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  1. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    I was thinking, if dwell time is a problem on artics the only sensible reason would be the fact that the back doors take a few seconds to close. To my knowledge both the 66 and 79 used just 4000's. As a frequent rider of artics i noticed 4300's doors close faster than the 4000's ones. Is it possible that 4000's are the only buses causing dwell time problems? If so almost all of the 4300's could move to 77th and Chicago which have the heaviest routes and the rest at the other garages where they might be needed. Here is my idea of the garage assignments it could go down any way but this is one option I think would work 103rd: 4312-4316 NP: 4317-4322, 4324-4327, 4370-4379 Chicago: 4328-4332, 4334-4349 77th: 4301-4311, 4350-4369, 4380-4399
  2. Up to 45 Electric Buses

    I wouldn't be suprised if some electrics ran on late night 26's it will test them on long distance and going fast and they can pop right into the garage if they are low on charge.
  3. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    However ALL cta routes exept for the 111A connect to a cta train
  4. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    4000 was on the 52 yesterday and is on the 52 again today. Same bus same route. Let's see what tomorrow has to offer.
  5. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    I Agree, it could go via 95th, Cottage Grove, 107th. There could also be a route on 99th. I don't know why there is no bus it is Certianly a service gap.
  6. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    It would have to access downtown other than that it might not be that bad.
  7. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Route Ideas: 1. 44 Wallace/Racine extended to Clinton and Madison this will allow riders a direct access to downtown. 2. new route 25 Oakland Express. Start at 71st and Stony Island then Stony Island to 67th to Woodlawn(might be too narrow) to Lake Park (SB Ellis to 45th to Woodlawn) to Oakwood to LSD to Columbus to Balbo to Michigan then same turnaround as the 60. this will provide people who live in north Kenwood and Oakland a fast way to Downtown. 3. new route 32 Clybourn start at Wacker and Dearborn north to Chicago to Wells to Division to Clybourn to Belmont to Kimball Blue Line. This will reduce pressure on the E/W routes in the area especially the 77 and provide direct access to Downtown from west Lakeview and West Lincoln Park. 4. 11 Lincoln extended north to Green Bay and Central via McCormick Green Bay, Lincoln, Poplar, Central. This will give access to people living along McCormick as there is no bus between Oakton Dempster Dodge and Crawford. If the 11 is extended back to downtown this will allow a one seat ride from Evanston to downtown.
  8. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Yes, but the problem becomes less of a problem.
  9. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    My guess is that 8332 along with all the other 8325's that went to 103rd went there so 8332 could work on the 171 and 172. most riders are affiliated with the U of C. they don't need to pay to ride they just show their ID and their on. this could explain why 8236-8247 went to 103rd then back over a few days. 8347 is still at FG are you sure it had a farebox problem.
  10. CTA Bus Tracker Including Pace

    Due to the increasing amounts cta bus routes getting taken over by pace. I was thinking, what if Pace Routes were included on CTA bus tracker. I know there would be some legal issues involved but if Pace agreed or the tracker was on the RTA site it would make traveling a lot easier. Pace could also create its own tracker. I know there is the ventra app but it can't be viewed on the computer. So the computers in building lobbies that say arrival times wont work with the ventra app.
  11. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    I'm not sure if this was done on the 66 & 79 but i think there was not a schedule change. i may be wrong. the reason they do that is because blocks in Chicago are rectangular most of the time the long part is north to south so there are twice as many north south streets in the city as East west streets. what i was meaning to say is the effected routes should have a stop pattern of the 21 west of Cicero.
  12. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    This problem shouldn't exist there are routes that need Aritcs but are getting none while the cta has a surplus of artics. the only reason we know why this isn't happening is because the buses get behind schedule. here are three things the CTA can do. 1. Remove runs on heavy routes, no need to have 50+ artics on a single route even if it's something like the 79 or 77. 2. Dwell time might be increased due to the back doors delayed closing. I don't know what the cta can do other than making the doors manual because if the doors close too fast it becomes a safety issue. 3. Eliminate every other stop on effected routes. In the end there is no "this simply won't work". This is a big problem that can be solved easily it will save the cta money and reduce their carbon footprint.
  13. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    I agree for the new routing the exact streets should go something like this. 11: Lincoln, Clark, LaSalle, LSD, Michigan, Congress Plaza. 31: 31st, Archer, 33rd, Western Ave, 31st, Pulaski.
  14. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    I don't know about the morning but in the afternoon they definately Layover.
  15. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Where are those Blue painted sidewalks?
  16. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Speaking of the 192 in the afternoon it should start on the east side of the midway with a layover on Stony Island between 60th and 61st. Its current layover spot is on 59th Just west of Ellis.
  17. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    In general i'm dissapointed with how the 11 went. First of all it didn't run during morning RUSH HOUR and it didn't run on the weekend. I know it paralleled the Brown Line a bit but that's minor compared to the 56, 21, or 24. it also should have accessed southeast Lincoln Park via Lincoln, Clark, and the turnaround that the 73 makes. The main problem was the schedule Lincoln has a lot of Restaurants that would be at highest demand on the weekend when there was no service. Personally I know every route in the CTA but if i didn't i would wan't to find 1 commute that would work in morning and evening rush the 11 didn't work for that. The pilot schedule for the 11 and 31 is severely flawed the 11 pilot should be tried again with an improved schedule and maybe the route extention i suggested earlier.
  18. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    for all who wanted to know ridership for the 6, 108, and 192. as of October 2018 6: 9215 108: 1279 192: 883
  19. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    i may be wrong but i remember 7902 on the 3 about a month ago.
  20. New Flyer DE40LF 804 Out Of Service

    Really, Just 20 i thought there would be 45.
  21. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    I like that idea, but I would extend the 155 all the way to Harlem Blue Line. If that we're to happen it should start at 69th Red Line. 93rd dosen't go all the way through. The 165 exists because nobody takes it. its Just the 63W going back quicker. and there might as well be service it won't slow the buses down much. i like that idea but i'm not sure people will care that much.
  22. New Flyer DE40LF 804 Out Of Service

    Yeah, I missed it by 2 seconds Due to the new routing
  23. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    There are other routes that need service like that but they don't get it because of this Dwell time problem.
  24. New Flyer DE40LF 804 Out Of Service

    804 was out today on the 18.
  25. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Chicago is keeping there hard seaters. They have the newest 1000's and they only use them when they have to. 74th on the other hand splits evenly except for the 9(100% nova), Which can be converted to artics form 103rd pretty easily. so they may return their hard seaters. FG may get some 2000's from Chicago and they are pretty new from 2009 I Believe.
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