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  1. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    CTA always considered 8A (42B) to connect with 79/Red. In the 1960's the standard for connecting was two city blocks, so 74 Fullerton was a legitimate connection to the L at old Logan Square.
  2. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    About 2016 they took one of the ex 9400 training buses that had been out back and brought it over to the shop area. Nothing came of that, possibly because it had a bad engine. But there was at least a thought to have a 5307 historical bus.
  3. Random CTA

    There are things stowed away at West Shop that hardly ever see the light of day...
  4. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    8A is considered to connect with Red at 79th. 26 connects downtown. Non-rush 28 does not, rush does. 171, 172, 111A no rail connections.
  5. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    If you mean 4323, it's a goner for sure. 8 800's and 905 there. Those Flx's might be there 20 years... See any work buses? Should still be several 5307's, a 3700, maybe something else also?
  6. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Vegas has 100% driver operated doors. Cameras let driver see what is going on at rear door (s). Schedule keeping is not a problem as schedules are VERY slow to begin with, with buses frequently sitting 2-3 minutes at time points. Wright Street Cars are indeed artics. They have no farebox and no way to install one, so they are only used on the Strip Express which is pre-pay only. Used to be also used on Boulder Hwy and N Las Vegas Blvd when they were pre-pay routes, but no longer. 60 of them are way more than Strip Express needs, but there is nowhere else to use them.
  7. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Old 82 started in 1930 between Peterson and Lawrence, extended to Logan Square in 1934 when street built Addison to Diversey. Old 82A started 1941 Wrightwood to 26th. Kedzie north of Milwaukee was streetcar, to thru bus 1949. N California started 1946, thru routed 1956.
  8. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Just to tell you guys how other cities use artics, in Las Vegas they are used at random, as most runs do trips on multiple routes, so you are liable to see artics anywhere except on the Strip, which is all double deck and wright streetcars.
  9. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    111A shuttle to 103rd gar as of 4/2. Finally becoming useful.
  10. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Ogden had transit service for over 100 years. Ogden used to be a major commercial street, solid storefronts. That all went away in the 1950's-60's. Ogden is mostly vacant lots and a few abandoned buildings west of Douglas Park. Service was cut and cut in the 70's and 80's because the buses were almost totally empty. Finally it was given up on as hopeless. Elston was the same way. Once the industries along Elston closed, service shrank to nothing. Remember that the last major new territory CTA extended bus service to was around Higgins and East River, and that was back in 1973. Everything since has been minor or subsidised.
  11. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Ogden had transit service for over 100 years. Ogden used to be a major commercial street, solid storefronts. That all went away in the 1950's-60's. Ogden is mostly vacant lots and a few abandoned buildings west of Douglas Park. Service was cut and cut in the 70's and 80's because the buses were almost totally empty. Finally it was given up on as hopeless. Elston was the same way. Once the industries along Elston closed, service shrank to nothing. Remember that the last major new territory CTA extended bus service to was around Higgins and East River, and that was back in 1973. Everything since has been minor or subsidised.
  12. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Ogden had transit service for over 100 years. Ogden used to be a major commercial street, solid storefronts. That all went away in the 1950's-60's. Ogden is mostly vacant lots and a few abandoned buildings west of Douglas Park. Service was cut and cut in the 70's and 80's because the buses were almost totally empty. Finally it was given up on as hopeless. Elston was the same way. Once the industries along Elston closed, service shrank to nothing. Remember that the last major new territory CTA extended bus service to was around Higgins and East River, and that was back in 1973. Everything since has been minor or subsidised.
  13. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Ogden had transit service for over 100 years. Ogden used to be a major commercial street, solid storefronts. That all went away in the 1950's-60's. Ogden is mostly vacant lots and a few abandoned buildings west of Douglas Park. Service was cut and cut in the 70's and 80's because the buses were almost totally empty. Finally it was given up on as hopeless. Elston was the same way. Once the industries along Elston closed, service shrank to nothing. Remember that the last major new territory CTA extended bus service to was around Higgins and East River, and that was back in 1973. Everything since has been minor or subsidised.
  14. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Marquette had buses for many years. Originally Stony Island to St Louis, after 1941 downtown to St Louis via Michigan-Garfield-Loomis-Marquette, after 1953 Loomis/63 to Kostner. Ended early 90's.
  15. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Back circa early-50's 44 and the old 15-Canal/Wacker were going to be thru-routed. Signs were installed on buses (there were RACINE-CANAL-WACKER side signs until 1969), and even transfers were printed. But at the last moment cancelled.
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