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10 minutes ago, RJL6000 said:

1923-1925 are also at Chicago Garage. (For some reason, 1930-1932 are still at North Park.)

1387 went from 77th to North Park. It should have gone to Forest Glen, alongside what 1380s and 1390s it already has (1384-1386, 1388-1394).

Mileage could be the reason among other things.

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2 hours ago, RJL6000 said:

1923-1925 are also at Chicago Garage. (For some reason, 1930-1932 are still at North Park.)

1387 went from 77th to North Park. It should have gone to Forest Glen, alongside what 1380s and 1390s it already has (1384-1386, 1388-1394).

it should’ve just like 1594 went with 1589-1599

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On 6/24/2020 at 1:51 AM, andrethebusman said:

 

6400 departures 2019. Have complete list if needed.

Bus Number AFR Date Removed Sold To
6440 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6454 34014 18-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6465 34014 26-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6478 34014 20-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6493 34014 25-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6505 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6506 34014 27-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6538 34014 19-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6578 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6602 34014 20-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6619 34014 12-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6637 34014 19-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6729 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6743 34014 21-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6754 34014 21-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6796 34014 1-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6797 34014 12-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6815 34014 18-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6828 34014 1-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6830 34014 22-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6855 34014 22-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6857 34014 25-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6872 34014 5-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6881 34014 26-Feb-19 Sims Metal Management
6428 34014 16-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6430 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6433 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6481 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6483 34014 3-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6489 34014 2-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6490 34014 21-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6502 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6508 34014 10-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6511 34014 3-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6512 34014 7-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6566 34014 15-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6608 34014 20-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6642 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6650 34014 6-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6654 34014 20-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6719 34014 29-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6740 34014 8-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6753 34014 17-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6777 34014 9-May-19 Sims Metal Management
6788 34014 29-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6852 34014 14-May-19 Sims Metal Management

6403 33635 27-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6415 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6422 34014 29-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6436 34014 27-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6437 34014 28-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6504 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6517 34014 29-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6521 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6526 34014 28-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6528 34014 26-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6529 34014 21-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6550 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6551 34014 22-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6555 34014 1-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6669 34014 26-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6785 34014 25-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6804 34014 22-Mar-19 Sims Metal Management
6879 34014 2-Apr-19 Sims Metal Management
6407 33609 21-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6423 33635 18-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6426 33635 25-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6427 34014 10-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6471 34014 14-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6496 34014 18-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6501 34014 20-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6514 33635 11-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6520 34014 11-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6572 34014 17-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6688 33909 17-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6708 34014 25-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6752 34014 13-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6760 34014 27-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6762 34014 10-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6766 34014 24-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6840 33798 24-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6853 33798 19-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6864 34014 14-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6876 34014 19-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management
6883 33798 21-Jun-19 Sims Metal Management

Just saw this thanks!! Was looking through your last list and was wondering what happened to this latest list. Time to update!!

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On 6/24/2020 at 12:00 PM, Javi78 said:

Why is it taking so long to retire the 6400s? It’s taking six years to replace 484 buses, when it only took 3 or 4 years to retire 3 and a half bus series which were the 4400s, 5300s, 5800s and 6000s. If CTA is having this hard of a time retiring 484 buses, it’s going to be a disaster retiring the 1000s, that’s going to be a 20 year retirement lol. What is CTA doing, I’ve always hated the 6400s the entire time they’ve been in service, they sound like garbage trucks and they look weird. Why does a bus sound like a garbage truck lol? What would CTA do in the worst case scenario of the 6400s just suddenly stop working or they have a failure to where they can’t operate anymore. Basically a Nabi situation where buses were no longer operational and CTA had no other choice but to work with what they being short on fleet, how would CTA respond when they can’t get new buses right away? Would they have to stretch garages thin to have buses for routes. What would happen if CTA was really short 70 buses?

CTA is stuck in this Proterra vortex. Not only does it take a long time to build infrastructure to charge buses, the order takes forever, plus the tests are so internal it's like we're back hunting down ballard #5900's. Oh I remember how frustrating it was to locate those in the 90's. There was no bustracker, us bushunters out here were old school back then. Seeing one was like seeing a long lost relative that you thought you may never see again. So currently the 6 Proterra #600's are here, but we wouldn't know it unless we got a job at the CTA. They may be testing internally, until the balance of the order arrives. That is not until 2021. So CTA finally got there head out of the sand and is pursuing another order. Most likely the buses will go in service either before the #600's or together with them. What I don't get is how they can test this long. Either the buses work or not. Essentially so far they have ordered buses for experimentation. Maybe they need to go to a university for examination. Out in California the buses would already have had a few thousand miles on them.

