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11 hours ago, mel bernero said:

I should have mentioned earlier that about 10 minutes before that I photographed bus 6518 on its layover at Golf Mill.

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Suburban Connections – a program by veteran Pace/South driver John LeBeau at the Omnibus Society of America’s first meeting of 2018, Friday January 5 at 7PM. We meet at Swedish Covenant Hospital - Anderson Pavilion, 2751 W. Winona Ave. in Chicago. Admission is free.

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Interesting day.  My driver on the 313 ran the "regular route" today.  Apparently  he was unaware that the route was on a detour for the last 10 months.  He hadn't  driven the route for over 10 months.  We got to see the Pace covered all of the bus stops along the regular route in Villa Park with garbage bags.  I've noted drivers missing turns on normal routes, but never a driver being wrong for running a correct route.  The detour is still in place.

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14 hours ago, artthouwill said:

Interesting day.  My driver on the 313 ran the "regular route" today.  Apparently  he was unaware that the route was on a detour for the last 10 months.  He hadn't  driven the route for over 10 months.  We got to see the Pace covered all of the bus stops along the regular route in Villa Park with garbage bags.  I've noted drivers missing turns on normal routes, but never a driver being wrong for running a correct route.  The detour is still in place.

I still don't know why they don't have navigation in the gps.

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I don't know if this belongs here, but lots of 307 buses are hanging out in the pictured area. Buses 6266, 6345, 6330, 6705, 6284, 6370 were the buses hanging out on Harlem with 6273 and 6308 off to the sides.

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5 minutes ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I don't know if this belongs here, but lots of 307 buses are hanging out in the pictured area. Buses 6266, 6345, 6330, 6705, 6284, 6370 were the buses hanging out on Harlem with 6273 and 6308 off to the sides.

bandicam 2018-08-08 11-07-30-907.jpg

The cause is a stuck train on the tracks.

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11 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Don't know why they don't short turn.

Because there were probably buses stuck on the  other side as well.  And who is to say that they didn't  short turn a bus or two AFTER traffic flow resumed.   

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On 8/8/2018 at 1:42 PM, artthouwill said:

Because there were probably buses stuck on the  other side as well.  And who is to say that they didn't  short turn a bus or two AFTER traffic flow resumed.   

Yeah but having all the buses stuck on one side of town does nothing for the other side of town. They could have easily terminated service at North riverside mall seems senseless to go to Ogden if that was the destination. At least you could have service north of Cermak.

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11 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah but having all the buses stuck on one side of town does nothing for the other side of town. They could have easily terminated service at North riverside mall seems senseless to go to Ogden if that was the destination. At least you could have service north of Cermak.

You have to remember there are people north of Ogden going south and vice versa.  

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1 hour ago, artthouwill said:

You have to remember there are people north of Ogden going south and vice versa.  

That's o.k. Pace and BNSF subscribe to Operation Lifesaver's advice to walk under the carsxD.

Seriously, one can't tell from WebWatch what directions dispatch gave to the bus drivers.

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13 hours ago, artthouwill said:

You have to remember there are people north of Ogden going south and vice versa.  

Yeah but its not a lot of people hence the Ogden short turn. I know that the south end loses but the whole line loses if everything is parked. Why not run the buses over to 1st avenue? There is no standard reroute? Like Archer/knox goes to 47th/knox.

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11 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah but its not a lot of people hence the Ogden short turn. I know that the south end loses but the whole line loses if everything is parked. Why not run the buses over to 1st avenue? There is no standard reroute? Like Archer/knox goes to 47th/knox.

I'll repeat what I said above.

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11 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah but its not a lot of people hence the Ogden short turn. I know that the south end loses but the whole line loses if everything is parked. Why not run the buses over to 1st avenue? There is no standard reroute? Like Archer/knox goes to 47th/knox.

First, there was probably no immediate knowledge of a  stuck train.  Secondly, unlike cars that can just u turn, buses are limited to what they can do.  Thirdly, they cant just improvise but get authorization from dispatchers.  Fourth, we don't know  if the dispatchers were given enough information to warrant a  reroute or were told the problem was a quick fix and kept the buses on route based on information given to them.  Every stoppage of traffic doesn't  warrant a reroute, especially when you don't  have all of the information.

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47 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

First, there was probably no immediate knowledge of a  stuck train.  Secondly, unlike cars that can just u turn, buses are limited to what they can do.  Thirdly, they cant just improvise but get authorization from dispatchers.  Fourth, we don't know  if the dispatchers were given enough information to warrant a  reroute or were told the problem was a quick fix and kept the buses on route based on information given to them.  Every stoppage of traffic doesn't  warrant a reroute, especially when you don't  have all of the information.

I think someone wants a job in South Holland (or wherever the Trapeze console is).

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13 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Yeah but its not a lot of people hence the Ogden short turn. I know that the south end loses but the whole line loses if everything is parked. Why not run the buses over to 1st avenue? There is no standard reroute? Like Archer/knox goes to 47th/knox.

Btw Ogden is no longer a short turn.  Short turns are now NB at Harlem/North Blvd in Oak Park.  All SB buses go to 63rd/Archer.

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So I was on 307 and a lady boarded the bus swearing on the phone.  Then the driver played an announcement that I have never heard before from Mrs. Pace.  "As a courtesy to other passengers, please refrain from using profanity on the bus".

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