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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Transit Authority received a grant to fund JTA's Bus Rapid Transit system. The Small Starts Capital Investment Grants from the Federal Transit Administration has awarded grants totaling $38 million, according to a JTA press release. http://futureplans.jtafla.com/Pages/default.aspx' rel="external nofollow"> .
Similar to the GM fleet reminiscing, I created this thread to share the memories and photos of your experience with the TTC's non-GM Fishbowl fleet prior to 2002 such as Classics, Flyers, New Flyers, Orions (I, II, III, V, VI and pre-refurbished VII), and NovaBUS RTS. If anyone has photos prior to December 31, 2016, feel free to post your old photos from old shoe boxes, slides, even library microfiche or whatever is there. Just don't claim that they are your own if they are not. The following photos are sampled below from my collection: Thanks to @Grapejuice for this inspiration for this thread.
I have some thoughts about the Flyer D900 series of buses. Mainly, about their engines: I would think the mega-rare Cummins VTB903 diesel engine was the only hi-power option for the USA-spec buses until the 6V92TA was made available and when the D900 was being phased out in favor of the D901, since unlike the GMC RTS II Series 03 and the Grumman Flxible 870, the Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine was not cataloged (the lo-power 6V71 was, though). I would think the VTB903 was not available in Canada given that country's preference toward the 6V71N Detroit Diesel. ~Ben