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geneking7320 last won the day on February 24

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    Marmon-Herrington (CTA 9000's ETB)
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    St. Louis Car PCC Green Hornet

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  1. I've noticed that Nova's from the 103rd Garage have the seat behind the driver roped off for "social distancing". Is CTA doing this for the 7900s system wide?
  2. Thanks much! I have ridden Gilligs like that in Minneapolis and thought they were great.
  3. When did MCTS get those Gilligs? I haven't been to Milwaukee in some time.
  4. Pardon me if I missed it but how many seats are on this bus?
  5. I thought I would go to the CTA headquarters and get my Ventra card replaced (it is taking multiple attempts to be read). I ended up having to call the Ventra customer service number to order the replacement as the building was closed to the public. I can attest that ridership on the J14 and 3 King Dr was much lower than usual.
  6. I agree about the divider. Also in this experiment I expect the driver to open the rear doors (and not just unlock them).
  7. Between New Flyer and Nova I hope New Flyer wins the bid. As I rider I find the New Flyers to be more comfortable.
  8. It is autumn now and I should have asked this during the summer: What is that noise coming from the rear of NF 1000s (audible from outside the bus)? I thought it was the A/C system but I never noticed it prior to this year.
  9. I think CTA drivers lower the bus too often. If the bus is curbed and the boarding passenger is able bodied (and without carts, etc) time can be saved. Many times when I'm the only person boarding I am at the card reader before the bus is fully lowered.
  10. If Cook County will indeed financially hold CTA harmless for loss of riders caused by the CMME initiative couldn't CTA redeploy the "excess" resources to other areas that have suffered cutbacks in recent years?
  11. I happen to ride #3 King Dr quite a bit [I've a lot of walkers but I don't think 6 at a time]. I receive your point about the walkers though. The present situation wouldn't be as bad if some of the people using walkers would close them once they sat down. I still think l'd like to see more longer buses and artics.
  12. Sorry for the late reply! I wasn't being sarcastic and regret that I didn't get to ride this type bus when CTA tested it. I would like to see an experimental transit bus [if the feds would grant needed waivers] which would be 45 ft long but with one change. I would have the low floor section just large enough to accommodate the present wheelchair space. I think it might speed up the bus.
  13. 😀 I rode the 50A South Damen to Lindblom Tech various times between 1968 and 1972. One winter day I boarded a 1950s era Flxible Twin Coach propane bus [working #50A at 87th] which felt colder inside than it was outside.
  14. I just thought about this - what if you are on the #24 and need to use the elevator? I guess you still have to board or alight at Cermak.
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