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  1. Well I finally rode a #600 today and the review I would give it is that it's pretty good. I think it has the best ac at cta, surprising for an electric bus but this is my first Proterra ride. Where it's really smart is the vents can be adjusted to blow right on you like a car does. The vents are made to blow into the center of the bus versus down the window side. Kudos to Proterra. If only Novabus were this smart!! 😜 I'm not crazy about the crazy swept back seats but thats not Proterras fault. seems that is the style nowadays. Hope everyone is not going to have a bad back riding these. It ha
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  2. I also took my first 7000 trip. The cars are depressingly similar on a side exterior view. The ends are nice though and they dont feel like a standard cta car looking at the ends. The interior is not bad. I love the seats please sign these guys up for an extended contract. The seats are wide, the backs are straight. The seating arrangement is much better than the 5000s. I laughed cause the aisle facing seats at the car ends has a bar to keep a homeless person from laying down. The bar needs to be bigger, it's too small. While it has some differences and new tech it's still just the standard ct
    2 points
  3. You know what would be cool is if they extended the east 63rd branch down to the metra electric and turned it north onto its structure. It could go to 59th or points north and serve many great attractions. MSI, hyde park 53rd, the U of C,. Stony Island, the future Obama library (although that might be a little walk) north hyde park (kenwood academy) condos along 51st/Cornell, the beach. I'm surprised the cta is not tapping into that. It could also serve as a connector for the metra electric. That's alot of people from the south side.
    2 points
  4. Potbelly & Chik-Fil-A are in the Page Bros. Building which is landmarked, as it's one of the few cast iron front buildings left downtown. The cast iron front is on the Lake St. side, as they though Lake was going to be the main shopping street downtown in the 19th Century.
    2 points
  5. Well if 77th was loaning to 103rd for a morning piece you gotta remember 77th is more likely to have spare equipment in the morning as a PM heavy garage. Thats partially why they ended up taking the Metra Shuttles. That’s how I’ve always seen loans happen since high school. 103rd has always borrowed from 77th mainly durijg mornings cause their AM requirements are a bit higher than the PM. If anything there used to be a 3 way dependency, 74th was involved in frequent loaning to 7 and 03 (also had to help out with 108 in the mornings) but that ended when decrowding put an end to the wild interli
    1 point
  6. So let me get this straight, we were short buses yesterday for the PM school runs but they we're able to help out 103rd today, ahh the operations puzzle me at times.
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  8. I wonder when the #600s will start running on the weekend???
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  9. I'm a gay man and I understood what @NewFlyerMCI meant. No offense taken. It would be cool for the cars to run on all of the lines, though. I think the same about the art cars. Valley Metro commissions a local artist to do a light rail wrap every year. It's very cool to see it flying down the middle of the street whether you are in Central Phoenix, Downtown Tempe, or the East valley.
    1 point
  10. I can't speak for him, but I think his intent was getting those cars with that wrap on other lines besides the Red because there are "gays" all over the city. I don't think his intent was to stereotype. If anything, putting those wraps on the Red Line could be stereotypical because Lakeview was also known as Boystown is a known "gay community " The wraps are probably for a limited time so it's not really important.
    1 point
  11. I disagree with the Pink Line. That is just promoting gay stereotypes. Gay men are no more likely to prefer pink over straight men.
    1 point
  12. Dont get why they want to do this. The station is already accessible. There are plenty of stops that could use the attention and money to at least get them to an accessible state. Looking at the project, I cant help but notice the canopies again. It's good cause it gives the station more natural light. Seems funny seeing a new station on such old structure. (1893 era)
    1 point
  13. Couldn't snap a picture but 700 is wearing a full body ad wrap for Pure Michigan. Spotted it parked along the 79th fence at SS.
    1 point
  14. Actually yes it does, but it's still a free transfer between the Loop L and the State Lake station (I assume the northern fare entrance. You tap your Ventra card but it doesn't deduct anything. It works the same at the south end of the Red and Blue Line Jackson stations and the Library State/Van Buren.
    1 point
  15. State/lake elevated station in design, and making progress. CTA press release: https://www.transitchicago.com/mayor-lightfoot-cdot-and-cta-unveil-design-for-state-of-the-art-fully-accessible-new-state-and-lake-cta-station/
    1 point
  16. 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
    1 point
  17. 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.
    1 point
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