CTA has been lucky with the #6400's. Many of them worked out of places like Archer and Forest Glen for many years so I can imagine the mileage is low. Even then when I last saw #6814 it had 450,000 miles (in 2014). That's alot. Most fleets retire at that age. Figuring they do 40,000 a year the buses should be around 5 or 600,000 by now. That is incredible but if you replace parts it's gonna last until the frame breaks. Which makes me wonder running buses for so long I wouldn't doubt the buses do have microscopic problems, just don't get in a major accident. At least the AC works. The #7900's are horrible in that regard. Definitely a Canadian bus. 

To answer your last question that actually came true thanks to Corona. Didn't seem to affect operations that much. So far CTA has done better with the hybrids, I don't get why nobody wants those anymore. They burn less gas and are not as expensive as full electric.

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2 hours ago, BusHunter said:

CTA is stuck in this Proterra vortex. Not only does it take a long time to build infrastructure to charge buses, the order takes forever, plus the tests are so internal it's like we're back hunting down ballard #5900's. Oh I remember how frustrating it was to locate those in the 90's. There was no bustracker, us bushunters out here were old school back then. Seeing one was like seeing a long lost relative that you thought you may never see again. So currently the 6 Proterra #600's are here, but we wouldn't know it unless we got a job at the CTA. They may be testing internally, until the balance of the order arrives. That is not until 2021. So CTA finally got there head out of the sand and is pursuing another order. Most likely the buses will go in service either before the #600's or together with them. What I don't get is how they can test this long. Either the buses work or not. Essentially so far they have ordered buses for experimentation. Maybe they need to go to a university for examination. Out in California the buses would already have had a few thousand miles on them.

CTA has been lucky with the #6400's. Many of them worked out of places like Archer and Forest Glen for many years so I can imagine the mileage is low. Even then when I last saw #6814 it had 450,000 miles (in 2014). That's alot. Most fleets retire at that age. Figuring they do 40,000 a year the buses should be around 5 or 600,000 by now. That is incredible but if you replace parts it's gonna last until the frame breaks. Which makes me wonder running buses for so long I wouldn't doubt the buses do have microscopic problems, just don't get in a major accident. At least the AC works. The #7900's are horrible in that regard. Definitely a Canadian bus. 

To answer your last question that actually came true thanks to Corona. Didn't seem to affect operations that much. So far CTA has done better with the hybrids, I don't get why nobody wants those anymore. They burn less gas and are not as expensive as full electric.

Yea some buses fall through that cracks in had 1631 a while back & it only had 130k I was like bruhh & me & a few other drivers was talking since they brought over 1k of new flyers some slip through the cracks just like it's 1 at 3 the a driver in here the run out of there said they bus had 97k miles on a 12-14 year old bus

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11 minutes ago, Chammon Moore said:

1755 is on the 126 I see on tracker 

Yes. It appears that FG is beginning to lose part of the 1753-1760 group (although 1760 is still running an FG route). K likely sent most (if not all) of the few 6400s back to FG.

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2 hours ago, RJL6000 said:

Yes. It appears that FG is beginning to lose part of the 1753-1760 group (although 1760 is still running an FG route). K likely sent most (if not all) of the few 6400s back to FG.

Well I'm glad that I had a change to drive a 6400 

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On 6/27/2020 at 3:57 PM, Chammon Moore said:

6734 moved to FG 

So did 6805. In fact, K had only six 6400s prior to this weekend. K ended up getting possibly 1753-1758 (of which 1755 was confirmed).

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9 minutes ago, RJL6000 said:

So did 6805. In fact, K had only six 6400s prior to this weekend. K ended up getting possibly 1753-1758 (of which 1755 was confirmed).

Surprisingly #6686,#6770,#6859 and #6867 have popped up at 77th. I noticed #6859 sitting in one of our garage bays for the past week now where other buses are stored for the next day to be pulled out for service. #6867 appears to be getting prepped for something because it was sitting next to #7999 and #700.

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1 hour ago, RJL6000 said:

So did 6805. In fact, K had only six 6400s prior to this weekend. K ended up getting possibly 1753-1758 (of which 1755 was confirmed).

What do you mean by that 

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6 hours ago, YoungBusLover said:

Surprisingly #6686,#6770,#6859 and #6867 have popped up at 77th. I noticed #6859 sitting in one of our garage bays for the past week now where other buses are stored for the next day to be pulled out for service. #6867 appears to be getting prepped for something because it was sitting next to #7999 and #700.

Well guess y'all gone be having some 6400's running out of y'all garage again the last time 64's ran out of 7 was in 14 while cta was taking in the 79's rhen when they all came in they all got shipped to 6 C & FG more moved to C &  FG each year until 15& 16

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1 hour ago, Chammon Moore said:

1053-56 joined up with the rest of the 1050s group 

6710,6734,6805 and 6846 back at FG 

1753-58 at Kedzie 

I'll see them when I go in later today 

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