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rvwnsd last won the day on December 20 2017

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    A tie between 1960's Flxible New Look, MAN Articulated, and MAN Americanas

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  1. Forgive the dumb question from the expat-Chicagoan, but what is so interesting about this picture?
  2. CTA certainly did a great job improving on an already great bus terminal. Looking forward to my next visit so I can see it in person. PS: I remember when it opened. Now I feel old knowing that was almost 50 years ago. šŸ˜ÆšŸ˜Š
  3. That's the funniest thing I heard all day. Thanks for the laugh!
  4. Just checked the Pace website and saw that bids have been awarded to NFI and ElDorado.
  5. One of the best transit-related headlines...ever: CTA ā€˜Lā€™ cars mate for life, like swans. Not a particularly insightful article, but the last line made it worthwhile for me.
  6. Another advantage is they give people on this forum something to argue about.
  7. Apologies for the slight diversion off topic, but I liked the speedline logo better than the coin.
  8. Additionally, a Forest Park branch renewal needs to be timed around IDOT's Eisenhower widening plans. Although the US DOT has approved the project, no funding has been committed to that project. That being said, the Illinois Medical District and UIC/Halsted stations have been (or are being) rebuilt. Regarding the attention paid to the O'Hare branch, this article from transitchicago.com provides a synopsis of the reasons why the O'Hare branch is getting attention. A quick review of the most recent ridership report (see pages 14 and 15) indicates that the O'Hare branch serves more riders on a Sunday than the Forest Park Branch serves on an average weekday. As of October, 2018 the O'Hare Branch served 22,424,964 riders while the Forest Park branch served 7,303,145 riders. The Belmont station, in particular, had 1,298,661 entries as of October 31, 2018 and O'Hare had 3,340,008. The closest Forest Park branch station is UIC/Halsted, which logged 1,429,944 entries.
  9. "Do we trade them in or something?" "Why, yes, we do. Not only that, but New Flyer is offering $1,500 cash back, zero percent financing for twelve years, and a beer cooler!"
  10. When the O'Hare extension first opened I used it to commute to DePaul's Loop campus and at least once a week we would get stuck because someone would jump on the tracks. One day when a jump occurred a lady shouted out "G** d*****, this one better be dead."
  11. Good pranks look legit. If you type the URL displayed in the pic into a the address bar of a browser the browser will navigate to the legitimate alert, which looks like this: Also, notice that in the legitimate alert the route numbers are in numerical order. In the OP's screen shot, 53 Pulaski displays after 65 Grand (it should display after 50 Damen) and 157 Streeterville/Taylor displays before 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express (it should display after 156 LaSalle).
  12. I believe this is the April Fool's version of the Spring schedule changes. Pulaski extended to Devon/Kedzie and extension of the Lincoln Ave bus are the giveaways.
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  14. The Gillig Phantom also had the slanted driver's-side window.
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