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  1. alexb320

    Gainesville RTS, Florida Update

    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.
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    LYNX

    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
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    Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

    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
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    Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

    @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.
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    Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

    #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/
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    WMATA Washington

    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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    Proterra

    Capital Metro, TX has awarded Proterra for the purchase of (4) 40ft Catalyst E2 buses. https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/hybrid-hydrogen-electric-vehicles/press-release/21077603/proterra-capmetro-to-purchase-four-proterra-electric-buses-and-battery-charging-systems
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    CapMetro (Austin, TX)

    Capital Metro has awarded Proterra for the purchase of (4) 40ft Catalyst E2 buses. https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/hybrid-hydrogen-electric-vehicles/press-release/21077603/proterra-capmetro-to-purchase-four-proterra-electric-buses-and-battery-charging-systems Also, there are (8) 2003 New Flyer D35LF listed for auction on GovDeals: 2001 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1264&acctid=1130 2002 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1265&acctid=1130 2005 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1266&acctid=1130 2007 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1267&acctid=1130 2013 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1268&acctid=1130 2014 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1269&acctid=1130 2015 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1270&acctid=1130 2017 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1271&acctid=1130
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    I can't speak for other agencies, but for Gainesville, there are two reasons they buy the same buses they have been since 2007. 1) Its what they know best and mechanics know how to work on them. 2) It's a cheap bus. Gainesville is a liberal city which means public transportation gets the bottom of the barrel funding. Its why we currently have 58 active buses that are 12 years or older. Theres no funding to replace buses when they need to and when we do get new buses, they are the same as what is purchased in previous years. Also, ridership in Gainesville has been on the decline. New development around UF has allowed students to be within walking distance of classes and Uber/Lyft are very popular. Unfortunately, it is all about money. I will say though, Gainesville has made some strides to increase public transportation which includes microtransit that is designed to meet transit needs in lower income areas and also connect nearby cities. Again, I can't say much for other agencies, but that is just what I have noticed where I live. In regards to Gillig styling, I do agree they are way overdue for a facelift. Even the BRT style is going on 14 years now.
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    Photography Equipment

    Does anyone own or have an experience with the Nikon D5600? I'm not sure if the price point and quality are worth it or if it'd be better to go with something like a D3500. I have been using in the past a Canon Powershot SX530 or my cellphone. I'm no professional and don't want anything crazy. I just want to get a better quality camera with some decent lenses for a trip to Seattle/Vancouver I will be doing in a few months. Any advice is appreciated.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Some Updates for RTS. I was able to confirm that #4269-4272 are in fact Champion bodies and not Starcraft like I had originally thought. Also, #1901 a 2019 Gillig LowFloor 40ft was delivered earlier this month. *Photo credit to El Guajiro on Flickr Two more buses are expected to be delivered in October. Those are likely to be the two new All-Electric Gilligs.
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    Foothill Transit & Glendale Beeline

    Foothill Transit had F1600-1629 rehabbed and repainted by Complete Coach Works (CCW). All the buses got new Cummins ISLG engines and rebuilt transmissions on an "as needed" basis. They also sport the new livery. https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/press-release/21074127/complete-coach-works-ccw-completes-bus-rehab-project-for-foothill-transit
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    JATRAN - Jackson, Mississippi

    Over the past few weeks, JaTran has been auctioning off their 2001/2002 Phantoms, 2006 Gilligs, and 2009-2011 cutaways. VINs and Links are below. 2001/2002 Phantoms: 788 - 15GCB211721110869 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=37&acctid=3736 789 - 15GCB211521110868 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=38&acctid=3736 792 - 15GCB211911110821 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=30&acctid=3736 793 - 15GCB211411111133 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=31&acctid=3736 794 - 15GCB211011110822 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=32&acctid=3736 795 - 15GCB211711110820 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=33&acctid=3736 796 - 15GCB211011110819 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=34&acctid=3736 798 - 15GCB211811111135 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=35&acctid=3736 799 - 15GCB211611111134 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=36&acctid=3736 2006 Gillig LowFloors: 738 - 15GGD291061076677 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=14&acctid=3736 739 - 15GGD29W1261076678 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=15&acctid=3736 740 - 15GGD291461076679 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=16&acctid=3736 742 - 15GGB291961077414 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=18&acctid=3736 743 - 15GGB291061077415 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=19&acctid=3736 744 - 15GGB291261077416 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=20&acctid=3736 745 - 15GGB291961077417 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=21&acctid=3736 747 - 15GGB291961077419 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=23&acctid=3736 748 - 15GGB291961077420 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=24&acctid=3736 749 - 15GGB291961077421 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=25&acctid=3736 2009-2011 Cutaways: 753 - 1GBE4V1978F415334 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=26&acctid=3736 754 - 15GBE4V1968F41529 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=45&acctid=3736 771 - 1GBE5V1939F401414 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=28&acctid=3736 772 - 1GBE5V1909F401378 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=29&acctid=3736 773 - 1FDGF5GT0BEC76657 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=47&acctid=3736 774 - 1FDGF5GT7BEC76655 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=46&acctid=3736
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    Port Authority of Allegheny County buses

    The Port Authority has entered an agreement with New Flyer for the purchase of (2) 40ft electric buses. Looks like a good chunk of funding was provided by the Federal Low-No Program. Link to the board report is below. Reference page #15-16 https://www.portauthority.org/siteassets/board-of-directors/meeting-documents/2019/january2019boardmeetingfull.pdf
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    Atlanta-MARTA

    Some of the 35ft 1900s are in active service. A flickr user posted a picture of #1931 running on route 81. https://www.flickr.com/photos/134505785@N06/46523815445/in/faves-78648329@N02/
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