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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Legendary comic book creator and writer Stan Lee has passed away at age 95. https://comicbook.com/comics/2018/11/12/stan-lee-obituary-dead-marvel/
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    OMSI - omnibus simulator

    Only Chicago is payware, but the rest are freeware. Speaking of which, here's an updated list to reflect only maps publically available as of right now (excluding Facebook threads): Chicago Downtown (Illinois, USA; payware, includes a D40LF and a DE60LF) Daytonford County 1995-2015 (Michigan, USA) Grundelphia (Pennsylvania and New Jersey, USA) New John City (Ontario, Canada) Liberty (New York, USA) Willshire (Ontario, Canada) Cayuga, USA (fictitious state between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, USA) Cayuga Midwest (fictitious state between Illinois and Indiana, USA) New Era Transit (New York, USA) No Detroit maps are currently available at this moment, though I am working on a fictionalized Detroit map that I hope to have out by the end of this year. Also, the Porais website is temporarily offline, though there is another site that has, for free download, almost all of the buses that were on Porais: https://mta3306.github.io/mtaWebSite/downloadspage.html
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream last night that I went to a reopened Michigan Central Station which had rebuilt it's shed. For some reason I boarded an eastbound DDOT 19 from one of the platforms and once I got into downtown Detroit for some bizarre reason I was teleported to an identical-looking train station...in Chicago. After having to endure a huge crowd, a restored CTA 6000-Series train (painted in their bicentennial scheme) arrived and I got on the train, which somehow had white walls and aisle seating. While describing this on my cell phone, the train began moving right down various streets towards the Chicago Loop as if it were a bus. Then as we entered the Loop proper, we suddenly turned into a loading bay area that opened up (like something you'd see out of Star Trek or Star Wars) to reveal a subway tunnel portal. As we went through that portal, there was...to make this even weirder...an entire TTC Gloucester subway train passed us heading in the opposite direction, all while I heard the Rush song "Twilight Zone" blaring from somewhere. It turned out that a movie about Rush was being filmed at that exact time and I somehow managed to land a role in the movie as an extra!
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    If You Could Restore 1 Bus, What Would It Be?

    Here's another PCC that I would love to see operational again.
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    Did you ever drop/break your camera?

    Welp, since then, I've dropped it twice. One of these times was back in December 2017 while checking out Christmas lights in downtown Detroit.
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    General WTF Moments

    While I was in the Detroit Institute of Arts today, someone decided for an unknown reason to turn on the fire alarms. It caught me by big surprise and even came close to damaging my ears.
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    Transit Windsor

    Even though the 2018 LFSes have pretty much taken over the Tunnel Bus lately, there are still occasions when a different bus will be on at least one of the runs. For example, today 2013 XD40 632 was spotted on a Tunnel Bus run in Detroit.
  8. I upload a wide variety of things on my Youtube page (in fact I use a different name there than I do here), but just yesterday I decided to get back into transit ride videos. I so far have two episodes from this season of rides on two of SMART's Gillig BRTs on route 125.
  9. Two new videos filmed yesterday have been uploaded:
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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream either last night or the night before that DDOT was renumbering additional routes because they decided to add additional routes to their ConnectTen system (and probably renaming it to reflect the new routes too).
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    NHL Discussion

    Henrik Zetterberg's career is over. http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/24672724/detroit-red-wings-captain-henrik-zetterberg-back-injury-ending-hockey-career-according-general-manager-ken-holland
  12. New video: A 2016 Gillig BRT on SMART route 140.
  13. New video: A 2016 Gillig BRT on SMART route 160.
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    Modifying a page title

    https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/File:Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_1412-b.jpg should be renamed to File:Detroit Department of Transportation 1412-a.jpg https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_7_'Cadillac-Harper' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 67 'Cadillac-Harper' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_9_'Chalmers' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 68 'Chalmers' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_10_'Chene' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 52 'Chene' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_14_'Crosstown' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 8 'Warren' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_21_'Grand_River' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 3 'Grand River' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_22_'Greenfield' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 10 'Greenfield' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_25_'Jefferson' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 9 'Jefferson' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_34_'Gratiot' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 6 'Gratiot' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_37_'Michigan' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 2 'Michigan' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_45_'Seven_Mile' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 7 'Seven Mile' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_48_'Van_Dyke-Lafayette' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 5 'Van Dyke-Lafayette' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_49_'Vernor' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 1 'Vernor' https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Detroit_Department_of_Transportation_route_53_'Woodward' should be renamed to Detroit Department of Transportation route 4 'Woodward'
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    SMART (Detroit)

