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5 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

I wish CTA gets more New flyers because from what I see NF is CTA’s favorite company with over 2,000 New Flyers

Not 2000.  I think you either meant over 1000 New Flyers OR you have mistaken that for some of the 1000 series buses are numbered 2000 - 2029.

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7 hours ago, BusHunter said:

At least they will deliver on the buses. CTA is stuck in proterra zero emission hell with its order. Last reports were they were supposed to get them in August. Now I just dont know. Proterra is a smaller company. Hopefully they can deliver on the goods. NF would have had those buses delivered by now. 

Man Pace is starting to really shine with its fleet. MCIs on Pace express, CNGs at south, pulse buses that are state of the art, highway Eldorados. The list goes on and on. Now Xcelsiors??? CTA needs some buses. The 6400s cant run forever we are going to have 19 year old buses soon out here with no rehab. I dont know hows that possible. By me we got 2007s and they are breaking down all the time. Stupid stuff too but that's how old stuff is. Man would I love to drive an Xcelsior. Probably west is a strong candidate for them. They have the oldest buses. But you would think some may end up being Pulse buses Dempster is coming maybe followed by Harlem. 95th and south halsted could use some but what would you use cngs??? I drive alot on the south side and see how busy those areas are. Pace is slowly turning into a stellar operation though. Hats off to the management. 

Unfortunately,  I don't think Pace included any options to order more than the 75 contracted for.  If/when Pace needs more buses, they will put out an RFP.  I think the law requires that.  I'm surprised that Pace didn't have a clause for options.  Perhaps they felt the Eldorado Axxess buses are still 6 years away from retirement eligibility.   

Yes Pace's fleet is newer than CTA'S and I would like to see more New Flyers in Pace's fleet.  Perhaps when CTA purs up a RFP for new buses, maybe Pace can piggyback OR maybe the RTA can get a better deal with a RFP for both agencies like the 8000 series RTA GMCs and CTA 9600 series GMC buses that RTA ordered.  

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43 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

Not 2000.  I think you either meant over 1000 New Flyers OR you have mistaken that for some of the 1000 series buses are numbered 2000 - 2029.

I meant over 1000 new flyers idk why I put 2000

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27 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Kind of weird if you read the Pulse page on the pace website they talk about zero emissions buses for Pulse. With what cngs? 

Zero emissions?  Could they be considering electrics?

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