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On 6/7/2019 at 11:46 PM, Rob's Transport Hub said:

Golden Gate Transit 1901 on Route 4 (Taken 6/7/19), Apologies for the car in the Picture.

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They are getting new 40ft buses now? First time since 2003! How many and are they replacing the 2003 Orion V diesels? Also, I'm guessing #1577 is now retired?

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They are getting new 40ft buses now? First time since 2003! How many and are they replacing the 2003 Orion V diesels? Also, I'm guessing #1577 is now retired?

 
Yes, Golden Gate Transit will get 67 of these New Gillig Low Floor Hybrids which will retire approx. 70 of the Orion Vs. I do not know the status of 1577.
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Golden Gate Transit 1920 on Route 70 (Taken 7/4/2019)
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On 7/6/2019 at 12:49 AM, Rob's Transport Hub said:

Yes, Golden Gate Transit will get 67 of these New Gillig Low Floor Hybrids which will retire approx. 70 of the Orion Vs. I do not know the status of 1577.

As I often say with pics of new Gilligs... great picture, terrible bus. Pretty tragic to think how Golden Gate's fleet has devolved: GM New Look... RTS... Flxible... Orion... Gillig.

If that bus had a quote bubble to speak for Golden Gate Transit, it'd say something like this: "We were once something classy, something unique, something special. Now we're just another struggling, mediocre bus system with institutional vehicles and sagging ridership."

Even that paint scheme... takes the least interesting elements of all their previous schemes. It's almost freakin' 2020... and the best they can do is something straight out of the 1980s?

Must say, I'm surprised to see hybrids in this application. Are they a good fit for the higher-speed, longer-distance, limited-stop service that Golden Gate Transit operates? My sense is that, now that hybrids have matured, their best use is low-speed, stop-and-go urban service. Even in Cali (NorCal, anyway), diesel remains the most efficient choice for longer-haul services.

Oh well. Thanks for sharing!

 

 

 

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On 7/19/2019 at 1:01 AM, UpDownAcross38 said:

Orion Vs!!!

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Interior shots

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Also rode 1910...Not a fan of hybrid. Orion all the way!

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How many Orion 5.501s are left?

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An informative article on Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit came out yesterday.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/08/26/golden-gate-transit-rolls-out-68m-hybrid-bus-fleet/

I was especially interested in the discussion of two electric buses owned by Marin Transit.

(quote) In an update to the Marin Transit Board of Directors in July, Whelan said the electric buses were performing better than expected and were able to travel between 80 to 100 miles using less than half of the battery power. (unquote)

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On 9/2/2019 at 11:42 AM, Detroit Diesel 6V92TA said:

I believe only 4 left now. They were quickly pulled from service almost overnight.

That sucks!

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In The Past couple of Weeks, Golden Gate Transit has been in Contract Talks with the Union and The Highway and Transit District. Which has Resulted in buses being Cancelled.

Here is what Golden Gate Transit said in this Statement:

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Here is More in this SF Chronicle Article: 

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/As-contract-talks-heat-up-Golden-Gate-Transit-14474550.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result

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On Monday, December 9th, 2019. The Next wave of service changes will Take Place for Golden Gate Transit.

That will Include:

  • A New Evening Trip on Route 24
  • Route 24X will Operate Non-Stop Between the College of Marin and the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza.
  • Route 27 will No Longer Operate Between Sleepy Hollow and San Anselmo
  • Route 38 will be Extended from Terra Linda to Marinwood, and Route 38A will Serve Lucas Valley.
  • Route 44 will be Eliminated (To be replaced by Route 38A)
  • Service Levels to be Adjusted at Bus Pads along Hwy 101 in the San Rafael Area on Route 54 
  • Routes 54/54C will Terminate in Central Novato
  • Route 56 will be Replaced by Route 56X and Service will be Increased
  • and there will be a new afternoon trip On Route 58.
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