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2 minutes ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

That is crazy, I wonder how they going to move this bus?

think they gotta support the collapse bridge part first before they can free the bus (if something falls behind it which looking back at the pic it doesn't seem like). But then again, not sure how the cleanup process will look.

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11 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

think they gotta support the collapse bridge part first before they can free the bus (if something falls behind it which looking back at the pic it doesn't seem like). But then again, not sure how the cleanup process will look.

Reminds me of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse. 

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22 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Here’s the cleanup process of the bridge collapse. 3309 has some damage on the rear of the bus. Luckily it was nothing too serious.

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Yet, a Port Authority rep. says it will be "a total loss". How? It got on the tow on its own. https://twitter.com/jessebunch_/status/1488551972995219459?s=21

 

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1 hour ago, Odieville2 said:

Yet, a Port Authority rep. says it will be "a total loss". How? It got on the tow on its own. https://twitter.com/jessebunch_/status/1488551972995219459?s=21

 

it's 9 years old. So already well depreciated in value. Chances are the frame could have significant structural damage from the jolt of being dropped and/or having a hunk of bridge landing on the back. Yes it may be driveable enough to move a short distance, but that doesn't mean there aren't numerous hairline cracks in the welds, suspension issues, etc. From a management perspective it's far better to write it off and order a new replacement, than to spend more than its current value on heavy repairs and then risk an accident later on if it has some sort of failure due to an unknown issue.

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4 hours ago, MVTArider said:

it's 9 years old. So already well depreciated in value. Chances are the frame could have significant structural damage from the jolt of being dropped and/or having a hunk of bridge landing on the back. Yes it may be driveable enough to move a short distance, but that doesn't mean there aren't numerous hairline cracks in the welds, suspension issues, etc. From a management perspective it's far better to write it off and order a new replacement, than to spend more than its current value on heavy repairs and then risk an accident later on if it has some sort of failure due to an unknown issue.

Average age for a articulated bus is 12 years Ik so I doubt they’ll repair it since it’d likely be gone in three years. Also no point ordering a new bus when you have 39 more in service of them as well. Plus that bus would need to be put on legal hold until the investigation concludes. 

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10 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

More pics of the damage. It did move under its own power back into the garage.

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Is that rear half of this bus has heavy or light damage with the parts missing in it? Did someone save the tailgate and right rear quarter engine door in case they repair the trailer section of this bus when it going to the body shop? This bus cost plenty money 

On 1/28/2022 at 10:27 AM, DCTransitFilms said:

Here's an image of the bridge collapse. Parts of the bridge collapsed on the back of the bus and other cars were sent down. Haven't heard any injuries or deaths yet. Hopefully everyone is fine and ok. 🙏

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According to Wikipedia, At least 10 people were injured; three were taken to hospitals by ambulances. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. That was happened hours before President Joe Biden's visit to Pittsburgh to talk about the infrastructure speech. 

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15 hours ago, Glennwood Road Ent. said:

Is that rear half of this bus has heavy or light damage with the parts missing in it? Did someone save the tailgate and right rear quarter engine door in case they repair the trailer section of this bus when it going to the body shop? This bus cost plenty money 

Looks more on the heavier side of the damage. It can be repaired probably but I doubt PAT will repair it tbh but anything could happen.

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10 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Looks more on the heavier side of the damage. It can be repaired probably but I doubt PAT will repair it tbh but anything could happen.

The bus could possibly be repaired unless 1 of 2 factors become apparent: 1, the frame of the bus was damaged during the fall or 2, the cost of repair exceeds the worth of the bus.

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53 minutes ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

The bus could possibly be repaired unless 1 of 2 factors become apparent: 1, the frame of the bus was damaged during the fall or 2, the cost of repair exceeds the worth of the bus.

Probably it got damaged from sliding into the pillar when the bridge collapse. Likely would be a loss though as the bus is 9 years old already and are supposedly due for retirement in a few more yeas. But again, not sure if PAT is willing to repair it.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This post is a tribute to triumph amid tragedy.

Despite the bridge collapse, no one was seriously injured -- even 3309 herself emerged looking strong while dangling from that crane. Here she is circa 2014, treating happy customers to a smooth, reliable ride on the 61D:

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3309 probably won't see service again -- this is something to remember her by as she settles into an early retirement. And as we thank the heavens that no human life was lost!

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10 minutes ago, Border City Transit said:

This post is a tribute to triumph amid tragedy.

Despite the bridge collapse, no one was seriously injured -- even 3309 herself emerged looking strong while dangling from that crane. Here she is circa 2014, treating happy customers to a smooth, reliable ride on the 61D:

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3309 probably won't see service again -- this is something to remember her by as she settles into an early retirement. And as we thank the heavens that no human life was lost!

They could possibly make it a museum bus?

12 minutes ago, Border City Transit said:

This post is a tribute to triumph amid tragedy.

Despite the bridge collapse, no one was seriously injured -- even 3309 herself emerged looking strong while dangling from that crane. Here she is circa 2014, treating happy customers to a smooth, reliable ride on the 61D:

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3309 probably won't see service again -- this is something to remember her by as she settles into an early retirement. And as we thank the heavens that no human life was lost!

Do you know what how that area looks now almost a month later?

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9 hours ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

They could possibly make it a museum bus?

Do you know what how that area looks now almost a month later?

I’d be surprised if 3309 will ever run again or even preserved tbh. And we are lucky this wasn’t a serious incident only resulting in a few minor injuries. Think there’s a cleanup process rn at the bridge not sure any plans to rebuild it as the 61A/B does go that side.

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  • 3 months later...

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will now be known as Pittsburgh Regional Transit:

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/06/09/port-authority-allegheny-county-new-name-pittsburgh-regional-transit-prt-pat-buses-t-light-rail/stories/202206090131

https://www.portauthority.org/inside-Pittsburgh-Regional-Transit/prt/
 

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Our new name and brand are the result of a multi-year process that included research and collaboration with everyday riders across the region and an in-depth audit of the most forward-thinking transit agencies in the world.

Why the change?
Quite simply, the Pittsburgh region has evolved. The city is fast becoming a world leader in technologies that define the cutting edge. A clear, concise name for Pittsburgh's regional transit system was long overdue. It was time to put the old name and identity in the rear-view mirror and reinvent transit for Pittsburgh's future. The name PRT and its brand position are much more closely aligned with the region's current momentum and direction.

Brand strategy
The PRT brand reflects who we are and how the Pittsburgh region views us. It's not just expressed in our marketing and communications, but also in the hearts and minds of every PRT rider.

What does this mean for riders?
Firstly, you will start to see new schedules, brochures, website, and signage redesigned consistent with the PRT brand over the next year.Vehicles will be repainted under the new brand design guidelines over the next few years. But most importantly, this will not disrupt the services we provide or the fares charged for those services.

 

 

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