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jajuan last won the day on January 3 2018

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    MAN Americana, NF D40LF 1000 series, NF DE40LF 800 series

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  1. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    Yeah I remember the lift issues that cropped up in their later years. I remember one on the 12 that the operator deployed to board a wheelchair at Western. That passenger was just making finishing paying his fare when what was apparently the lift's hydraulic fluid suddenly started gushing from the bottom of the bus. The lift was stuck in the up position that it was in to let the wheelchair roll into the bus. The bus had to be taken out of service obviously. I'm not sure how they got the wheelchair out though as I was transferring to a 49/X49 (this happened at about the time K was starting to get its second allotment of New Flyers and still had 6000s that hadn't yet been pushed to FG, 74 or 103) at the time.
  2. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    Speaking off the artics, all are parked system-wide including the surplus due to slick and wet conditions on LDS and the other roadways the artic routes use that likely still remain from the overnight snowstorm and the now windy conditions that might be causing blowing snow. So CTA will definitely need to rethink having 300 plus artics on hand when it comes time to replace the 4000s when part of the winter preparedness policy is that all artics get sidelined when a major snowstorm hits on the weekend.
  3. What to Do With Surplus Artics

    They can't be from 143 since that one is assigned to Kedzie and not North Park. Maybe midday 40 footers are also coming from some of those that might be on the 151 in AM rush. But the 40 footers one the 143 weekday AM rush are from K.
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I agree, but gotta point out one little tweaked needed to your point. I think you meant all other garages have their batch of 100 or so 7900s minus NP and Kedzie.
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    It's highly doubtful any will go to 103rd, given CTA had already begun sending some 7900s that were already here from 77th per MRCTA85's stating he saw a couple there already when at work and other forum members stating a few other lower numbered 7900s outside what MRCTA85 already saw at his garage being missing in action from service starting about that time. The other factor in why I find it doubtful about 103rd is that CTA bus operations division has shown historically that it like putting small numbers like the 8325s option all in one garage when they assign them after the relevant delivery inspections and prep for operation. With the main intent for having any Novas at all at 103rd being for owl service, I don't think 8325-49 will have their revenue service home be there.
  6. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    But that was CTA wanted to test passengers' reactions to the all plastic seats. No one has mentioned any unique feature on 8325-8349 to justify spreading them around, and no the lack of a rear window doesn't cut it since CTA has 34 soon to be 35 years of experience with buses that have no rear window.
  7. December 2018 Bus Changes

    It makes sense that they did privatize the service because by the time we got to the final weeks of the 132, it was a struggle to fill even half the seats on CTA's 40 foot buses that were on route. And given CTA up what they were charging organizations for subsidized transit service, it's not too difficult to see how Mars came to the conclusion it was no longer worth it to them to pay CTA to provide service.
  8. Random CTA

    There's also the fact that the 62 operates on Roosevelt Road during the CTA owl hours, which helps give that stretch of Roosevelt 24 hour service. So I have to agree also that particular area is not hurting for service to really warrant putting another Red Line station so close to the south of Roosevelt in conjunction with the point about whether the station will smoothly enough to not interfere with how the interlocking and tunnel south of Roosevelt are aligned with each other especially when you also factor in the tunnels that lead up to the South Side Main.
  9. Random CTA

    Your pic shows that the remaining 25 Novas in the 7900s coming soon will not have rear windows similar to Nova hybrids that SEPTA recently received alongside some hybrid Xcelsiors they also got, not that the current CTA 7900s have much of one with the rear route number indicator taking up much of the space.
  10. Random CTA

    Well it's all moot now anyway because winter pick changes started yesterday and the 50 is still at NP and 134 and 143 still at K.
  11. December 2018 Bus Changes

    So basically they cleaned up the Saturday schedule a little bit so that the garage deadheads are not reflected on the schedule. Interesting that they reversed the direction of the loop for the short trips ending at Western on the #67 to be counterclockwise instead of the current clockwise direction still in effect today. I also took notice that there will still be a route 31 going into winter pick. So I guess CTA scrounge together the money to keep it running beyond the minimum 6 months they had announced after funding to subsidize it was abruptly going to be snatched back in September.
  12. Random CTA

    I still doubt it because 77th could have been using at least a few of the artics it had for the #2 during the times that artics were there, but each time it gave its artics away. Fist to 103rd when the 6 moved back to 103rd after a few month stint during the early days of the 6 becoming the Jackson Park Express and then more recently to Chicago during that brief time artics covered the 66.
  13. More Bus Moves

    Ajm's correct. Today was the #28's turn at having the holiday bus. So that's what 4374 was down at 103rd for today.
  14. CTA Bus Garage Rosters

    Whenever those who put the hard work to maintain them get time from stuff like jobs and everyday family life. Though you're welcome to start one up too if the update happening soon is important enough for ya.
  15. Random CTA

    Art is correct. Read upward. He was responding to my speculation of whether K might get some runs in some way on the #50 in the next pick, which is starting Sunday, after I spotted a bus from K doing an instruction drive along Damen on Monday afternoon. We were not speaking on as it operates in the here and now. We were discussing possibilities of the very near future winter pick based on my early in the week observation. And yeah I agree with Sam that moving K's LSD expresses would involve C taking on artics again since 134 uses artics both rush periods and 143 uses them in the PM. And C didn't want to keep artics to operate the 66, so it's doubtful that they would take artics in the future. So my musing was more toward K possibly doing partial coverage of the 50 either through sharing similar to how NP and 74th share the 49 and X49 or maybe school tripper runs. And that's if my observation actually indicates anything. By the way, CTA confirmed in the weekday service changes dated for next, that the 132 had its final day of service today and that it will be gone effective Monday.