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    Wyandotte, MI, proud to have ridden a D40LF, proud to have ridden DDOT and proud to have photographed an LFS!

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  1. Here's something else to take note of: Michigan municipal plates ("X") will not work when entered on either site.
  2. General WTF Moments

    Just lived through an earthquake that struck my area last night. Earthquakes are very rare to see in my area. https://www.wxyz.com/news/36-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-metro-detroit
  3. Buses in the RAIN!

    Taken on Saturday.
  4. Feature Photo Submissions

    https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Suburban_Mobility_Authority_for_Regional_Transportation_3729-b.jpg At the beginning of 2018, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation launched the Fast service. This precursor to complete bus rapid transit travels along three of Detroit’s radial avenues, Gratiot to Mount Clemens and Chesterfield Township in Macomb County (through the intermediate suburbs of Eastpointe, Roseville and Clinton Township), Woodward to Troy and Pontiac in Oakland County (through the intermediate suburbs of Highland Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Birmingham and Bloomfield Township), and Michigan to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in the suburb of Romulus (through the intermediate suburbs of Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster and Westland).
  5. Photo Naming on wiki

    Can this ( https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_1412-b.jpg ) be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation 1412-a.jpg? I accidentally goofed while naming it.
  6. Transit Windsor

    I've gone on the tracker a few times (I do enjoy how it, like SMART's tracker, displays fleet numbers) and I've noticed that neither the Eldorados, the first-gen LFSes, the 8000-series LFSes nor the Orion VIs are trackable. Could this be because all of the aforementioned (except the 8000s of course) have been retired already?
  7. SMART and DDOT run their normal weekday schedules on Good Friday.
  8. Transit Windsor

    The last few units in this order will certainly not be in the 600 series since the DE40LFRs already occupy the lower end of that series.
  9. Have you ever rode a bus that broke down?

    This just happened to me today...I finally rode a bus that broke down... I was riding SMART 2002 Gillig Low Floor 22382 on a Detroit-bound 125 (it had replaced 2014 Gillig BRT hybrid 3015 right before I got on). Predictably for a bus that hasn't been maintained in months (it was back in service to alleviate a fleet shortage), after several minutes, it suffered brake problems right by the Denny's on Eureka Road in Taylor, so everyone on board, me included, was stuck for a half-hour until the next 125 trip, operated by 2016 Gillig BRT 3655, pulled up, so everyone, me included, was made to get off 22382 and board 3655 (for free!) to continue on.
  10. Transit Related Dreams

    During one I had last night, while I was at a convenience store across the main road close to my house, I noticed through the window 2002 SMART Gillig 22313 (which is one of several of their 35-footers that have recently reentered service) somehow got reallocated to the Wayne Terminal and was operating a southbound 160. After I walk out, I noticed a 2001 2100-series Gillig operating the other 160 despite the fact that the last 2100s were retired in 2014.
  11. SMART (Detroit)

    I'm surprised that even the 35-footers have been reactivated. If they decided to reactivate even one 29-footer, I'll be shocked. Also, I haven't ran across any D40LFs for a while, which leads me to believe they may once again be temporarily sidelined.
  12. Modifying a page title

    https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_1700-1727 should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation 1700-1728, since I spotted a 1728 on the 23 today.
  13. General WTF Moments

    The recent snowstorms that pummeled the Detroit area resulted in these couple few: On Saturday, while driving to do some entertainment stuff in Detroit, I passed by two different (coincidentally) white cars that were stuck right in the middle of huge snowbanks. The first was on Northline Road west at the closed-for-construction ramp to northbound I-75, the second was on Dix Highway north at the traffic light with Gregory Street in Lincoln Park. Secondly, yesterday, while driving home from grabbing some things at Kroger Marketplace, approaching a residential intersection in the Taylor Park section of Wyandotte, I pulled up to a yield sign just as a city snowplow came by on the cross street and plowed a big snowbank almost right towards my windshield. Had I came by just a second later, the outcome would've been a lot worse.
  14. Transit Windsor

    Looks like it's time for Transit Windsor to seriously consider articulated buses, since right across the river DDOT ended up getting a few as a result of overcrowding-leading-into-bypassing-stops problems of their own.
  15. Ever get on the wrong bus in your home town?

    Can attest to that... A couple years ago on my end I was at the Southland hub where I was supposed to board a SMART 125 to River Rouge to drop me off near my neighborhood, but when it arrived it for some reason displayed that it was to Metro Airport. Needless to say, I told the driver about it and then the interior display was messed up, repeating the same scrolling PR message.
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