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Grand River Transit
(07-22-2017, 03:24 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: I've only come across the new fare boxes and handful of times, but do others find the printing times of the new transfers excessively long (upwards of 30 seconds)?

Maybe fare boxes I've seen and used were just having a bad day, but to me that has the potential to create some operational delays beyond even the learning curve of the new machine.

If you get just 10 cash or ticket fares on a route suddenly you're 5min behind schedule.

They seem pretty quick with reading the barcode, but the actual print time seems slow.

It has been a long time since I've been on a bus without one.  I'm guessing they're fully deployed now.

Yes, printing is very long.  But I don't think it will be a problem in the long run, as they will only be used for cash fares, when the farecards are available, those won't need printed transfers.
There is a known software bug causing the long transfer print time, which should be eliminated soon.
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I noticed this morning that there's a new bus stop on Mt Hope St, just south of King (near the GRH ION stop). At first I thought it might just be a shuttle stop for the hospital but it has a GRT electronic signboard. Before construction there weren't any GRT busses that used Mt Hope, anyone know what new route might be using that?
The reworked route 4 is set to go there after the Ion opening; building those stops is part of GrandLinq's contract, so it's been built now even if it won't be needed for months.
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(07-20-2017, 02:48 PM)Rick O\Shay Wrote: http://www.grt.ca/en/schedules-maps/bus-...rades.aspx
Looks like a busy summer for upgrades

Pretty detailed work plan. I wish there were a similar one for when some of the real-time information boxes are actually going to get displays.

I am still waiting for my "home" stop to get its display and it was purchased back in March of 2016.

Any updates on the University of Waterloo transit plaza? The anticipated start date (they probably meant design) was originally listed as August 2, 2016 (not a typo), and the completion is listed as December 2017. Do they have to wait for GrandLinq to finish up before they can start on this project?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
The track crossing will indeed require the completion of Grandlinq's work if they don't want to be billed for a change order. That doesn't stop them from working on the project away from the tracks.
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