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I don't understand the slamming of Tri-Met for not providing "Frequent Service."  Tri-Met is the poster child for bus & rail integration as well as "frequency vs. coverage."  They defined freq

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 vehic

I also don't get the TriMet bashing. TriMet understood (or stumbled upon) something that a lot of other agencies are just now beginning to understand... frequency is freedom. I know that many oper

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23 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

Are these conversions expensive from complete Coach Works 

I remember reading somewhere that a CCW conversion cost around $300k for a 40ft bus. No clue what the cost is for an artic.

This is a 2007 model.

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On 3/24/2021 at 11:49 PM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

How do you know that? 

All of Valley Metros 2007 D60LFs are retired and I know that Transit Sales International purchased quite a few of them. Only four of the 2008s have been auctioned so far, that being two in February of this year and two this coming weekend.

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On 3/24/2021 at 3:28 PM, alexb320 said:

I remember reading somewhere that a CCW conversion cost around $300k for a 40ft bus. No clue what the cost is for an artic.

This is a 2007 model.

According to the board documents that TriMet provided (here https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-09-18/Res%2019-09-77.pdf), it cost them just over 6 million dollars for work on 9 buses.

 

The breakdown of buses include:

5 Gillig Diesel Bus overhauls (3042-3046)

3 Gillig BEB Conversions (3048-3050)

and one Artic BEB Conversion (4101). 

 

They probably spent a little more than the avg cost of all the buses to do the 60 foot overhaul. It looks like that would end up being in the 500,000 to 600,000 range. 

On 3/26/2021 at 5:21 PM, alexb320 said:

All of Valley Metros 2007 D60LFs are retired and I know that Transit Sales International purchased quite a few of them. Only four of the 2008s have been auctioned so far, that being two in February of this year and two this coming weekend.

The one TriMet used probably came from Transitsales. BTW, the bus should have been obtained in late 2019/early 2020, which might narrow down which one it is.

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On 3/31/2021 at 4:05 AM, TriMet Bus Fan said:

According to the board documents that TriMet provided (here https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-09-18/Res 19-09-77.pdf), it cost them just over 6 million dollars for work on 9 buses.

 

The breakdown of buses include:

5 Gillig Diesel Bus overhauls (3042-3046)

3 Gillig BEB Conversions (3048-3050)

and one Artic BEB Conversion (4101). 

 

They probably spent a little more than the avg cost of all the buses to do the 60 foot overhaul. It looks like that would end up being in the 500,000 to 600,000 range. 

The one TriMet used probably came from Transitsales. BTW, the bus should have been obtained in late 2019/early 2020, which might narrow down which one it is.

What about the NovaBus LFS Articulated order with the rear windows for Trimet 

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15 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

What about the NovaBus LFS Articulated order with the rear windows for Trimet 

Still coming - I believe the first bus in the order comes later this year with the rest to come in 2022.

Exciting times for Portland - diversifying the fleet just when the D40LF's are being retired. They are calling the Desert Rose a "mid-life" rehab, which implies that TriMet will have a D60LF in their fleet for years to come. Maybe they will try to source additional units if this test goes well!

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On 4/1/2021 at 6:51 PM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

What about the NovaBus LFS Articulated order with the rear windows for Trimet 

As Jared said - pilot bus is expected to arrive this fall, the rest will arrive next year

Once all of these buses enter service, we'll see a way more diverse fleet in PDX

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8 hours ago, TriMet Bus Fan said:

As Jared said - pilot bus is expected to arrive this fall, the rest will arrive next year

Once all of these buses enter service, we'll see a way more diverse fleet in PDX

Did it include the  triple door Articulated NovaBus LFS Artic with black steel Rims? Did Wikipedia mention the replacements for 2002-5 New Flyer D40LFs that reaching their old age and is the artic order will be the 40th Anniversary Edition of the largest order of 1981-82 Crown Ikarus 286 ever ordered by Trimet?

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10 hours ago, Trimet101 said:

Pilot bus at NovaBus Plattsburgh Plant in New York. As already mentioned on this Tweet, the engines are already installed while the driver side frameless windows already glued on, the front destination signs and runbox already on with the windshield. The rest of the parts for this bus are not finished yet. 

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