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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 7:13 PM
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Eh, reading ignorant and troll comments are amusing, but as I have said before, they're just as bad, if not, worse than, YouTube comments.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 7:25 PM
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Another awesome article by trueviking today, by the way. And Free Press comments are as ill-informed and ignorant as usual (among other adjectives).
The Free Press comments are from people who have probably never stepped foot on a bus.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 9:08 PM
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The Free Press comments are from people who have probably never stepped foot on a bus.
Like the person who claimed he wanted LRT instead of BRT because LRT is wheelchair accessible.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 10:06 PM
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There's some encouraging comments though... just look at a couple of the replies to JMT's comment (posted at 7:33 AM). Some linden woods/whyte ridge folks compared the transitway trip favourably to driving:

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10:32 AM on 3/26/2012

It takes me 30 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the evening by car from P&M to Whyte Ridge (the 4:30 rush hour is way slower).

Right now a bus takes about 40 and nearly an hour.

This will cut it to about 25 and 35, which is faster than by car, and less expensive. Should these times actually hold up, it will be cheaper, and faster by bus.
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I agree with KMC - I drive every day from Linden Woods to Winnipeg Square (and home again). Door to door by bus, it's about 40 minutes on the bus. The longest part of the bus route is going through Osborne Village. That takes about 15-20 minutes of the trip. By utilizing the rapid transit corridor, you could in theory shave most of that time off. That would bring a 40 minute bus ride down to say 25 minutes even during the peak of rush hour. Pretty good deal if you ask me!
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 10:18 PM
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You transit nerds are going to like this!

852, one of the last three of the 800 series, still running! Route 77, Polo @ 4:30pm





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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 10:56 PM
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they should restore its paint colours
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 11:10 PM
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they should restore its paint colours
The thing is though 1ajs, once 615-640 arrive, these buse's are getting sent to the scrapper. If your talking about bus livery though, I for sure agree!
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 12:58 AM
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852 looks like a piece of crap.

Hopefully they crush it soon.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:07 AM
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From the rah rah rah Freep story comments:

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"monkeypwns" wrote: I heard that the location of the (sic) Osbourne station can prove to be a problem due to snow and ice falling from it's roof to the streets below.


Thanks WT, Transit union #1505, Winnipeg Free Press, etc...
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:07 AM
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^^^ I noticed that too but decided to stay outside the fence.

Further up, I saw a cop car drive thru Harkness station.
I saw it from a fair distance so I don't know if that's possible or not.



I at WT????????????
Sorry, couldn't delete last bit (on my iPhone). Camzmac, I got the pics on the event! As for the cop car, its an Winnipeg Transit supervisor/constable vehicle, with orange stripes and the logo. They still have the power to arrest, right?!

Will upload when I get home guys!

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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:37 AM
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Like the person who claimed he wanted LRT instead of BRT because LRT is wheelchair accessible.
the comments are crazy eh?...it seems the WFP site has become a new winnipeg forum....in the last 6 months it has exploded....

articles get 10 times the number of comments that they a year ago.....pretty crazy opinions...i wouldnt want to be stuck standing beside most of those people at a party....
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 4:19 AM
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I think it was because of that article last week regarding Red River College Creative Communications students talking about Free Press comments and the like with Internet anonymity. I'm sure that article was the catalyst of how the comments are now.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:09 AM
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852 looks like a piece of crap.

Hopefully they crush it soon.
They're already scavenging Classic 324...
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:18 AM
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I saw MCI 313 on Graham Ave. Monday afternoon.



I photographed it waaay back in '96/'97 at Polo Park.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:20 AM
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I forgot how Polo Park used to look like

DavidW has the same pic on his site! Before SSP and CPTDB, used to read his site and see that pic!
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:50 PM
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Ah, the days of old Polo Park, with that old glass facade, and the fake mini pennants flying above each glass peak.

Good times.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 6:10 PM
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thanks for the photos armorand, the stations looking great.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 9:33 PM
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The Free Press comments are from people who have probably never stepped foot on a bus.
My take...

The FP comments are from people who have never been to a *new* Jets game.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 9:37 PM
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Sorry, couldn't delete last bit (on my iPhone).
Yeah, people don't have REAL cameras anymore...Notice that the iPhone and others like it devices have a tiny, tiny, lens opening... It may be several megapixels , but even 1ajs knows that if you wanna take great photos you need a real cam.
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