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  1. Yeah, they most likely won't start out on the Blue due to track conditions like you said. However, if the CTA changed its mind about waiting for the city to restructure the Eisenhower and went ahead with track upgrades, they might be able to complete them before the production models begin delivery (after the year-long testing of the prototypes are complete). But yeah, that's unlikely so they'll probably start out on orange or brown. Side thought; I'm not entirely sure how severe the track conditions are, will the prototypes even be able to test on the forest park branch or would damage occur over a longer period of time? Thanks
  2. It still has the short window in the same spot, on each car the short window is on the left side of the car at the non-cab end and the right side at the cab end.
  3. Testing has begun! Here's car 7006 with (presumably) its mate 7005 on the test tracks outside CRRC in Hegewisch. Sorry about the quality, wanted to get it posted here asap.
  4. Did you notice whether they were playing on exterior announcement systems?
  5. Flxibles, I think he meant he saw them several years back
  6. There's at least two on the property now, and they're currently somewhere in the inspection/acceptance phase.
  7. Where did you hear that?
  8. I highly doubt that, considering there haven't been more than two Novas assigned to Kedzie at once.
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    Bus Route Tracker

  10. Followup, 8205 is also apparently running out of Kedzie, or maybe it's still out of Chicago and that glitch is occurring again...
  11. And now 8248 is at K. This is now the third Nova to visit Kedzie, with only one being there at a time. I wish we could get confirmation on what's going on, this seems like something more than just training...
  12. So I guess this confirms the Proterra order was for only 20 buses rather than 45.
  13. "1289 but someone by 79th red line" isn't very helpful information
  14. They're in no need for any buses at all at the moment, I'm just saying when the time eventually comes for another order, Gillig could be considered as well as El Dorado, Flyer, etc.
  15. Yeah, the earliest of that number group. Later ones aren't going anywhere yet (so I guess there's still a chance for Pace Gilligs).
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    CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    There's a Nova in the heritage fleet? Or do you mean the community bus?
  17. I'm aware of that, I just was taken by surprise when he said those Novas were for CTA
  18. He meant the two Proterras on the property, one wrapped in a Proterra Demo livery and one blank white. 701 is back and still having work done. Probably still has its blue wrap but I'm not sure.
  19. 700 caught fire. I guess it's possible that 701 did as well but no one has mentioned such an event
  20. Wrap is really peeling, and there's definitely been some new equipment added to the roof...
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