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17 minutes ago, mel bernero said:

Pace Fox Valley – 2614

Aurora Transit System

 

Pace Heritage – 2764

Joliet Mass Transit District

 

Pace North – 6770

Waukegan North Chicago Transit

 

Pace North Shore – 2656

Wilbus

 

Pace Northwest – 2775 and 6571

United Motor Coach and NORTRAN

 

Pace River – 2738

City of Elgin

 

Pace South – 15500

South Suburban Safeway

 

Pace Southwest – 2825

Suburban Transit

 

Pace West – 6360

West Towns Bus Co

 

Highland Park Garage – 2631

Highland Park Transit

 

McHenry Garage – 2661

1970’s RTA

 

Naperville Garage – 2681

West Suburban

 

Updated list. At the moment there are only three buses wrapped: Aurora, Joliet, Wilbus. They are redoing the wraps to cover-up the rear grill area to get rid of the Pace "P" and paint the front of some of the buses to match the original scheme and not have the blue front.

 

Melvin

6360 is the wrapped bus! How surprising! I rode it last month and it was not wrapped yet, I did make videos of it.

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1 hour ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

6360 is the wrapped bus! How surprising! I rode it last month and it was not wrapped yet, I did make videos of it.

That makes it just four of the wrapped or soon-to-be-wrapped Pace buses that are not 30-foot EZ Riders. In the case of three of those (North, West and South), they do not currently run EZ Riders at all. Northwest has two buses that are to be wrapped, one of which is an EZ Rider. And all four of the wrapped 40-footers are the Axesses (CNG in the case of South). West is currently the only garage that's running a transit (as opposed to a coach) bus from someone other than ElDorado - but they decided to wrap an Axess rather than a NABI because the remaining NABIs are slated for retirement within a year or so.

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5 hours ago, mel bernero said:

. At the moment there are only three buses wrapped: Aurora, Joliet, Wilbus. They are redoing the wraps to cover-up the rear grill area to get rid of the Pace "P" and paint the front of some of the buses to match the original scheme and not have the blue front.

 

Melvin

Wonderful. My last gripe is with those windows, but I don't know if all those agencies used the same bus, so hopefully it'll be different across the board.

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I wonder why they just didnt get wraps for the front. That why I said the north shore bus looked good. The Heritage one not so good. This should be interesting. I think the sides dont look bad you almost get a feel of a fishbowl. Dont like the 2 different sized windows. Would be hilarious if they put the rear vent on there on a wrap and put the tail. To bad they couldnt marry the lights together and use the actual brake lights as part of the wrap. That would be funny if they did the front. I'm interested to see the new look!! :D

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Pace 15500 has been wrapped for  South Suburban Safeway. But instead of red and cream, Pace used red and white. Looks horrible.

Photo from Pace Facebook page.

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41 minutes ago, mel bernero said:

Pace 15500 has been wrapped for  South Suburban Safeway. But instead of red and cream, Pace used red and white. Looks horrible.

Photo from Pace Facebook page.

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Excellent photos as always. Personally (and probably because I don't know what the original scheme looked like), it doesn't look that bad, except the roof fins. Is there no way they could've wrapped the roof fins?

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West Division finally wrapped one of their El Dorados!  I caught it on the 301 minutes ago but unfortunately since I was driving on Roosevelt I only got a glance of it and couldn't see the bus number.

Be on the lookout for it!

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10 hours ago, chicagocubs6323 said:

West Division finally wrapped one of their El Dorados!  I caught it on the 301 minutes agi but unfortunately since I was driving on Roosevelt I only got a glance of it and couldn't see the bus number.

Be on the lookout for it!

That's 6360 they wrapped, and I hope to see it and even better, ride it soon!

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On 4/16/2019 at 11:08 PM, mel bernero said:

Traveled out to Joliet today to get a photo of their Heritage wrap. Here it is. I guess it looks alright. I wish they had put the red around the front like the original.

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It has been updated with red on the front as you suggested. However, they also put red instead of white around the destination sign. I’ll try to get a picture Tuesday.

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Two of my friends happened to photograph two of the Pace Heritage wraps.

Don Ellison photographed Pace 6770 in Waukegan.

Joe Goryl photographed Pace 2825 at Midway.

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Now, these wraps look so much better than what we've seen previously, especially 2825, but the decision to stick to realistic windows is baffling.

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On 5/7/2019 at 8:31 PM, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

6360 is the wrapped bus! How surprising! I rode it last month and it was not wrapped yet, I did make videos of it.

Captured 6567 I think it was working 270 Yesterday out of Northwest division 

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55 minutes ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I saw the West Towns bus today but I didn't see the number so I believe it is 6360. I didn't get a picture of it, unfortunately.

We are not sure if it is 6360.

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2 minutes ago, chicagocubs6323 said:

I can't say whether @mel bernero works for Pace or not.  But when he posted that 6360 was the West Division bus,  I found this bus UNWRAPPED on several occasions.  That is why I don't believe it until I see it.

At the bottom of his post that I linked, he said:

On 5/7/2019 at 8:13 PM, mel bernero said:

At the moment there are only three buses wrapped: Aurora, Joliet, Wilbus. They are redoing the wraps to cover-up the rear grill area to get rid of the Pace "P" and paint the front of some of the buses to match the original scheme and not have the blue front.

2738, 2825, 6770, and 15500 weren't wrapped either at the time he posted the list. Yet, we have photo evidence that those were the buses Pace eventually did wrap. Therefore it is unlikely for West Division's bus to be any other than 6360.

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