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  1. Random CTA

    Um nope on that. North Park has 140 artics and does not need more for the umpteenth time whenever folks make that suggestion.
  2. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    From what I've been seeing every school day on the 49, the artics seen are for both Lane Tech and Clemente. They all head north to Berwyn terminal and then deadhead down Foster and LSD to do whatever runs needed on NP's LSD routes keeping in line with everyone else's observations that many of the school tripper artic runs are interlined with LSD routes or local routes that regular see artics.
  3. CTA bus simulator releasing soon

    Some other game shots from recent months:
  4. CTA bus simulator releasing soon

    I downloaded the beta version that's currently available and have been testing things out the last couple days. I must say so far I've been finding it quite a nice expansion upon the original Cayuga. You've really made this your own with what you've done with it so far. I also noticed the original developer did his own upgrade and update the original. Anyway here is a pic of my test drive on the X35 in your work.
  5. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Um did you not see @Busjack's point that PACE does not have the garage or transit center infrastructure available to accommodate artics? So this incessant proposing that CTA sell some to PACE even on a temporary basis is a nonstarter and just not going to happen no matter how many times you keep pushing it or how temporary you mention it would be.
  6. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    ART is Arterial Rapid Transit, which is basically the suburban analogy for BRT.
  7. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    On the point about the 8 and 9, yeah the higher numbers are more because folks are taking short rides to transfer to other routes that connect with the 9. And Sam alluded to my othet point that the return of the X9 has helped thin crowds down somewhat due to shorter dwell times to board and unload passengers. The 8 would need 77th to stop acting allergic to having artics assigned to it long enough for that route to see any artics. That would also apply to the 3, 4 and 79 as well since they also are assigned to 77th. And as XE New Flyer mentioned 65 doesn't run parallel to any L lines, but its numbers aren't up there to use artics all that efficiently. Also his point of selling some artics is a nonstarter for PACE because if it felt it had any need for artics it would have made direct purchases instead of any hypothetical second hand purchase from CTA.
  8. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    It hasn't been too bad actually whenever I've ridden the PM 136. But I will admit that the repaving work being done on LSD between Monroe and North Avenue has really mucked things up in recent weeks. I remember the Friday of that first week that work started caused traffic to back up so bad, that it took 20 mins for the bus to crawl from Upper Wacker/Columbus to the entrance ramp that LaSalle Express buses of either route usually take to enter the Drive. It was just our luck that supervisors had ended the detour up Michigan Avenue that was in place that day. The previous detour that was in place that experienced, the bus I was one breezed up Michigan by using the left lane the whole way through up to Delaware.
  9. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    And I believe you answered your own question of why can't CTA cut back the #3 at its north end and leave the service over to the #26 given that the #26 starts its express zone at Columbus/11th and therefore can't adequately replace service for those riders who are riding in to the Mag Mile from points between Roosevelt Road and 67th Street. Art pointed out the #26's service hours as being another important reason why it can't adequately replace the #3 along the Mag Mile.
  10. Random CTA

    Even though it says that CTA is making this move because Mars Wrigley notified them they would no longer reimburse CTA for the route, I'm actually not surprised that CTA is looking into making this move from the low ridership angle given how the few people on each bus operating as a 132 these days seem to a fraction of what was already a handful of passengers per bus I remember observing in the route's earlier years. That's coupled with the fact that during select pick changes in recent years, CTA has been gradually and quietly decreasing the number of full trips along the entire route to the point that on the website CTA doesn't even mention first bus/last bus service times for full trips any longer on the route's schedule page. It instead essentially treats the route as two separate routes under the same route number: 132 between Blackhawk/North Branch and Michigan/Congress and 132 between Clybourn Metra Station and Union Station.
  11. Random CTA

    Makes you wonder if the 2600s are starting to give enough trouble on the Blue Line to a degree of affecting service and making CTA feel a mixing of fleets on that line is necessary until the 7000s are in fact in service.
  12. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    I say proposals because there are community guidelines on the forum that say you need to identify traffic generators and other reasons you think there would be a justifiable demand for such a service change, given CTA's (and for that matter the other transit boards') limited resources. You're ignoring those guidelines and simply playing, let's fill in lines on a Google map with no real thought of how the buses will navigate some of these areas, given your clearly shown lack of knowledge of how given neighborhoods or the streets that flow through them are structured. Anthony Devera's point about the 44, just proved my point and that of the others who pointed out the same, that you're breaking community guidelines and simply playing let's fill in the grid. On Anthony's point about the 3, I highly doubt CTA meant the rerouting of the 12 from Museum Campus to 15th/Indiana as a replacement for the SB 3 being rerouted back to Michigan instead of diverting on to Indiana, given the 3 was heading south after leaving Indiana while the 12 heads back to Roosevelt road to head west. Plus pulling the 3 off Indiana came a few years after CTA cutback the 12's operations to Museum Campus. Both reroutes are completely unrelated. The 12 was cutback because CTA was of the thought that the demand was not as high for folks coming from the city's west side as it is of those coming from the north. They figured what few people used the 12 for the Museum Campus could transfer to the rerouted 130 and 146. The 3 was rerouted to speed up the 3's SB service, which was a needed move they finally saw given the X3's elimination back in 2010.
  13. Random CTA

    In this case, it was a minor faux pas given this is a random CTA thread, and therefore technically doesn't make the responses off topic.
  14. Random CTA

    A bit more about the 124. When it still Navy Pier Express. It actually did for a time still operate express on the way to Navy Pier after getting its own route number separate from the 121 per this map on this old schedule from June of 2000. Of course CTA later further modified the route and routed in along Washington and Madison, changing it from an express route to the local route that it currently is today.
  15. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    No problem. I belatedly noticed I didn't make it as clear as I could have that I was using Philly as an example. Philly was actually sticking in my brain because I have a friend in Philly who was discussing showing me around Philly and how to navigate around in exchange for me doing the same for him with Chicago.