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CTA Bus New "Stop" Rear Displays

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Hey guys. While out this morning running errands, I noticed with a couple of New Novas operating on the #84 Peterson that when each bus stopped at bus stops, the rear route number displays flashed "84" and then "STOP". Does anyone know if this is a new feature added to buses during this new fall pick, or is it a recent tweak that happened earlier but I'm just noticing today? I pose the question that way because other destination display tweaks don't always happen right at a system pick change. Some examples of tweaks in the middle of a pick are northbound 22's and 147's current flip displaying "TO HOWARD L STN" behind the route number happening some weeks into the winter pick, SB 147 buses displaying "147 to IDA B WELLS DR/MICHIGAN" (in slimmer font) some time during July and most recently SB 146 signs flipping from route name to "146 TO MUSEUM CAMP SHEDD/FLD/ADLER" (on two lines and in slim font) to "146 VIA SOLDIER FIELD" during around late July/early Aug.

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11 minutes ago, jajuan said:

Hey guys. While out this morning running errands, I noticed with a couple of New Novas operating on the #84 Peterson that when each bus stopped at bus stops, the rear route number displays flashed "84" and then "STOP". Does anyone know if this is a new feature added to buses during this new fall pick, or is it a recent tweak that happened earlier but I'm just noticing today? I pose the question that way because other destination display tweaks don't always happen right at a system pick change. Some examples of tweaks in the middle of a pick are northbound 22's and 147's current flip displaying "TO HOWARD L STN" behind the route number happening some weeks into the winter pick, SB 147 buses displaying "147 to IDA B WELLS DR/MICHIGAN" (in slimmer font) some time during July and most recently SB 146 signs flipping from route name to "146 TO MUSEUM CAMP SHEDD/FLD/ADLER" (on two lines and in slim font) to "146 VIA SOLDIER FIELD" during around late July/early Aug.

I believe this is a new feature, I have no idea when it started. I believe all the Novas are going to get them. This topic was also on another CTA thread too.

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16 minutes ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

I believe this is a new feature, I have no idea when it started. I believe all the Novas are going to get them. This topic was also on another CTA thread too.

Thanks. And I've been extremely busy over the summer. So I haven't caught up yet on all the things I missed in those topics I haven't had as much time to follow. 😁

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Just now, jajuan said:

Thanks. And I've been extremely busy over the summer. So I haven't caught up yet on all the things I missed in those topics I haven't had as much time to follow. 😁

Oh, and you're welcome!

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Does the “STOP” display function the same as the brake lights, or does it only work when the flashers are on to signify stopping at a bus stop?

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