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  1. I would like to see gillig extend their engine options to more than just Cummins. That way transit operators can decide which engine will fit their needs.
  2. Here in Ann Arbor, AATA has one bus currently in service that is powered by a DDS-50 EGR engine. Sadly, all the rest in Ann Arbor’s fleet is powered by Cummins. DDOT and SMART have some run by DDS-50EGR but eventually all buses will only be powered by Cummins.
  3. I really do hope Detroit Diesel goes back into the Transit Market. I have nothing wrong with Cummins but I agree with Bus-medic. They do have a monopoly over the transit market. I'm sure southeast Michigan transit agencies would love to have Detroit Diesel engines in their buses to show off their support for buying things made in Detroit. Plus it's time bus manufactures and agencies look at other companies to provide bus engines. #Made in Detroit
  4. AATA Switched to Cummins engines in 2007 with their first order of Hybrid Buses. In 2008 six of seven 2000 Gillig low floor buses were repowered with ISL engines. They originally carried Detroit Diesel Series 40E engines but they must have died so they had to replace them with ISL engines. Bus #398 is the only one still powered with a Detroit Diesel Series 40E engine. The same can be said about SMART. According to baul104 luigi he says the 2002/2003 Gillig SMART buses were repowered with ISL engines either in 2004 or 2005.
  5. I don't mind Cummins as being one of the suppliers to the coach/bus market but it seems like they have a monopoly over the market and I think it should be split up to have another engine company supply engines to bus manufacters.
  6. So after reading the PDF, it seems they only sold the electronic version to coach/bus manufacters. I am amazed but not surprised. Somehow when I was looking on Gillig's website: http://web.archive.org/web/20011021134537/ it showed it was only selling the electronic version. Even though the had two different liter engines, I can conclude that both engines sound exactly the same.
  7. Ok transit/vehicle experts. I'm trying to figure out the difference between a Detroit Diesel Series 40 engine and a Detroit Diesel Series 40E engine. What I know so far is the 7.6 liter engine is the 40E and the 8.7 liter engine is the regular series 40. Do both engines sound the same or does one sound different than the other?
  8. If I knew who was stealing my photos Online I would report it immediately to the FCC. I would also report it to the proper authorities. In fact sometimes If it's a photo that's really personal to me and It's been stolen I would make the person serve life in prison.
  9. I heard that Detroit Diesel made two versions of the series 40. The normal series 40 and electronic series 40E. However I found out Detroit only sold the electronic 40 engine to coach/bus manufacturers.
  10. I don't think so It seems the AATA is sticking to Gillig's
  11. The #360-#374 new flyer buses that were built in 1995 are actually D35LF buses just to let you know and I've ridden on several of those buses when I was a kid. They also have american seating 6466 seats on them.
  12. I actually don't have that many photos of SMART buses since I live just outside the Detroit Metro area. I'll make sure I source my images next time. I just put SMART bus photos that aren't on the roster. So If I post anymore SMART bus photos I'll make sure where I got it from.
  13. chasbo2

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    Hey I"m a transit enthusiast for the Ann Arbor Area and I would love to be a CPTDB Wiki editor!
  14. how long does it take for a bus to be built?

  15. Here is a Photo of SMART bus #22337 at the lakeside mall in macomb county Here is SMART bus #22413 on route 510
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