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  1. Technically, the open house isn't in the study area, but there's nothing new about that.
  2. Sorry, one because of my new policy, and second for the reason @NewFlyerMCI said.This belongs in the Random CTA thread. Heck, I should not have replied to Andre here, and have deleted it.
  3. Random CTA

    There is an addendum to my prior statement of policy. It has been said that the worst thing that can happen to a commenter is to be blocked. One participant here has not gotten over it. Anyone who insults me or impugns my motives will be. Two people, one of whom has just used the word snark, will be in the next 2 minutes.
  4. Random CTA

    Since it has been declared that despite the Community Guideline "Is your post in the correct thread?" everything goes here, so does this. After being flamed yesterday (the moderators took care of that), I'm no longer the servant for those who won't or can't do their own work.For instance, if I go to check out what is at Barrington Road or Linden Yard, I will no longer post it here. When the torrent of vile personal insults hit, I was working on trying to figure out what was interlined with 206 a.m. school trips; if I continue that project, I won't post the results here. I will no longer reply to comments on what I consider to be fantasy posts (such as what is today on the various cars on the Blue Line threads). And since this was a topic of the flamer (who was not you), I will no longer do searches and post links for people who are presumed to have sufficient computer skills to do it themselves. Although the attribution and phraseology is disputed: "The Lord helps those that help themselves." I might have just taken the Lord's name in vain, but the same policy applies.
  5. Pace Roster

    Sorry,. After getting flamed yesterday, I no longer feel cooperative enough to go through the b.s. of registering as a fictitious vendor again. There will be a bid evaluation sheet when they are sold.
  6. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    It may be an issue that 4 trains (2 each way, 17 minutes apart) can get through, but maybe 30 trains during a rush hour can't. Might be similar to the original Richmond VA test that the voltage dropped so low on 22 streetcars that they could only barely get going until they spread out, except here we're dealing with electronic components. But the July 2018 Constriction Report for the ELMI Substation project says substantial completion in March 2020. The East Lake part of that project indicates that there is also a power issue on the Loop, but Pink and Green Line trains get through.
  7. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Seems the correct conclusion, as Orange and Blue generally are not on the same roll.
  8. CTA 'L' Rosters

    That's what I figured, but wasn't sure.
  9. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Location of the photo?
  10. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    The other thing is that one destination sign is NW MEM HOSP, so someone thought people were going there. I think it is a valid question why in the South LSD restructuring, CTA changed the south ends of the routes, but not the north ones. However, 26 would provide only rush hour service, which would be inadequate.
  11. Pace Roster

    Current disposition list. Also, 64 paratransits, through 2010 models.
  12. Random CTA

    Yes it has. I suggest using the SEARCH function before posting. It reveals this topic. If you aren't familiar with it, it is located as such:
  13. Metra Ticketing

    Reminds me of a Tribune editorial that Metra should squeeze spending by cutting service, which hits me as no more sustainable than the Editorial Board says raising fares is. But, in addition to the prior reports of conductors not collecting shorts, nobody is enforcing fares, that's a better place to look before looking to the taxpayers. Metra isn't some religious organization or street fair asking for "suggested donations."
  14. 700-series XE40 - Deliveries & Assignments

    Undoubtedly, but there were all sorts of ordinances that there had to be agreements with the city, Metropolitan Pier and Expo Authority, and Navy Pier, Inc. because the Navy Pier turnaround was not CTA property. For all we know (like Cook County owning the Rosemont TC), CTA might not own Midway, either, but I'm not doing a title search.
  15. Random CTA

    A rule of editing is to put it in the most specific place, which existed in this case. A reader's tendency is not to look for electric buses in a random thread, when a thread on electric buses specifically exists.
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