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Forgot to mention I saw 605 out by navy pier yesterday morning not in service. I couldn’t get a pic though cause I was late and had to sign in to south loop for my doordash Shift 

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Wow no hopper windows. They better hope these buses are up to the challenge. Hopefully they can start service soon. I'm tired of waiting for them already. They already are 2 orders in and they still are not in service. Then they have these #6400's that are celebrating their 20th birthday. They are getting closer to being in service the longest but it will be hard to beat the #300's which #301 ran in service for 28 years.

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On 12/11/2020 at 4:26 PM, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

i love how the back door opens CTA should really do that with the next bus order that’s coming 

I feel like that increases dwell times

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12 minutes ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

I feel like that increases dwell times

I remember too the #7100s had that. Those doors would get caught on everything guardrails, fire hydrants, poles. Used to have a blast watching the doors in action coming home from school in the early 90s. I would be interesting to know the 7000s were designed and built straight from Germany. The 7100s were more americanized from Charlotte I believe. Was that an american off the shelf look cause other cities like the ex seattle 7300s had the doors open inwards. 

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CTA gave a Capital Improvement Plan presentation to the CMAP Transportation Committee on Dec 11 2020.

6 buses have arrived, 14 additional buses will arrive in Q3 2021. The Capital Improvement Plan funds another 70 electric buses.

Page 8: https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/1110048/CTA_CIP_FY2021-2025_CMAP_final.pdf/31f48863-4ea0-263d-2472-5d0acd6c52d8?t=1607726249694

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