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Sam92 last won the day on November 15 2017

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  1. Pace Bus Moves

    You spelled "29 State" drivers wrong.... You ever seen what happens once state becomes more open? 😂😂
  2. More Bus Moves

    Idk cause every bus i saw on 130 was a 74th bus with 6??? as run numbers.
  3. More Bus Moves

    Welp as far as artic rehabs with a spare ratio of 45% I doubt rehabs will highly impact how many are left on the road. 103rd/ kedzie both have 83 and probably put out around 60 for their peaks, NP keeps 130-140 while about 90 go out for the peak
  4. More Bus Moves

    That might be why they were snatched from running weekend #82 service but possibly that bus only lane on Roosevelt might be someone keeping the problem at bay to an extent enough to where they figure their OK over there.
  5. More Bus Moves

    No I'm saying since as we all know by now they're required by law to keep any bus purchased for 12 years might as well just and figure something while they're stuck with them that could possibly attract more riders from, uber was mentioned as a source of where those riders might return from
  6. More Bus Moves

    I mean there'd still be local service to handle the crowds that don't want to walk to an express stop so the crowds wouldn't be too much bigger. Plus yeah the struck out on 79Th/Chicago as local routes but who's to say limited stops wouldn't at least make a more accurate schedule
  7. More Bus Moves

    Well jujuans observation of the X9's effect on thinning passenger loads supports that Ashland could do without but looking at other routes, I can see western, Cicero, Chicago, north ave, 79th, Irving Park, Kimball(?) benefitting from such changes even if it started off as rush only initially. This also could possibly attract some people back from uber because even though you wouldn't get door to door service on demand, the return of quicker cross-town travel for $2.50 vs the cost of an uber could be enough. Of course Irving Park would have to be taken up partially by NP for this.
  8. More Bus Moves

    Going off what Andre is stating, Only way to make them worth the money spent while we still have 300 artics would be to reintroduce X-service along with tweak the stopping pattern to the remaining routes that still use them currently. That was my main reason for advocating bi-directional #26 service. Not only does it give a quicker link to downtown but it would also give reason to cut back some #6 service south of 63rd since the south end is what really fouls up the #6's performance with the 2 left turns at 67the/Stony Island and 71St/South Shore along. That Hyde park segment of the route could also shed a stop or two to help keep in line with what Andre says. On the north #147 can use the same help cause a lot of stops on Sheridan are pretty close together as well.
  9. CTA 'L' Rosters

    That's the tail track at Ashland/63rd station I believe
  10. Bus Spring Pick 2018

    You sure that's for this pick? Cause the schedules don't reflect that. The 77 schedule only reflects Kimball to Lake Shore, 62 I'm on the fence about cause I'd have to go through with more of a fine toothed comb
  11. More Bus Moves

    1597, 1602 and 1842 spotted on 103rd's 95 95Th, 103 w 103rd and 29 State. Idk if this is recent or not I just know it's odd considering they mostly had the first 1000's
  12. More Bus Moves

    Could possibly be the case considering outside of 22, 146, 147, 151. NP's artic routes are peak only so it's either over assign and let them sit/run on local service since that's half their fleet or under assign then have to do a lot of sharing (kedzie might be in the same boat with attics showing up on 12 on weekends when likely not necessary but having no choice since they still do a lot of main routes and have to run them with SOMETHING). Yes I know 103rd now has similar ratios but outside of the 29, and their share of express service, have a lot of light service/feeder routes that don't require a lot of buses so vs the other two which still have routes with heavy enough service to where there no choice but to get an artic to fill a few runs unless they wanna borrow on weekends
  13. More Bus Moves

    Only way to make use of the artics would be to reinstate X service cause it's actually the extra dwell times from stop spacing that fouls artic operations on local routes. Either that or just bite the bullet and just deal with them on 79th cause IMO 79th qualifies for artics for the same reason 151 and 22 does. High ridership to the point where 40ft are impossible (79th is higher in the top 10 list than 151 and 22).
  14. CTA ridership lost to ride share

    Well morning to afternoon rush means there would be service in the off peak midday with the X routes. Lets take our the often referred to passenger who has to get to O'Hare from the north side. With the X80 you can travel across to the blue line without having to go downtown. The reintroducing and expanding X routes would solve part of that issue because Im betting with CTA becoming basically commuter focused, most of the uber riders are people who want to get somewhere that isnt downtown. Also another restructuring is due for the LSD routes. Does the 6 really need to go south of 63rd when the 26 can easily replace it the way 14 did on jeffery? Reintroducing the 1981 routing of the #1 could handle the people who wanted to travel between south shore and hyde park. #6 suffers the same stop spacing issues as the northern LSD routes do in some places and that also fouls up the schedule. Any route that uses artics should not have stop spacing of 1/8 mile including the local portions of our express buses as andre pointed out. Part of the issue is CTA doesnt think far enough ahead nor does it assert itself enough in getting some of what it would take to become more efficient in the city.
  15. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    Nah but since i live in south shore again I've came across the bus a few times. Picture a jump bus with lights from the #1000's rehab and you got your answer lol. I didnt get a chance to ride so I can't tell you anything on if the engine is quieter or so on