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York Region Transit: Viva service thread

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also they are looking into going hybrid with new flyer as well as buying more 60ftrs for conventional routes this year.
York Region does not need 60ft buses for conventional routes. It needs more service first.. increase frequencies by 50%, don't buy 50% larger buses. 60ft buses make sense on routes with high frequencies... they are silly on routes with 30 minute frequencies.
 

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Just got onto a completely empty Viva going north at Bernard. Was it just the weather today? Or do they just start slotting in drivers for the afternoon rush?
 

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Just got onto a completely empty Viva going north at Bernard. Was it just the weather today? Or do they just start slotting in drivers for the afternoon rush?
Probably the latter. Sometimes a random empty blue just slots itself in at rhc if the route is packed or delayed
 

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It's hard to find the right balance with these small-town daytime services. I can't count the number of times where I've been on a completely empty 33 during the day, and fares wouldn't cover minimum wage let alone the drivers' wage and overhead. On the other hand, the 60 minute advance call-in for Mobility completely kills the convenience of public transit.
 

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