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Everything posted by Busjack

  1. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Well, at least you got the message. There is a rule posted by Kevin "Is your thread still in the right place?"
  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    21, 52, and 79 didn't either. If you have a complaint, take it to the CTA Board, which passed the ordinance. And, of course, again, you are perpetuating the wrong topic. 2 for 2 today.
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    How did 7900s become the Blue Line? Isn't that a Pace topic?
  4. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    The question would then be how they get into them, unless they are reconstructing the entrance from Lafayette and exit to State.
  5. Random Metra

    Unlike the Rock and Milwaukee Road, BNSF is still in business and owns its trade dress, as well as numerous locomotives. It would have to give permission, and for the last reason I noted, won't. If the purpose is historic, the only appropriate livery would be Burlington. But Metra doesn't own the rights to that, either. @artthouwill :The above also applies to C&NW, as its successor is still in business and owns the rights. I assume the same for IC/CN. Note that in the 80s, while Metra kept the original IC color scheme on the Highliners, it removed the IC logos. Metra then repainted them in the Metra scheme, not the IC's
  6. 5000-series - Updates

    Ordinance 018-107 authorized a contract with Freedman Seating for 20,000 nonfabric inserts for 5000 series cars.
  7. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Maybe that's what the Midway charger is about, but then they would also have to get a charger at 74th garage, which hasn't been mentioned yet. UPDATE: But if it is that, the "electrics" are 700, 701, not the topic of this thread. See Ordinance 018-051.
  8. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    They are on 22, but at the moment aren't. @maths22 tracker indicates that 14 were on 22 at 8 a.m. today.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The other thing to consider is that the proximate cause of the current situation is that CTA announced in 2012 that the 100 artics plus 450 Novas would replace the the 484 6400s and 45 500s, except that, apparently due to failures on 66 and 79, the 100 artics are surplus. So, finally in the 2019 capital plan, CTA admitted it still has to replace 100 6400s. If FG took over the artics, there would be nothing to gripe about, but we know that isn't going to happen. But any ire should be taken out on the decision to maintain the surplus.
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    To clarify, this was not directed to you, but to someone who claimed to know where the 8325s were going. I definitely don't have a problem with what someone personally saw, nor the inferences made from those sightings.FG buses are not usually on the south side, although @andrethebusmansaid that one run is scheduled to go through South Shops a day.
  11. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    In the partially accessible days, they did. But I don't recall you complaining about 69 barn, which had a long history of being the last to get new equipment, starting in 1972 and continuing until 1995, when it closed and was replaced by 74. 74 also got only 30 NFs until there was a later reshuffling with other garages. Supposedly, FG has a better maintenance staff, but you didn't note if that was the case when you were there.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    And it appears that at that time, FG had only 6000s and 6400s, and sent its junk to Kedzie, because it didn't have preheaters. People downtown were sure complaining.
  13. Tribune suburban article with more details, including financing and the times of the additional trains.There's also a picture of corporate shuttle buses using the Lake Forest station, which answers one of my questions.
  14. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    @Johnny 5 saw you post that 3 times and thought it was true, but then realized: Yet, somehow you have him confirming something neither of you knew. Circular "reasoning" if I ever saw it.
  15. Pace Roster

    Well, the only buses there now are 4 wrapped NABIs.
  16. Pace Roster

    In addition to what @andrethebusman said, historical practice has shown that if a bus, such as 6047 or 6173, is permanently out of service, it would be in the lot at South Holland or Markham South Lot 2, not taking up room in the garage. Also, those sat there for many years, and were not officially retired until their FTA service lives were over. As he pointed out, it is more likely that the garage mechanics are working on it for some reason. Although the CTA NABIs were retired early, then CTA President Rich Rodriguez had to do it, not some commenter. ...and you didn't even provide a link to that.
  17. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Don't believe a few bloggers' posts. They don't work for CTA, and thus basically have no means of knowing.
  18. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Your an ambulance, and the last Pace vehicle I saw was called an Eldorado Aerotech.
  19. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    That one depends on whether the plastic inserts test ends.I foresaw those buses being scattered around as soon as the test was announced. At least they were not replaced with the 8300 series of propanes.
  20. CDL Training

    Definitely not the case. If you checked, why don't you post a link to the source? In fact, we know you can't, as the CTA Career PTO page says: Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with the following three endorsements: KNOWLEDGE, PASSENGER and AIR BRAKES. Submit any outstanding documentation Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)/Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) How long do I have to get my CLP? You have 30 days from time you are offered the job to get your CLP. You will not be able to start without submitting a copy of the CLP. I have a CLP but not a CDL. Will I need to convert it before I can start? No. Your CTA's Bus Operator training will qualify you for your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at no cost. I already have my CDL. What endorsements do I need? Knowledge, passenger, and air brakes. I already have a CDL from another state will CTA accept it? Out of state CDLs will be accepted if you have current residency in that state. Illinois residents have to have obtain an Illinois CLP/CDL. We also know @andrethebusman drove a bus. Obviously, you never have, nor "checked." Also, rereading this thread, whatever was the prior policy, what @CTA5750 said is consistent with the current posting.
  21. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Trying to break the record for posting the same thing in 12 hours?
  22. More Bus Moves

    Reply moved to correct topic.
  23. More Bus Moves

    7900 is virtually dead (reported as mechanics' bus), and, as of a couple of days ago, 7901 was in BusHunter's South Shops pictures.
  24. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I hate to say this, but haven't you been consistently wrong on this? To put in my 2 cents, and given that I'm not the allocator, these 25 are not going to be split, especially if the different rear end indicates different mechanical equipment. Otherwise, I don't know why Nova would ship something that didn't match the previous 424 starting with 7901. The second hand is going to be after the electric buses are delivered to C to replace 17 year old belchers, as the CMAQ grant applications say. And don't say I opened this topic to posts only relevant to those threads.
  25. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    No need for that. You're assuming it was a CTA driver, while the contract driver could have taken it straight to Franklin Park first (or as Andre said). Similar thing to Pace buses showing up at Chandler before they show up at South Holland, even though the last time I was there, a Chandler truck was at South Holland, too.