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  1. SMART is obviously now running on a rear-door boarding policy and free service. Route 515 has been suspended, while routes with Saturday service are operating on Saturday schedules.
  2. A Detroit People Mover Mark I train at Grand Circus Park station in 2016. On March 1, 2020, the People Mover reverted back to counter-clockwise operation on a full-time basis after having operated clockwise since 2008. (already uploaded to the wiki: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Detroit_Transportation_Corporation_06-a.jpg )
  3. I dreamt that I was visiting the Q-Line's Penske Tech Center, which inside looked much bigger than real life, for an event in which they unveiled a streetcar train that they had to borrow temporarily from another city's system.
  4. I dreamt last night that SMART had more 3800s. I saw 3899, painted green and white, on the 125.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I was riding a Transit Windsor Nova Bus LFS Artic (fleet number 86xx) on the Tunnel Bus from Windsor into Detroit.
  8. 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 )
  9. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Transportation_Corporation_Cobo_Center_Station should be renamed to Detroit Transportation Corporation Convention Center Station.
  10. 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/
  11. 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 )
  12. 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 )
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. As of recently, SMART 23332 is wrapped for Macy's Backstage.
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