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  1. Sad that this thread has now been denigrated to garage stickers.
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  3. I complained about this like a year and a half ago.... just nothing but spam on this site now
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  4. What truth? What you toss out is no hard truth. It's gross generalizations and gaslighting steeped in ridiculous stereotyping. So let's not play these silly games of faux innocence and confusions of why you get called out on the gaslighting games that you know you do. That "Old Skool Chicago" smoke and mirror shield you're trying to hide behind isn't going to fly here.
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  5. I went out to get pics of the new Proterra bus and I gor a shot of it at the Navy Pier terminal.
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  6. Have you ever worked for CTA,CPD,CFD and or any city agency? You seem to have no real idea as to what's really bad and what's really good when you make remarks like that. A lot of these areas you mention have hardworking citizens with a few bad apples in it but what areas don't? Have you traveled the city enough through the areas you say you'd never go to and see firsthand what's really going on? I don't want to assume your race/age but you're way out of touch in my opinion when you spew this blasphemy across the forums.
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  7. My Shots From Today i also have a video uploaded to my youtube channel with a ride along these trains are really beautiful and today was a successful day no delays no problems occurred everything went smooth
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  8. Not to mention “thou shall not sit chilling in a car in the hood” south side 79:00
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  9. I truly fail to see how the CTA is boring, especially compared to other subway systems in the US bar NYC. I can't think of another subway system in the US that has a Pink Line. Or a Brown Line for that matter (seeing as NYC's are called the J/Z). Cookie cutter service would be something like MARTA. Or Miami-Dade Subway. Not the CTA. And now you're just fearmongering, taking the CTA is not some high-risk, life-averse activity than just walking around, especially if you're only counting the areas where the tourists are going (where it might actually be safer than the rest of the system). So
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  10. It's easy to say that until your car gets hit or a bus gets hit with passengers aboard because of there reckless behavior, regardless if they're not causing any harm or not. Just last week an operator nearly got hit while coming out of the bathroom at J.C Penny by a motorists doing burnouts in the lot adjacent to the bathroom. There's no defending them at this point. If they want to host a car meet fine but at least do it the right way and legal way if possible, now as far as your other point goes towards CPD, they had there hands full dealing with rowdy teenagers downtown for the second weeke
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  11. Like I said. Gaslighting and stereotyping. And how nice when one has to resort to petulant lashing out and name calling when his bad behavior is called out. And nice try since I and no else brought up race. Yours or anyone else's for that matter. SO obviously I must have hit some nerve that hits close to guilt. Whether you're black, white, or green with orange polka dots, it does not change your obvious bad behavior and the fact that you resort to gaslighting and stereotyping, just as everyone sees. My "snarky" remarks aren't turning anyone against you. Your own bad attitude and arrogance is d
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  12. That doesn’t sound right. The NP operators themselves are doing the runs not handing them to a FG operator.
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  13. You're one of the reasons why the world is the way it is my friend, the lack of knowledge and ignorance you display on here just shows how you're proving my point even further. Regardless if this is a transit forum or not, does transit not support the economic structure of a community let alone a city? Yes or No? Who are those people are you referring to exactly? No one is sugar coating anything but when you make broad statements with little explanations you just add more fuel to the fire. Unless you're actually in these areas everyday you have no general idea as to what's really going on and
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  14. I know it sounds far fetched but I've had enough of these #4000's.😅
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  15. I love how you bring this back up after several members kindly corrected you with evidence stating that these railcars would get tested on all 8 lines and we still don't know where a majority of them will go once a larger portion is produced and delivered but nice try though. The Blue line needs an overhaul first before you start putting them on there so that's all I'll say about that.
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  16. We were referring to the mass delivery/permanent As far as blue line; not getting them first for prototype testing. we never said blue being first for a TEST wasn’t possible BUT when they come in mass, if the blue line isn’t upgraded they are not going there first. CTA said that themselves when questioned about lack of 5000s being assigned. Current blue line power grid will not support the power drain of more than 2 8-car sets of 5000s. People say the trackbed is also an issue but I still think power upgrades will help if they can leave all 5000s for just UIC runs
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  17. CTA Commercial 1978 Wow! I very much remember this commercial!!! LOL! I loved that GMC making that turn at the end! LOL! I loved the 1970s-80s CTA! Classic!!!
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  18. Bus lanes do work with proper introduction & enforcement. They work just fine in the Loop Link, I took the J14 up and down Madison/Washington and people didn't drive in them. They just need to be integrated into the driving culture of where they're placed. Even something as simple as Botts' dots demarcating a bus lane from a regular traffic lanes does wonders.
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  19. Even though it's fun to fantasize about different situations, what @SaneHumanhas to realize is that governments are corporations supported by a combination of taxpayers and riders. Everyone wants our governments to fund all of our desires but balk at paying more taxes to fund them. We already know from history that increasing taxes unstabiluzes the tax base. Increased fares leads to reductions in ridership. Obvioysly, service reductions discourages ridership, which affects farebox revenue,, which directly affects government funding.. This country keeps borrowing money to sustain an unsusta
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  20. Posted this on IG & FB too bad 5678 dead now
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  21. https://medium.com/transit-app/whos-left-riding-public-transit-hint-it-s-not-white-people-d43695b3974a I found this to be an interesting read. No information we probably couldn't have speculated, but the graphs are nice and the written format is concise and easy to read.
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  22. I brought up Bedford Park because I know that a lot of those motorists head out to that area after getting forced out by CPD, they scatter in all directions traveling at high rates of speeds along Pulaski, Cicero and 79th. I'd have Beford Park notified just to be aware and alert.
