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  1. Four more Nova RTS' are up for surplus action on GovDeals. Based on my notes, that leaves only four remaining Novas left with Chapel Hill including two 2001s (746 & 748) and two 2002s (801 & 805). 737: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=757&acctid=436 743: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=759&acctid=436 802: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=758&acctid=436 804: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=760&acctid=436
  2. I got a picture of 1704 back in April 2019 at Coach Crafters in Tavares, Florida awaiting repairs from a serious front-end crash. I assume by now, this bus has already been repaired and returned.
  3. Late response, I know, but I found some information on these buses. These are Freightliner/Champion Cutaway buses with a (6.7L Diesel? engine). There were a total of twenty-six buses numbered 1301-1326. Over the past year or so that I have been keeping up with JTA, I have only been able to find 1321-1326 on the Transsee.ca tracker and were still running as of December 2019. Per JTA's 2018 Transit Asset Management Plan, all 26 of these buses are slated to be replaced by the end of 2020. Presumably, most are already retired. Two buses are up for sale on GovDeals: 1309: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=5316&acctid=5389 1310: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=5315&acctid=5389
  4. 2708 is currently out of service and quite possible already retired. It was involved in a crash in September 2018 where the driver lost control on I-95, hit a guard rail, and the bus overturned before landing in the median hanging over the edge of an I-95 bridge. The bus sustained pretty serious body and structural damage. Here is an article about the crash: http://gm5-lkweb.newscyclecloud.com/news/20180910/jta-bus-hangs-off-i-95-overpass-after-sunday-crash?template=ampart Here is a picture I got of this bus back in April 2019 sitting at Coach Crafters in Tavares, Florida. It was parted out and in rough shape. I'm guessing it will not be repaired: To my knowledge, JTA does not currently have an order for artics and I don't think they have a plan for them anytime soon.
  5. Two new 2019 Gillig LowFloor 40ft Diesel buses were added to the fleet back in November. These are 1902-1903 and are the exact same spec as 1901. The all electric Gilligs are expected to be delivered in early 2020. *Photo credit to El Guajiro on Flickr
  6. I wanted to clarify some info on the numbers for the newest buses in Lynxs fleet: The newest XN60s are 261-619 to 275-619 and these are already in service. 276-218 to 278-218 are Ford E450/(Starcraft?) Cutaway buses that are used on the Kissimmee Connector Routes. They can be found on the Lynx bus tracker. 289-419 is a 2019 Gillig LowFloor BRTPlus CNG 40ft and is already in service. It can also be found on the Lynx bus tracker. More 40ft Gilligs are expected to be coming. Likely will be numbered 290 and up. In late 2018, ten more XN60s were added to the already existing 2019 order. These should be numbered 279-619 to 288-619.
  7. I heard that JTA is getting some 40ft Gillig LowFloor Plus All-Electric buses in 2020. Not sure on how many or how many regular buses they are getting. The last of the Novas were retired in 2017.
  8. 0721 got added to the November auction late. Surprisingly, all of these buses sold for a lot cheaper than Palm Tran buses generally do. 0705 and 0721 were purchased by Coach Crafters. Not sure about the rest.
  9. Are you guys sure that is not a contract for up to 146 buses over multiple years? Broward has always struggled with funding for buses, so 146 in one year just doesn't sound right.
  10. 6015 fell into a sinkhole today. Pretty crazy of a situation. Also looks like the roof may have been damaged while they were lifting it out. https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/article/21112225/back-end-of-port-authority-of-allegheny-county-bus-falls-into-sinkhole
  11. Waiting upon grant approval, WSDOT will have Siemens convert three Jumbo Mark II to a hybrid electric propulsion. https://www.masstransitmag.com/alt-mobility/water-transportation/press-release/21111711/washington-state-department-of-transportation-wsdot-wsdot-secures-new-funding-for-cleaner-greener-ferries
  12. Palm Tran currently has six buses up for auction: 0705 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1503&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 0707 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1504&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 0708 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1506&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 0711 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1508&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 0713 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1509&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 0718 - http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1513&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6 These is also a 2008 Chevrolet Crusader Paratransit bus for auction. Unknown what number this is. http://discover.pbcgov.org/ofmb/thriftstore/Lists/ViewBidLots/DispForm.aspx?ID=1502&ContentTypeId=0x010019D0AA7958C125419BF2B9932B8199F6
  13. Out of curiosity, does anyone know how well those CCW Gilligs are holding up?
  14. A few updates for Chapel Hill Transit: As of December 2018 there were six new 40ft Gillig LowFloor buses delivered numbered 1801-1806. This info comes from an advertising document released by Chapel Hill Transit: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwizl62e5rrlAhVHb60KHSlQClIQFjAMegQIAxAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.townofchapelhill.org%2Fhome%2Fshowdocument%3Fid%3D41392&usg=AOvVaw0iyVG8wAZUeh1gLahbC2sP Also, there is a picture of #1806 posted to Flickr by MJofLakeland1. Link MJofLakeland1 on Flickr also posted some other pictures of some North Carolina buses that were taken in September of this year. I noticed that it seemed some of the Chapel Hill buses, including the Nabi artics were renumbered. Only one I know of for sure is that #1907 was renumbered to #7719. You can see his album of the North Carolina buses here: Link
  15. Three more Gilligs up for auction: 0535 - 15GGB291951076746 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=47&acctid=10250 0753 - 15GGB291371077703 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=48&acctid=10250 0755 - 15GGB291771077705 - https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=49&acctid=10250
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