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  1. I dreamt last night that SMART had more 3800s. I saw 3899, painted green and white, on the 125.
  2. Photo of 2019: Vehicle of 2019: DDOT's 2019 New Flyer XD40s and XD60s. Events of 2019: The August trip to Chicago/Northwest Indiana, which provided me with a ride into and out of Chicago on the South Shore Line's EMUs, plus some fanning of the CTA's bus and "L" systems and even Amtrak and Metra opportunities as a river tour brought us past Union Station. Later that month, as I already knew SMART had resumed their summer promotion with the Detroit Zoo from 2018, it provided me with another chance to ride SMART's Fast express pre-BRT service (shortly afterward, said promotion became permanent year-round). Disliked move of 2019 by a transit agency: The proposal by SMART to reroute the 125 Fort Street-Eureka Road away from within walking distance of my house, which fortunately hasn't been made a reality. Transit WTF moment of 2019: The apparent news that's now coming out about SMART cancelling trips for no reason. Transit agency of 2019: SMART for finally retiring all of their old and ragtag Gillig Low Floors, and CTA for their huge and complex multimodal transit system covering the city of Chicago. Photo of the 2010s: Vehicle of the 2010s: DDOT's Nova RTSes and New Flyer Xcelsiors and SMART's Gillig BRTs and New Flyer D40LFs. Event of the 2010s: A ride on the Q-Line during it's initial public operation week in May 2017. Disliked move of the 2010s by a transit agency: Black Monday in 2011 when SMART eliminated one-third of their routes and eliminated non-peak hour service within the city of Detroit. Transit WTF moment of the 2010s: DDOT's elimination of the 36 Oakland in favor of extending two other routes, one of which would have it's extension be, in turn, replaced by the new 42 Mid-City Loop in 2017; at least two of SMART's Gillig BRT orders being delayed due to Clever Devices manufacturing issues. Transit agency of the 2010s: DDOT for their successful recovery from their crisis days of the early 2010's, their expanding their fleet and their rebranding.
  3. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3901-39xx should be renamed to Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3901-3938.
  4. I was riding a Transit Windsor Nova Bus LFS Artic (fleet number 86xx) on the Tunnel Bus from Windsor into Detroit.
  5. 2019 SMART Gillig BRT 3902, which recently entered service at the end of September 2019, is seen here on a layover at the Taylor Meijer store awaiting departure on a northbound 275. (already uploaded to the wiki: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3902-a.jpg )
  6. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Transportation_Corporation_Cobo_Center_Station should be renamed to Detroit Transportation Corporation Convention Center Station.
  7. Alec Holowka, developer of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after being accused of sexual assault. https://www.pcgamer.com/night-in-the-woods-developer-alec-holowka-has-died/
  8. One of SMART's brand new Gillig BRTs awaits departure from it's Wyandotte layover on a northbound 140. (already uploaded to the wiki: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3802-a.jpg )
  9. One of the CTA's 2016 Nova Bus LFS buses on Grand Avenue at Navy Pier. (already uploaded to the wiki: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Chicago_Transit_Authority_8202-a.jpg )
  10. The theory about electric buses I had on the DDOT thread is true! https://detroitmi.gov/news/ddot-and-smart-awarded-26-million-fta-low-no-grant-funding-electric-buses?fbclid=IwAR0WkQLOh0mDZO35mUVfmNYNJh1H6lP-yBv5X4CxWlBv9s8eqDmdYpMnW8k
  11. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/07/29/federal-emissions-grant-detroit/39819881/?fbclid=IwAR0bw0dS-4DuqBGyrh-llwb_J4ZVMjFo7XRDHGnUwJndTpMLw4BMg9w0x6w This explains why RPTC Bay 6 has been closed - it's most likely to install a charging station, as I read elsewhere that the 29 Linwood is to be run with electric buses in the future.
  12. As of recently, SMART 23332 is wrapped for Macy's Backstage.
  13. Whenever possible, I sit somewhere close to the rear door, or sometimes the front door.
  14. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3801-3845 should be renamed to Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation 3801-3840.
  15. DDOT: 000s: Orion I (retired) 1000s: GMC New Looks, New Flyer D40LFs 1100s: GMC New Looks 1200s: AM General Metropolitans, Gillig Low Floor diesels, Gillig Low Floor hybrids 1300s: GMC RTSes 1400s: GMC RTSes, New Flyer XD40s 1500s: GMC RTSes, New Flyer XD40s, New Flyer XDE40s, New Flyer XD60s 1600s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, GMC RTSes 1700s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, GMC RTSes, New Flyer XD40s 1800s: GMC RTSes, New Flyer XD40s 1900s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, GMDD Classics 2000s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, MCI Classics 2100s-2400s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks 2500s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, ex-SEMTA GMC New Looks 2600s-2900s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks 3000s: Ex-DSR GMC New Looks, ex-Pontiac GMC New Looks, New Flyer D40s 3100s: New Flyer D40s 3200s: Nova RTSes 3300s: Goshen Sentrys 3500s-3800s: Nova RTSes 3900s: New Flyer D40LFs 4000s: Chance American Heritage Streetcar CNGs 4100s: New Flyer D40LFs 8900s: Neoplan AN460s Since 2010, the first two digits of the fleet number indicate the year that the vehicle was built. SMART: 1500s: Ex-SEMTA GMC New Looks 1800s: Ex-SEMTA GMC RTSes 2100s: Gillig Low Floor diesels 3000s: New Flyer DE60LFs, Gillig BRT hybrids, Gillig BRT diesels 3600s-3800s: Gillig BRT diesels 6000s: Ex-DDOT New Flyer D40LFs 7900s: Ex-SEMTA GMC RTSes 8000s: Ex-SEMTA GMC RTSes, ex-Bay City-exx-Grand Rapids Grumman-Flxible 870s 8200s: Ex-SEMTA GMC RTSes 8400s: Ex-SEMTA Flxible Metros 9000s: TMC RTSes 9200s: Gillig Phantoms 9300s: TMC RTSes, Gillig Phantoms 9400s: TMC RTSes 9500s: Nova RTSes 9900s: Blue Bird CSREs 22300s: Gillig Low Floor diesels 23300s: Gillig Low Floor diesels 95300s: Champion Centurians Since 1975, the second digit of the fleet number (and first digit 1979-2003) indicate the year that the vehicle was built. Exceptions include the 3000-series Gilligs and the ex-DDOT D40LFs.
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