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  1. 7 points
  2. You're free to state your opinions, but not free of the responses they may bring. Words have consequences. You went down a path of pretty much saying that because you were an operator you know what an operator could or should have done in accidents to which you had no true details about other than the end results. Given that each operator is different and not all accidents are the same, that's rather arrogant. So you can't be surprised that others who are current operators would be offended by that especially given that drivers of the other vehicles transit buses are sharing the road with are
    6 points
  3. Sad that this thread has now been denigrated to garage stickers.
    5 points
  4. Moderator note: This is a discussion forum, not a messaging platform. For those who wish to send short messages back and forth, please use the Messages feature. Off-topic and one-word posts have been deleted.
    5 points
  5. Idk about you, but I've seen more robberies happen on the north side than south side. Let's shy away from over-generalization, its not like the north side is this magic bastion of safety and the south & west sides aren't monolithic
    5 points
  6. The 7000s are another step closer to running in passenger service. They were testing at Bryn Mawr today.
    5 points
  7. I'm not the one that "feels attacked for my opinion". Obviously it's something you've been doing and I don't blame the other operators for jumping down your throat for your recent relatively garbage opinions on how every operator is automatically in the wrong just cause they dont drive like you. 🥴🤫 Last I checked you're a retired operator not the investigation team your input on what these operators were doing were pretty out of pocket
    5 points
  8. 9/10 times if you feel like "everyone's against you" you're obviously doing something wrong 🥴🥴
    5 points
  9. 🤔🤔😒😒
    5 points
  10. Yeah that bus was still around and It was sitting back in the shops a day later. #8229 Looks like it was openned by a can opener, the roof is practically wide open. It is on legal hold along with #1883 and #1925 #8023 is on legal hold. Just remember #6031, its still on legal hold awaiting scrap and I feel like anything is possible for these buses to return but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. Also to cut down on all the speculation I went to boneyard yesterday afternoon and pretty much did an hour long walk through and took hundreds of photos and here's a few,
    5 points
  11. Last time I "saw" it on Maths22 was 13th Dec 2019.
    5 points
  12. I complained about this like a year and a half ago.... just nothing but spam on this site now
    4 points
  13. 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.
    4 points
  14. I went out to get pics of the new Proterra bus and I gor a shot of it at the Navy Pier terminal.
    4 points
  15. I have done my share of pub crawls. They are usually good tippers. I laid down the laws at the beginning of the charter. 1. No opening of windows or roof hatches. 3. Do not sit drinks on the seats. 3. Use the trash bags provided throughout the coach. 4. If anyone THINKS OR FEELS like vomiting, DO NOT HESITATE and use the lavatory. This charter will end if anyone vomits anywhere in the coach other than the lavatory.
    4 points
  16. Been seeing pictures of nf's having the ability to color code signs in other cities. I wonder if that is standard on the xcelsior? It's got me wondering you know how cta has the express pi signs with the red markings for express or for x service. (I think I saw that unless I'm nuts) could red destination signs come back for the #6 or #146 to represent express service. I think that would he cool.
    4 points
  17. Well I was on the tri state (I-294), I notice this Xcelsior behind me so I slow down let it pass me damned if it's not a Boston Xcelsior!! I took a couple shots. I guess there may be pandemics and protests but life goes on. The bus had to travel through minneapolis, probably went down 294 to get away from chicago. If it would have went down the kennedy it might have ended up in oz the way our city has been the last few days. It's been through alot already, but the Ohio and Penn legs are huge. I drove to Niagara and it takes all day to go through those states. Thought you guys would be interest
    4 points
  18. 4 points
  19. You sound crazy as hell for that remark that operator wasn’t even charged to begin with and probably a better operator than you were. Just cause you never had a accident does not mean that this operator wasn’t a good, well trained, disciplined bus operator it just mean they reacted to the situation differently than how you think you would have smh. I’m real disappointed to see such comments coming from you especially a former operator who has the same training as we all did at Cta. I’m sure in your time at Cta you made mistakes so you don’t have the right to say such things when you know what
    4 points
  20. Thursday I was on the 18 coming up to kedize & a woman on my bus fell having a seizure since my 3 year old daughter have them when she have a fever over & temp over 100 I knew exactly what to do I told somebody to turn hwr on her side while I raced her to Mount Sinai & when it slowed down me & another man ran her into the hospital I let my supervisor know what was going on & the game plan when we got there & he was ok with it even tho he said that I should have called it in but by me being a marine you dont leave nobody behind without help glad to say the woman pulled t
    4 points
  21. here is the first 7000 at skokie shops once 7 more arrive they will begin testing
    3 points
  22. And this is why real transit folk stay away from forums. Always have that one person that doesn't know how to talk to visitors or newcomers. The topic was interesting but instead of being supporting, you rather chastise the person because they chose to comment on something from a few years ago. What good is a forum if you can't talk about old topics or respond to old posts to share input? Very bad way to treat visitors and the like. Think I will take my knowledge and curiosity somewhere else where it will be appreciated and not treated with such blatant disrespect. Good day.
