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Everything posted by Pace831

  1. New Eldorados?

    You would have had to register as a potential bidder at the time it was open, as @Busjack used to do.
  2. Random Pace

    Nor will they, as there's no need for Pace to duplicate CTA rail service.
  3. Pace 35th Anniversary Legacy Fleet

    At the bottom of his post that I linked, he said: 2738, 2825, 6770, and 15500 weren't wrapped either at the time he posted the list. Yet, we have photo evidence that those were the buses Pace eventually did wrap. Therefore it is unlikely for West Division's bus to be any other than 6360.
  4. To celebrate Pace’s 35th anniversary, one bus at each division will be wrapped in the colors of that division’s predecessor. 35th Anniversary Legacy Fleet
  5. Pace 35th Anniversary Legacy Fleet

    The list that @mel bernero posted has proven to be accurate so far.
  6. Random CTA

    Get a job at the CTA.
  7. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The 90N display error has been reported many times since the 95E and 95W were combined into the current 95.
  8. There was a rule that you must have 25 posts to create a new topic. However, I see you were able to do so immediately after asking this question. Did a moderator override that rule, or change the requirement without announcing the change? That “bug” exists, but is not the answer to the question he asked. I’m not sure if this is a bug or if the feature was intentionally disabled, as I recall there was a small debate about the value of reputation around that time.
  9. Random CTA

    Those stories sound like they were probably from shortly after Ventra Cards were released, which caused both riders and employees a great deal of confusion. Generally speaking, CTA fare collection is not “a very strict system” in the way they described.
  10. Random CTA

    The cash bus fare was $2.25 in 2009. If you only put $2 in, the bus driver likely would have asked for the additional 25 cents. However, the part where you said you expected change makes it sound like you put in at least $3. Overpaying in that manner sometimes happens when the passenger doesn’t have any quarters, so the driver wouldn’t have thought that to be unusual. If you had put in $4 or more, the bus driver would likely have been confused, but wouldn’t necessarily have said anything because they cannot remove money from the fare box. Even if you did only pay $2, they’re not going to come after you. Another somewhat common scenario is that the passenger puts $2 in and then claims not to have a quarter. That is fare evasion, but as far as I have seen, those people still get to ride without further consequences. You didn’t commit fare evasion, because you didn’t intend to avoid paying, and on top of that you didn’t need to pay at all because you had a valid pass.
  11. Pace 35th Anniversary Legacy Fleet

    It has been updated with red on the front as you suggested. However, they also put red instead of white around the destination sign. I’ll try to get a picture Tuesday.
  12. Random Metra

    I thought of her as well when I saw it was 210 that caught fire. I met her on Pace 606 a few years ago going to the Des Plaines Oasis on the Friday before it closed. She had a sweatshirt with a picture of 210 on the back.
  13. Random Metra

    Good observation. I saw that same picture but it requires close examination to see the number.
  14. Random Metra

    CBS News says it was built in 1992 and remanufactured in 2003, so that at least narrows it down.
  15. Random Metra

    A Metra locomotive based on the contours of it that are visible in the opening shot, and the fact that a BNSF locomotive would not be at that location.
  16. Random Metra

    Zones J through M were consolidated on July 15, 2018. The “increase” was due to trips from former zones K and M now being included in the statistic for Zone J.
  17. If I ran Transit for one day...

    How? Removing automated fare collection systems?
  18. Random Metra

    Blue Island branch stations have high level platforms. The steps for low level boarding are intended to be used by crews and for emergency evacuation.
  19. Metra, Oswego, and earmarks

    There are places such as Braidwood, in far southern Will County, that are part of the RTA area but receive no transit service. Maybe some people are driving to Metra from there, but one could argue the same thing about rural Kendall County. (Plainfield and maybe even Joliet probably have some Kendall County riders). I don't think that Kendall County necessarily should join the RTA, only that there needs to be a discussion of it if the Metra extension is ever completed. There are millions of "outside" dollars being invested in planning and construction, while no local commitment to the operating cost of the service has been nailed down yet. As of right now, I can agree it probably makes more sense for that commitment to be made at the city or township level, but having a Kendall County representative on the RTA board would bring more leverage for potential future expansions. Kendall County is projected to continue growing, so it's reasonably possible that additional services (such as feeder buses or Dial-a-Ride) could be worthwhile by that time. I see your point that joining the RTA would not have proportional benefits throughout the county, but the current system isn't designed that way either.
  20. Metra, Oswego, and earmarks

    I’ll agree for the time being, but the issue of Kendall County joining the RTA should be revisited if/when the line actually gets built.
  21. Metra, Oswego, and earmarks

    Tribune: "General Assembly OKs $100 million for proposed Metra extension into Kendall county"
  22. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    According to the Pace homepage, 304 and 326 won’t go away until a yet-undetermined date in August. Only 209 Saturday service is being cut this June.
  23. Random Metra

    ABC7 article says the body was found today “about 3.5 miles downstream” from the bridge.
  24. Red & Purple Modernization Project (RPM)

    Sun-Times: RPM project will require Berwyn, Lawrence stations to be closed for three years.
  25. Random Metra

    Initially it wasn’t clear, but now the Metra spokespeople are saying the missing person was hit by the train.