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  1. 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.
  2. That's a negative for the shorties on my end, but I did manage to see this in person.
  3. 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.
  4. The newbie Axess BRTs should have the Cummins L9 coupled with the Allison B400R, no doubt about it.
  5. Voith 864.6 DIWA.6 system.
  6. Just as long as those buses don't come from BYD, then it's a-OK with me.
  7. 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).
  8. Seems as though some of the Xcelsior lines are suffering with a bit of a flaw in the backdoors. Sounds like the new ones made the backdoor problem a bit worse as 870-879 also have it, but to the extent of those reopening once or twice as it closes.
  9. Correction: At nearly 13 years old. This is a 2006 model after all. Also, it's no wonder that I've seen Bill 77 pop up for the second time now. The price for almost everything here is going up for the sake of covering the cost of the rail system (currently $8.3 billion). Smh. The DIWA.6 eh? Can't wait.
  10. Now that's a whole new dimension of scatterbrain right there. Looks like someone isn't paying attention at all. Looks like that kind of damage is fixable to a stretch. I can't really see an absolute need to just end its life at Campbell Industrial Park. It'll be a treat to see that unit roll out from Pearl City - on day one - with a rebuilt face. This makes me wonder if New Flyer's warranty service is able to cover a whole unit replacement in the case of significant damage post-accident wise.
  11. I'm positive that it's a personal life issue, most likely moving on from bring a bus and elevator fan to a normal man with a career. While the move is understandable, it's quite disappointing to have all the videos deleted as I wanted to look back on some of his older ones.
  12. Reminds me of a recent happening on Taiwan's MRT on the Tamsui/Xinyi line, the only difference is that the one who spilled it ran off towards the nearest stop with embarrassment while the riders stared on. What a coincidence.
  13. Somewhere in April of this year, one of the demonstration models made its debut in Hawaii, starting with Honolulu county. It was tested on some routes featuring various running environments in a span of a month. After that, it was shipped over to the counties of Maui, Hawaii (the Big Island), and Kaua'i (timeline respective) during the summer, then shipped back to BYD. I believe that a purchase for a K9M model was made for the purpose of shuttle duty for the Honolulu/Daniel K. Inouye Airport, which is appropriate for its range. I made a very short video about it. Least to say, the ride didn't leave me with any good impressions (suspicion of quality control, what with it being Made in China). The mention of numerous mechanical and technological flaws recorded by Cali's Long Beach Transit and Albuquerque's Rapid Transit reinforces that suspicion. To add to the range issue, I'll refer to this post.
  14. Maybe I might consider that, as most of what I mentioned in my list (with the Gillig Spirit as an exception) is what O'ahu Transit Services of Honolulu used to own.
  15. You're gonna have to look at the routes that are served by the Kalihi garage. I usually see them on Routes 4 and 23 during my commutes. You can also try to find them on the 6 and 8 too. The http Honolulu Estimated Arrival page is your best friend at finding them.
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