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On 1/31/2020 at 6:14 PM, WCR said:

20 Proterras won't be nearly enough to bump off the rest of the 6400s. There's supposed to be a diesel order placed sometime later this year to replace the 6400s and the early Flyers. At least that's what I've heard.

This is actually a pretty cool idea for CTA!. I wonder why they wouldnt take advantage of such an idea. A money saver in the long run! 

 

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3 hours ago, CTA5750 said:

This is actually a pretty cool idea for CTA!. I wonder why they wouldnt take advantage of such an idea. A money saver in the long run! 

 

To be totally honest I don't think electric buses can handle Chicago weather 24/7 through all types of Chicago weather 

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4 hours ago, CTA5750 said:

This is actually a pretty cool idea for CTA!. I wonder why they wouldnt take advantage of such an idea. A money saver in the long run! 

 

That idea's been on my mind ever since the 1st time I've heard of CCW. & I totally agree. CTA should look at this option. It would save them a real good chunk.

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37 minutes ago, Shannon CVPI said:

To be totally honest I don't think electric buses can handle Chicago weather 24/7 through all types of Chicago weather 

Well toronto has electric novas and xcelsiors they've been testing for a few years now and they have harsher winters than Chicago. 

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2 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

Well toronto has electric novas and xcelsiors they've been testing for a few years now and they have harsher winters than Chicago. 

I'm talking about a entire fleet of them like replacing all the gas buses with electric 

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2 hours ago, Shannon CVPI said:

I'm talking about a entire fleet of them like replacing all the gas buses with electric 

King County Metro has an electric fleet wired and non wired,Muni also comes to mind as well having a small fleet of electric buses as well.

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2 minutes ago, YoungBusLover said:

King County Metro has an electric fleet wired and non wired,Muni also comes to mind as well having a small fleet of electric buses as well.

Yea I get a small fleet I was just thinking that they might try to go with a fleet of all electric buses in the future

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On 2/7/2020 at 1:28 PM, YoungBusLover said:

Well toronto has electric novas and xcelsiors they've been testing for a few years now and they have harsher winters than Chicago. 

CTA could probably invest in maybe 20 for starters  See how they operate for a year and then depending on the outcome decide or not whether to pursue this option. Either way, I think its worth a look! 

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Just got back from running Flx 6163 this morning. Took this shot of 6488 parked in the training yard at C. Also, anyone know about the Proterra inside C.?  I couldn’t get a pic of it. It’s a plain white unit.  Judging from the amount of dust collected on it. It’s been sitting there a while 

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24 minutes ago, CTA5750 said:

Just got back from running Flx 6163 this morning. Took this shot of 6488 parked in the training yard at C. Also, anyone know about the Proterra inside C.?  I couldn’t get a pic of it. It’s a plain white unit.  Judging from the amount of dust collected on it. It’s been sitting there a while 

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That is the mechanical trainer. I don't believe it's the prototype, but the buses are so expensive it may very well be so. It's been around for over a year.

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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

That is the mechanical trainer. I don't believe it's the prototype, but the buses are so expensive it may very well be so. It's been around for over a year.

we also have a nova at NP 

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3 hours ago, BusHunter said:

That is the mechanical trainer. I don't believe it's the prototype, but the buses are so expensive it may very well be so. It's been around for over a year.

Yea I think it's down going on with that 1 it's just been there too long & yea 6488 still looks good last time I was in C 1 of em of running & moved to the shop area

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5 minutes ago, WCR said:

6862 parked outside Kedzie

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Yes it's some inside along the wall behind the booth my first bus from this morning was parked right behind this 1 

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Yeah fg just cant seem to get rid of #6820 and #6869. They still have them. Been seeing a few old fg buses back where they started #8220 was out the other day and #8218 I saw today. #8090 has been around and I think #8089. I wonder why 74th has buses up here. The good ones too. You would think chicago could loan some more buses they aren't that far from fg and they have the most 7900s. They got quite a few artics for the #20. So thinking maybe they could now spare something. 

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2 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah fg just cant seem to get rid of #6820 and #6869. They still have them. Been seeing a few old fg buses back where they started #8220 was out the other day and #8218 I saw today. #8090 has been around and I think #8089. I wonder why 74th has buses up here. The good ones too. You would think chicago could loan some more buses they aren't that far from fg and they have the most 7900s. They got quite a few artics for the #20. So thinking maybe they could now spare something. 

Nice seeing a few of the 82's back at FG where they started

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2 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

8220 with all plastic 

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Its been like that since it arrived to 74th along with a few others. Really don't like these plastic seats on the novas.

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