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  1. Spring Pick 2016

    Actually, the barn runs from Halsted & Waveland to 77th begin in the early evening. I don't know how many runs make that long deadhead, but it seems as if there are quite a few throughout the evening. I'm not familiar with the pullouts.
  2. Spring Pick 2016

    It would, except that NP doesn't have the room; nor is there any real estate available on the North Side for a new bus barn. The only possibility might be building a multi-level facility at 901 W. Division, currently the CTA's supply distribution center.
  3. More Bus Moves

    When buses are moved in a numerical group, like 1791-98, I think they're more likely to be a long-term reassignment than a temporary loan. (1799-1803 are already at FG.) Loaners are usually randomly picked from whatever happens to be available.
  4. April 2019 Bus Changes

    My oversight. Thanks for the correction, Aiden. I hadn't noted the year when the notice I saw was posted. That would also explain why the #213 was extended to the Howard Red Line Terminal.
  5. April 2019 Bus Changes

    According to signs posted along Chicago Avenue in Evanston, the #205 will be discontinued on September 4th, the day after Labor Day. In the meantime, Pace #213 was extended southward a few months back from the Davis St. Purple Line Station to the Howard Red Line Terminal via Chicago Avenue.
  6. More Bus Moves

    Maybe, but I sort of doubt that it's just a temporary fill-in. It's numerically consistent. Pre-move: 74th: 8212-8223, C: 8224-8235 Post-move: 74th: 8212-8224, C: 8225-8235.
  7. More Bus Moves

    Just happened to notice one reassignment, probably very recent: 8224 from Chicago Ave. to 74th Street. It's operating on Ashland as I type.
  8. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    It doesn't seem as if the CTA is really concerned about maintaining numerical blocks anymore, except when it's convenient, as with the recent migration of 1034-1051. However, if 74th gets the Proterra electrics, then 1026-27 may do just that.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I doubt that the vast majority of riders is at all concerned about the age of the buses. Even with the most elderly equipment in the system, the operators and technicians at FG still manage to provide a safe, reliable ride from Point A to Point B. I think that's all that matters. Seems to me that Artthouwill, Sam92, and Mr.cta85 have all offered convincing reasons why things are as they are. Incidentally, I'm a North Sider and a onetime CTA bus pilot: 1969-76, FG and NP. BusHunter and CTA 5750, I understand your feelings, too, but like I said, I don't think that most riders really care.
  10. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    The high 1300s have been assigned to FG since the post-Labor Day Shuffle.
  11. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    This series of bus swaps may not be over yet. If more than just a few units are involved, the trades usually take place over a few weekends, generally overnight Friday into Saturday. Busfan2847's speculation kind of makes sense, especially the swap between 103 and C. Incidentally, FG had a net gain of 13 Nova Smart Buses: from a total of 89 to 102.
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I would guess that C would be the more likely candidate for a swap. They have 124 Novas (including 24 hard-seaters) vs. the 97 at 77th. Maybe we'll know by next Saturday morning.
  13. More Bus Moves

    It sure looks that way. Relative to this, I couldn't help noticing that a block of FG Smart Buses is missing from Math22's street roster today: 8236-8247. Just an assumption, but I'm guessing that they may have migrated to 103rd as part of a dozen-for-dozen swap.
  14. More Bus Moves

    It's not unusual for PM rush hour runs from 77th Street to be filled with buses just released from the South Shops.
  15. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Probably not. The 6400s are normally held in on Sundays
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