    3 points
  23. With sadness, I am posting to let you know that our friend John LeBeau died March 28 2021. He was a public transportation bus driver with millions of miles over several decades, starting with South Suburban Safeway and remaining with the company through bankruptcy, the RTA contractor, and incorporation into Pace. John was a well-known photographer and historian and the long-time president of Omnibus Society of America. OSA's regular program meeting in May will serve as his memorial service. 7 pm (do not arrive before 6:45 pm) Friday, May 7, 2021 San Lucas United Church of Chri
    3 points
  24. Here's a cursed image found on google street view. If you wanna know where it is, it's north of Addison on the Kennedy Expressway.
    3 points
  25. No problem, I had a buddy of my mine get a few pics for me credits go to @chicagocubs6323 for the photos.
    3 points
  26. At least you'll have some buses with good AC!!!
    3 points
  27. Today’s 20315 at Naperville.
    3 points
  28. For those wondering how the charger works PXL_20210201_223918606.mp4
    3 points
  29. I'll give you a hint, "The amount of turns on the 94". 🤣
    3 points
  30. And for the record, I didn't bring up an old topic. I just responded to an older post, there's a difference. But again, you don't need to be so insensitive about it. Defeats the purpose of a forum if you can't discuss old topics. Remember, everyone wasn't here 15years ago to comment on it so be mindful that new users may come in and want to contribute to conversation. I like this site, but don't be that guy please.
    3 points
  31. As part of these forum guidelines please refrain from constantly replying and bringing up old topics without good reason. It’s causing unnecessary alerts
    3 points
  32. @mel bernero will be missed on this forum. He developed an impressive collection of bus images over the decades, and I appreciate that he shared them with us.
    3 points
  33. Cops are not above the law and neither are you. Two wrongs don't make a right, and frankly a CTA bus operator (whether on duty or not) running a red light and blatantly recording it is absurd. Even cops don't just cruise right through the lights most of the time, 9/10 times they'll at least hesitate and check for traffic, which I didn't notice in the video. Not to mention the cops you see could be responding to calls and were instructed to keep their sirens off for various reasons. Honestly, this place is going downhill fast. It's sad to see.
    3 points
  34. I ride the 4 from 58th to the Loop a few time a year. Every single ride, there is always someone that boards with an expired Ventra card & argues like crazy that it's good. But the 151 between the Sheridan L Station & Foster, is also truly weird. Many of the people that get on, have no idea of how to ride a bus & can't figure out using the card reader & even how to sit down. But the best thing I ever saw was about 25 years ago, on a TMC bus, in that area. The driver stopped for a man, lowered the stairlift & the man pushed a stolen Jewel shopping cart on, t
    3 points
  35. “LOUD LOUD LOUD” ”Loosies for sale, loosies for sale” ”got those squares” It’ll never beat Baltimore though, where someone was advertising some drug at the Penn-North train station (presumably heroin) as “Chicago” 🤦🏾‍♂️
    3 points
  36. watch?v=WvufFwdqMzg
    3 points
  37. Thank You!!! I will say whatever I want to say! Why some of you get off defensive about it instead of acting a bit more civilized, is beyond me! But whatever! Ill continue to post! Just keep in mind. You dont have to respond! No one is saying you have to!
    3 points
  38. Fingers crossed for New Flyer 🤞
    3 points
  39. Let alone the oldest which would make the red line even more unreliable than it is. Do you have justification for 2600s aside from "I just wanna see new equipment at FG and Blue Line"? CTA already has done as much as they can to distribute new equipment where it belongs so unless you can pay for the comed bill to power newer equipment just gotta wait. 🤷 When the 7000's come in along with whatever comes in to replace 1000's and the rest of the 6400's the average fleet age will be relatively even across the city with them rotating equipment better
    3 points
  40. CTA's bus stop signs are, in my opinion, the best I've seen in the US. this is a nice enhancement to multi-route signs where the map is impractical.
    3 points
  41. NB 52 buses say "KEDIZE" instead of Kedzie. I don't have a picture because I saw this while driving.
    3 points
  42. Considering the digital divide still exists and there are some without a smartphone (along with other accessibility concerns), I disagree. It may be beneficial to display the destination (Pace doesn't do this), but a map and the direction of travel is helpful moreover (remember, for a time the direction of travel wasn't even included with the map diagrams).
    3 points
  43. Why are you guys talking about a bus slow zone on the 7000 series forum?
    3 points
  44. Its news to me. Theres been so much talk about corona, we forget theres still a whole other world out there to explore.
    3 points
  45. Trust me no one wants to wait 5 to 10 minutes each time a long freight train leaves one of the intermodal yards north and southwest of that grade crossing. Sometimes trains even stop there and sit waiting for signal clearance which creates a traffic nightmare for anyone going E/W on 71st.
    3 points
  46. I remember the video in Cleveland when the female passenger spit on the Male driver. He was no small dude so he KO'd her. Act like a man, get treated like a man.
    3 points
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