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Everything posted by YoungBusLover

  1. Don't spread rumors and actually get your information from factual sources. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/6/1/21277207/cta-bus-crashes-rogers-park-building-1-injured
  2. Some uber/lyft drivers may boycott driving today until the chaos winds down.
  3. I've been at home since my shift last night, so many people on Cottage Grove going to work last night were upset at the situation as it unfolded, essential workers are going to be trapped tonight due to the shutdown.
  4. I'm relieved because I had an overnight shift tonight. They were looting just a block east of 77th/South/Shops about an hour ago.
  5. All CTA bus operators have been removed from service due to civil unrest, all buses have been pulled from the streets.
  6. #1800 is on Route 9 at the moment
  7. Late response, but i'm just now seeing this. I'm not sure what will happen when the summer pick goes in affect on June 14th. Certain routes and runs will see massive reductions or temporary terminations due to the pandemic but I could be wrong. Since we're only in phase two of reopening I highly doubt we'll reach phase 3 or 4 before the pick goes into effect. So it could be a mixed bag of things going on.
  8. I wonder if #6163 will get used soon again since its outside again, normally if its outside and moved t the back it will get used for special work.
  9. Yeah I had to review the video again and I couldn't make out the interior destination sign but it appears to say 2500 N Kimball or 2500 West XXXX on it so I just assumed it was kimball after listening to the drowned out announcement.
  10. Yeah, bus #1659 was around Kimball so I'm not sure where on Kimball this viaduct may have been but they tried there luck.
  11. Ha that's a good one. I'm pretty sure Kedzie and 74th will share the route similar to how 74th shares western with North Park. So that'll sort itself out real quickly if the top brass goes that route which in my opinion would be the best solution. The only problem with the pilots is the big elephant in the room and that is covid-19 vs ridership for all three.
  12. 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.
  13. There's already enough chaos at the western terminal so I'd hope they wouldn't do that, they honestly should terminate at 71st and Kedzie.
  14. So with more bus swaps between 103rd,77th,Kedzie and Chicago #1204,#1205,#1213 and #1216 have ended up at 103rd in exchange for what I assume is #4008,#4090 and #4099 going to 77th, #4098 going to Chicago and if my memory is correct Kedzie had swapped #1204,#1205,#1213 and #1216 initially from 77th for #4000's. Everything is so scattered between blocks of buses getting swapped, one bus like #1262 goes to FG while another one like #1218 which was once at at Kedzie I believe ends up going to FG as well.
  15. The search bar on the forums will help you out finding any specific thing you're looking for. Type in #1563 and the answers will pop up.
  16. It's gotten stripped for parts as I stated last fall,so it doesn't look recognizable now compared to when it was brought to the boneyard post accident.
  17. If you look at the bus moves thread you'll get your answer.
  18. The 29 had its own issues during that ordeal, they were pretty much using the 24 routing from 83rd all the way towards 69th but there was so much grid lock you couldn't get through going down State because of traffic getting diverted off the expressway.
  19. 77th garage took a beating yesterday, added to what was going on at the redline, there was also a shooting on 79th and Vinncinnes which added more insult to injury to operators that had to make reliefs on several routes added with all nortbound service for the 3,4,8 and 29 was completely hampering service.
  20. 77th will most likely get there #1200's back once things start opening back up again in a few months or so. Stickers aren't always a tell tell sign that a bus move is permanent because a majority of the loaned #4000's we have currently still have there respective garage stickers on them.
  21. I'm not sure if you saw the video but that bus wasn't angling in towards the curve because the operator was in the second lane when the crash occurred, which means that during that time of the morning it was a pull out run and several routes out of 74th during that time frame use Ashland for there pull out runs. The bus was going fast but the car that hit it was going twice as fast if not faster for the bus to spin out the way it did 360 degrees nearly towards the southbound lanes of the street into the former currency exchange and fat alberts restaurant. Momentum and the laws of physics can work in strange ways at times even during auto accidents. Sudden hits to anyone would make you lose control of your vehicle no matter how long you've been driving.
  22. It's long overdue but I can't confirm that may be what's going on. However it does raise an eyebrow since the ground work is nearly complete at Chicago and Austin.
  23. Yeah, we have at least 24 to 25 #4000's now at the garage.
  24. #700 has been getting worked on for over a month now at least suspension wise, a majority of those #6500's are getting prepped for scrap and parts for other instruction buses. #701 was out Monday on 79th but hasn't seen much usage on any other route.
  25. #700 and #4110 are also at 77th. #1199 ,#1200, #1206 ,#1207, #1210, #1211, #1212, #1214 ,#1215 ,#1221 ,#1222 ,#1223, #1230, #1231 ,#1235-#1241, #1244 and #1246 are at kedzie
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