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Breaking News!!!! 

Miami-Dade Transit additional 140 order #20187-20232 are 2020 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 CNGs and they are in the process of delivery as of last month including 2021 # 21101-21195.

 

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And by the way, Miami Dade Transit is getting 33 Proterra ZX5 Electric Bus by next summer after the Covid-19 pandemic passes over and they had electric bus demo from this past October. 

https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2020/10/21/part-of-new-electric-bus-fleet-reserved-for-sr-836/

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(Photo credit goes to Miami-Dade County Department of Public Works and Transportation) 

And all of 1982-86 Budd UTV trains are retired now. 

 

FL: After a new mayor takes over, Miami-Dade getting a new transit director, too

https://www.masstransitmag.com/management/news/21203312/fl-after-a-new-mayor-takes-over-miamidade-getting-a-new-transit-director-too

 

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LSF shuttles, the company that is contracted to operate some MDT routes, has apparently bought at least one (possibly more) 29ft gillig BRT from madison county transit.

It has been painted into the MDT livery, which means it will likely be used on LSF contracted MDT routes.

Credit to the person that posted the tweet.

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11 hours ago, H4 5600 said:

LSF shuttles, the company that is contracted to operate some MDT routes, has apparently bought at least one (possibly more) 29ft gillig BRT from madison county transit.

It has been painted into the MDT livery, which means it will likely be used on LSF contracted MDT routes.

Credit to the person that posted the tweet.

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How old are those buses?

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5 hours ago, H4 5600 said:

2010-2012, not sure of the fleet number so i dont know the exact year.

According to cschnur15, he spotted some of the old 30 footer Madison County Transit buses when Miami-Dade Transit bought what it looks to be 3006, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3018, 3025, 3030, 3032, and 3037, someone spotted a unknown 2012 and 3011 at a Miami contractor's yard. They are 8 - 10 years old. 

Here's the link to Ex-Madison County Transit 30XX from HOUExplorer on YouTube:

8:32; the bus was still at the Contractor's yard

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On 12/29/2020 at 1:57 PM, H4 5600 said:

LSF shuttles, the company that is contracted to operate some MDT routes, has apparently bought at least one (possibly more) 29ft gillig BRT from madison county transit.

It has been painted into the MDT livery, which means it will likely be used on LSF contracted MDT routes.

Credit to the person that posted the tweet.

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So what are the contracted routes?

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On 12/29/2020 at 4:53 PM, H4 5600 said:

2010-2012, not sure of the fleet number so i dont know the exact year.

This particular unit looks to be a 2012 judging by the skid plate under the service door.  It's probably 3025 or a high 3030. Because they bought quite a few from the Manheim Auction in St. Louis which is where MCT took them when there time was up.  

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Upon further checking of vins on MyCarFax and the Illinois title and vin look up, I found that the contractor bought the following 3003, 3004, 3006, 3007 3010, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3017, 3018 ,3019 , 3020, 3024, 3025, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3035, 3036,and 3037.

 

3003-3004, 3006-3007, 3010-3012, 3014, 3017 and 3018 are 2010 models.

3019, 3020, and 3024 are 2011 models.

And 3025, 3028-3033, 3035-3037 are 2012 models.

 

Quite a few were great buses and will be missed, most served our county great for the 9 1/2- 8 years we had them.  Hope they get taken care of. 

 

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2 hours ago, cschnur15 said:

Upon further checking of vins on MyCarFax and the Illinois title and vin look up, I found that the contractor bought the following 3003, 3004, 3006, 3007 3010, 3011, 3012, 3014, 3017, 3018 ,3019 , 3020, 3024, 3025, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3035, 3036,and 3037.

 

3003-3004, 3006-3007, 3010-3012, 3014, 3017 and 3018 are 2010 models.

3019, 3020, and 3024 are 2011 models.

And 3025, 3028-3033, 3035-3037 are 2012 models.

 

Quite a few were great buses and will be missed, most served our county great for the 9 1/2- 8 years we had them.  Hope they get taken care of. 

 

Also add 3008, a 2010 model,  and 3021 a 2011 model...  You Voith fans in Miami will easily be able to spot  3008, 3011, 3012, 3019, and 3021!  

