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  1. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    Why haven't #1026 & #1027 migrated to FG from 79th? Where the imprecision occurs is in the 1370s, 1550s, & 1590s at FG. There are some buses missing, and we do not know where they are. Tangentially, it seems to me that 79th does not like to run its (Nova) 7900 buses. On Math22's tracker, look at the 7900s series [general] and notice how few of the ones assigned to 79th garage are out. Operators seem to have a strong preference for the New Flyers. (#8 Halsted is the key route to inspect.)
  2. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I have photographs of #8349 on #77 Belmont and #8345 on #91 Austin. I can confirm that, although I did not get a picture of the front windshield (I did not know this bus would arrive at this stop on this route.), there were no garage decals in either of them.
  3. CTA Bus Tracker Including Pace

    The technology is already here. The amber BustRacker display @ Cicero and the Eisenhower shows arrival times for southbound CTA and Pace buses. It would definitely help if one was waiting for a southbound bus at Harlem and North Aves (which has included me), and pondering if the next bus was a #90, #307, or #318?
  4. CTA Bus Garage Rosters Version 2.0

    I am sorry to read about the routes these garages may run. But they shouldn't re-edife anything -v superb hurb superb hould etcalur.
  5. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

  6. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    #8326 is on route #71 on Red Line "L" station.
  7. Philadelphia | SEPTA

    For all you motor coach maniacs, here is a post about a new motor bus route being institituted on SEPTA (notice how its run number is sufficiently messed up).
  8. 8325-Series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    8343, 8344, 8345, and 8349 are still running on FG routes. (8349 is running on 86 Narragansett/Ridgeland, which is in my vista, a route which doesn't need new[er] buses.) 8342 is on Route #111.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Look at the run number on that bus. "0000"? I've seen a few Forest Glen buses running with run number "999" the past few days. Maybe this is part of the snag?
  10. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    When North Park garage was constructed and opened, it was the garage for all the Authority's Propane buses. Propane buses were discontinued in 1975. The area where the propane buses were refuelled could be converted to hold the CNG tanks.
  11. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The 3200s with the running boards for the (now-removed) pantographs cannot be sent to the Blue Line due to the restricted dimension of a train in the Kennedy Expressway median, and the Kimball Ave. subway.
  12. CTA buses to go all electric by 2040?

    I have to believe that CTA is monitoring Pace's use of Compressed Natural Gas buses. Particularly, on the #349 (south) Western route. Perhaps the Authority's alternate fuel vehicles will be CNG rather than electric.
  13. The Breakdown Thread

    I can't top the most recent three responses. But, I was on 6871 [a ghost bus] on #77 Belmont earlier today. We passed a sitting, flashing 1804 also on Belmont (& Kilpatrick). I'm pretty certain this one will be remedied.
  14. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Manual checking of Byron's busfinder page reveals all twenty-five new, new Novas were assigned to Forest Glen garage, but most have since been sent to 103rd St. Maths22's database has not yet been revised.
  15. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I am puzzled by the lack of a rear window in these remaining 25 buses. https://chitransit.org/topic/3636-is-it-just-me-or-a-discussion-on-bus-design/?do=findComment&comment=97599 Although, it could be the reason for its elimination is so passengers cannot look out the rear and notice the pack of buses bunching behind them.