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  1. Thanks for the clarfication. Between the cutaways and abundance of eldorkos and OTR's...60 is possible. it's been awhile since I visited Heritage.
  2. It's a tight squeeze. I'll defer to Jack.
  3. Between that and the Flacco bus, MTA is really pushing out their restructuring program for this summer. What better else to (re)introduce their product by asking the sports community to join in.
  4. I'd be remiss if Pace couldn't pull a couple of trips off of the Southwest Extra Board to at least get them to Burr Ridge and Bolingbrook, vehicle availability pending. There's also a South 361 that could be thrown into the mix too (from Joliet) or any of the 877/888/390/890 that could get to Bolingbrook after their runs (granted those are likely split shifts); if the schedulers REALLY want to get creative (and that bus isn't tied to any other runs), and even though they aren't OTRs, if you need added capacity, it is time to start thinking about borrowing from other garages to achieve coverage (temporarily). And based on some of those trip start times, it is easier said than done. it's a problem, but a good problem to have, especially if new Plainfield won't be done for at least a year.
  5. This isn't like Caltrain or BART where there is opportunity to be made whenever there's a delay (or a meltdown). At the same time, there is logic to this - where if there's money to be made (minus tips), they'll take advantage of it. If there is demand for the last-mile journey, then sure! One could hope Uber or Metra provide data to how this is being used (say, reverse or traditional commuting) based on pick ups and locations.
  6. That's the only logical conclusion. It's worked well with the 6377+ order that they've decided to just retrofit them all.
  7. Haven't we discussed previously that the "wrapped" concept was no longer a preclusion of BoS (and instead it's the bumper sticker decal)? Also: I was under the assumption that any Pace bus can use the shoulder, regardless.
  8. No. Rosemont serves as a functional terminal, and Cumberland requires more operational issues and timing.
  9. The internal designation (for reporting) is/was a hoot.
  10. 905 is the trolley, that doesn't count for duplication (nor should it). You can package individual routes to interline with each other (express routes to expresses, a stray 250 to 606, etc.); it's not difficult but entirely up to how HASTUS is packaged to work rules at each garage(s).
  11. Spares, in 90% of the time, have the Pace Logo. Blanks are scattered but used for those community org shuttles.
  12. Timetable/schedules are up for the corridor routes. 603 604 605 607 608 611
  13. Spares for community vehicles or call n rides. Vanpool spares are used for vanpools only.
  14. Additionally those blank buses can be used as spares. Jack, technically you're right. Community vehicles are in the "vanpool" class. It's kinda funky how it's reported under.
  15. Are those white headsigns?!