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Foothill Transit & Glendale Beeline

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The next two stops on the tour involve Foothill Transit and Glendale Beeline.

Foothill Transit, the largest of the two agencies runs bus service in 21 small cities and express service into and out of Downtown Los Angeles. The fleet is mostly comprised of NABI 40LFWs, City and Semi-Suburban Orion V CNGs & Gillig Advantages, the last diesesl in service for the system.

Foothill Transit NABI 42BRT #1711 fills in a ran on the Sliver Streak, the system's BRT line. On weekdays, the 60BRT operate this line with the 1700s working it on the weekends:

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Orion V #1313 is seen just outside of Ponoma Transcenter, the major hub for Foothill Transit:

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NABI 60BRT #1606 heading towards Montclair, the end of the line for the Sliver streak:

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Foothill NABI 1425, one of 75 NABI 40LFWs purchased in 2004 is seen returning from the Ponoma Marketplace before traveling to La Verne

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Orion V Suburban 1250 in Downtown Los Angeles filling an early run on Route 699:

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Glendale Beeline, a very small transit system carving its niche in the vast LA basin operates 10 lines in the Glendale regions with fares starting out at $.25. Another converter to CNG, Beeline operates New Flyer C35 & C40LF & LFRs in two different paint schemes as well as a batch of Gillig Phantoms.

Glendale Beeline B44 on Central near the Glendale Transportation Center, a hub connecting to Metrolink trains:

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B65, assigned to Route 1 which interlines with Route 2 is seen outside the Glendale Galleria:

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B58 is seen working Beeline Route 11, a peak hour express line to and from the Glendale Transportation Center:

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Videos:

Foothill Transit NABI 40BRT #1708 on the Sliver Streak:

Cummins ISL-G/Allison B400R

Foothill Transit NABI 60BRT #1606

Cummins L Gas Plus/Allison B500R

NABI #1439 at El Monte Station:

Orion V #1345 at Ponoma Transcenter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szJ1fYqhI9A

Glendale Beeline C35LF B44: DD50/Allison B400R:

Glendale Beeline C35LFR B71: Cummins ISL-G/Allison B400:

Glendale Beeline C40LF B58 at Glendale Galleria:

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Oh man, Foothill Transit is my favorite transit agency. The suburban F1200-Series Orion V's are my favorite buses of all time :lol: I have done a lot of recording on these buses.

Foothill Transit Gillig Low Floor (40 Foot) F1126 on Express Line 481 to El Monte Station

Foothill Transit Gillig Low Floor (29 Foot) F1182 on Line 269 to Montebello Town Center

Foothill Transit Orion V CNG F1237 on Express Line 499 to San Dimas

Foothill Transit NABI 40-LFW F1449 on the Silver Streak to Downtown LA

Foothill Transit NABI 60-BRT F1605 on the Silver Streak to Downtown LA

Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1709 on Line 281 to Glendora via West Covina

Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1711 on Line 187 to Pasadena

Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1719 on the Silver Streak to Downtown LA (Part 1)

Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1719 on the Silver Streak to Downtown LA (Part 2)

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Foothill Transit NABI 42BRT #1711 fills in a ran on the Sliver Streak, the system's BRT line. On weekdays, the 60BRT operate this line with the 1700s working it on the weekends:

Great catch with both Foothill and Metro 42-BRTs! I think the only other location (other than Downtown LA) where such a photo is possible is at Lake Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, where Metro express route 487 crosses Foothill Transit route 187.

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I've also done some photography work on the F1200-Series Orion V's. Check out my pics :lol:

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F1219 @ Puente Hills Mall Transit Center on Line 493

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F1234 @ Montclair Transit Center coming off Line 699

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Rear shot of F1234 @ Montclair Transit Center

Some interior shots onboard F1234:

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Great catch with both Foothill and Metro 42-BRTs! I think the only other location (other than Downtown LA) where such a photo is possible is at Lake Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, where Metro express route 487 crosses Foothill Transit route 187.

I think you mean Express Line 485 :lol:

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today i saw a MCI demo on Foothill transit line 499 in the afternoon, and here is a pic taken by my friend using his cell phone

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today i saw a MCI demo on Foothill transit line 499 in the afternoon, and here is a pic taken by my friend using his cell phone

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I saw it too!!! I was on the Metro Gold Line in Downtown when I saw it about to go on the El Monte Busway!!! I wish I had my camera on me >_<

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So I dug up a few more images form my laptop's hard drive and got these:

Gillig Low Floor F1163 at Montclair Transit Center about to start Line 480 to West Covina:

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NABI 40-LFW F1469 at Puente Hills Mall on layover from Line 280 from Azusa:

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NABI 40-LFW F1469 at Puente Hills Mall starting Line 280 to Azusa:

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So does anyone know the status of Foothill Transit's prototype electric "Ecoliner" bus? It was supposed to be unveiled in April, yet I can't seem to find anything concrete related to this project anywhere. Hopefully it hasn't been delayed too long.

