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Everything posted by Busjack

  1. Posted Stops Only

    I noted that Pace has installed bus stop signs on Pfingsten, Willow, and Sanders for route 270. That portion is basically a loop for Glenbrook Hospital rush hour trips to serve Allstate on Sanders, but up to now hasn't generated any ridership itself (among other reasons, it would be about a 1:20 trip to Jefferson Park). Does anyone know if this is a precursor to making 270 (which has been proposed for ART) a Posted Stops Only route?
  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    CTA just posted an RFP for up to (45) Low Floor, (40) Foot, All-Electric Transit Buses and the Design-Build and Installation of up to (13) En-Route Charging Stations and Associated Spare Parts.
  3. Random Pace

    Since it isn't Random CTA and not Miscellaneous: Trib Local just had a story that they had to evacuate a Pace 364 bus due to a biohazard because someone drank two beers and then had to take a leak. Apparently a long ride from Harvey to Orland Park.
  4. The news today is that the Cubic issued open fare card for CTA/Pace will be called Ventra. Tribune story. I guess they had to call it something that rhymed with Metra, even though, despite what Pace says, Metra isn't "on board," and is getting a couple of ICE grants to figure out what to do (planning grant; conductor hand held device). Update: The Sun-Times has more detail, including the lame rationale for the name.
  5. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    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.
  6. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    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.
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Only if it is 3 Floyds!
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    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?
  9. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    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.
  10. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    Then it should be real easy for you to do a search, since you have the date.
  11. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    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.
  12. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    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.
  13. Miscellaneous Transit Stories

    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.
  14. The Breakdown Thread

    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,
  15. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    Junk retired after 4 years is not memorable But maybe you can Google some news stories about when they were taken off the street.
  16. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    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.
  17. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    This way≠express paint job, although IMO, Metra could have painted them orange and blue like the 1990s versions,
  18. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    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.
  19. METRA Locomotive Wish List

    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?
  20. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    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.
  21. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Whatever would be the lowest responsible bid in response to the RFP.
  22. Metra wish list.

    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.
  23. Mystery Bus

    Well, something is increasing ridership.
  24. Locomotive 98 and 99

    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).
  25. Metra wish list.

    "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