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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
(06-16-2018, 08:31 PM)Canard Wrote: Again, you've missed my point - I'm not disputing this and fully understand that they are being paid by GrandLinq.

What I'm questioning is why they over, and over, and over say "Paid Duty Police Officer" on the radio - a (for all intents and purposes) closed, private radio channel.  It just seems so strange to me.

Protocol, and it probably annoys them as much as it annoys you.
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(06-17-2018, 02:28 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(06-16-2018, 08:31 PM)Canard Wrote: Again, you've missed my point - I'm not disputing this and fully understand that they are being paid by GrandLinq.

What I'm questioning is why they over, and over, and over say "Paid Duty Police Officer" on the radio - a (for all intents and purposes) closed, private radio channel.  It just seems so strange to me.

Protocol, and it probably annoys them as much as it annoys you.

I explained it already,  it is the proper call sign for a Paid Duty officer.  It is a universally accepted term.   And it doesn't annoy them. We use that language all the time on the police radio too.  It is utilized by most agencies.
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506 is out today - spotted moving northbound on Charles past Cedar.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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Somebody on Twitter is claiming we will have all our vehicles in 12 days. That doesn’t seem likely to me — it would be one every 2 days for the rest of the month. Does anybody remember the latest advertised delivery schedule?
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(06-18-2018, 07:33 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: Somebody on Twitter is claiming we will have all our vehicles in 12 days. That doesn’t seem likely to me — it would be one every 2 days for the rest of the month. Does anybody remember the latest advertised delivery schedule?

There is no advertised delivery schedule. Only a commitment that the vehicles will be all completed by the end of June. Not necessarily all delivered by the end of June. We find out more progress information tomorrow at the P&W Committee meeting.
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We have Grade Crossing Signal testing from Mill to Fairway happening today!!!
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June 21
Luck out stopping off in Kitchener on my way to London to caught 506 in testing between Mills Station and Fairview Mall. If I have visited before 12 pm, I wouldn't have caught these videos. Testing was to start at 8:00 am, but started after 12 pm.

Every intersections had police officer on duty as well the contractor.

No idea what the plan is for communication, but the driver had a hand-held device that was moved from end to end and clip to the control panel.

Found the horn weak for crossing the road.

Car was slow arriving at Fairview Station, but it sure jack rabbit departing the station.

https://youtu.be/3nbFfKIDMnU
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https://youtu.be/qcvQvJ1Ee98
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