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The End Results of the Auction today:

2008/2009 Gilligs That Were Auctioned off today

2008s: 2831 (non running, became a parts bus), 2832, 28342835, 2837, 2838, 2839 (Received new engine cover prior to auction)

2009: 2934 (has a wasp nest in the exhaust pipe, first 2009 gillig to be retired)

 

Chevy/Champion Cutaways

2011s: 1168, 1169 (Non running), 1176 (Non running, parts missing), 1179 (non running)

2012s: 1262 (involved in an accident, non running), 1265 (Non running), 1268 (non running, parts missing), 1271127212741276, 1277 (My photo of this bus got corrupt), 1280 (Non running)

2013s: 13621363136413651366 (Non running), 1369

 

2014 MV1s 

1477, 1480

 

Inactive/retired units (these were in the same yard as the auction buses but they were not for auction. All 2007 gilligs are retired though some still remain on COTA property and a good number of the 2800s are inactive though some are still in service. The buses listed below are inactive and may be privately sold off or are in the contingency fleet

2702, 2703, 2710, 2723, 2802, 2820, 2814 (Might be parting out??, very far left of photo) , 2933

 

all photos were taken by me and can be found here: https://www.deviantart.com/tape-city/gallery/57747064/cota-buses 

I give my permission for the CPTDB to use any of the photos i have posted past, present and future in the wiki.

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I can say that 9 Buses from COTA were sold to TARC however i can only identify 2931 in the photos posted on tarc's twitter page. I can see another 29ft gillig and what appear to be some of the 2007 35ft gilligs but i cant see any fleet numbers based on these photos.

Evidence:

also based on my own observations 2833, 2836 and 2840 are the only 2008 29ft gilligs left in active service. all information posted in my auction posts is correct but only 1 bus was entered in. also can confirm that 2718 and 2719 are up with CATA now too.

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Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. 2840 and 2829 continues to be active. I plan to search for more 28xx’s today and will update later today on the results of my search.

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The only 2 28xx’s buses I can confirm active are 2829(31) and 2840 (31) I possibly seen 2814 and 2808 however this was after sunset so I couldn’t completely see the numbers unfortunately also riding on my first XN40 right now 

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1013 is out of service following a crash on 1/26/2020 the car caught on fire following the accident but the bus was not damaged by fire. The accident damage is expected to be repaired and the bus should return to service 

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Can confirm 1701 was converted for use on the Air Connect. Spotted it last week downtown

 

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Recently spotted 2020 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 2011 and a sticker on the front of the bus said Project Bus Out Of Service

I was unable to take a picture due to rain and Bus was going to fast will try to get picture at some point if I see the bus again

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Spotted bus 2009 in service yesterday as I got sunburnt yesterday waiting on the 24. Not the best pic as it caught me by surprise.

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On 6/13/2020 at 8:51 PM, MCTAbus said:

Spotted bus 2009 in service yesterday as I got sunburnt yesterday waiting on the 24. Not the best pic as it caught me by surprise.

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it appears COTA has received at least half of the 2020 XN40s mainly running on the 5  6 7 8 9 10 and CMAX. There has also been an increases in the older advantage and hybrid use on many North side routes.

I found out 2011 is a project bus for a test of placing a bus at the YMCA on Karl Rd and turning it into a WiFi Hotspot for the neighborhood to use 

Evidence:

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