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Everything posted by MetroShadow

  1. Metra goes back to the drawing board and plans to order 200+ railcars. /the question is will they explore another design beyond the legacy ones?
  2. News: Metra to explore buying 200+ cars

    Others that haven’t been considered (purposely or not) are Hyundai. CRRC could bid, but the current climate in Washington may dictate the opposite. Stadler is making Caltrain’s bilevels now, but they are in EMU form. As mentioned previously, we’d have to put a loco and make the specs capable of that connection. Does Alstom have any bilevel products?
  3. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    Correct but what about access from the west suburbs without the need for transferring? Duplication is one thing, but when you have two markets to serve, you could do both and coordinate services. I’m not saying that it would be the best idea, but from a planning perspective it’s also not the worst.
  4. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    Honesty, they’re not wrong. Bay space is a major issue, but getting from Argo to Midway is another thing.
  5. O'Hare Express Trains

    We are (and should be) collectively okay with that.
  6. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    There were plans to restructure Southwest Division to serve Bridgeview at some point (this was back in early 2010 though)...so just getting Bridgeview to serve more than 387 and 855/6 is a start.
  7. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    Summer changes: 305 no longer serves the Forest Mall 307 (finally) goes to Bridgeview TC 316 has some trip changes.
  8. New Eldorados?

  9. New Eldorados?

    MV Transportation, Los Angeles. Mountain View is under VTA jurisdiction with primarily shuttles of cutaways (VTA fleet has no Dorkos)
  10. New Eldorados?

    I live in the other part of the state, but I believe MV has a bunch. Not sure which MTA division has them. /Santa Rosa CityBus and Sonoma County has a bunch of 40’
  11. Los Angeles Buses.....

    Update: they’ve been out since December, and the ElDorkos have started replacing them en mass...along with some old NABIs https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/12/06/la-metro-wants-to-replace-burning-buses-in-south-bay-sooner-rather-than-later/amp/
  12. New Eldorados?

    Neither LA agency (LACMTA, LADOT, Foothill) has that many ElDorkos, and they’ve just started arriving.
  13. New Eldorados?

    It was on the agenda yesterday morning...so unless they’ve pulled the agenda item, I’ll verify this claim.
  14. CTA ridership lost to ride share

    Well, here’s the answer. We’ve called it (or at I have since being in the profession): https://jalopnik.com/uber-finally-admits-its-directly-competing-with-publi-1834009027
  15. Pace New Flyer buses

    I almost want to say “this is why we need an elected board, but that may not any better either.”
  16. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    Terminology: we call “replacements” “deviations” when diverting from the main route.
  17. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    Old Chicago has always been popular and White Fence was secured years ago as an overflow lot from there. This restructuring is a little more streamlined because having 755 stop at only two stations, the 850’s serve the rest, and Bridgeview reflecting as a deviation of 855 (unsure what were the boardings there however). The timetables should be out by end of week.
  18. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Honestly, wouldn’t it make sense to renumber this (to say, 109)?
  19. I’ll vouch for Central. Movements on that stretch...the entire stretch...aren’t traffic friendly. I never really looked into 766/777/66 ridership to really break it down efficiently. But Ashland ≠ Central.
  20. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    AC Transit’s got hydrogen electric buses (Vanhool and NF) Muni, outside of their electric trolleys have looked at electric buses (big issue are the hills) Samtrans and VTA got a few electric buses. Stockton RTD has electric buses (just upgraded their commuter fleet from MCIs to Gillig hybrids) Foothill Transit got a bunch of electrics, and will get an electric double tall LA Metro, I believe will end up with one more CNG Order (possibly to get rid of the older NABI’s) but plans to go all electric Others have had hybrids for sometime. But one thing to be to be aware of, we get grants here from the state/air resources board/ feds as needed.
  21. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    That being said, contact station personnel if there are any issues. Thank you.
  22. Random Pace

    Working backwards: - The 6900's are out of Heritage and on the 750's/850's, save a Eldorado BRT - The 757's run transits. At some point the 2390's (when out of West) ran on the I-290 services, but since has been transits. - The 835 (out of Southwest) ran with 2390's, but we should check with webwatch to see if they've moved from the small El Dorkos (at one point, they did have the 1950 series cutaways). - Did the 877/888 routes move to CNG's, and they're not suburbans?
  23. I was trying to see if there were any remants of old driver paddles, when I stumbled onto an old "manual" for the first-gen 7000 Man Articulated series. Take a look. There are a bunch of photos (interior and exterior). Edit: Including the classic Flyers in the thread too
  24. 7500 Series NABI Videos

    Have cooler heads prevailed?
  25. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Welp. We've deviated a bit from the topic. I'm going to lock this topic for a few days until cooler heads prevail.