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  1. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    Indeed, sadly.
  2. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    I agree but the California Air Resource Board doesn’t. They implemented the ban and the tougher emissions standards to buses that require agencies to go the all electric route. Metro and Foothill are planning for 2030 all electric. Other agencies are heading there too. LBT says they won’t be buying anything except zero emissions vehicles going forward.
  3. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    None with diesel hybrids. A few agencies went with gasoline hybrids when the ban went into effect but that technology is a failure for buses. They break down often and never got anywhere near the fuel economy they were supposed to. The agency’s still running them are spending a fortune to get parts made to keep them running. Everyone is going all electric now with CNG as a gap fuel for now.
  4. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    Pre ban purchase. Ban went into effect in 2003
  5. Shakey077

    Los Angeles MTA

    Diesel ban in So Csl would rule them out. It’s CNG or electric only and even CNG is being phased out.
  6. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Tri Star Europe will dispatch an EL4500D to you for demo purposes.
  7. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Would NanohaBus like to demo a Tri Star EL-4500? Here is some info about our double deck model. For Europe customers this bus is built in our Tri Star Europe factory in Hungary and is available with any EU compliant engine or the EU compliant IBES series as well. ELEGANCE™ double deck coach series: Our first coach built under the Global Bus program. The ELEGANCE is 45 foot low floor double deck coach. It can be produced in left hand or right hand drive configuration and outfitted to your custom specifications. Sitting at just 13ft 6in high this luxurious coach can operate in all environments with no height permitting needed. Built from the same sturdy Transitliner™ materials with a titanium alloy chassis and composite body it is lightweight and extremely rugged yet nimble and agile. Ride quality unheard of in today's competitors with the new Tri Star CloudRide™ suspension system. Powered by your choice of EU compliant or Tri Star IBES engines available in Diesel, Diesel-electric hybrid and CNG or with the IB EV E or IB EV EHS electric system EL 4500D - diesel EL 4500DE - diesel electric hybrid EL 4500C - CNG EL 4500E - all electric (EHS for solar / hydrogen model)
  8. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    SMART Sierra Monrovia Area Regional Transit NEWSLETTER - November 5, 2018 Ride for FREE on Election Day! SMART will offer free service all day tomorrow, Tuesday November 6 on all transit services county wide for Election Day. All bus, Commuter, Dial - A Ride, and X-Ride Bus & Rail service will be free to all from 12 AM (Midnight) November 6 through 12 AM (Midnight) November 7. In addition to free rides on all transit services, SMART is partnering with Lyft and Uber for Election Day to provide direct door to door FREE round trip service to your Polling Place. This service will be available 7 AM to 7 PM. Simply schedule your Lyft or Uber as you normally would, enter the promo code - SMART VOTE. When your driver arrives show them your ballet booklet or tell them you are riding to vote. They will provide you a free ride to your polling place, wait for you to vote then return you to your original pick up point. Update on our SMART 2020 comprehensive system-wide transit analysis and reassessment initiative! Phase 2 of the SMART 2020 Initiative has completed, as we begin Phase 3 we will be conducting a new round of Town Hall meetings to highlight several scenarios and service enhancements that have been identified during the first 2 phases. We will take feedback from these meeting along with your online input to develop our final plan. That plan will be released in early Spring 2019 with planned implementation starting with the June 2019 service changes. 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
  9. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    A follow up on this for you, the final bus will be returned to you tomorrow. We have replaced all the power cable wiring between the engine, batteries, power inverter and hybrid power capacitor. We replaced the power capacitor unit as well with the next generation model, it is lighter and more efficient. It is much cooler during operation which will help eliminate any condensation forming during winter months. We replaced the bus engine and the power inverter with the current generation system. The newer design offers better fuel economy and is less wear on the engine. The newer system does not utilized any pulleys or belts or an alternator. It is direct current to direct current inverter to supply the bus batteries and the power capacitor with voltage to charge correctly. This will also allow the newer power capacitor to operate at peak performance. Please let us know how all these changes work out over the coming months. This newer version of the hybrid system has proven to be the most efficient and reliable on the market to date. Your bus will be the first in service conversion from the older system though. New manuals for maintenance and operations have been uploaded to your Intellibus profile and also e-mailed out to your maintenance and operations departments.
