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  1. Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas has purchased (4) New Flyer Xcelsior XE35 buses. I believe these will be the first XE35 buses to officially operate for a transit agency. Can anyone confirm? https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/hybrid-hydrogen-electric-vehicles/press-release/21088303/new-flyer-parts-fort-worth-transportation-authority-launches-zero-emission-service-with-buses-from-new-flyer
  2. I have one that is completely throwing me for a loop. I came across an old picture on Flickr of a Blue Bird bus that was operated by my local transit agency. But the bus in question is the coach sitting next to it. My first thought is that it is an old Neoplan model considering the styling, but I don't know much about coaches. Hopefully someone else can shed some light on this. *Photo credit to gg1electrice60 of Flickr. Photo sourced & linked from Flickr
  3. I've been doing some research on HRT recently and here is some info on current bus orders: At the October 2018 Board Meeting, HRT approved the order of ten (10) 29ft Gillig LowFloor Diesel buses. At the November 2018 Board Meeting, HRT approved the order of eleven (11) 35ft Gillig LowFloor Diesel buses and the order of six (6) 40ft Gillig LowFloor Diesel buses. At the January 2019 Board Meeting, HRT approved the order of two (2) 40ft Gillig LowFloor Suburban buses. Here are some auction links to buses I have found. An interesting note about the 2000 & 2001 Phantoms are that the seats closest to the front of the bus are slanted forward slightly rather than being perpendicular to any side of the bus. I have never seen this seat application before. 1230 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20011 1233 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1233 1235 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10003 1236 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1236 1237 Auctioned in December 2017 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples117/10036 1238 Auctioned in December 2017 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples117/10037 1240 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10002 1241 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10007 1243 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10004 1244 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10006 1247 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10001 1248 Auctioned in December 2017 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples117/10038 1250 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1250 1251 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1251 1252 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10005 1253 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1253 1254 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20001 1255 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10008 1257 (Description is Incorrect) - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples93/10009 1258 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1258 1259 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20008 1262 Auctioned in December 2017 -http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples117/10039 1263 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1263 1400 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1400 1401 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1401 1404 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1404 1405 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1405 1407 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1407 1409 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20009 1410 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20013 1512 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1512 1509 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20005 1701 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20003 1704 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1704 1706 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1706 1707 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1707 1708 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20004 1712 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1712 1714 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20010 1715 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1715 1709 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20002 1801 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1801 1802 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1802 1803 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1803 1805 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1805 1806 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1806 1808 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20006 1809 Auctioned in February 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples130/20012 1900 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1900 1902 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1902 1904 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1904 1906 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1906 1907 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/1907 4014 Auctioned in December 2018 - http://peoples.rasmuscatalog.com/cgi-bin/mmlist.cgi?peoples196/4014
  4. alexb320

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    @MVTArider Are there still any Phantoms left running in regular service?
  5. There are many that are retired, but there are still quite a few in service. I check the trackers every now an then to see what is out and about. There were at lest 7 still running as of last week.
  6. Not sure. I checked the VIN of 1102 on Vehicle History and it doesn't have any records past 2016. Also, I found #1106 that was listed on ABC Companies website. This is a 2012 model and isn't listed on the wiki. https://www.abc-companies.com/rv/camden+nj/vanhool+motorcoach/2473/van+hool+a300l+
  7. I wish I had noted this earlier, but there were 3 of the A300L buses for sale on ABC Companies website back in March of this year. These were units #1102-1104. 1102: https://www.abc-companies.com/rv/camden+nj/vanhool+motorcoach/2391/van+hool+a300l+ 1103: https://www.abc-companies.com/rv/camden+nj/vanhool+motorcoach/2390/vanhool+a300l+ 1104: https://www.abc-companies.com/rv/camden+nj/vanhool+motorcoach/2389/van+hool+a300l+
  8. I've noticed some issues with the Miami-Dade wiki page. First, some of the 2019 New Flyer XN40s are already delivered and in service. I can't confirm how many so far, but I did find a picture posted by Flickr user Mike Brocklebank in March of #19110. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikealaska/32486192327/in/faves-78648329@N02/ At the very least, units 18101-18263 are in service as also noted by Mike Brocklebank in March. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikealaska/32486192287/in/faves-78648329@N02/ I found a picture on Miami-Dade's Facebook of unit #17101. I didn't think they had any buses numbered in the 17100 series, but it turns out this bus was renumbered in the 18100 range. Not sure how many actually started as 17100's. https://www.facebook.com/GoMiamiDade/photos/a.636848669698821/1853554221361587/?type=3&theater Also, I found a picture on Facebook of #16102. This isn't listed anywhere on the wiki page. I can't confirm how many there are, but I read somewhere else that there are only 5 of these buses and they are spec'd the same as 14131-14135. https://www.facebook.com/GoMiamiDade/photos/a.651021534948201/2163122383738101/?type=3&theater
  9. Gillig has finally updated their website and moved things around a bit and added the Battery Electric bus option. They also changed how they categorize the bus styling and options and it looks much better in my opinion. Also, the "Gillig LowFloor Plus" is now officially considered a styling option. This option is what the new Battery Electric buses are based off, but you can also order this option in Diesel, CNG, and Hybrid. https://www.gillig.com/
  10. Some additional updates for Gainesville RTS. #1901, a 2019 Gillig LowFloor 40ft, is now on property. It has a Cummins ISL/B400R drivetrain. Got the VIN number from an RTS employee. 15GGD2713K3193171 Also, I found out that 0108 and 0110 are retired from revenue service. 0108 has been used as a training bus recently along with 0004 and the 2001 Ex-Lynx Phantoms. 0110 has been sitting in the back of the maintenance building along with 0105.
