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  1. What's going on ya'll, just a quick and final MCTS roster update from me for a while. As of July 11th , the remaining 4700 and 4800 series D40LFS from 2003 and 04 are officially retired due so if anyone can update that for me on the cptdb wiki, I'd appreciate it That's all from me for now ... TTYL 😎
  2. I appreciate that, the only thing that needs to be updated at least right now is the fleet number for the Gillig BRT'S. Since MCTS ordered 28 of them and all are active ., the numbers are 5900-5927, not 5900-5922. Other than that, everything else looks good. I'll also let you know if the remaining 4700 and 4800 series D40LFS are retired as soon as I can since I haven't seen any in person or on the MCTS bus tracker in a week Again thanks alot 😎👌
  3. Hey what's going everyone, just giving you a quick update. As of July 10th, All of the 5900 series Gillig low floor BRT'S (5900-5927) are in active service and with the exception of at least one driver that I know of, are well liked amongst the other drivers and passengers, been hearing alot of positive feedback , especially in regards of the new anti-slip floors. In my personal opinion they have definitely been a benefit in improving the riding experience. As far as for the other buses in the mcts fleet, very little has change. • the two remaining 03 D40LFS from the 4700 series: 4740 and 4746 are still active, but are sparsely used as well as the 5 04 4800 series D40LFS: 4801 ( which was used as a summerfest information bus and is no longer in active revenue service) 4817, 4819, and 4823-4825 are pretty much only used during the rush hour now and just in my personal opinion, I believe those remaining buses will probably be retired by the end of the month or after the WI state fair in August (1-11). Lastly bus #5334 a 2012 D40LFR has been retired due to catching fire on the 4th of July . No injuries thank goodness, but the bus is a complete loss That's all for now and if it's there anything significant that happens with the fleet I'll be back . Until then I see ya'll soon. P. S, if anyone can update the Roster for MCTS on the cptdb wiki with the info from my previous post I'd appreciate it 😎. Anyway, peace out
  4. What's going on everyone just giving you a quick update on the entire MCTS roster 4600-4639: New Flyer D40LF-April 2002-All retired 4607, 4614, 4617, 4626, 4632, 4633 & 4639 were converted as fare collection buses for Summerfest & Wisconsin State Fair for 2 seasons (2014-2015). 4636 returned to service in July 2017 during Summerfest and retired after that. 4700-4750: New Flyer D40LF-Feb. 2003-2 active as of June 21, 2019 4740, 4746 Active 4701, 4702, 4706, 4728 & 4743 returned to service from Wednesday, June 26 to Friday July 7, 2017 during Summerfest and retired after that. Remaining to be retired by new buses by summer 2019. 4733 was the last remaining 4700-series bus with the old MCTS color scheme. 4735, 4742, 4744 Inactive 4800-4829: New Flyer D40LF-January 2004-6 active as of June 21, 2019 4801, 4817, 4819, 4823-4825 Active All to be retired by new buses in near future. 4811 was the only remaining 4800-series bus with the old MCTS color scheme. 4803, 4804, 4806, 4808, 4810, 4811, 4813, 4818, 4821, 4822, 4827, 4828, 4829 Inactive 4900-4914: New Flyer D40LF-October 2004-9 Active as June 21, 2019 4901, 4902, 4905, 4906, 4909-4912, 4914 Active Officially "2005" as that is when they were paid for; a future purchase for 15 more buses (4915-4929) were canceled due to cuts. A few to be retired by new buses in near future. 4900, 4903, 4904, 4907, 4908, 4913 Inactive 5000-5008: New Flyer D40LF-January 2006-5000-5007 active A future purchase for 23 buses (5009-5031) were canceled due to cuts. 5008 retired early due to engine issues 5100-5189: New Flyer D40LFR-August 2010 All active First buses to feature near-zero emissions 5200-5234: New Flyer D40LFR -April 2011:5200-5218, 5220-5234 active 5219 retired early due to accident 5300-5354: New Flyer D40LFR- March 2012 All active 5400-5454: New Flyer XD40 July 2013- All active Clean air buses; First fleet in MCTS' history to feature rear destination signs on the back of the bus. 5500-5534: New Flyer XD40-January 2014-All active Clean air buses 5600-5627: New Flyer XD40 October 2015-All active Clean air buses with new interior features, such as an automatically opening electronic smart door at the back of the bus. 2 were canceled due to increased costs. NO 5628 & 5629. 