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Rotidua

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  1. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Gillig_Phantom_'E_VINs'#E1080973 This page begs to differ though. I take it that you didn't see those running around way back when?
  2. Nope, the Phantoms are still running. All 1998 30-footers, 2000, 2002, and 2003 models are still present. A good amount of the 1997 and a few 1998 standard models are still running. The wiki page seems to be in order for now.
  3. The small paint job at the front fooled me a little bit. My bad.
  4. Either an audio recording or a video footage of the 2007 Axess units is all I ask. Everything else is up to you. Also, it seems that Maui Bus purchased its first battery-electric bus some moments ago. Unfortunately, the manufacturer is BYD and the video showcasing it is complemented with typical corporate music. Not looking too good.
  5. If possible, can you make an audio recording on one of the 2007 Axess buses?
  6. Rotidua

    Hele-On

    Sweet mother of mercy. It'd be a miracle if those are still there 9 years after the street photo upload date. Great work.
  7. Rotidua

    Hele-On

    Once again, major kudos to you for uncovering information about the city bus fleets on the neighbor islands. It's a dream for me to go to the Big Island, but one of my worries of being there is being stranded in the middle of nowhere with limited bus service. I dug into their heavy duty fleet with the provided info. Their 2000 model Gillig Phantom Suburbans are 40-footers (designation D) equipped with the Detroit Diesel Series 50 (designation 20), which is either with an original or an EGR system. Their 2005 model Gillig Phantom Suburbans are 37-footers (designation C) equipped with Cummins ISL with EPA 2004 certification (designation 29). Since you didn't provide a VIN on the 2007 Gillig Phantom Suburbans, I'm not too sure if it is still a 37-footer, or if it bounced back up to being a 40-footer, or what their engines are. Everything else after that is up towards speculation on what their transmissions are. Their 2010 model MCI D4000CLs have the Cummins ISM with EPA 2007 certification, rated at 410 hp. Lastly, their 2014 model ElDorado XHFs are 36-footers (designation E, conventional flooring) equipped with the Cummins ISL9 with a possible EPA 2013 certification (designation CL). With no VINs listed for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model MCIs, I can only imagine them being equipped with the Cummins ISX11.9. Once again, their transmissions are unknown. As for their historic fleet, I did recall seeing a photo of an ex-OTS 1993 TMC RTS-08 40-footer, rebranded with the Hele-On logo and maintaining the same OTS livery. It was posted by the NorCalBusFans group on their J-Album gallery, but said gallery expired along with all of the pictures. In addition, they didn't reupload those photos of interest to their Flickr account as of yet.
  8. Sounds like it was related to the recent mayors' summit on electric buses. Had a high school friend - who's an automotive fan - break the news to me about this, as he saw those get unloaded from the Nimitz pier a few days ago. With this being another BYD product (the K11), this one is not making me all that happy about the demo. Instead, it's giving me some raised eyebrows on how well it's going to perform here.
  9. The Opus is a medium-duty bus after all. Compared to the typical heavy-duty Gilligs, New Flyers, and what-not, those coaches should have a life expectancy of about 10 - 12 years or more. It's a shame that 33 retired since that one was my favorite.
  10. That's a negative for the shorties on my end, but I did manage to see this in person.
  11. Yeah, I saw that too, but in person. I couldn't take a picture of it because I already boarded an express bus towards home. Gahhhhhh.
  12. The newbie Axess BRTs should have the Cummins L9 coupled with the Allison B400R, no doubt about it.
  13. Voith 864.6 DIWA.6 system.
  14. Just as long as those buses don't come from BYD, then it's a-OK with me.
  15. Eyyy, nice job on the documentation. Nice to know that the EZ-Rider II's have the Cummins ISB while the Axxess' have the Cummins ISL. Kind of a shame that the only Enviro500 the city bus operated was retired for a third life on the Big Island (considering that it's used - in early mornings - for commuting hotel workers and g-men).
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