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  1. IndyGo (Indianapolis)

    Indianapolis is getting a bunch of D40LF buses via Transit Sales. It appears they are former San Diego units and should provide some capacity.
  2. I believe MCI will have a version of this without the LF vestibule by 2019.
  3. San Diego MTS

    Yes, and also they need the room for the new 45 LRV's and they also own a building near the yard where they are renting out in case they get the funding for the purple line.
  4. San Diego MTS

    Glad you saw the U2's when you did as MTS will be awarding a contract to EKCO metals to remove the U2's off their properties as a consent item in this months board meeting on Thursday.
  5. San Diego MTS

    Also the walkway from 12th and Imperial to Petco is good! Andy is an awesome guy! If you can get a tour, then it would be great! When I was there, they were painting S70 seats and I got to enter in 1001. 1001 is going to stay at the maintenance facility for quite some time. Anywhere around 12th and Imperial you can see the U2. Still plenty of U2's there, despite 35 going to Argentina. Plus, MTS has not awarded the contract to have them disposed of. I have a group photo of 1001! I live in San Diego! I do not think MTS allows those to take parts from them. Canada did not take any of the parts that MTS has in their collection as they might be going to Argentina.
  6. San Diego MTS

    12th and Imperial yard has them and you can see them on the Blue Line, and yes they are still here. Also there is an area on the Green Line by Middletown. If you go on the bridge from Petco park to the Hilton Bayside Hotel, you can get a nice view of the place. I wish I could you in touch with Andy Goddard if this was a bit in advance, as I am sure he could give you a tour and you would get to see them up close and in person. No, MTS has not disposed of them yet. Still quite a few of them at the yard and at a place somewhere around Middletwon and Little Italy, though could be before Washington st (forgot location). Try walking around 12th and Imperial and you can see them on the Silver Line that goes into the 12th and Imperial yard. Maybe walk over to the 12th and Imperial Green Line station.
  7. San Diego MTS

    That announcement is going to be 20 LPG paratransit buses to replace existing gasoline models, 250 Gillig buses (Options for 100), and 30 New Flyer XN60 buses (options for 20).
  8. San Diego MTS

    Expect an announcement to be made next week. Also, MTS plans to approve the final Transit Optimization Plan changes.
  9. North County Transit District (NCTD)

    Another 10 buses have been ordered to replace older buses.
  10. Los Angeles MTA

    They only won because they build their buses in Riverside, CA. That and they could probably build buses right away unlike New Flyer and Nova as New Flyer is backlogged for 18 months. Gillig has a similar philosophy as they like to bid on contracts (including large ones) where they can spread it out over several fiscal years (50-100 buses/fiscal year). Gillig's new facility in Livermore could allow them to bid on bigger orders. Some will likely go to contractors and some to LA metro and this could be a bigger breakthrough once LA Metro orders all 305 options for 600 buses. I could see them becoming a player thanks to REV group.
  11. Los Angeles MTA

    Could be due to the availability or perhaps they did bid on that contract but were rejected or pulled out. Gillig did bid on the Chicago contract before, but perhaps they could not get the timing right. Gillig likes the smaller contracts where they do not have to make hundreds of buses at once. Nova could have won if you took out the local content portion. El Dorado has been trying to make a breakthrough in the transit contracts with PACE and what not and if they can build for LA Metro, they can compete with other large agency contracts.
  12. LACMTA ordered 295 El Dorado Axxess buses (40' CNG) with options for 305 along with 35 XE60 for Orange Line and 60 XN60 buses.
  13. Los Angeles MTA

    https://metro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3078355&GUID=FAC7EA54-A862-44C0-A4CA-FF1D06FC4E88&Options=ID|Text|&Search=el+dorado Looks like LA Metro is purchasing 295 El Dorado Axxess buses as ENC won out on Local content and manufacturing (Riverside, CA). LACMTA can advertise this as locally built and there are options for 305 more buses. El Dorado was the most expensive bid with Nova all but winning and New Flyer being the cheapest. In the Transit industry you should be looking at your system every 10-12 years. That is considered to be best practice.
  14. Information on the 27 XN60 buses came from a board document in regards to MTS signing a deal with Daniels tire service for bus tires. MTS has a weird deal wtih Transdev that all new buses to SBMF need to be delivered with a set of tires.
  15. San Diego is ordering 17 additional XN60 buses for Rapid Route 225.