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  1. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Overjoyed to see the buses finally running again! By the way, has anyone seen any 1100s in service? I don’t think I’ve seen any run since the current pick was implemented. update: 3142 is on the 54 right now, per a friend
  2. I found a bus today with the VIN 15GGB291031071691 (MN License Plate BY86195) and I am wondering who the bus belongs to (probably Lorenz) and where it came from. Would anyone happen to know? Google isn't turning up anything, and neither is the Wiki.
  3. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Metro Transit is continuing to use buses to transport National Guard, police, and protestors. Some operators are refusing to transport them https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/bv8zaw/minneapolis-bus-drivers-refuse-to-transport-george-floyd-protesters-to-jail?fbclid=IwAR1n3qjU2GLwlY5ycSO3e3OozznrpUypKjQk-N5-0CEuKHVjZZBpFNV-2FI
  4. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Green line is also suspended Edit: Metro Transit plans to suspend all transit service beginning 4pm today.
  5. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Three more ex-RGRTA hybrids listed on Minnbid today. 7115: https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/31428 7121 (ex-RGRTA 901): https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/31429 7126: https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/31430 I was at South a couple days ago. Some of the buses that were previously auctioned remain at South.
  6. Ex-RGRTA Gillig Hybrid 901, now Metro Transit MN 7121, was just listed for auction as a non-runner today. Auction ends 5/29. VIN: 15GGD301471077870 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/31429
  7. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    The Minnesota State Fair is canceled as of today. It’s unlikely the Phantoms will be returning to service as a result.
  8. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    I recently filed a public records request for a roster of the active MTS fleet. The spreadsheet I got is attached. The page for 60070-83 will need to be renamed to "60069-60084". Also, from this spreadsheet, you can see that not all 2600 series coaches were transferred. So do we keep the name as it is (for ease of searching), or rename it such that only the active units remain (and thus make it harder to search)? We could move the page to reflect the actual buses still in service and preserve the redirect in case someone was curious? MTS fleet request 5-21-20.xlsx What do we do with the MT units transferred to MTS? What I ended up doing yesterday was linking to the MT rosters (since liverywise they're still Metro Transit) but anchoring them to the unit numbers that were transferred (since the details about the buses remain the same). Although we've learned that 1620-27 have been transferred (I saw 1625 at First Transit a couple days ago, and the spreadsheet reflects the transfer of the 1600 series), more from this series will be transferred next month. By the way, LRVs 301 and 302 were delivered today and are currently sitting at the siding next to the Blue Line mainline, off the Sabo Bridge. If anyone wants to see the trains get towed into Hiawatha, show up at around 8:30pm. Wear a mask. (Edit: 301 and 302 have already been towed into Hiawatha as of 1:30pm)
  9. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Staff provided an update on Southwest LRT at Wednesday's Met Council meeting. They showed an image of 301-306 under production in Sacramento. 301 and 302 will be delivered together later this month. They will have 60 seats and be outfitted with plastic inserts. In the past, they've delivered to the siding off of the Greenway between 26th and 28th, by the Sabo bridge. Then they send a 3-car Siemens consist sometime around 11:30pm to pull it into the Blue Line OMF. http://metrocouncil.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=3348
  10. The Milan car only runs during the holidays. It runs under the “Holly Trolley”.
  11. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    3209 is on the 5 and just departed Mall of America edit: 3208 was also on the 5, following immediately behind 3209. Chased them on my bike this afternoon. Both pulled in shortly after arriving at BCTC shortly before 6. Photos to come. edit: photos!
  12. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Nice! When did all the GMs and Flxibles finally retire? Do any units still exist, preserved or not?
  13. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    All of those buses are gone. 2111 (which is in a series before this unit) is stored just outside of Willmar. Some ended up in Lafayette, IN.
  14. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Some updates based on what I've seen out and about on my bike: The 67 continues to be operated by Metro Transit. I saw a 1790/1800 pull out of Nicollet bound for the 67 yesterday. I think almost every block on the 22 is using artics from MJR and South Additionally, I've seen artics on the following routes: 5, 9, 10, 18, 21, and 22. There is one block on the 9 (9C, to be specific) departing Downtown towards the suburbs just after 5:30pm, departing Downtown towards Longfellow just before 7pm that uses an artic They are also running short Route 9 trips that only operate between Government Plaza and Lyndale/Glenwood to serve folks at the homeless shelters in that area All of the 7110s have been removed from Heywood Annex, and I believe construction of the Heywood Annex has begun No Phantoms in sight, however I did see some at the Metro Plant last week.
  15. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Looks like that's Safeway Transit! They bought a lot of Phantoms and converted them to party buses.
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