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Academy bus has taken over operations of the tri-rail shuttle between the lauderdale airport tri-rail station and the airport terminals. They have sent some 2017 nova LFS 4th gens from the 2141-2150 series down from new york for it, as they are no longer being used on the NYU shuttles.

Here is a picture of one of the units from the tri rail website.

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(yes this isnt directly related to BCT, but since these buses operate in broward county and connect with BCT, i decided to post it here)

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On 4/23/2021 at 6:30 PM, alexb320 said:

BCT currently has 95 buses up for auction this weekend. 77 40ft buses and 19 cutaways. This officially finishes off the 2002/2003 Gilligs and all but a handful of the 2005-2008 Nabis.

https://www.proxibid.com/National-Auction-Company/Broward-County-Fleet-Services-Bus-Auction/event-catalog/199132

I did find out through the South Florida Transit facebook page, all 77 of the buses sold in the April auction were purchased by EG Used Truck Parts in Opa-Locka. This is a well known bus scrapper in South Florida. They scrap a lot of Miami-Dade Transit and local school buses.

Sad to see since I know some of those older Gilligs were still in running condition.

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On 3/13/2021 at 9:49 PM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

The 2020 New Flyer XD60s are now in revenue service this week. All of the units has Voith D864.6 Transmissions except for 2018 and 2020 Gillig BRT Diesel buses according to Marcos A.R and Transit PLUS+ on YouTube. @Chao-Hwa Chen had falsely edited the wrong information for 2018 And 2020 Gilligs that has Allison B400R Transmissions on CPTDB Wiki and he forgets to edit that 2018 Gillig were the last buses to be delivered in the 2006-18 Brezze Livery and 2020-present livery on newer Gilligs. 

Already corrected them. Thank you.

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A few more pictures of the BCT proterras have been posted by BCT on twitter.

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Also, the 2005 nabis have been confirmed retired. These were the last active BCT buses from the bee line livery era. The oldest active buses are now the 5 remaining 2007 nabis.

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11 hours ago, Glennwood Road Ent. said:

Thanks for the info  @richard_carrera11and are these parts for sale or nearest offer and did Broward County Transit get their funding  from the scrap yard in Opa-Locka for electric buses yet?

No. These buses got auctioned off from a auction site and EG Used Truck Parts buys them and scraps them he also buys buses from Miami-Dade Transit And Palm Beach

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