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Busjack last won the day on February 11 2018

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  1. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    You didn't really answer the question, but the comments on the YouTube page may have: The initial six locomotives received an express paint job instead of the full Metra fade motif in order to get them into service as quickly as possible.
  2. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    I know you were only linking to the YouTube posted by Metra, but, in general, since they painted it, why didn't they paint it in Metra colors?
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Again, check your math, as the capacity is only about 250 buses. It got either the odds or evens on the 1700somethings, too. For any odds or evens, you have to divide by half. The only direct point is that until @Mr.cta85's latest report, garages got either Novas or artics.
  4. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Whatever would be the lowest responsible bid in response to the RFP.
  5. Metra wish list.

    Aside from the fantasy of getting 400 new cars, the ME cars have traps. Essentially they were redesigned from the 6000/8500 series cars.So. one could design from the original source.
  6. Mystery Bus

    Well, something is increasing ridership.
  7. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Metra would have had to pay for that, one way or another. Metra previously claimed that the only savings was getting a fairly recently rehabbed Amtrak compared to rehabbing some of the Metra locomotives that hadn't been rehabbed. New locos are a reference only to the extent that Metra is crying for a state capital program (as noted here).
  8. Metra wish list.

    "The Ask" is probably the right name, and probably results in "won't get," especially to electrify the RID; not only construction cost, but also that if IIRC, the ME cars are about $1 million more each than other cars, unless they are talking only electric locomotives
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    That may be the only explanation, although it is tough to believe that a 25 bus order wasn't worth Nova's effort to deal with its vendors. That's fairly easy to do.
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Speaking of both: Besides being tired of incessant beothching from the Northwest side, I'm tired of northwest siders not complying with the forum rules.
  11. December 2018 Bus Changes

    They both lay over at Midway, so what's the big deal? Same theory as that any route out of Navy Pier could go electric. Also, CTA demonstrated on route 21 that they can go 8 hours between recharges, and the batteries now have 3 times the capacity. The "first to arrive by the end of [last] year" didn't happen, and it was supposed to be gradual delivery of the base order of 20 Proterras, plus rebuilding 2 NFs. 66 needs about 23 buses, and 63 19 buses (at 8 a.m., per @maths22's tracker). Whatever the motivation, you do the math.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    14 years ago. During the period @artthouwill said.
  13. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    Maybe they think that, or just that someone was handing out grants. In the early 90s, the theory was either that Red was adequate (they weren't planning to replace 47, either), or that the old station was adequate. Garfield was the last station built on the South Main, and has been remodeled several times since. At least at Cottage Grove, there is some development happening.
  14. December 2018 Bus Changes

    You obviously didn't read Andre's posts. He first said that 567 said 63, then 54B or 63, then 63, something about the canopy supports. And it is gossip, as Vero Beach is about 1250 miles from 567 W.Lake St., according to Google Maps. And, in other matters (such as equipment leases) I have proved Andre wrong,
  15. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    I'll defer on the other point, but a 7.4% decline year to year at Garfield Green while there is a 3.9% decline at Garfield Red in the Sept. 2018 report sure does not show any peak. What really contradicts your thesis is that 63 Red is about flat, while the Green Ashland/63 branch is down 6.7%, with Halsted/63 station down 13%. An argument could be made that if service is that much better on the Englewood branch, boardings would be up, not cratering.