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CTA5750 last won the day on December 26 2017

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    CTA Flxible #5750 CTA Flyer #9844 Pace NABI #6635
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  1. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    OK! Lets go back in time to see how far back the problems with the Blue Line have stretched!!!!!
  2. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I worked at FG from 1999-2005! Say what you want! Im sticking by my facts!!!
  3. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    So where and when does SEPTA have to do with CTA bus operations. I dont care about SEPTA! I never brought that in to the conversation! It has no relevance here!
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Well, it appears all garages should have its share of "junk" equipment! Im sure if the situations were reversed, I wouldnt be getting so much static Im recieving here!i!
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    No, Ill stand firm with my statement because it is factual If thats a problem for you, Oh well !!! I cant speak for the west side riders and I wont pretend that I know! But I know what Im talking about. Forest Glen was my garage and I was proud to work there. So please, Dont insult my intelligence!
  6. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Forest Glen has a around 250 buses assigned there. Only less than 100 are new Novas plus a large number of "hand me down" NFs from other garages! CTA retiring old buses with more old buses! Which is usually the standard norm for FG. Not much of an upgrade if you ask me!!! Meanwhile, 7900s 8000s 8100s 8200s assigned to, 77th, 103rd, 74th, Chicago ave!!! Need I say more???
  7. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Thats Just what Ive been saying all along!!! FG will continue to operate more NF "hand me downs" The 8325s wont go to the Glen!!! Ive been associated with FG as far back as 1986 when my dad transferred there from the North Ave Garage. I know some of the history And one complaint that operators there have voiced is the fact that FG rarely gets any new buses. They would always say the "south side" or the "west side" always get the newer buses. History has shown that FG dosent get the attention it should be getting in terms of newer equipment.
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I will be super surprised if FG gets these new buses. Knowing CTA. They will pull something underhanded so that the south and west sides continue to have a higher number of new buses. While FG continues to get old NFs. They should return the 8200 they stole from FG.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Theses won’t go to FG. They will most likely go to Chicago 77th or 103rd. FG had a bunch of 8200s stolen from them to give to Chicago ave. FG will get NF “hand me downs” to replace the remaining 6400s. Typical CTA practice!
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I highly doubt the 8325s will go to FG. FG had a bunch of their 8200s stolen to give to Chicago ave. They will go to Chicago. 77th or 103rd. FG will just get more beat up NFS.
  11. Oak Lawn Bus Service, 1967

    Wow! Interesting! Thank you all for the info!
  12. I was looking at some footage of the 1967 Oak Lawn tornado I saw some still shots of buses mangled, crushed and overturned. What bus system was this that operated in this area at the time? I know today is Pace Southwest Div.
  13. 3200-series - Rehabs

    I hope they keep the both series separate on the Blue! I love seeing an 8 car set of 3200s! Seeing the bright LEDs and destination signs saying "OHare" Makes me proud of the Blue line! Im content we have the 3200s I love that series!
  14. 3200-series - Rehabs

    The OHare branch has been bursting at the seams for years! Ever since the revitalization of Wicker Park, Humboldt and Logan Square neighborhoods Those areas have seen a huge spike in population. The Blue line was no doubt the beneficiary of it. And thats how CTA in most cases predict how to provide current or future service. Sadly, CTA dropped the ball on this one. These were projects that were years overdue. Now it seems theyre having to play "catch up" One more proof of the negligence at CTA with the Blue line
  15. 3200-series - Rehabs

    No one is saying the "Blue Line" has any kind of entitlement!!! Not even me! No line should be completely entitled but it seems the Red line came out the winner with the 5000s Almost 3/4 of the deliveires went to that line Where did their 2600s go??? To the Blue!!! My argument is, and you even said it! In addition to no new updated equipment or station upgrades for far too long, Also, No power upgrades! That of course why CTA cant run newer equipment CTA has neglected the Blue for so long! The Blue isnt a special line any more than the others, but it did deserve some attention!!! Im glad the CTA finally got off their lazy a....s and started paying some attention to the Blue! The 3200s are no doubt a welcome sight! I still cant believe CTA did this!t But look how long we had to wait! This low level of service would not have been accepted in any other part of the CTA system. Why is the "Blue" commonly left behind??? Now that they finally decided to pay some attention to the line They only now realize they have to upgrade the power on the line to handle the 5000s??? I doubt the 7000s will go to the Blue! Its a punchline to a bad joke for CTA and slap in the face for NW side riders! We have just as much service as any of the other lines including serving our major airport! Ask yourself......How would you feel if you lived in an area that had antiquated transit equipment for decades that you rely on everyday as opposed to other areas of the city that did have new and updated equipment and service??? Ask yourself!!! I would imagine you would have the same argument!