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15 hours ago, richard_carrera11 said:

Well Monday afternoon 3 MCI motorcoahes were retired not from fire but due to age 06701,06706,06713 credit goes to the owners for these pictures 

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Are all replaced with used Late 2000s MCI D4500CT from Go Transit with Luminator Horizon headsigns yet

And they were formerly used on Route 34 Busway MAX (originally intended to be placed on 175 express Western Broward County when it did not work out) Route until in 2015 they were transferred to I-95 Express Routes 

 

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They were replaced with New Flyers 18198-18199 18208-18214

7 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

Are all replaced with used Late 2000s MCI D4500CT from Go Transit with Luminator Horizon headsigns yet

And they were formerly used on Route 34 Busway MAX (originally intended to be placed on 175 express Western Broward County when it did not work out) Route until in 2015 they were transferred to I-95 Express Routes 

 

All of them are now retired 06701-06713 RIP MCI 2006-2021

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5 minutes ago, richard_carrera11 said:

They were replaced with New Flyers 18198-18199 18208-18214

All of them are now retired 06701-06713 RIP MCI 2006-2021

How many DD50 series buses remain in service?

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On 1/1/2021 at 4:50 PM, cschnur15 said:

Also add 3008, a 2010 model,  and 3021 a 2011 model...  You Voith fans in Miami will easily be able to spot  3008, 3011, 3012, 3019, and 3021!  

All of the units are in revenue service now cschnur15 and the tip in windows for all units are contracted by LSF and they are used on L, S and 120 Lines for Miami-dade Transit. The tip in windows and seats are very different from the rest of Miami Dade Transit common buses without the tip in windows. Hopes the fleet numbers will be renumbered to 5 digits for 103XX, 113XX and 123XX series. They are wrapped in Blue and green Light and retained the white scheme. 

 

Video is courtesy of Transit +PLUS of YouTube 

On 1/14/2021 at 6:56 AM, richard_carrera11 said:

They were replaced with New Flyers 18198-18199 18208-18214

All of them are now retired 06701-06713 RIP MCI 2006-2021

Are the new flyers 18198-18199 18208-18214 units built in Suburban or Transit Configuration for the 175 Express to Western Broward County routes 

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On 1/14/2021 at 6:56 AM, richard_carrera11 said:

They were replaced with New Flyers 18198-18199 18208-18214

All of them are now retired 06701-06713 RIP MCI 2006-2021

And America's Transportation/Safeguard has acquired used early/late-2000s MCI D4500s, D4500CLs and D4500CTs from GO Transit (Government of Ontario) in Toronto, Canada and 4 2000 MCI D4500s from Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus from Summer 2020 during the first/second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic for Express routes behalf of Miami-dade Transit. Some of the units have Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Engines and the others has Caterpillar C13 Engines. Original fleet numbers are unknown at this time.  Luminator Horizon headsigns are not really common in Miami-dade County compared to TwinVision LeDot filpdot, Amber LED, Chroma and Smart Series headsigns except for the filpdot Luminator Max, and MAX2000 Headsigns from the 1980s to 1990s.

Video credit goes to Transit +PLUS of YouTube. This is 2007-08 unit with the Caterpillar C13 engines. 

And the Miami-dade Transit's own MCIs were retrofitted with driver barriers around Summer 2020 when all of the units were out of service. 

Did the  MCI 067XX series units will be preserved for the Historical Fleet collection for the bus museum yet including Flxibles, RTS, Ikarus 436.04, NABI 416.11, 40-LFW.02/17 and NABI 30-LFN after the Covid-19 pandemic passes over? 

On 1/14/2021 at 7:35 AM, richard_carrera11 said:

23 Still remain in service 7 02100s 3 03100s 13 04100s  with a additional 7 in the consistency fleet 04103,04196 are getting cannibalized getting a grand total of 38

Did you have any photos of Miami-dade Transit 9801 in the Historic fleet yet in the original paint scheme 

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10 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

And America's Transportation/Safeguard has acquired used early/late-2000s MCI D4500s, D4500CLs and D4500CTs from GO Transit (Government of Ontario) in Toronto, Canada from Summer 2020 during the first/second wave of COVID-19 Pandemic for Express routes behalf of Miami-dade Transit. Some of the units have Detroit Diesel Series 60 EGR Engines and the others has Caterpillar C13 Engines. Original fleet numbers are unknown at this time.  Luminator Horizon headsigns are not really common in Miami-dade County compared to TwinVision LeDot filpdot, Amber LED, Chroma and Smart Series headsigns except for the filpdot Luminator Max, and MAX2000 Headsigns from the 1980s to 1990s.

Video credit goes to Transit +PLUS of YouTube. This is 2007-08 unit with the Caterpillar C13 engines. 

And the Miami-dade Transit's own MCIs were retrofitted with driver barriers around Summer 2020 when all of the units were out of service. 

Did the  MCI 067XX series units will be preserved for the Historical Fleet collection for the bus museum yet including Flxibles, RTS, Ikarus 436.04, NABI 416.11, 40-LFW.02/17 and NABI 30-LFN after the Covid-19 pandemic passes over? 

Did you have any photos of Miami-dade Transit 9801 in the Historic fleet yet in the original paint scheme 

9801 was sold and scrapped in 2012 

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