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  1. This is my first time submitting a pic to this thread so please don't hate on it too much. Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus 5128, a 2008 New Flyer C40LFR in a suburban configuration serving route 60. It is part of a handful of C40LFR's that were repainted to the OCBus livery. Taken March 20, 2019
  2. Updates: - Units 2214 and 2228 were auctioned off on May 4 2018; they were the last units on OCTA property. - Driver barriers will be installed on all buses starting from May 2019. Unit 5503 and an unknown XN40 are the only buses currently with the barrier. - Unit 5415 is incorrectly stated as being used as a Disneyland Hotel Shuttle. It is currently still privately owned by Kevin Sanchez. - Units 5321, 5328, 5390, 5323 & 5368 to Bronco Transit as units 25-29 sometime in 2009-2010. - Units 2321, 2323, 2325, 2327, 2337, 2342, 2366-2367 leased to Anaheim Resort Transportation; joining units 2201-2203, 2205, 2207 as well as a bunch of other 21 hundreds
  3. Orange County Transportation Authority: 1990 New Flyer D40. Retired in December 2008. From that moment on, we were nothing but low floor buses
  4. Could've just been a simple change of license plate numbers. Thats my two cents
  5. Very small update that I just found out about: Unit 5657 was involved in an accident on March 14, 2019
  6. Units 7301-7302, 7305, 7306-7308, 7311-7312, 7317, and 7319 were all auctioned off on March 15th 2014. Unit 5865 was built in June 2018. Unit 5863 was built in April 2018. Unit 7631 was involved in a minor accident on January 24th 2019 Some of the 2007 C40LFR's have 3 slot bike racks. Units I personally spotted with them include 5517-5518, 5548, and 5527. There may be more C40LFR's with the new rack
  7. 7575-7576 are no longer used for the Bravo! service, as they now have full body ad-wraps and are now found on other fixed routes. I am not sure if 7577-7579 are getting the same treatment since none of the buses have been tracked. Unis 7589-7592 and 7575-7577 have returned to use as buses for the Bravo! service as a result of the demand for buses for Bravo buses getting higher. This morning I saw 7589 with its wrap removed and with its Bravo livery still present
  8. A short update for the OCTA wiki-page There will be a new route, the Bravo! 529. It will leave from the Goldenwest Transportation Center and go up to the Buena Park Station. This route will run on weekdays only, and is most likely going to replace the 29A. It is expected that this route commences with the next service change which will take place on February 9 2019. 7577 is no longer used for the Bravo! service.
  9. Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines and massive force in the aviation industry, has died. He was 87.
  10. Some updates for the OCTA wiki page All buses are currently receiving new bike racks which can hold 3 bikes instead of 2. The newer XN40's (5861-5866), were delivered with these newer bike racks As of right now, the 58xx series buses have a rear door announcement that is given each time the door is opened or closed. This video taken from 5840 shows this at work. *Note that the voice is similar to the voice announcer present on LACMTA buses* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XkLgtP9mbQ There still needs to be a page (or pages), for the 2007 C40LFRs (5502-5599, 5601-5674, 7501-7528). I assume the thread author has the VIN's of most of these buses. All repowers for the C40LFR's are estimated to be completed as of December 2018. 7575-7576 are no longer used for the Bravo! service, as they now have full body ad-wraps and are now found on other fixed routes. I am not sure if 7577-7579 are getting the same treatment since none of the buses have been tracked. A sighting made on November 8th 2018 shows only two NABI's still remain at the Garden Grove bus yard. These buses are 2214 and 2228.
  11. *Bump* Our NABI's are retired as of June 8th 2018 and have since then been auctioned off. You still have a chance to ride an LNG NABI from Anaheim Resort Transportation. All of their NABI's were formally with OCTA
  12. Another Bump for the OCTA wiki page. These are in regards to the remaining OCTA NABI's and their auction dates. I have also put in auction dates for other buses, such as some of the D60LFs as well as some error corrections. Units 2209, 2222, 2232-2233, 2237, 2243, 2254, and 2324 were auctioned off at General Auction Company on August 11, 2018. (One unit *2243* was defaulted and as a result, was not auctioned off on this date and as a result, it was put up for auction again for the September 8th 2018 auction) Unit 2243, 2248, 2255, 2263, 2270, 2280-2281, 2288, 2296, and 2349 were auctioned off at General Auction Company on September 8, 2018. (One unit, *2243* was defaulted from the previous auction and was auctioned off again on this date). Units 7409, 7411, 7413, 7416, 7417, 7418, 7419, and 7420 were auctioned at General Auction Company on April 8, 2017. (7411 and 7417 were put up for auction on March 11, 2017, however, they most likely were defaulted and were re-auctioned at the April 8th auction). 2287 was not auctioned off on March 10, 2018. It was auctioned off at the previous auction on February 10, 2018. 2313 was auctioned off at the March 10, 2018 auction, but not listed on the wiki page. 2218, 2246, 2278, 2287, and 2318 were auctioned off on February 10, 2018. 2246 was involved in an accident on March 27, 2016 after slamming into a building. It was auctioned off, un-repaired, 2 years later on February 10, 2018. More information to be posted soon!
  13. Massive Bump! Updates for June 2018 Redid a lot of things Renumbered the Bus to 5301 due to all my other buses being the first unit of the series (Like 2201 being the NABI and 5501 being the C40LFR, Which Is now my newest project) Added another screen to the farebox (Screen in which messages from dispatch would come in) (Previously, only had farebox controls) Rear destination sign bigger The orange stripe now matches the orange in the real life livery. Redid the Stop requested sign
  14. *Bump* Here are some updates regarding OCTA/OCBus. 6338 was stolen by a 20 year old on May 17th 2018 (4 days ago when I typed this) (Source: Multiple News reports, driver friend) Recently retired NABI Buses who's fates are unknown: 2214, 2222, 2232, 2248, 2296, 2324, 2349. <----These could be auctioned off by General Auction Company on its next auction on June 9th 2018 I recommend a page being created for C40LFR buses 5502-5599, 5601-5674 and 7501-7529 5321, 5328, 5390, 5323 & 5368 to Bronco Transit sometime in 2009-2010 (Source: CPTDB Wiki) 2275 was involved in an accident, however, instead of repairing it, OCTA used the bus for spares and it was auctioned off in 2008, along with 2206 and 2133, the other NABI's known to have been retired early due to accidents/incidents. (Source: Flickr Photo) https://www.google.com/maps/place/State+College-Via+Burton/@33.8570889,-117.8900484,185m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x100627b6f8f46ae7!8m2!3d33.85713!4d-117.8895299 <--- This is the location of the Anaheim Bus yard (even though its unmarked), currently being operated by First Transit. (Source: Google maps for location) 5130 was built in August 2008 (Source: http://www.subchat.com/buschat/readflat.asp?Id=119349&p=1#119736)
  15. So yesterday morning when I rode the bus, I saw this below my feet. They've "extended" the yellow line and no ones allowed to stand on it (I was a rebel and stood there anyway). This photo was taken onboard 7587, a 2008 C40LFR. I haven't seen this new feature on the other C40LFR's, XN40's or XN60's though it is likely that they'll receive this update in the near future. 7587 is likely the first unit to receive this and as mentioned before, could be on the rest of the active OCTA Fleet *Excluding the NABI's* (7587 has also since then been repowered to a Cummins Westport ISL-G NZ)
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