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TriMet has started installing lights on top of their buses to help improve visibility very similar to what WMATA has on their buses.

Zack Heistand on Flickr posted a picture of #3506 with these lights: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zheistand/48295927841/in/faves-78648329@N02/

 

https://www.masstransitmag.com/safety-security/news/21088802/or-trimet-is-testing-out-bright-warning-lights-atop-dozens-of-buses-to-improve-visibility

 

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MAX cars getting a new livery, matching the new buses. Via TriMet on Twitter (1 and 2😞

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This is MAX car 315 — you might have seen some other pictures of it being gutted we shared a few months back. It's being renovated along with 78 other "Type 2" and "Type 3" MAX cars.

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 8:31 AM, alexb320 said:

TriMet has started installing lights on top of their buses to help improve visibility very similar to what WMATA has on their buses.

Zack Heistand on Flickr posted a picture of #3506 with these lights: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zheistand/48295927841/in/faves-78648329@N02/

 

https://www.masstransitmag.com/safety-security/news/21088802/or-trimet-is-testing-out-bright-warning-lights-atop-dozens-of-buses-to-improve-visibility

 

And (due to complaints) now these have came to an abrupt halt... https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2019/07/trimet-is-testing-out-bright-warning-lights-atop-dozens-of-buses-to-improve-visibility.html

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as of early 2020 these are the oldest fleets in active service.

    2000-2001 d40lf 2500 series: these are the oldest active buses and are the last buses with the 1980s paint scheme. oldest vehicles are 20 years old.

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   1996-1998 siemens sd600 type 2: trimet's first low floor light rail trains and the first low floor LRVs in the US. oldest vehicles are 24 years old.

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   1984-1986 bombardier type 1: trimet's original light rail trains and the last high floor vehicles in service. oldest vehicles are 36 years old.

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   1952-1953 budd RDC: the oldest trains in trimet's fleet and some of the oldest active commuter trains in the US. oldest vehicles are 68 years old.

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On 8/12/2020 at 7:33 PM, Trimet101 said:

I see cabs on both sides.I see in the future of one car trains

Yes, they are to have cabs on both ends. They will be able to be ran as single car trains just like the 1's, 2's, and 3's. 

On 1/22/2020 at 4:26 PM, Matt Dunlop said:

3260 hit by box truck.

 

According to https://www.pantographapp.com/vehicle/8/3260, 3260 has returned to service as of July 17 

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With the COVID pandemic, TriMet has decided to speed up the process on installing driver protective Barriers on the entire fleet. Before this decision was made, the barriers were only installed on 3500 series-and-newer buses.

At the time of this posting, TriMet now has over 500 buses have barriers. This accounts for almost all of the Gilligs in the fleet (with the exception of the 30' Gilligs) have barriers installed. 

As of this week they are starting to install barriers on the LFRs (2900s), as well. Since the installation process began in early July, they have equipped all 3000s, 3100s, 3200s, and 3300s with barriers.

Expect one to arrive on your local bus, soon.


In this video below you can see the installation of barriers on the Gillig Hybrid BRTs

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Due to the odd circumstances caused by COVID-19 Pandemic, TriMet decided to 'turn off' the cash farebox and stopped accepting cash fares for over 5 months (while still accepting HOP fares during this time). Thanks to driver barriers being installed on the majority of the fleet, as of October 1, TriMet will go back to accepting cash fares. 

 

https://blog.trimet.org/2020/09/24/pay-fare-with-cash-on-buses-again-starting-october-1/

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3 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

This looks very interesting 

Are all units will be towed to the bus yard to Oregon for delivery 

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On 3/4/2021 at 11:23 PM, Trimet101 said:

Dose anybody have any info on this by chance image0.png

@Trimet101 This is TriMet coach 3050. It is a (now) BEB, which used to be a diesel bus from 2012 (when it was built) to 2019. It was removed from service and sent to CCW (complete coach works) in California in late 2019 to undergo a overhaul. They have since converted the bus from being a diesel bus to being an electrically powered bus. They also did a few other 'minor' things with the bus, such as repainting it into being in the new paint scheme. Buses 3048 and 3049 are also undergoing this overhaul. They are undergoing testing in California before returning to Portland in the coming months.

 

You can read about it more in the resolution passed by TriMet's board of directors in 2019 (here):  https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-09-18/Res 19-09-77.pdf

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8 hours ago, TriMet Bus Fan said:

@Trimet101 This is TriMet coach 3050. It is a (now) BEB, which used to be a diesel bus from 2012 (when it was built) to 2019. It was removed from service and sent to CCW (complete coach works) in California in late 2019 to undergo a overhaul. They have since converted the bus from being a diesel bus to being an electrically powered bus. They also did a few other 'minor' things with the bus, such as repainting it into being in the new paint scheme. Buses 3048 and 3049 are also undergoing this overhaul. They are undergoing testing in California before returning to Portland in the coming months.

 

You can read about it more in the resolution passed by TriMet's board of directors in 2019 (here):  https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-09-18/Res 19-09-77.pdf

Are these battery packs came off the retired 2001 New Flyer DE40LFs (2561-2562) 

 

i345717.jpg 2562 was featured in Wendy and Lucy (2008) according to (IMCDB) Internet Movie Cars DATABASE website. Photo credit goes to their original owners. Used with Permission. 

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16 hours ago, TriMet Bus Fan said:

@Trimet101 This is TriMet coach 3050. It is a (now) BEB, which used to be a diesel bus from 2012 (when it was built) to 2019. It was removed from service and sent to CCW (complete coach works) in California in late 2019 to undergo a overhaul. They have since converted the bus from being a diesel bus to being an electrically powered bus. They also did a few other 'minor' things with the bus, such as repainting it into being in the new paint scheme. Buses 3048 and 3049 are also undergoing this overhaul. They are undergoing testing in California before returning to Portland in the coming months.

 

You can read about it more in the resolution passed by TriMet's board of directors in 2019 (here):  https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-09-18/Res 19-09-77.pdf

Thanks for the info, are these buses going to still have the same number?

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On 3/7/2021 at 7:12 AM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

Are these battery packs came off the retired 2001 New Flyer DE40LFs (2561-2562) 

 

i345717.jpg 2562 was featured in Wendy and Lucy (2008) according to (IMCDB) Internet Movie Cars DATABASE website. Photo credit goes to their original owners. Used with Permission. 

No, those buses have been long retired since 2012. The conversion work is not being done by TriMet, it is being done by CCW (Complete Coach Works: https://completecoach.com/), and they do not have those retired buses.

 

CCW has their own stock of parts from New Flyer buses, so the that is probably where those are coming from.

On 3/7/2021 at 3:12 PM, Trimet101 said:

Thanks for the info, are these buses going to still have the same number?

TriMet sent buses 3042-3046 to CCW (the same place in California) to undergo a diesel refurbishment. They came back to Portland in the new paint scheme, and refurbished interior. But, they have retained their original numbers while doing so. (BTW, if you wanted to know, only 3042 is in service. They are still working to get 43-46 in service. You can track the bus here http://www.rosecitytransit.org/systemmapper/single.php?vehicle=3042). The interior on the diesel refurbished buses give some major differences from the other 3000s. The interiors on the 3048-3050 are probably going to be similar to 3042-3046.

 

I mention that because it leads me to believe that 3048-3050 will not be renumbered when they return to Portland and enter service as a BEB. 

 

On 3/4/2021 at 8:04 PM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

This looks very interesting 

Are all units will be towed to the bus yard to Oregon for delivery 

Probably. 

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