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  1. Not too concerned about where the buses are assigned to. They go where METRO puts them - either so the BOFs can have more buses than needed or to replace the oldest buses that each garage has. The Nova contract did not include any options. Now that NFI is able to build a bus METRO wants, they won out because their bid price was lower than NovaBus. Again, not too concerned about where the buses go. They'll go where they are needed.
  2. According to one of those last group of slide pages, it did say somewhere that they'll deal with other manufacturers and see how their electric buses hold up here before making any final decisions as to whether or not to even pursue having electric buses as a part of the fleet. Speaking of y'alls Proterras, what will happen to them? You have until at least next year (if not longer) to try and catch as many D40LFs as you can before the first of the XD40s arrive. As far as when the last of them will be phased out, don't know BUT they may keep a few or so for training purposes.
  3. Answers to your question: The 40' LFS buses are already assigned to the following garages (Northwest, Polk, Hiram Clarke). Don't know what you mean by that but - ok. Doesn't work that way. In order for someone to win a contract order from any transit agency to build buses for them, their bid price must be lower than the others AND they must meet certain (if not all) stringent specs that METRO has for manufacturers. When NFI didn't have a stainless steel chassis-type Xcelsior bus as METRO specified, that was when NABI came to Houston. Now that NFI has exactly what METRO wants, they were able to have a lover bid this time around over NovaBus. No. Buses 1510-1579 have transit seating. Not too concerned about that - even though all 20 of them are at Fallbrook. They'll put them where needed. Anyway (to all), start at page 61 and stop at page 72 to look at the results of the Proterra electric bus demonstration. Enjoy!
  4. Just completed today. Enjoy!
  5. Attached are photos of one of the 20 artics that all should be here getting prepped for service. Click here for a quick video of the interior and exterior of the bus. Enjoy!
  6. 4th Gen LFSA for Houston METRO. 20 were purchased as part of the order for 100 4th Gen NovaBus models. The 80 40' 4th Gen LFS models are all here and should be in service. Enjoy!
  7. Houston METRO Awards MCI a Three-Year Contract with Options for 169 Commuter Coaches Enjoy!
  8. Just added this info. Thanks!
  9. Depends on what type of suburban seating settings were specified for the artics. Can't say further unless I receive interior photos of the bus.
  10. Fleet numbers for the 100 new 4th Gen NovaBus models: LFS=>1915-1994. All are here and almost all are in revenue service. LFSA=>1580-1599. Delivery is ongoing. Several are already here but hasn't been placed into revenue service yet. I was told that these buses are to go on some commuter routes. Currently awaiting photos of the new buses prior to going into service.
  11. ? Re-read the first part of my sentence. The other sentences only refers to models that I do that are being altered without my knowledge - making others seem either I had a part in the change or gave permission via PM.
  12. We'll discuss further via PM.
  13. @Kashiwazaki You sure that's a S'elega SHD? Looks like a regular S'elega HD to me. Rules - haven't been met yet. Now I'll have to really watch anything I do.
  14. @r142a_7795 There's too many versions on here already so thanks anyway for the offer to post your version. Still, I should have been asked if you could do that and even if I wanted to do one myself, I would have said yes to the altering.
  15. The batteries should be in the same place(s) as what you saw on the previous look of the K11 model.