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  1. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Tri Star has sent you information regarding being a part of this test program.
  2. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Trying to make it a real as possible. It exists on paper though, I want to get it into a mapping software of some type eventually to make it even more realistic.
  3. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Thank you for the added info. The 40ft demo will be perfect. We would like to run it through some simulated passenger loads and and service runs for a week if possible.
  4. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit RFP 1899685 - Thirty Foot (30') and/or Thirty Five Foot (35') low floor zero emissions buses SMART staff have come up with 4 finalists for the RFP. The finalist will be contacted to provide their last, best and final offer for SMART to consider. List below based on current scoring. New Flyer (85) Tri Star (84) ENC (82) Proterra (81) Finalist have 5 days to submit the last, best & final offer for consideration.
  5. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    RFP 1899690 is now closed for bidding. SMART will evaluate all submissions and award to the best value bidder. Thank you for your bids. SMART will evaluate both bids. Are we able to arrange a demo of your battery electric bus? Also please provide an additional information regarding specs & place of final assembly
  6. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    Note sure if they ever did or not
  7. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    I can see XE or XHE 40's in Metro's future, although NFI will need to do more work locally in California on the buses as that is the big push now, keeping tax dollars at work here in California.
  8. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    I would expect the current group on XN40's would be gone before 2035 for sure. The would eligible for replacement starting in 2025-2027 although they'll probably hold onto them till after the 2028 Olympics.
  9. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    Quite possible their will be some still running.
  10. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit NEWSLETTER - January 31, 2019 The SMART Board of Directors, Executive Staff and the entire SMART Family wish everyone a happy 2019 Board meeting SMART's board will meet for the first time in 2019 tomorrow, February 1 at 1:00 PM in the auditorium at Sierra Depot. Following the board meeting will be a second presentation and hearing on our SMART 2020 Initiative and the introduction of our SMART Safety Team. First hearing is at 10:00 AM. Board Agenda highlights include - New Fare Box purchase, SMART is requesting board approval of fund to purchase new fare-boxes to replace the current ones in our buses. Discuss ongoing bus and rail projects and upcoming bus purchases. Non Revenue fleet upgrades and replacements. X-Ride BRT Electrification project updates Downtown Street Car (DSC) - review first month of service Fare Changes - discuss potential fare changes needed to meet budgetary levels in fiscal year 2020 and beyond Service Changes SMART will have minor service and schedule adjustments to numerous routes effective February 10, 2019. Several routes will see minor adjustments to schedules. No route changes, additions or cancellations. New Downtown Street Car Service! The New Downtown Street Car (DSC) is running at full service levels. Rides are Free for the first 90 days of full line service. April 1, 2019 regular fare collection will begin on the Downtown Street Car service. The DSC provides service every 12-20 minutes from Harbor Transit Center - Cruise Terminal to Downtown Sierra Depot then continuing to Coastland Center, the Financial District, East Village, Museum Row, and Delta Airlines Sports & Entertainment Complex at Sierra Marina beginning January 7, 2019. SMART Safety Team! Beginning February 1, 2019 SMART will be deploying our new SMART Safety Team. The Team will be introduced and fully sworn into service at our Board Meeting that day and ultimately will be a 1000 member strong fully trained, licensed, sworn peace officer team that will provide round the clock safety and security for SMART bus and rail lines, stations, and facilities. They will be uniformed and armed and fully empowered to conduct law enforcement and security functions county wide for SMART, however we will take an approach of education and information in most instances. The team members will also act as ambassadors to the public for SMART and be available to answer customer service questions, provide directions and customer assistance as well. Deployment of the SMART Safety Team fulfills a promise and goal of the SMART 2020 Initiative to provide a safer system for all. Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative! Phase 3 Public Hearing for proposed service changes. On Friday, February 1, 2019, SMART will hold a public hearing to discuss potential service changes beginning in June. The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM in the Auditorium at Sierra Depot in Downtown Sierra Monrovia. We will present our planned changes and open the floor for public comments on the changes. The SMART Board will be present for this hearing along with senior SMART staff. Following the hearing the board will conduct their monthly meeting. A second presentation and public hearing will follow the SMART's board meeting at 5:00 PM Proposed Changes: Enhance service on major corridors to provide 15 min or better service frequency - Create a network of routes that provides min 15 service frequency on major streets too link communities together and to X-Ride BRT and Rail options. This network would consist of local service plus a limited stop, faster service as well. Community focused neighborhood routes - Create a network of community friendly calculator routes that link the neighborhoods to the higher service level corridors. These routes would use smaller capacity buses with frequency between 20-30 minutes and link to major streets. On Demand service - Create a network or partner with existing ride share companies to provide on demand transit service.In some places this would replace bus service and others it would be an enhancement to bus service. X-Ride Service - Build a series of Express bus routes to compliment the existing BRT and Rail network. Maintain service levels at 15 min or better on the X-Ride network and use the highest capacity vehicles Wifi Service - SMART has already implemented Wifi service on buses and trains and in large transit centers and facilities. Add wifi capability to as many bus stops as possible Consolidation - Consolidate several divisions to streamline operations and lower no revenue overhead. Reduce 3-5 operating divisions, shift the funding saved to increase and enhance service Integrated countywide service - Parts of the county are service by locally controlled smaller agencies. These agencies are all funded by SMART but ran separately. SMART will integrate these agencies into 1 single countywide agency. This will reduce duplicate service and offer a single streamlined systems for all. The agencies that would be integrated are Golden North Transit, Montebello Transit, Walnut Lakes Transit, Ocean Point Transit, Cerritos Area Transit, and Weyland City Transit. Bus Stop Upgrade - Safety- SMART will begin installing cameras at bus stops county wide. This will coincide with wifi installation. These camera will be monitored in a new safety center. In additional LED lighting will be installed at these stops. This along with the added 1000 member strong Safety team will increase safety for our passengers. Real Time bus information. - Stops getting Wifi and Cameras will also have live, real time bus information monitors showing you in real time where your next bus is and an eta to your stop Benches - SMART will roll out new, more comfortable seating options at our stops. Bus shelters and benches will be at 98% of all our stops that are not within a transit center. Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative Simplify service Buses more often and longer hours Improved customer amenities at bus stops Better regional connections Reduce duplication of service Improve safety and comfort for passengers Our Approach The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond. The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years. The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year: Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019 Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019 Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter. We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future. Visit us online at www.SMART2020mobility.org Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms
  11. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    https://thesource.metro.net/2017/07/27/as-metro-pursues-electric-bus-fleet-by-2030-three-bus-contracts-go-to-board-on-thursday/ They did approve a motion to go all zero emissions by 2030 but at the same meeting gave contracts for CNG buses to be delivered through 2022. Looks like the motion for all electric in contigent on the technology improving and costs lowering for those buses, so they have an out to keep ordering CNG buses for now.
  12. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit RFP 1899685 is now closed. SMART will determine the best value bid by February 15, 2019 and award the contract thereafter. SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit Request for Proposals January 30, 2019 RFP 1900195 - Forty Five Foot (45') low floor zero emissions transit buses SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department Closing Date - April 1, 2019 SMART RFP 1900195 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Five Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows 105 Forty Five Foot (45')Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, for delivery beginning in January 2020 and running continuously through 2020 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week, until fully delivered. Options for an additional 595 Low Floor Zero Emissions transit buses, in Forty Five Foot (45') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract. The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 600. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on April 1, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.
  13. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    So far only 1 has arrived, that was the pilot 1505. No sign as yet of any more delivered. The order was supposed to start delivery in Jan of 2 per week.
