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The suspension is excellent, VERY smooth ride, and it took the bumps like champ. With the corridor getting resurfaced for the new SbX, the ride should be as a smooth as a car(if not smoother) from the VA in Loma Linda to Cal State San Bernardino.

Overall an excellent bus. New Flyer really out did themselves with this bus.

Nice, I am jealous...

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Fellow forum mates, I am featured on the Omnitrans Sbx facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/omnitrans.sbx

I'm the African American in red shirt/brown pants of the Civil Engineering Tour group pictures.(I'm a civil engineering student at Cal Poly Pomona)

Not only got a tour of the facility, but a first hand tour of the entire SbX Corridor, while riding the new XN60's!!!

Nice to have been a part of the tour.

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The suspension is excellent, VERY smooth ride, and it took the bumps like champ. With the corridor getting resurfaced for the new SbX, the ride should be as a smooth as a car(if not smoother) from the VA in Loma Linda to Cal State San Bernardino.

Overall an excellent bus. New Flyer really out did themselves with this bus.

Thanks for sharing, Zeke!

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The SBX line that will connect San Bernardino & Loma Linda will have bus only lanes in some sections that will be used for faster travel. Looks kinda like a freeway HOV/Carpool Lane.

As of January 2014, most of the stations have been completed. The only things remaining are fixing broken pavement & installing the sensors to the traffic signals. The downtown transitcenter is also being constructed. Omnitrans will also be testing the articulated buses on the completed bus lanes and stations.

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The SBX line that will connect San Bernardino & Loma Linda will have bus only lanes in some sections that will be used for faster travel. Looks kinda like a freeway HOV/Carpool Lane.

As of January 2014, most of the stations have been completed. The only things remaining are fixing broken pavement & installing the sensors to the traffic signals. The downtown transitcenter is also being constructed. Omnitrans will also be testing the articulated buses on the completed bus lanes and stations.

Not for nothing, but the double-yellow line separating the traffic lane from the bus lane is illegal, unless the buses are running opposite direction.

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It says on the website that the BRT might be ready to start operating in late March or early April. Some platform stations already have the machines and LED signs installed.

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Not for nothing, but the double-yellow line separating the traffic lane from the bus lane is illegal, unless the buses are running opposite direction.

If that were illegal then the carpool lanes wouldn't have that setup either.

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If that were illegal then the carpool lanes wouldn't have that setup either.

They should be double WHITE lines under the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is the law when it comes to road markings and signage. Failure to follow the MUTCD can result in loss of federal funding, and they are enforced as CalTrans found out after a court fight.

Section 3D.02E.

Contiguous (left-hand side) preferential lane—the longitudinal pavement markings for a full-time

or part-time preferential lane on the left-hand side of and contiguous to the other travel lanes shall

consist of a normal solid single yellow line at the left-hand edge of the preferential travel lane(s) and

one of the following at the right-hand edge of the preferential travel lane(s):

1. A wide solid double white lane line where crossing is prohibited (see Drawing A in Figure 3D-3).

2. A wide solid single white lane line where crossing is discouraged (see Drawing B in Figure 3D-3).

3. A wide solid single white lane line where crossing is permitted (see Drawing C in Figure 3D-3).

See http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2009r1r2/pdf_index.htm Part 3, page number 415 through 423

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Double-Yellow lines delineate the limit of public roadway, and also signal no passing permitted

White fog-line sets the delineation for bus lane, considered a separate roadway.

Center yellow lines designate travel direction.

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Actually, before caltrans was forced to switch to double whites(frankly, this only really applies to interstates. For state route freeways like CA-91 or CA 60, etc Caltrans could do whatever the heck they want), you will notice there is a white line to the left of the double yellow(like the sbX lanes in the picture.) For years, this is how caltrans got away with double yellow on HOV lanes, because technically the traffic inside the lane is to the left of a white line, not a double yellow. Frankly, I actually like the double yellow better as it makes the lane more visible. Omnitrans can get away with it, because this isn't a federally maintained highway so who cares?

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Actually, before caltrans was forced to switch to double whites(frankly, this only really applies to interstates. For state route freeways like CA-91 or CA 60, etc Caltrans could do whatever the heck they want), you will notice there is a white line to the left of the double yellow(like the sbX lanes in the picture.) For years, this is how caltrans got away with double yellow on HOV lanes, because technically the traffic inside the lane is to the left of a white line, not a double yellow. Frankly, I actually like the double yellow better as it makes the lane more visible. Omnitrans can get away with it, because this isn't a federally maintained highway so who cares?

Actually it applies to any road, not just Interstate and US Highways. CalTrans is not the only transpostation department that found that, even on the local level.

From Section 1 of the MUTCD

"This Manual contains the basic principles that govern the design and use of traffic control devices for all

streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel (see definition in Section 1A.13) regardless

of type or class or the public agency, official, or owner having jurisdiction."

also see 23 CFR 655.603

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Omnitrans Awards New Flyer a Contract for up to 217 Xcelsior® Buses

Looks like firm order for 15 XN40's with 202 options are eligible for execution by seven other participating California transit agencies including: Culver City, Elk Grove, Montebello, Torrance, Stanislaus, Sunline Transit and UC Davis.

http://www.newflyer.com/index/omnitrans-awards-new-flyer-a-contract-for-up-to-217-xcelsiori-buses

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On 9/29/2015 at 9:36 PM, TheAverageJoe said:

Omnitrans Awards New Flyer a Contract for up to 217 Xcelsior® Buses

Looks like firm order for 15 XN40's with 202 options are eligible for execution by seven other participating California transit agencies including: Culver City, Elk Grove, Montebello, Torrance, Stanislaus, Sunline Transit and UC Davis.

http://www.newflyer.com/index/omnitrans-awards-new-flyer-a-contract-for-up-to-217-xcelsiori-buses

Culver City, Elk Grove, Torrance, UC Davis for sure took out options on this order.

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On 1/14/2019 at 3:05 PM, newflyerxn40 said:

It's confirmed that Omnitrans 0101-0127 are John Deere 8.1 powered. 

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Are these repowered from Cummins C-Gas Plus engines according to Wikipedia 

According to Wikipedia  the Omnitrans 700-723 1996-97 Orion V CNG (05.501) were originally powered by Cummins L10G and were repowered with C8.3G engines

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnitrans

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On October 10, 2019 at 7:02 PM, Esteban099009 said:

Does anybody know what the Omnitrans got Battery-Electric bus?

Not yet. I don't think there is any plans of them getting electric buses yet. 

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Spotted a NFI Omnitrans bus heading West down the 401 highway in Ontario Canada towards Toronto , couldn't get the unit # though

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