  10. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Tri Star has completed the repair of the Hybrids and software update on your fleet. The one bus mentioned above we noticed some extreme wear and corrosion on the engine battery cables and the hybrid power capacitor cables. Also water intrusion was noticed into the Hybrid control module as previously mentioned. This water was coming from condensation forming near or around the hybrid power capacitor cables. We are pulling this one bus from service and towing to our Sunnyshore facility to better diagnose why these issues are occurring. The remainder of your fleet is all set and ready to continue serving you. We anticipate having this bus back to you in a week or 2 at most. Thank you for your continued support of Tri Star.
  11. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    * * * TRI STAR GLOBAL INDUSTRIES The Tri Star lineup of heavy duty buses and coaches is a true next generation lineup. Every bus is sleek, modern and state of the art. From our revolutionary low floor Transitliner™ series, our futuristic Renaissance™ fully low floor, all electric series, our dependable, rugged coach Chariot™ series, and our Sleek, modern double deck coach Elegance™ series. Tri Star delivers affordable, dependable, comfortable transportation for your passengers and operators. Industry leading testing and safety standards plus record breaking fuel economy makes for the very best buses on the market today. All Tri Star™ buses come equipped with the Intellibus™ 2.0 fully integrated telematics management and safety system. Intellibus™ is an intelligent system that offers everything to run your fleet safely, and efficiently. WIFI, security camera monitoring, real time bus info and GPS tracking, stop announcement, driver route assistance, head sign control, speed management, accident avoidance, performance monitoring and problem automated notification, remote diagnostic and remote emergency stop and/or shut down. Operator communication console, fare-box monitoring, destination signs, and passenger counter system integrated seamlessly all together in 1 system. You name a system Intellibus™ controls, monitors and interacts with it in real time and reports back to you and Tri Star. You can also “plug and play” any third party component directly into it and have the same functionality and monitoring capability. Transit Buses Transitliner™ Low Floor Series: The Tri Star™ Transitliner™ Series (TS) Line - the most revolutionary bus ever produced. Extremely light weight, sturdy construction. Using titanium and aircraft grade aluminum for the under sub frame and chassis integrated with full composite body shell make this bus rugged yet refined. Corrosion resistant in the harshest of climates, no rusting will ever occur! Traction control system with speed management system for wet, snow weather operations. Industry leading stopping power with standard anti-lock brakes and the smallest turning radius makes it very safe and agile in the toughest of traffic and tightest streets. Accident avoidance and braking system are standard. Full LED lighting inside and outside the bus for great visibility and low maintenance costs. Front and rear door full illumination lighting for night operations giving the operator peace of mind the doors are clear. HVAC system roof or rear mounted standard on all buses. Many other features come standard as well that you would pay extra for with our competitors. Offered in multiple bus lengths from 30 feet thru 65 feet and available in the following fuel / propulsion options: D – Clean Air Diesel C – Clean Air Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) DE- Clean Air Diesel / Electric Hybrid with either the Allison hybrid drive, BAE System Hybridrive, or IBES - Allison REVolution HE system powered by Tesla technology E – Battery Electric - Zero Emission all Electric Drive with IBES EVolution E electric drive, powered by Tesla technology. EHS - Tri Star introduces the first Solar-Hydrogen all electric bus propulsion system in production worldwide. Offering virtually unlimited range this system incorporates a solar roof with a hydrogen fuel cell and the proven EV-E battery system T- Trolley - Zero Emissions all Electric Trolley bus with Vossloh Kiepe electric drive system and Skoda Motor Whichever length and propulsion you choice they are fully customizable to fit your fleets need and style, frame-less windows and BRT left side or multi side door options available. TS 30 - 30ft low floor bus. TS 35 - 35ft low floor bus TS 40 - 40ft low floor bus TS 45 - 45ft low floor bus (only 45ft transit currently on