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NewFlyerMCI last won the day on August 11 2015

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  1. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Ah, the rear of the bus has the old logo and the front of the bus has the current logo
  2. 5000-series - Updates

    My theory is that the orientation is off? The odd number train car might not always be first in the direction of travel, leading to the confusion?
  3. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    Ahhh, gotcha You have a press release for that? My prediction is 18-21 to 74th and the other 24-27 to C. It only takes 3 buses to run the 124, and the 63 takes about 18? buses last checked during peak, and the rest for the 66, which probably requires slightly more buses than the 63
  4. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    They're going to 74th
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Maybe it has screens now too. This makes 3 buses? 8011, possibly 7902 and one other I think?
  6. New Eldorados?

    MV is Mountain View?
  7. New Eldorados?

    https://www.eldorado-ca.com/resources/themes/collins/assets/brocurePdfs/enc_ezriderii.pdf 30', 32' & 35' models
  8. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Because then you'll be using a chainsaw when you need a scalpel. Every crowding issue can't be solved by just throwing artics at it. Could CTA allocate them better than they are now? Yes. Are they using them extremely inefficiently as they are now? Not really. The 151 uses about 23-26 buses during peak, of which maybe 3-6 will be non-artic. I think they got it covered The 156 is higher priority for artics than the 148. In fact, every route you mentioned has a higher priority, bar the 50, the 56, the 152 and maybe the 22 152 might benefit from artics, but doesn't need them. Same thing with the 50. That said, the 50, much like the 82, does get artics occasionally, outside of school and/or united center runs. The 56 will never need artics unless something happens to the Blue Line The evening LaSalle Crawls have slightly less ridership than the morning ones, at least based on personal observations. Also a way to get buses stored downtown back north (happy to be wrong about that one) Additionally, I can tell you that the 136 at least, is not consistently full all the way to the end of the line, a majority of the ridership from the few times I've taken it is off the bus between Foster and Thorndale
  9. New Eldorados?

    Awww, Foothill has them now? Booooo. That aside, what garages have buses that are getting replaced?
  10. New Eldorados?

    Totally forgot about that order. In regards to the passenger count, I was looking at the current specs for the EZ Rider II to see what they might get.
  11. New Eldorados?

    Logically, this makes sense. I see them doing the 30' 30 passenger instead of the 23. Still wish NF or even Gillig. I think Chicagoland might be the largest metro area without an order of Xcelsiors (test buses not withstanding). Alternatively, Pace might be the agency with the largest number of El Dorkos, except maybe LADOT and/or LACMTA? https://youtu.be/usYmRG-YtVg
  12. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    Wait, where were the proterras going again? 74th?
  13. March 2019 Bus Changes

    Have you taken the 111A? Just want to know if this is from experience. Additionally, i'm surprised they didn't do the usual CTA thing of just saying "10400 S Woodlawn" or "10500 S Woodlawn" From my experience, the 111A doesn't have that many riders in the first place, so I don't think there was going to be this huge uptick. I imagine most of the people going to the community center are going to drive there, because everyone would like to avoid a transfer and its not like the 111A by itself is serving any communities. What I've said before and will continue to say is that the 111A not going to Olive Harvey is a mistake
  14. Locomotive 98 and 99

    Don't the surfliner locos operate as doubles?
  15. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    See if it works from here. If not, download it? 0509191410.mp4