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A second 2005 new flyer has been on the road as a training bus 2522 looks to be in perfect condition 

COTA's wiki is in a bad need of updating and here's what i know. I am trying to contact COTA to get more information and verify what i know ALL 1999 Novabus LFS and 2001 New FLyer D40LF buses are re

Update about 2401 & 2402 sent to CATA: 2401 is confirmed as the parts bus based on OMSIMattHowell's Youtube video but apparantly it was originally going to be 634 before something happened. 2

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Update to ford transit van roster Fleet numbers: 1861 - 1878 spotted 1878 parked outside my house. of coarse my iPod has to die on me before i get a picture 😕

 

also 2401 status with CATA is unknown.

2402 is confirmed active as 632 with CATA

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Update about 2401 & 2402 sent to CATA: 2401 is confirmed as the parts bus based on OMSIMattHowell's Youtube video but apparantly it was originally going to be 634 before something happened.

2402 is confirmed to be 632 

 

also 2401 - 2403 had an old school Stop request light in the front. the 2100s, 2300s, 2500s, 2404 and 2405 didnt have those. the last buses to have those were either the 1993 flxibles or the 1995 flxibles (i'm not too sure)

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Update for the Ford transit vans:
been meaning to pass this on but the fleet numbers for the ford transit vans are 1861-1878 i haven't seen an 1879 yet and definitely have not seen any higher than that.

Evidence

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You can use this photo if you want until someone gets a better photo.

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On 2/25/2019 at 7:56 PM, alexb320 said:

A few pictures of 2019 New Flyer XN40 #1901 were uploaded to Flickr by Darius Pinkston. A real sharp looking bus.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/153011359@N03/47210983231/in/faves-78648329@N02/

 

Bus 1901 has entered service now... Sadly didn't get a chance to catch it 😕

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 9:56 AM, Cotabus said:

Everyone get your camaras and get your last rides on the 2008 and 2009 Gilligs this is really the nail on the coffin 

A hand full of the 2800s are still in service. One was chasing 1904 on friday. Havn't seen the baby 2800 gilligs though. 1924 still had some new bus smell when i rode it Friday.

 

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Bus 1314 was breifly taken out of service after being hit by stray bullets on 6/10. Bus was back in service on 6/14 with one of the bullet holes still present. no one on the bus was hurt.

 

 

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COTA has another batch of ford transit vans hitting the road: Spotted 1965 yesterday while on the Cmax in mainstream livery

also either 1876 was re branded for the new COTA Plus Service or was the pilot for said program. Photo is from COTA's twitter

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also Random 28XX and 29XX units have receved new tires in recent weeks.

 

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Another COTA bus has been involved in an accident Thursday and is likely a potential write off. 1513 was hit by an SUV and then crashed into a house. The damage to the bus doesn't look to serious but I bet this one will be written off. The Driver of the SUV was found at fault for the accident and also tried to flee the scene. The COTA Driver, the single passenger, and the people in the house all had minor injuries.

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COTA is about to auction off more vehicles. Select baby Gilligs from 2008 and 1 from 2009 are going to be auctioned off along with a number of chevy cutaways

Auction is going to be on October 12

https://www.cota.com/initiatives/auctions/

 

   VEHICLES

               2008 Gillig Diesel 30’ Low Floor Transit Coaches (5)

               2009 Gillig Diesel 30’ Low Floor Transit Coach

               2011 Chevrolet C-4500 Champion Cutaway (4)

               2012 Chevrolet C-4500 Champion Cutaway (9)

               2013 Chevrolet C-4500 Champion Cutaway (7)

               2014 Chevrolet C-4500 Champion Cutaway (3)

               2014 VPG MV-1 Mobility Vehicle

 

also 1513 was spotted back in service

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