Jump to content
Chao-Hwa Chen

Broward County Transit Bus Update

Recommended Posts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsufEtVIlDo&feature=youtu.be

Broward County Transit 2019 Gilligs (20XXX series) are now in revenue service from last week. They featured the new 2019 paint scheme and front roof fairing that looks similar to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority buses. 

New%20Look%20Buses%202020.jpg

BCTTwo-324x160.jpg

45937441325_65ab74c089_b.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Mitsubishi Fuso 6512 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsufEtVIlDo&feature=youtu.be

Broward County Transit 2019 Gilligs (20XXX series) are now in revenue service from last week. They featured the new 2019 paint scheme and front roof fairing that looks similar to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority buses. 

Are they repainting the other buses 18 and earlier or is this just for new buses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was able to fan BCT for a few days in early march, finally uploaded my pics now. Here is what i noticed.

Some 02/03 gilligs are still running on weekdays, not many seem to be out on weekends anymore. They are hard to find outside of rush hours. I was able to get a pic of 0215 on the 30. IMG_20200412_233727_301.thumb.jpg.f7bde30b3a56677f7664cb203104559a.jpg

The new gilligs are also running, i did see a few although i didnt get a chance to ride one. I didnt notice any out on weekends, they seem to only be out on weekdays for now. Here is a pic of 20032 at the terminal.

IMG_20200412_233827_434.thumb.jpg.9300ac8d7efb1797f9ab00441851cba9.jpg

And a pic of nabi 1157 on the 72 at sawgrass.

IMG_20200320_190212_326.thumb.jpg.479cbd82ab1458b097b2038b21c075dc.jpg

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/12/2020 at 11:52 PM, H4 5600 said:

i was able to fan BCT for a few days in early march, finally uploaded my pics now. Here is what i noticed.

Some 02/03 gilligs are still running on weekdays, not many seem to be out on weekends anymore. They are hard to find outside of rush hours. I was able to get a pic of 0215 on the 30.

 

The old gilligs may be back when regular weekday schedule returns. By any chance does anyone know if the 1800s and older buses will be getting the new scheme or will they keep the breeze livery?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I absolutely do not understand BCT's new paint scheme on their Gilligs. Looks straight out of 1990... like it started as TriMet's "new" scheme -- until an intern in Livermore spent 15 minutes 'adjusting' it for Fort Lauderdale.

Then again, for a halfway decent transit system, BCT has never had a great paint scheme.

My archives contain few photos of BCT vehicles... but I like this pic of 9730:

IMG_1617.thumb.JPG.0adec07164fd5452cc0d2c469caee3ca.JPG

Like most transit systems in the Sunshine State, BCT was a Flxible stronghold throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. They went through a "transition" phase in the mid/late 1990s after Flxible's demise, which produced exactly one order apiece of Gillig Phantoms and New Flyer D40LFs.

9730 made it to the "honeycomb" paint scheme. She sits here on layover, approaching retirement age, staring into the distance, wondering what it would have been like had BCT become New Flyer turf. I believe these were the only "regular" (i.e. non-enhanced, non-BRT "A", non-Xcelsior) New Flyers to operate in South Florida. Y'all missed out -- these could have done great from PalmTran to Coral Gables...

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...