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BusOps last won the day on July 10 2016

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  1. Circle Line Revisited via Amazon

    We’re not getting the Amazon HQ2. Fox 32 just reported on it briefly tonight that it was going to Virginia somewhere and that Amazon will officially announce it after the midterms.
  2. More Bus Moves

    The 8300’s were not loaned to Chicago for the 4th of July. FG was helping out Chicago for the heavy passenger load. FG operators, FG buses, all pulled out of FG to start Route 66.
  3. 3091 yard move

    This TMC was at FG for awhile before being at Skokie Shops. Unit number is TI-2
  4. Clever device question

    Yes there is an option in the Clever Device to change the destination for short turns, but it is not something that can be done swiftly as you put it. So alot of operators don't cause it's easier just to tell people verbally and get back on schedule.
  5. Clever device question

    If the engine is restarted right away the display won't turn back on. The only thing the driver did wrong was he should of waited for about a minute before restarting. On the new Novas this doesn't have to be done.
  6. Fall Pick 2016

    Sunday September 4th is when the new schedule goes into effect.
  7. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    This is correct cause all of the New Flyers at FG have a manufacturer date of 2006 on the rating plate.
  8. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Mechanical wise when you hear the whine noise pitch up is when it goes into temporary neutral, which that's where it's suppose to stay, when you hear the whine noise pitch down that's when it engages into drive.
  9. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    That noise you hear is the transmission kicking in and out of natural. It's suppose to go into temporary neutral when the bus comes to a complete stop with the brake pedal applied. Hence why the bus is rocking back and forth.
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    You guys do realize that the fare boxes that CTA uses on the new buses are not new boxes. They refurbish them , if needed, when they pull them off a retiring bus. Otherwise they just put the boxes straight on a new or another bus that is having a fare box problem.
  11. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I think that would be an excellent idea to do. Give those operators at 103rd a real reason to complain about raggedy old buses. ? Ship all the remaining old Novas to them. ?
  12. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    That has never been true about the bus not going into gear if the partition wasn't closed. That operator was telling you a story. Which unfortunately alot of them do that to the public. The other operator who had the partition open at Jeff Park is causing a very hazardous condition for the public and I wish a supervisor would of caught him/her doing so and would of put a stop to it.
  13. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    How long had FG been under the curse of having the worst fleet in service? Cause the compliments were flowing last night on #8247 when it was on 81W. One lady praised all the extra stop request buttons it has and even said that it's alot nicer than even Paces newer buses. Didn't hear any complaints about the seats either.
  14. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Darn it I missed it. Kind of curious what was said about the situation. But understand rules must be followed. If I have any more information about the seats I'll pass it on.
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