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  1. #8147 has returned to serivce currently on Rt.24 Wentworth.
  2. Yes indeed and thank you, I mean yeah certain #7900's out of 77th have smooth breaking while others don't but I've gotten use to it now but it does bother me every now and then a long with a few rowdy customers but that's to be expected. If I can get my hands on 74th in the next system pick I would hope there #8000's are slightly better but one can only dream haha.
  3. So that would be an isolated incident with that particular bus because I've had mostly #7900s since I started driving out of 77th, the only thing that urks me about driving the 4th Gens are mainly related to the braking mechanics of the bus. There's never a smooth transition when applying the brakes and usually the retarder hampers the smooth transition when attempting to apply them. To be honest the novas are so much more comfortable to drive along with the added space for leg room and placing a backpack and coat behind the drivers seat, One drivers opinion from Kedzie doesn't make much sense t me. The size of the drivers cab is quote on quote to big? Honestly with that massive protective shield and along with extra leg room is a win win for me. Eventually Kedzie will get Novas, probably not now but in the near future for sure the #1000's aren't going to last forever along with the remaining #6400's at FG so a swap of some kind may occur if warranted.
  4. There could a number of factors that play a role but normally everything comes down to what the garage wants on that specific street/route at that specific time frame.
  5. Some transit enthusiasts don't understand how real world transit operations are conducted......
  6. Okay I know for a fact that most of the 800's and 900s are at south shops awaiting to be hauled away for scrap while also being stripped for parts when needed, now as for Kedzie having 3 #800's sitting on there back fence I would need visual evidence to see for myself, what numbers were they,how was there condition, etc. Making claims of seeing XY and Z here requires some form of factual evidence to be presented here.
  7. Please stop tagging me in this nonsense, its getting old now.
  8. It was involved in accident either late last year or earlier this year on east 103rd near the Bishop Ford. I'll have to look back through Tribune archives because there was a brief headline about a CTA Bus involved in an accident might of been #1188 i'm thinking about that collided with a pace bus though.
  9. 77th now has a total of 4 proterras in its possession. I'm also pretty sure that Chicago garage still has there two as well. So as of now that would be 6 in total out of a possible 20 or so confirmed for delivery.
  10. Can you confirm that it is in service?
  11. Check the CTA Bus Roster thread guys.....It would be really helpful if you all started reading through threads to get the information you're looking for because the same stuff keeps getting repeated when its already been stated and confirmed. You just have to start researching threads and topics to find what you're looking for.
  12. It was used mainly for training new bus mechanics along with other bus prototypes such as Prototype #1000 and other buses #7900 and #7901 also come to mind.
  13. I work there bud and I've been told that no one is allowed to be in that area other than supervision with there certified cars and buses pulling in from runs. You were well passed the entrance based on your position and nearly at the vault lane entrance so you were basically trespassing at that point to get a shot of two proterras. It amazes me that you've been going in areas that don't have much security because the west entrance and south entrances have security personnel posted at all times of the day and to me its clear you've been avoiding those areas based on what you've been posting the last month or so. You can't justify what you've been doing at this juncture because at some point you may get caught or cause an accident depending who's driving through those areas. Not to throw some operators under the bus no pun intended but some drive reckless through the areas you have constantly been in no matter what time of day it is. I don't want you to take what i'm saying personal but i'm just letting you know that I don't want you to get caught up in something that could of easily been prevented. Hell before I got the job as a PTBO I was just like you but I respected the boundaries and policies of the agency itself while being an enthusiast of bus operations. Observing from the street is fine but placing yourself on private property in areas you shouldn't be in is just going to far. Anything can happen whether you think so or not.
  14. He's literally in the bus lane entrance where buses pull-in after completing there runs for the day. I don't understand how someone can not comprehend that eventually you will get caught by the wrong person no matter how far you are on the outside looking in at buses or operations. Its one thing to observe from the street but constantly driving in and around private property is really pushing it. At that point you can be considered a hazard because hardly anyone other than supervisors drive through that entrance with there certified cars along with buses.
  15. That is the Nova Prototype. aka #6400 before the actual #6400 made its debut in 1999 into the year 2000.
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