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On 9/9/2019 at 2:06 PM, NewFlyerMCI said:

What possible reason for a year long delay? My first guess was Edens BOS but they could either scrap that or move the 54A/641 to phase 3

Considering a major service change can happen during any given cycle, it might be better to wait until August 2020 anyway. Usually it’s equipment, driver availability, and/or construction with bays.  

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2 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Probably they are trying to figure out where to put #215 and #641 at jeff. They already have 270 and Pulse to contend with. 

That seems fairly simple. 85 doubles up since it's a thru route, 215 shares with 225/226, since both of these routes combined still have like a 60 min frequency and if you correctly stagger them, 641 can share with 85A, since they have the same frequency

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8 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

That seems fairly simple. 85 doubles up since it's a thru route, 215 shares with 225/226, since both of these routes combined still have like a 60 min frequency and if you correctly stagger them, 641 can share with 85A, since they have the same frequency

Under Phase 2, doesn't the 226 get rerouted to serve Howard Red Line? That would mean that it would no longer serve Jefferson Park. 

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4 hours ago, artthouwill said:

Under Phase 2, doesn't the 226 get rerouted to serve Howard Red Line? That would mean that it would no longer serve Jefferson Park. 

Delete 226. Add 215 and 641. And increase frequency on 225. CTA will need to give up some bays. 

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45 minutes ago, MetroShadow said:

Delete 226. Add 215 and 641. And increase frequency on 225. CTA will need to give up some bays. 

You'd think the expansion would have accounted for that 🤦🤦

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21 hours ago, artthouwill said:

Under Phase 2, doesn't the 226 get rerouted to serve Howard Red Line? That would mean that it would no longer serve Jefferson Park. 

 

16 hours ago, MetroShadow said:

Delete 226. Add 215 and 641. And increase frequency on 225. CTA will need to give up some bays. 

 

15 hours ago, Sam92 said:

You'd think the expansion would have accounted for that 🤦🤦

So if the 85 is combined, that's one free one right there that the 215 could take. 641 could share with either 215 or 225, and since the route is short enough, the actually layover can take place at county courthouse. Everything just barely fits. Alternatively, 641 could also share with 85A, since both routes could be staggered to not interfere with each other that much

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#215 probably needs it's own bay. I think theres an open bay in the south terminal still something could go over there like the 85A. If cta were smart they could stagger the times of the 85a and 88 to run 10 minutes apart between the two they could share a bay. I dont know about cta and pace sharing a bay. You can argue 56A and #270 did it but they were similar routes. Unless you put 225 with 85A but what about 641? Regardless the north terminal is probably going to soon be the Pace terminal. Maybe #92 and #85 stays but that's about it. 

Btw, was wondering what #270 does when Pulse is always filling its bay? Drove past. The operators was using 226s bay. So what do they do in the rush hour? 

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