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  1. Community Transit

    A couple of glaring omissions on the wiki page that I want to address: There’s no mention of the GMC Rts #400 Series. Theres no mention of the Gillig Phanton #700 Series. Does anybody have the retired fleet numbers for these buses? And if so, could you please update wiki? Thanks in advance.
  2. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    I hate to bring this up again, but has anybody or can anybody provide documented proof through an actual Gillig roster guide or a picture that buses numbers 981-1004 existed?
  3. Portland TriMet

    Right. To the best of my knowledge the only WA agencies to have RTS were community, c-Tran, kitsap, and Spokane.
  4. Portland TriMet

    I always appreciate your insight and stories! Please keep them coming Roamer. With the largest agencies in the United States almost buying the RTS's exclusively in the late 70's/80's I just never understood why metro wouldn't have gotten in on the action. Now I know! Thanks again.
  5. Portland TriMet

    What's interesting to me is the complete lack of interest by PNW transit agencies in the RTS buses. I never understood this as it was easily the most popular bus of the 80's and early 90's. I think community transit is the only PNW agency that even reordered the RTS's after an initial order. I've read multiple places that Portland drivers hate those buses.
  6. Portland TriMet

    Random thought but I was wondering if the C-Tran order of RTS's were piggybacked somehow to the Tri-Met order back in the 80's...
  7. Portland TriMet

    Good catch! Always wondered what agency that RTS came from. Never had the desire to exit off of I-5 and actually investigate. Def seen better days! 😳
  8. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Is it fair too assume that post silence means that the 700's aren't actually back?
  9. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    So the 700-series (if they are back and running) will not have GPS activated? In that case could we please get some pictures as well as a temp roster from those of you on the island and in the know? Thanks to all of you!
  10. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Those are my thoughts and concerns exactly. Ive been scouring the HEA to see a 700 series but no such luck as of yet.
  11. Sound Transit

    That's great... care to share?
  12. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Just so I understand.... all 700's were retired as of late last year, and now some of them are being un-retired? What would make the OTS make this type of decision, especially with new buses entering service?
  13. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Please keep us posted. I thought the 700 series was gone forever.
  14. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    5. I spent every summer there from 89'-02' and I never once remember seeing a quad digit phantom and I was a bus freak. I would have to see a photo of one to truly believe it existed. I guess there's always a chance one will pop up 😊
  15. The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    5. 100% correct. I've checked the Gillig archives on this matter and haven't found 981-1004 either. I'd love to know where that came from. Good stuff in your post πŸ‘πŸ»