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  1. Pace Breakdown Thread

    I reported back in October that #6281 broke down southbound on the 307 at Harlem & 43rd. It just began blowing a whole ton on white smoke making leaving no visibility behind its path and the engine shut off.
  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The Green Line is only crowded between Roosevelt and Ashland/Lake and it has 6 cars. Why can't the Pink? Pink Line trains do stay packed until it hits Damen or Western during evening rush
  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It could be just some spare cars that are on hold. 54th Ave yard has a set or two of 2600s parked in the yard
  4. 3200-series - Rehabs

    Same here, I agree. 3200s and 2600s on the Blue should be separate. Brown can do whatever they want
  5. 3200-series - Rehabs

    Why not update the end signs, though? Might as well do that as well
  6. Pace 2019 Budget

    Route 304 used to have good ridership until Pace made a whole bunch of cuts to it making it destined to fail. Ridership used to be in the thousands if you look at data from rtams.org
  7. Pace 2019 Budget

    And wasn't route 312 only from Harlem + Ogden and 31st St?
  8. Pace 2019 Budget

    I'd say at least make it a Pulse route. Have it make limited stops. I wouldn't say it would serve just three or four people but I guess the only way to find out is if Pace were to conduct a study along Ogden and Pershing Roads. I wouldn't say this is urgent but hopefully this could be an idea that can be used in the future.
  9. Pace 2019 Budget

    By the way, there are no sidewalks on Pershing between Central Ave (Morton College) and Cicero Ave
  10. Pace 2019 Budget

    Nah nah nah, why don't you analyze the route suggestion for a second? It's a direct connection to Midway from Downer's Grove via Lyons and Stickney. Not only that but it could greatly serve for a good variety of reasons. 1. To go to Midway from Stickney and South Berwyn, or even just to go to Cicero Avenue right now can be a hassle since one has to walk all the way to Harlem, take 307, take 62H, and the whole trip would take about 45mins including waiting times. Could vary depending on the traffic. A direct route to Midway from the North side of I-55 and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal can help with easier access to the airport, the Orange Line, and other CTA and Pace bus routes. 2. There is no bus service between LaGrange Road and around Downer's Grove along Ogden Avenue. By adding the route I am suggesting (not imaginary since you hate the word, @Busjack), this would serve many of the residential areas in that service gap between routes 722 and 302. There are businesses crossing I-294 into DuPage County people, possibly even senior citizens, should be able to have access to. 3. To access Cicero Avenue just to head south on Cicero from South Berwyn / south side of Town of Cicero, one has to take a Pace route north to Cermak, take 21 and transfer to 54B. Seems like a ridiculous travel pattern. Pershing Road NEEDS A BUS to transport people along the industrial part of Pershing between Morton College and Cicero Ave. There is a Wal-Mart on Cicero and 33rd as well.
  11. Annual CTA Holiday Train

    The Holiday Train now features LED signs that replaced the ones that are usually on the sides of the train. The interior now has a red floor as well. Photos are taken from the Chicago Tribune
  12. Pace 2019 Budget

    Route 312 just took Ogden from Harlem to 31st Street. That was really it. This new routing would serve businesses along Ogden Ave from Downers Grove, Brookfield, La Grange, Lyons. And it would serve South Berwyn and Stickney along Pershing to provide a connection to Cicero Av, 54B, and Midway Airport. I'd say it is worth it
  13. Pace 2019 Budget

    @busjack My imaginary route does not take Ogden past Harlem like the 312 used to do. It would merge on to Pershing Road/39th St and serve the border of Berwyn and Stickney. Then, it would make a right on Cicero Ave making limited stops along Cicero to the Midway Orange Line
  14. Pace 2019 Budget

    What if Pace made a route from the Downers Grove-Main Street Metra to Midway Airport via Main St, Ogden Ave, Pershing Road, and Cicero Ave? I feel like many people would benefit from this since it will connect businesses and residences along Ogden Ave and it will give residents of Berwyn and Stickney a closer East-West route to connect to other major streets easier such as Harlem or Cicero. It would also provide direct access to and from the Midway Orange Line. Any opinions?
  15. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Damn I had no idea. But what happened to Archer Garage?