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  23. Minor nitpick that Bedford Park police won't have jurisdiction, but otherwise I agree. The noise disturbance alone is abhorrent.
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  24. These massive car meets at Ford City have gotten way out of control especially after what I went through last night. Never again will try to leave the mall on the western side when CPD is clearing out 200+ plus vechicles and massive amounts of pedestrians on lookers. I sat there for over 20 minutes trying to figure out a way to get out of the mall without getting hit by speeding motorists that were also trying to find a way out. Some motorists were bold enough to do burnouts while CPD is trying to clear the area. I've never witnessed something like that before that bad. It seems like each wee
    1 point
  25. Well we can agree to disagree but headways change throughout the day depending on the route, 10-12 minutes isn't always the norm but I understand your frustration but I'm giving you data that can easily be accessible on the daily hour by hour minute by minute of what normal service does look like 70 to 80 percent of the time, nothing is going to be completely perfect all the time which we all have to understand. If you can add any valuable suggestions I'd love to discuss them with you on here but lets put the frustration aside and understand how transit works and what factors play a role into
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  26. If you seen me on the 21 say whats up young nigga 0428211316.mp4
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  27. To @NewFlyerMCIpoint, Xcelsiors ARE New Flyers. The Nova design is virtually unchanged. The specs CTA has almost make it impossible for anyone other than New Flyer or Nova to have a chance to win. On the one hand, having a homogeneous fleet has benefits in terms of training, parts. But if something major happens luke with the NABIs, you have a big problem. Fortunately for CTA, they were already receiving New Flyer artics when the NABIS went down Heck, Southwest Airlines has all Boeing 737s, and the MAX fiasco almost made them start to order Airbus planes. Would i like to se
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  28. I think imma try to slide back to the rails to drive the 7000 series
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  29. Sleet fighters as far as the yellows. But to clear up what I meant. When Howard gets to test the 7000s the test is gonna be done on both lines at once cause they both use short trains even using the Evanston express allows for a spare 2 car set on standby
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  30. Ridiculous stereotype and "Gaslighting games" that I do ?? Seems you and very few others have "issues" with my honest comments and FACTS. Yet No mod has messaged me on my so called "troubled" behavior only you and your snarky RUDE comments. You can "Sugar coat" and spew out all your "PC Excuses" all you want and ignore THE TRUTH about certain areas of Chicago that are NOT safe to be in and our tax payer paid transit equipment that has more chance of being vandalized by IGNORANT THUGS Oh ya I wasn't affected with last summers "peaceful" riots in my area of Jefferson Park. But the W
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  31. What I will say is, I just realized how that blue cap could be confusing for riders, especially once the 7000s make there way to other lines. I know it's not that much of a concern, but more than 1 person is going to wonder "why is there a Blue Line train at my Brown Line stop?"
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  32. Otherwise the power grids gonna be looking like this
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  33. I mean, in fairness, it wasn't shot down with "nothing to back it up" there were given reasons from both here and CTA that the blue line needed additional electrical infrastructure that would allow the 7000s to run and such, forum members were skeptical. Also, very optimistic of you to think they'll be staying cleaner and vandalism free on the Blue Line compared to all the others 🤣
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  34. Same time don’t think it’s sweet up there. I got chased by a fake gangsta Eminem up there by Loyola on night 🤣🤣🤣
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  35. I'm a dinosaur too. What I am saying is that we as consumers are just as much to blame as the companies are. What if people chose NOT to use self checkout? What if people didn't shop online? What if no one used GrubHub or UberEats? How many vank branches have closed due to online banking? So in the next generation, if you aren't tech savvy, you won't survive unless you are Amish or in prison. Prison doesn't offer any guarantees of survival.
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  36. Ok gotcha. The last ghost bus I got was a while ago at pace so I forgot which one it was but some XD40’s are ghost buses now lol
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  37. oh idk i was just wondering
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  38. The Clevver Device probably wasn't being so clever then. Regardless, 82 buses returning to K end their runs at Congress and the headsign reflects that. I believe there's also one for Cermak, but don't quote me on that.
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  39. Honestly, I don't see anyone south of 75th or even 63rd riding this route. There would be way too many stops. No one really rides the ME Kensington Local/Blue Island route now. A bus ride and a transfer to the Red Line seems infinitely faster. However, a continuation along S. CHICAGO stopping at 79th/Stony Island, 87th, 92nd/Commercial, Ewing, then 108th and the Indiana Toll Rd and finally ending at 112th and Ave O would tap into an unserved market. The only question is what to do with the current two branches? Do we eliminate them altogether or do we turn them into shuttles
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  40. So you might be familiar with the game Railfan, the Japanese PS3 game from 2006 that had a simulation of the Brown Line. I recently looked for it again and rather than pay $200 on ebay for the game and a PS3 I figured out it's possible 15 years later to play it on PC for free using a emulator (a 3rd party software that simulates a PS3 console for your computer) with a copy of the game and some tweaks. How to: First go to https://rpcs3.net/quickstart, and follow the instructions to download the software and firmware files. This video is helpful to get started. https://yout
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  41. The Tesla Semi will do up to 500 miles.
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  42. To say your agency will be all electric is a bold statement. No one has done it or even come close except for a few small agencies and they are a quarter to a half. First you need Elon Musk money. Then you need to hire 100s of workers to build the infrastructure. I think well have driverless vehicles before we have all electric. It's nice to dabble in the future but you cant lose sight of the present because the present brings you to the future. A little experimentation is ok, but dont put all your eggs in one basket just yet. To show how tech is getting better the new Silverado electric
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