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12 hours ago, Mr.cta85 said:

8343-49 not showing up on tracker let's see what happens next since FG got more flyers lol.

seeing as FG had about 8 to 10 #6400's novas running while keeping #8343-#8349 in house on Saturday could be an early indicator to possible changes for the future.

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6 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

seeing as FG had about 8 to 10 #6400's novas running while keeping #8343-#8349 in house on Saturday could be an early indicator to possible changes for the future.

I feel like 8343-8349 dipped 

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On 7/27/2019 at 12:23 PM, Shannon CVPI said:

It would be nice if all the garages had one whole series like how K got all the 16's 1600-99

Yeah CTA tried doing that with the entire 1000 series system fleet of New Flyers but soon found that it was more complicated than it appeared when it came time to reassign buses to different garages due to seasonal changes in service patterns on assigned routes, buses being displaced by a newer model assigned at a given garage, buses replacing retired ones, and some of the other typical reasons buses get reassigned. What normally would be a two garage swap easily became one involving four garages or more due to trying to keep numerical sequences intact while also keeping desired number of NFs at specific garages relatively constant. So it became a bigger headache than it was worth. 

On 8/31/2019 at 10:23 PM, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

1380-1386 C>FG 

1390-1392 C>FG 

1562-1563 K>74th

 

4 hours ago, Mr.cta85 said:

1197 is at 103rd currently as a 71. 1052 and 53 are also back at 103rd. Not sure about 1054-55.

Yeah today is the last day of beach service on the 72 at C as well as the last day of service on the 10, extended service until midnight on the 124, and daily service on the 130 outside of that given for concerts and other non-Bears related special events at Soldier Field, which in that case they'll likely use artics. So C and K don't need the extra buses any longer.Add to that CPS students have their first day tomorrow, the individual garage rosters need to be more equalized relatively speaking to be ready for that. Normal fall pick change patterns here. 

 

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5 minutes ago, jajuan said:

Yeah CTA tried doing that with the entire 1000 series system fleet of New Flyers but soon found that it was more complicated than it appeared when it came time to reassign buses to different garages due to seasonal changes in service patterns on assigned routes, buses being displaced by a newer model assigned at a given garage, buses replacing retired ones, and some of the other typical reasons buses get reassigned. What normally would be a two garage swap easily became one involving four garages or more due to trying to keep numerical sequences intact while also keeping desired number of NFs at specific garages relatively constant. So it became a bigger headache than it was worth. 

 

Yeah today is the last day of beach service on the 72 at C as well as the last day of service on the 10, extended service until midnight on the 124, and daily service on the 130 outside of that given for concerts and other non-Bears related special events at Soldier Field, which in that case they'll likely use artics. So C and K don't need the extra buses any longer.Add to that CPS students have their first day tomorrow, the individual garage rosters need to be more equalized relatively speaking to be ready for that. Normal fall pick change patterns here. 

 

The fall pick is here lol 

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3 minutes ago, Shannon CVPI said:

The fall pick is here lol 

Yes as of yesterday, when the bus schedule changes and relevant bus garage reassignments started going into effect. 

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2 hours ago, jajuan said:

Yes as of yesterday, when the bus schedule changes and relevant bus garage reassignments started going into effect. 

Along with swapping buses do garages also swap routes like how C gave FG 76

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1 hour ago, Shannon CVPI said:

Along with swapping buses do garages also swap routes like how C gave FG 76

Route swaps and realignments occur, but not very often. They generally happen for one of two reasons:

1) One or more garages open or close, as happened in 1994 and 2010 - or -

2) To relieve overcrowding, such as reassignment of the #62 from K to 74th in 2011(?) or more recently, migration of the #157 from K to C.

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Last Thursday around 6pm at state and van burden I saw 4058 on the south bound 146 with a “K” sticker and “K” run number on it. What happened there? Why would a garage run a route that it doesn’t usually run? 

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12 minutes ago, wordguy said:

Route swaps and realignments occur, but not very often. They generally happen for one of two reasons:

1) One or more garages open or close, as happened in 1994 and 2010 - or -

2) To relieve overcrowding, such as reassignment of the #62 from K to 74th in 2011(?) or more recently, migration of the #157 from K to C.

Yea I noticed the 157 when it happened I use to see K running up & down it then C started running the show 

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1 minute ago, Manny018 said:

Last Thursday around 6pm at state and van burden I saw 4058 on the south bound 146 with a “K” sticker and “K” run number on it. What happened there? Why would a garage run a route that it doesn’t usually run? 

They probably called over to K & said that they needed a bus to give em a hand with that route that's probably why 

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40 minutes ago, Manny018 said:

Last Thursday around 6pm at state and van burden I saw 4058 on the south bound 146 with a “K” sticker and “K” run number on it. What happened there? Why would a garage run a route that it doesn’t usually run? 

Was there anything going on ar Soldiet Field?  If so, its possible that K ran some extras from downtown to the Museum Campus/Soldier Field.  These were probably buses from the 151 and 156, possibly even the 134 and 143 that would've been otherwise deadheading back to K.  Its easier to get those buses rather than deadheading buses with extra drivers from P in the middle of rush hour.

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1 hour ago, Manny018 said:

Last Thursday around 6pm at state and van burden I saw 4058 on the south bound 146 with a “K” sticker and “K” run number on it. What happened there? Why would a garage run a route that it doesn’t usually run? 

That was during the last Bears preseason game, so that's probably why you saw Kedzie running some extra artics during that time frame.

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6 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

1052-1053 back To 103rd 

1054-1055 Still at C

1197-1199 back to 103rd

 

Only 1197 and 98, 1199 is still at 77th currently as a 3 👍🏽👍🏽

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On 9/2/2019 at 6:44 PM, Manny018 said:

Last Thursday around 6pm at state and van burden I saw 4058 on the south bound 146 with a “K” sticker and “K” run number on it. What happened there? Why would a garage run a route that it doesn’t usually run? 

You might see a repeat performance tomorrow night as Da Bears host the hated cheeseheads at Soldier Field to open the 2019 NFL regular season.  Go Bears!

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