  11. I have a laundry list of info for Lynx that needs to be added to the wiki. Mainly just VIN numbers and disposition status. I've shortened the links for the sake of this post not looking too messy. The following buses are still listed on the wiki as "Active" but have been transferred to Gainesville RTS in 2016. Buses and VINs are as follows. I have also attached a copy of the transfer list directly form the City of Gainesville. 571 - 15GGD291861077351 572 - 15GGD291X61077352 574 - 15GGD291361077354 575 - 15GGD291561077355 577 - 15GGD291961077357 578 - 15GGD291061077358 580 - 15GGD291961077360 581 - 15GGD291061077361 582 - 15GGD291261077362 583 - 15GGD291461077363 601 - 15GGD291171077922 Status of other buses that have been sold: #597 was recently wrecked and sold at auction on Copart. VIN number for this bus is 15GGD291461077377. https://www.copart.com/lot/33224349 #631 was also wrecked and sold at auction on Copart back in September 2018. VIN number is 15GGD271371077956. https://www.copart.com/lot/38414108 #576 was sold on Ebay. Cannot find the link for it. #589 was retired and sold on Ebay in December 2017. VIN number is 15GGD291561077369. Link for 589 #590 was wrecked and sold on Ebay in November 2016. VIN number is 15GGD291161077370. Link for 590 #596 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD291261077376. Link for 596 #602 was wrecked and sold for scrap on Ebay in November 2017. VIN number is 15GGD291371077923. Link for 602 #617 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271371077942. This bus was purchased along with 624 by Coach Crafters and both were sold to Transtar Transportation in Orlando, FL. Upon Transtar closing in 2018, both buses were returned to Coach Crafters. Link for 617 #621 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271071077946. Link for 621 #624 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271671077949. This bus was purchased along with 617 by Coach Crafters and both were sold to Transtar Transportation in Orlando, FL. Upon Transtar closing in 2018, both buses were returned to Coach Crafters. Link for 624 #625 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271271077950. Link for 625 #632 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271571077957. Link for 632 #636 was retired and sold on Ebay in May 2017. VIN number is 15GGD271771077961. Link for 636 #656 was retired and sold on Ebay in November 2016. VIN number is 15GGD271881078912. Link for 656 #658 was retired and sold on Ebay in November 2016. VIN number is 15GGD271181078914. Link for 658 #807 was retired and sold on Ebay in November 2016. VIN number is 15GGD271671077966. This bus was purchased by someone in California and was converted into a double decker bus. Link for 807 2016_Lynx_Bus_Purchase.pdf
  12. No worries! Only other thing I can see is that #1217-1218 are now in service. They are the Ex-SCAT Suburban BRT Gilligs that were purchased sometime in January/February. I don't think those are on the wiki yet. You can see a picture of 1218 (Ex-1202X) on HARTs facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroughTransit/photos/a.451133603016/10156077097228017/?type=3&theater
  13. @Thomasw 2300s and 2425-2427 have been gone for quite some time. Only 2004s left are 2402, 2406, 2408-2409, 2412, & 2417. Rest of them were auctioned off. Also, 2502 was wrecked and auctioned off as well.
  14. #1963 was delivered in late April. A few pictures can be seen of it right before being driven to HART on Flickr. Photo credit to Darius Pinkston. https://www.flickr.com/photos/153011359@N03/32705196527/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/153011359@N03/33770268118/in/photostream/
  15. For the record, I requested from WMATA a list of VIN numbers. They quickly responded that they had already provided the info or would provide if it wasn't visible, but they never followed through before the auction listing ended. The reserve wasn't met, so the listing and the pictures are no longer visible on PublicSurplus' website. I was able to confirm from the picture that the following buses were included in that lot: 2526, 2536, 2537, 2542, 2543, 2552, 2563, 2569, 2602, 2614.
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