5601 & 5603 used for demonstrations for MCTS Fleet Maintenance Tour. 5601 was first new bus in service on Route 19 on Friday October 2, 2015. 5700-5729: New Flyer XD40 August 2016-All active 5713 features a white front LED destination sign All in service as of Dec. 2, 2016. 5800-5814:New Flyer XD40 September 2017-All active Buses are 41 feet long. 5801 was on display on Aug. 16, 2017 at the Newaukee Festival Market in Downtown Milwaukee. 5807, 5813 were used for demonstrations for MCTS Fleet Maintenance Tour. 5814 in service as of November 11, 2017. NO 5815, 5816. 5900-5927: Gillig Advantage BRT June 2019-5900-5926 active; currently entering service First buses to have white LED destination signs (with the exception of 5713), and new anti-slip floors. As promised here's my update on the 5900 series Gillig BRT's • basically all of them are in service and can now be found on almost any route based out of the Fond du lac (FDL) garage • strangely enough though , they're not very active on the weekends, at least not right now, compared to the weekdays , but I expect that to change with Summerfest starting this Wednesday. • the anti-slip floors are just that, anti-slip. Unless you're clumsy or not paying attention, in my opinion at least, you have no reason to slip and fall boarding /exiting the bus regardless of the weather conditions. • the seating position difference between these and a D40LF, LFR or a XD40 is unbelievable. I kid not, out of all the times I have set at the front of any bus in MCTS'S fleet I have never felt so low to the ground until I rode on one of these BRT'S... the seats are comfortable tho, so that's a plus 🤷🏽‍♂️ • for the ride experience itself: honestly, at least for now, I personally have no complaints or haven't heard any from the drivers or other passengers. There's no shakes or rattling noises whatsoever. They handle bumps and road deformities like a champ, and even with the Cummins L9/ Allison B3400XFE powertrain, these bad boys are impressively quick, especially with the right driver , compared to the 2016-17 XD40's with the same transmission.. That's all from me and I know this is long thread lol, but I wanted to give ya'll a full, complete breakdown of our roster since I haven't seen one from anyone else on here. Take care 😎
  5. Hey everyone, just giving you a quick update on the MCTS Roster since it's been awhile As of June 16th, they're only: 3 4700 series (2003) D40LFS ( 4740 ,4742 and 4746) and 15 4800 series (2004) D40LFS ( 4801, 4803, 4804, 4808, 4810, 4817-4819, 4822-4825, 4827-4829) left in service and are all expected to be retired by the end of summer or when the rest of the 5900 series Gillig BRT's enter service whatever comes first. speaking of the 5900 series , they are the first Gillig Buses ordered by MCTS in 17 years. 5900-5918 are active; currently entering service and all 28 will be assigned to the Fond Du Lac (FDL) garage once the remaining 9 buses (5919-5927) are ready to go. The Kinnickinnic (KK) garage will receive their batch (6000-6022 or 6023 series) around spring of next year They are the first buses to have white LED destination signs (with the exception of 5713- a 2016 XD40), and new anti-slip floors, which helps people board and exit the bus without failing when it's raining or snowing outside. They have the Cummins L9 engine paired with the Allison B3400xfe transmission, which are similar to the 5700 and 5800 series xcelsior XD40's (2016-5700-5729 and 2017-5800-5814) respectively That's all from me for now, I'll provide more info on the ride quality and or a pic of one of them in the near future, unless someone beats me to it first lol. Until then, here's a more detailed link of the buses, including a quick YouTube video on them. Take care. Randy .😎 https://www.ridemcts.com/about-mcts/news/new-gillig-buses-2019
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