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OR Transit Fan

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    Salem, OR
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  1. OR Transit Fan

    Portland TriMet

    Not really.. Cherriots in Salem rebranded after 20 years, pierce transit in Tacoma rebranded after 17 years as well
  2. OR Transit Fan

    Portland TriMet

    Heard from a driver a few are road worthy now and possibly as early as next week EDIT: They are in service now, well 3 at least. Two on route 2 and one on route 20
  3. OR Transit Fan

    Gillig product discussion

    What is the big deal about roof mounted AC? So far it seems to me that the only difference is some agencies prefer one over the other.
  4. OR Transit Fan

    Gillig product discussion

    Those were a custom spec by VTA. Gillig offers that spec for other systems, but definitely isn’t replacing the standard Low Floor design.
  5. OR Transit Fan

    Gillig product discussion

    Im not sure what year and specs the gilligs you drove were, but I hear many great things about Gillig Low Floors from our drivers and from other drivers at many other systems. Yes, the older Low Floors may have been a bit bouncy but as a rider they ride SMOOTH and more like a high floor rather than other low floors with their stiff suspensions. Post 2010 LF’s have different suspensions which are so much nicer than other brands of buses. Don’t know why Gillig always gets thrown to the bottom.........
  6. OR Transit Fan

    Gillig product discussion

    According to rumors from Gillig at the 2017 APTA, plan is they are going to show a prototype articulated model at the 2020 APTA. Some reason they waited is apparently there used to be too much competition and Gillig was going thru their move to the new Livermore facility. I see why they are going for this now, not only are larger systems moving to Gillig buses, but those larger systems also usually operate artics and have to get either New Flyer or Nova which of course reduces fleet commonality. This would be major for Gillig too because they would be the only bus manufacturer to offer all 30, 35, 40, and 60 foot models.
  7. OR Transit Fan

    Paperbus Thread

    Would you mind doing one with the actual Cherriots scheme?
  8. OR Transit Fan

    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    The 8000’s and 8100’s are the same width. 102 inches
  9. OR Transit Fan

    CTran - Vancouver, Washington

    C-Tran will be buying 2 extra Xcelsior Artics for use on 164 Fisher's Landing Express. Hopefully they are smart and get these as XD60's. http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/nov/24/c-tran-to-run-longer-buses-on-key-route/
  10. OR Transit Fan

    King County Metro - Seattle, Washington

    Wasn't it 100 buses, or did they opt for 30 more?
  11. OR Transit Fan

    Worst public vehicle ever!

    Cutaways and other 3rd party buses (ElDorado, Champion, Arboc, etc)
  12. OR Transit Fan

    Centro (Central New York RTA)

    I heard that CENTRO 1762 stopped by Cherriots last week for a short demo...
  13. OR Transit Fan

    Worst public vehicle ever!

    Can't stand any shuttle bus. I also dispise Crown Ikarus, Xcelsior, Nova LS, El Dorado
  14. OR Transit Fan

    Feature Photo Submissions

    Whoops, noticed I made a mistake and said they were XDE60 and that made it on the main pages... My apologies
  15. OR Transit Fan

    Feature Photo Submissions

    Thanks!
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