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  1. METRO is demoing a Proterra ZX5 Bus.
  2. https://www.roadsbridges.com/houston-metro-wins-grant-develop-fmvss-compliant-autonomous-bus metro wins 1.5 million dollar grant from the FTA to develop an electric automated mid-sized bus.
  3. Blue Line Schematics from Downtown to Airport!
  4. To Clarify NFI has ONLY AfterMarket Part rights. They do not have name rights OR Manufacturing/Design rights. Thank you.
  5. Does anybody still operate any of these Orions? I’m not sure who would if anybody did. I know most Orions are getting to their End of Life.
  6. Yay! For Project Connect passing! I’m just really hoping they fix the wonky ness along the redline in terms of running time and frequency. It’s so weird to me how it runs.
  7. Can someone explain the situation between DDOT and SMART? And why there’s two Transit Agencies instead of one?
  8. If METRO gets awarded the Grant, what manufacturers do we feel like they’ll go with? I know it comes down to more than just range, but on a single charge Proterra’s ZX5 40’ gets 328 miles, NFI’s 40’ Xcelsior gets 251 miles, Gillig gets 150 miles, BYD 40’ gets 160, and Nova LFSe 40’ gets 292. There are multiple Cutaways such as a Proterra powered S1LF which has a range of 125 miles. We still have some on the road, mostly out of West, on the 82. If you check govdeals.com, you’ll see they’re putting some up to auction.
  9. Honestly, I’m kinda of surprised DART went with Xcelsiors instead of D4500s for their Suburban Routes. Does anybody know why? Houston and Capital Metro are the only agencies with D4500s instead of Low Floor Suburban Style buses.
  10. There was an Xcelsior CHARGE here? I can’t find any record of this. Do you have anything to show? I was looking in the board meetings list and found nothing about this.
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