A Quick Update

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2006 New Flyer D40LF #328, heading to Garage after complete route 68 Guadalupe.

(Looks back at last blog post date) Wow, it was really that long ago?  Well life has been super busy with me, working the extra board and trying to handle family time as well.  Luckily not much has been happening at VIA, but that might change soon.

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New Year, New PRIMO!

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9/2018 Nova LFS CNG BRT-style #978.  On display at VIA’s 2019 Bus and Van Roadeo.

Happy New Year everyone!  2018 was very interesting for me as a bus operator, and I’m sure 2019 will bring even more exciting changes.  And right off the bat are the January 7 service changes, which include a new PRIMO route.

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Happy Anniversary!!!

2000 Gillig Advantage #8848, route 20 Manor.  Capital Metro in Austin Texas.

This past Wednesday (my only day off) I spent the day riding buses in Austin.  Being a driver for VIA is awesome and everything, but it’s nice every once in a while to take a break and see a change in scenery.  But that got me to thinking: when was the first time I visited Austin?

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Gone Too Soon….

2003 New Flyer D40LF #250.  Retired mid-June 2017.

For the first time in a very long time I actually had a day to myself.  What I mean by that is I was too sick to go to work and had to take a sick day.  That meant I finally had time to sort and edit through my photos on the computer.  It literally took me all day to go through about 800 photos, edit and sort them.  Of course that means seeing photos taken recently (such as a few days ago) and from over a year ago.  Seeing photos from last year really struck at the heart strings and the memories from them.  This includes the New Flyer’s from 2003 (fleet number 200-260).

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VIA Update October 2018

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2008 New Flyer #339, on layover at the SA International Airport on route 5 McCullough.

I know, I know…. it’s been too long since my last blog update.  I know I said the workload was slowing down, however things came up which made me busy.  I won’t get into detail on that, but I will on what’s happening at VIA.

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Dallas/Fort Worth Trip Recap

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2003 NABI 416.14 #5710.  Taken in downtown Dallas back in August 2016.

I’m back finally with another blog post.  Work has been stressful this past month that I decided to take a much-needed break and leave town for a bit.  That’s why I planned a trip up to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from Sunday 8/12 to Tuesday 8/14.  And while I wasn’t able to do much fanning as possible due to weather, I still managed to gather some information.

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