the market) TS 60 - 60ft articulated low floor bus TS 65 - 65ft articulated low floor bus (only 65ft transit currently on the market) Renaissance™ Full Low Floor All Electric Series: Built from the ground up as a fully low floor, all electric transit bus series, the Renaissance™ is the future of transit buses. This is our second bus built under our Global Bus Program. Fully composite uni-body construction offers an extremely lightweight and durable bus. Riding on the patented CloudRide™ suspension system gives you the smoothest, most comfortable ride of any transit bus on the market today. Available with the IB-EV E electric system or the IB-EV EHS solar-hydrogen electric system as propulsion options. Available in 35, 40 & 45 ft lengths. It can be produced in left hand or right hand drive configuration and outfitted to your custom specifications RE 35 – 35ft low floor bus RE 40 – 40ft low floor bus RE 45 – 45ft low floor bus Coach buses Tri Star began with coaches in 2010 and we continue that tradition with our modern Chariot™ series coach line. Rugged titanium frame and composite body structure make this an ideal coach for any environment. Every order is fully customizable to meet your system’s needs, available in diesel, diesel electric hybrid, CNG, and Electric. Outfitted as interstate or commuter coach or any custom way you can imagine. Chariot™ Series: CX 4000 - 40 foot standard coach CX 4500 - 45 foot standard coach ELEGANCE™ double deck coach series: Our first coach built under the Global Bus program. The ELEGANCE is 45 foot low floor double deck coach. It can be produced in left hand or right hand drive configuration and outfitted to your custom specifications. Sitting at just 13ft 6in high this luxurious coach can operate in all environments with no height permitting needed. Built from the same sturdy Transitliner™ materials with a titanium alloy chassis and composite body it is lightweight and extremely rugged yet nimble and agile. Ride quality unheard of in today's competitors with the new Tri Star CloudRide™ suspension system. Powered by your choice of Cummins or Tri Star IBES engines available in Diesel, Diesel-electric hybrid and CNG or with the IB EV E or IB EV EHS electric system EL 4500D - diesel EL 4500DE - diesel electric hybrid EL 4500C - CNG EL 4500E - all electric (EHS for solar / hydrogen model) Trackless Rail-BRT: Coming in 2019 - GENESIS™ Contact Tri Star for more info Propulsion Systems: Tri Star offers you a variety of propulsion options for you buses and coaches built specifically to our high standards and tested in the harshest of climates and conditions. These state of art, revolutionary systems are available in any Tri Star vehicle or can be purchased to retrofit into your existing fleet. IBES Engine Systems: Introducing the Tri Star IBES™ diesel and CNG engine systems line, available in Tri Star buses and for purchase from the Tri Star parts network. The newest most technologically advance engine system in production for transit and coach buses. The IBES™ system feature class leading fuel economy and emissions with no loss of power or reliability. Built to the same rugged standards our Tri Star buses are the IBES is your new choice for engines systems. IBES-D - 9 liter 385 HP diesel engine for transit IBES-D10 - 10 liter 425 HP diesel engine for coach / artic transit IBES-DE - 7 liter 285 HP diesel engine for hybrid bus and coaches IBES-G nze – 9 liter 385 HP CNG near zero emission engine for transit IBES-G10 nze – 10 liter 425 HP CNG near zero emission engine for coach and articulated transit IBES TRANSMISSIONS: Introducing the New IBES BRAVO series transmissions are built exclusively for transit & coach buses. Available as a 5, 6, 7 & 8 speed on TriStar buses & coaches as well as through the Tri Star Parts Network for your existing fleet of buses. Tried and tested to work with the TriStar IBES-engine series and the Cummins series of engines as well. Fuel savings from the IBES BRAVO series is 15-25% over competitor options. Available worldwide. B25– 5 speed automatic transmission B26– 6 speed automatic transmission B27- 7 speed automatic transmission B28– 8 speed automatic transmission Hybrid and All electric systems: IB-REV HE system powered by Tesla technology: Partnering with Allison Transmission and utilizing Tesla provided patents and technology; Tri Star developed this revolutionary hybrid power system. Combine with specially tuned smaller diesel engine provide an extremely fuel efficient, environmentally friendly propulsion option. 