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    MCT and STL Metro rider/future MCT employee.

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    Alton, IL
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    My favorite vehicles are.... American Muscle (Dodge Challenger, Charger, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camero, and Corvette), SUV's (Ford Explorer (Limited-ST), Lincoin Aviator, Dodge Durango (Citadel-SRT), and GMC Yukon SLT+), Trucks (Ford F-150-F450 {Lariat-Limited}, Ram 1500-3500 {Longhorn Laramie-Limited [TRX 1500], GMC Sierra 1500-3500 (SLT-AT4), Chevy Silverado (LT 03-13, LTZ-High Country). Favorite transit buses by model and year range.... Gillig Phantom (1980-2008), New Flyer D40LF (1993-2010), Gillig Low Floor (1996-2009), Gillig Standard BRT Low Floor {with the BRT rear-end (2010-present)}, New Flyer Xcelsior XD35/XD40 (2011-present). Favorite Powertrain combos.... ISM/Voith D864.3E, ISC/Voith D864.3E, ISL pre 07 Emissions/Voith D864.3E, DD50/Voith D864.3E, DD50 non EGR/Allison Gen I, ISL9/Voith D864.5, L9/Voith D864.5.

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  1. Per my manager friend of the community connector Bangor Maine  will be getting 7 new Gillig Diesel buses Comming this fall 
    As we are getting 4 35’ And 3 29’ buses 

    The 4 35’ Gillig Low floor buses willl replacing all 4 Ex Cap Metro Austin D35LF 
    And our 2004 Gillig Phantom will be replaced by one of 3 29’ Low Floor Gilligs 

    As to what model she has chosen is still a question


    if you would not mind editing Bangor community connector roster 

  2. I was only 1 year old at the time, I was with my Mom at the old house across town. I think my dad was at work. No one we knew was at ground zero thankfully. But I still feel terrible for those that lost love one's. Definately one of the worst things to ever happen in this country. Never forget 9/11/01 And this may be off topic, but our fire department (Alton Fire Department) here in Alton, Illinois has a fire truck from Manhasset, NY that mutual aided to NYFD to assist in the recovery work of ground zero. 1999 Spartan Ladder tower.
  3. I have Aspergers which is a form of Autism, and I have always had an interest in stuff that the average person isn't interested into such as Vaccum cleaners, doors, and more recently buses (Started in 2011-2012 with School Buses, and more recently in August of 2018 when I started riding Transit to College every day). I say if you like something, nothing wrong with that everyone is different. I use to not talk to anyone I didn't know (Because as a part of Aspergers you have a hard time communitication) but I will say Transit has opened the door for my communication after talking to our drive
  4. Well the 2201-2215 (The 2004 D60LF's from OC-Transpo) are pretty much retired now, 2301-2314 (2020 NFI XE60 Electric Articulated buses) The CEO of Metro says the 2300 series XE60's should enter service in the Spring, along with the New Gillig Low Floor EV's. And good luck with getting a Phantom, the Missouri Garages (Brentwood and DeBalivere I believe don't have anymore Phantoms, most were transfered to the Illinois garage or the Main shop and very rarely come into service.
  5. The last time one ran on the Illinois side was July according to Transee. I rode one last January. The one's left are mostly for training duty, and Redbird Express (If it returns this year). According to a picture from a Delivery driver for Gillig, the Illinois garage is getting some new 2021 Gillig Low Floor 29' footer models the 7500 series, they will be the same design as the current 7351-7355. The last time one ran on the Illinois side was July according to Transee. I rode one last January. The one's left are mostly for training duty, and Redbird Express (If it returns this yea
  6. Hi, Some of the last Phantoms just sold at auction (2001, 3101, 3104, 3159, 3206, 3211, 3227, 3232, 3410, and 3412) To Transit8 is the username, last time they picked up from the IL garage I think the truck said L E A logistics. (https://web.archive.org/web/20210219165003/https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/metrostlouis,mo/auction/view?auc=2723386, and the results to the auction: https://archive.vn/BtaTU) The Illinois garage still has approximately 20 Phantoms left, and I think that's it in the system. 3116, 3118, 3124, 3127, 3128, 3206, 3209, 3401-3409, 3411, and 3413-3415, and maybe more
  7. 433 was donated to Illinois Railway Museum and is now the newest motor bus in their fleet.
  8. Yes, @JAX Transit 2000 I seen that. They have most of the retired BRT 29's 3001, 3003-3004, 3006-3012, 3014-3018, 3019-3024, 3025-3026, 3028-3037. 3002, and 3013 are at a dealership in Cherokee, OK, and 3005, 3015, and 3027 are at a dealership in Springfield, MO.
  9. Hello everyone! I am going to do a monthly update on what's happened since the last update. The MCT board has approved a fare decrease, first since 2013-2014 instead of the current $1.50 staying in one zone, $2.00 going thru two zones (Like Alton to Edwardsville, Alton to Granite City), $3.00 regional (Routes like the 5, and 18), and $3.50 for Express (1X, 14X, 20X, 24X, and 25X). With the new changes taking effect on May 9th and the May service change and drivers run change, will simplify the current fare structure $1.00 anywhere inside the MCT district in Madison County, and $3.00 t
  10. Hi, Can someone please rename this page/page link from Madison County Transit 3038-3080 to the proper Madison County Transit 3038-3079? Thanks, CS
  11. Also add 3008, a 2010 model, and 3021 a 2011 model... You Voith fans in Miami will easily be able to spot 3008, 3011, 3012, 3019, and 3021!
  12. Upon further checking of vins on MyCarFax and the Illinois title and vin look up, I found that the contractor bought the following 3003, 3004, 3006, 3007 3010, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3017, 3018 ,3019 , 3020, 3024, 3025, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3035, 3036,and 3037. 3003-3004, 3006-3007, 3010-3012, 3014, 3017 and 3018 are 2010 models. 3019, 3020, and 3024 are 2011 models. And 3025, 3028-3033, 3035-3037 are 2012 models. Quite a few were great buses and will be missed, most served our county great for the 9 1/2- 8 years we had them. Hope they get taken car
  13. This particular unit looks to be a 2012 judging by the skid plate under the service door. It's probably 3025 or a high 3030. Because they bought quite a few from the Manheim Auction in St. Louis which is where MCT took them when there time was up.
  14. Hello everyone, this is another long overdue monthly update. Hope everyone is doing good during these tough times! Nothing new is to note on the 2020 Gillig BRT 29's besides they are in the 25k-35k miles on the odometer, and they still smell new. I haven't rode at all in Decemeber and on and off in November. Those white Luminator Titans are sweet and look great. But anyway, 2010-2012 BRT 40's are doing great, 4027 was involved in a accident last week and I believe is still out, but our body technician is the best in the area and I am pretty sure it will be back to good as new soon like 4002
  15. My LONG overdue monthly update. Hope everyone is doing good! No new news with the new buses, most are doing great all 42 are in service and operating in service. The replacement for the 35 and 40 footers will still be coming in about two years, the 2010 40's will be about 12 years old, and the 2012's will be about 10 years old. These buses should be VERY similarly spec'ed to the new 2020 Gillig BRT 29's, just that they are 11 foot longer. They also installed new lifts in the main shop in Granite City. The 2017 Ford Turtletop MCT Light duty Coach-On-Chassis units are expected to be retired in
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