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Busjack

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  1. That's what killed 7542, but the inspections ordered by Dorval Carter recorded on this forum indicated that they were so structurally deficient generally that they weren't worth fixing. Part of the lawsuit was against DD because the EGR filters plugged.
  2. But not on past fact, including the discussion on @Mr.cta85 above. There are indicia of truth and indicia of fiction. I didn't comment on Pace River (South Elgin) getting 8325s. I did comment on something @BusHunter claimed happened 10 years ago that he admits he can't now back up except by self serving statements. There have been frequent examples of that lately. Also, to use @BusHunter's own words, you aren't a moderator, either, although I'm not intending that with the same malice he did.
  3. And the authority for that is (besides you)? How could you report "was delivered to 103rd but never went in service there" which was the point of my @Mr.cta85reference?
  4. The main things I remember is that while they looked like any artic with AMSECO seats, they squeaked a lot more, and the exit door buzzer would go off any time they made a left turn.
  5. Then it should be real easy for you to do a search, since you have the date.
  6. You made the assertion, you have the burden of proof, Judge Judy. Haysoos didn't tell me to take your assertions on faith. The rest you say is FALSE. Except for one pick at 74th, he worked at 103, and works there now.
  7. If you had read the postings, it was because the state got a grant to convert it to high speed rail and got Chargers for Amtrak. No mystery there.
  8. We did, for about 2 days. Anyway, given that NABI quit building them, and probably the reason that CTA did accept the pilot bus was because it was NABI, we know why we won't. LACMTA has the issue of what to do when they need to be replaced. But maybe you were just being sarcastic. The other things to figure are (1) it wouldn't be running over a skateboard in this Chicago weather, and (2) unlike what @BusHunter was trying to feed us, this CNG bus didn't explode.
  9. Again, you guys are recording stuff that isbn't of any significance, Especially, both of you seem to think there are no mechanics. Someone fixed the bus and it went on its way,
  10. Junk retired after 4 years is not memorable But maybe you can Google some news stories about when they were taken off the street.
  11. Not 400. It does provide a frame of reference, And basically, "not put in service" is meaningless, Since you aren't @Mr.cta85 and don't work there, you have no means of verification.
  12. This way≠express paint job, although IMO, Metra could have painted them orange and blue like the 1990s versions,
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. Whatever would be the lowest responsible bid in response to the RFP.
  17. 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.
  18. Busjack

    Mystery Bus

    Well, something is increasing ridership.
  19. 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).
  20. "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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 14 years ago. During the period @artthouwill said.
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