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ION -- Name that train
#31
Personally, I think every train should be named after Thomas the Tank Engine characters.
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#32
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#33
Ottawa has just revealed the names of their LRV's.  They're also naming their DMU's on the original line.

Time to revive this thread:  The local politicians know about this, but are skittish:



Let's push them to make this happen!  C'mon folks!
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#34
Ugh... I can see the #1 entry being "trainy mctrainface" or something stupid if it is left to the top votes system without a short list.
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#35
The train with Mexican parts should have a Mexican name.
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#36
(02-24-2018, 11:00 PM)bgb_ca Wrote: Ugh... I can see the #1 entry being "trainy mctrainface" or something stupid if it is left to the top votes system without a short list.

Ottawa took care to closely review all submissions, it wasn't a popularity contest. One will be named 'Eh-Train', though...
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#37
(02-24-2018, 11:05 PM)BrianT Wrote: The train with Mexican parts should have a Mexican name.

El Mal Fabricado, perhaps?  Wink
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#38
See, this is why this should be a thing!!!

How does speaking at regional council work? Is that something that could happen here?
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#39
Fun:

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#40
(02-25-2018, 10:32 AM)Canard Wrote: See, this is why this should be a thing!!!

How does speaking at regional council work? Is that something that could happen here?

I think there is a more explanatory page somewhere in the "meetings and minutes" section of the website, but I found this:

https://regionofwaterloo.cioc.ca/record/CND3668

Basically you just call them up and ask to speak on a particular issue, then you show up and get called upon at the meeting. Most issues have no delegations; some have one or two; and occasionally, as with the big LRT vote in 2011 (I think I have the right year), they will schedule a whole evening just to hear delegations on one particular subject. The delegations are part of the webcast so you can actually go in to past meetings and see what people said.
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