Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

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Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by markz » Jun 18 2018 4:27pm

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/calgary-trans ... 06876.html

"It's in the order of about $26 million right now. That'd be roughly enough for charging systems and somewhere between 10 and 15 buses," said Davies.

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Re: Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Jun 18 2018 9:49pm

only cuz dedmunton already did ...:wink:
this only decades after they sold off their electric trolley fleet to the chinese.

good news is, just wait for the second multi-million$ hit to reinforce the floor of the repair barn.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4227518/10-m ... ric-buses/
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Re: Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by dogman dan » Jun 21 2018 8:14am

Sounds cheap. Albuquerque has 100 mil in it, and only two busses delivered, that go half the range they claimed. :roll:

I coulda told em figure on using only half the range they claim, but they figured on those busses going the whole day on a charge. :lol:

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Re: Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by LockH » Jun 21 2018 11:19am

Hehe... Lessee...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Transit
In 2015, an estimated 110 million passengers boarded approximately 1,176 Calgary Transit vehicles.
... and the WWW says
How Many People Live in Calgary? 1,417,000
So. $26M Beaver Bucks... Meanwhile, the city of Laval in Quebec is offering it's citizens $400 each to buy one new electric bike. Hmmm... $26M/$400 = 65,000 electric bikes. Hmmm.... Costs to add and maintain new transit vehicles and "infrastructure"... about zero. Hmmm... (Hehe... fun with numbers...)

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Re: Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by markz » Jun 23 2018 4:41pm

Calgary city hall is a joke, May'whore Nenshi.

City of Calgary wins lifetime achievement ‘Teddy Award’ for overall wasteful spending
February 14 2018 11:50am
https://globalnews.ca/video/4025233/cit ... ddy-award/

Public Art got Calgary the award for 2018.
However there are more
$25M Peace Bridge - Pedestrain Bridge over the Bow River. https://www.therebel.media/calgary_peac ... ment_waste

$30M Olypmic Bid Exploration (Because we all know Winter Olympics ALWAYS makes a profit - NOT!)

$120M Airport Underpass - Six-lane, 620-metre roadway - built beneath the airport's new runway.


Postives are; Bike Lanes Downtown - Trial run $5.75M in 2015 and still going strong, typical bitchin' gassers.
Negatives are; Yet there is still not even 50% of buses have bike racks. I'd say its closer to 20-25% of buses have racks.

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Re: Calgary Transit wants $26M to add electric buses to their fleet

Post by Speedtospare » Jul 05 2018 3:51am

I work for TTC in toronto. There hybrid didnt save one drop of fuel lol. Hope the all electric are better

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