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    GMC New Look - Flxible Metro - RTS - Orion I - Nova/MCI Classic
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  1. City needs more red light cameras... the only people that complain about red light cameras are the ones eating red lights.
  2. The last 10 will most likely to go NW, so that operators and mechanics can provide feedback...
  3. 5672 was the number I believe. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a restoration. If they can get 8499 running they can get this running.
  4. We've already seen the specs on 700/701, so if an order did happen my guess is the windows would look something like that. Only exception would be the passenger windows would be one-piece (no hopper window) similar to SEPTA specs.
  5. Fingers crossed for New Flyer 🤞
  6. Those early morning Fedex/UPS runs normally return to the garage for layover (this counts as the drivers lunch break, but more like breakfast). Those runs then go back out for the AM rush and could be interlined with anything. These runs are usually numbered in the low 100s (101, 102, 103), but some picks they were in the 300s.
  7. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/10/pace-barriers/
  8. Hope my post didn’t offend anyone, just my observation. I know you guys are hard workers when it comes to restoring and running the trains and trolley buses, but when its comes to diesel buses you can’t deny there have been some questionable moves in the past like the scrapping of MCTS 1925, a perfectly fine GM Fishbowl. Then theres 3177 (which I believe was given a fresh paint job some years back, then parked inside a barn) now its parked outside deteriorating.
  9. The rear door interlock should prevent the bus from moving if rear door is open. If someone tries to pull or push the door open after its locked, a bell will go off alerting the driver.
  10. Here is a photo of 131 in its current state (photos says January 2020), there's also a pic of a 5307 GM parked next to it. I wonder if they pulled parts off of these for 301 and 3706.
  11. Someone had posted a while back that one of the GMC 5307 training buses (BT-??) was considered but had some kind of mechanical issue and the restoration was called off. I would rather see them restore the CPD 5300 Flxible (which last I heard was sitting along the fence at 77th) or the CFD 6000. When CFD no longer needs 6163 it should go to CTA, not IRM, IRM tends to neglect their diesel powered buses and give more attention to their trolley buses. The last thing I would want to see is 6163 parked and slowly sink in to the ground.
  12. They look really good overall, the rear window with a full destination sign is something I'll have to get used too. I'm glad Pace finally installed driver shields, I wonder if thats why they were pressed into service.
  13. I wouldn’t be surprised if that superstitious person was Melinda Metzger. She has been at Pace since day one, and even before that, outlasting many Executive Directors. I believe she came from Nortran, along with other management heads at the time. One could say Nortran never died, Nortran management just took over the failing bus companies and renamed itself Pace. Nortran was not in a financial mess, unlike the other companies. I think this is why Pace HQ has always remained in the NW Suburbs...
  14. According to Maths22 tracker, 701 is currently on the #52A...
  15. I’m surprised these UPS routes still exist, I would’t be surprised if UPS were to privatize these routes in the future and hire a charter company full-time (similar to the many private shuttle operations in the Loop). I’d imagine it would be cheaper to hire a company like Aries vs. CTA/Pace especially when it comes to labor costs, this has been done many times recently, most recent was the #132 Goose Island (route still exists, just private buses now). Just out of curiosity, did your company use motor coaches or regular transits for this operation? For the UPS workers, a motor coach would be a nice upgrade.
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