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47 minutes ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

8236-8247 all have “3” sticker on them so they probably getting sent back to 103rd tonight or something 

I doubt it especially after sending more flyers to FG. How do you know if 8236-47 had 3 stickers?

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1 hour ago, fg.mark said:

Just saw 8239 on Belmont with a 3 sticker in the window.  

Sounds like 103rd put those stickers on 8236 - 8247, not knowing they would be swapped for some 8325s.  All FG has to do is put their stickers back on them.

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This might be something important, but both 8347 and 8332 had malfunctioning fare boxes which would not take paper dollars.  Since 103 is closer to SS, the reason for the bus swapping could lie there.  If CTA did not have fully functioning fare boxes for the 8325s, it would make sense to swap them for the fare boxes in the 6400s.  This could be the case because there is no other explanation for 103 to put their sticker in the windshield of 8236 through 8247 if they knew that the buses would be there for only four days.  And for the past few days CTA has been having issues with many buses because the run number boxes show run numbers 992 or 999 or the run number from when the bus was in service a few hours earlier.  

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4 hours ago, fg.mark said:

This might be something important, but both 8347 and 8332 had malfunctioning fare boxes which would not take paper dollars.  Since 103 is closer to SS, the reason for the bus swapping could lie there.  If CTA did not have fully functioning fare boxes for the 8325s, it would make sense to swap them for the fare boxes in the 6400s.  This could be the case because there is no other explanation for 103 to put their sticker in the windshield of 8236 through 8247 if they knew that the buses would be there for only four days.  And for the past few days CTA has been having issues with many buses because the run number boxes show run numbers 992 or 999 or the run number from when the bus was in service a few hours earlier.  

8245 just passed me at Jefferson park with a “3” sticker and run number is 1992

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27 minutes ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

8245 just passed me at Jefferson park with a “3” sticker and run number is 1992

Theres been a bus system update throughout all buses. I noticed that Sunday all the run numbers are all over the place lol.

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35 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

Nealy all of the buses on the University of Chicago routes this morning were 8325s.

8329, 8331, 8333, 8340 were on the 172 and 8335 was on the 171.

I wonder if hose buses see owl service tonight.

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8343-8345,8347-8348 were last seen at FG(8346 has yet to be seen on tracker), though none appear out today. They might be in transit to 103rd or perhaps Chicago soon, I guess...

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45 minutes ago, sw4400 said:

8343-8345,8347-8348 were last seen at FG(8346 has yet to be seen on tracker), though none appear out today. They might be in transit to 103rd or perhaps Chicago soon, I guess...

Caught 8343 & 8344 on the 56 this morning.

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25 minutes ago, busfan2847 said:

Caught 8343 & 8344 on the 56 this morning.

8349 is now at FG... 8346 still has yet to be seen in service in person or on tracker.

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8343, 8344, 8345, and 8349 are still running on FG routes. (8349 is running on 86 Narragansett/Ridgeland, which is in my vista, a route which doesn't need new[er] buses.)

8342 is on Route #111.

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I'm trying to figure out the whereabouts of 8327 and 28. I believe I seen 8327 once before but still no sign of 8328. I wonder if that bus is still on the fence of 77th garage. I haven't seen either bus on tracker.

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I wonder is 8236-8247 to 103rd for a couple of days was some kind of error that was caught and reversed. Otherwise this simply does not make much sense. Maybe 8325-8342 were supposed to go there to begin with, and somebody at 567 got the transfer orders messed up?

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1 hour ago, Aiden Tabucic said:

None of the 8325’s have a F or 3 sticker on them so gives us a hint that the 8325’s might come back to FG and join the rest of the ones at FG 

That's a negative sir 8325-42 all have 3 stickers on there for the exception of 8339. I drove 8338 and 25 so far so they definitely have 3 stickers on them. 

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Something we may have considered is that CTA wants 8325+ at 103rd for optics, since the 95th Terminal is open and every non-Pace bus route that goes there is run out of 103rd. Just a possibility.

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