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  1. 755/855 Expansion Coming Forthwith.

    That might have been 6977 you saw. I saw it in Bolingbrook around 6:15pm tonight done for the day and heading to the garage. It was definitely was a different looking bus than the others, it probably just started this week.
  2. Pace Bus Moves

    Look at Webwatch now, it's on Route #850.
  3. Pace Bus Moves

    2610 has also moved to River. It's on the #540 right now on Webwatch.
  4. Pace Bus Moves

    Regarding 2701, yes it was stopped at Yorktown for about 3 minutes before it headed back west on 22nd. 2730: I just realized that is one of the buses that runs 709, 711, or 715. It probably was coming from Addison.
  5. Pace Roster

    I'm just now looking at this: In the picture with the old MCIs, there's what appears to be a 2005 Nabi on the junk line all the way to the far right next to 6907. Pace831, did you happen to catch this and determine what bus this is?
  6. Pace Bus Moves

    Could this be the beginning of the end for the 6600s at River and they're moved somewhere else or retired? Interesting. I also noticed 3 strange sightings last Wednesday. In the Glen Ellyn area, came across #2814 running the #895 around 5:30pm with not a single person on it on I-355. Is that normal for those buses to run on 355 when they are empty? Then, about 2 hours later, came across #2730 heading to a garage on Roosevelt Road, also in Glen Ellyn. Isn't that bus at River? Then, an hour later, #2701 was running "not in service" on 22nd street in Lombard heading to Yorktown Mall. I followed it to see if it was going to change to a route that would've shocked us all as that bus is from FV, but then it left Yorktown and headed back West on 22nd street, continuing to state "not in service." It wasn't a training bus and only one driver was on board from what I saw. Not sure what to make of that either.
  7. Pace Roster

    6250 on this list is a surprise. This was once a Joliet bus, then West, then finally South. Surprising that as of right now, only 9 6162s are scrapped. But given Pace831 reporting that more CNGs arrived at Chandler, that number will increase significantly soon.
  8. Pace Roster

    West has always been known to take very good care of their buses, South doesn't. Case in point, when I saw 6193 the other day on the 352, it was loud and the blue covering was peeling off very badly. I was surprised to see it out to be honest. So the Orions still active at West is nothing new (or the few remaining at NW for that matter) and it looks like South needs to keep the 2005 Nabis right now to manage the transition till the rest of the 17500s get in.
  9. Pace Roster

    Checking Webwatch during the 5pm rush yesterday, these 6162s and 6600s were not out at South based on the latest roster there: 6162, 6163, 6165-66, 6171-72, 6176, 6178-6181, 6183-84, 6187, 6190-91, 6193 (this bus I physically saw last Saturday so I know it's still around), 6194, 6196-98, 6200-6202, 6205, 6207 (wonder if this is still a Sox wrapped bus), 6209, 6212, 6215, 6221, 6241 (saw this one physically on Saturday also), 6245, 6250. 6600s - 6622, 6642, 6646, 6649, 6663, 6676. Think it's safe to assume that 6245 and 6250 are still out there, they're newer than the rest. Some of these obviously would be spares (every single 15500 and 17500 were out yesterday including 17528), but I'd wonder if this is the beginning of the end for most of these buses? Edit: 6646, 6649, 6181, & 6207 are out today (Friday 7/14 at 5:30 rush). Surprisingly, no 6245 or 6250. Interesting.
  10. Pace Bus Moves

    6664 & 6668 have moved from South to North. Probably means some 6600s (or maybe some 6220s) are retiring. North is usually a final resting place for buses.
  11. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    Last time I saw 2760 about 2 weeks ago, it was still wrapped, but I haven't seen it or 2764 lately in person. Wonder if paint was peeling off when it was unwrapped?
  12. Posted Stops Only

    Looks like Pace is really ramping up the Posted Stops Only. A slew of them go into effect on June 11th or 12th: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notices.asp
  13. Shuttle Bugs

    Looks like Route 465 is saved: http://www.pacebus.com/sub/schedules/route_notice_detail.asp?Notice_ID=6526
  14. Here's the press release from IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/about_ikea/newsitem/040616_construction-on-distribution-center
  15. New Express Routes Coming Soon.

    Where are they gonna get these buses from?