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  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    It's too premature to be sure. However, the prebid inspection for what became the Proterra contract was only at Navy Pier, Chicago and Austin, and Chicago Garage. Maybe the better speculation is that if the first are supposed to be here by the end of the year, something better have been on a flatbed truck by now.
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  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    It's abstract only in the sense that CTA is installing only what some vendors (presumably including Intersection, the successor to Titan) are willing to pay for. No different than when Titan paid for a few Train Tracker signs until CTA decided to go system wide. The signs don't seem any different than on J14. Another reason it has to be a pilot is that before going whole hog, CTA has to verify that the gps can pull signs for different routes. Since you mention 74th, I suppose that some rider on 9 or 49 wants to know when the next 72 is coming.
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    So 124 is going to chicago. That's the only alternative. What mel posted is abstract. Why do an info pilot and why then equip buses out of 74th?
  6. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Read what mel quoted. Kedzie probably isn't going to get any. as the 700s quick charger is going to Mdway. Theory is that electric bus routes are set up to use the charger at Navy Pier. Now, if you are asking whether buses with overhead chargers can also use plug in chargers, that is another question.
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    What the info display pilot? Was hearing when the proterras show up it will be on 124 and 66 not just 66. Dont know what they will do with just 5 buses to start. Give 2 or 3 to kedzie and 2 or 3 to chicago. If Chicago has a charging system how can kedzie use it unless they can use the 700s charger.
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The pilot will start tomorrow on the #20 Madison route.
  9. New Pace Route 638

    The invisible route gets canceled (Hearing Notice).
  10. Random Metra

    If you come in from Randolph and pass the shops, you keep straight. You will see the SS ticket booths on the left. Keep straight through the doors leading to the platforms.
  11. Random Metra

    If your walking up and out of Metra side walk toward the Auntie Anne and hang a left.. there is the south shore side. It is much easier to access and takes less effort then Metra side. ME is the only line in which going in bound to city you have to climb stairs to get to platform and then once downtown more stairs it’s crazy. Only good thing is headed out bound everything is down. I don’t know why they were using south shore today.
  12. Random Metra

    Never actually had a chance to ride the SSL, where do access those platforms? I can never recall seeing a platform 5
  13. December 2018 Bus Changes

    Most are, at best, once every half hour. According to the Pace alert, the only change is that the Pace stops move one or two bays, respectively. The table only says C, but nothing else is assigned to B. But to get back to @NewFlyerMCI's point, 63 is heavy enough to need 2 bays. Getting back to my original point, I wonder if this has anything to do with the contract to install chargers, as both 54B stops are at the curb.
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  15. December 2018 Bus Changes

    I wonder if it's an error on the map, but I'm curious as to why the #63 63rd needs two bus bays (B and C).
  16. December 2018 Bus Changes

    I may not have all the info here, but doesn't pace run frequently enough that Bus Bay D (and possibly G) can see 3+ buses waiting in a lane during rush hour at least?
  17. Random Metra

    Today Metra was using the south shore side to unload. I never knew how easy they had it.. just walk off and in the station with in a few seconds. How lucky!!
  18. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I remember when CTA didn't have standen lines on any buses. I remember people standing on the bottom step in both the front and rear of the bus. Unlike Pace and other agencies, CTA has never consistently enforced the standee line rule or law. If CTA put brakes on the front doors, you would see CTA drivers adjust over time, though some injuries would occur at first.
  19. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Axess is better than what is running there now. However, it gets back to the point on why so many posters say Pace should buy CTA junk, when the historical evidence is that CTA has rented or purchased Pace scrap (700s, 4915s).
  20. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Well get pace to run there Eldarado's along Ashland then.
  21. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Tell that to the Operators on #152 Addison when Lane Tech is letting out at Oakley, Western and Campbell and #77 at the Blue Line Station.
  22. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Then you need to ride Pace. Their buses can't do that. If you try to open the doors with the bus in motion the bus will come to a sudden stop. Their buses won't move until the doors are closed.
  23. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    That's understandable I guess two wrongs don't make a right under those circumstances.
  24. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    However the issue is that the sign says that the bus is not supposed to be in motion if someone is ahead of the line. Only the driver has control over the former.
  25. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Yes like half a second to a second is a real safety issue when drivers do that, just my opinion though. It wouldn't really be a safety issue if passengers stay behind the yellow line near the front of bus. Common sense isn't common these days though among a majority of CTA riders.
  26. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    I guess that will be the end of the Ashland/63 Red Line trips.
  27. Random CTA

    I dont cause when 77th had the 6 they weren't in too much of a hurry to dump the 20 or so artics they had until 6 went to 103rd so it's more of a do we have a route that demands and can effectively use artics? If so that garage could pick up a few even if only 15-25 for that route just like even though 66 isn't good with artics, moving 134/143 to Chicago would end up with them having 30 or so to run those
  28. Red & Purple Modernization Project (RPM)

    The brown line flyover is alot more than just the brown line. The current config is blocking all sb and nb traffic through clark jct. So it affects all lines. Plus the curve straightening will help alot. You could conceivably have 35 -40 mph runs between addison and belmont. Plus the traffic then spirals into other delays like red line north delays which then puts up to a 3 train crowd at belmont nb. They try to hold trains back if there bunched but then that screws around with scheduling at kimball so although it may not seem like a wise thing doing the flyover, logistically it is.
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