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Coach Operator program at OMCA Conference & Marketplace provides great value for your money!
OMCA
Be sure to reserve your place at the OMCA Conference & Marketplace in Ottawa, Nov. 8-12, 2014. For just $450, the Coach Operator program provides two days of valuable educational sessions and networking opportunities. Get the latest information on key industry topics that affect your operations today and discover new tools to help elevate your business. Reconnect with old friends and colleagues in the industry and expand your professional network. View the coach operator program and conference details here.
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Charter bus operators must register under International Registration Program (IRP) by January 2016 for extra-provincial travel: Special info session scheduled for OMCA Annual Conference & Marketplace, Ottawa
OMCA
IRP is a vehicle registration agreement between all states in the U.S. (including District of Columbia) and provinces of Canada. It provides for payment of apportionable vehicle registration fees on the basis of total distance travelled in each province or state, similar in principle to the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA).
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TICO Board seeking tour operator representative
OMCA
The resignation of a TICO board member has left a vacancy on the Board for a "wholesale" seat for a term of about 18 months from December 2014 to June 2016. OMCA members who are registered with TICO are encouraged to consider running for the seat.
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The demise of the depressing bus station at Dundas and Bay could be at hand
Toronto Life
Recent headlines about a planned new office-tower complex near Union Station tended to focus on the fancy elevated park and new GO bus terminal that are coming as part of Metrolinx's deal with developer Ivanhoé Cambridge. But it turns out that this cloud of real estate PR may have yet another silver lining: it could spell the end of the Toronto Coach Terminal, one of the city's more depressing pieces of transit infrastructure.
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New GO bus terminal coming to downtown Toronto
The Globe and Mail
The developer Ivanhoe Cambridge is pledging to build a new GO Transit bus terminal in downtown Toronto, part of a $2 billion project with an ambitious timeline that will depend on pre-leasing the attached office space. Under the proposed timeline, the new terminal will open by 2018 and offer a 50 per cent increase in bus capacity. Construction would start as early as next spring and the current terminal would remain open until its replacement is ready.
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Transport Ministry cuts ties to border agency after migrant blitz
Toronto Star
Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca has cut his ministry's ties with the Canada Border Services Agency for the foreseeable future. Del Duca spokesperson Patrick Searle said operational relations with the federal agency have been suspended while his ministry reviews a controversial incident last month when immigration officials rounded up undocumented workers during a roadside commercial vehicle check.
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5 ways technology could prevent another bus-train crash
Ottawa Citizen
After months of being told that we might never know why an OC Transpo bus ran into a Via Rail train at a level crossing, we suddenly know a great deal about the collision on Sept. 18, 2013. And while the safety board cautions that its investigation continues, we can, based on these things we now know, look at five technologies — most recent, one as old as train travel — that could avert such an accident in the future.
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ONTC to add 3 buses in settlement
North Bay Nugget
Ontario Northland will add three new buses this winter to meet a settlement with the Ontario Human Rights Commission brought by two Northern Ontario residents. Lisa Buck of Englehart joined her human rights claim with that of Timmins disability rights activist Bradley Bondar over the fact coach buses had no accessible washrooms.
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65.8 per cent of hoteliers predict mobile check-in to be the norm in 3 years
Hospitality Technology
Officials of the Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) released the results of a wide-ranging survey of asset managers' forecasts for the upcoming year in the hotel industry. With more than 110 participants, questions included RevPAR and ADR growth expectations and predictions on room service, free Wi-Fi and mobile check-in.
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See historic sites on guided bus tour of North Etobicoke
InsideToronto.com
Get to know the historic surprises of north Etobicoke on a guided bus tour. Tour highlights include Etobicoke's oldest house, the former "country" branch of SickKids Hospital, a hand-carved marble temple, an art gallery hidden in the wood and a former tollhouse in a ghost town.
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Canada's auto parts industry booming
Fort McMurray Today
Canada's auto parts sector is firing on all cylinders again. And the good times are expected to keep rolling with a lower Canadian dollar and forecasts for a record vehicle production next year.

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First Union-Pearson Express trains arrive in Toronto
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A direct rail link between downtown and Pearson Airport becoming close to reality. The first pair of diesel Union-Pearson Express trains are now in Toronto, making test runs out of Union Station.

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MTO Curriculum Development Workshops for Recognized Authorities
OMCA
As previously reported in OMCA Report, MTO is conducting regional workshops for Recognized Authorities to help with training curriculum development to meet the new MTO DCP curriculum standards. READ MORE to view sessions that have been scheduled to date.

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