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  1. That network has been decimated since the austerity cuts of 2010, so replacing it with on demand (via or duet) may be a better solution.
  2. One possible exception is the contracted services by Colonial, Pioneer, and Coach USA. I recalled the Colonial and Pioneer MCIs had bathrooms for their Prairie Stone services, at least. Unsure of the Coach USA buses for I-55.
  3. Should be in Random Pace, and those buses were leased and replaced with the 6950's.
  4. It takes two full years to be able to generate the needed ridership (or establish the benchmarks). If we had access to the numbers, we can do YTD, but even at this point, your thesis is based on five-ish months of service. Not a good measurement of comparison, and we have a ways to go.
  5. My only comment is the 226: it's a grid route and sending it to DP, while I can see why, you've got the 250 and Dee Road Metra for connections. Plus not every bus is going west of Milwaukee. Perhaps the bulk of the passengers don't need DP to connect.
  6. The ACS survey is another good tool to use.
  7. Correct. Over the Road.
  8. MetroShadow

    More Bus Moves

    And the official definition from Urban dictionary.
  9. Did it when I was a 5th grader at Decatur Classical at West Ridge. Took a school bus charter to Rogers Park, rode the CNW to Ogilvie, went to the Fed and the Stock Market (and did a business there), and came right back. This was back in 97 though.
  10. Since Pace covers all six counties and the City, it’s customary and mandatory that public hearings be held in the city as part of that process.
  11. When I wrote the standards back in 2015-16, the key metrics are/were. - productivity: average ridership (weekday/sat/sun) Or per trip (premium) - cost per rider - Recovery ratio - cost per vehicle mile (it takes from LACMTA’s ratio of service miles. Or so I had thought) of course, other factors including service area AND classification matter (exurban areas are designed to be measured against each other; core lines measured against themselves, etc)
  12. As long as gas prices hover around $3, folks will continue to drive and TNCs will continue to thrive. another round of regionwide cuts - and it sucks to see the 540 bite the dust (I was personally rooting for it)
  13. This is pretty rad. Thanks for sharing. The McCormick short turns were deleted sometime in the late 2000’s. IIRC. And you’re right: those were pull ins (and also mall extras to supplant the 290 to Lincolnwood)
  14. Breakdown sidebar has been moved to the pinned post on breakdowns.
  15. Delete 226. Add 215 and 641. And increase frequency on 225. CTA will need to give up some bays.
  16. Considering a major service change can happen during any given cycle, it might be better to wait until August 2020 anyway. Usually it’s equipment, driver availability, and/or construction with bays.
  17. Correct. One thing of note: some routes are blocked to assign ONLY a certain bus. Each run may be assigned a certain size (example: west could assign a 35’ on the driver sheet and that’s what would be sent out - or somehow you’d get a 40’). I know of at least four other divisions that does this too. Essentially if trips have higher loads than others, the larger buses (artics if Pace had any) would have priority. Same for smaller loads and a 30’ would be pushed out
  18. Bus stop standards won’t allow it, ADA requirements won’t allow it. Walkability isn’t allowed either.
  19. Great shots. /just a little homesick right now
  20. Correct but with service changes, its driver and equipment availability.
  21. Not necessarily. You can do them wholesale and implement changes incrementally. Doesn’t violate title VI, especially with wholesale restructuring. Boards may approve or amend at the monthly meetings Case in point, AC Transit has two restructuring: local service was done in phases with the public hearings done before them. Public Hearings: 2014-15 implementation dates: 2015, Summer 2016, March 2017, June 2018, December 2019, 2020-21 local: public hearing in 2017 implementation: 2018-present (the closure of Salesforce TC and driver shortages can stall it). My students wants AC transit to reject the F line changes after I spoke at the hearing and the board approved all of the changes.
  22. Neither idea works. 230 is one of those connector routes whose sole purpose to connecting mount prospect with DP and Rosemont; 250/Pulse D can make connections at DP without going out of the way back to Rosemont.
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