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1 hour ago, garmon757 said:

Ah! You both have learn quite well from me @Pace831 & @BusHunter:D

Smart decision to bring the binoculars! God, I missed mines. 

 

Next time I'm bringing a drone. xD:P (just kidding)

Here's a few pictures at South Holland

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#17508 is still there.

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#6757

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#6744 and a bunch of other #6700's

#6753, #6742, #6738 I believe were all on the canal side. I couldn't get good shots of them though.

I forgot to mention South had a road sign said they were hiring if anyone is interested.

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#6716 #6719 and #6720 have begun service. All at North Shore. 

Update: #17570 and #17571 have begun service. Currently on #349 and #357 respectively. 

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2 hours ago, Busjack said:

Not new (since they have been at R) but somewhat surprising that 6703 and 6704 are on 554.

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They've been doing that since they started operating them.

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21 hours ago, busfan2847 said:

2696 has turned up at River

 

12 hours ago, garmon757 said:

They've been doing that since they started operating them.

I hadn't been looking at Elgin until the prior post (and I'm not convinced it isn't 2686). Considering that 554 has always been a troubled route,I'm surprised, but maybe now it is part of the I-90 project.

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1 minute ago, Busjack said:

 

I hadn't been looking at Elgin until the prior post (and I'm not convinced it isn't 2686). Considering that 554 has always been a troubled route,I'm surprised, but maybe now it is part of the I-90 project.

Fair enough but what's even surprising is seeing a 40-foot bus on #895 (#6546) a couple days ago. The first thought about #554 was ridership.

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16 minutes ago, Pace831 said:

554 ridership isn't too bad. I've seen 30 footers with a full load on that route before.

I guess what I missed was that suddenly in 2011, it got ridership.

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So, I take a trip to Schaumburg via #600 to check out the I-90 BOS (very impressive) and decided to check out the Wi-Fi on #6500. The result is pretty solid. 

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1 hour ago, garmon757 said:

So, I take a trip to Schaumburg via #600 to check out the I-90 BOS (very impressive) and decided to check out the Wi-Fi on #6500. The result is pretty solid. 

Surprising that upload is quicker than download. Is that what you usually get with a mobile hotspot?

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6 hours ago, Busjack said:

Surprising that upload is quicker than download. Is that what you usually get with a mobile hotspot?

It's depends on your carrier to have a higher upload speed than download speed but it also varies based on your location. 

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25 minutes ago, garmon757 said:

It's depends on your carrier to have a higher upload speed than download speed but it also varies based on your location. 

But obviously here you are using Pace's carrier (ITTF radio) if you are on WiFi rather than cell phone data.

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10 minutes ago, Busjack said:

But obviously here you are using Pace's carrier (ITTF radio) if you are on WiFi rather than cell phone data.

Well, when I tested it the service was pinged from Lola Wireless based in Stone Park (West Garage initiated it???). 

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15 hours ago, garmon757 said:

Well, when I tested it the service was pinged from Lola Wireless based in Stone Park (West Garage initiated it???). 

Makes sense that Pace wouldn't use official radio for this, but it sounds similar to the CTA setup that it has to communicate with Lola's tower.

They also mention light pole routers.

Maybe the next test is to ride a south suburban bus and see what comes up.

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2 hours ago, Busjack said:

Makes sense that Pace wouldn't use official radio for this, but it sounds similar to the CTA setup that it has to communicate with Lola's tower.

They also mention light pole routers.

Maybe the next test is to ride a south suburban bus and see what comes up.

That's what I thought too. Thanks for the link. I might do that either on one of the 6380s (877 or 888) or 15500/17500s. 

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