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  1. AC Transit fleet roster as of 12/28/2021, received via public records request. Vehicle info PRR 12.28.pdf
  2. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    So based on what I've heard from the Met Council over the past several months, it looks like there's a distinction between Metro Transit running service and MTS contracting out routes to operate. It appears MTS does not directly contract with Metro Transit to operate any routes. I'm wondering if any of the 60xx, 61xx, 600xx, and 602xx series pages that are nested under MTS should be moved such that they are under the Metro Transit name? Same with the 60036-60039 and 60044 series, which actually should be merged because they were part of the same order. And perhaps the units that Metro Transit lost to MTS/First Transit should be under MTS? What are the history behind the coaches? I think some of them were actually bought by the Met Council and operated by contractors, then transferred to Metro Transit when the Met Council wanted to consolidate operations, around the time the 275/288 and 467 were moved to Metro Transit? What do y'all think?
  3. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    1053 was relisted for auction today. Auction ends 1/4/22 Lot 40287 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40744
  4. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    LEA got them all except for 3128 and 1053. 3128 was bought by Jones Auto. 1053 was bought by a private owner over in Mpls.
  5. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Looks like the 80 (and 323) are run by First Transit now. Those look like 3200s as well. Looks like all retired.
  6. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    The remainder of the 2003 D60s and the last 3 Phantoms on property have been retired and listed for auction this morning: List of D60s 3120 - Lot 40051 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40508 3122 - Lot 40052 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40509 3123 - Lot 40053 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40510 3125 - Lot 40054 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40511 3128 - Lot 40055 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40512 3129 - Lot 40056 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40513 3133 - Lot 40057 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40514 3134 - Lot 40058 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40515 3138 - Lot 40059 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40516 3141 - Lot 40060 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40517 3144 - Lot 40061 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40518 List of Phantoms 1049 - Lot 40062 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40519 1052 - Lot 40063 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40520 1053 - Lot 40064 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40521
  7. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Happy post-Orange Line opening day! Was on the first run into Burnsville. They sent out 8110, which apparently had litter dating back to when it was on the C Line. Wish we could have had a meet up, would like to put faces to fans that I otherwise didn’t think exist much out here. It appears they are running 40s on the route right now. Also, the 8700s returned to service yesterday. 8707 was the first one out and the first one in.
  8. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Preview ride for media this morning
  9. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    I did a data practices act request. Metro Transit is a public agency, and all public agencies, cities, counties, states, and public transit agencies in MN, as well as nonprofits and companies who receive public, state, and federal funding, are subject to what is the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Chapter 13 of Minnesota Statute. The statute says most things the government agency creates are available to the public. This includes fleet rosters, maps, charts, salary information, pre-recorded voice announcements on transit vehicles, etc. However, they are not readily available. You have to ask the person who is the responsible authority (generally, whoever leads the agency). Many agencies have responsible authorities who delegate the handling of public records requests to what is called a designee. All requests should go to this designee. Metro Transit's designees are their PR people: Howie Padilla and Laura Baenen. To make a request, fill out this form on page 11 of this PDF and send it to [firstname].[lastname][at]metrotransit.org. Public Records Requests for the Met Council can be found at this link: https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/Publications-And-Resources/Data-Access-Procedures.aspx Although they can charge fees (25¢/page or for the time the person has to spend to retrieve the data for you, depending on agency), I have never been charged. Yet. Public Records Requests for Greater MN transit agencies, as well as Jefferson Lines and Land to Air Express, can be done through MnDOT through this form: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/information/datapractices/index.html For all agencies, you do not need to provide your name or contact information to make a request. But keep in mind you'll need a place (not necessarily a place associated with you) to let them know where you would like to receive the data. I mostly do my requests through e-mail.
  10. Public records request. San Francisco Muni is a public agency subject to San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance, which requires them to produce any records members of the public request within 10 days. Complete a request by going to https://sanfrancisco.nextrequest.com
  11. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Those buses are operated by First Transit and are housed at the garage on Como. Might be on a training run.
  12. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Fresh roster update from Metro Transit. All D60s retired as of October. Metro Transit is officially the last agency in the United States and Canada to operate high floor articulated buses. Bus List 11_19_21 DPA Request.pdf
  13. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    LEA came for their buses today. 3118 and 3135 were towed, while 3147 was driven off. 3117 was to be driven off, but it didn’t want to go faster than 35mph. They take them to Ohio where they are either sold (I don’t know who does the selling, as LEA apparently just buys and tows them), or parted out and scrapped. A couple buses they bought have already been scrapped at Omnisource in Toledo.
  14. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    Metro Transit has released details of Orange Line opening celebrations on December 4: Opening ceremony at 1pm at I-35W at Lake St Station south lobby, with food vendors at the north lobby from 2pm to 4pm. Another celebration at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville from 2pm to 4pm. Orange Line rides on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will be free. https://metrotransit.org/orangeline The first bus to operate on the Orange Line will depart Marquette/3rd at 5:58am. If anyone wants to meet, I'm planning on being there.
  15. hp2ena

    Metro Transit

    10 more 2003 D60s listed on Minnbid. Someone high up at Metro Transit told me it is highly likely they'll be off the property by the end of the year 3117 - Lot 39588 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40045 3118 - Lot 39589 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40046 3119 - Lot 39590 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40047 3124 - Lot 39591 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40048 3126 - Lot 39592 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40049 3130 - Lot 39593 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40050 3135 - Lot 39594 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40051 3136 - Lot 39595 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40052 3143 - Lot 39596 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40053 3147 - Lot 39597 https://minnbid.org/Mobile/AuctionLot/40054 604 will also be suspended, according to the website. Rode it this morning; neither driver nor dispatcher knew about it.
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