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  1. Neat, any idea which one? Will they be operating it in revenue service?
  2. I believe the silver buses were numbered in the 600 series and the original rental car shuttles were numbered in the 500 series. Many of the silver 600 series buses have been repainted into the rental car scheme but they retain their original seating layout. Interesting to hear they will stay around until '21.
  3. Total transit only operates 40' 2007 D40LFR buses 6455-6459/6481-6500 in addition to some cutaways. No artics out there. First Transit West however operates a large fleet of artics.
  4. That's a hydraulic cooler. Actually only 6597 - 6647 have it, 6648 - 6668 do not.
  5. Actually, the 2003 NABI Compos 7157-7164 were also ordered with 407c. The auxiliary condensor was installed from the factory on 5001-5120, and all new Gilligs also have this (Phoenix and RPTA). It's concealed under the fiberglass cover on the roof near the rear of the bus on the street side. You'll notice the cover is vented in this area.
  6. 6714 - 6719 are in Mesa. The 533 and 535 are both exclusively out of Mesa, but they have been shared in the past. Some express routes are "interlined" with local routes, also.
  7. Actually, both yards have dedicated express buses.
  8. It is entirely from Mesa now. They use the 87/Beeline Hwy to deadhead to Fountain Hills. D40LFA remain in Mesa
  9. There was a D40LFA on the 514 this morning, this route comes from Mesa
  10. The 45CLFW at Tempe are retired
  11. Today I spotted 5158 on I10E Rapid, and 6750 on the 108.
  12. I did spot 5121 on the 39 several weeks ago.
  13. It's possible that vehicles were moved, bus also Monday marked the start of the service changes and it may be that some of the runs may have been re-distributed between the north and south garages in preparation for the service expansion.
  14. As far as catching a northbound peak 72 at ASU.. Wouldn't someone be able to get on any bus that comes first (Orbit, 72, 62 etc.) to the transit center where the 10 minute frequency begins? Sure, a transfer isn't ideal but atleast it beats weighing out waiting/walking in the heat.
  15. I remember hearing that the bridge necessary to cross I-17 was a major cost differential. At the time, there were also talks about the future of the I-17 in that area, one source even suggested it may become a double decker freeway. I also read that the metrocenter transit center would possibly be relocated from the west side of the complex to the east side.