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  1. So what kind of buses are they?
  2. So what is the reason behind the poor sales of Gillig buses in NYC area?
  3. So why was it doubtful that Gillig would win this order?
  4. So what are the contracted routes?
  5. Why are you posting nothing but NABI buses? I'm curious if you are a die-hard fans of them.
  6. Are those trolleys from Gillig as well?
  7. They're selling 9-year old Gillig trolley replicas already?! Either they are replaced by newer sister buses or the trolley ridership there must be pretty hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. For my likely sole update for the first half of 2020: 6 pictures in CTA Chicago Bus gallery. 13 pictures in PACE Suburban Bus gallery (Highlight: Pictures taken at the Cumberland and Harlem Blue Line/O'Hare Branch CTA Stations on top of PULSE-branded Eldorado Axcess BRT's. A NABI 40-LFW is featured at the first location). 9 pictures in the Palm Tran gallery (Highlight: New additions are snapshots for much of the agency's 2010's fleet except the 2012 New Flyer D60LFR's and 2016 Gillig LF 29ft.). 8 pictures in the brand-new Marty-Martin County Transit gallery (Highlight: Gi
  9. Designing and building articulated buses are way more complicated undertakings, and until recent breakthroughs with larger agencies like Valley Metro and San Diego MTS; typical Gillig customers have little need for such buses. It is apparently content with building what it knows the best: Buses that are 40ft. long and below.
  10. It's probably either due to a mindset similar to other mega-agencies (like CTA, LACMTA, MBTA, NYCMTA, SEPTA and WMATA) that Gillig buses can't stand the vigor of their operations; or Gillig does not want to deal with the bureaucratic red-tape at such agencies, which tend to require their buses to strictly adhere to certain unique requirements (The shaker test at NYCMTA comes to my mind).
  11. Buzz2kb

    BYD "E-Bus"

    A couple of thoughts: Yes, BYD's may be problematic buses; but why not give them more time to improve their products? As of the "unbearable Gillig buses" in your home area, I really think it's natural for most SF Bay area agencies to consider them as first choice buses; since Gillig is situated right at their background at Livermore. The Bay area is far from the only part of the country dominated by them. The states of Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania (outside SEPTA and State College, where New Flyer's dominate) and Washington (outside the Seattle metro area, where there is a s
  12. Yep, the buses indeed don't carry any fleet numbers!
  13. University of Colorado Buff Bus is the campus shuttle for the University of Colorado Boulder campus. It has a really mixed bag of buses operating. While I was unable to pictured the New Flyer D60LF spotted back in March 2018, here attached are all the buses I have pictured during my Boulder visit: Bus 645VKH is a Gillig Phantom 40ft. of an unknown vintage. Bus 711FHT is a 2006 Novabus LFS, while 761REL is a 2007 sister bus. According to the CPTDB Wiki page for the service, they are buses number 11 and 61 respectively. Finally, bus 527UHD is a Novabus LFS Artic.
  14. Casper Area Transportation Coalition (CATC) operating in Wyoming's second largest city of Casper is the final transit system with more than 2 routes in that state I have fanned on. Just like the Cheyenne's Cheyenne Transit Program, the fixed route side (operating as The Bus) is a 6-route, 100% cutaway operation. The 4 core Casper routes are in the hands of large cutaways like Freightliner bus 75, Ford F-Series buses 85 and 86, plus facelifted Ford F-series bus 88. The agency has a couple of smaller Ford E-series cutaways like buses buses 77 and 78 used to connect the to
  15. According to this article, some of the new Gillig Low Floor 29 footers will be Illinois buses operated for St. Clair County Transit District.
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