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  1. Niles Free Bus

    Yesterday at Golf Mill, I noted that 2649 had a Ventra reader and a metal fare box. I wonder if something is up.
  2. New Eldorados?

    Ambiguous question, to which the only answer is that @andrethebusman posted an FOIA response, and nothing not reflected on it has been reported seen.
  3. Metro Magazine has an article that Toledo got a grant for autonomous buses. Cpl. Klinger hopes it does not crash into Tony Packo's.
  4. New Eldorados?

    I can jump on you for the same thing you jumped on @BusHunter. It's been out, and I noted that pretty much all the 18500s are out.
  5. Pace Bus Moves

    Obviously you didn't view the board video. I suggest you do so.
  6. Pace Bus Moves

    There was the aborted attempt to contract out 877 and 888, and that seems resolved by putting transit CNGs on them. West is simply the latest result of consolidating series within garages. There appears no need to lease either buses or companies. If you look at the video, the directors were not that eager to renew the contract for Wheaton-Lombard because "we're in the bus business." Pace isn't going to turn W over to First Student to run some school buses on W routes. Instead, the solution reflected in the solicitation is to buy 78 40 foot buses,which more than takes care of the NABIs.The 2005 ones are barely at their service life.
  7. CTA roll sign...

    It doesn't. There were full width yellows for RT before that, especially after Jefferson Park opened.
  8. Pace Bus Moves

    Those contracts have a 5 year life so Pace can't just "renegotiate then," although it has the right to restructure the service, like it did in south DuPage. Anyway, since Pace has had the policy since about 2010 that Pace buses are to be operated on fixed routes, any new contractor isn't going to be providing any buses. On this subject, the Contract Awards page says: 417938 Transportation Service RFP Fixed Route Bus Service on Pace Routes 674, 709, 711 and 715 MV Transportation Inc.$7,760,206.21 5/30/2018. I mentioned that this contract was discussed at the May board meeting. Your source must have gotten confused with that, which confirms that MV has the contract until 2023.
  9. CTA roll sign...

    There were also 145 and 146 locals at one time. Prior to about 1977, Marine Dr. was connected to 156 instead of some route on Michigan.
  10. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    The last is probably the case, since 70 is about what it has on the street at peak. On the other hand, we don't know if any are cotemplated in the 5 year capital plan for 600 buses, or that is just 1000s.
  11. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Back to @jajuan's point, At such time as CTA gets the 25 8325s (by the end of the year) and 40 Proterras (supposedly about 5 by the end of the year) it may be "close" to getting rid of the 6400s, but I'm not sure. I'm not sure if the grant application covers all 40 Proterras or just the base order of 20, but if it does, there will be 6400s around until that grant is exhausted, since the representation made there was that the electric buses will eliminate emissions from 17 year old ones.
  12. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Correct. The 70 some on the trackers has been pretty consistent, and the report Andre posted (saying 103) also said that FG had a high spare ratio (for obvious reasons).
  13. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    In short, too late. Try again about 3:30 p.m.
  14. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    What time? Usually there are about 70 rush hour. As of 7:40 a.m, 7-10-18, math's tracker had 69: maths.xlsx Any reading of FG has to take into account that maybe half the buses are in the yard other than during weekday rush hours.