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Today afternoon the MCI demo was on 497, here are some pic taken at downtown LA

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Today afternoon the MCI demo was on 497, here are some pic taken at downtown LA

Can you tell me what time you saw the MCI yesterday? I plan on hunting it down all of next week :)

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Foothill transit has one of those awesome buses like Orion V, NABI 42 and 60 BRT, and NABI 40 LFW. They're my favorite. Glendale is also awesome as well, and the favorite bus I liked from there is New Flyer C35LFR

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Can you tell me what time you saw the MCI yesterday? I plan on hunting it down all of next week :)

The day before yesterday, i saw that bus on 499 at 1st and spring around 0515pm

Yesterday, the bus showed up at the same place at around 0600pm on 497, and yesterday morning, my friend saw the bus on 493 at Diamond Bar P&R around 0700am

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The day before yesterday, i saw that bus on 499 at 1st and spring around 0515pm

Yesterday, the bus showed up at the same place at around 0600pm on 497, and yesterday morning, my friend saw the bus on 493 at Diamond Bar P&R around 0700am

Okay, let me know if you or anyone spots it in the early afternoon like between 2:00 pm and 3:30pm :angry: That's when I usually do my Foothill Transit fanning.

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So does anyone know the status of Foothill Transit's prototype electric "Ecoliner" bus? It was supposed to be unveiled in April, yet I can't seem to find anything concrete related to this project anywhere. Hopefully it hasn't been delayed too long.

It was supposed to be delivered right around now...

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Hello all! I'm happy to report that I have caught the MCI demo this afternoon on Express Line 499 to San Dimas

Here are my shots :lol::

Interior:

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Here are some exterior shots that I took at the San Dimas Park & Ride:

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The driver was kind enough to allow me to take these shots while he was on layover and even posed for one of my shots :lol:

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Here's some shots as he left the Park & Ride:

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Here's one of three Ride Videos I took onboard:

Foothill Transit MCI D4500CT CNG Demo in Downtown LA

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Here are some more photos I took on Line 492 leaving San Dimas heading to Montclair Transcenter after my journey on the MCI on Express Line 499.

Foothill Transit Orion V F1343 Interior:

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Here are some shots that I took at the Montclair Transcenter after I got off. I also took some Omnitrans shots, which I will post in the appropriate thread :o

Foothill Transit Orion V F1343

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Foothill Transit Gillig Low Floor F1114

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Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1722

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I saw it too!!! I was on the Metro Gold Line in Downtown when I saw it about to go on the El Monte Busway!!! I wish I had my camera on me >_<

isn't it NHTSA to have like on any other LNG,CNG to have that blue dimont marking it's a CNG vehicle?

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So does anyone know the status of Foothill Transit's prototype electric "Ecoliner" bus? It was supposed to be unveiled in April, yet I can't seem to find anything concrete related to this project anywhere. Hopefully it hasn't been delayed too long.

According to the minutes of a meeting held in Mid-March, the first Ecoliner was scheduled to be ready for testing at the beginning of April. In addition, they will be numbered in the F2000-Series. On a relevant side note, according to recent Foothill Transit Board Meeting documents, Foothill Transit is considering ordering more Ecoliners for service on Line 280.

Sources:

http://www.foothilltransit.org/uploadedFil...d%20Meeting.pdf

http://www.foothilltransit.org/uploadedFil...s/Agenda(2).pdf

The documents also briefly talks of the MCI D4500CT CNG Coach demo that's going on currently.

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isn't it NHTSA to have like on any other LNG,CNG to have that blue dimont marking it's a CNG vehicle?
According to the minutes of a meeting held in Mid-March, the first Ecoliner was scheduled to be ready for testing at the beginning of April. In addition, they will be numbered in the F2000-Series. On a relevant side note, according to recent Foothill Transit Board Meeting documents, Foothill Transit is considering ordering more Ecoliners for service on Line 280.

Sources:

http://www.foothilltransit.org/uploadedFil...d%20Meeting.pdf

http://www.foothilltransit.org/uploadedFil...s/Agenda(2).pdf

The documents also briefly talks of the MCI D4500CT CNG Coach demo that's going on currently.

Are we sure this is a CNG-powered coach. According to MCI, the CNG coach demonstrator is a repowered D4000.

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Are we sure this is a CNG-powered coach. According to MCI, the CNG coach demonstrator is a repowered D4000.

MCI News Post regarding the CNG Demo:

www.mcicoach.com/enTouchCMS/app/viewDocument?docID=761

The unit pictured is a D4500CT unit, the same one Foothill is testing right now although with different imagery, but not a repowered D4000 unit.

In the post, it also says that the CNG unit will be stopping in Southern California. IMO, I think this should be enough to put an end to the heated "CNG or not" debate going on several forum websites (especially SubChat and NYC Transit Forums) ;)

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Here are the last of my Foothill Transit shots ;)

Foothill Transit NABI 60-BRT F1601 on the El Monte Busway past the LAC + USC Medical Center Station

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Foothill Transit NABI 60-BRT F1601 at the Montclair Transit Center:

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Foothill Transit NABI 60-BRT F1603 at the Montclair Transit Center:

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Foothill Transit NABI 42-BRT F1713 at the Montclair Transit Center:

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