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Everything posted by artthouwill

  1. Harlem seems to get a lot of the 6400s with an occasional New Flyer or 7900.
  2. Thelawbreakers. Law abiding citizens need not be afraid.
  3. Propane seems to act up in the cold. Its harder to fuel in extreme heat and extreme cold. You have to make sure the O ring around the fuel hole is snug and not broken. Otherwise the propane will leak or evaporate. I also don't know the size if the propane tanks in the buses, but you will get more mileage from the diesel fuel or even regular gas than propane. It use to ne way cheaper, but I think the difference in price between propane and diesel is not very large anymore. Same goes for CNG. Fueling propane is much slower in extreme cold and extreme heat.
  4. Scaring everyone with yout Vic?
  5. I'm not sure if they all will be Pulse buses. MILwaukee and Dempster combined don't need more than 29 to 25 buses. Halsted am, Harlem, and 95th Pulses are still 3 years away minimum. I believe Pace is heading toward BRT styling buses as evidenced by the New Flyers. Yet we still don't know for sure yet if these are CNG buses though that seems more probable than not.
  6. As far as 20506 to 29570, sre they CNG or are they diesel? If diesel, who knows where they will go. If CNG, they can only start at South, but could eventually wind ip in Wheeling. My understanding was that Wheeling was scheduled to open this summer.
  7. Some of the artics have rear doors operated by the driver as well. I've experienced this on the 4 and the 20. Prwpandemic, this wasn't the case. Wheb rides became free, that's when the artics started having rear doors operated by the driver. When CTA began collecting fares again, i don't know if some buses were adjusted back to the old way, but my experience has been buses left intact with the driver able to operate the rear door. Those doors are bigger and wider which may require more air which may add a second or two delay in the rear doors opening.
  8. The only thing is that its inconsistent. On some artics you have to press the yellow touch here stripe while other artics rear doors automatically open.. this is even true on Pace buses.
  9. I think the doors are air operated. If its really cold or the air lines are starting to freeze, it may affect the operation of the doors.
  10. For now, the order is for 40 ft buses as they are replacing 40-foot buses. When CTA decides to retire some srtics. They will probably replace them with artics.
  11. I don't know, but 6200s would make perfect sense. Also, 2000s, 3000s, 4000s,5000s, or 9000s would work also. I gmhope they don't switch to Pace:'so new numbering system.
  12. The article mentions converting buses to combustible natural gas so that seems to eliminate a bus swap with South. Since Pace only would need 105 buses operating from there, Pace could start implementing a conversion plan.
  13. Plainfield makes perfect sense. It could be a motor coach only garage or it could add the Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, and Westmont feeders should they ever return. Besides, Heritage is space constrained. I would like to see Pace use 45 ft motorcoaches instead of 40 ft coaches. Pace is behind the times
  14. Nashville was in the middle of a building boom downtown. They've had a population explosion in the last few years with a lot of Illinois transplants. I am looking too, but no plans yet.
  15. The original Kensington station had two island platforms and the station house wS a street level underneath the viaduct on 115th. Now the station house is in Front St north of 115th under the tracks. Those tracks were both originally SB but now one is SB and one is NB. The old NB island platform is gone and the original station house closed . Seemingly building the current station house didn't compromise the integrity of the tracks, though i imagine they used the other island platform until the current one was completed. .
  16. I need to revisit. I thought the tetminal was on the north side of the liquor store and the parking lot was south of there. It's been awhile and my memory may be off. That said, that type of stupidity isn't limited to the South Side. It's more on the South side because that's the biggest part of the city. Theres plenty of stupid on the West Side, even though that's the smallest section of the city. There's stupid on the densely populated North Side and even in the burbs there is plenty of stupidity
  17. I'm guessing that the 20300s are the 30 ft Eldorado EZ Riders, and the 20500s are Axxess buses. The question with the Axxess buses are whether they are diesel or CNG? If CNG, will they eventually head to Wheeling? How many CNGs are actually arriving?
  18. That might be the reason they said the new.station houses would be built on ground level. Instead of the current platform level . Halsted and Western on the BNSF, Gresham on the RI, Jedzie on the UP-W. Clybourn on the UP N and NW don't inspire as safe havens either.
  19. @garmon757 reported that all of Brown Lune 3200s, with the exception of the roof board 3200s would go to Blue to awP for 2600s. Orange is already 100% 2600s, and Brown would be nearly l 2600s.. being the first two lines to get the 7000s is very possible based on the track conditions on the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line. When it comes to CTA, nothing is certain until it happens.
  20. Long overdue. Not the safest of locations, hence low ridershop.
  21. I think the Halsted Pulse is closer to fruition, though i still don't know the exact timetable. I also can't seem to find in the 2021 budget any allocations for new buses, be it CNG or diesel. I do know if Pace deferred or changed (or canceled) the 2020 order for new EZ Riders.
  22. Maybe the best option is for S and NW to swap fleets. I think S still has their diesel tanks there. Future CNGs. If any, can always go to S. Also, NW and NS can swap some routes with 290, 226, 215, 250, and 270 and Oulse going to Evanston with 213, 234, 626 going to Wheeling. With routes like 241 disappearing. Wheeling may only need 200 buses for the immediate future.
  23. I saw 6843 on the 90 this morning.
  24. In the case of the 28 at Union Station, 103rd is a mighty long way to bring a bus. If its a.m. rush, should be easier to get a bus deadheading back to 193rd or a bus that would be stored downtown to swap.
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