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1 hour ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

That’s the Block ID

Yes, it is the tablockid. At first I thought it was the run number because it formatting is similar to the TTC run number "28_1_10". I have left it in there because I thought it might be useful to someone.

The block id and trip id from the ctabustracker doesn't match the values from the GTFS schedule like one would expect. This reduces the functionality of TransSee compared to other major transit agencies it supports.

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On 3/31/2018 at 8:40 AM, doconnor said:

Yes, it is the tablockid. At first I thought it was the run number because it formatting is similar to the TTC run number "28_1_10". I have left it in there because I thought it might be useful to someone.

The block id and trip id from the ctabustracker doesn't match the values from the GTFS schedule like one would expect. This reduces the functionality of TransSee compared to other major transit agencies it supports.

The same came up with @maths22 tracker, and since they all use the CTA API are only going to have the data that CTA exposes. There was a time when the supervisors' version of BusTracker was visible, which showed run and badge numbers, but that lasted about 2 days.

If CTA doesn't put out the data, no third party app has it.

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A few tweaks over the Easter weekend:

74th gained four buses: 1026 and 1027 from 103rd and 1366 and 1367 from Chicago. All other bus assignments remain the same as the week before.

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2 hours ago, RJL6000 said:

A few tweaks over the Easter weekend:

74th gained four buses: 1026 and 1027 from 103rd and 1366 and 1367 from Chicago. All other bus assignments remain the same as the week before.

It’s funny because 1026 and 1027 were given to 103rd and then gained back I wish FG got some flyers I want more of the 1100 buses and 1400’s at FG 

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14 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

I don't know why I feel #1366 and #1367 will go to 77th for some odd reason.

I have feelings 1000-1004 will go back to Chicago from FG I love those buses they are good running 

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On 4/2/2018 at 9:13 PM, YoungBusLover said:

I don't know why I feel #1366 and #1367 will go to 77th for some odd reason.

 

21 hours ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

I have feelings 1000-1004 will go back to Chicago from FG I love those buses they are good running. 

While anything is possible, I suspect the both of you will have to wait till June at the next pick change to find out if your wishlist suppositions happen or not. 

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1 hour ago, jajuan said:

 

While anything is possible, I suspect the both of you will have to wait till June at the next pick change to find out if your wishlist suppositions happen or not. 

I’m hoping FG Gets more Flyers we need em bad because we are the lowest stock on them every garage has over 100 flyers but FG Has 65 

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3 hours ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

I’m hoping FG Gets more Flyers we need em bad because we are the lowest stock on them every garage has over 100 flyers but FG Has 65 

More of what's remaining out of the 6400s would have to be retired for that to occur. FG is likely going to stay stuck at 65 NFs so long as it still has 100 6400s series Novas. And the CTA bus operations division has shown it wants the 6400s no where else. Remember what you move from somewhere else has to be replaced by something different. And CTA isn't just going to take NFs from other garages without those garages having them replaced by different buses.

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18 minutes ago, jajuan said:

More of what's remaining out of the 6400s would have to be retired for that to occur. FG is likely going to stay stuck at 65 NFs so long as it still has 100 6400s series Novas. And the CTA bus operations division has shown it wants the 6400s no where else. Remember what you move from somewhere else has to be replaced by something different. And CTA isn't just going to take NFs from other garages without those garages having them replaced by different buses.

Yes, and for that reason, nothing is going to happen at FG (except token moves to take care of emergency situations) until the 8325s and electric buses show up. Unless the other garages figure out some way to use the artics more effectively, there aren't buses free to move.

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1 hour ago, jajuan said:

More of what's remaining out of the 6400s would have to be retired for that to occur. FG is likely going to stay stuck at 65 NFs so long as it still has 100 6400s series Novas. And the CTA bus operations division has shown it wants the 6400s no where else. Remember what you move from somewhere else has to be replaced by something different. And CTA isn't just going to take NFs from other garages without those garages having them replaced by different buses.

Honestly When are the 8325’s coming and the electrics

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3 hours ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Honestly When are the 8325’s coming and the electrics

Again, that has been posted. Do not expect others to do your work.

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21 hours ago, Busjack said:

Yes, and for that reason, nothing is going to happen at FG (except token moves to take care of emergency situations) until the 8325s and electric buses show up. Unless the other garages figure out some way to use the artics more effectively, there aren't buses free to move.

I just don't get how those #6400's can keep moving some will be celebrating 17 and a half years old. I think when all these buses come in they will retire the #6400's. FG will probably just get nf's.

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5 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

I just don't get how those #6400's can keep moving some will be celebrating 17 and a half years old. I think when all these buses come in they will retire the #6400's. FG will probably just get nf's.

Among other things, I thought at the time that it was a con on the feds in that the CMAQ application said that the electric buses would replace 17 year old buses with high emissions. Now, it no longer does.

But CTA has kept stuff, like some MAN Americanas, about as long.

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19 hours ago, Mr.cta85 said:

Earlier today I saw 1366 or 67 on route 67. 

 

19 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

That was bus 1366.

Yeah 74th gained both 1366 and 1367 last weekend. See RJL6000's post reporting it here Mr.cta85. 

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On 4/8/2018 at 8:49 AM, jajuan said:

 

Yeah 74th gained both 1366 and 1367 last weekend. See RJL6000's post reporting it here Mr.cta85. 

Honestly When do these rosters get updated 

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1 hour ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

Honestly When do these rosters get updated 

Spring, summer, fall, and winter with minor tweaks in between. Each season has a different service level need among the garages. The biggest roster changes happen typically at the summer pick and fall pick starts due primarily to CPS school service needs and the beach service needs changing. When the rehabs of the 4000 series artics finally start there's a potential for roster changes there as different buses undergo rehab, although the artic assignments being reduced back to down to Kedzie, 103rd, and North Park after Chicago like 77th showed it couldn't figure out how to use artics efficiently may cover that front. 

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just a quick question for you guys. But with the new 95th south terminal opening, do you think 103rd will get the remaining Novas? You know how cta like to show off their new equipment rather if its with a new train station or in this instance a whole new terminal. 

 

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1 minute ago, Mr.cta85 said:

just a quick question for you guys. But with the new 95th south terminal opening, do you think 103rd will get the remaining Novas? You know how cta like to show off their new equipment rather if its with a new train station or in this instance a whole new terminal. 

 

Nope. FG is short and 103rd already has a surplus of artics. Basically, CTA is limiting garages to 2 series, to the extent possible.

Maybe it does on the 2019 proposed contract, depending on which company wins it.

The real question is whether the new layout will facilitate artics.

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