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  1. O"Hare Express

    Canadian National, which is even worse.
  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    But I said I wasn't going to engage you further in an off topic subject than I already had. Now, if you want to start a topic on your anxieties about manufacturers' manufacturing capacity (and have verifiable sources for it), go ahead. I also ask that you not misrepresent what I posted, as you have again. I only said or implied that Proterra or BYD could bid on this subject, which was up to 45 electric buses. So, let's keep this topic to the electric bus requisition.
  3. O"Hare Express

    Question is essentially whether CN will let Metra run more service. Better chance that Elon Musk's boring machine can do the job.
  4. Also a choice of responses. Even Nelson Muntz got one.
  5. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Press release on the station opening. Says Mayor Emanuel and Dorval Carter were there, but didn't say anything about @Juniorz
  6. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    As @ajm522 said. CTA gave it a 14 month trial and got 1/3 the daily ridership it needed. With that evidence, it isn't coming back. The "many businesses," such as the yoga studio in the promotional materials, didn't generate sufficient ridership.
  7. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Where did you ever get the idea that CTA was ordering 1000 electric buses? This isn't Montreal or Los Angeles, which say that they will be all electric by 2030. Read the title of the topic. It is: Up to 45 Electric Buses. Or as CTA said in the Press Release,25 to 30. Diesel buses are not part of this topic.
  8. 2018 Pace budget

    As I mentioned before (last time in connection with somehow you thinking 1000 CTA buses was relevant to 45 electic buses), there is a 5 year limit to these contracts, which, in this case, I thought had already expired. Besides, this contract was for 9 to 416 buses, not 416 buses. @Busjack never said that.There was a separate contract for a minimum of 91 and a maximum of 250 CNGs. Get your head into the game. They amend the capital plan when they get the CMAQ grant (since this was in the same bunch as State-Lake, I assume Pace did).
  9. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    If you want to get back to topic, there are Proterra and BYD.
  10. 755/855 Expansion Coming Forthwith.

    The suburban Axess buses seem generally adequate, but don't have the seating capacity the MCIs have (which was a problem on I-55), and, of course, I don't see Pace going to artics. The biggest joke was that Rochester NY RTS was (and may still be) running suburban artics, even though the apparent objective on most Park and Ride routes was to fill about half the seats.
  11. More Bus Moves

    Anything's possible, but given that CTA has shown it wants to keep the lower blocks together, unlikely. Besides, other than 1630 up being lighter weight, I don't see what the difference is.
  12. It looks (especially from picture 3) that the original intent was to have the bus stop in front of the mall door, but someone decided that the mall didn't want buses blocking it. Sort of like Northbrook Court moving the bus stop away from the theater so as not to block Arhaus.
  13. Pace Bus Moves

    6386-8 were on 856 since it started. Assigned to SW.
  14. New Eldorados?

    The way WebWatch and @Pace831's observations look, I would say no more than a couple of weeks. A couple of days could be possible.
  15. What's Left for Pace's Orion VI's 6000s?

    It may be a function of that 6145-6161 were on a separate contract.
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