artthouwill

New Eldorados?

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On January 10, 2017 at 5:15 PM, BusHunter said:

Maybe it's just a new bus that was misprogrammed?

You're right. "19" is really 6551.

Also, 6522 has a "Guaranteed Rate Field Express" wrap:

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6553 on Webwatch yesterday and today, 6554 today. 19 still there, too.

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Hmm look what just showed up on the #606. #6570. Thought that was a nw bus.

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2 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Hmm look what just showed up on the #606. #6570. Thought that was a nw bus.

It still can be as that is a shared route.At the moment it also has 6428.

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8 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Hmm look what just showed up on the #606. #6570. Thought that was a nw bus.

Now on 604, definitely a NW route:

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Also, 6567 on 250:

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6568 on 208:

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6569 on 226:

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Hmm... Yeah that was a little confusing this morning as I thought maybe the nw buses went to river. 

3 hours ago, Busjack said:

Now on 604, definitely a NW route:

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Also, 6567 on 250:

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6568 on 208:

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6569 on 226:

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At least its confirmed now what is the home garage!! xD

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here's a shot of #6568. Same run I believe, don't know if it's the same operator

pace 6568 1-27-17 2nd day in service.PNG

 

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Bit of trivia. I had visual sightings of 6567 and 6569 and noted that the license plates were M1790x. Not only not in sequence, but apparently being reused (as plates now are in the M21xxxx range).

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Watch for the next batch of CNGs to start arriving soon. I'm currently in Tulsa Oklahoma and I just saw one going east on I-44. Too far away to see the number. I may take a look at Chandler when I get home.

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3 hours ago, Pace831 said:

Watch for the next batch of CNGs to start arriving soon. I'm currently in Tulsa Oklahoma and I just saw one going east on I-44. Too far away to see the number. I may take a look at Chandler when I get home.

Good report. Pace said "by summer," but you never know.

Rivers Casino game du jour: Is the next one going to be 15521 or 17500?

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On ‎4‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 8:20 PM, Busjack said:

Good report. Pace said "by summer," but you never know.

Rivers Casino game du jour: Is the next one going to be 15521 or 17500?

Introducing the 17500 series! Coming soon to a bus stop near you!

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26 minutes ago, Pace831 said:

Introducing the 17500 series!

That late hunch paid off.

If 17524 is already visible, the deliveries must have been faster than we thought.

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First ones reported here as seen on WebWatch:17500.png.1081ea2f0eff961a3004fc81c57d2899.png

 

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Adios Orion VI's. :P We will miss you. (Especially with your showers underneath the back overhead ac vent)

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Encountered 6517 yesterday. 270 Glenbrook Hosp sign  looked red. Also, had a 1/4 wrap ad, so it does look like it will be this way for awhile.

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6519 and 6520 were operating on 270 today. And yes, the signs do look red.

Pace 6520 Jefferson Park Blue Line.JPG

Pace 6519 Jefferson Park Blue Line.JPG

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11 hours ago, mel bernero said:

6519 and 6520 were operating on 270 today. And yes, the signs do look red.

Pace 6520 Jefferson Park Blue Line.JPG

Pace 6519 Jefferson Park Blue Line.JPG

In real life (and not so discernible in the pictures), the headsign is red, but the run number is clearly orange. Also, I don't know why the signs look so grainy in the pictures.

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South Division has received some new 17500s in service.  As I checked the WebWatch, I spotted brand new 17500s in service, 17508 on the 350, 17505-06 on the 352, 17500 on the 353, 17502 on the 358, 17504/ 07 on the 364.  

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3 hours ago, qwantae said:

South Division has received some new 17500s in service.  As I checked the WebWatch, I spotted brand new 17500s in service, 17508 on the 350, 17505-06 on the 352, 17500 on the 353, 17502 on the 358, 17504/ 07 on the 364.  

So where  are the 15500s?

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18 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

So where  are the 15500s?

Out there, too. There were matched pairs on some routes, such as 15508 and 17508.

As I indicated above, the first 2 numbers are a year designation. They didn't scrap the 14000 series paratransits because they now have 16000s.

The bottom line is that S will have 15500-15520 and 17500-17571.

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4 hours ago, Busjack said:

Out there, too. There were matched pairs on some routes, such as 15508 and 17508.

As I indicated above, the first 2 numbers are a year designation. They didn't scrap the 14000 series paratransits because they now have 16000s.

The bottom line is that S will have 15500-15520 and 17500-17571.

So 17500s not only going to wipe off the Orions, but half of 2003 NABIs as well.  

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10 hours ago, qwantae said:

So 17500s not only going to wipe off the Orions, but half of 2003 NABIs as well.  

That's about what I figured about Jan. 15, but that depends on how many Orion VIs are now left at West.

Also, it depends on whether you are counting only 40 or also 35 foot buses. The inventory indicated that as of Jan. 2016, there were 90 of 99 40 foot buses, and 70 of 84 35 foot buses. 49 of the 40 foot buses would be 54%, but 49 of the total of 160 buses would be 30%. But I figured that most of the 35 foot buses would be covered either by a new but not advertised contract, or moving buses as a result of the 53 small buses, also not advertised as of yet.

Anyway, Melissa Metzger said that the CNGs would come in time to meet replacement requirements, and that seems correct.

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We hit the point when Halsted is all CNG at the moment: 17511, 15500, 15503, 15504, 17502, 17507, 15511.

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