  14. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit NEWSLETTER - December 21, 2018 Holiday Greetings The SMART Board of Directors, Executive Staff and the entire SMART Family wish you a Very Merry Christmas, a Joyful Holiday Seasons Greetings and a Safe and Happy New Year. Holiday Services SMART will operate enhanced service on several routes beginning today, Friday December 21 through 8:00 PM Christmas Eve, Monday December 24. Routes serving the Downtown area will have a min of 10 minute service frequency . routes serving major malls and shopping centers will have min of 15 minute service frequency from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM every day through this period. Please check online or call our SMART Information hot line for specific routes and schedules. In addition SMART will have extra buses on stand by to be used as needed for overcrowding and to maintain service frequency on heavy lines as well. SMART's headquarters and offices will be closed during the holiday period from Monday December 24 through Wednesday January 2, however our customer service hotline will be operational as normal 24 hours a day. Smart stores and Kiosk's will also have normal staff and operations during this period. 12 Days of Free Rides! The 12 Days of Free Rides is in effect, starting today and running through January 2 at 11:59 PM, SMART will be offering FREE rides on all transit services. Fare-boxes and SMART Card readers have been covered. SMART fare machines at bus and X-Rides stations are still working though, you can load money or fares to your SMART card for use again January 3rd. Monthly pass holders have been issued a credit for 1/2 month cash value on your SMART cards. Bus and train services will be free to all passengers county wide during the 12 days of this holiday season. Fare collection will resume at Midnight on January 3rd. SMART wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. New Downtown Street Car Service! The New Downtown Street Car (DSC) is running limited holiday service from Sierra Depot to the Coastland Center only. This service has been extended to run through 9:00 PM Sunday January 6, 2019. Rides will be Free during the holiday service run and continue for the first 90 days of full line service. April 1, 2019 regular fare collection will begin on the Downtown Street Car service. The DSC will provide service every 12-20 minutes from Harbor Transit Center - Cruise Terminal to Downtown Sierra Depot then continuing to Coastland Center, the Financial District, East Village, Museum Row, and Delta Airlines Sports & Entertainment Complex at Sierra Marina beginning January 7, 2019. SMART Safety Team! Beginning February 1, 2019 SMART will be deploying our new SMART Safety Team. The Team will be introduced and fully sworn into service at our Board Meeting that day and ultimately will be a 1000 member strong fully trained, licensed, sworn peace officer team that will provide round the clock safety and security for SMART bus and rail lines, stations, and facilities. They will be uniformed and armed and fully empowered to conduct law enforcement and security functions county wide for SMART, however we will take an approach of education and information in most instances. The team members will also act as ambassadors to the public for SMART and be available to answer customer service questions, provide directions and customer assistance as well. Deployment of the SMART Safety Team fulfills a promise and goal of the SMART 2020 Initiative to provide a safer system for all. Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative! Phase 3 Public Hearing for proposed service changes. On Friday, February 1, 2019, SMART will hold a public hearing to discuss potential service changes beginning in June. The hearing will take place at 10:00 AM in the Auditorium at Sierra Depot in Downtown Sierra Monrovia. We will present our planned changes and open the floor for public comments on the changes. The SMART Board will be present for this hearing along with senior SMART staff. Following the hearing the board will conduct their monthly meeting. Principles of the SMART 2020 Initiative Simplify service Buses more often and longer hours Improved customer amenities at bus stops Better regional connections Reduce duplication of service Improve safety and comfort for passengers Our Approach The SMART 2020 Initiative will evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to SMART’s services and routes. The year-long comprehensive analysis will take an in-depth look into current transit operations and anticipate future service needs to improve people’s ability to move around Sierra Monrovia County and easily access everyday destinations today and beyond. The SMART 2020 Initiative will identify the most important improvements to the transit system – new transit services, improvements to existing services, and new customer amenities. Ultimately, this document will serve as a road map for SMART to improve the customer experience and meet community needs for the next 5 to 10 years. The SMART 2020 Initiative process consists of four phases over the next year: Phase 1: Understand transportation needs - COMPETED Phase 2: Identify a range of potential service scenarios to meet those needs - COMPLETED Phase 3: Evaluate service scenarios; choose a preferred network of routes and services; and define priority projects and plans. November 2018 through March 2019 Phase 4 Begin Implementation of the plan based on final recommendations and community input - June 2019 Stay tuned for announcements via web, Facebook & Twitter. We encourage everyone to get involved in the planning of the new SMART system that will allow SMART to continue to be a world class transit provider and give the Sierra Monrovia County community mobility for now and the future. Visit us online at www.SMART2020mobility.org Facebook - SMART 2020 Initiative Or download the SMART 2020 app today, available for Apple and Android platforms
  15. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit Request for Proposals December 20, 2018 RFP 1899690 - Forty Foot (40') low floor zero emissions buses SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department Closing Date - February 6, 2019 SMART RFP 1899690 is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide Forty Foot (40') low floor, zero emissions transit buses. The target base procurement is as follows 550 Forty Foot (40')Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, for delivery beginning in 2021 and running continuously through 2024 at a rate of 5 buses delivered per week. Options for an additional 575 Low Floor Zero Emissions buses, in Forty Foot (40') length. Options to be held for 5 years from date of initial contract. The total numbers of buses shall not exceed 1125. Written proposals will be received by SMART Purchasing & Procurement Department until 3:00 pm Local time on February 6, 2019. RFP documents are available to view and/or download at www.ridesmart.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact SMART Purchasing and Procurement at purchasing.help@SMART.SMC.GS.Gov.
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