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Valley Transit is supposed to get some Xcelsiors IIRC. I haven't been out there in a few years, I think they're still V and VII though.

Here are a few shots from Janesville taken earlier this month:

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Now that I'm more familiar with powertrain sounds, I'm fairly certain at least some of the fleet has Voith transmissions. All Cummins, although I'm not sure whether they have ISC or ISL in the older ones.

I thought they were supposed to get some new buses by now to replace their 2001 D35LF, but I guess when I heard that a couple years back it was just a rumor. I believe they are actually getting some XD35 though at some point in the next 12 months.

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Madison Metro is rebranded as Metro Transit now, with new buses carrying the new Metro Transit livery. All the Gilligs I spotted were still in the old Metro scheme. To keep costs down they are not re-painting any older buses into the new scheme aside from some promo wraps.

Here's a couple shots from East Towne transfer point taken on Feb/12/2020:

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Not sure how I like the livery, it is more modern looking but I kinda liked the color scheme and logo of the old one. The XD40 (unless they're actually XDE40?) do not have rear window, but the rear is navy blue vs. black which is an improvement.

Also notable is the move from confining to a three digit fleet unit number to what appears to be a year based number instead.

Additionally they are getting electric Protatoes this year.

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6 hours ago, MVTArider said:

XD40 (unless they're actually XDE40?)

I was told they’re straight diesel with a full roofline so they look like hybrids, but if anyone can confirm/disprove please make yourself heard

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