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  1. SKWROM

    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    That’s an Ex-Gainesville RTS for sure. I asked the poster about the fleet number as it’s hard to see it due to the way it was taken. I’m glad that they have a new life somewhere else. Edit: After looking at a few of the shots I took earlier this year, this unit is #513.
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    Feature Photo Submissions

    Santa Monica BBB #1709 (one of 25 buses ordered) is spotted here at the Aviation & LAX Station on layover. This unit was running on line 3 to Downtown Santa Monica Station via. Lincoln Blvd.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Yep and that doesn’t even factor that parts of the city have roundabouts making difficult for an articulated unit to go around. RTS needs to buy more BRT buses and keep them on their busiest routes. What a shame...If possible I’d like them to sold to be resold to a shuttle company.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Nice to know 503 & 508 are around. I hope there around for a few years as I’ll buy one if I can. In your other statement, does it mean purchased by a scrapper or purchased and scrapped?
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Due to the buyers not retrieving their items after the 15 day period, #502 is now back on sale! https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1347&acctid=4740 @alexb320 Prehaps you can get an RTS now!
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    102, 117, & 120 are up for sale now! According to the description, #120 was involved in an accident and had parts such as front bumper and A/C condenser fan removed. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1369&acctid=4740 https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1370&acctid=4740 https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1368&acctid=4740
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    The Novas still haven’t left the lot and it’s past the 15 day limit to retrieve them. I wonder if they’ll be resold.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    #283 & #116 are now up for sale on Gov Deals. #4 is now the only bus for training purposes. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1363&acctid=4740 https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1364&acctid=4740
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Found the new schedules that have been printed out a week before fall service starts. Here is a photo of the cover. Unfortunately, route 62 has been discontinued. I assume it’s due to a lack of ridership as it was one of least used routes in the system along with route 39 & 40.
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    Memphis Area Transit Authority bus operations

    Does anyone have an idea of the current roster. The wiki is pretty outdated at the moment.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Yes, they’re up for auctioning on GovDeals.
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    Route 800, a new route and the first express service in Gainesville, will be using the I-75 to go from Butler Plaza to Santa Fe College. I’ll get a recording of this route when it starts on the first day.
  13. Is it safe to say that a vehicle’s VIN that is not showing up on any vehicle history site indicates that the vehicle is scrapped?
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    The driverless shuttle buses have now started to roam the streets. RTS is still doing testing and mapping of routes that the shuttle will serve. http://www.gainesville.com/news/20180503/self-driving-shuttle-hits-streets
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    Gainesville Regional Transit System, Florida

    I was sitting on the bleachers so I wouldn’t have noticed you around. Next time I guess. I’ll be uploading the rest of the photos taken there on the weekend. Last time I checked 551, it was in tact. It’s probably getting a few minor repairs done to it. As for the 1600’s, they run well and don’t shake as much as their previous order of low floors. I do wish however, they had cloth seating like they have before as the plastic seats aren’t very comfortable. I didn’t know Gillig’s manufacturing quality has been going downhill for this long. Are they cutting down on costs by purchasing cheaper materials for building their buses? This makes me wish Millennium Transit Services had their priorities straitened out as more competition in the bus industry would be a good thing as companies such as Neoplan, Nabi, Flexible, and recently Orion are no longer in the bus manufacturing Industry. One more thing, some of the RTSs have been moved to the old lot meaning they should be on GovDeals very soon. Some people I know are very interested in purchasing one.
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