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5 hours ago, Shannoncvpi said:

Just saw a 600 series pulling out of C guess its going to SS 

Looks like it had a mechanic escort too. Usually by me that's a sign of low confidence that the bus will make it to where its going on it's own. Right now it's like driving the golden goose. Somewhere there gonna have to test the charging stations.

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3 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

the 91 also does side streets up on mason and filmore

Sometimes you have no choice. I was doing a trip down Pulaski myself, one of the weekend nights they had a bunch of street closures on 26th for mexican pride. Pulaski was closed at 24th. Had to go down Karlov and come back on 25th place. I didnt make one of the turns from Karlov to 25th place so I backed up. Got straightened out and away we go. Had a real close shave one day. A guy was landscaping and parked his truck on the side street I was going down. I wave my arms at him like wth? He tried to guide me but I looked and felt I could make it but it was a close shave about 6 inches between cars. I just went slow and got through, but when your that close you really have to worry about swinging your tail into something. If we get caught, we can radio for help or get the cops over there to get someone to move. 

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12 hours ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

the 91 also does side streets up on mason and filmore

Yea when it turns around but this was in the middle of the 57 route 

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8 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Sometimes you have no choice. I was doing a trip down Pulaski myself, one of the weekend nights they had a bunch of street closures on 26th for mexican pride. Pulaski was closed at 24th. Had to go down Karlov and come back on 25th place. I didnt make one of the turns from Karlov to 25th place so I backed up. Got straightened out and away we go. Had a real close shave one day. A guy was landscaping and parked his truck on the side street I was going down. I wave my arms at him like wth? He tried to guide me but I looked and felt I could make it but it was a close shave about 6 inches between cars. I just went slow and got through, but when your that close you really have to worry about swinging your tail into something. If we get caught, we can radio for help or get the cops over there to get someone to move. 

I know what you mean I then hit side streets & alleys

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8 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Looks like it had a mechanic escort too. Usually by me that's a sign of low confidence that the bus will make it to where its going on it's own. Right now it's like driving the golden goose. Somewhere there gonna have to test the charging stations.

Yea I thought that

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17 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Looks like it had a mechanic escort too. Usually by me that's a sign of low confidence that the bus will make it to where its going on it's own. Right now it's like driving the golden goose. Somewhere there gonna have to test the charging stations.

Yea I thought that

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3 hours ago, Erin Mishkin Jr. said:

You said the n word and that is a swear word and we gotta keep our language appropriate on the forums

Aw mybad I forgot I said that

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On 9/23/2020 at 1:48 PM, BusHunter said:

Looks like it had a mechanic escort too. Usually by me that's a sign of low confidence that the bus will make it to where its going on it's own. Right now it's like driving the golden goose. Somewhere there gonna have to test the charging stations.

Well my assumption was right about #600 going back to Chicago now whatever could be wrong with it is a mystery. What's also a mystery is where are the other Proterras Chicago had in its possession dating back to 2019? 

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51 minutes ago, YoungBusLover said:

Well my assumption was right about #600 going back to Chicago now whatever could be wrong with it is a mystery. What's also a mystery is where are the other Proterras Chicago had in its possession dating back to 2019? 

Probably scattered. One at south shops one at chicago. Might be one where they train the mechanics. Because they are not numbered we dont know what is #600 and what is #603. We could be seeing different buses. Dont know how we are going to get the rest of the order if they dont test in service. 

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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

Probably scattered. One at south shops one at chicago. Might be one where they train the mechanics. Because they are not numbered we dont know what is #600 and what is #603. We could be seeing different buses. Dont know how we are going to get the rest of the order if they dont test in service. 

I think CTA dont even know what to do with those buses cuz how have they been testing them but they haven't even been in service the miles they habe is just from C to SS & back then just parked 

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8 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Probably scattered. One at south shops one at chicago. Might be one where they train the mechanics. Because they are not numbered we dont know what is #600 and what is #603. We could be seeing different buses. Dont know how we are going to get the rest of the order if they dont test in service. 

Well remember the #600 taken in the video by shannon had the same blue tape markings that I noticed when that particular one was at southshops. It was indeed the pilot #600 but you might be on to something if there's more than one with the same markings.

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1 hour ago, YoungBusLover said:

Well remember the #600 taken in the video by shannon had the same blue tape markings that I noticed when that particular one was at southshops. It was indeed the pilot #600 but you might be on to something if there's more than one with the same markings.

Yea my guess is since 7 get the new buses first 600 is at 7 & 603 is at C thats just my guess

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2 hours ago, Shannoncvpi said:

Yea my guess is since 7 get the new buses first 600 is at 7 & 603 is at C thats just my guess

Yes that is 603, 600 has plates M 224299 and this one is M 224203.

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A CTA bus has been parked in front of the Rogers Park police station on Clark St. for several days now.  I guess it's to transport a whole bunch of cops if rioting breaks out due to the Breonna Taylor non-indictments.  I wonder how much longer the bus will stay there.  Has anyone passed any other police stations to see if those also have buses?

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3 hours ago, strictures said:

A CTA bus has been parked in front of the Rogers Park police station on Clark St. for several days now.  I guess it's to transport a whole bunch of cops if rioting breaks out due to the Breonna Taylor non-indictments.  I wonder how much longer the bus will stay there.  Has anyone passed any other police stations to see if those also have buses?

Yea 63rd & loomis harrison & kedize 15th district on Madison the 10th district on Ogden

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For any of my fellow travelers and operators god speed with you because cottage grove is an absolute mess. I never thought it was this bad until I picked it but on the weekends it's just nutty. Imagine having to work a double and triple street then add on to that not having any reliefs. I haven't had any easy time on cottage until my very last trip of evening around 10:30. Currently there is only 6 buses out there and I unfortunately have to go work on that street. I wish CTA would do something about this because it keeps getting worse and worse. I had one passenger tell me that had to wait nearly 2 hours for a bus because they had to keep switching buses due to no reliefs getting made. That to me is unacceptable and should be looked into if it hasn't already because I have get caught in the crossfire of tension from the passengers. I'm grateful it hasn't gotten violent but I'm starting wonder what the breaking point. 

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