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Old August 17th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #141
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Vegas has double decker buses but they mainly run on The Strip or Downtown. They don't run on the suburbs.

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Old August 17th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #142
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A few years ago the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) tested a DD bus bound for Victoria.

The plan that was floated was to use the DD buses on the new GO bus transitway that is going to go from the west end suburbs (Oakville, Mississauga) through northern Toronto to York University and all the way to the east end, using a hydro corridor.

Mississauga Transit will also be operating buses on its portion of this transitway.

The thinking was that both companies would use DD buses, but I dont know the latest status of this plan.

Brampton Transit (NW of Toronto) had one bus operating for a few years for charter purposes.

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Old August 17th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #143
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A few years ago the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) tested a DD bus bound for Victoria.

The plan that was floated was to use the DD buses on the new GO bus transitway that is going to go from the west end suburbs (Oakville, Mississauga) through northern Toronto to York University and all the way to the east end, using a hydro corridor.


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The double decker from Victoria was on a cross-Canada tour and was put into service on a major GO bus route north of Toronto for a short trial. GO is no longer running that bus route and the new operator is now using brand new articulated Belgian buses instead.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #144
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Mumbai has some functional ones but they're nearing the end of their service and one can hardly find a DD
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Old August 20th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #145
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The double decker from Victoria was on a cross-Canada tour and was put into service on a major GO bus route north of Toronto for a short trial. GO is no longer running that bus route and the new operator is now using brand new articulated Belgian buses instead.
The VIVA project http://www.vivayork.com/ itself is pretty interesting.

VIVA was given control over the GO Transit Yonge St. 'C' bus route to operate as their major north-south corridor...logical but slightly unfair.

Anyways, I was referring to the GO Transitway across North Toronto (which also includes a western section in Mississauga)...

they were only looking at DD buses as an option... I believe that in the end, GO will use highway coaches rather than DD, but I dont know what MT will end up doing.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #146
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Bus Priority

How does your transit system handle bus priority. In Minneapolis we have shoulders on freeways designated for bus use. Buses use these shoulders when traffic is slower than 35 mph. Minneapolis currently is the leader in Bus shoulder use with over 220 miles.


Article about bus shoulders: http://www.metrocouncil.org/directio.../shoulders.htm
U of M website: http://www.its.umn.edu/Research/Feat...brt/index.html

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Bus Only shoulders only cost 100000 dollars per mile, much cheaper than a new lane.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #147
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Copenhagen has bus lanes, bus bulb outs, bus only throughways (the street is blocked off in the middle and only buses can get through, they're very popular in Denmark) and signal priority (in some areas).

Bus stop light (the little white line):


Bussluse (don't know name in English), allows buses to continue but stops cars thereby reducing traffic:


Suburban bus lane (bicycle lane on right):



The Milwaukee County Transit System has not been permanently expanded since the late 1960's, before bus priority really existed, and as such does not have any sort of bus priority although a smaller neighbouring system, Waukesha Transit has a couple of miles of bus lanes. Should it live through its current financial crisis, this will hopefully change.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #148
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Copenhagen has bus lanes, bus bulb outs, bus only throughways (the street is blocked off in the middle and only buses can get through, they're very popular in Denmark) and signal priority (in some areas)...

Bussluse (don't know name in English), allows buses to continue but stops cars thereby reducing traffic...
In Calgary we call them car-traps.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #149
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As I am living in Milton Keyens for an Internship I have watched Milton Keynes for buslanes. I have seen some bus lanes in Milton Keynes bud not much. I think it has only 800 meters of buslanes.

In my hometown Spijkenisse, an suburb of Rotterdam there are many buslanes. There is for example a sepperated buslane from Spijkenisse to the other part of the island. It is apr. 20 km long. It includes dive-unders to cross normal traffic and it has closable gates on level crossings.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #150
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Copenhagen has bus lanes, bus bulb outs, bus only throughways (the street is blocked off in the middle and only buses can get through, they're very popular in Denmark) and signal priority (in some areas).

Bus stop light (the little white line):


Bussluse (don't know name in English), allows buses to continue but stops cars thereby reducing traffic:


Suburban bus lane (bicycle lane on right):



The Milwaukee County Transit System has not been permanently expanded since the late 1960's, before bus priority really existed, and as such does not have any sort of bus priority although a smaller neighbouring system, Waukesha Transit has a couple of miles of bus lanes. Should it live through its current financial crisis, this will hopefully change.
ohh those are car traps
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Old June 20th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #151
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ohh those are car traps
Sorry, I have never seen those car traps before personally. In risking to look stupid, could you explain me how does it work to avoid cars getting through ? Is this about the width of the hole at the middle of the bridge ?
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #152
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Sorry, I have never seen those car traps before personally. In risking to look stupid, could you explain me how does it work to avoid cars getting through ? Is this about the width of the hole at the middle of the bridge ?
well the car trap, allows only buses to pass through due to how buses have a wider area between the wheels while on a car they are not as wide to the outcome is that the car will get stuck in the trap, i have heard of traps here in canada being quite deep and once a car is in it can't be taken out without a tow truck
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Old June 20th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #153
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In many cities in the NL, roads and squares are reconstructed; cars and public transport get separated. It's a mixture of bus-only lanes and lanes shared with local, purpose traffic.

This was a square bustling with traffic - Velperplein, Arnhem featured in the Monopoly board game. Now cars can only enter a parking garage or pass on, the inner lanes of the boulevards are difficult to reach, so there's little car traffic. It's not as if it's forbidden, going there by car simply takes up much extra time.

Buses are equipped with transponders that regulate the traffic lights.

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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #154
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In York Region, the BRT has pretty good light priority at most smaller intersections, but I find it must wait its turn at major intersections. They are also in the works of building barriered off ROWs through the middle of the road.

In Toronto, some of the Rocket buses have switches on them to activate a light change, though I think this is done manually. Also, I'm not sure if only Rocket routes are equipped with this, or if other routes as well.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #155
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Biogas bus in your city

Does your city/region public transport network use biogas buses?
What kind?
Do you know if it is really environment friendly or just cheaper?

From what I understood, two types of biogas fueling systems are suitable for buses :
-Gas made out of recycled cooking oil
-Gas made out of organic waste

In Lille Metropole we have 3 garbage bins, one of them is for organic wastes (it smells reeeeally bad) that are transformed in gas in fueling plants and linked to bus depots through pipelines.

Here's an interesting link for those of who are interested : http://www.trendsetter-europe.org/index.php?ID=561
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Old September 19th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #156
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Almost all of the public bus systems in Iowa in the US used biodiesel fuel that is made in large part out of farm products (I think it is made out of soy or corn). The state of Iowa has always been very big on alternative fuels that use local farm products as it is good for the local economy.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:56 PM   #157
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We got hybrid buses in Seattle metro area running on biodiesel blend, runs on electric power at low speeds and switches to diesel power at higher operating speeds. It also includes the regular diesel bus fleet, too. They have biodiesel fuel running on ferries, too. Seattle metro area is working pretty hard to get cleaner burning fuel for their city government fleet including the buses.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:51 PM   #158
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The city of KaposvŠr uses biofuel to fuel the mass transit buses there.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 07:54 PM   #159
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Lille : http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=526016
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:59 AM   #160
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l'm just looking for a photo of irisbus. can you help?

Can you help me ? i'm just looking for a photo of irisbus. if you have .can you post it for me . any type of a bus .every action about it .thank you.

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