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  1. As of June 15, 4300,7900,7901 not listed as active, but 804 is...
  2. 4300 seems to be like 7900. 7900 has spent much of its life at Greenwood, but apparently has been used in service time to time.
  3. Seems to be the pattern at most systems now. Orders are do large compatibility with older types does not matter. New York now keeps each type separate, which was not the case from 1948 thru late 80s when most were fully compatible and could and did run in mixed trains.
  4. Actually they have moved about the scrap pile several times over the years, last time about 2015.
  5. 4300 has been a training bus at Greenwood for several years now.
  6. Are the dozen or so wrecked Flxibles still at SS?
  7. 2nd row last one (ACF) should be cream and red. Only blue ones were Fords 4301-4309 that were delivered in ODT gray and painted before entering service to resemble the prewar PCCs. All other pre 1945 buses were red. After that mercury green, cream and swamp holly orange until 1950, then the cream and green we all remeber.
  8. City service you can probably get away with it. Hideously expensive, but then most unfunded mandates are, and CA has lots of them. Like the multi-engine switch engines UP and BNSF were forced to buy for local service in LA area about 10 years ago. Offloaded them the day the 10 year contract they had to sign to get state funding expired as they were basically maintenance intensive problems. So you can see state having to kick in for electric buses, which on their 12th birthday, to the day, get retired, as in 12 years certainly the "next generation" will be much better. No more buses hanging around 20-22 years as was common until 1990s.
  9. True - you increase standards too much and end up short of employees. ATC Nevada in Las Vegas fell into this trap early 2000's, got so picky and so quick to fire drivers they ended up with almost a 100% a year turnover. By 2006 had run thru the local "victim pool", and despite weekly new hire classes and constant advertising, could not get driver count much above 400, where 700 was needed to make schedule. Result was endless mandatory overtime, which just caused burnout and low morale, which contributed to the high turnover. From what I gather this situation persisted until Keolis and MV took over with new, more lenient, management.
  10. CTA received the 6th Proterra Electric bus in January 2020. All 6 standard pilot buses have completed the post-delivery inspection. Open items identified during the inspection are currently being addressed. 3 more pilots are expected by end of 2020 or early 2021. 14 production level buses are expected at the end of 2021.
  11. 6400 departures 2019. Have complete list if needed. Bus Number AFR Date Removed Sold To 6440 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6454 34014 18-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6465 34014 26-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6478 34014 20-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6493 34014 25-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6505 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6506 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6538 34014 19-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6578 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6602 34014 20-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6619 34014 12-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6637 34014 19-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6729 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6743 34014 21-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6754 34014 21-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6796 34014 1-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6797 34014 12-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6815 34014 18-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6828 34014 1-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6830 34014 22-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6855 34014 22-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6857 34014 25-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6872 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6881 34014 26-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management 6428 34014 16-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6430 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6433 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6481 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6483 34014 3-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6489 34014 2-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6490 34014 21-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6502 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6508 34014 10-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6511 34014 3-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6512 34014 7-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6566 34014 15-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6608 34014 20-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6642 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6650 34014 6-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6654 34014 20-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6719 34014 29-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6740 34014 8-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6753 34014 17-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6777 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6788 34014 29-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6852 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management 6403 33635 27-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6415 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6422 34014 29-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6436 34014 27-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6437 34014 28-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6504 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6517 34014 29-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6521 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6526 34014 28-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6528 34014 26-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6529 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6550 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6551 34014 22-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6555 34014 1-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6669 34014 26-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6785 34014 25-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6804 34014 22-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management 6879 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management 6407 33609 21-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6423 33635 18-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6426 33635 25-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6427 34014 10-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6471 34014 14-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6496 34014 18-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6501 34014 20-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6514 33635 11-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6520 34014 11-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6572 34014 17-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6688 33909 17-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6708 34014 25-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6752 34014 13-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6760 34014 27-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6762 34014 10-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6766 34014 24-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6840 33798 24-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6853 33798 19-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6864 34014 14-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6876 34014 19-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management 6883 33798 21-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
  12. You bet NFIL wants that order. There won't be many more once the current batch of grants are done.
  13. What is happening is more that a lot of artics being used for rush hour express trippers are going into all-day service on local routes. More standard buses will now be used rush only.
  14. Cities that run artics on local routes have very slow schedules on those routes. Under current riding levels, dwell times lot less of an issue. If riding picks up (and there is a lot of reason to believe that will be a long time), artics will have to be redeployed again.
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