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  1. LegoNovaLFS2001

    Connecticut Transit

    More Xcelsiors for CT. This will replace the 2001-2005 D40LFs Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – June 6, 2016: (TSX: NFI) (TSX: NFI.DB.U) New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches in the United States and Canada, announced today that Connecticut Department of Transportation (“CTDOT”) awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 485 heavy-duty 35 and 40-foot Xcelsior® clean diesel and diesel electric hybrid buses.The contract includes a firm order for 267 Xcelsior XD40, XD35, XDE40 and XDE35 buses valued at approximately $122 million, with options for an additional 218 units over the next five years. The order will replace older vehicles in CTDOT’s current fleet with newer, more fuel efficient Xcelsior XD40 buses.CTDOT currently provides over 31 million passenger trips annually with a fleet of 570 vehicles serving Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, and Wallingford urban areas. These services are operated by private contractors under CTDOT’s CTtransit brand name.New Flyer has delivered nearly 600 heavy-duty transit buses to CTDOT since 1993.“We are very excited to continue our partnership with CTDOT that has spanned over three decades, said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Flyer. “Our best-in class heavy-duty Xcelsior bus will directly support CTDOT’s strategic initiatives as they work to reduce their carbon footprint, and improve bus performance and reliability.”NOTE: All dollar amounts are stated in U.S. currency. Came from New Flyer's website
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    Photos of buses making turns

    Wallpaper by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr
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    Middletown Area Transit (Middletown, CT)

    I'm not sure...Middletown has numbered their buses oddly..one gillig is 3007, and the cutaways start at 6002. When I am there next, I will try to get more info.
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    The Deadly "Blind Spot" on Transit Buses

    That left mirror I wouldn't blame entirely. I've seen some people just cross without looking down or up the street in Connecticut.
  5. Is busfanning/transitfanning/railfanning a verb, or just a term used by transit fans?

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    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    CTtransit has been kind to transit fans. So the most I get from the drivers is why I have my phone (I use it for a camera until it gets replaced or broken) out, pointing towards the bus. That happened maybe 10 times since I started fanning in Fall 2013. But, a few months ago, I was getting some pics for a game, and I took a picture of a headlight. Whilst trying to get a good pic with no glare from the lights and all, some passenger in line for the bus goes "what is he doing?" Of course, she doesn't say it loud enough for me to hear, because what most people want to least happen is an altercation while trying to go home. This lady keeps asking herself and others why I would take a picture of a bus headlight. I heard her ask the driver too. When does one learn to leave well enough alone.. I was at my local CTfastrak station, transit fanning. A 101 to Downtown Hartford was rolling through, and naturally, I decided to record it going through the stop. The driver turned a little too hard and when straightening out, clipped the concrete of the station platform with the bottom panels of the bus. She saw me, as well as a passenger, recording the whole thing. After opening the door, she asks me to come over. I had feared that I was going to be cussed out by some bus driver, but this was not the case. Instead, like all the others, asks why I was recording, and asks if I had recorded the accident. About 30 seconds later, they leave, and I had to delete the clip. Aside from the obvious, are drivers nice when it comes to transit fanning or do they look down on it? It's almost impossible not to jump to conclusions. Of course, this is not something to be doing and whatnot, but unless we are to hear from the said operator, we can only believe what we are told until we are given new and possibly conflicting information. So, until then, "everyone jumps on the bandwagon and starts calling for the operators head." This is simply the way people are meant to operate. It's like being a friend of someone who gets in a fight, and you should be impartial, but because a friend was involved, you can't remain impartial, otherwise, you appear traitorous and unsupportive
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    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    He definitely crossed the line...I don't suppose the TTC has cameras installed on their buses. As aforementioned, you could prosecute him using the camera footage from the bus. Personally, I have never had an encounter close to that...but from what I hear, the TTC has a notorious reputation for having issues with multimedia and the subject being their vehicles. So, in retrospect, it is no surprise that out of all, employees of the TTC would do something like this I hope you are alright
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    Wiki Editors

    I have multiple photos of systems varying from NY to MA. As long as there's room, I would like to contribute information and photos to the wiki Thanks
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    Detroit Diesel engines to Cummins engines

    In Connecticut, 1998 saw the entrance of the Cummins ISM into Greater Bridgeport Transit Gillig Phantoms. The ISL, 5 years later with the arrival of the DE40LFs
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Possibly for the CNG order to replace the OG CNG, and then some. I heard the order was somewhere around 140.
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    Akron Metro RTA

    The XN60's look stellar! A bit surprising with the rooftop shot. Never seen anything like that before!
  12. I still can't believe New Flyer bought out MCI. They're buying out everything. I bet ElDorado is next

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    Mbta gets 44 2016-2017 New Flyer XDE60

    Hmmm...I wonder if MBTA will look into getting Xcelsior Trolleybuses to replace the Neoplan ones.
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    Systems that use DDS40

    Thanks for the tip. It worked well
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    Systems that use DDS40

    Well, the title says it all. I've been looking around, and I'm unsure of this. Does anyone know of any Operators/Companies that have a Detroit Diesel Series 40/40E, or is CTtransit the only one? I've seen D40LFs pre-2000 with DDS50s (Translink, usually,) but I've only seen the DDS40 on CT buses.
  16. I live for buses. Most consider ball as life, but for me, bus is life!

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    LakeTran (Lake County, OH)

    They seem to have gone mainstream. But, nowadays, there isn't much in the bus market.
  18. I'm recognizing more people every once in awhile. Just that this forum is more subtle.

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    Transit Related Dreams

    I had a dream last night where I was escaping from someplace, and I discovered that the UMTS PVTA Garage was aroujd the corner. I went there for a vehicle, but I didn't find anything except for 2 trams and a few RTS-06s. I hopped in one and drove it out of the garage as someone was just arriving. The engine sound was so vivid. All my dreams where I've driven a bus are like that. At least they're not a jacked up RTS-04 like in movies....
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    Connecticut Transit

    Quick question, and a bump, unfortunately, but, does anyone know of any other systems that have buses with a Detroit Diesel Series 40/40E, or is CT Transit the only company?
  21. Could anyone lend their voices for one of my projects?

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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    I just noticed the larger tailpipe. Looks a bit weird with those specs
  23. I wish I could edit the wiki

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    Who's buying buses?

    CTDOT has recently received several new buses. Two that I know of is an MCI D4500CT, numbered 1510, and a 29' Gillig BRT Hybrid, numbered 1503. I am not sure of buses 1501, 1502, 1504-1510, but I expect at most 4 more Gillig buses, as the order was for 12.