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2 hours ago, trainman8119 said:

Its obvious the board has no clue. They should stick to begging for money or votes.

 

"What'll we do with the old buses?" What in the world, how do you not know this? And then the one that asked what garage they're going to which, iirc, it was stated in the opening that they were going to West.

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2 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

"What'll we do with the old buses?" What in the world, how do you not know this? And then the one that asked what garage they're going to which, iirc, it was stated in the opening that they were going to West.

"Do we trade them in or something?"

"Why, yes, we do. Not only that, but New Flyer is offering $1,500 cash back, zero percent financing for twelve years, and a beer cooler!" 

 

 

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5 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

"What'll we do with the old buses?" What in the world, how do you not know this? And then the one that asked what garage they're going to which, iirc, it was stated in the opening that they were going to West.

I don't remember which board member asked what garage was getting the NFs, but apparently they were satisfied that another unnamed garage could get a handful rather than all 75 going to West.

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In another thread about the 2003 NABIs I had posted that "NFI might have been the only bidder". I was wrong there. There were three bidders (the other two were unnamed at the board meeting). I was correct in that the bulk of the NFI order will go to West and a few may go to one of the other garages (mainly on the north and/or northwest sides of the city).

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1 hour ago, artthouwill said:

I don't remember which board member asked what garage was getting the NFs, but apparently they were satisfied that another unnamed garage could get a handful rather than all 75 going to West.

I interpreted that as the intent is to send them all to West, but they can’t deny the possibility that any could go elsewhere, regardless of how likely that is.

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14 hours ago, trainman8119 said:

Its obvious the board has no clue. They should stick to begging for money or votes.

 

I almost want to say “this is why we need an elected board, but that may not any better either.”

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13 hours ago, artthouwill said:

I don't remember which board member asked what garage was getting the NFs, but apparently they were satisfied that another unnamed garage could get a handful rather than all 75 going to West.

I thought I heard one of them say South and I had a confused Nick Young moment

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That board meeting was hilarious, Those "Pencil pushers" on the board really have NO clue about their operations/Fleet. Only care about a nice, safe position on a transit board $$$ and pension

 

I'm surprised none of them recommend ordering buses from Orion or Flxible lol :D :ph34r: 

 

 

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:24 AM, chitowndude84 said:

That board meeting was hilarious, Those "Pencil pushers" on the board really have NO clue about their operations/Fleet. Only care about a nice, safe position on a transit board $$$ and pension

 

I'm surprised none of them recommend ordering buses from Orion or Flxible lol :D :ph34r: 

 

 

I guess we have to suffer one more summer with NABI buses with no a/c and one more winter with no heat.

 

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6 hours ago, artthouwill said:

I guess we have to suffer one more summer with NABI buses with no a/c and one more winter with no heat.

 

When the last NABIs were at North Shore, I rode many that had both A/C & heat all summer.

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It is ironic that one of the factories that New Flyer is currently utilizing for its XD## Xcelsior production is the former NABI plant in Anniston, AL (where the Pace NABIs were assembled). The ones that Pace is slated to receive, however, might come from St. Cloud, MN instead of Anniston, AL.

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13 hours ago, artthouwill said:

I guess we have to suffer one more summer with NABI buses with no a/c and one more winter with no heat.

 

And I forgot to mention year round bad suspensions.

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On 4/22/2019 at 6:11 AM, artthouwill said:

I guess we have to suffer one more summer with NABI buses with no a/c and one more winter with no heat.

 

Ya that sucks. Luckily I don't have to worry about any old NABI junk in my area B|

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