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  1. Pace Bus Accidents

    http://wgntv.com/2018/06/18/9-injured-after-bolingbrook-bus-crash/ Moved the thread here. Interesting to see if #2749 comes back to service.
  2. Pace Bus Moves

    On top of that, when I was out and about yesterday, there were quite a few 2003 and 2005 NABIs out, which surprised me. Also, remember artthouwill's post indicating he spoke to a bus driver who indicated that more El Dorados were coming due to the fact they were short buses at West. The 6300 El Dorados are 6 years old, maybe going thru mid-life rehab?
  3. New Eldorados?

    That's what I was figuring also, they are probably looking at these buses for shorter routes before sending them on the 877/888/890 and maybe the Amazon routes. I would think at least one bus per day would be out as tests before they all come out.
  4. Rosemont Circulator

    I can't imagine a heavy crowd for this so if a real bus is used, I'd think a 30 footer would be appropriate.
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    Is #8077 a goner after this: http://abc7chicago.com/boy-15-struck-by-bullet-on-cta-bus-in-chicago-lawn/3419909/
  6. New Eldorados?

    Yep....on Route 241 right now.
  7. Pace Bus Moves

    So far on Webwatch, no sign of 2611, 2612, 2618, 2623, 2624, 2625, and 2628. 3 notes of interests that may make me backtrack on the above: 1. #2826-2829 are also not out at the moment. 2. I really thought more buses would not be out from this list, but the more I think about it, Route #532 #534, #676 and #685 do not put buses out there at least 5pm. That's 6 buses not accounted for (1 each for 532/534 and 2 each for 676/685).
  8. Posted Stops Only

    Yep. New signed up and down Southwest Highway labeled as "C" trips.
  9. Pace Bus Moves

    I know I'm very late, but it's official: #2706 is now at FV. Probably time to look closely at the early #2600s that stay consistently out of service in the coming weeks to find out if any of them might be retired. You don't make this kind of a move unless there's increased service, more routes, or buses reach the end of it's useful life. A big telling clue is if #2704-2706 are out a lot as well as the #2826-2829 and the #2670s and #2680s that FV has. Since the chance of them being moved appear nil (unless Ravinia?), retirement seems to be the only logical conclusion.
  10. New Eldorados?

    Lots of 6600s and 6200s at Ravinia this year as Busjack stated. With the Ravinia schedule out now, they must be planning for big crowds this year. I'm sure I'll see a lot of them when I go there on 6/22.
  11. Pace Bus Moves

    #2705 is now at FV from NS. Saw it yesterday on Route 722. I'm starting to wonder whether some early #2600s at FV are retiring or they're on the move somewhere. I don't see the logic as to why #2704-2705 (and presumably #2706 eventually) would head to FV.
  12. Pace Roster

    Per the Roster List from 1/3/18, the 6 buses at West are 6612 (which was out on Wednesday), 6651 and 6652 (neither were out), 6666, 6669, and 6672 (66 and 72 were out, 69 was not). North may still have a couple of stragglers, but they may be relegated to spares. It's likely the rest have gone to South2 lot. There's also the chance some may make an appearance at Ravinia this year, but we'll have to wait until the season begins to find out.
  13. New Eldorados?

    We're seeing the end of the 6600s, perhaps everywhere. West still has 5 left, but only 3 of them are out as of now. South2 lot is probably flooded with 6600s and 6162s in the last week or two.
  14. New Eldorados?

    Many of the 6262s are starting to show it's age. I came across one of them on the 322 over the weekend and the paint on it is fading away and parts of it was peeling. Now, could Pace wrap these buses up like they did the 6162s until the next wave of El Dorados arrive, whenever that is? I doubt it as the main reason the 6162s were wrapped was to get away from the white/yellow scheme while keeping them running till retirement.
  15. New Eldorados?

    It's definitely getting close. Only 4 6600s are out at N right now: 6645, 6667, 6675, & 6680. Even the 6162s that were at North aren't out and schools just let out. More may show up, but it appears that the majority of the 6600s are probably toast and the 6162s are either toast or back at West by now.