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12 hours ago, MAX BRT said:

NABI buses are no longer being built. The factory in Alabama produces Xcelsiors now. Where did they come from?

Those buses were originally built for Broward County, but were rejected. Miami-Dade, after a lot of foot dragging, bought the 15 NABIs which were supposed to go to Broward.

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16 hours ago, ctrabs74 said:

Those buses were originally built for Broward County, but were rejected. Miami-Dade, after a lot of foot dragging, bought the 15 NABIs which were supposed to go to Broward.

Ok, thanks!

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On 12/19/2016 at 3:15 AM, Blue Bus Fan said:

Miami-Dade Transit is considering getting rid of a light rail plan due the costs in favour of extending MetroRail on the street:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article120723273.html

It seems that no one quoted in the article noticed that Metrorail is a third-rail system, which kind of precludes street-running.  But having lived down here for 18 years, I am rarely surprised about the lack of knowledge about things transit-related.  :wacko:

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For those in Miami: has MDT received the prototype Karsan CNG bus? Or any bus of the up to 300 buses they were to receive?

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On 12/22/2016 at 3:12 PM, ADB said:

For those in Miami: has MDT received the prototype Karsan CNG bus? Or any bus of the up to 300 buses they were to receive?

Nope the Karsan bus is no longer involved and no prototype isn't scheduled to arrive until 2018

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On 2/24/2017 at 0:19 AM, Transit man2015 said:

Newflyer won the CNG order of 300 buses 

Arriving Mid-March 5 diesel Gillig buses 10 more Hybrid Artics are due from Newflyer later this year and then we make the transition over to CNG 

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https://www.newflyer.com/rss/812-new-flyer-to-build-300-xcelsior®-natural-gas-transit-buses-for-miami-dade-transit-as-part-of-a-unique-public–private-collaboration

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Miami-Dade's willingness to invest in "test fleets" is interesting.

It even goes back to the Flxible days... when their 1993 order consisted of three different variations of Flx Metros. Different engine/fuel combos... CNG, LNG, Cummins, Detroit, etc.

What's up with Miami-Dade and Gillig?

They've purchased more than one small orders of Gilligs -- and now they have a quantity order with New Flyer.

Can I (please!) accept this as evidence that they're not exactly enamored with Gillig? B)

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19 hours ago, Border City Transit said:

Miami-Dade's willingness to invest in "test fleets" is interesting.

It even goes back to the Flxible days... when their 1993 order consisted of three different variations of Flx Metros. Different engine/fuel combos... CNG, LNG, Cummins, Detroit, etc.

What's up with Miami-Dade and Gillig?

They've purchased more than one small orders of Gilligs -- and now they have a quantity order with New Flyer.

Can I (please!) accept this as evidence that they're not exactly enamored with Gillig? B)

Miami-Dade just accepts the lowest compliant bidder

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