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58 minutes ago, rotjohns said:

Well considering both routes moved to a Saturday schedule, it makes sense to have multiple buses hit Fedex to promote social distancing.  I'm surprised it wasn't two Axess buses instead of the EZ Rider if the amount of Fedex workers is that steep.  Plus I'm sure work at Fedex has picked up dramatically since everybody's ordering online. It also gives another driver that could've been furloughed a chance to work and stay busy.  

The 386 is fine, not enough people to warrant extra buses. The 379 is the problem, cause almost everyone who takes it are also 79 riders. I was confused as to why they used an EZ Rider as opposed to another Axess; we passed a 379 F trip when we got to Cicero, it was also using an EZ Rider

Also forgot to mention that Southwest has started putting those “intentionally removed from service” papers on buses, and they’ve been promptly ignored everytime. Seen them on 379, 381 and 386

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Same thing happened again today with the 379 in the evening.

In the morning, however, it was just one bus at first. Picked up 10 people at Midway, another 7 or so at Ford City and the usual 20-30 at 79th. However, we got there, she let everyone on, and then sat there for about almost 10 minutes. Then, an EZ Rider showed up behind us, and she said some of us could get on that one. She almost made us late though.

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16 hours ago, twyztdmynd said:

Sent to my email moments ago...

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As of today, most service is operating except the Niles Service and the I-55 Corridor. 

ADA will adhere to the downtown zone restrictions. 

 

Stay safe. 

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So was I the only one unaware the Eldo’s have free WiFi (at least the ones at SW and S as well, I think)?

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5 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

So was I the only one unaware the Eldo’s have free WiFi (at least the ones at SW and S as well, I think)?

All buses have Wifi.  Including the NABIs.  

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So interesting note to pay attention to:  Route 825, a feeder route in Bolingbrook to Lisle Metra Station, had all of it's outside bus signs marked off with a black marker all along the Bolingbrook route.  I've seen no other Pace feeder routes in the West/SW suburbs like this.  Considering this is the last Bolingbrook route that survived the cuts and riders appear to be utilizing the I-55 routes more frequently from both Park-N-Ride stations because it's quicker to get downtown, is this route in trouble?

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6 hours ago, rotjohns said:

So interesting note to pay attention to:  Route 825, a feeder route in Bolingbrook to Lisle Metra Station, had all of it's outside bus signs marked off with a black marker all along the Bolingbrook route.  I've seen no other Pace feeder routes in the West/SW suburbs like this.  Considering this is the last Bolingbrook route that survived the cuts and riders appear to be utilizing the I-55 routes more frequently from both Park-N-Ride stations because it's quicker to get downtown, is this route in trouble?

The sign for route 461 at Ogden and Main (southwest corner) also is covered up in the way you described. I would guess this was done due to the temporary route suspensions. Pace would have to hold a public hearing to eliminate a route permanently, which there hasn’t been any mention of yet. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if 825 is on the next list of cuts.

Somewhat related: Pace has March ridership numbers on RTAMS now so we can start to see how much of a drop was caused by the pandemic.

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29 minutes ago, John7 said:

Since when was 6477 at west? Saw it on route 322.

6477 was at West Division since August 19, 2019, and it has been a "ghost bus" since September and it still is a ghost bus today, I wonder why Pace is too lazy to fix the tracker.

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Some pics from my travel yesterday. I almost messed up twice, first trying to take the 757 from NWTC and then trying to take the 895 from Rosemont, and ultimately giving up. Wasn’t until I was on the blue line that I remembered they weren’t running right now 😂

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