20% efficiency gain from current hybrid offerings, 12 year lifetime on components and electric storage system. IB-EV E electric system: All electric buses are the future of the transportation industry and that future is here today with the Tri Star IB-EV E all electric propulsion system. Powered by Tesla innovation and patents, a true breakthrough in the all-electric field IB-EV E offers extended range and reliability not seen from any other electric bus today. Coach models feature a quick change power pack option which allows a 10 min changeover from a low power pack to a fully charged unit to extend the range unlimitedly. 40ft bus range – 395 miles on single charge 60ft bus range – 325 miles on single charge 65ft bus range – 305 miles on single charge 40ft coach range – 435 miles on single charge 45ft coach range – 395 miles on single charge 45ft double deck coach range – 365 miles on a single charge IB-EV EHS system: Tri Star introduces the first Solar-Hydrogen all electric bus propulsion system in production worldwide. Offering virtually unlimited range this system incorporates a solar roof with a hydrogen fuel cell and the proven EV-E battery system. TRI STAR PARTS NETWORK: Tri Star also offers parts and service through the Tri Star parts network and our warranty centers. We can provide you parts and or service your current fleet at any of our facilities. Our service centers are also full warranty center for most major component vendors. Tri Star has plants in operation in Arbor City, South Sierra, Dallas and Long Beach. We also have final assembly and warranty centers open in New Stafford, Sunnyshore and Acacia County. The best part of the Tri Star experience. Lifetime support and parts guarantee, No matter how long you run our buses, we will support and have the parts you need to fix any issue. 15 year limited bus shell and sub frame warranty, 12 year electronics limited warranty, 15 year electrical propulsion system and power pack warranty for all REV HE hybrid and EVE E electric buses. 12 year full bus "bumper to bumper" warranty, 100% training of your staff with orders and 24/7/365 access to the Tri Star support team. Intellibus™ software and access to the Intellibus™ Systems information mainframe server via direct secured link and via web password protected access. We can schedule you a demo of our great buses at your convenience. Short term and long term demo buses available. Contact your Tri Star rep today to demo any of our products and for more information. Tri Star Global Industries. © 2018 Transporting the World to a Better Tomorrow
  12. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    We will do a software update on your fleet of Tri Star buses as well, we are noticing some communications errors. We will bring you up to Intellibus 2.0 on all your buses. This is a preventative step to ensure any issues are caught quickly. We thank you for being a Tri Star customer.
  13. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Tri Star will bid on these RFP's as follows - Sunnyshore Bus Lines (SBL) - 10 CNG 40ft Buses - TS 40C - equipped per your specifications - $525,000.00 per bus Sunnyshore Airport Authority (SAA) - 20 Diesel 60ft Buses - TS 60D - equipped per your specifications - $602,000.00 per bus Sunnyshore Airport Authority (SAA) - 10 Diesel hybrid 40ft Buses - TS 40DE - equipped per your specifications w/ Tri Star Rev HE hybrid 2.0 system - $525,000.00 per bus Kennedy & Gregory Transportation System (KGTS) - 20 Diesel 40ft buses - TS40D - equipped per your specifications - $465,000.00 per bus These will come equipped with the new InteliBus 2.0 System and the 12 year full warranty and lifetime support from Tri Star. Above pricing in USD and is inclusive of delivery to you. Hybrid issues: Tri Star has investigated the issues on your units and has a fix. The hybrid control module is showing signs of water intrusion into the mother board and shorting the system. This could be from condensation in the cold weather. We will replace the hybrid control module on all your hybrids and also upgraded them to the Intellibus 2.0 system. The new control module has been insulated against colder temperatures. We will have 2 techs to take care of this next week at your location. There is no cost to you for this warranty repair. Each bus repairs takes about 30-45 min plus a test drive.
  14. Shakey077

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Whichever you like, can be based on Real or made up, or even a hybrid of both.
  15. Shakey077

    Long Beach Transit (California)

    Have not seen any 97/98/2000's out since all the XN's went into service. Most 98/2000's have been auctioned off.
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