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geneking7320 last won the day on September 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 😀 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Just between you and me I live in Rogers Park and ride UP-N once in a moon. My church is a member of CMME www.modernmetraelectric.org An admitted pipe dream is for ALL of Metra to be electrified, service increased and city fares reduced. 😉
  9. My L-O and I boarded a #29 at 23rd and State northbound on 7/4/19. It was a new Nova and the driver acknowledged they still haven't got the programming fixed yet. I didn't get a pic but the signs did NOT indicate 29 to Navy Pier. 😄
  10. I saw 2 "Nortran wrapped" buses working #290 yesterday (6/26/19). My mom worked for Nortran in the office so I appreciate seeing the livery. I think the "West Towns" wrap looks better, though. Can anyone here P-shop a 40 footer to have a white band above the window, powder blue in the middle and deep blue at the bottom? By this I mean to eliminate the pseudo fishbowl windows.
  11. When I visited DC back in 2000 I used Amtrak to get to BWI. I was in Baltimore during the week and then took MARC to DC. To return home to Chicago I took Amtrak from Union Station because MARC (which would have been cheaper) did NOT run on the weekend. What mode is fastest to BWI from downtown Washington?
  12. Can anyone point me to recent info about straightening the Sheridan curve?
  13. A few weeks ago I saw a 83xx laying over at 87th and Damen (working #95). It appeared the route sign was a 90N. I thought that problem was solved some time ago.
  14. I must be living right. This afternoon (around 3:00pm or so) I was northbound on Canal going under the Orange Line tracks and I saw the car sitting on the the adjacent ROW.
  15. I saw this bus laying over at Howard station recently.
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