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Everything posted by garmon757

  1. Random Metra

    I decided to take some shots of the construction @ Ravenswood. It seems to me that the outbound station is going to look very extraordinary after completion. There's a new partial viaduct @ Leland with very bright lights underneath.
  2. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    If you had an opportunity to bring back a route and/or segment of a route, which route(s) would you choose and why? (You can also include a night owl route, express route, Pace route, or you can create an extension and/or cut a segment towards a current CTA/Pace route.) My answer is: 49 Western to be extended to 95th/The Plaza but end at 79th after The Plaza closes. I feel like since 49A South Western was discontinued last year it has been very inconvenient traveling the The Plaza. The 349 is optional but some people don't like paying extra fare if they have a 1 or $28 7-day pass. Why not have some flexibility? 48 South Damen only runs during AM/PM rush hours to The Plaza in which that's not convenient enough for traveling. It should just originate back to 87th.
  3. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    I forgot to mention yesterday that #4186 is a troubled bus due to a burned spot sustained on the right side near the back tire. The cause of that burn is unknown and I couldn't take a shot because I would be trespassing on CTA property (the entrance where 77th's not in service buses enter at on 79th).
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    7900s page has been updated. https://chicagobus.org/buses/7900-nova
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Yes, 4300 is also there.
  6. More Bus Moves

    That’s a negative mate @Aiden Tabucic, especially due to fact that I’m a CTA rail employee and absolutely no phones are allowed on the training floors.
  7. New Flyer DE40LF 804 Out Of Service

    Hey, make sure you had @mel bernero permission to use this photo.
  8. More Bus Moves

    It’s currently at 89th Training Facility as I speak.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    So far, No 8325s are on the road yet but I’m currently at 89th Street Training Facility and #8339 and #7900 are there.
  10. CTA 'L' Rosters

  11. CTA 'L' Rosters

    What the hell???? Who would’ve thought about doing this??? @BusHunter
  12. CTA 'L' Rosters

    So far we have at least 40 3200s.
  13. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It’s official! 3207/08 - 3221/22 - 3245/46 - 3249/50 - 3251/52 - 3257/58 - 3259/60 - 3279/80 are part of the Blue Line fleet @BusHunter
  14. I handle this by contacting him myself. @Aiden Tabucic Please refrain from spamming anything that relates to the Bus Tracker from this point on.
  15. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It’s begins when every qualified operator, switchmen, and supervisors are successfully trained to operate them. There’s no set date.
  16. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Transit wise? No, but they brought back Krispy Kreme Donuts!!!
  17. The Breakdown Thread

    A ton of posts about the accident at Western Orange Line have been moved to this topic for relevance. If that bus wasn’t asking the be transferred to another garage then you got the wrong topic!
  18. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Nope, they’ll be running on the Blue during the oncoming pick that begins this Sunday.
  19. Moving forward, no more posting about route #206.
  20. CTA 'L' Rosters

    3219/20 - 3411/12 - 3233/34 - 3212/11 have arrived at Forest Park from Midway as of 2AM.
  21. garmon757

    Yes, I know it's been quite a while since I've been on here consistently but I'm still alive! Some key events have been occurred since my absence: 1. I'm a flagman now. I've transitioned to that position in late March. I was definitely not about to waste my life in a booth! 2. I now have two of my four children in charter school. My third one will be in school after Labor Day. So my time will be limited on here during the midday. 3. @Busjack @BusHunter @jajuan @sw4400 and all other members concerned, on behalf of the bike lawsuit way back in 2014, (you all are not going to believe this) the circuit court ruled in favor of the taxi driver, in which it's BS but that's what happen when you have a biased arbitrators that don't gives a crap about bikers. So therefore, they will make a settlement but as far as pushing this matter to a trial, it's a complete lost. PM me for more details about it. Other than that, I will continue on with my duties and like my mother always say, "Keep a cool head".
  22. garmon757

    I decided to create this topic to give all of you an opportunity to express your opinions about me. It can be positive/negative feedback (transit related), what you like and don't like about me, what do I need to improve on, etc. The doors are open.
  23. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Training is suspended due to Rail Instructors are booked with other classes. It will resume in September.
  24. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It it confirmed that 100 3200s are transferring to the Blue Line moments after the Winter pick begins. However, the pick begins as of September 16 because of the Red Line return of 63rd/Ashland rush hour runs.
  25. CTA 'L' Rosters

    #3271-72 - #3307-08 - #2686-85 - #2832-31 were at Forest Park but was "dragged" back to Midway around Midnight.