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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
Both, but pull-through testing is mostly the tracks and wayside structures.
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I wonder how many people will see the Ion during the testing phase, completely empty, and say, "I knew no one would ride that white elephant!"?

It would be the one time transit wrapping ads might do some good. Maybe put some cardboard cut-outs in the windows for good measure?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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This would be ideal:

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http://ridetheg.com.au/rhino/

Keolis did this in Gold Coast, and now Bordeaux.

Edit - Oh wow, Angers too, and also Melbourne. Everywhere Keolis is!
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(11-14-2017, 08:36 PM)Canard Wrote: This would be ideal:

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http://ridetheg.com.au/rhino/

Keolis did this in Gold Coast, and now Bordeaux.

Edit - Oh wow, Angers too, and also Melbourne. Everywhere Keolis is!

It's a common thing they do during testing phases to alert and educate people on aspects of safety. (It might be a reason why 502 hasn't been decked out in decals yet). It also screams "I may be empty now, but in a few months I won't be and you need to be aware of that"
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It’s common to have testing signs. It’s not as common to paint a rhino on it. Smile That’s what I was getting at. The rhino would be cool. Or beavers.

How many beavers does an LRV weigh?
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(11-15-2017, 06:43 AM)Canard Wrote: It’s common to have testing signs. It’s not as common to paint a rhino on it. Smile That’s what I was getting at. The rhino would be cool. Or beavers.

How many beavers does an LRV weigh?

Or geese! Although the number would be a little higher…
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BEWARE THE BEAVER doesn't have the same scare effect!
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But a giant beaver might. :-)
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Which would you rather? One LRT-sized beaver, or an LRT full of beavers?
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Could always put a "White elephant" on the side for all the haters Smile
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They're finally getting around to reworking the small plaza next to Hans Haus (where the maypole is). Paving is torn up, armour stone is being placed.
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They were none too quick about that! I expect that's the property owner rather than Grandlinq or the region, though.
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MS Paint to the rescue.... Grandlinq, this one is on the house!

   

Coke
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(11-15-2017, 09:52 AM)timc Wrote: But a giant beaver might. :-)

We've seen a giant beaver roaming the streets of KW for years... though this one is fairly harmless in comparison.

The Lions Club purchased one of the inflatable beavers used during the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and have since displayed it in local parades and events. at 16 feet tall and 10 feet wide, it's not nearly as large as an LRV, but would still be interesting as part of a marketing event!

If anyone is interested, it appears the Lion's Club has all their inflatables available for rent.

   
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(11-15-2017, 08:39 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: BEWARE THE BEAVER doesn't have the same scare effect!

What about Beware of the Leopard?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwS0wTKxo5E
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