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  1. Javi78

    More Bus Moves

    I had to take that run to work yesterday and 1891 appeared as 4339 on the tracker.
  2. Oh okay, will the new novas coming next year be like the 7900s in design or will it be an upgraded 2021 version?
  3. I heard about that fire but I didn’t know that was the reason.
  4. Why did the novas get pulled this time? It was very sudden kind of like how the 6000s were pulled. One day I saw novas on the 80, 78 and 81 then started seeing a bunch of new flyers that were recently at NP and some from K.
  5. It would be really hard to run artics on the 9 no matter what, that right hand turn off Ashland on to Irving park on the NB 9 is a difficult turn for just a 40 foot bus. Sometimes its next to impossible for drivers to clear that turn.
  6. I ride the 50 Damen a lot for work and when I was back in high school I use to the ride to school and I’m in my fourth year of college, I’m still getting the same driver that I had since freshman year of high school lol. He’s probably been on the route even longer than that, he only drives that route and has been driving that route for 8+ years lol.
  7. I’ve always heard that bus drivers pick their routes but what happens when no bus driver wants to drive a certain route? Like a bus route that goes down a rough street like 79th, will the garage assign drivers to that route just to have drivers on that route?
  8. Do any of you think NP will ever get 4000s artics back? How did the garages decide which artics go where? With Kenzie and Chicago being so close in proximity, why didn’t Kedzie send it’s artics to Chicago and NP send it’s 4300s to 77th since they aren’t as broken in as the 4000s artics? How do the bus drivers at 77th and Chicago feel about driving artics?
  9. Do you think the garages should move the 7900s and 8000s around to even mileage like for instance 77th sends a handful of 7900s to FG for a handful of 8200s-8300s that way the 7900s get some downtime at FG and operate on lighter routes and better roads while the 8200s-8300s get their use. Same thing with 8000s from 74th, send a handful to FG for some of FGs novas or send them to NP for some new flyers. Would that help maintenance wise?
  10. From what I’ve seen on here about the 7900s, it sounds like they’re a very problematic fleet. I have a feeling the 7900s are going to have a premature service life. I don’t think they’re going to last as long as the 6400s, I don’t even think they’ll last as long as the 4000 series artics which are 11-12 years old. I don’t see the 7900s making 10 years, so here’s a scenario what happens if the 7900s get so bad that all of them have to be taken out of service like the Nabis? If CTA can’t get enough buses to replace the 7900s, how does it work with the buses it currently has if it’s short 450 bus
  11. Javi78

    CTA 'L' Rosters

    I forgot about CTA trying to coordinate forest park with IDOT, hopefully it can be done by the time of the 7000s delivery. It wouldn’t be good for the blue line to get the red lines 5000s because the blue line is another heavy line like the red line and it’s bad to put cars that already have the wear and tear and mileage on the blue line.
  12. Javi78

    CTA 'L' Rosters

    The smartest thing for CTA to do with the L car rosters would be to get right on with upgrading the blue line power systems for AC cars ASAP, the blue line needs to get the newest equipment to avoid another 2600 situation. The brown line should the rest of its 3200s to the blue line (with the exception of 3441-3458 because the roof boards can’t fit in the kimball subway and the blue line doesn’t want to mix 3200s and 2600s in the same sets.) and the brown line become all 2600s then when the 7000s get delivered, they need to go to the blue line right away and fully equip the blue line first the
  13. What bus routes do you think are the roughest or have the most crime in the CTA?
  14. Javi78

    More Bus Moves

    Why is it taking so long to retire the 6400s? It’s taking six years to replace 484 buses, when it only took 3 or 4 years to retire 3 and a half bus series which were the 4400s, 5300s, 5800s and 6000s. If CTA is having this hard of a time retiring 484 buses, it’s going to be a disaster retiring the 1000s, that’s going to be a 20 year retirement lol. What is CTA doing, I’ve always hated the 6400s the entire time they’ve been in service, they sound like garbage trucks and they look weird. Why does a bus sound like a garbage truck lol? What would CTA do in the worst case scenario of the 6400s just
  15. Javi78

    More Bus Moves

    With NP losing all hybrid artics, the bus drivers on the south side out of 77th and 103rd drive the hybrid artics faster than NP, NP drivers were always timid when driving artics. What is that sound that the hybrid buses make when they go fast then stop or slow down? The last few times I’ve rode a hybrid artic on the 146 I was disappointed that I didn’t hear that sound when the bus was approaching Michigan Ave off of Lakeshore Drive. I like the hybrid buses make that sound when they’re going fast then slow down or brake. Every time I rode the 6 or J14 the artics would be speeding down a stree
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