    A sigh of relief in Macomb County as SMART's millage there survived yesterday's recount. When it was originally counted on August 7, it passed by less than 25 votes, while it easily passed in Oakland and Wayne Counties. https://www.macombdaily.com/news/smart-bus-tax-vote-survives-recount-in-macomb-county/article_66b4f780-ac53-11e8-82d7-83883ebbf5ca.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwD02FTCYU0
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    Detroit DOT

    Coming September 1st... The ten busiest routes will be branded as Connect Ten featuring upgraded amenities (500 trips per week with 15-minute peak hour headways) and new numbers: 49 Vernor becomes 1 Vernor 37 Michigan becomes 2 Michigan 21 Grand River becomes 3 Grand River 53 Woodward becomes 4 Woodward 48 Van Dyke/Lafayette becomes 5 Van Dyke/Lafayette 34 Gratiot becomes 6 Gratiot 45 Seven Mile becomes 7 Seven Mile 14 Crosstown becomes 8 Warren 25 Jefferson becomes 9 Jefferson 22 Greenfield becomes 10 Greenfield The Vernor and Greenfield routes will be added to the 24/7 network. Two other 24/7 routes, 16 Dexter and 17 Eight Mile, are not part of Connect Ten. Three other routes will also be renumbered due to them currently using numbers that will be used for the Connect Ten routes: 7 Cadillac/Harper becomes 67 Cadillac/Harper 9 Chalmers becomes 68 Chalmers 10 Chene becomes 52 Chene Free Wi-Fi A new logo has been unveiled, featuring two "D"s next to a period. It will be implemented immediately. A new livery has also been unveiled, featuring white and gold rays against a mint green background emanating from a Spirit of Detroit logo. It is being applied to the new 1800-series Xcelsiors and will be applied on all current and new buses throughout the next year. http://theneighborhoods.org/story/ddot-unveils-new-route-system-new-logo-free-wifi
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    Transit Related Dreams

    During a dream that I had two nights ago, I was in Chicago and was riding the CTA Blue Line, which for some reason had... -much smaller railcars -station ceiling hights quite more similar to Washington's Metro -I was boarding from a station on Lake Street near where the line curves northwest to run under Milwaukee Avenue, which would place this station in...of all places...under the Chicago River
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    Transit Related Dreams

    During a dream that I had last night, I was looking at SMART's website tracker and one 160 run was being done with a 2002 Gillig starting with 224 (forgot the last two digits), but the other 160 run was being done with a vehicle numbered 22300...which has never existed.
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    Detroit DOT

    1802 is here! (photo courtesy Bobbie Bozeman and posted on Facebook by Antonio D. Green)
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    The NJC Discord Server 🌎

    "MattBOnboardBus2100" would be me.
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    Stalker Buses

    Another stalker bus for me. SMART 3762 has been following me for the past two days, same route no less. In fact, I even rode it yesterday.
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    Transit Windsor

    8020 was spotted at Fort and Clark Streets at around noon. Destination sign simply said "Windsor". This was well outside of downtown Detroit.
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    Detroit DOT

    Here's a new DDOT site I just discovered... https://ddot.info/ The home page presents you with a list of DDOT's routes. Clicking on a route will bring you to a page displaying a route map, description and headways. The route map displays each bus that is currently on that route and even each bus stop when zoomed in. There are also "Bus Stops" and "Schedule" tabs. "Bus Stops" obviously shows a list of that route's bus stops, with details on connecting routes. "Schedule" obviously shows the schedule of that route, with current trips highlighted in light green. One thing I have noticed, though, is that the fleet numbers are not displayed unlike SMART's and Transit Windsor's trackers.
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    Transit Related Dreams

    During one I had last night, I decided to check out some sort of car show in downtown Detroit, so I for some reason teleported to Eureka and Dix-Toledo in Southgate. 2016 SMART BRT 3654, painted entirely in green (3654 is actually painted in Wayne State University livery), arrived on a northbound 125 but the destination sign was blank. Regardless, I boarded, then it suddenly began driving strangely, even driving onto random residential streets. Realizing I would not be able to even reach Outer Drive by that point, I got off at the very same stop I had got on, then I noticed 2017 SMART BRT 3719, which was a hybrid and painted in Wayne State University livery (the 2017 BRTs are diesel and 3719 is actually assigned to the Oakland Terminal, is assigned to Fast Woodward and was painted in University of Michigan livery before it was wrapped for Fast service). I then tried to reboard 3654 once I noticed that it's destination sign was working again, but the driver wouldn't let me.
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    SMART (Detroit)

    Novi is seriously considering opting back into SMART. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/novi-could-be-next-metro-detroit-city-to-join-smart-bus-system
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