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Wednesday November 12th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Transit Windsor is set to retire six buses dating back to as late as 1986.

Five of the six buses are high floor buses, and replacement parts for that style of bus have become more difficult to secure, they say. Transit maintenance employees have begun salvaging parts from these buses for use on the existing high floor fleet. Once the salvageable parts have been removed, the buses will be sold for scrap metal.

A sixth bus was damaged by fire and Transit said that every effort was made to salvage the bus, but given the limited availability of electrical components and labour requirements, the repair of this unit exceeds the return on investment.

Transit Windsor is in the process of purchasing six new conventional buses. Once these are in the fleet, the average fleet age for Transit will go from 11.3 years to 10.1 years.

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