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I wonder, when did BCT last sign its contract with NABI? I presume it is a 5-year contract, and the New Flyer XN60 order I think is New Flyer fulfilling the existing contract. If the contract is still active, perhaps we could see some XD40s and/or XDE40s to replace the 2002-2003 Gilligs? If not, then BCT could either buy Gilligs from the FDOT contract or procure a new contract on their own.

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Most likely it will be Newflyer since they can accommodate the Sutrak HVAC system BCT likes to use

Newest MCI numbered from 5001X-5009X for use on the express commuter trips to Miami these are also equipped with a Cummins ISX20151217_163613-1.jpg

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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know what series of gilligs are still operating? I would have checked the wiki but I know bct's wiki isn't always up to date.

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On April 8, 2016 at 7:17 PM, H4 5600 said:

Does anyone know if the new xcelsors are ever on 72?

Yes they be on the 72 on weekdays I don't know about the weekends also they be on the 19 and the 95express routes to Miami 

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22 hours ago, Transit man2015 said:

Yes they be on the 72 on weekdays I don't know about the weekends also they be on the 19 and the 95express routes to Miami 

OK thanks. All I have seen so far on 72 last week was older Artics.

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I posted the below on a model train forum (MTJ) as a joke and thought that I would share it here:

Once in a while we have to take care of an unruly passenger:
SwatteamandBCT9911.jpg

And a one-of-a-kind; a New Flyer with an all-led headsign and the "mustache" striping:
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And a sample of my headsign creation:
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The new BREEZE graphics at night:
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It was so well-liked that it was adopted as a fleet standard (less the BREEZE logo), even being applied to our bus stop signs (this one seemed to follow me home):
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Note that all of those routes do share the same stop; different bays in the Broward Central Terminal. All of the bays are considered one stop in the Hastus scheduling software.

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On 11/12/2016 at 9:05 PM, H4 5600 said:

9906 plus 8 other bct gilligs are for sale on transitsales.com. I contacted transitsales to try and find out the numbers of the other 8 buses.

http://transitsales.com/40ft-gillig-g22d102n4/

Alright, i recived the list a few weeks ago but only had time to post them all now. The 1999 gilligs at transitsales are:

9906

9910

9912

9913

9917

9930

9931

9933

9934

 

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Been here for just over a week now. I have noticed a few random sightings and notes.

-The same buses seem to do the same trips every day. For example, 0322 has been on the same 55 trip almost every day. 0312 was on the same 40 trip two days in a row. 0602 was on the same 72 trip a few days in a row. 

-The gilligs have been out a lot, considering they are the oldest buses.

-The day with the most gilligs out suprisingly, was sunday. We will see if this sunday has the same results.

-This past wednesday, around 4:30 - 5:00, there was at least 6 trips in a row on 72 that had 13xx or 14xx nabi hybrids, no artics. 

-pelican hopper shuttle is not operated by BCT anymore, but by LSF transportation.

-there is now 3 types (at least) of bus stop signs being used. The new blue ones, the old yellow ones with the honeycombs, and a sign that appears to be even older than the honeycomb signs at sawgrass.

 

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On 3/17/2017 at 8:11 PM, H4 5600 said:

Been here for just over a week now. I have noticed a few random sightings and notes.

-The same buses seem to do the same trips every day. For example, 0322 has been on the same 55 trip almost every day. 0312 was on the same 40 trip two days in a row. 0602 was on the same 72 trip a few days in a row. 

 

-there is now 3 types (at least) of bus stop signs being used. The new blue ones, the old yellow ones with the honeycombs, and a sign that appears to be even older than the honeycomb signs at sawgrass.

When the drivers pick their runs, the bus is assigned to that run; in fact the bus number is posted right next to the run number: 22101 - 9912 - 0530 RAV - 1355P BT for example.When the 01 Gilligs arrived the first ones went south and were assigned to route 1; some humor was present bus;  0101 was assigned to run 01101, 0102/01102 etc.

 

That sign was most likely put up by Sawgrass Mills. There are/were a few of them, mostly put up by FDOT or one of the cities. For a while there was an oddball sign on the one or more of the shelters at the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail P&R lot (another FDOT project). Note that there still may be four types of signs around; back in Hawaiian Gardens (Rt 56) there are some of the original orange signs.

 

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43 minutes ago, J. S. Bach said:

When the drivers pick their runs, the bus is assigned to that run; in fact the bus number is posted right next to the run number: 22101 - 9912 - 0530 RAV - 1355P BT for example.When the 01 Gilligs arrived the first ones went south and were assigned to route 1; some humor was present bus;  0101 was assigned to run 01101, 0102/01102 etc.

 

That sign was most likely put up by Sawgrass Mills. There are/were a few of them, mostly put up by FDOT or one of the cities. For a while there was an oddball sign on the one or more of the shelters at the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail P&R lot (another FDOT project). Note that there still may be four types of signs around; back in Hawaiian Gardens (Rt 56) there are some of the original orange signs.

 

Alright, next time im here ill have to take the 56 into hawaiian and find one of those signs. I remember a long time ago, maybe 2008 or so, there was still an orange sign on an access road to the broward blvd tri rail. IIRC, it said county bus on it, but i really dont remember. Its probably gone by now.

And cypress creek had normal signs as of last year, they were the new style (ugly) blue ones.

As for gilligs, not as many were out today. 0312 was on 11 (its been on 40 alot recently) and another 03 was on 19. As for all the gilligs i rode, i would say 0322 was in the best shape and 0312 was in the worst shape.

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Heres a few schedule cover designs from over the years. They go (from left to right) pre 1978, early 1978, late 70's, 1986, 2004. Also a 1986 & 2005 system map. Let me know if you guys want to see more old bct schedules, these are just a few of mine.

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2 minutes ago, alexb320 said:

Five buses are up for auction as scrap on Saturday January 20th. http://www.natlauction.com/18-001.htm

This includes:

0207: 15GGD271021073193

0223: 15GGD271721073209

0229: 15GGD271931073215

0322: 15GGD271931073691

0509: 1N90403395A140463

Does anyone know if Broward has placed any new orders for buses?

Yes 30 new MCI buses new Gillig buses should be due in February  and I think 10 electric buses th

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43 minutes ago, Transit man2015 said:

Yes 30 new MCI buses new Gillig buses should be due in February  and I think 10 electric buses th

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Broward is going back to Gillig? Is this because of funding issues?

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