board announcements will be both visually scrolled at the front of the bus and announced audibly by recording, providing a benefit to those who are sight or hearing impaired.

Coming in 2019 to the Victoria fleet is NextRide Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which provides customers with real-time data on the location of their bus and its predicted arrival time at a stop. NextRide operates off of a responsive website, enabling passengers to plan their trips from an internet connected mobile device or desktop. Stay tuned for more details and an official launch date!

NextRide technology was first launched in the Regional District of Nanaimo in May of 2018, followed by the Comox Valley Regional District, Whistler, Squamish, Kamloops and Kelowna.

Strategic Mapping, Inc. has been contracted to install and monitor the technology. Funding for this project is coming from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), which was announced in June 2016 by the federal and provincial governments.

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#6192 Cats4Hire

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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 AM

It gave intersection information.


It seems they updated this as the 30 I was on had it and was giving key locations "Carey at Ravine - Uptown Shopping Center" "Douglas at Finlayson - Mayfair Mall" and "Douglas at Hillside - Gorge and Government" were the 3 I heard/saw.

The "30 Downtown" thing isn't as annoying as I thought it would be but it should play after the doors open not as they do. I just heard "own" when getting on.

 



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