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  1. From the sounds of things so far, outside of @Busjack's point about the 422 still serving it, CTA will still provide service during weekday rush periods through the 54A until such time that route is replaced by Pace's future 641 Edens BOS route.
  2. More Bus Moves

    Or it could have been a loaner to 74th. Remember the 49 is shared between NP and 74th. So when seeing a bus on that route you have to be careful to either get the run number or observe what other routes it may have been on in the days close to that day observing the bus on the 49. The F sticker still being on the windshield is meaningless after a recent move to a different garage as it sometimes takes garages several weeks to update garage stickers. And unless you're working in CTA bus operations or have a telepathic link to someone who does, you don't know that and can't say what moves will happen when fall pick changes and reassigments get implemented.
  3. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    And taking into account those older Novas that might have been sitting in the yard as spares, that still makes the 90-plus total count fairly accurate.
  4. 6400-series Nova LFS - Updates & Retirements

    Unless you can inform us what CTA's bus operations division replaced some old Novas with, the 90-some older Novas is pretty accurate.
  5. Ouch! Wreck photos!

    Looking at the fleet number and looking at how CTA no longer runs buses in Blue Island with the 49A being dead for five and a half years, I think you meant to say the crash was ON Blue Island, meaning the roadway and not in which would suggest Blue Island the town.
  6. Random CTA

    Also the other motivation behind the rehabs of the 2600s was that they ran into issues of Chicago's sometimes heavy snows getting sucked into the motor components and burning them out. I remember the news stories of the time of rail commuters being hit with huge delays on the Red and Blue Lines because so many train consists that used 2600s were breaking down at the height of rush hour in such large numbers because of snow in the motors.
  7. Ouch! Wreck photos!

    That might help explain the approximate 30 minute delay I ran into waiting for an X49 yesterday afternoon at about that time. 1413 was in the lineup among the buses listed as next buses that were going to approach my stop. I thought it strange that when I got on my first bus to get to Western it said 1413 and a couple others were to to be at my stop on Western in the next approximately 24 minutes, which would have given me a 5 minute cushion wait time upon reaching Western factoring in the wait time for my first bus and the travel time to reach Western and then getting to wait time jumps back up to about 25 minutes from what should have been only 5 after I got to Western. That then creeped up to 30. It's very unfortunate that the driver of the car didn't survive the accident.
  8. More Bus Moves

    Okay but we weren't talking about 1030 in that instant. We were speaking on 1028, 1032 and 1033 which you mentioned still had the "3" stickers from having just been at 103rd before the move to FG.
  9. More Bus Moves

    This is no surprise. There are plenty of instances across the system of newly transferred buses sporting the garage sticker of their previously assigned garage for at least a couple of weeks before the new garage finally swaps the stickers.
  10. Random CTA

    Given what happened Monday morning, that would be a yes.
  11. Random CTA

    You got it. The notice for when they move the construction to the other side of the street tomorrow and detour southbound buses only is also similarly incorrectly worded. That one says Warren when it should say Washington. The construction was work that was being done looked to be viaduct work underneath the Metra tracks passing over Western between Fulton and Hubbard. So Fulton or Lake (due to the Green Line structural supports being at the curbs at that stretch going eastward) would have been viable options if not for the fact that both have been closed off to vehicle traffic just to the west of Damen for a few weeks. At any rate, this actually confused a couple of operators because their reroute instructions had this same mistake, and the X49 I was on and the local 49 that was following both blew past Warren only to find that Washington is one way westbound and not eastbound crossing Western. So they had no choice but to continue on heading north and at the Metra viaduct slowing squeeze past on the southbound side of the viaduct, the action the powers involved in the construction work wanted to avoid happening by virtue of contacting CTA and requesting buses be rerouted in the first place.
  12. Random CTA

    The proofreaders of CTA notices strike again. Who can catch the flaw in this reroute notice? Temporary Reroute #49 Western #X49 Western Express Mon, Jun 25 9am to 4pm or completion How does this affect my trip? Northbound #49 and #X49 buses will operate via Western, Washington, Damen, and Grand, then resume their normal route on Western. Southbound buses are not affected. Allow extra travel time. Why is service being changed? Buses are rerouted due to construction.
  13. RTA Governance

    Pretty much my point as well. Not much changes really, so it doesn't seem like they will get much more money from this decision.
  14. RTA Governance

    I was just going to say, I thought it was already Illinois law that sales tax be charged on purchases made by Illinois residents. For the past few years, I've been paying sales taxes on every online purchase I've made.
  15. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Bringing my response to this observation to the proper topic, this and your earlier observations confirm that Kedzie only sent artics out on this route that first week and halfway into the second week that the 130 had been back when Kedzie did cover its service during these past few weeks.